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Mercy Sisters celebrate Epsom anniversary

By Michael Otto | June 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sunny skies and smiling faces were to the fore as the Sisters of Mercy celebrated 100 years since their arrival in Epsom, Auckland. On May 2 this year, some 250-280 people were welcomed to the sisters’ property in Epsom, where they enjoyed morning tea, and viewed static and audio-visual displays, … Read More about Mercy Sisters celebrate Epsom anniversary

Rolling up in Dunedin to help kids at school

By NZ Catholic Staff | June 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

by JEFF DILLON Passing by an open window at the Kavanagh College kitchen on York Place in Dunedin on a Saturday morning in mid-May, it was obvious from the buzz of conversation that there was a lot of activity going on inside. nside the kitchen, the white protective head coverings … Read More about Rolling up in Dunedin to help kids at school

Homeward turn in far-flung vocational journey

By Rowena Orejana | June 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

Having spent more than 30 years as a priest outside of New Zealand, Fr James Walsh’s continued vocational journey has led him back home. With a little touch of irony, Fr Walsh first felt called to come home while serving as the chaplain of the Italian rugby team at the … Read More about Homeward turn in far-flung vocational journey

Reaction to the Budget

By NZ Catholic Staff | June 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

The benefit increases announced in Budget 2021 are welcome as much- needed practical support that will make a difference in many of New Zealand’s most vulnerable households, said the Wellington Archdiocese Ecology, Justice and Peace (EJD) Commission. But the changes also have a symbolic importance beyond their monetary value. “Thirty … Read More about Reaction to the Budget

New home to save babies from abortion

By Rowena Orejana | June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

It was at the beginning of the first lockdown last year, in the middle of a conversation with Gianna Molla, St Gianna’s daughter, that an inspiration struck Dame Colleen Bayer, DSG. Dame Colleen and her husband Terry had been taking in pregnant girls at their home for the past 30 … Read More about New home to save babies from abortion

Fr Park’s dreams come true with ordination

By Rowena Orejana | May 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

Fr Chani Thomas Park first heard the call to priesthood at age 19 in a dream. Three dreams to be exact. On May 15, he was finally ordained to the priesthood by Auckland Auxiliary Bishop Michael Gielen at the Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph. Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn … Read More about Fr Park’s dreams come true with ordination