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A Catholic secondary school principal is among community leaders who have signed up to a new alliance of people who will work to oppose any attempt to legalise cannabis in New Zealand. Patrick Walsh, principal of John Paul College in Rotorua, is among the those in Smart Approaches to Marijuana NZ (SAM-NZ), the formation of … Read More about Principal joins coalition against legalising cannabis
At a requiem Mass for the seventh Bishop of Christchurch, Bishop Basil Meeking, the tenth holder of that office, Bishop Paul Martin, SM, was generous in his praise of his brother bishop, while acknowledging the burdens and difficulties that he had experienced. At the requiem at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Christchurch on June 17, Bishop Martin said he was grateful to Bishop Meeking “for … Read More about Bishop Basil Meeking farewelled in Chch
The coronavirus pandemic has seen two Kiwis preparing for priesthood with the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter overseas return to New Zealand for a time. Deacon Roger Gilbride, FSSP, and Brendan Boyce, FSSP, arrived back in this country on the same day — April 2 — having travelled from England and the United States respectively. … Read More about Taking refuge in NZ before ordinations
During the total lockdown under levels 3 and 4 due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people wondered what the “new normal” would be when the lockdown is totally lifted. To this end, the Hamilton diocese pastoral team held a video-conference entitled “Responding with Hope”, inviting international speakers to map out the way forward. Diocesan event … Read More about Mapping a way forward after lockdown