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Jesus not required to be blonde, blue-eyed

By Michael Otto | July 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholicism does not require Jesus to be blonde-haired and blue-eyed, says a New Zealand theologian, in response to a challenge by a US Black Lives Matter activist. Fr Mervyn Duffy, SM, made the comment to NZ Catholic after the newspaper sent questions about recent statements by activist Shaun King. Last … Read More about Jesus not required to be blonde, blue-eyed

Faith and life tips shared with youth on Zoom

By Rowena Orejana | July 9, 2020 | 1 Comment

Life does not go in a straight line, a highly sought-after American youth and young adult speaker told Catholic millennials in New Zealand at a Zoom conference during the lockdown.  The Auckland Catholic Young Adult Community held the video conference on May 23 when the country was still on alert level … Read More about Faith and life tips shared with youth on Zoom

‘Politicised’ church sign seen as inappropriate

By NZ Catholic Staff | July 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Wellington Cardinal John Dew has said he does not support the placement of a controversial “all lives matter” sign at St Patrick’s church in Masterton.  The sign attracted media coverage after it was noticed in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests in New Zealand and throughout the world.   In a statement, Cardinal Dew said the sign … Read More about ‘Politicised’ church sign seen as inappropriate

Br Mark steps up for human formation role at seminary

By Rowena Orejana | July 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Accompanying seminarians in their journey towards becoming “men who live out the values of the Sermon on the Mount” is how De La Salle Brother Mark McKeon describes his new role as the director for human formation at Holy Cross Seminary in Ponsonby.  A De La Salle brother for 35 years, … Read More about Br Mark steps up for human formation role at seminary

Theological college considers new Akld home

By Rowena Orejana | July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic lockdown may have slowed down some of the projects of Te Kupenga – Catholic Leadership Institute in its first year but the organisation is now starting to get into gear.  Te Kupenga chief executive Dr Areti Metuamate told NZ Catholic they are looking for a “proper campus in Auckland” for the Catholic Theological College, the new Catholic tertiary education provider formed from the merging of … Read More about Theological college considers new Akld home

Principal joins coalition against legalising cannabis

By Michael Otto | July 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Catholic secondary school principal is among community leaders who have signed up to a new alliance of people who will work to oppose any attempt to legalise cannabis in New Zealand.  Patrick Walsh, principal of John Paul College in Rotorua, is among the those in Smart Approaches to Marijuana … Read More about Principal joins coalition against legalising cannabis