Opinion

600 editions

By Michael Otto | October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

When an occasion like the 600th issue of a publication happens, it is useful to look behind that number to see its significance. NZ Catholic has been published for 24 years. In that time span, the average length of the paper has been 24 pages. On average, allowing for advertisements, … Read More about 600 editions

Discussions about euthanasia

By Rowena Orejana | October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

by JUSTIN GLYN, SJ The Victorian bishops have recently put out a trenchant response to the latest report of Victoria’s Voluntary Assistance in Dying Review Board (which monitors the workings of Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017). In it, they note the lack of information on, and access to, palliative … Read More about Discussions about euthanasia

Looking beyond the slogans of parties

By Michael Otto | October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the Second Vatican Council’s pastoral constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Gaudium et Spes, the first sentence, concerning “the joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age” is much-quoted. The second sentence says that “nothing genuinely human fails to raise … Read More about Looking beyond the slogans of parties

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

Jeremiah and the lockdown

By NZ Catholic contributor | October 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

by CAMERON SURREY  Can you remember where you were on March 19, 2020? That was the day our nation closed its borders and limited public gatherings to 100. That was the day it hit home for me – we are about to enter a full nationwide lockdown.   I remember the feeling as I drove home from work that … Read More about Jeremiah and the lockdown

Lessons from Covid-19 About Euthanasia

By NZ Catholic contributor | October 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

by MARIA KENNEDY  Covid-19 is teaching us that you can’t always do what you want in our wonderful yet dangerous world. The right of the individual to go about their daily business has been curtailed. This is caused, not just by a deadly virus, but also by a society that says, for the sake of the greater good, the individual has to do … Read More about Lessons from Covid-19 About Euthanasia