Listen: It’s Jesus speaking!

By Sue Seconi | October 7, 2022 | 1 Comment

The jury is out.    The collated data from the participants in the synod from the country’s dioceses has been published for all to read.    At the time of writing, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference was preparing a national synthesis. All will be posted to Rome.  The can of worms … Read More about Listen: It’s Jesus speaking!

Synod on Synodality TAKE 2

By NZ Catholic contributor | October 7, 2022 | 1 Comment

By Dan Stollenwerk  I have to say that after reading the Synthesis of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference National Synod – that which will be sent to Rome for the international synod on synodality – I remained disappointed.  The topics it summarised were more or less what you’d expect: … Read More about Synod on Synodality TAKE 2

We are what we read

By Helen Luxford | October 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Our primary school had a teacher-only day today. So I took the kids to the library and the book store to get some new books. It’s hard to find good reading material consistent with Christian morals today — both for children and for adults. We need to be careful of … Read More about We are what we read


By Helen Luxford | September 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

There is a lot of discussion in our country around equity and privilege. They are very important discussions to be had. July 1 saw the establishment of Te Whatu Ora, one health system for the nation instead of 21 district health boards, and Te Aka Whai Ora, the Māori Health … Read More about Privilege

Cardinal John Dew reflects on the Plenary Council in Sydney

By Michael Otto | July 28, 2022 | 1 Comment

I have been privileged . . . to be an observer at the Second Session of the Fifth Plenary Council of the Church in Australia. The previous council was held in 1937. It has been wonderful to be here for these days, as the assembly reflected together on the vision … Read More about Cardinal John Dew reflects on the Plenary Council in Sydney


By Rowena Orejana | July 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Many people lament that they don’t really know their neighbours anymore. We have come to know three of those directly adjacent to us. We knew our old immediate neighbours reasonably well. There are a number of bonuses that come from knowing your neighbours — they can take your bins in … Read More about Neighbourhoods