Opinion

My walk with the divine office

By NZ Catholic contributor | April 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

By MICHAEL PARKER   I returned to the Catholic church in 1991 as a cradle Catholic, who fell out of the cradle and out of the Church as a teenager. I was 26 years old, and had the good fortune to fall in with a group of dedicated and enthusiastic young … Read More about My walk with the divine office

Burning love that endures to the end

By NZ Catholic contributor | April 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

by JOHN EVANGELISTA  “Then many will fall away, and they will betray one another, and will hate one another.  And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.  And because of the increase of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold.  But the one who endures to the … Read More about Burning love that endures to the end

MAKING MORE CONNECTIONS

By Bishop Peter Cullinane | March 24, 2022 | 2 Comments

By P.J. Cullinane  People have told us often enough that “Church language” simply by-passes them. Of course, language is a two-way street:  the Church’s language (in all its forms, not just its words) is meant to form us; we in turn shape it for different times and cultures.  For both … Read More about MAKING MORE CONNECTIONS

Time of waiting is time for prayer

By Michael Otto | March 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Being in the red Covid Protection Framework setting involves a lot of waiting. We wait for many things, such as the daily case numbers. We have waited for an end to the protest at Parliament over vaccine mandates. We wait to see loved ones return from overseas. We wait to … Read More about Time of waiting is time for prayer

Responding to the abuse crisis

By NZ Catholic contributor | March 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

By MICHAEL HEMPSEED  Let’s face it, Catholics want to pretend the abuse crisis never happened. When I have heard Catholics talk about this, they say things like, “It was only a small number of priests”, “They should never have been admitted to the priesthood in the first place”, or “We … Read More about Responding to the abuse crisis

How much disruption will there be this year? 

By Helen Luxford | February 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

As we head into the eye of the Omicron storm, I am wondering how much disruption there will be this year? How much face-to-face school will the kids get? Will we be doing more online school this year? How many birthdays in our household will be in isolation? The more … Read More about How much disruption will there be this year?