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Humanitarian help for Belgium honoured

by COLLEEN McMURCHY On March 18, the Belgian ambassador to New Zealand, Marc Mullie, unveiled a special plaque which...

Milestone marked for historic southern church

by JEFF DILLON Easter Sunday became a chance to have a double celebration for members of the...

Pitching in across the ditch

Two young Lasallian volunteers from Australia have found they can have fun — in New Zealand — while growing in maturity and...

Churches give $150K+ to help Canterbury Muslims

The combined Christian churches of Christchurch, represented by Te Raranga, have gifted more than $150,000 to Muslim communities that were the subject...

Justice questions for mayor at Catholic forum

by SARAH SPARKS When the Mayor of Auckland arrives at a meeting centred on social justice driving his own...

NZ help for Aussie governance review

CANBERRA (CathNews and CNS) — A New Zealand canon lawyer has been appointed as a member of a panel of experts which...

Chch church unity event postponed

by MEENA AMSO A large scale event to unite Christian congregations in Christchurch city last month was postponed....

Memories of Notre Dame

In the wake of the fire which seriously damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris last month, NZ Catholic asked its publisher, Bishop...

Leading teens closer to God

Praying and playing are both key to keeping it together when you are a youth minister, said US-based Life Teen coach and...

Interfaith dialogue: building relationships of trust

by MARY EASTHAM “I feel like I have lost members of my family”, wrote Sr Bertha Hurley, SMSM,...

Sr Eileen Mary celebrates a century

by Sr MARGARET O’NEILL, RSJ If you happen to look out a window in Mary MacKillop Centre in Mission...

New first-year seminarians at Holy Cross

“Pray for us and pray for more priests,” requested the two first-year seminarians at Holy Cross Seminary in Ponsonby, Auckland.

Memorial Masses for Sri Lanka victims

Memorial Masses were celebrated in several churches in New Zealand for the victims of the Easter bombing attacks at churches and top-end...

North Shore schools combine on Polyfest stage

Students from Carmel College and Rosmini College in Auckland combined for the first time to compete on the Samoan stage at Polyfest...

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...