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Dunedin bishop taking time away from diocese for renewal

By Michael Otto | May 4, 2020 | 1 Comment

Dunedin Bishop Michael Dooley is taking some time away from his diocese for personal and spiritual renewal. In a letter dated May 3 and addressed to his “dear brothers and sisters in Christ”, Bishop Dooley said that he was looking forward to returning after his time away “with new energy … Read More about Dunedin bishop taking time away from diocese for renewal

Historic town split over new centre design

By NZ Catholic contributor | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

by PETER OWENS The historic town of Arrowtown is split down the middle by a proposal to build an olive leaf-shaped centre next to St Patrick’s church. The Olive Leaf Centre Trust filed an application for a resource consent with the Queenstown Lakes District Council, relating to the Catholic Church … Read More about Historic town split over new centre design

Humble sister helped many in her international roles

By Michael Otto | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Kiwi religious sister from the deep south, who represented the Vatican at the World Council of Churches in Geneva in the 1990s, has died in Auckland. Sr Mary Emerentiana, SMSM, died on March 7. She was 92 years old. She served in many ways for her religious congregation – … Read More about Humble sister helped many in her international roles

Preparation key in Pacific Islands

By NZ Catholic Staff | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the Pacific, while many nations are not experiencing large Covid-19 case numbers, local community groups are already mobilising to prevent and prepare for the growing pandemic. One such group is the Kiribati Health Champions, composed of women and young adults who have spent the last 18 months delivering nutrition … Read More about Preparation key in Pacific Islands

‘Much-loved’ Fr Bill Clancy dies in Whanganui

By Sue Seconi | April 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Much loved and respected priest of the people Fr William (Bill) Clancy died peacefully in Whanganui on March 12. He was 95 years old. Many saw the fact that his requiem occurred on St Patrick’s feast day as appropriate, given Fr Clancy’s Irish roots. Led by Cardinal John Dew in … Read More about ‘Much-loved’ Fr Bill Clancy dies in Whanganui

Papakura parish thankful for recovery

By Rowena Orejana | April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Papakura parish priest Fr Peter Murphy is thankful no cluster had formed around the parishioner who had contracted the coronavirus from a trip to the United States. “He is fine. He had recovered by the time the news broke,” Fr Murphy said. “He was a Minister of Communion on the … Read More about Papakura parish thankful for recovery