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Mercy sister was top teacher and master linguist

By NZ Catholic Staff | October 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sister Mary Leonie (Helen O’Neill), RSM, QSM, one of New Zealand’s most distinguished teachers of speech and drama, died in Christchurch on September 12.  Aged 90, she was in the 69th year of her religious profession as a Sister of Mercy.  Born in Cromwell in Central Otago, she trained at teachers’ training college … Read More about Mercy sister was top teacher and master linguist

President Biden and Pope Francis scheduled to meet on October 29

By Catholic News Service | October 15, 2021 | 1 Comment

WASHINGTON (CNS) – US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will have an audience with Pope Francis on October 29, the day before the G20 Leaders’ Summit starts in Rome, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced. “They will discuss working together on efforts grounded in respect for … Read More about President Biden and Pope Francis scheduled to meet on October 29

Giving to the environment what it is due

By Rowena Orejana | October 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Education, research and action are needed in order to implement eco-justice, which is giving the environment what is its due.   This was the message driven by Te Kupenga theology lecturer Dr Christopher Longhurst in a workshop called Caring for Our Common Home facilitated by the Wellington Theological Consortium on August 28, 2021 through Zoom.   During the workshop, Dr Longhurst … Read More about Giving to the environment what it is due

Recognising miracle, Pope clears way for beatification of John Paul I

By Catholic News Service | October 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis has signed a decree recognising a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope John Paul I, clearing the way for his beatification. The Italian pope served only 33 days as pontiff; he died in the papal apartments on September 28, 1978, at the age … Read More about Recognising miracle, Pope clears way for beatification of John Paul I

Parliamentary recognition for southern volunteer

By NZ Catholic Staff | October 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

by PETER OWENS St Peter’s College in Gore has a long tradition of assisting in volunteer work among people with disabilities in the South. The college community and the people of Central Otago were delighted at the recent recognition by Parliament of the voluntary work of Lorenzo Chambers, a student … Read More about Parliamentary recognition for southern volunteer

Knitting our way towards the mind of the Creator

By NZ Catholic contributor | October 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

By NEIL BROOM  Although never having mastered the craft of knitting, I am the grateful recipient of a magnificent hand-knitted winter jersey, courtesy of my wife’s stellar knitting skills. The project commenced early during the first Covid lockdown in 2020 and was completed in time for this year’s chilly winter.  Quizzing my wife during the course of the jersey’s creation, I began pondering over the concept of a knitting pattern. Can it … Read More about Knitting our way towards the mind of the Creator