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Pope proclaims year dedicated to St. Joseph

By Catholic News Service | December 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Marking the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being declared patron of the universal church, Pope Francis proclaimed a yearlong celebration dedicated to the foster father of Jesus. In a Dec. 8 apostolic letter, “Patris Corde” (“With a father’s heart”), the pope said Christians can discover in … Read More about Pope proclaims year dedicated to St. Joseph

Pregnancy Help moves closer to student hub

By Rowena Orejana | December 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Construction of a building meant for student accommodation was going on in front of the new Pregnancy Help office in Parnell, Auckland. It is not a stretch to imagine that some of the organisation’s future clients would be coming from the building. Pregnancy Help, an organisation that provides practical help … Read More about Pregnancy Help moves closer to student hub

A call to open hearts and homes to children

By Rowena Orejana | December 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Le Bernadette Tamasese traced her journey as a social worker to her days as a youth leader in the 1990s for her then-parish of St John the Evangelist in Otara. “In retrospect, as a young person growing up in Otara, we were exposed to some traumatic incidents in our community … Read More about A call to open hearts and homes to children

Palmerston North diocese in ‘really good stead’ for 2021

By Rowena Orejana | December 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Despite not having a bishop and facing financial challenges, Palmerston North diocese is looking at the coming year with a positive vision. “I think we’re in really good stead and in a really good position as a diocese heading into 2021,” newly appointed general manager Liam Greer said. Mr Greer … Read More about Palmerston North diocese in ‘really good stead’ for 2021

Nuncio talks on youth, laity and Pope’s vision

By NZ Catholic contributor | November 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

by JOHN SHAW The Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand visited Auckland on Sunday, October 11 as the distinguished guest speaker at the annual meeting of the parish of St Michael, Remuera. In his address, Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa dealt with four topics suggested by the St Michael’s Pastoral Council as being … Read More about Nuncio talks on youth, laity and Pope’s vision

Tikanga Maori needed in NZ Catholic Church

By Rowena Orejana | November 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The New Zealand Catholic Church cannot be perfected in grace as a New Zealand Catholic Church unless the deepest elements of Tikanga Maori are incorporated in it. This was the conclusion reached by Society of Mary third-year seminarian Hemi Ropata in his research project entitled “Deep Calls Unto Deep – … Read More about Tikanga Maori needed in NZ Catholic Church