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SSVdP seminars to focus on renewal and recruitment

A series of regional seminars are being run throughout New Zealand focusing on spiritual renewal and the recruitment of new members to...

Working together in NZ to better help seafarers

By JEFF DRANE, SM This last year has seen church groups in Aotearoa New Zealand working together...

Good Shepherd College has final graduation

It is a time of change for the Church, and also for Good Shepherd College in Ponsonby, said the chair of...

Headmaster speaks out against legalising cannabis

by ESME O’RAFFERTY A Catholic secondary school headmaster has come out swinging against the cannabis (marijuana) referendum due to...

Do young people get cold shoulder in our churches?

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic young adults felt the hierarchy started listening to them in preparation for the 2018 synod of bishops...

Defending the faith without losing souls

Arguing in defence of the faith is not about winning a debate, but walking with Jesus in the relationship that he wants...

Cardinal updates Akld priests on abuse summit

“Put the victims first” was the message from the worldwide meeting of the presidents of bishops’ conferences held in Rome in February...

Donations move good but little for Catholic schools

The Government’s decision, announced in the Budget, to offer decile 1-7 state and state-integrated schools the choice of not seeking donations from...

Sustainability focus would have improved Budget

While welcoming the focus of the Government’s “Well-being” Budget delivered on May 30, Auckland diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission believes...

Refurbished city hostel means more hospitality for homeless

The James Liston Hostel, an emergency housing facility for homeless people in Auckland’s city centre, re-opened this month after undergoing a...

CEC NZ student ‘saints’ video competition

The Catholic Enquiry Centre (CEC) has launched a video competition calling on students to share the stories of “saints” in their lives....

Pa Tim returned to his beloved Rotorua

“A hundred years of life — it’s a long hikoi, isn’t it?” That was how Hamilton Bishop Stephen Lowe...

New MP shows pro-life support

The first New Zealand Member of Parliament of Filipino descent has made a strong pro-life statement in his maiden speech in the...

We have been wounded, but we still have hope

A new feature started in issue 564 of the newspaper showcasing the writing of student leaders from New Zealand’s Catholic secondary schools....

Auckland Catholic secondary school speech competition results

Sacred Heart College has won the Pompallier Shield speech competition for 2019. The team event for Catholic secondary...

Wellington and Palmerston North Catholic secondary school speech competition results

The O’Shea Shield, competed for by students from Catholic secondary schools in Wellington archdiocese and Palmerston North diocese, was won this year...

Christchurch Catholic secondary school speech competition results

Catholic Cathedral College has won the Bishop Lyons Shield for 2019. This is competed for by Catholic secondary schools in Christchurch...

Meetings on for proposed changes for Chch parishes

Christchurch Bishop Paul Martin will hold meetings with the different parishes in Christchurch city and the greater Christchurch area this month (July)...

Radiate Jesus in your lives, CFC delegates told

by NOEL DESCALZO Live as children of light (Ephesians 5:8) and be a light to others as we...

Br Guy and the sky – the ways of the Vatican...

Part II of NZ Catholic’s interview with the director of the Vatican Observatory, Br Guy Consolmagno, SJ. In one of the anecdotes...

Challenges and joys in bishop’s first year

by Jeff Dillon Despite a somewhat challenging year — which he could hardly have envisaged when he...

A vocational walk through items used in ministry

Speaking about diocesan priesthood combined two highlights and one passion for Fr Nathaniel Brazil of the Catholic Parish of Whanganui — ...

Service to Church for 50 yrs

Patricia Mary McQuillan, a contributor to Catholic Women’s League Aotearoa New Zealand for some 50 years, passedaway on...

GSC research stacks up well

Good Shepherd College — Te Hepara Pai in Ponsonby in Auckland has been ranked along consultor side much larger New Zealand...

Auckland diocese loses a gem

Auckland diocese is mourning the loss of one of its own staff, Delia Mary Ruane, who had been a member of the...

SHC welcomes new principal

by ANGELA LITTLE On April 29, Sacred Heart College staff and students and invited guests...

Leaky seminary to be fixed

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has decided to remediate the leaky building issues faced by Holy Cross Seminary, Ponsonby,...

Marlborough parish priest dies while on a plane

by CATHIE BELL Passionist priest Fr John Pearce touched many parts of the wider Marlborough community during his two...

Catholic health professionals get together

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference president, Bishop Patrick Dunn, called on Catholic health professionals to remember always that their vocations...

A ‘God’ who is too small is a big problem

Not long after the start of an address at the University of Auckland, the director of the Vatican Observatory, Br Guy Consolmagno,...