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Many faiths at final event held in centre

By Beate Matthies | September 17, 2020 | 4 Comments

“Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.” St Teresa of Kolkata shared this wisdom when she was working in India, a country of many faiths and cultures.  The last event at Te Ngakau Waiora Mercy Spirituality Centre before its closure at … Read More about Many faiths at final event held in centre

Ordinations rescheduled

By NZ Catholic Staff | September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

An ordination to the priesthood and to the diaconate according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite will take place at St Benedict’s church in Newton, Auckland, in early October. NZ Catholic understands that Bishop Denis Browne, Emeritus Bishop of Hamilton, will ordain Deacon Roger Gilbride, FSSP, to the priesthood, and Mr … Read More about Ordinations rescheduled

Authoritative journey through history of science and philosophy

By NZ Catholic contributor | September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

“On Trial for Reason: Science, Religion and Culture in the Galileo Affair” by Maurice A. Finocchiaro. Oxford University Press (New York, 2019). 304 pp., $32.95. Reviewed by NANCY ROBERTS (CNS)  Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) is the Italian astronomer, physicist, mathematician and engineer almost universally known as the father of modern science. He also is … Read More about Authoritative journey through history of science and philosophy

Anglicans grateful for Dunedin cathedral help

By NZ Catholic Staff | September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

by JEFF DILLON   The issue of social distancing actually resulted in two denominations coming closer together briefly – with St Joseph’s Cathedral parish in Dunedin agreeing to a request from the nearby Anglican St Paul’s Cathedral parish recently.    An early morning fire in the roof of St Paul’s Cathedral could not have come at a worse time, being within a … Read More about Anglicans grateful for Dunedin cathedral help

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