Opinion

Great things can be achieved for God

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | June 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

June 21: 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Jeremiah 20:10-13; Psalm: 69; 2. Romans 5:12-15; Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33. Today’s readings offer us an insight into the world of faith to which we belong. In first place, Jeremiah encourages every person of faith to assume a bold and trusting attitude … Read More about Great things can be achieved for God

What we celebrate as eucharistic people

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | June 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

June 14: Corpus Christi Sunday. Readings: 1. Deuteronomy 8:2-3,14-16; Psalm: 147B; 2. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Gospel: John 6:51-58. Each of the readings for this feast helps us focus on the mystery of God’s very special presence with us as we face whatever life may ask of us. Deuteronomy takes us … Read More about What we celebrate as eucharistic people

Innovative investment needed for fairness

By NZ Catholic Staff | June 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand welcomed the Budget’s overall direction as being a foundation of hope, but called for innovative investment to help everyone create a fairer society. A “reset” following on from the Covid-19 crisis is an opportunity to heal the afflictions of poverty, intergenerational unemployment, homelessness and environmental degradation. … Read More about Innovative investment needed for fairness

Social services need further boost

By NZ Catholic Staff | June 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services praised additional funding for a wide range of support services in the Budget, saying that it would be of great help to those who suffer Covid-19-related hardship. NZCCSS executive officer Trevor McGlinchey said the funding would help social services “step up to … Read More about Social services need further boost

Budget an encouraging start but some omissions

By NZ Catholic Staff | June 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Auckland diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission believes that, with its 2020 Budget, the Government has made an encouraging effort to meet the needs of the poor and vulnerable in the Covid-19 crisis, but there were some omissions. The commission prefaced its reaction to the Budget by noting Government responsibilities to … Read More about Budget an encouraging start but some omissions

Problem of suffering points to Jesus

By Michael Otto | June 10, 2020 | 1 Comment

As New Zealand loosens restrictions that applied during the lockdown initiated by the coronavirus pandemic, many questions are being asked. What does the future hold? Will the economy recover? What does it mean for my family and my community? Was our response the right one? There are many questions and … Read More about Problem of suffering points to Jesus