Opinion

Reflecting on Our Lady’s Assumption

By Michael Otto | August 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, August 15, New Zealand’s Catholic bishops will rededicate this nation to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, a dedication first made by Bishop Pompallier.  At a time in which people are “cancelled” at the drop of a hat, it is opportune to take a step back and reflect, even if … Read More about Reflecting on Our Lady’s Assumption

Minor injuries can be really painful!

By Helen Luxford | August 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

There are lots of minor injuries or parts of us that can get worn out, and can be really painful, and this can wear you down! I’ve found this out the hard way over the last year or so. Thanks to walking so much in not-very-supportive shoes, I got wicked … Read More about Minor injuries can be really painful!

Teaching our children forgiveness without limits

By NZ Catholic contributor | August 5, 2021 | 1 Comment

by Maria Neville-Foster In our modern, connected world, where it is easy to take offence, we seem to have fallen into the habit of limiting how many times we forgive each other.  Working with young people over the last number of years, I have seen how they struggle with emotion … Read More about Teaching our children forgiveness without limits

God versus gods: a timeless message from Genesis

By NZ Catholic contributor | July 28, 2021 | 1 Comment

by Fr Neil Broom Many students pursuing the geological and biological sciences, and wanting their Christian faith to square soundly with the Bible, often struggle to see how the Creation texts in Genesis can be reconciled with the evolutionary science they encounter during their studies.    Often the temptation is to … Read More about God versus gods: a timeless message from Genesis

The poverty gap

By Helen Luxford | July 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Covid has really highlighted the poverty gap. I live in a well-off suburb, where people don’t worry about where the next meal comes from, or whether they have food in the cupboards to feed their kids or not.   Every day, I see, in the routine context of work, people on the … Read More about The poverty gap

Nurturing everyday missionaries

By NZ Catholic contributor | July 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

by Paula Wells, Tumuaki, Sacred Heart Girls’ College New Plymouth In recent years, the Mission Sisters in Aotearoa, New Zealand have been hosting student leadership camps annually for the head students of their Mission secondary schools. These have been under the direction of Sr Anne Sklenars, RNDM.  The purpose has been to … Read More about Nurturing everyday missionaries