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Aid for thousands of displaced Rohingya

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is continuing to work with its partners in Bangladesh to help hundreds of thousands of displaced Rohingya.

What is needed to renew the Church in NZ

Three things transformed the early Church and made it dynamic — being devoted to prayer and praying in groups, being dynamic, loving...

Which character from the Bible resonates with me?

by Orlando Pedraza Doubting Thomas, one of the 12 apostles, is one character with whom I...

12 historic, inspiring homilies delivered in times of crisis

by GEORGE MATYSEK, Jr. BALTIMORE (CNS) — As the Nazi regime systematically killed those it deemed mentally ill or...

Living lay vocation as salt, light and leaven

US priest Fr Roger Landry’s second talk at the Auckland Eucharistic Convention might have been about the vocation of the laity and...

Koreans star on world screen

Korea is not well known as a source of movies for New Zealand audiences, but that is changing. A growing market exists...

Dangers of liberalising NZ’s abortion law

Imagine if the passion and energy being put into attempts to “liberalise” abortion law in New Zealand was instead directed to ensuring...

Editorial: A word of thanks to Bishop Patrick Dunn

Since the first issue of NZ Catholic was published on October 6, 1996, many things have changed about the paper. There have...

Bishop Dunn looks back – and forward

The Church of the future might be very different from the Church of today, but it will still be the same Church.

Young Vinnies help Wairarapa foodbank

by SUSAN WALKER The Term Two project for the Chanel Young Vinnies at Chanel College in Masterton was to...

Pope meets NZ youth workers

Pope Francis called on young people to be the Church now and for people of faith to make room for the youth...

Difficult decision made to close Mary MacKillop Care Auckland

Mary MacKillop Care Auckland announced it will be closing its doors, after the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart...

Preparing for priesthood in NZ a ‘blessing’

by ESME O’RAFFERTY Palmerston North diocese’s newest priest, Fr Vui Hoang, grew up firm inthe conviction that he would...

$7 million estimated for Wgtn Cathedral upgrade

Work aimed at a future reopening of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Wellington is ongoing.

Decision to scrap NCEA fees applauded

The Society of St Vincent de Paul received a mention in Parliament during debate on the Government’s 2019 Budget.

Sacred Heart Mass in South

by JEFF DILLON Approximately 50 people gathered in St Joseph’s Chapel at the Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred...

Tears at Christchurch parish plan meeting

by MINA AMSO “Do not take my rock away from me”, was the message from a Catholic woman...

Abortion is both a health issue and a justice issue

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops today expressed concern about the proposed new abortion regime for New Zealand, whilst also looking forward to...

184 years since Aubert’s birth

Weekday Mass attendees at St Mary’s church Whanganui — Te Parihi Katorika Ki Whanganui marked the birth date of Venerable Suzanne Aubert...

The puzzles of the Last Supper in Luke

Professor of Historical Theology Fr Thomas O’Loughlin from the University of Nottingham reckons he has cracked the problem of the most baffling...

Caritas song competition winners announced

Winners of the 2019 Caritas SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition have been announced from more than 82 students from throughout New Zealand.

New charismatic service body meets in NZ

by ESME O’RAFFERTY The new body arising out of the worldwide re-organisation of Catholic charismatic groups has had its...

Hui considers structure for Katorika Maori Commission

by SARAH SPARKS “We probably got what we came for” said Rangi Davis, a member of the Katorika...

A spirituality that is little and lay

by Sue Jones If the laity have pause to ponder anything since taking up our call to mission and...

Pride in heritage gains speech contest award

by PETER OWENS St Peter’s College, Gore, was the first Catholic, co-educational and Form 1-7 boarding school in...

Former PM and GP wife oppose EOLC Bill

Some politicians changed the way they previously voted in order to oppose the End of Life Choice Bill at its second reading...

Response to EOLC Bill second reading progress

In response to questions put by NZ Catholic, the following article was received from The Nathaniel Centre — The New Zealand Catholic...

In letter, pope encourages priests dejected by abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis acknowledged the shame and frustration felt by priests who are discouraged by the actions of fellow...

Hard dreams of Nashville

Music-related movies, as opposed to generic musicals, havebecome a box office juggernaut in the past 12 months. Elton John’s...

Pro-life outreach to North Island schools planned

by ESME O’RAFFERTY Pro-life organisation Family Life International (FLI) is organising a secondary schools outreach programme to...