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Lectionary based on Revised New Jerusalem Bible

By Rowena Orejana | July 5, 2021 | 1 Comment

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has accepted the invitation of the Australian bishops to help produce a new lectionary based on the Revised New Jerusalem Bible. NZCBC secretary Hamilton Bishop Stephen Lowe, who also represents the New Zealand bishops at the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL), … Read More about Lectionary based on Revised New Jerusalem Bible

Pope recovering after abdominal surgery

By Catholic News Service | July 5, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis was hospitalised on July 4 and underwent surgery on his sigmoid colon, the lowest part of the large intestine, the Vatican press office said. “The Holy Father reacted well to the surgery, which was conducted under general anesthesia,” the press office said in a … Read More about Pope recovering after abdominal surgery

Renewal of dedication of NZ to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven to be title ‘Te Ara a Maria: Mary’s Way’

By NZ Catholic Staff | June 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

WELLINGTON – The Catholic Bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand have chosen “Te Ara a Maria: Mary’s Way” as the name of the proposal to renew the country’s dedication to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven. The name was suggested by Manuel Beazley, the Auckland diocese vicar for Māori, and was approved, … Read More about Renewal of dedication of NZ to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven to be title ‘Te Ara a Maria: Mary’s Way’

No Masses as Wellington moves to Alert Level 2

By Rowena Orejana | June 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Wellington Cardinal John Dew said there will be no Vigil or Sunday Masses in the Greater Wellington Area including the Wairarapa and the Kapiti Coast after the government announced it was placing the area into Alert Level two after 6 pm Wednesday night up to 11:59 pm on Sunday. “Out … Read More about No Masses as Wellington moves to Alert Level 2

No Vatican-NZ money-laundering probe

By Michael Otto | June 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Media coverage of a spectacular error in an Australian financial authority’s reporting of financial transactions from the Vatican to Australian accounts earlier this year prompted some Catholic figures to mention possible New Zealand connections, as part of a wider discussion about money-laundering between nations. But New Zealand Police have told … Read More about No Vatican-NZ money-laundering probe

Abortion safe areas bill opposed in submission

By Michael Otto | June 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

The director of The Nathaniel Centre for Bioethics — Te Kupenga, Dr John Kleinsman, has stated his opposition to a bill that seeks to provide powers to set up safe areas around specific abortion facilities on a case-by-case basis. In a submission to Parliament’s Health Select Committee on the Contraception, … Read More about Abortion safe areas bill opposed in submission