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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...