Opinion

Inspiring young women to change the world

By NZ Catholic contributor | May 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

As I write this piece, we have just completed Term 1, still Covid-minded, and hopeful that the world will return to normal. Indeed, the question we have contemplated, for almost a year now, is what is normal, and do we really want to return to that? Or do we capture … Read More about Inspiring young women to change the world

‘Go back home, in a different way’

By NZ Catholic contributor | May 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

January 6, 2021 was the day the US capitol building was stormed . . . the start of the end of western democracy? Twenty-seven years earlier, on January 6, 1994, my family were at Mass in a tiny room in Kathmandu, Nepal with a Jesuit priest (dressed in saffron Buddhist … Read More about ‘Go back home, in a different way’

Being over-committed

By Helen Luxford | May 13, 2021 | 1 Comment

I think many of us know all too well what it is like to be over-committed. The most common thing I hear people say is — “I’m so busy”. When you throw children into the mix — and we are all busy — then that ends up with a mother … Read More about Being over-committed

Consider the cockroach and be wise

By NZ Catholic contributor | May 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

by Neil Broom “Consider the cockroach and be wise.” Actually, the advice given to ancient Israel by King Solomon was to heed not the purposeful ways of the cockroach, but the ant! However, for this little story I’ve chosen the cockroach. Let me explain why. For most of us, any … Read More about Consider the cockroach and be wise

Celebrating Catholic Schools

By NZ Catholic contributor | May 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

By James Bentley, principal of St Peter’s College, Auckland There are many reasons families look for a Catholic secondary school education. A faith-based, traditional education, with an emphasis on pastoral care and community, is attractive to many. Most Catholic secondary schools have waiting lists and are unable to keep up … Read More about Celebrating Catholic Schools

Online shopping

By Helen Luxford | April 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

We do a lot of online shopping now. It is so convenient. I have never enjoyed shopping, and the thought of going to a mall and wandering around aimlessly has zero appeal for me. We also find we spend less, and buy fewer things we don’t need or want, when … Read More about Online shopping