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‘Politicised’ church sign seen as inappropriate

By NZ Catholic Staff | July 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Wellington Cardinal John Dew has said he does not support the placement of a controversial “all lives matter” sign at St Patrick’s church in Masterton.  The sign attracted media coverage after it was noticed in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests in New Zealand and throughout the world.   In a statement, Cardinal Dew said the sign … Read More about ‘Politicised’ church sign seen as inappropriate

Br Mark steps up for human formation role at seminary

By Rowena Orejana | July 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Accompanying seminarians in their journey towards becoming “men who live out the values of the Sermon on the Mount” is how De La Salle Brother Mark McKeon describes his new role as the director for human formation at Holy Cross Seminary in Ponsonby.  A De La Salle brother for 35 years, … Read More about Br Mark steps up for human formation role at seminary

The pandemic and the need for a different economic order

By Bishop Peter Cullinane | July 6, 2020 | 1 Comment

When our Prime Minister speaks of New Zealand’s relative success in getting the coronavirus under control, she refers to “our team of five million”. That’s a way of referring to “solidarity” and to the “common good”. A stronger commitment to solidarity and to the common good is what needs to carry over into future social and economic planning.    It’s interesting that the virus has thrived … Read More about The pandemic and the need for a different economic order

Theological college considers new Akld home

By Rowena Orejana | July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic lockdown may have slowed down some of the projects of Te Kupenga – Catholic Leadership Institute in its first year but the organisation is now starting to get into gear.  Te Kupenga chief executive Dr Areti Metuamate told NZ Catholic they are looking for a “proper campus in Auckland” for the Catholic Theological College, the new Catholic tertiary education provider formed from the merging of … Read More about Theological college considers new Akld home

Precious religious items in concrete in church

By Michael Otto | July 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

It seemed fitting somehow that precious religious items were placed throughout much of the future floor space of the under-construction St Luke’s church in Flat Bush on the feast of St Anthony of Padua.  Auckland auxiliary Bishop Michael Gielen made that point as he blessed people at the conclusion of a ceremony at the church on June 13.  He … Read More about Precious religious items in concrete in church

Principal joins coalition against legalising cannabis

By Michael Otto | July 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Catholic secondary school principal is among community leaders who have signed up to a new alliance of people who will work to oppose any attempt to legalise cannabis in New Zealand.  Patrick Walsh, principal of John Paul College in Rotorua, is among the those in Smart Approaches to Marijuana … Read More about Principal joins coalition against legalising cannabis