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Thumbs up for increased sick leave

By NZ Catholic Staff | March 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Wellington archdiocese’s Ecology, Justice and Peace Commission has expressed support for a bill seeking to increase the availability of employer-funded sick leave for employees. In a submission to the Education and Workforce select committee about the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill, the commission said they agreed with the intention … Read More about Thumbs up for increased sick leave

Concern at NZ fertility trend down

By Michael Otto | March 17, 2021 | 1 Comment

Cultural change is the key factor to reversing an alarming downward trend in New Zealand’s birth rate, says a demographics commentator. Marcus Roberts, who, with his wife Shannon, ran the Demography is Destiny blog on the Mercatornet website for ten years, before stepping down this year, said that recent Stats … Read More about Concern at NZ fertility trend down

500 years of Christianity in the Philippines

By Rowena Orejana | March 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Filipino Catholic communities in New Zealand are to have a year-long celebration in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines. MissioNZ national director Fr Bernard Espiritu, SVD, said it will be good to celebrate this event, as Filipino migrants have helped rejuvenate the Church wherever they go. … Read More about 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines

First dean for Catholic Theological College

By NZ Catholic Staff | March 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

The first dean of the new Catholic Theological College has been appointed – Dr John Evangelista of Auckland. The appointment was announced by Te Kupenga chief executive Dr Areti Metuamate on February 15. A statement from the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference saod that Dr Metuamate was delighted to announce … Read More about First dean for Catholic Theological College

Judicial review on school maintenance fund delayed

By Michael Otto | March 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

A court hearing over integrated schools being left out of a $396million funding package for upgrading state school properties was delayed for several weeks. Last year, papers were filed in the High Court seeking a judicial review of the Education Minister’s decision. A hearing was initially scheduled to be held … Read More about Judicial review on school maintenance fund delayed

New potential deacon candidates in Akld

By Michael Otto | March 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

A new intake of potential candidates for the permanent diaconate in Auckland diocese has just started their process of discernment. The decision to have a new intake came after consultation with priests over recent months. Some 18 potential candidates attended an information day in late February. The day covered what … Read More about New potential deacon candidates in Akld