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Communion of believers

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | January 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

January 16: Second Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm: 96; 2. 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Gospel: John 2:1-11.   After a series of Sunday feasts, we now return to a more ordinary sequence of Sunday observance. And so these Scripture passages centre us on our everyday faith world.   Isaiah’s message is one of hope and joy-filled expectation. At the heart of his prophetic words is great … Read More about Communion of believers

Pope’s music library contains nearly 2000 CDs, includes Elvis

By Catholic News Service | January 14, 2022 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis’ music library contains nearly 2000 CDs and 19 vinyl records, according to the Vatican cardinal who is curating the collection. While it is mostly made up of classical music, it also includes: an old album of Édith Piaf’s greatest hits; Argentine tango tunes, especially … Read More about Pope’s music library contains nearly 2000 CDs, includes Elvis

Indian government reversal: Missionaries of Charity can get foreign funds

By Catholic News Service | January 13, 2022 | 1 Comment

NEW DELHI (CNS) – The Indian government has restored the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act registration of the Missionaries of Charity, clearing the decks for the globally renowned charity to receive and utilise foreign funds, reported ucanews.com. “I am delighted that the Indian government has restored our FCRA license,” said Sunita … Read More about Indian government reversal: Missionaries of Charity can get foreign funds

A distinctive focus

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | January 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

January 9: Baptism of the Lord. Readings: 1. Isaiah 40:1-5,9-11; Psalm: 29; 2. Titus 2:11-14, 3:4-7; Gospel: Luke 3:15-16, 21-22.   For this Sunday and its feast, the biblical texts have a really distinctive focus. And that helps us better picture the initial phase of Jesus’ mission and ministry.   First of all, Isaiah voices words of comfort and consolation for Israel at a difficult time in their history. … Read More about A distinctive focus

Sacred Heart principal moves to Liston College

By NZ Catholic Staff | January 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

Liston College in west Auckland is to have a new principal, Stephen Dooley, who has been the principal at Sacred Heart College in east Auckland since 2019.  The Board of Trustees of Liston College stated that Mr Dooley would join Liston College from the start of the 2022 school year.  … Read More about Sacred Heart principal moves to Liston College

Whole-of-Government approach for school engagement

By NZ Catholic Staff | January 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

A committee of Auckland diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission has called for a whole-of-government approach to measures to encourage school engagement by students.  Commission executive secretary Peter Garrick spoke to Parliament’s Education and Workforce Committee on September 30. The JPC’s Education and Workforce Select Committee had made a submission to … Read More about Whole-of-Government approach for school engagement