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Young Kiwis look forward to missions

by SARAH ROBERTS Two young Kiwi missionaries are embarking on an adventure into the unknown and they trust God will guide them. Olivia Frahm and Samuel...

Jesus identifies with abuse victims says theologian

Australian theologian Rev. Dr Michael Trainor has proposed that a pastoral way to help victims of sexual abuse can begin by looking closely at...

Shortage of academics a worry

A lack of qualified and highly specialised lecturers for Good Shepherd College going forward is a key concern for New Zealand bishops, according to...

Leaky building issues at Akld seminary

Will it stay or will it go? The New Zealand Catholic bishops are currently considering three options for Holy Cross Seminary on Vermont St, Ponsonby,...

City garden an oasis for community

A new urban vegetable garden has been opened on space gifted by the Compassion Soup Kitchen in Wellington to its guests. The official opening of...

Kiwi Christians urged to stand up against abortion

American prolife speaker Bryan Kemper has urged Christians in New Zealand to stand up against abortion as it is “a fight that we are...

Progress slow on ‘Olive Leaf’ centre

by Peter Owens Further documentation has been filed with the Queenstown District Council in connection with a proposed “Olive Leaf” centre next to the historic...

Religion has a future in NZ

Though the startling rise of “no religion” in this year’s census will be of deep significance to every religious group in New Zealand, Massey...

What does hope really mean? – Part 1

by Bishop Peter Cullinane Our reflections at this time are on hope. What does hope mean in situations that sometimes seem hopeless? To address this...

Commission pans liquor tactics

Auckland diocese’s Commission for Justice and Peace has criticised provisions of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 that have been used to...

Christians in Science tackle ultimate questions

Top New Zealand Christian scientists held seminars in Auckland and Wellington around the time of the visit to this country of famous atheist Professor...

Marvel wins the double

Box office success can never be guaranteed, even for blockbusters, but a lot of hype helps. As my April 22 issue column pointed out, no...

Warning about more elder abuse

A submission by the Catholic bioethics centre, The Nathaniel Centre, to a parliamentary select committee on the End of Life Choice Bill has warned...

Waikato students help kids from refugee families

by CLARE DEVINE From April 16-20, 16 volunteers from the Waikato University Catholic Club (WaiCath) used their university break to run a holiday programme for...

Call for courage made at seminary Mass

Newly-ordained Dunedin Bishop Michael Dooley and Christchurch Bishop Paul Martin, SM, joined all the other New Zealand bishops, as well as priests and seminarians...

Faith is keystone to marriage

Faith is the keystone that has kept the marriage of former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia and his wife Bernadette going for 65...

Spirit moved young people at pre-synod gathering

Pope Francis’ openness and willingness to listen to young people at the pre-synod meeting in Rome was deeply valued by all those who participated in...

Pa Anahera departs joyful ministry in Northland

by WIGA AUTET On Easter Sunday, Fr Jun Peralta, SVD, locally known as Pa Anahera, celebrated his last Sunday Masses with the parishioners of the...

Young people share vision, hope for Church

Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn assured young Catholics in the diocese that they were heard and their suggestions given at the Auckland Youth Synod will...

Gaudete et Exsultate a document for our day

Apostolic Exhortations are usually the result of a synod and attempt to combine the ideas presented by many bishops into a single document. In...

Bishop reflects on his 14-year ministry

by Jeff Dillon Bishop Colin Campbell was ordained the sixth Bishop of Dunedin on July 9, 2004 and relinquished that role when Fr Michael Dooley...

Q&A with the seventh Bishop of Dunedin

NZ Catholic put some questions to Bishop Michael Dooley about his future ministry. The questions and answers are below. What would you list as your...

Dunedin bishop says he will trust in God

The words for Bishop Michael Dooley’s episcopal motto came to him in the middle of the night. Those words are “Trust in God”, the seventh...

People invited to walk with and accompany their new bishop

Preaching at the liturgical installation of Bishop Michael Dooley as the seventh Bishop of Dunedin, Cardinal John Dew called on the people of that...

Interfaith dialogue revolutionising religion

Interfaith dialogue is becoming increasingly essential in today’s multifaith world and is actually revolutionising religion. Interfaith Scotland director Dr Maureen Sier, who gave a public...

40 Days for Life brings some special graces

by MICHAEL LORETZ On Palm Sunday evening, nearly 350 people gathered on Auckland’s Dominion Rd to pray the final hour of what has been a...

Students follow in footsteps of Mother Aubert

Ten students and two support staff from John Paul College in Rotorua have retraced the footsteps of Venerable Suzanne Aubert in Whanganui city and...

Hell in news is a teaching moment

It is sometimes said of a rare occurrence that Hell would freeze over if that happened. Well, they might have to break out the...

Aurora’s journey from child poverty to hope

by SARAH ROBERTS When Aurora Zacarias was just eight years-old she faced an uncertain future. The young Mexican orphan and her two older siblings, Elena...

All Black giant locks in Rosmini success for 2018

Students at Rosmini College on Auckland’s North Shore were wowed by the appearance of All Black Brodie Retallick at a lunchtime presentation ceremony on...