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Kind Christmas message received from NZ Muslims

By NZ Catholic Staff | January 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Interfaith Relations received a kind Christmas message from the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) last month. The message, from FIANZ Outreach and Bridge Building Directorate chair Mustafa Farouk read:- “I hope you are well and all our Catholic brothers and … Read More about Kind Christmas message received from NZ Muslims

Pope: Failure to remember Holocaust will lead world down same path

By Catholic News Service | January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Remembering the Holocaust and its victims is not only an act of solidarity but also serves as a warning to humanity that such horrors could happen again, Pope Francis said. Before concluding his weekly general audience on January 27, the Pope marked the observance of International … Read More about Pope: Failure to remember Holocaust will lead world down same path

Fr Martin found God’s goodness in people

By Michael Otto | January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

In Fr Martin Bugler, people saw the goodness of God mirrored in his humanity, and that was something that attracted people to him. So said Fr Stuart Sellar in a homily preached at a requiem Mass at a packed St Joseph’s church, Takapuna, on December 29. Fr Bugler died on … Read More about Fr Martin found God’s goodness in people

Gifted Fr Brian heard God’s call early on in life

By Michael Otto | January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Even as a child, Fr Brian Playfair knew he wanted to be a priest. Before a requiem Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Hamilton on January 7, Fr Playfair’s niece Bernadine Hannon told of asking her uncle about this. The answer was that, when the … Read More about Gifted Fr Brian heard God’s call early on in life

50th Jubilees celebrated

By NZ Catholic contributor | January 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

by Sr MICHELLE CARTER, LSA Sisters Eleni Tapueluelu and Marion Feeney celebrated 50 years of religious life as Little Sisters of the Assumption on December 5. Their golden jubilee is a time to celebrate God’s loving faithfulness in helping them live the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. Any vocation involves a … Read More about 50th Jubilees celebrated

Teamwork pays

By Michael Otto | January 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Amid the hustle and bustle of Christmas Day, those in need of something soothing were able to tune in to Prime TV, which ran a replay – lasting 12 hours – of the acclaimed “slow TV” program “Go Further South”. Viewers were taken – without voiceovers or commercials – on … Read More about Teamwork pays