Abortion ‘safe areas’ bill an overreach

By NZ Catholic Staff | April 14, 2021 | 2 Comments

by PILAR MacKINNON and MICHAEL OTTO Leaders in the pro-life movement say that a bill aimed at establishing 150-metre “safe areas” near abortion facilities on a case-by-case basis is an overreach, and targets behaviour which their groups don’t sanction and have not seen happen. Parliament passed the first reading of … Read More about Abortion ‘safe areas’ bill an overreach

St Joseph the saint for living an ordinary life well

By Rowena Orejana | April 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

St Joseph models for us faithfulness to God in “the most ordinary of ways”, said Wellington co-adjutor Archbishop Paul Martin, SM. In his homily at a Mass at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Christchurch on March 19, Archbishop Martin, the apostolic administrator of Christchurch diocese, said the Year of St Joseph … Read More about St Joseph the saint for living an ordinary life well

Catholic academic to give talk on importance of memory

By NZ Catholic Staff | February 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

A New Zealand Catholic academic, who is interested in public uses of the past and how communities make sense of violence and trauma, will give at talk at Devonport, on Auckland’s North Shore, in late February. The talk by Dr Rowan Light, an Auckland University historian of memory and commemoration, … Read More about Catholic academic to give talk on importance of memory

Akld liturgy conference postponed

By NZ Catholic Staff | September 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Worshipping Under Southern Skies 2020 conference, scheduled to be held in Auckland in early October this year, has been postponed for a year because of uncertainty over Covid-19 restrictions.  The conference, which had a theme of “Weaving together Liturgy and Life”, was scheduled to be held at Auckland’s Baradene College on October 1-3, 2020. It has been postponed until … Read More about Akld liturgy conference postponed

Warkworth- Puhoi parish hosts State Of The Nation Report presentation

By Michael Otto | April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Judith Williams For its first initiative the newly formed Warkworth-Puhoi Catholic Parish Social Justice Group will host a local area presentation of the Salvation Army’s report, A Mountain All Can Climb, originally released to New Zealand in February this year.

Spiritual director to visit NZ

By Michael Otto | November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

A hugely experienced spiritual director and retreat director from New Jersey is to visit New Zealand to offer a series of courses in January. Maureen Conroy is co-director of the Upper Room Spiritual Centre in New Jersey, USA. She is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Sisters of Mercy Community, and … Read More about Spiritual director to visit NZ