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2020 a challenging year for Caring Foundation

By Rowena Orejana | March 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

2020 was the “year of extreme challenges, but also many graces”, according to Catholic Caring Foundation (Auckland) manager Ann Marie Parker, as the foundation was able to give out grants of more than $1million. “When we reflected back on 2020, the team at CCF felt honoured that we could play … Read More about 2020 a challenging year for Caring Foundation

Plea to take notice of unhealed historic pain

By NZ Catholic Staff | March 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Waitangi Day is a day for remembering promises made and hopes expressed, and also a day for remembering promises broken and noticing wounds that are still healing, Cardinal John Dew told the Archdiocese of Wellington Waitangi Day Mass on February 6, celebrated at St Mary of the Angels in Wellington … Read More about Plea to take notice of unhealed historic pain

Funding sought for organ rebuild

By Michael Otto | February 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

The historic 19th century Halmshaw organ was successfully retrieved from the earthquake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch late last year, but the instrument in not in great shape. CBS Music Charitable Trust was the principal sponsor of the retrieval, which took place during demolition work on the building. … Read More about Funding sought for organ rebuild

It’s OK to ask for help

By Rowena Orejana | February 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Two Catholics, a priest and a lay woman, share their mental health journeys towards a better life. One night, towards the end of August, 2016, then Thames-Coromandel parish priest Fr James Mulligan had a complete breakdown. “I was actually wheeled out of Thames. I had no choice,” he said. “The … Read More about It’s OK to ask for help

Fr Friel’s love for gardening an award winner in Timaru

By Rowena Orejana | February 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Holy Family Timaru parish priest Fr Christopher Friel was a little surprised to find that a parishioner, “a good daily Massgoer”, entered his garden at Sacred Heart Basilica in the Timaru Horticultural Society Summer Garden competition. An even more pleasant surprise for the priest was winning the competition’s best-under-a-year garden … Read More about Fr Friel’s love for gardening an award winner in Timaru

Fond Marlborough farewell for Mercy Sisters

By NZ Catholic contributor | February 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

by CATHIE BELL The Sisters of Mercy have called time on 135 years in Marlborough, with an official farewell held in December. The last two Mercy nuns based in Marlborough, Sister Elizabeth Mary and Sister Suzanna, left in early 2020, but they returned in December with nine other nuns, who … Read More about Fond Marlborough farewell for Mercy Sisters