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Don’t forget suffering Church throughout the world

By Rowena Orejana | December 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

Aid for the Church in Need has asked Catholics in Aotearoa New Zealand not to forget about the suffering Church in other parts of the world, particularly in the Middle East and in Nigeria. ACN is a pontifical foundation that supports persecuted Christians. On November 30, they held a “Witness … Read More about Don’t forget suffering Church throughout the world

Fr Wu upcycles Kai by Koha

By Rowena Orejana | December 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

St Joseph and St Joachim (Otahuhu) parish priest Fr Martin Wu is hoping that he can bring his latest project, “Kai by Koha”, around the community this Christmas to spread a little cheer. NZ Catholic caught up with Fr Wu at the “Gaudete, Advent and Christmas Carols”, a music ministry … Read More about Fr Wu upcycles Kai by Koha

May His Love and Peace Reign

By Rowena Orejana | December 24, 2023 | 1 Comment

In recent weeks our TVs have confronted us with horrific scenes from Gaza. In this corner of the Holy Land, we see children screaming in abject terror at the killing and destruction has become the norm. The Holy Land is indeed a complex land, and it is difficult for us … Read More about May His Love and Peace Reign

Joy as fourth Bishop of Hamilton ordained

By NZ Catholic Staff | December 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Bishop Richard Laurenson was ordained as the fourth Bishop of Hamilton in a solemn and dignified liturgy at the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the evening of December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Before addressing the congregation, which filled the cathedral, … Read More about Joy as fourth Bishop of Hamilton ordained

Akld DPC 50 years of work described as ‘spectacular success’

By Michael Otto | December 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

Since its inception in 1973, the Auckland Diocesan Pastoral Council has been a “spectacular success”, in the opinion of a lay Catholic who was involved with it for 43 years. Pat Lythe, who retired from the DPC in 2018, presented a short history of the council at a November 18 … Read More about Akld DPC 50 years of work described as ‘spectacular success’

Christchurch Catholic health professionals group established

By Rowena Orejana | December 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

A Catholic health professionals group has been established in Christchurch. The establishment of the group means that there is an opportunity to meet with other professionals across a spread of health disciplines in the industry, and to discuss and support each other in both faith and vocation. All health professionals … Read More about Christchurch Catholic health professionals group established