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City Council grants $120k towards cathedral project

By NZ Catholic Staff | June 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Wellington City Council has made an urgent grant of $120,000 towards the strengthening of the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Wellington. The cathedral was closed in July, 2018 after a structural engineer’s report confirmed the building represented a significant risk to people in the case of … Read More about City Council grants $120k towards cathedral project

SVDP launches National Recovery Appeal

By NZ Catholic Staff | June 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The St Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Society has launched a National Recovery Appeal to help the increasing numbers of individuals and families struggling from the impact of Covid-19. The appeal was launched in early June and will run until December. The goal is to raise $4 million to provide people … Read More about SVDP launches National Recovery Appeal

Fr Trung ordained after lockdown delay

By Rowena Orejana | June 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

The much-awaited ordination to the priesthood of Fr Peter Trung Nguyen — which was initially scheduled for April 18, but was postponed because of the Covid-19 lockdown — finally took place on June 6 at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Palmerston North. It was a very emotional moment … Read More about Fr Trung ordained after lockdown delay

NZ Bishops: Over to each diocese and parish to decide Level 1 measures

By Michael Otto | June 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The New Zealand Catholic bishops met today (June 12) and decided they did not need to issue any formal advice or pastoral comment on how churches should operate under Covid-19 Alert Level 1. Under Level 1 – which began at midnight last Monday – all restrictions were lifted on “public … Read More about NZ Bishops: Over to each diocese and parish to decide Level 1 measures

Finding a different path to fruitfulness

By NZ Catholic contributor | June 12, 2020 | 1 Comment

by JENNY BRINKWORTH When Catholic convert and respected journalist Debra Vermeer was grappling with the reality that she and her husband Tony could not conceive a child, she found the shelves of bookshops devoid of helpful literature. There was a plethora of material on parenting and different fertility methods and … Read More about Finding a different path to fruitfulness

Bishop Basil Meeking, Bishop Emeritus of Christchurch, dies aged 90

By Michael Otto | June 11, 2020 | 3 Comments

The Bishop of Christchurch, Bishop Paul Martin,SM, has announced today, 11 June 2020 the death of Bishop Emeritus Most Reverend Basil Meeking, DD. Bishop Meeking aged 90 passed away at Christchurch Hospital after a recent period of ill-health. Bishop Meeking was the seventh bishop of Christchurch. He was firstly ordained … Read More about Bishop Basil Meeking, Bishop Emeritus of Christchurch, dies aged 90