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New parish formally started in east Auckland

By Michael Otto | November 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

St Luke’s parish in Flat Bush in east Auckland is the first territorial parish to be canonically erected in 40 years in Auckland diocese. The occasion was acknowledged at a Mass at Sancta Maria College’s hall on October 18, a date which is usually the feast day of St Luke … Read More about New parish formally started in east Auckland

New spiritual director at Holy Cross Seminary

By Rowena Orejana | November 16, 2020 | 1 Comment

Papakura parish priest Fr Peter Murphy has been appointed as spiritual director of Holy Cross Seminary. Fr Murphy, who will start in his post early next year, said he will be sad to leave his parish, but he is open to this new opportunity. “I was not looking for a … Read More about New spiritual director at Holy Cross Seminary

Go back to your ‘Galilee moment’, says bishop

By Michael Otto | November 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Where is Jesus at this moment in our lives? The simple answer is – where we have put him – but our deepest need is to have him at the centre of our lives. That was a question posed – and answer suggested – by Auckland auxiliary Bishop Michael Gielen … Read More about Go back to your ‘Galilee moment’, says bishop

Call to discuss updated sex-ed guidelines

By NZ Catholic Staff | November 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Integrated schools are being encouraged to discuss with their proprietors updated guidelines from the Ministry of Education for relationship management and sexuality education in schools. An October Lighting New Fires newsletter, sent out from the New Zealand Catholic Education Office, noted that the latest guidelines, intended for all state and … Read More about Call to discuss updated sex-ed guidelines

Pro-life groups react to general election result

By Michael Otto | November 9, 2020 | 1 Comment

Pro-life groups have reacted to the general election result by issuing warnings, saying they will be closely monitoring several issues, and promising to work to build a culture of life. Voice for Life noted that some 40 per cent of MPs who voted against the Abortion Legislation Bill in its … Read More about Pro-life groups react to general election result

NZ Catholic is Publication of the Year at Australasian Religious Press Association Awards

By NZ Catholic Staff | November 3, 2020 | 1 Comment

NZ Catholic has been named Publication of the Year at the Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) 2020 Awards. Bronze awards in the Best New Writer and Best Review categories also went to NZ Catholic for articles by Mina Amso and Dr Dan Stollenwerk, respectively. The awards were released online on … Read More about NZ Catholic is Publication of the Year at Australasian Religious Press Association Awards