Opinion

Being a modern Catholic father

By Helen Luxford | July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

For this week, I asked my husband to reflect on “Being a Modern Catholic Father”. We were both raised in Catholic families — he has four siblings, I have three, and we both grew up in Auckland. He works full time in IT in Auckland, as well as supporting the … Read More about Being a modern Catholic father

Catholic schools and the state

By NZ Catholic contributor | July 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

by James van Schie The Wall Street Journal recently carried a headline “Catholic Schools losing students at record rates, hundreds closing”. The story charts the decline of Catholic schooling in the United States, from 5.5 million students and 11,000 schools in the 1960s to 1.6 million students and 5900 schools … Read More about Catholic schools and the state

Reporting the news with hope

By Michael Otto | July 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

In an address to the recent 2021 Catholic Media Conference in the US, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle spoke of Catholic communicators, with the Gospel of Hope, being able to “communicate with hope and to communicate hope in the face of trying times”. The cardinal spoke of “an unfortunate tendency” … Read More about Reporting the news with hope

Catholic education – beacons of hope in a troubled and confused world!

By NZ Catholic contributor | July 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

It is a truism that schools reflect the communities they draw from. They must also grapple with the tensions and conflicts that exist within contemporary society, of which they are a part. In recent times, Aotearoa has felt the global impact of Covid-19, the Black Lives Matter protests, and the … Read More about Catholic education – beacons of hope in a troubled and confused world!

Explaining the Eucharist

By Michael Otto | June 22, 2021 | 1 Comment

One of the statements made by Bishop Patrick Dunn at a recent bishop’s forum in Auckland was that belief in three core doctrines is needed for people to be missionary disciples. These are belief in the Incarnation of the Son of God, belief in the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth … Read More about Explaining the Eucharist

Gen Z Catholic media observations

By NZ Catholic contributor | June 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

by PILAR MACKINNON As part of an internship with NZ Catholic, I was asked to review a range of popular Catholic and other denominational newspapers and websites to assess their appeal or otherwise to a younger audience. Having read through six recent publications, I have found that there is a … Read More about Gen Z Catholic media observations