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New Bishop’s heart beats for his diocese

By Rowena Orejana | October 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

Newly ordained Bishop of Palmerston North Bishop John Adams remembered receiving the Apostolic Nuncio’s call with “ a certain mixture of both honour and trepidation”. “It came around the same time I got the news that I would need to have open heart surgery, which I had ten weeks ago, … Read More about New Bishop’s heart beats for his diocese

Christian called to challenge injustice everywhere

By Rowena Orejana | October 12, 2023 | 1 Comment

Jesus challenged the status quo through words and actions during his time, and we, as Christians, are called upon to do the same, wherever and whenever we see injustice. This was said by Auckland diocese Religious Education and Catholic Character advisor Lyn Smith, a lecturer at Te Kupenga — Catholic … Read More about Christian called to challenge injustice everywhere

Catholic bishops urge politicians to focus on real issues not trivia

By NZ Catholic Staff | October 10, 2023 | 1 Comment

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops want the politicians elected on October 14 to focus on issues that matter instead of the trivia and scandals that dominate public debate. Writing in their Election Statement for the 2023 General Election, the bishops say that more and more people are becoming disillusioned and feel … Read More about Catholic bishops urge politicians to focus on real issues not trivia

Hamas attack on Israel a watershed moment for Holy Land, says NZ vice chancellor of Bethlehem University

By NZ Catholic Staff | October 9, 2023 | 0 Comments

Kiwi Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University in the Holy Land Br Peter Bray FSC said the surprise attack by Hamas on Israel at the weekend “is a watershed moment that could have long-term impact on life here in the Holy Land” even as he said he was not surprised by … Read More about Hamas attack on Israel a watershed moment for Holy Land, says NZ vice chancellor of Bethlehem University

God guided Sr Marie Ange to her final vows

By NZ Catholic contributor | October 9, 2023 | 0 Comments

By MINA AMSO She chose a path less travelled, one of contemplation and spiritual devotion. Now Sr Marie Ange of Jesus – a Carmelite nun at Royal Oak in Auckland – has made her commitment for life. On September 9, she professed her final vows before dozens of friends and … Read More about God guided Sr Marie Ange to her final vows

Pope’s climate exhortation a clarion call, say NZ Catholic bishops

By Michael Otto | October 5, 2023 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ Laudate Deum climate change exhortation is a clarion call, says the Catholic Bishop of Auckland, Bishop Stephen Lowe. “Laudate Deum is a clarion call to us all, as individuals, as industry and as nations, to examine whether our attitudes and actions towards care of mother Earth are consistent … Read More about Pope’s climate exhortation a clarion call, say NZ Catholic bishops