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Church to renew Bishop Pompallier’s dedication of Aotearoa New Zealand to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven

By NZ Catholic Staff | March 30, 2021 | 1 Comment

All the country’s Catholic bishops will gather in Wellington on Sunday 15 August for a Mass to renew Bishop Pompallier’s 1838 dedication of Aotearoa New Zealand to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven. The Mass will be celebrated at the Wellington landmark St Mary of the Angels Church, which will be … Read More about Church to renew Bishop Pompallier’s dedication of Aotearoa New Zealand to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven

Three new seminarians at Holy Cross

By Rowena Orejana | March 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Holy Cross Seminary has welcomed three new seminarians this year. Seminary formator Br Mark McKeon, FSC, said it’s always good to work with young men who are discerning their vocational journey. “They are open to formation. That’s an important quality. . . we are basically leading them to be conformed … Read More about Three new seminarians at Holy Cross

Bill called a simplistic response to complex problem

By NZ Catholic Staff | March 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Wellington archdiocese’s Ecology, Justice and Peace Commission has vehemently opposed a bill seeking to amend the Oranga Tamariki Act to “give structure to the current system”. Lisa Beech, ecology, justice and peace advisor for the Archdiocese of Wellington, described the proposed amendment, which calls for a demerit point system, … Read More about Bill called a simplistic response to complex problem

Law graduate on Society of Mary vocation journey

By Rowena Orejana | March 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

The Society of Mary has one new seminarian this year, 23-year-old Lachie Bartlett from Christchurch. Mr Bartlett told NZ Catholic that his discernment was “sort of a feeling that grew within me”. “The way that I would sum up my faith would be — God speaks to us through the … Read More about Law graduate on Society of Mary vocation journey

Catholic Church in NZ formally apologises to abuse survivors and victims

By Michael Otto | March 26, 2021 | 2 Comments

The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand has made a formal apology to victims and survivors of abuse committed by priests and other Church figures. Speaking on behalf of Church leaders, Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington and President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, gave the apology in … Read More about Catholic Church in NZ formally apologises to abuse survivors and victims

Ecumenism could awaken desire for God

By Rowena Orejana | March 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

Ecumenism could be the Christian response to secularism in New Zealand and the world that would spark an awakening of a desire for God against the numbness that has permeated society. This was proposed by theologian Dr Rocio Figueroa at a public lecture given at the Pompallier Diocesan Centre in … Read More about Ecumenism could awaken desire for God