Opinion

Don’t be stationary about statues

By Michael Otto | July 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have told the story before in NZ Catholic of how I once tried to find the Catholic basilica in Geneva, only to arrive at St Peter’s Cathedral in the old city. One of the giveaways that this is now a Calvinist church was the absence of statues. Walk into most Catholic churches and … Read More about Don’t be stationary about statues

67 years as priest and bishop

By Michael Otto | July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bishop Basil Meeking was the seventh bishop of Christchurch.   Born in Ashburton in 1929, he attended St Joseph’s School in Ashburton and St Bede’s College in Christchurch. He entered Holy Cross College in Mosgiel to study for the priesthood in 1947. He was ordained as a priest in Dallington in 1953.  He served as a priest at … Read More about 67 years as priest and bishop

Caritas calls on Government to oppose annexation of West Bank land

By NZ Catholic Staff | June 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand called on the New Zealand Government to oppose the planned annexation by Israel of the West Bank, which was scheduled to begin on July 1. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz reached an agreement to form a coalition government earlier this year, … Read More about Caritas calls on Government to oppose annexation of West Bank land

The presence of God made known to us by these readings

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | June 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

June 28: Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. 2 Kings 4:8-11,14-16; Psalm: 89; 2. Romans 6:3-4,8-11; Gospel: Matthew 10:37-42.    God’s Word, spoken by his chosen agent, takes centre-stage in these readings. And through it we see into a feature of the faith that needs some elucidation.    Elisha’s encounter with the wealthy woman in 2 Kings illustrates the very point. The welcome this woman … Read More about The presence of God made known to us by these readings

To fight racism, we must hunger for justice

By Catholic News Service | June 26, 2020 | 1 Comment

Guest Editorial The protests across the nation make clear the injustice of George Floyd’s killing, and its roots in a long national history of racism, including contemporary patterns of police brutality. Catholics cannot be content to stand on the sidelines of this struggle. In the face of racism, Catholics must … Read More about To fight racism, we must hunger for justice

New Our Lady of Kāpiti church and centre opened

By NZ Catholic contributor | June 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

by GLEN McCULLOUGH The new Our Lady of Kāpiti church and parish centre was blessed by Cardinal John Dew on the morning of Saturday, May 30. It marked the end of one journey and the beginning of another. The journey began in 2014 with the merging of two parishes — … Read More about New Our Lady of Kāpiti church and centre opened