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Kiwi lecturer takes on US philosopher

By Rowena Orejana | September 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

How does one engage in a philosophical argument with one of the leading lights of American pragmatism?  In 2006, lecturer in philosophy at Te Kupenga – Catholic Theological College Fr John Owens, SM, set about reading everything he could about American philosopher Richard Rorty. The Kiwi academic ended up publishing a book in 2019.  The book, “Rorty, Religion and Metaphysics” was launched on August 5, … Read More about Kiwi lecturer takes on US philosopher

Climate fasters hosted by Viard House in Wgtn

By Rowena Orejana | September 3, 2020 | 1 Comment

by MARTIN De JONG  Climate activists fasting outside Parliament in Wellington have been hosted for the last two months at Viard House, the residence of Cardinal John Dew and Fr David Dowling, parish priest of the Wellington Cathedral Parish.     Under the banner of “E Tū for our Future/Stand up for our Future”, initiated by … Read More about Climate fasters hosted by Viard House in Wgtn

Faith and hope in the hell of ‘re-education’ camps

By Michael Otto | September 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

A classic of Vietnamese “gulag literature”, written by an Auckland-based Catholic priest, has been updated, translated into English and republished this year to coincide with the priest’s golden jubilee of priestly ordination.   “I Must Live” by Fr “Andrew” Nguyen Nuu Le, is an account of the 13 years he spent in communist re-education … Read More about Faith and hope in the hell of ‘re-education’ camps

Christchurch March for Life in alert level 2

By NZ Catholic Staff | September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

by MINA AMSO  More than 1000 people took to the streets of Christchurch on a sunny Saturday afternoon (August 15) for the first time to march for life. Men, women and children marched from Cathedral Square to Victoria Square in the CBD, and their message was clear: “Love them both”.  Co-organiser Jason Winslade said he was happy … Read More about Christchurch March for Life in alert level 2

Celebration as Carmelite brings up 90 years

By NZ Catholic contributor | September 1, 2020 | 2 Comments

by MINA AMSO Three days after her 21st birthday, Sr Elizabeth of the Trinity (McSwigan) stepped into the Carmelite monastery in Christchurch. That’s just over 69 years ago and she’s never looked back. “Well I look back now and think ‘good heavens I can’t believe it’. I’ve never regretted it. … Read More about Celebration as Carmelite brings up 90 years

Keep one’s eyes fixed on Jesus, says Bishop Lowe in pastoral letter

By NZ Catholic Staff | September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the onset of increased Covid-19 restrictions, Hamilton Bishop Stephen Lowe has encouraged people not to be afraid, but to instead follow Mary’s example and keep one’s eyes fixed on Jesus.  In a pastoral letter to the diocese on August 15, Bishop Lowe stated that now, more than ever, we … Read More about Keep one’s eyes fixed on Jesus, says Bishop Lowe in pastoral letter