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Papal charity runs Holy Week vaccination clinic for the poor

By Michael Otto | April 1, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Office of Papal Charities has purchased enough doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to offer inoculations in Rome to 1200 of “the poorest and most marginalised people who, because of their situation, are the most exposed” to the coronavirus. The office, run by Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, said … Read More about Papal charity runs Holy Week vaccination clinic for the poor

Vatican calls for action to assist people displaced by climate change

By Catholic News Service | March 31, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Whether people admit it or not, climate change and environmental destruction are forcing millions from their homes, and Catholics have a responsibility to assist them, Pope Francis wrote in the preface to a new document. “When people are driven out because their local environment has become … Read More about Vatican calls for action to assist people displaced by climate change

Labyrinth Lenten prayer in the Far North

By Rowena Orejana | March 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

Parishioners from St Joseph’s Kaitaia have walked an ancient path as a Lenten exercise. Wiga Autet, faith formation coordinator for Northland, was invited to support the Lenten programme at Kaitaia — and she opted for a reflective and contemplative format. This took the form of praying and meditating, while journeying … Read More about Labyrinth Lenten prayer in the Far North

Discard the nonsense but keep the Lord’s Day

By Michael Otto | March 31, 2021 | 6 Comments

Many Catholic households will have received, in their letterboxes, a booklet titled “National Sunday Law” — and many of those households will have done with it what Fr Mervyn Duffy, SM, suggested; consigned it forthwith to the recycling bin. Fr Duffy, in comment for NZ Catholic, rightly described the contents … Read More about Discard the nonsense but keep the Lord’s Day

Easter viewing at home

By Nevil Gibson | March 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

The lack of Easter-themed movies at the cinema has been exacerbated by Hollywood’s freeze on big-budget movies in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. The central event of the Christian religion has been sidelined since the epics thrived in the 1950s and 1960s. These biblical classics are still available through … Read More about Easter viewing at home

Uncertainty, big time

By Helen Luxford | March 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

The only thing that is certain in life is change. Nothing in this life stays the same forever. At the moment, it feels as if nothing is staying the same, or is guaranteed, from one day to the next. We were having an amazing weekend away with Catholic families, sharing … Read More about Uncertainty, big time