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Hope in the time of Coronavirus

By Rowena Orejana | May 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Back in the early days of the lockdown, Studio of Saint Philomena owner and award-winning artist Damien Walker was thinking of what he could contribute in terms of art to give people hope in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.   “How can I, as a Catholic artist, respond in … Read More about Hope in the time of Coronavirus

Auckland Cathedral to resume weekday Masses from June 2

By Rowena Orejana | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

While most rural parishes in the Auckland diocese will likely resume Sunday Masses from Pentecost onwards, those with large numbers of parishioners may have to wait a few more weeks before doing so. Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn, in a letter to all priests and deacons in the diocese, said the … Read More about Auckland Cathedral to resume weekday Masses from June 2

The ethical derivation of vaccines for COVID-19

By John Kleinsman | May 27, 2020 | 2 Comments

by JOHN KLEINSMAN It is generally accepted that a Covid-19 vaccine provides the best possibility of an “exit strategy” from the pandemic that is currently sweeping the world. Many companies around the world are currently working to produce such a vaccine – reports detail that there are more than 100 … Read More about The ethical derivation of vaccines for COVID-19

Mass to resume on Friday

By NZ Catholic Staff | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholics may look forward to resuming public Masses on May 29, following Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement that the restriction on the number of people allowed at a public gathering is increased from 10 to 100 in Covid-19 alert level 2. NZCBC secretary Hamilton Bishop Stephen Lowe said Mass will … Read More about Mass to resume on Friday

Churches open but no public Masses under new level 2

By NZ Catholic Staff | May 19, 2020 | 1 Comment

Catholic churches in Aotearoa New Zealand were able to open their doors from Thursday, May 14, for individuals to pray in private, but public Masses are not possible under the new restricted Alert Level 2. This was the message sent by the country’s six Catholic bishops in a letter to … Read More about Churches open but no public Masses under new level 2

PM asks for more patience

By Rowena Orejana | May 16, 2020 | 1 Comment

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern asked religious communities “for patience for a little longer” hinting that the limit of 10 on public gatherings may be expanded, but probably not up to 100. This was revealed by Auckland Bishop and NZCBC president Bishop Patrick Dunn who was among the religious leaders who … Read More about PM asks for more patience