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Come and see a crib or three, by the sea, at Kapiti

By Rowena Orejana | December 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

About 30 nativity cribs will be on display at the recently-completed Our Lady of Kapiti church in Paraparaumu in Wellington archdiocese. Parish council member Bob Houston said the project, “Cribs on Kapiti”, will also give people the chance to have a look around the $11.5million church. The cribs will be … Read More about Come and see a crib or three, by the sea, at Kapiti

New pastoral plan launched in Auckland

By Rowena Orejana | December 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

A new pastoral plan for Auckland Catholic diocese, which promotes being a more mission-focused Church, was launched at a diocesan youth Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral on November 29. The diocesan “mission map” has three key goals – to strengthen Catholic communities for missionary discipleship, to build up the spirituality … Read More about New pastoral plan launched in Auckland

Ordinations for Society of Mary

By Rowena Orejana | December 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

“You are ready.” With these words, Auxiliary Bishop Michael Gielen gave encouragement to newly-ordained Society of Mary priest Fr Benedict D’Souza. Fr D’Souza was ordained by Bishop Gielen on November 27 (check) at the Sacred Heart church in Ponsonby, Auckland. Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn and Society of Mary provincial Fr … Read More about Ordinations for Society of Mary

NOPS to investigate Bishop Kavanagh’s handling of abuse complaints

By NZ Catholic Staff | December 18, 2020 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Church has appointed an experienced independent investigator to look at whether a former Bishop of Dunedin, Bishop John Kavanagh, acted properly when he received complaints of sexual abuse. The Metropolitan Archbishop of New Zealand, Cardinal John Dew, has instructed the Church’s complaints body – the National Office for … Read More about NOPS to investigate Bishop Kavanagh’s handling of abuse complaints

New wheels for St Vincent de Paul Centre, Otahuhu

By Rowena Orejana | December 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

After many years of wishing, the Society of St Vincent de Paul Centre in Otahuhu, Auckland, has finally got a brand-new truck. It came just in time, too, as demand for food parcels and furniture soared this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and the centre’s old truck was on … Read More about New wheels for St Vincent de Paul Centre, Otahuhu