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NZers part of Aussie Church reform meeting

By NZ Catholic Staff | August 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the outcomes of a Zoom meeting attended by more than 100 church reform advocates representing thousands of Catholics from Australia and New Zealand, was a call for the Australian bishops to appoint a woman as co-chairperson of the upcoming Plenary Council in that country. The Zoom meeting took … Read More about NZers part of Aussie Church reform meeting

Auckland’s Mercy Spirituality Centre closes

By Michael Otto | August 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed another victim with the permanent closure of Te Ngakau Waiora Mercy Spirituality Centre in Epsom, Auckland, from July 31. A ceremony marking the closure was held on July 19 at the centre, attended by Sisters of Mercy and more than 100 people who have felt … Read More about Auckland’s Mercy Spirituality Centre closes

New GM for Palmerston North Diocese

By Rowena Orejana | August 17, 2020 | 1 Comment

by EMMA DODSWORTH On July 14, Liam Greer was welcomed into the role of general manager of the Palmerston North Diocese. During the whakatau at the diocesan centre, attended by diocesan and parish staff, Cardinal John Dew welcomed Mr Greer on behalf of the diocese. He acknowledged that Liam was … Read More about New GM for Palmerston North Diocese

Obituary for Wellington canonist Fr O’Dea

By NZ Catholic contributor | August 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

by Fr ANTHONY MALONE, OFM There are many bishops, priests, religious and former parishioners of Fr Michael O’Dea who could more comprehensively and accurately write this obituary. What I can record here is merely one facet of Fr Michael’s many accomplishments. I first met Michael as a fellow law student … Read More about Obituary for Wellington canonist Fr O’Dea

Understanding nature is knowing God

By NZ Catholic Staff | August 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

by NEIL VANEY A serious critique of Christianity – a critique that began in the 1960s – was that it was largely responsible for the ecological degradation of our planet. The argument ran like this: because earth is portrayed as just a waiting room for entrance to heaven, how to … Read More about Understanding nature is knowing God

Christchurch North medals

By NZ Catholic Staff | August 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Four lay people were each presented with the Crux Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice at Masses in Christchurch North parish on July 4-5. They were Daphne Thorose, Ron Healing, Pat McQuinn and Pat Carroll. In the photo with them is Fr Rick Loughnan. According to a parish newsletter, the medals are … Read More about Christchurch North medals