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Seismic risk sees Wellington cathedral closed

Cardinal John Dew has affirmed Wellington archdiocese’s commitment to strengthening the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart as the cathedral community takes steps to find its “new...

2000-plus at WYD Auckland despite rain

Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn has urged the youth in his diocese to answer the call to holiness, telling them there is no excuse not to become...

Laura opens new worlds for migrant kids

Nineteen-year-old former Marist College (Mt Albert) student Laura McLellan tried not to have too many expectations when she went to do missionary work in Ranong, one of...

Spiritual and pastoral boost in Nth Shore parish

St Mary’s parish, Northcote, Auckland is endeavouring to respond to the pastoral and spiritual needs of the community.Parish priest Fr Lio Rotor said he was assigned...

Cardinal shares homily tips at clergy assembly

Cardinal John Dew has shared with priests at a Mini Clergy Assembly in Wellington archdiocese something he learned years ago that has had a “huge influence” on...

Brief visit from recently ordained South Island priest

Recently ordained Kiwi priest Fr Daniel Mould, FSSP, celebrated a Solemn High Mass in the extraordinary form at St Anne’s church in Te Atatu on June...

Fr Francis Vernon Douglas last seen 75 years ago

by PATRICIA BROOKS Seventy five years ago this July a New Zealand-born priest disappeared in the Philippines. His parishioners did not know where he had gone. He...

Hamilton clergy moves announced

Hamilton Bishop Stephen Lowe has announced clergy moves in his diocese for the latter half of 2018.Fr Robert Sharplin was appointed in Ngakuru effective June 24. Fr...

Apostolic Nuncio to leave NZ for Uruguay posting

The Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Archbishop Martin Krebs, has been appointed by Pope Francis to a similar position in Uruguay. In a June 27 statement, it was...

Festivals lighten winter gloom

Quality films dry up in the northern hemisphere summer so the mid-winter film festivals here are a welcome alternative.The task of choosing from up to 155 features is...

Jesuit working in Hamilton diocese

One of Pope Francis’ missionaries of mercy during the recent jubilee Year of Mercy has started working in Hamilton diocese.Kiwi-born Fr Richard Shortall, SJ, is to cross the Tasman five to...

Revisiting Humanae Vitae after 50 years

Fr Neil Vaney, SM, is chaplain to the Catholic Enquiry Centre. He wrote this article at NZ Catholic’s request. The 1960’s were a decade of rising...

New Vinnies shop opens in Chch

Christchurch Vinnies are excited to announce the opening of a new shop located in Hornby.According to an article posted to the Christchurch diocese website, the doors of the...

New Plymouth organist honoured

Long-time organist for St Joseph’s Church in New Plymouth Margaret Hurley received the prestigious Benemerenti Award from Pope Francis for her musical contributions in the parish...

Catholic principals in NCEA protest coalition

Principals from eleven Catholic secondary schools from throughout the country have joined a coalition protesting a review process for NCEA.On July 1, principals from 37...

Praying Parents Club meets for first time in east Auckland

Praying for one’s children is a must, but it may be easier said than done.The Praying Parents Club was formed by Mel and Rita Nepomuceno to...

Mochaccino magic leads to ice cream success

The Baradene College students who won silver at the recent NZ Ice Cream Awards are planning to produce their lactose-free Mochaccino ice cream commercially, riding on the...

Hospitality for refugees, migrants

Every year Caritas marks a Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants — established by New Zealand’s Catholic bishops — by creating liturgical resources and inviting...

Kiwi priest gets PNG OBE

Fr Philip Gibbs, SVD, who was ordained in New Zealand in 1978, was awarded an OBE in the Papua New Guinea Queen’s Birthday Honours. According to Hamilton Bishop...

South food icon helps kids go to Catholic schools

by Jeff Dillon They may not have quite the same national acknowledgement as southern Bluff oysters but another southern delight certainly gets toasted regularly down in the lower provinces...

Singing out for justice

Standing out from 120 entries in Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s SINGout- 4JUSTICE competition , three students from Hillcrest High School (Hamilton) and Sacred Heart College (Lower Hutt) wowed the...

Stained glass installation turns heads in Gore

by Peter Owens The Catholic people of Eastern Southland were among the first settlers in the region. This is exemplified in the number of Catholic churches built...

Graduates urged to be modern missionaries

The early missionaries to Oceania might have found the going tough at times, but being a modern missionary in our own society has its own set...

Fr Bugler’s 60 years as priest

For Fr Martin Bugler, despite celebrating his 60 year jubilee as a priest, the call to priesthood is still a mystery. “Priests come from all backgrounds and starting...

Catholics put case to MPs on euthanasia bill

Palmerston North Bishop Charles Drennan has called ACT leader David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill “deeply cynical” saying the title tricks people into thinking that euthanasia or...

Famous bookshop next to St Ben’s

The new location of Auckland’s iconic Hard to Find Bookshop is a very blessed place. That’s what St Benedict’s parish priest Msgr Paul Farmer told people at a blessing...

CEC unveils ‘Catholic Discovery’ branding

The Catholic Enquiry Centre (CEC) has unveiled new “Catholic Discovery” branding, as it seeks increased engagement with different audiences, including those with and those without Christian Faith, those active...

Catholic education convention had many highlights

Catholic educators, bishops, priests, school trustees and others have taken part in seminars, workshops, tours and exhibitions from June 12-15 at Wellington’s TSB Arena. With almost all Catholic schools...

Marriage educators meet in Chch

by WAYNE McTAGUE Christchurch diocese hosted the biennial Marriage Educators Training Weekend at the Chateau on the Park on May 18-20. The venue opposite Hagley Park superbly complemented the...

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...