Opinion

How do we define success – for our children and our family?

By Helen Luxford | June 8, 2021 | 1 Comment

Society is obsessed with success, which usually means fame and fortune. This seems increasingly to mean doing as little as possible, for as much as possible, and being entitled to more than others. We have gone to an extreme of business indicating some form of success — and therefore indicating … Read More about How do we define success – for our children and our family?

Pro-planet, pro-life

By NZ Catholic contributor | June 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

by Sue Jones Conversion life is the lot of Catholics. If sin can be defined broadly as a refusal to live, then at the heart of turning from sin to live the Gospel is a pro-life attitude. In former times, this attitude, living amongst the laity, gave birth to a … Read More about Pro-planet, pro-life

Young people need hope

By NZ Catholic Staff | June 4, 2021 | 1 Comment

My brother once said to me how fortunate I was to be in a vocation where I can live out my faith every day. How privileged I am to do that! Alongside me is one of the most faith-filled women I know — Genevieve. I am doubly-privileged. So, when I … Read More about Young people need hope

Working towards a co-responsible leadership model

By Rowena Orejana | May 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

The shifts of emphasis since Vatican II that have come down into parish life, particularly with the sacraments and Mass, have provided a more engaging presence with God in Jesus. However, the most critical shift is the appreciation and understanding of God’s calling for us lay people.  “They are the … Read More about Working towards a co-responsible leadership model

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’