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Law student’s artwork explores theme of Mary, mother of all

By Michael Otto | February 5, 2024 | 2 Comments

By NZ CATHOLIC staff A painting that is a modern interpretation and exploration of Mary as Mother of God and mother of all, was unveiled at The Logos Centre – Whānau Maria in central Auckland on December 14. “E Maria e matou whaea (Mary, Our Mother)”, an oil on canvas, … Read More about Law student’s artwork explores theme of Mary, mother of all

Pope Francis Lenten message 2024 titled ‘Through the desert God leads us to freedom’

By OSV News | February 2, 2024 | 1 Comment

Released by the Vatican on February 1, the text of the Pope’s Lenten message focused on God’s call to leave behind the bonds of slavery, with the title, “Through the Desert God Leads us to Freedom,” which is from the Book of Exodus (Ex 20:2). The text follows below: Through … Read More about Pope Francis Lenten message 2024 titled ‘Through the desert God leads us to freedom’

The Journey of Fr Mahir – A Husband, Father, and Priest

By admin | February 1, 2024 | 0 Comments

By MINA AMSO In the vibrant tapestry of life, there are stories that resonate with the divine, tales of unexpected turns and profound encounters that lead souls to their true calling. Such is the story of Father Mahir Murad, a Chaldean husband, father and a priest, whose journey unfolded in … Read More about The Journey of Fr Mahir – A Husband, Father, and Priest

Young Catholics hear about representations of Jesus in the first 300 years of Christianity

By Michael Otto | January 30, 2024 | 0 Comments

By MICHAEL OTTO We don’t really know what Jesus looked like, and every image of him in the movies is “imagination”. So said Te Kupenga Catholic Theological College assistant dean Fr Mervyn Duffy, SM, at a Theology on Tap event held at the Apothecary Licensed Eatery in Howick, East Auckland, … Read More about Young Catholics hear about representations of Jesus in the first 300 years of Christianity

Catholic and Anglican bishops from NZ in Rome and Canterbury for international dialogue

By NZ Catholic Staff | January 25, 2024 | 1 Comment

Bishop of Christchurch Bishop Michael Gielen says it is a great privilege to be representing New Zealand’s Catholic bishops at a major Anglican-Roman Catholic gathering underway in Rome this week and then moving to Canterbury. Bishop Gielen, along with the Anglican Bishop of Auckland, Ross Bay, are representing New Zealand … Read More about Catholic and Anglican bishops from NZ in Rome and Canterbury for international dialogue

Christians’ testimony in Gaza a ‘true miracle’ amid nonstop war

By OSV News | January 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

(OSV News) – In the shadow of darkness, eight children in Gaza City beamed with joy as they received their first Communion. As the world marked 100 days since the Hamas militants attacks that unleashed hell in the Holy Land, images of the children from Holy Family Parish – the only … Read More about Christians’ testimony in Gaza a ‘true miracle’ amid nonstop war