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A time of great crisis

by Dan Stollenwerk Like so many of the faithful, I was greatly saddened to read that Bishop Charles Drennan...

New housing help for families opened

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reiterated long-term housing for every family is the end goal as she opened the new Monte Cecilia Housing...

The happiest day of Kiwi Carmelite’s life

by MINA AMSO Newly-professed Carmelite nun, Sr Catherine of Christ, lacked the words toarticulate what it felt like on...

The Church’s procedures to deal with complaints against bishops

by Msgr BRENDAN DALY Following on from the resignation of Bishop Charles Drennan, NZ Catholic asked Msgr Brendan...

Support questions at post-resignation discussion

In the wake of Pope Francis’ acceptance of the resignation of Bishop Charles Drennan as Bishop of Palmerston North, “support” was a...

Msgr Brian Arahill called ‘a great priest’ by bishop

“Ecce sacerdos magnus — behold a great priest who has pleased God in his days.” The first three...

Jaydah-Lily cycles to victory at AIMS games

by ESME O’RAFFERTY Catholic students swept up medals at the Anchor AIMS Games in Tauranga this year, especially...

Youth leader sparks compassion

by ESME O’RAFFERTY A New Plymouth youth leader is encouraging local young people to see Christ in others, by...

New St Peter’s principal heads back home to Southland

by PETER OWENS Karl Metzler, the chair of the board of trustees of St Peter’s College, Gore, has announced...

Helping fathers and daughters build strong bonds

How often does a daughter sit down and really talk — for 10 minutes in a one-on-one conversation — with her Dad?...

Sir John praises and warns at Caring Dinner

Former Prime Minister Sir John Key had a “remarkable experience” when he met Pope Francis at the Vatican earlier this year.

Different churches at Napier beach clean up

A significant stretch of the beach at Marine Parade in Napier was made a lot cleaner on September 20, thanks to the...

Pilgrimage for Life concludes in capital

The Pilgrimage for Life concluded with two statues coming together after being taken in journeys of prayer from opposite ends of...

Double deacon ordination

In ordaining two new transitional deacons, Christchurch Bishop Paul Martin, SM, expressed his gratitude and support for them, but also warned about...

Knights’ generosity helps school spiritual development

The Knights of the Southern Cross are helping a group of “south” kids head north — to help with their spiritual...

Catholic census numbers drop

Catholics are still the largest “religious” group in New Zealand, according to 2018 census data, but the number of people identifying as...

Call for increased aid for Pacific neighbours

On September 19, members of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand presented to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee Inquiry into Aid...

Polish refugee children mark 75 years in NZ

Marysia Dac Jaśkiewicz’s family was transported from Poland to Russia in the middle of the night in 1939, when armed Russian soldiers...

Call for respect for rights at all stages of life

by NZ CATHOLIC staff MPs on a select committee considering the Abortion Legislation Bill have heard an...

Resene colour award for Amberley church work

by MINA AMSO Resene Total Colour Awards category winner Damien Walker joked about getting up and taking to...

The day it ‘snowed’ at a Sth Auckland preschool

by COLLEEN GLEESON Staff at St Peter Chanel Preschool in Clover Park, South Auckland, wanted the children in their...

Message for 60 plus: be the face of joy to the...

English Catholic motivational speaker and author David Wells has challenged people in “the autumn of their lives” to be the face of...

Popular Piety Serving Mission

This short reflection piece was provided by Fr Bernard Espiritu,SVD, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (MISSIO-NZ) as the Church celebrates...

St Bede’s new chapel marks the end of 7-year rebuild

Christchurch Bishop Paul Martin, SM, opened the newly built $3.5 million chapel of St Bede’s College on September 12, marking the conclusion...

Spring celebrations mark Josephite jubilees

Josephite Sisters Therese McConway from Wellington, Helen Doyle and Marcienne Waite, both from Whanganui, marked their 60th jubilees of religious profession...

Wellington retreat celebrates 30 years of Taizé prayer

The Sisters at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion in Wellington are invitingpilgrims from around the country to a weekend retreat of Taizé...

Southern section of pilgrimage calls in at various centres

by PETER OWENS The Pilgrimage for Life started from two places: CapeReinga in the Far North and Bluff...

How loveableness is the cornerstone of theology

The lack of relational thinking in the Catholic tradition is what spurred Fr Kevin Connors to write a thesis about loveableness and the Eucharist....

National pilgrimage spreads pro-life message

by JEFF DILLON Using euphemisms “to make an evil sound good to lessen the evil of it” wasdeplored...

Catholic priesthood a eucharistic ministry

Catholic priesthood should go back to its origins in the eucharistic life of the Church, not as a special caste of men...