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New vocations director for Chch

By Rowena Orejana | June 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Christchurch Bishop Paul Martin, SM, has appointed Fr Tien Cao, assistant parish priest at St Peter Chanel, Waimakariri, as the diocese’s new vocations director. Fr Cao said as the new vocations director, he is looking forward to accompanying men “who have received even the slightest call from God to priesthood”. … Read More about New vocations director for Chch

Far North integration agreement cancelled

By NZ Catholic Staff | June 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The integration agreement for Te Kura o Hata Maria Pawarenga in the far North has been officially cancelled as the school has moved to become a kura-a-iwi. Last December, Education Minister Chris Hipkins published a notification in the Education Gazette that Te Kura o Hata Maria (Pawarenga) would be a designated … Read More about Far North integration agreement cancelled

Caritas Aotearoa NZ Lent Appeal funds down 30 per cent on past years

By Rowena Orejana | June 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Update (as of June 26, 2020): Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Lent Appeal funds has recently surpassed $757,000, up from the $683,000 the organisation managed to raise during the Covid- 19 lockdown. Caritas Communications director Rebecca Sees said thanks to “the generosity and support of our communities, as well as our renewed … Read More about Caritas Aotearoa NZ Lent Appeal funds down 30 per cent on past years

NZ Bishops: Over to each diocese and parish to decide Level 1 measures

By Michael Otto | June 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The New Zealand Catholic bishops met today (June 12) and decided they did not need to issue any formal advice or pastoral comment on how churches should operate under Covid-19 Alert Level 1. Under Level 1 – which began at midnight last Monday – all restrictions were lifted on “public … Read More about NZ Bishops: Over to each diocese and parish to decide Level 1 measures

Innovative investment needed for fairness

By NZ Catholic Staff | June 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand welcomed the Budget’s overall direction as being a foundation of hope, but called for innovative investment to help everyone create a fairer society. A “reset” following on from the Covid-19 crisis is an opportunity to heal the afflictions of poverty, intergenerational unemployment, homelessness and environmental degradation. … Read More about Innovative investment needed for fairness

2020 Kaitiaki2Share winners announced

By NZ Catholic Staff | June 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has announced the winners and finalists of the 2020 Kaitiaki2Share creative competition. Kaitiaki2Share encourages New Zealand students of all ages to consider how we can care for all creation, both people and the environment. Students were asked to send in a creative idea in the medium … Read More about 2020 Kaitiaki2Share winners announced