From the beginning of creation

A pastoral letter from the bishops of New Zealand to young New Zealanders Dear Kiwis of Generation Y. As the people who entered adulthood in this...

Human trafficking a reality in NZ waters

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — University of Auckland researchers have concluded that many Indonesian crew on Korean chartered fishing vessels in New Zealand waters are...

Puhoi link to German tragedy described

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — Fr Jack Ward’s act of reconciliation in Bremen (NZ Catholic, July 15) impressed reader Helen Moverley of Auckland. In an...

A Jesuit journey for law academic

by JUSTIN GLYN SYDNEY — I was born in what is now Namibia and grew up in South Africa. Although I was baptised an Anglican,...

Bible in Schools gets congregation’s backing

by NZ CATHOLIC staff HAMILTON — A Bible in Schools programme in Hamilton is working fine, and there’s no need to change it, according to...

Stronger, higher, faster path to sainthood

by BETH DOHERTY SYDNEY — “You are what you eat,” said evangelist Martha Fernandez-Sardina as she addressed the 400-strong crowd at PROCLAIM 2012: the first...

Auckland diocesan priests get together

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — Auckland’s diocesan priests undoubtedly enjoy the company of their religious confreres, but they still enjoyed getting together on their own...

Archbishop rules out mini-missal for Wellington

by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — Archbishop John Dew of Wellington has ruled out the use of a small spiral-bound version of the new missal by...

Catholic women inspired by Mary’s example

by ANNE LUMB NEW PLYMOUTH — More than 140 Catholic Women’s League members were encouraged to express love in action after the example of Our...

Pro-life victory on Auckland campus

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — An attempt to disaffiliate a pro-life club from the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) has failed by a considerable margin. In...

Survival is Bethlehem University’s miracle

by KATE MAHONY WELLINGTON — Every day, students at Bethlehem University in Palestine Occupied Territories face a barrage of barriers on their way to and...

NZ liturgy director returns to parish life

by MICHAEL OTTO HAMILTON — The director of the National Liturgy Office, Fr Trevor Murray, has stepped aside from this role to return to...

Family celebrate success by degrees

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — This year is doubly special for Arthur and Maretta Solomon of Mangere. Not only is it 50 years since the...

MP Maggie Barry fears euthanasia vote will be close

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Former broadcaster Maggie Barry, who is dead-set against any move to legalise euthanasia in New Zealand, has warned that a...

Candidate for Auckland diaconate dies suddenly

by PETER GRACE WAITARUKE — One of 14 men trained and formed for the diaconate for Auckland diocese, Russell Larkin of Waitaruke, died on August...

‘Oldest’ parish priest dies with his boots on

by KATHLEEN CASEY CHRISTCHURCH — The pastor believed to be New Zealand’s oldest Catholic parish priest has been promoted. At age 92, Msgr Tom Power...

Sex education seen as a social movement in NZ

by MICHAEL OTTO As a doctor, Dr Miriam Grossman’s biggest challenge is not dangerous diseases, but dangerous ideas. And some very dangerous ideas underpin the ideology...

ProLife club wins the day in vote at university

by PETER GRACE ProLife Auckland is thanking supporters for ensuring the upholding of free speech, and that it is able to continue as an affiliated...

New monsignor appointed in Dunedin

by NZ CATHOLIC staff DUNEDIN — Pope Benedict XVI has conferred the title of Chaplain of Honour on Fr John Harrison, meaning he will be...

100 up for Marist legend Chalky Duggan

by LYNDSAY FREER Reverend Dr George Duggan, a priest of the Society of Mary (Marist Fathers) will celebrated his 100th birthday on July 3. Affectionately know...

Pre-marriage programme, Commit, comes to Christchurch

by PETER GRACE CHRISTCHURCH — After nearly two years of use in one diocese, a New Zealand-made pre-marriage programme is expanding its reach. Commit was developed...

New chaplain for large Filipino community

by ROMY UDANGA AUCKLAND — The thousands of Catholic Filipinos residing in the diocese of Auckland have a new chaplain. Fr Elmer Dimarucut, MSP, himself...

Young environmentalists go native

by NZ CATHOLIC staff RICHMOND — Catholic pupils turned out ready to work on Sunday June 10 in the Tasman District. St Paul’s Catholic School had...

Catholic religious elect new leadership team

ADELAIDE — About 140 leaders of religious institutes and lay partners gathered in Adelaide from 26-29 June for the 36th national assembly of Catholic...

Jubilee celebrations in Mt Wellington

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — A week of novenas and Masses prepared the way for jubilee celebrations at St Bernadette’s parish in Mt Wellington last...

18 European Union nations represented at Mass

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — European Union diplomats, politicians and other dignitaries had front-row seats at Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Auckland on June...

National writing competition looks to Vatican II

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — The focus for the 2012 religious writing competition organised by the Knights of the Southern Cross is on the...

Voice for Life song contest to be in Auckland

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — The fifth Voice for Life National Pro-Life Songwriting Contest will be held in Auckland in November, organiser Don Brebner...

Valuable networking takes place at Lay Witness Congress

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — About a dozen Catholic lay organisations came together on May 19 to learn more about the work they all do. The...

Thames weekly pro-life protest braves winter chill

by MICHAEL OTTO THAMES — The mornings might be frosty of late, but the spirit of about a dozen sidewalk pro-life witnesses in Thames is...