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Cardinal blesses Wellington cathedral project site

By NZ Catholic Staff | September 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Cardinal John Dew blessed the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart site and its construction workers on the morning of August 7, before work started on the $16.5 million earthquake-strengthening and refurbishing of the building.  The category 1 historic building has been closed since 2018.  Work is able to start on the project … Read More about Cardinal blesses Wellington cathedral project site

Festival hits recurring notes

By Nevil Gibson | September 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

The annual bounty from the New Zealand International Film Festival contained some recurring themes. This year’s offering followed overseas trends of going online because of cinema closures during the Covid-19 pandemic.   However, New Zealand’s cinemas are now open, and a small selection of entries hit the big screen. Habits gained through … Read More about Festival hits recurring notes

Living with the beauty of creation

By NZ Catholic contributor | September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

By NEIL VANEY  Beauty in the Scriptures  Those who reflect on the nature of God consider that our universe proclaims three great truths about its creator, that is, God’s goodness, truth and beauty, and that these are echoed in the beauty of our universe and of the earth, which is our home.  … Read More about Living with the beauty of creation

Marlborough parish plans to close two churches

By NZ Catholic Staff | September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Star of the Sea parish in Marlborough is looking at closing down two of its churches following Wellington Cardinal John Dew’s response to the parish’s restructuring proposal.  The move is part of the overall diocesan restructuring that Cardinal John Dew asked of the parishes in February last year.  In an update … Read More about Marlborough parish plans to close two churches

Treasured Whanganui teacher retires

By Sue Seconi | September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The kapa haka group at Whanganui’s Cullinane College gave a stirring haka to treasured and respected teacher Joy McLean on July 3, wrapping up 60 years of teaching, the last 19 at the college. At the full-school end-of-term-2 assembly and liturgy, principal Justin Harper said that Mrs McLean is a … Read More about Treasured Whanganui teacher retires

Howick parish welcomes new Our Lady of Peace

By Michael Otto | September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

A new statue of Our Lady of Peace imported from Italy is now in the Chapel of Our Lady in Howick’s parish church after being blessed and commissioned by Bishop Michael Gielen on July 19. The four-foot high statue, carved and hand-painted, was gifted to Our Lady Star of the … Read More about Howick parish welcomes new Our Lady of Peace