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Which party should get your vote in the 2020 General Election? – Part 2

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

As part of NZ Catholic’s coverage of the 2020 General Election, seven significant political parties were invited to submit 300-word candidate statements explaining why you, our readers, should give your party vote to their particular party. Each party was asked to submit a statement by a candidate who is Catholic … Read More about Which party should get your vote in the 2020 General Election? – Part 2

Which party should get your vote in the 2020 General Election? Part 1

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

As part of NZ Catholic’s coverage of the 2020 General Election, seven significant political parties were invited to submit 300-word candidate statements explaining why you, our readers, should give your party vote to their particular party. Each party was asked to submit a statement by a candidate who is Catholic … Read More about Which party should get your vote in the 2020 General Election? Part 1

A recipe for living as members of God’s church community

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | October 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

October 4: 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm: 80; 2. Philippians 4:6-9; Gospel: Matthew 21:33-43. Much in these readings speaks of great activity; activity that is sometimes fruitless. These passages, however, mostly aim to encourage the production of fruit that results from good and careful land … Read More about A recipe for living as members of God’s church community

The Practice of Holy Ecology

By NZ Catholic contributor | October 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

By NEIL VANEY  Start at the very beginning  Psychologists tell us that, if you want to become a more loving person, you start by carrying out works of love. Likewise, if you are open to “ecological conversion”, the best place to start is in your own backyard. Planting a garden, learning to compost, putting a … Read More about The Practice of Holy Ecology

Expansion for Whanganui order

By NZ Catholic contributor | October 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

by MOTHER MARY MADELEINE, OP   When New Zealand went into a Covid-19 lockdown earlier this year, the Dominican Sisters of Wanganui were left with a “bubble”, consisting of 23 nuns, 11 boarders, two house mothers and one Dominican friar. These numbers explain why the sisters have a building programme.   Building projects for the sisters include an accommodation block and temporary chapel, an extension to the refectory and the construction of a … Read More about Expansion for Whanganui order

Calls for amnesty for overstayers affected by border closures

By NZ Catholic Staff | October 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Auckland diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission has reiterated its earlier calls for an amnesty for overstayers in this country.  The letter noted that thousands of these people have lost their jobs, and have found themselves unable to access many forms of Government support, forcing them … Read More about Calls for amnesty for overstayers affected by border closures