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Sacred Heart Cathedral closed due to earthquake damage

Sacred Heart Cathedral in Thorndon closed its doors on July 13,2018, in the interest of safety for parishioners and the public, following a structural...

Child forgoes birthday gifts for cathedral

Her birthday was fast approaching when nine-year old Marsy Irinco decided to ask her friends and family not to give her gifts but instead...

Theology can’t be same after sex abuse crisis

Given the sexual abuse crisis in which the Church is embroiled, theologians need to rethink a faith-based response to sexual violence. Systematic theology lecturer at...

Engaging with people on the problem of evil

It is not often that St Augustine and his wisdom are subjects of everyday conversation, but his thinking might be given more of an...

Migrant communities fear for kids in secular NZ

Catholic migrant communities in Auckland diocese have been telling their bishop about their fears for their children growing up in secular New Zealand. Bishop...

Joint sacraments in Mangere

On Sunday, May 27, Bishop Patrick Dunn visited St Therese parish, Mangere East, to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation for 57 children from the...

Northern pilgrims honour Our Lady in Hokianga

by WIGA AUTET In spite of the threatening clouds — huge and heavy with rain — gathering on the horizon of the Hokianga sky on...

Religious, consecrated persons thanked at Mass

A “Thanksgiving Mass for Religious and Consecrated Persons” was celebrated at Christ the King church in Owairaka on May 26, the feast day of...

Tertiary chaplaincy leaves Newman Hall for new base

The Auckland Catholic Tertiary Chaplaincy team has left its home at historic Newman Hall on Waterloo Quadrant for a new base on Symonds St....

Joint winners of the 2018 O’Shea Shield competition

The host of the 72nd O’Shea Shield competition, St Catherine’s College, shared top place with Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt, in the event held...

St Mary’s wins Pompallier Shield

St Mary’s College has won the 2018 Pompallier Shield, a prestigious competition for Catholic secondary schools in Auckland diocese. Principal Bernadette Stockman said they...

Daughter of modern saint to speak at NZ conference

The daughter of a saint is coming to New Zealand later this year. Dr Gianna Emanuela Molla, the daughter of St Gianna Beretta Molla, will...

Full house for St Paul movie

by WIGA AUTET A private screening of Paul, Apostle of Christ on Thursday, May 31, at Cathay Cinemas in Kerikeri turned out to be an...

‘Man of great heart’ remembered

by PETER GRACE The coffin made by Pa Yvan Sergy told much about the man and priest at his requiem Mass in Hamilton on May...

Newly-ordained Jesuit felt call early on

Newly-ordained Jesuit priest Fr Robert Morris said his parents, Ann and Russ, were the biggest influences on his faith. Fr Morris was ordained by...

Harbour bridge leap for Mercy Hospice

Mercy Hospice in Auckland took a leap of faith of sorts in a fundraising venture this year. It involved recruiting 20 brave people to “leap...

50 capital pilgrims pray for families

by PATRICIA SISON A Family Pilgrimage with Mary in the Wellington region on May 12 saw some 50 pilgrims praying for the needs of families....

North Otago students do good on visit to Cuba

by JEFF DILLON Getting first-hand experience of third world conditions during a trip to Cuba was a memorable experience for a small group of senior...

Cluny sister’s final profession

by LYNDSAY FREER Sr Pacifica made her final profession as a Sister of St Joseph of Cluny at St Michael’s church, Remuera on May 12....

Looking at slavery in Bible and in modern times

If one is working for social justice with people of faith, one should “touch them to” the Scriptures and into Christian tradition, biblical scholar...

National Catholic men’s event planned for September

In a first for Aotearoa New Zealand, a national Catholic men’s event is to be held at the end of September, 2018 in Auckland....

What does ‘hope’ really mean (II)?

This is the second half of an article called “What does ‘hope’ really mean?” by Bishop Peter Cullinane. A good starting point is the...

Chaplaincy a bulwark against cults on campus

by LYNDSAY FREER A cult is generally accepted to mean a religion or sect considered by mainstream religions to be unorthodox or extremist, with members...

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...