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Candidate for Auckland diaconate dies suddenly

By Michael Otto | August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

by PETER GRACE WAITARUKE — One of 14 men trained and formed for the diaconate for Auckland diocese, Russell Larkin of Waitaruke, died on August 2, 16 days before he was due to be ordained. Mr Larkin died suddenly on the Thursday afternoon. He was scheduled to be ordained to … Read More about Candidate for Auckland diaconate dies suddenly

ProLife club wins the day in vote at university

By Michael Otto | July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

by PETER GRACE ProLife Auckland is thanking supporters for ensuring the upholding of free speech, and that it is able to continue as an affiliated club at Auckland University. A crowded quad at the university from 1 to 2pm on July 18 heard a number of speakers against and for … Read More about ProLife club wins the day in vote at university

National writing competition looks to Vatican II

By NZ Catholic Staff | July 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — The focus for the 2012 religious writing competition organised by the Knights of the Southern Cross is on the words: “Inspired by no earthly ambition, the Church seeks but a solitary goal: to carry forward the work of Christ under the lead of the … Read More about National writing competition looks to Vatican II

Integrity leads atheist to Catholicism

By Michael Otto | June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (CWN) — The Patheos website provides for expressions of all sorts of religious sentiments, and even accommodates atheists. Leah Libresco had been an engaging writer for the “Atheist” channel on the Patheos site, trying to demonstrate that moral laws can be discerned without reference to God. Then one day … Read More about Integrity leads atheist to Catholicism

Government-backed registry to record ‘homophobic’ acts

By Michael Otto | June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

QUEBEC (LifeSiteNews) — In what they are touting as a “world first,” a Quebec homosexual activist group has launched a “registry of homophobic acts” with support and funding from the Quebec Government’s Justice Department. Standing alongside Montreal Police Chief Johanne Paquin and Commander Alain Gagnon, the leadership of the group … Read More about Government-backed registry to record ‘homophobic’ acts

Survey shows why Catholics quit the Church

By Michael Otto | April 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

RADNOR, Pennsylvania (CathNews) — In an unusual study whose main results were released at a Catholic University of America conference at the end of March, Villanova University in Philadelphia asked former Catholics in the Trenton, New Jersey, diocese why they left the Church, reports NCR Online. Although the results were … Read More about Survey shows why Catholics quit the Church