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Masses remain suspended after level 2 “curveball”

By Rowena Orejana | September 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sunday Masses remain suspended after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern threw a “curveball” by announcing that indoor gatherings would be limited to 50 people as one of the measures for a new “Delta” alert level 2. Hamilton Bishop Stephen Lowe, at a livestreamed Mass on September 7, said this revised restriction … Read More about Masses remain suspended after level 2 “curveball”

Catholic reaction to Auckland terrorist attack

By Michael Otto | September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have condemned a terrorist attack that took place in an Auckland supermarket on September 3, in which seven people were injured. A knife-wielding militant was shot dead by police. The bishops issued a short statement on September 4 about the attack on innocent people in the … Read More about Catholic reaction to Auckland terrorist attack

Sations sow seeds of faith through music

By Rowena Orejana | September 3, 2021 | 1 Comment

This is what happens when one decides to switch off Netflix and let the Holy Spirit move you instead.  When husband and wife Dominic and Laura Schryvers — with Dominic’s sister Rachel Wilson — decided to try writing a song together one night in 2018, they didn’t have a clue that they … Read More about Sations sow seeds of faith through music

Rare Pompallier portrait to be auctioned in September

By NZ Catholic Staff | September 3, 2021 | 1 Comment

by NZ CATHOLIC staff  A rare 19th century portrait in oils of Bishop Jean-Baptiste Pompallier is being sold by auction on September 11.  The portrait image will go online on September 1 (for auction on September 11), along with an extensive collection of historic New Zealand artworks, said Henry Newrick of Heritage Art Auctions … Read More about Rare Pompallier portrait to be auctioned in September

Legion of Mary ‘is an extension of my faith’

By Michael Otto | September 1, 2021 | 2 Comments

Being a member of the Legion of Mary can involve travelling many a mile — especially when visiting people in one’s area — and John Tagiilima started at a young age.   When he was a boy, Mr Tagiilima, who is now president of the Legion’s Senatus that covers New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands … Read More about Legion of Mary ‘is an extension of my faith’

Unmoored

By NZ Catholic contributor | August 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

by Bishop Peter Cullinane, Bishop Emeritus of Palmerston North diocese    An image has been occurring to me of boats that have become unmoored. They end up on the rocks, or colliding with one another. There are features of our Western world’s culture that seem to fit the image. Important … Read More about Unmoored