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The importance of meals in Jesus’ ministry

By Rowena Orejana | August 20, 2021 | 1 Comment

The Eucharist “perpetuates until the end of time the incarnation” of God’s love for us and, in order to respond to the challenges of the times, we should renew ourselves in the mystery of the Eucharist.  Te Kupenga lecturer Dr Rocio Figueroa presented her reflection at the Auckland Eucharistic Convention held on July 16-18 … Read More about The importance of meals in Jesus’ ministry

Vaccination is an act of love, Pope says in ad campaign

By Catholic News Service | August 19, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – When each individual makes a small act of charity, like getting the Covid-19 vaccine, every gesture added together can transform the world, Pope Francis said in a global ad campaign. “Being vaccinated with vaccines authorised by the competent authorities is an act of love. And contributing … Read More about Vaccination is an act of love, Pope says in ad campaign

Caritas does Cook Islands check-up

By NZ Catholic Staff | August 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Julianne Hickey, director, and Kate Go, executive assistant, of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand recently returned from a week’s visit to Rarotonga. The purpose of the visit was to accompany a new participant in the Catholic Volunteers Overseas (CVO) programme, Andy Doherty of Christchurch, and to check on health and safety processes … Read More about Caritas does Cook Islands check-up

Dunedin Diocesan Pastoral Council on a rural roadshow

By Rowena Orejana | August 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

by PETER OWENS  “The Rural Ministry Roadshow” is making an impact. The Catholic Church in New Zealand, like other institutions, is undergoing a change in its demographics and activities. The drop in the number of priests in this country, along with rapid change in transportation and population, is causing concern everywhere.  … Read More about Dunedin Diocesan Pastoral Council on a rural roadshow

Need for constant renewal in the Spirit

By Rowena Orejana | August 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

New Zealand and Australian Catholic networks have banded together and hosted a virtual seminar entitled “Alive in the Spirit”, which was aimed at seeking inspiration from the Holy Spirit as the two countries and the Church emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.  It was able to gather more than  700 participants … Read More about Need for constant renewal in the Spirit