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Vatican announces Pope will bring migrants from Cyprus to Italy

By Catholic News Service | December 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

NICOSIA, Cyprus (CNS) – After Pope Francis denounced putting up “barbed wire” to keep out migrants and the practice of pushing boats back to countries where they face conditions similar to a “lager”, the Vatican announced he would help move a dozen migrants from Cyprus to Italy before Christmas. “As … Read More about Vatican announces Pope will bring migrants from Cyprus to Italy

John Paul College to phase out class streaming in 2022

By Michael Otto | December 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Class streaming at John Paul College in Rotorua will be phased out from next year, and the school’s principal is encouraging other schools to investigate this option.  In a school newsletter sent out in late October, John Paul College principal Patrick Walsh advised parents that the Board of Trustees had decided to … Read More about John Paul College to phase out class streaming in 2022

Cardinal Pell says prison helped him understand Christ’s suffering

By Catholic News Service | December 1, 2021 | 1 Comment

PHOENIX (CNS) – Australian Cardinal George Pell, jailed for more than a year for sex abuse crimes he ultimately was cleared of, said the experience enabled him to understand suffering as a redemptive process that allows one to identify closely with Christ. “Suffering accepted in faith can be good and … Read More about Cardinal Pell says prison helped him understand Christ’s suffering

Pope advances sainthood causes, including Dutch priest murdered at Dachau

By Catholic News Service | November 30, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis signed a decree recognising a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Titus Brandsma, clearing the way for the canonization of the 20th-century martyr murdered at the Dachau concentration camp. The Dutch Carmelite friar was sent to Dachau for treason — after defending Jews … Read More about Pope advances sainthood causes, including Dutch priest murdered at Dachau

Change bad habits, protect the earth, help others, Pope says in new book

By Catholic News Service | November 25, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Despite the disappointing outcome of the COP26 summit on climate change, Pope Francis said he knows it is not too late for humanity to act to combat environment destruction and increasing poverty. The ecological crisis, the social crisis of poverty and exclusion and the health care … Read More about Change bad habits, protect the earth, help others, Pope says in new book

Aussie tertiary move has implications for NZ courses

By Michael Otto | November 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

A change in the civil accreditation of an Australian Catholic tertiary institute has implications for Te Kupenga Catholic Theological College in this country.  According to an October 1 newsletter, Te Kupenga CTC currently teaches the Bachelor of Theology degree as an offshore campus of the Catholic Institute of Sydney (CIS).  But CIS has announced that it … Read More about Aussie tertiary move has implications for NZ courses