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Dame Lyndsay calls it a day after 37 years

By Michael Otto | May 23, 2022 | 1 Comment

Perhaps the most widely-recognised Catholic voice in Aotearoa New Zealand will no longer be heard or seen in an official Church capacity. Dame Lyndsay Freer has retired from her role as media and communications officer for Auckland diocese, bringing the curtain down on a 37-year career as the go-to “Church … Read More about Dame Lyndsay calls it a day after 37 years

Women in the Old Testament

By Rowena Orejana | May 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

Women were depicted as weak creatures in the Old Testament, but through their faith they were made strong by God to save their people. At a Zoom presentation held by Titipounamu Study and Joy, Br Kieran Fenn, FMS, discussed three women in the Old Testament: Miriam ( sister of Moses), … Read More about Women in the Old Testament

Pope: Focus on the essentials like St Charles de Foucauld did

By Catholic News Service | May 19, 2022 | 2 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Catholic Church needs to strive continually to make sure it is focusing on the essentials of Christian faith – Jesus and charity – and not “get lost in so many secondary things”, Pope Francis said. St Charles de Foucauld, who was canonised on May 15, is … Read More about Pope: Focus on the essentials like St Charles de Foucauld did

Holiness is possible and Church provides tools to attain it, cardinal says

By Catholic News Service | May 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

BALTIMORE (CNS) – Holiness is possible, and the Catholic Church provides the tools for attaining it. That was the theme of an address delivered on May 15 by Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore. The … Read More about Holiness is possible and Church provides tools to attain it, cardinal says

Author of priest novel suffers devastating fire

By NZ Catholic contributor | May 19, 2022 | 2 Comments

by MINA AMSO A Kiwi Catholic author has lost half of his land in the Far North in a large bush fire, just a month after publishing a novel about two Catholic priests, one of whom is an exorcist. It took five helicopters and 25 men several hours to extinguish … Read More about Author of priest novel suffers devastating fire

Cardinal Dew quizzed on Church in radio show

By Michael Otto | May 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

If Cardinal John Dew was elected as Pope, what would he like to see different about the Church at the end of his pontificate? That was a question put to Cardinal Dew in an interview by John Cowan on Real Life on NewstalkZB on Easter Sunday. Cardinal Dew started his … Read More about Cardinal Dew quizzed on Church in radio show