Group makes new push for euthanasia

by NZ CATHOLIC staff CHRISTCHURCH — Right to Life says that it has come to their attention that the Volunteer Euthanasia Society has created a...

New entity hoped for from Aubert Home’s closure

by SUE SECONI WANGANUI — About 450 friends, religious sisters, former staff and others associated with the Aubert Home of Compassion in Wanganui gathered around...

Marriage a call for the good of Christian society

by JULIA DU FRESNE It’s years since I formed the dearest friendship of my life, with a man who’s gay. He’s gone from me now...

Ethically compromised vaccines named

by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — Australian researchers have listed ethically compromised vaccines for rubella, polio, chickenpox, shingles, hepatitis A and rabies available in New Zealand,...

Ignorance of faith risks creating cafeteria Catholics, Pope warns

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Ignorance of the faith puts Christians at risk of following a "do-it-yourself" religion, Pope Benedict XVI said. People need to become...

Much-loved Invercargill organist remembered

by PAT VELTKAMP SMITH INVERCARGILL — Marie Seymour Searle played the organ at St Mary’s Basilica in Invercargill for 70 years — and stopped about...

News-making school sticks to Church line

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WHANGAREI — A Catholic college, from which a teacher lost his job after supporting a protest about same-sex marriage, has emphasised...

Vibrant message of love at Lifefest

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — You have got to pray, rapped out the rapping priest Fr Stan Fortuna, CFR, to young people at the Lifefest...

Australian archbishop: Same-sex marriage dismantles key institution

PERTH, Australia (CNS) — Same-sex "marriage" is not an extension of marriage rights but a dismantling of an institution on which the well-being of...

Goodness comes from the Christchurch rubble

by KATHLEEN CASEY CHRISTCHURCH — On the Nazareth House site in Christchurch there’s a lot of space, a digger and truck amid remaining rubble and...

Judge’s decision leaves disabled with a disturbing message

AUCKLAND — In mid-September, Auckland boat-builder Evans Mott was convicted and discharged at the High Court in Auckland after pleading guilty to assisting the...

Mission Sisters continue their 150 years celebrations

by CARMEL COLE AUCKLAND — Celebrations throughout New Zealand marking 150 years of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Mission...

Helping young people discover God in their lives

by LYNDSAY FREER AUCKLAND — Logos was founded in 2000 by the Society of Mary as a Marist Youth Development organisation, and became a...

Wrong electoral choice can jeopardise your soul, bishop cautions

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (CWN) — Strongly criticising provisions of the Democratic Party platform, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield warned that “a vote for a candidate...

Bishop clarifies statement on admin costs

by MICHAEL OTTO PALMERSTON NORTH — The Bishop of Palmerston North, Bishop Charles Drennan, says his recent remarks about Church spending priorities should not be...

Shelter for the soul at Amsterdam youth hostel

by ANGELA PYKE Travelling overseas is exciting. It is filled with new experiences, people, customs, religions, languages, food and time zones. This can be overwhelming,...

Young Aussies to call for end to detention of children

CANBERRA (CathNews) — A coalition of young people is banding together to call for an end to immigration detention of children. From September 28, young...

Tiny figures revealed in iconic image’s eyes

MEXICO (EWTN) — A Peruvian expert who has been studying the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico for 34 years, says the...

NZ archbishop named as one of 36 ‘synod fathers’

VATICAN CITY (CWN) — The Archbishop of Wellington, John Dew, is one of 36 prelates named by Pope Benedict XVI to take part in...

Care for wellbeing part of government’s role, says Caritas

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — All levels of government must be good stewards of public funds, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has told a select...

New study confirms marriage easily best for children

WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews.com) — A new study shows marriage is good for children’s material prosperity, as well as their emotional and spiritual growth. “The United...

Young Catholic women get their gold awards

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — One Catholic school was represented among a dozen at an awards ceremony at Government House in Auckland on September 1. Thirty-one...

Priest masters the ABC of parish visiting

by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — Upper Hutt parish priest Fr Ron Bennett is on track to visit all 1250 homes of Catholic families in his...

US Catholic parish in gun buyback

DETROIT (CNS) — An gun buyback programme conducted by the Detroit Police Department at a westside Detroit Catholic parish netted 365 guns. Among the weapons...

Three Sisters feature in new NZ film

by PETER GRACE HIRUHARAMA — A New Zealand film released on August 23 focuses on three Sisters of Compassion and the local community at Jerusalem...

Responding to the call for 181 years

by MARJORIE DAWSON PALMERSTON NORTH — Bishops, priests and people from the diocese of Palmerston North gathered at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit on...

First NZ Mass anniversary a focus for Year of Faith

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Pilgrimages to the Hokianga in 2013 to mark the 175th anniversary of the first Mass said in New Zealand, an...

Priest urges Catholics to love the Church, warts and all

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — An Auckland priest, Msgr David Tonks, has challenged Catholics disillusioned with the Church not to split away into a merely...

Young people challenged to follow the Master

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Having the heart of Jesus and trying to be like him is the essence of being a disciple of the...

Edith Stein’s unlikely path to Catholicism

by MARIE ROSS When we think of saints, we may conjure up an image of other-worldly types, somewhat divorced from reality and prone to mystical...