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NZ bishops publish significant expanded statement on the importance of respecting all life

By Michael Otto | September 27, 2023 | 1 Comment

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have updated and expanded for the 2020s an important 1997 document that inspires the active protection and promotion of all life. NZ Catholic Bishops Conference president Bishop Stephen Lowe, the Bishop of Auckland, said that the revised and expanded version of Te Kahu o te Ora … Read More about NZ bishops publish significant expanded statement on the importance of respecting all life

Camino prompts reflections on education and life

By Michael Otto | September 27, 2023 | 1 Comment

Walking the Camino de Santiago teaches people about life, and since much of Kieran Fouhy’s life has been spent in Catholic schools, it has given rise to a few reflections on the subject. Mr Fouhy, a former headmaster at St Peter’s College, St Paul’s College and Sacred Heart College in … Read More about Camino prompts reflections on education and life

70th jubilees for sisters

By Rowena Orejana | September 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

by Merle Hiscock, RNDM It was with great rejoicing and gratitude that the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions and friends celebrated the 70th Jubilee of Religious Profession of Srs Mary-Ellen O’Sullivan, RNDM and Valerie Lawson, RNDM. Family, sisters and friends gathered firstly in Notre Dame Chapel in Hamilton … Read More about 70th jubilees for sisters

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