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Initiatives deserve high praise

By Michael Otto | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

A media statement issued by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference in mid-April detailed some of the many pastoral works carried out by Catholic agencies and individuals during the lockdown. Such initiatives are worthy of high praise. It is good that they are recorded and will in due course be … Read More about Initiatives deserve high praise

Priest provides opportunity to ‘tell your story’

By Rowena Orejana | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Missionary of Mercy Fr Richard Shortall, SJ, is offering “lockdown conversations” to people who may be missing the opportunity of talking to their priests about their worries and concerns. Fr Shortall, who is currently living in Rotorua, said these conversations are similar to the ones he had with people in … Read More about Priest provides opportunity to ‘tell your story’

Dunedin bishop taking time away from diocese for renewal

By Michael Otto | May 4, 2020 | 1 Comment

Dunedin Bishop Michael Dooley is taking some time away from his diocese for personal and spiritual renewal. In a letter dated May 3 and addressed to his “dear brothers and sisters in Christ”, Bishop Dooley said that he was looking forward to returning after his time away “with new energy … Read More about Dunedin bishop taking time away from diocese for renewal

Historic town split over new centre design

By NZ Catholic contributor | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

by PETER OWENS The historic town of Arrowtown is split down the middle by a proposal to build an olive leaf-shaped centre next to St Patrick’s church. The Olive Leaf Centre Trust filed an application for a resource consent with the Queenstown Lakes District Council, relating to the Catholic Church … Read More about Historic town split over new centre design

Humble sister helped many in her international roles

By Michael Otto | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Kiwi religious sister from the deep south, who represented the Vatican at the World Council of Churches in Geneva in the 1990s, has died in Auckland. Sr Mary Emerentiana, SMSM, died on March 7. She was 92 years old. She served in many ways for her religious congregation – … Read More about Humble sister helped many in her international roles

Preparation key in Pacific Islands

By NZ Catholic Staff | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the Pacific, while many nations are not experiencing large Covid-19 case numbers, local community groups are already mobilising to prevent and prepare for the growing pandemic. One such group is the Kiribati Health Champions, composed of women and young adults who have spent the last 18 months delivering nutrition … Read More about Preparation key in Pacific Islands