Opinion

The exclusion of Christians

By Michael Otto | November 3, 2022 | 2 Comments

The ultimatum that forced a chief executive officer of an Australian rules football club to choose between his faith and his employment has caused widespread concern among people of faith in Australia and for good reason.  Andrew Thorburn, a former CEO of NAB and the BNZ, lasted one day in … Read More about The exclusion of Christians

The flame within our hearts: a reflection on Confirmation 2022

By NZ Catholic contributor | October 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

By ELLA BUTTERWORTH  “The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of love, fills us with love, makes us feel loved, and teaches us how to love. He is the ‘motor’ of our spiritual lives.” (Pope Francis, 2022)  The Holy Spirit, one of three that makes up the Holy Trinity, has played an … Read More about The flame within our hearts: a reflection on Confirmation 2022

Introducing your offspring to the sacraments

By Helen Luxford | October 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

For the past few months, it’s been my privilege to walk alongside our third child as he journeys through the sacramental programme. So often as parents we get buried in the more mundane aspects of being a parent; making sure the children get to school in the morning and finish … Read More about Introducing your offspring to the sacraments

Listen: It’s Jesus speaking!

By Sue Seconi | October 7, 2022 | 1 Comment

The jury is out.    The collated data from the participants in the synod from the country’s dioceses has been published for all to read.    At the time of writing, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference was preparing a national synthesis. All will be posted to Rome.  The can of worms … Read More about Listen: It’s Jesus speaking!

Synod on Synodality TAKE 2

By NZ Catholic contributor | October 7, 2022 | 1 Comment

By Dan Stollenwerk  I have to say that after reading the Synthesis of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference National Synod – that which will be sent to Rome for the international synod on synodality – I remained disappointed.  The topics it summarised were more or less what you’d expect: … Read More about Synod on Synodality TAKE 2

We are what we read

By Helen Luxford | October 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Our primary school had a teacher-only day today. So I took the kids to the library and the book store to get some new books. It’s hard to find good reading material consistent with Christian morals today — both for children and for adults. We need to be careful of … Read More about We are what we read