Printing error delays NZ’s new translation

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — The new translation of the Roman Missal will not be introduced in New Zealand on the first Sunday of...

Catholic social services go back to the future

by LYNDSAY FREER AUCKLAND — For some years the social services agency of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland has been known as Catholic Family and...

Bush work no sweat for 93-year-old

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Roye Hammond is 93 years of age and still swings a pick and shovel with a vigour that would put...

The pragmatic case against euthanasia

The following is a presentation by Nathaniel Centre director John Kleinsman at the St John’s Public Issues Forum, held at St John’s-in-the-City (Presbyterian) Conference...

Churches ponder options after insurer withdraws

by MICHAEL OTTO CHRISTCHURCH — A major insurer of Church buildings will not write any new insurance cover against earthquakes in New Zealand from December...

Powerhouse priest guided young Kiwis

by MICHAEL MORRISSEY A man of medium height and of strong muscular build, in his mid 30s, is bounding up — or down — the...

School fair, Balmoral

Nov. 5: Good Shepherd school fair, Saturday November 5 from 10am, 30 Telford Ave, Balmoral. Lots of family fun and stalls.

Faith lived under apartheid

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — The contrast between apartheid-era South Africa and New Zealand is still striking for NZ Catholic’s advertising manager Dennis Augustine. Mr Augustine...

NZ bishop criticises new English of Mass

by PETER GRACE A potentially controversial opinion piece by the Bishop of Dunedin, Bishop Colin Campbell, was published in The Tablet (UK) on September 17. In...

Ngaio church sold, then leased back

by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — Having sold a parish church, Khandallah parishioners are set to move straight back into it. St John’s Church in Ngaio...

Wanaka pupils create seasonal saga

by MICHAEL OTTO WANAKA — Ten students at Holy Family School, Wanaka, have been writing and drawing to highlight the meaning of Christmas. The fruit of...

Kiwi Party joins forces with Conservative Party

by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — The Kiwi Party will not stand candidates under its own banner in the General Election, but is encouraging members to...

Different faiths to pray together in NZ

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — A multi-faith prayer service will be held in all of New Zealand’s Catholic dioceses to mark the 25th anniversary...

Feast of first Filipino saint celebrated

by ROMY UDANGA AUCKLAND — Close to 400 Catholic Filipinos celebrated the feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila and his companions at the Star...

‘Mass is boring — I don’t want to go’

John Henry Newman once remarked that the Church hierarchy considered all converts dangerous. As a temperamentally disputatious ex-Methodist, I am sensitive to the charge and...

Search on for new Missionz national director

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — The search for a new national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies/Missionz (PMS) has begun. Fr Paul Shannahan, SM, made...

Aussie invite for Kiwis in Rome

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — New Zealand and Oceania Catholic visitors to Rome have been invited to make use of Domus Australia, the pilgrim...

Christ’s mercy a turning point for former atheist

by KATHLEEN CASEY CHRISTCHURCH — Realising the mercy of Christ when he was a teenaged atheist was a turning point for French priest Fr Patrice...

St Patrick’s joins Auckland’s night lights

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — St Patrick’s Cathedral in Auckland is now illuminated at night, thanks to new external lighting. The lights were switched on at...

Religious writing winners announced

by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — North Island entrants have topped the categoriesin the Knights of the Southern Cross 2011 Religious Writing Competition. Entrants were asked if...

Influx of priests linked to less leadership by laity

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Catholic Institute of Theology principal Fr John Dunn has linked the influx of overseas priests to New Zealand to a...

NZ Catholic wins two awards

by PETER GRACE ADELAIDE — Four New Zealand publications won awards in the Australasian Catholic Press Association 2011 awards dinner on September 8. At the ceremony,...

Faith in Art roadshow ends

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — The Faith in Art roadshow for the jubilee of the Catholic Enquiry Centre completed its national journey in Auckland on...

Church benefactors’ graves in a sad state

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — The graves of the Outhwaite family — who were generous benefactors of the Catholic Church in Auckland, and of Mother...

NZ lawyer calls for Vatican III

AUCKLAND New Zealand's first woman ombudsman has said the Church probably needs to have another Vatican II-type council to look afresh at the many...

Bishop objects to anti-Catholic insert

AUCKLAND Thousands of words attacking the papacy and Catholicism appeared in an Auckland community newspaper in late May.  The North Shore Times, owned by...

Messages of support invited for Christchurch

NZ Catholic invites readers to publish a message of support in the paper for friends and family in Christchurch, or general messages of support,...

Japanese dad sends message to NZ people

CHRISTCHURCH Among the international helpers who came to Christchurch after February 22 were members of the Association of Medical Doctors in Asia. According...

Youth team cook up a feed for Chch people

CHRISTCHURCH The Catholic youth ministry team in Christchurch has cooked and given out thousands of sausages free in hard hit areas of the city....

Poverty in an affluent society a statement from the New Zealand...

Being in communion with Jesus Christ draws us into his being for all; it makes it our own way of beingThe love of God...