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New group formed to help theological college

By Rowena Orejana | June 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Te Kupenga Catholic Theological College has recently formed a new group, Alumni and Friends of CTC, to help develop the college and raise awareness of its activities and achievements. CTC Dean Dr John Evangelista said that they are initially inviting alumni of the school and people who had been great … Read More about New group formed to help theological college

NZ priest asks: What is the Church for?

By NZ Catholic contributor | June 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

BUT WHAT IS THE CHURCH FOR? by Neil Darragh. Accent Publications. 2021. 204pp $40. Reviewed by Br RICHARD DUNLEAVY, FMS An arresting title! The sub-title explains it more specifically: “What is the mission of the local Church?”. When I first leafed through the book from the back, I was struck … Read More about NZ priest asks: What is the Church for?

Whanganui principal moves to Rotorua

By Sue Seconi | June 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

It was with sadness and mixed emotions that Justin Harper, principal of Cullinane College in Whanganui, announced his resignation on May 23, taking effect at the end of the school academic term. He has been appointed to lead John Paul College in Rotorua, which the previous principal, Patrick Walsh, left … Read More about Whanganui principal moves to Rotorua

Vatican releases suggestions for lengthier, revamped marriage preparation

By Catholic News Service | June 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Saying that “superficial” marriage preparation programmes leave many couples at risk of having invalid marriages or unprepared to cope with the struggles that arise in every marriage, Pope Francis endorsed suggestions for a yearlong “marriage catechumenate” drafted by the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life. … Read More about Vatican releases suggestions for lengthier, revamped marriage preparation

Concern over trend towards centralisation

By NZ Catholic Staff | June 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has welcomed aspects of the Government’s 2022 Budget, but has some concerns as well. “We welcome the $1billion cost of living package that will assist low-income families who are increasingly faced with the effects of rising inflation. The extension of the half-price public transport subsidy and … Read More about Concern over trend towards centralisation

Surrogacy, pornography both threaten human dignity, pope says

By Catholic News Service | June 14, 2022 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pornography is a danger to public health, and it threatens the dignity of all men and women, Pope Francis said. “The dignity of men and women is also threatened by the inhumane and increasingly widespread practice of ‘wombs for rent,’ in which women, almost always poor, … Read More about Surrogacy, pornography both threaten human dignity, pope says