Distinguished scientist becomes a Dame

By NZ Catholic Staff | February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Several Catholics received honours in the New Year’s Honours List. Among them were: Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble of Epsom was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to science. Professor Brimble was received into the Catholic Church in 2017. She has made world-class contributions … Read More about Distinguished scientist becomes a Dame

Hitting the right notes in NZ’s southern churches

By NZ Catholic contributor | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

by JEFF DILLON In mid-December, St Joseph’s cathedral in Dunedin resounded to soaring voices and orchestral instruments as the visiting Sydney based choir and ensemble, Artes Christi, performed F. J. Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai at an early afternoon Mass.

Ethnic mix changing in Catholic schools

By Michael Otto | February 11, 2019 | 2 Comments

Last year was the first year that non-European/Pākehā students made up more than half the number of students in Catholic schools in New Zealand. 

NZ-based theologian is an abuse survivor

By Catholic News Service | January 23, 2019 | 1 Comment

by PHILIPPA HITCHEN ROME (CNS) – A New-Zealand-based theologian was one of several female survivors of sexual abuse by priests to call on Church leaders preparing for a February summit at the Vatican to listen to the voices of victims and to end a “culture of cover-up” that has dragged … Read More about NZ-based theologian is an abuse survivor

New full biography a milestone in Colin cause

By Michael Otto | January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The first full-length biography since the 19th century of a man whose name, it is said, deserves to be as well-known as that of Samuel Marsden in the history of New Zealand, has been completed.

Alleged racism confrontation in US more complex than first portrayed

By admin | January 22, 2019 | 1 Comment

WASHINGTON (CNS) – An exchange between Catholic high school students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington on January 18 led to vilification on social media the following day, but the immediate accusations that the students showed racist behaviour have been dialled back as more details of the entire … Read More about Alleged racism confrontation in US more complex than first portrayed