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50 years of Marist St Pats Rugby Club celebrated

By NZ Catholic contributor | October 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

by JOHN HOLDEN Several hundred supporters of the Marist St Pats Rugby Football Club (MSP) helped the club celebrate the launch of its 50th jubilee publication “C’mon Red”. The book launch was part of the club’s celebration of its jubilee, and replaced its 50th birthday gala dinner, which had been … Read More about 50 years of Marist St Pats Rugby Club celebrated

Discussions about euthanasia

By Rowena Orejana | October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

by JUSTIN GLYN, SJ The Victorian bishops have recently put out a trenchant response to the latest report of Victoria’s Voluntary Assistance in Dying Review Board (which monitors the workings of Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017). In it, they note the lack of information on, and access to, palliative … Read More about Discussions about euthanasia

Looking beyond the slogans of parties

By Michael Otto | October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the Second Vatican Council’s pastoral constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Gaudium et Spes, the first sentence, concerning “the joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age” is much-quoted. The second sentence says that “nothing genuinely human fails to raise … Read More about Looking beyond the slogans of parties

Safety key as Covid alert levels change in NZ

By Rowena Orejana | October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Safe and hygienic practices at Mass will continue as the rest of the country moves into alert level 1 while Auckland remains at alert level 2. In a pastoral letter dated September 23, Wellington Cardinal John Dew called on diocesan church and school leaders to remind people of the need … Read More about Safety key as Covid alert levels change in NZ

Season of Creation marked by ecumenical walk

By NZ Catholic contributor | October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

by ESTELLE HENRYS To celebrate the Season of Creation, members of four faith communities in Wellington western suburbs (Ōtari Catholic Parish Karori/Wilton, St Luke’s and St Anne’s Anglican Churches and Wadestown Presbyterian Church) got together to plan an Ecumenical Walk in Ōtari -Wilton’s Bush. The idea was to visit the … Read More about Season of Creation marked by ecumenical walk

Seminary building remediation planned

By NZ Catholic Staff | October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

The remediation of three of the buildings of Holy Cross Seminary in Ponsonby will begin by the end of the year. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference earlier decided to remediate the leaky building at the seminary at an estimated cost of $7.6 million. In the seminary’s September 2020 newsletter, … Read More about Seminary building remediation planned