Opinion

Principal appointed for NZ’s newest Catholic school

By Michael Otto | June 9, 2020 | 1 Comment

An establishment principal has been appointed for New Zealand’s newest Catholic primary school. The Establishment Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Anthony Mills as establishment principal of Suzanne Aubert Catholic School in Papamoa in the Bay of Plenty. Mr Mills will begin his role on June 8. According to … Read More about Principal appointed for NZ’s newest Catholic school

Opt-in RE in Catholic schools opposed

By Michael Otto | June 9, 2020 | 1 Comment

Concerns from New Zealand’s Catholic education sector over the wording of a bill concerning religious instruction in state schools and how this might affect integrated schools were heard by a parliamentary select committee earlier this year. In a submission to the Education and Workforce Committee about the Education and Training … Read More about Opt-in RE in Catholic schools opposed

Pro-Cathedral used as testing site

By NZ Catholic contributor | June 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

by Fr RON BENNETT They say every cloud has a silver lining. When St Teresa’s Pro Cathedral Church in Karori, Wellington, closed its doors for Masses at the beginning of lockdown, parishioners expected it would not be used again for quite a while. However, the Karori Medical Centre were looking … Read More about Pro-Cathedral used as testing site

Laudato Si’ Week: everything is interconnected

By NZ Catholic contributor | May 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

by SUSANNE REHDER MONTGOMERIE “Everything is interconnected” is the theme of the “Laudato Si’ Week” running from May 16-24, 2020. I think that we have experienced that both here in New Zealand and around the globe during the Covid-19 pandemic. We here in our country are interconnected, both in a … Read More about Laudato Si’ Week: everything is interconnected

Catholic press is an essential service

By Michael Otto | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Church and the world have certainly been enduring terrible times in 2020. The Church has continued in faith, hope and love, trusting in its Lord, while being aware of the suffering of many of its members and of many in society. One of the bonds that hold Catholics together … Read More about Catholic press is an essential service

Disappointment

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

by HELEN LUXFORD We’ve all been disappointed in life – by people or by when circumstances didn’t go our way. We’ve all disappointed people – in either big or small ways. It seemed to be unavoidable and perhaps even more prevalent now with a mantra of “looking after yourself first … Read More about Disappointment