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Community should be a safe space for abuse victims

Theologian and sexual abuse survivor Rocio Figueroa has expressed distress over the “victim blaming” that has been happening in the wake of...

Church doors open to exploited temporary migrant workers

by Wellington Cardinal John Dew Human Rights Day December 10 is always an opportunity to consider how we as...

Children’s book to raise funds for De Paul House

There’s a new kids’ book in town which is raising funds for families in need and Joanne Underwood, head teacher at De Paul House’s...

New Catholic secondary school proposed for Drury

The Minister of Education has approved an application by Auckland diocese to enter into integration negotiations for a proposed new Catholic year...

Bishop asks secondary schools to look at enrolment policies

Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn has asked that Catholic secondary schools in his diocese unable to accept all preference applicants have an enrolment...

More wrap-around services needed for unintended pregnancies

There is a need to reframe the question around abortion so that womenwith unintended pregnancies can be comprehensively and holistically supported, the...

Referendum question is too vague and misleading, says ethicist

The proposed referendum question on the End of Life Choice Bill is “vague, narrow and misleading” and a “robust and honest education...

New NZCBC appointments announced

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has announced the appointment of two new staff members — Kate Aduna and David McLoughlin, looking...

Faith helped lawyer in workplace crisis

Catholic lawyers have been told the legal profession can overcome its current crisis after being forced to face major issues like bullying...

Catholic preschool celebrates 20 years

by MARY PEPPING The Marian Centre Catholic preschool in Panmure has celebrated its 20th birthday with a Mass concelebrated...

Bishops hopeful for Suzanne Aubert cause

New Zealand bishops came away “feeling very hopeful” after a discussion with the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints,...

A ‘by Maori for Maori approach’

Listening and walking with people are key to newly-appointed Auckland diocese Vicar for Māori Manuel Beazley’s plan to be of service to...

Love, loss and a faith lifeline

November is a busy time of year. Exam season swings into action. Christmas plans are being made. There are major sports events...

Caritas releases state of environment report

by NZ CATHOLIC staff After more than 40 climate change protest events held throughout the country in late...

Pope calls for action against destructive culture of food waste

By Paige Hanley VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A negligent and selfish culture of food waste is fueling...

Don’t miss out on the life of the universal Church

Kiwi Catholics need to be open to receiving missionary priests so that they (Kiwis) don’t miss out on the life of the...

NZ giving helps missions in young dioceses

Pope Francis raised the profile of both the Pontifical Mission Societies and the missionaries themselves when he declared October, 2019, as the...

Panel ponders staying loyal to the Church today

by JEFF DILLON A panel discussion with a difference attempted to wrap up the thoughts emerging from the two...

Seeking holiness in a secular society like NZ

by JEFF DILLON Judging from overheard comments, it appeared that there were many well-satisfied participants at the end of...

A time of great crisis

by Dan Stollenwerk Like so many of the faithful, I was greatly saddened to read that Bishop Charles Drennan...

New housing help for families opened

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reiterated long-term housing for every family is the end goal as she opened the new Monte Cecilia Housing...

The happiest day of Kiwi Carmelite’s life

by MINA AMSO Newly-professed Carmelite nun, Sr Catherine of Christ, lacked the words toarticulate what it felt like on...

The Church’s procedures to deal with complaints against bishops

by Msgr BRENDAN DALY Following on from the resignation of Bishop Charles Drennan, NZ Catholic asked Msgr Brendan...

Support questions at post-resignation discussion

In the wake of Pope Francis’ acceptance of the resignation of Bishop Charles Drennan as Bishop of Palmerston North, “support” was a...

Msgr Brian Arahill called ‘a great priest’ by bishop

“Ecce sacerdos magnus — behold a great priest who has pleased God in his days.” The first three...

Jaydah-Lily cycles to victory at AIMS games

by ESME O’RAFFERTY Catholic students swept up medals at the Anchor AIMS Games in Tauranga this year, especially...

Youth leader sparks compassion

by ESME O’RAFFERTY A New Plymouth youth leader is encouraging local young people to see Christ in others, by...

New St Peter’s principal heads back home to Southland

by PETER OWENS Karl Metzler, the chair of the board of trustees of St Peter’s College, Gore, has announced...

Helping fathers and daughters build strong bonds

How often does a daughter sit down and really talk — for 10 minutes in a one-on-one conversation — with her Dad?...

Sir John praises and warns at Caring Dinner

Former Prime Minister Sir John Key had a “remarkable experience” when he met Pope Francis at the Vatican earlier this year.