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Greece and greed

By Nevil Gibson | July 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Long-term relationships between filmmakers and actors usually indicate mutually rewarding rapport. The empathy between director Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan has resulted in a laid-back travelogue series over the past 10 years and a handful of offbeat movies. Winterbottom is one of Britain’s most productive film-makers – 30 feature films and … Read More about Greece and greed

Celebration of Fr Murphy’s 50th jubilee

By NZ Catholic contributor | July 24, 2020 | 1 Comment

by DAVID TENNENT On Saturday, June 27, Fr Peter Murphy celebrated Mass with members of his family and parishioners of St Mary’s, Papakura, to mark the 50th anniversary of his ordination to priesthood on June 27, 1970.  The liturgy included a moving rendition on violin of Panis Angelicus, at Fr … Read More about Celebration of Fr Murphy’s 50th jubilee

Separate faith-based redress hearing

By NZ Catholic Staff | July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The public hearing by the Royal Commission on Abuse in Care focussing on the issue of redress, initially scheduled for March, has now been rescheduled for split state and faith-based hearings in September and November. According to a page on the royal commission website, the faith-based redress public hearing will … Read More about Separate faith-based redress hearing

Long-serving organist honoured

By NZ Catholic Staff | July 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Myra Jill (Billie) Tohill has been playing the organ at St John the Baptist parish in Alexandra for more than 60 years. She has played at Mass, at funerals and for other special occasions. On Trinity Sunday, June 7, she was presented with flowers at the church, in acknowledgement of … Read More about Long-serving organist honoured

Racial spin on Vietnam war

By Nevil Gibson | July 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The wave of global protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement would have been no surprise to African-American writer-director Spike Lee. Since his debut feature, She’s Gotta Have It in 1986, he has provoked black and white audiences alike with movies that range from the highly personal and … Read More about Racial spin on Vietnam war

The Australian connection to NZ’s radical abortion law

By NZ Catholic contributor | July 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

by Bernard Moran Here is the untold story of how an elite group of New Zealand abortion-rights advocates collaborated with their Australian counterparts to promote abortion on demand here, modelled on the successful campaign in Victoria in 2008. The result was the Abortion Legislation Act, passed by 68 to 51 … Read More about The Australian connection to NZ’s radical abortion law