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‘Much-loved’ Fr Bill Clancy dies in Whanganui

By Sue Seconi | April 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Much loved and respected priest of the people Fr William (Bill) Clancy died peacefully in Whanganui on March 12. He was 95 years old. Many saw the fact that his requiem occurred on St Patrick’s feast day as appropriate, given Fr Clancy’s Irish roots. Led by Cardinal John Dew in … Read More about ‘Much-loved’ Fr Bill Clancy dies in Whanganui

Papakura parish thankful for recovery

By Rowena Orejana | April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Papakura parish priest Fr Peter Murphy is thankful no cluster had formed around the parishioner who had contracted the coronavirus from a trip to the United States. “He is fine. He had recovered by the time the news broke,” Fr Murphy said. “He was a Minister of Communion on the … Read More about Papakura parish thankful for recovery

Showing solidarity with March 15 victims

By Beate Matthies | April 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Auckland Interfaith Council (AIFC) demonstrated solidarity with the victims of the March 15 (2019) Christchurch attacks and, at the same time, called upon everyone to work for peace and unity despite different backgrounds, beliefs, spiritualities or walks of life. An interfaith prayer service on March 15 this year was … Read More about Showing solidarity with March 15 victims

Singing the Lord’s song in lockdown

By Michael Otto | April 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

“How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?” This question in Psalm 137, from a time when God’s chosen people were in exile, echoes down the centuries to our time, when most nations are in the very strange land of a coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. In New Zealand, restrictive … Read More about Singing the Lord’s song in lockdown

Wellington mission expo shows ‘good things’

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

A successful Mission Expo held at Bishop Viard College in Porirua may be the last large event in Wellington archdiocese this year, Cardinal John Dew said. The Mission Expo on March 14, which was the official launch of Wellington archdiocese’s Year of Mission, saw a variety of different booths put … Read More about Wellington mission expo shows ‘good things’

Sadness at Msgr Browne’s death

By NZ Catholic Staff | April 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hamilton Bishop Stephen Lowe expressed sadness over the passing away of Msgr Michael Browne, brother of Bishop Emeritus of Hamilton, Bishop Denis Browne. Msgr Browne was 85. “The Lord has called Michael home at 10.20pm. May he know the fullness of God’s love,” Bishop Denis said in a text message … Read More about Sadness at Msgr Browne’s death