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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...

International recognition for De Paul House project

De Paul House in Auckland has received international recognition for a housing project at Warkworth, undertaken to accommodate families living in substandard...

St Peter’s College appoints acting principal

by PETER OWENS Recently Kate Nicholson resigned as principal of St Peter’s College, Gore, to take up a similar...

Mrs Waelen comes home to McAuley High School

by ESME O’RAFFERTY McAuley High School in Ōtāhuhu is set to welcome Jan Waelen back as its new...

Pastor and imam share remarkable story

by BEATE MATTHIES and RUTH CLEAVER On August 27, around 140 people gathered in the Fickling Centre, ThreeKings, Auckland...

School community unites against new corrections facility

by ESME O’RAFFERTY The community of St Mary’s Catholic School in Tauranga has united against a proposed Community Corrections...

Clericalism: finding the answers

The key to finding an answer to what Pope Francis calls the evils of clericalism is to pay attention to the participation...

The Church is still a place of hope and inspiration

Despite the sex abuse crisis and other crises rocking the Catholic Church today, Wellington Cardinal John Dew confidently believes there will still...

NZ Catholic praised at press awards

NZ Catholic’s coverage of church and community reaction to the Christchurch mosque shootings in March was praised by judges at theAustralasian...

Pope is ‘rejected’ for living the Word of God

Pope Francis’ insistence on living the Word of God rather than writing about it is seen as the reason why he is...

Pope accepts resignation of NZ bishop

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Charles Drennan of Palmerston North diocese in New Zealand, following a complaint against him...

Sign language need stressed

Deaf US priest Fr Michael Depcik, OSFS, has urged the New Zealand bishopsto train at least one priest or seminarian in New...

Fr Matthew Gibson ordained in Hamilton

On retreat before his ordination to the priesthood in Hamilton, Fr Matthew Gibson was told by another priest that “we never know...

Cardinal speaks at Maori King occasion

Wellington Cardinal John Dew emphasised Pope Francis’ solicitude for indigenous peoples at a celebration of the 13th anniversary of Māori King Tuheitia...

Call made for steep emissions reductions

Auckland diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission has urged the Government to be more ambitious in its targets for minimising “greenhouse gas” emissions....

NZ co-hosts safeguarding conference in Rome

New Zealand representatives at the Anglophone Safeguarding Conference in Rome said they want the Church’s safeguarding journey in New Zealand to be...

South education director steps down

by JEFF DILLON After a long involvement which began in the late 1960s, Tony Hanning, 80, the director of...

Leading Kiwi pro-life advocate in Sydney told to go back to...

New Zealand barrister and bioethicist Rachael Wong has been on the receiving end of xenophobic mail in Australia because of her pro-life...

Gospel ‘refresher’ for Hamilton diocese priests

The priests of Hamilton diocese attended their annual gathering in Taupo recently. Fr Mark Field told NZ Catholic...