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Bollywood steps up

By Nevil Gibson | September 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hollywood’s studio system was declared dead in the past month. It was the end of an era in which big budget movies were released solely to paying audiences in cinemas.  Famous studios names such as MGM, Fox, Warner, Paramount, Columbia and Universal may live on in various forms, but their business models will not.  The last to go were Paramount … Read More about Bollywood steps up

Family First wins charitable status battle after Court of Appeal hearing

By NZ Catholic Staff | September 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Family First NZ has won its appeal in the Wellington Court of Appeal against deregistration from the Charities Register.   “This decision is a win for the freedom of speech and belief in New Zealand. The attempt by the Charities [Registration] Board to deregister Family First would have been a watershed, not just for Family First, … Read More about Family First wins charitable status battle after Court of Appeal hearing

Kopua blessed by local vocation

By Rowena Orejana | September 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Palmerston North Diocese Vocations Team  Kopua is a hidden treasure of the Church in New Zealand. That it is hidden is not by chance. It’s a Cistercian monastery, and so seclusion is part of its nature and purpose.   That doesn’t mean that Kopua, tucked away in the rolling hills of Tararua, is enclosed. In fact, part of the … Read More about Kopua blessed by local vocation

Holy Land collection scheduled for Sept. 13

By NZ Catholic contributor | September 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

New Zealand parishes and parishioners are being asked to contribute to a collection for the Holy Land next month, after the collection was transferred from Good Friday because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  A letter from the Commissary of the Holy Land for New Zealand, Fr Anthony Malone, OFM, stated that, in February … Read More about Holy Land collection scheduled for Sept. 13

Strong pride in Central Otago town despite name

By NZ Catholic contributor | September 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

by PETER OWENS  Despite a modern trend of proposing renaming places or removing statues because of past wrongdoings, there does not seem to be a great appetite among Central Otago Catholics for the renaming of a town which has a name that, in some circles, could be seen as giving … Read More about Strong pride in Central Otago town despite name

Cardinal calls for resettlement of asylum-seekers from Greek Island

By Catholic News Service | September 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Hours after a fire or fires sent thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing their tents and makeshift container homes at the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, a close aide to Pope Francis called for the permanent resettlement of all the residents. “Since the … Read More about Cardinal calls for resettlement of asylum-seekers from Greek Island