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Standing room only at Fr Wu’s ordination

If there was a quintessentially Auckland ceremony for ordination to priesthood, it would be Fr Martin Wu’s ordination.

Revitalising parishes Monday to Saturday

One of the big challenges for the Church in Christchurch diocese, and likely elsewhere in New Zealand too, is to revitalise...

From emptiness to abundance – Tim Wilson’s story

Ten years ago, the thought of addressing people at a eucharistic convention in Auckland wasn’t on TVNZ reporter Tim Wilson’s radar.

Catholic youth in Parliament

Several students from Catholic colleges participated in the 2019 Youth Parliament event, held in Wellington in July. The...

New video highlights the work of prison chaplaincy

Last month, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference released a video on Catholic prison chaplaincy in New Zealand, to raise awareness around...

Bishop and priest jubilarians give thanks to many

There was a deep sense of joy and gratitude as family and friends gathered around the altar for Mass at the Cathedral...

Mixed emotions as Waikanae church to close

by BOB HOUSTON With the imminent final Mass, closure and sale of the Parata St site of Our...

Sun shines on bishop’s silver jubilee

Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn’s episcopal ordination might have had a fuse box explosion, power outage, heavy rains and floods. But on July...

Bishop and priests’ jubilees celebrated in Akld

On July 25, the day of Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn’s jubilee of episcopal ordination (25 years), the Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand,...

Msgr Ray Green had a great pastor’s heart

One story told after the funeral of Msgr Ray Green was an illustration of both the man and of his many years...

320 students raise their voices at Jubilate ‘19

by INFORM EDITORIAL TEAM June 24 is the feast of St John the Baptist and is the patronal feast...

Wgtn raising profile of priestly vocations

An Archdiocesan Vocations Committee has been formed in Wellington Archdiocese to look at ways to raise the profile of priestly vocations, explore...

Quake-damaged cathedral to be demolished

by MINA AMSO It took nine years and three million dollars to maintain and investigate possible options that would...

Faiths share what gratitude means

The Auckland Interfaith Council and Mercy Spirituality Centre sponsored an event on the theme of Gratitude. More than 50...

Abortion reform ignores babies’ rights

The proposed changes to abortion law will allow abortion on demand, practically up to birth, discarding the rights of the...

Aid for thousands of displaced Rohingya

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is continuing to work with its partners in Bangladesh to help hundreds of thousands of displaced Rohingya.

What is needed to renew the Church in NZ

Three things transformed the early Church and made it dynamic — being devoted to prayer and praying in groups, being dynamic, loving...

Which character from the Bible resonates with me?

by Orlando Pedraza Doubting Thomas, one of the 12 apostles, is one character with whom I...

12 historic, inspiring homilies delivered in times of crisis

by GEORGE MATYSEK, Jr. BALTIMORE (CNS) — As the Nazi regime systematically killed those it deemed mentally ill or...

Living lay vocation as salt, light and leaven

US priest Fr Roger Landry’s second talk at the Auckland Eucharistic Convention might have been about the vocation of the laity and...

Koreans star on world screen

Korea is not well known as a source of movies for New Zealand audiences, but that is changing. A growing market exists...

Dangers of liberalising NZ’s abortion law

Imagine if the passion and energy being put into attempts to “liberalise” abortion law in New Zealand was instead directed to ensuring...

Editorial: A word of thanks to Bishop Patrick Dunn

Since the first issue of NZ Catholic was published on October 6, 1996, many things have changed about the paper. There have...

Bishop Dunn looks back – and forward

The Church of the future might be very different from the Church of today, but it will still be the same Church.

Young Vinnies help Wairarapa foodbank

by SUSAN WALKER The Term Two project for the Chanel Young Vinnies at Chanel College in Masterton was to...

Pope meets NZ youth workers

Pope Francis called on young people to be the Church now and for people of faith to make room for the youth...

Difficult decision made to close Mary MacKillop Care Auckland

Mary MacKillop Care Auckland announced it will be closing its doors, after the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart...

Preparing for priesthood in NZ a ‘blessing’

by ESME O’RAFFERTY Palmerston North diocese’s newest priest, Fr Vui Hoang, grew up firm inthe conviction that he would...

$7 million estimated for Wgtn Cathedral upgrade

Work aimed at a future reopening of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Wellington is ongoing.

Decision to scrap NCEA fees applauded

The Society of St Vincent de Paul received a mention in Parliament during debate on the Government’s 2019 Budget.