Featured

Family gathering with Prelate for Opus Dei members

By Rowena Orejana | September 25, 2023 | 1 Comment

By Carolyn Moynihan Some 300 people from around New Zealand gathered in Auckland with the prelate of Opus Dei, Monsignor Fernando Ocariz, on August 26. A visit from “the Father”, as the prelate is called in the Opus Dei family, is a rare event in this country, the previous one … Read More about Family gathering with Prelate for Opus Dei members

Two Buller Catholic parishes combine

By NZ Catholic contributor | September 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

By TONY FORTUNE It was a while in the planning, and Sunday, August 20 was the day that the two Catholic parishes in the Buller district reformed into the one combined parish, renamed “The Buller- Inangahua Catholic Parish”. On that weekend, Wellington Archbishop Paul Martin, SM, was in Westport to … Read More about Two Buller Catholic parishes combine

College plans first-class science facility

By Michael Otto | September 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

A state-of-the-art science facility is being planned for Sacred Heart College in Auckland, to build upon and enhance the school’s top record of academic achievement. A shareholder information meeting was held at the college on August 17, at which headmaster Patrick Walsh explained the need for the new facility. Mr … Read More about College plans first-class science facility

Disability theology and ageing

By Rowena Orejana | September 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

“Successful ageing” has become a cultural obsession with a society that clings to “deep-seated cultural ideals of autonomy, self-determination and productivity”. At a talk at the Te Kupenga – Catholic Theological College on July 21, Auckland theologian and the Maclaurin Goodfellow Associate Professor of Theological and Religious Studies Dr Michael … Read More about Disability theology and ageing

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge to address NZ Catholic priests at Rotorua assembly

By NZ Catholic Staff | September 19, 2023 | 1 Comment

Archbishop of Brisbane Mark Coleridge will be one of the speakers at a week-long assembly of 170 Catholic priests to be held in Rotorua in the second week of October. The National Assembly of Diocesan Priests from October 9 to 13 will be the first such meeting of Catholic parish … Read More about Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge to address NZ Catholic priests at Rotorua assembly

175 years of storms, peace and prayer

By Michael Otto | September 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

Some 175 years ago, Fr Antoine Marie Garin, SM, built a school house in Howick, Auckland, which doubled as a chapel for Mass on Sundays. The anniversary of that beginning of Our Lady Star of the Sea parish and school was celebrated this year, over several days leading up to … Read More about 175 years of storms, peace and prayer