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Son of Otago lies where he fell in a French battlefield

by JEFF DILLON Brian Vernon Dillon was born on what was to become a very significant day, April 25. He was born...

Major makeover for overcrowded Holy Cross

While other churches are closing down and amalgamating, Holy Cross Parish in Henderson has embarked on a $4.1 million project to rebuild...

Integrated schools have say on reform report

The Association of Proprietors of Integrated Schools (APIS) has strongly opposed many of the recommendations that came out of a review of...

Thomas Kiely farewelled at packed cathedral

After Thomas Kiely died on March 31, aged 94, many people came forward and sent messages to his children and family ...

Bill flawed and can’t be fixed

by JOHN KLEINSMAN The long-awaited Justice Select Committee report on ACT MP David Seymour’s End of Life...

Christus Vivit: A great document, a gift to the Church

Isabella McCafferty from Wellington archdiocese’s Family and Young Church Vicariate was one of 300 young people who gathered in Rome on March...

More marriage educators should say ‘I do’

Couples who feel a calling towards being marriage educators for Auckland diocese should “just do it”, advised the diocese’s Marriage and...

National award for Rotorua teacher

Striving to do ordinary things extraordinarily well, a call first made by Sisters of Mercy founder Catherine McAuley, isthe inspiration that drove...

New NZ Catholic Medical Association to meet

Catholic health practitioners will have an opportunity to get pastoral care, encouragement and collegial support in their practice with the launching of...

Christus Vivit: Young Samoan acknowledged by Francis

Joseph Moeono-Kolio was a synod auditor representing Caritas International Youth Forum, Samoa and New Zealand. In Christus Vivit, chapter VI — Young...

Why I took climate action

Q&A with Xyryll Gayagoy, year 12 student, St Mary’s College, Wellington, who took part in the School Strike 4 Climate...

Students speak out for planet earth

Catholic school students joined thousands of their peers at the Student Strike for Climate Action held in key cities throughout the country...

The Church Pope Francis dreams of

The image of great canoes sailing from island to island across the great vastness of the Pacific that Joe Sapati...

Three St Joseph’s schools celebrate feast day

Three St Joseph’s primary schools in Auckland got together for the first time to celebrate their collective feast day on...

More baptisms celebrated in Marlborough parish

by CATHIE BELLMore Marlborough and Kaikoura people are becoming baptised since the new Star of the Sea parish was shaken by earthquakes,...

Ground broken for new college chapel

by HAYDEN KINGDON On March 8, Msgr Paul Farmer led a ground-blessing on the site of the new chapel for St Peter’s...

Pat Veltkamp Smith – an admired Southland journalist

by PETER OWENS and PAT McCARTHY St Theresa’s Church in North Invercargill, one of the largest churches in...

Fr Denzil Meuli’s life could not be put ‘into a box’

Fr Pierre Denzil Meuli was a priest of great learning and deep piety, who touched many souls in his ministry in...

A blessing of blindness

by Ken Joblin A daily experience for me is to be driven around Christchurch as I go about my...

Vigil Mass for Life in Dunedin

by JEFF DILLON A congregation of some 50 people attended a special Mass on a Monday evening at 7pm recently at...

Hope already breaking through says Chch bishop

Christchurch Bishop Paul Martin, SM, preached the homily at an inter-church non-denominational service of prayerand hope six days after the mosque shootings...

Grief at sudden death of principal

by Jeff Dillon In the midst of national mourning for the Christchurch mosque shooting victims, the Dunedin Catholic community...

Bishop argues for council rates status quo

Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn has told an Auckland Council annual budget process that the council’s current rates exemptions on land...

‘Final Assembly’ for Gisborne former pupils

When a group of school friends got together near Thames last August, it was just for a chinwag. But towards the end, they decided to have another meeting...

Auckland diocese welcomes new general manager

Auckland diocese’s new general manager, James van Schie, was “handed over” to his new role by friends, family and other supporters at a powhiri at the...

Q&A with National Liturgy Office acting director

Last month, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference appointed Fr John O’Connor of Christchurch diocese as acting director of the National Liturgy Office. Fr O’Connor agreed to do...

A retreat in the friendship of Suzanne Aubert

by DALE GREENBURY On February 18 this year, a group of five women from the parish of St Mary’s, Whanganui travelled to Kaupokonui Beach in South Taranaki for...

Akld Rosary Procession to finish after 20 years

Organisers of Auckland’s annual Candlelight Rosary Procession at Sacred Heart College on the first Sunday of October have decided not to carry on with the event. Co-organiser Colin...

Jerusalem stations home after facelift

  Patrick Seconi and Ted Downs of the Catholic Parish of Whanganui — Te Parihi Katorika ki Whanganui took a final look at the stations of...

Being good and great after the hate

In the wake of the terror shootings in Christchurch, with the dead still awaiting burials as this editorial is being written, it is difficult to find...