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Discard the nonsense but keep the Lord’s Day

By Michael Otto | March 31, 2021 | 6 Comments

Many Catholic households will have received, in their letterboxes, a booklet titled “National Sunday Law” — and many of those households will have done with it what Fr Mervyn Duffy, SM, suggested; consigned it forthwith to the recycling bin. Fr Duffy, in comment for NZ Catholic, rightly described the contents … Read More about Discard the nonsense but keep the Lord’s Day

Easter viewing at home

By Nevil Gibson | March 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

The lack of Easter-themed movies at the cinema has been exacerbated by Hollywood’s freeze on big-budget movies in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. The central event of the Christian religion has been sidelined since the epics thrived in the 1950s and 1960s. These biblical classics are still available through … Read More about Easter viewing at home

Uncertainty, big time

By Helen Luxford | March 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

The only thing that is certain in life is change. Nothing in this life stays the same forever. At the moment, it feels as if nothing is staying the same, or is guaranteed, from one day to the next. We were having an amazing weekend away with Catholic families, sharing … Read More about Uncertainty, big time

Southern principal overcomes 2020 challenges

By NZ Catholic contributor | March 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

by PETER OWENS In early 2020, Tara Quinney became principal of St Peter’s College Gore. That first term began with the worst flooding in Eastern Southland for many years. St Peter’s, along with other schools in the region, was closed for several days — and this was just after it … Read More about Southern principal overcomes 2020 challenges

Suicide bomb attack disrupts Palm Sunday Mass at Indonesian cathedral

By Catholic News Service | March 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

MAKASSAR, Indonesia (CNS) – A suicide bomb attack on a Catholic cathedral compound shattered the calm of Palm Sunday Mass, leaving two bombers dead and at least 20 people wounded. A destroyed motorbike and the body parts of a man and a woman were found after the bombers attacked the … Read More about Suicide bomb attack disrupts Palm Sunday Mass at Indonesian cathedral

Pope names Chilean survivor to Commission for the Protection of Minors

By Catholic News Service | March 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis has named Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse by a notorious Chilean priest, to be a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Cruz, James Hamilton and José Andrés Murillo, all victims of then-Father Fernando Karadima, met with Pope … Read More about Pope names Chilean survivor to Commission for the Protection of Minors