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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

Catholic women to mark suffrage day with a challenge to the Church

By NZ Catholic Staff | August 31, 2021 | 2 Comments

Those taking part in an art installation challenging the Church to recognise women’s leadership will be received by Cardinal John Dew at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Wellington on September 19.  Catholic women in Wellington, and in Auckland, are marking Women’s Suffrage day with a challenge to the Church … Read More about Catholic women to mark suffrage day with a challenge to the Church

Māori Catholic history well worth knowing

By Rowena Orejana | August 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

The history of the Catholic Church in New Zealand, particularly that of Māori Catholics, is something that seems to be left out many times when people discuss this country’s history. A project is underway to correct this oversight.  A Māori Catholic history book project is being led by University of Auckland lecturer and historian … Read More about Māori Catholic history well worth knowing

Catholic appreciation of Maori knowledge and science

By Rowena Orejana | August 27, 2021 | 1 Comment

Catholics have a lot to contribute in the public discussion on mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) and science, said University of Auckland lecturer and historian Dr Rowan Light.  “We’ve been critiquing science for many, many years . . . For hundreds of years, we’ve had an engagement with what science is as a … Read More about Catholic appreciation of Maori knowledge and science

Nationwide hīkoi underway for new artwork honouring Mary

By NZ Catholic Staff | August 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

A special artwork to honour Mary was unveiled and blessed at a Mass at St Mary of the Angels church in Wellington on August 15.  After a welcome involving Māori, the artwork was processed into the church before the Mass, during which the dedications of Aotearoa New Zealand and the … Read More about Nationwide hīkoi underway for new artwork honouring Mary