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A plan that preserves everything for harvest time

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | July 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

July 19: Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Wisdom 12:13,16-19; Psalm: 86; 2. Romans 8:26-27; Gospel: Matthew 13:24-43. With the help of these readings, we come to understand the way in which God rules our world and calls us into a special relationship with him. The Wisdom writer is … Read More about A plan that preserves everything for harvest time

Dunedin Bishop resumes duties after time away

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

Bishop Michael Dooley has returned to Dunedin diocese and has resumed his duties as bishop after taking some time away. On May 3, Bishop Dooley wrote a letter addressed to his “dear brothers and sisters in Christ” announcing that he would spend some time away from the diocese for personal … Read More about Dunedin Bishop resumes duties after time away

Akld Catholic educator honoured

By Rowena Orejana | July 13, 2020 | 1 Comment

Retired Auckland diocese vicar for education Linda McQuade has been honoured by Pope Francis, who made her a dame of the Order of St Gregory the Great for her more-than-40-year service in education. Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn, who presided over a small investiture ceremony held at the Pompallier Diocesan Centre … Read More about Akld Catholic educator honoured

‘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