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Ordination to priesthood postponed

By Rowena Orejana | April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The decision to postpone the ordination to the priesthood of Deacon Trung Nguyen hit him hard, but the love that poured from the people of the Palmerston North diocese, as well as from his own family, has kept his faith strong. “When I heard about it, I felt sad. I … Read More about Ordination to priesthood postponed

Extraordinary Easter prompts words of hope

By Rowena Orejana | April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The New Zealand Catholic bishops jointly and individually expressed the message of hope that Easter conveyed, reminding all Catholics that Jesus called on us to “be not afraid”, and that he (Jesus) has triumphed over the “lockdown of the tomb”. In a statement signed by all the bishops, they acknowledged … Read More about Extraordinary Easter prompts words of hope

An Easter message from NZ Catholic’s publisher

By Bishop Patrick Dunn | April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

If I had read last summer a science fiction novel about a super bug that forced most of the world’s population to live in self-isolation bubbles, that crippled economies and brought international travel to a halt, I may have enjoyed the book, but merely as a work of fiction. Now … Read More about An Easter message from NZ Catholic’s publisher

CWL cancels national conference

By NZ Catholic Staff | April 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The national board of the Catholic Women’s League has decided to cancel the league’s national conference in July. National president Susan Dickson said this was done with heavy hearts. “We acknowledge the hard work of the Hamilton Diocesan Council and thank the organising committee for all their planning and efforts … Read More about CWL cancels national conference

Fundamentalist biblical interpretation off the mark

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | April 15, 2020 | 1 Comment

In response to various statements from certain religious figures – mainly on the Internet – to the effect that the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic was foretold in the Book of Revelation in the Bible, NZ Catholic asked Te Kupenga – Catholic Theology Institute Scripture lecturer Fr Kevin Waldie, SM, for comment. … Read More about Fundamentalist biblical interpretation off the mark