Opinion

Which character from the Bible resonates with me?

By NZ Catholic contributor | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Doubting Thomas, one of the 12 apostles, is one character with whom I truly identify. Thomas is labelled as “the doubter”, since he did not believe that Jesus was really risen from the dead. He believed that to see is to believe, and as he did not see, he did … Read More about Which character from the Bible resonates with me?

Editorial: A word of thanks to Bishop Patrick Dunn

By Michael Otto | August 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Since the first issue of NZ Catholic was published on October 6, 1996, many things have changed about the paper. There have been four editors/managing editors, various reporters and designers/ layout people, as well as managers, advertising and administration people. The cover price has changed over the years, but it … Read More about Editorial: A word of thanks to Bishop Patrick Dunn

A spirituality that is little and lay

By NZ Catholic contributor | August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Sue Jones If the laity have pause to ponder anything since taking up our call to mission and holiness it is this; we have worked so hard to build fecund lay parish communities, yet they have eluded us. Why? It seems that in Catholic life, perhaps all life, if … Read More about A spirituality that is little and lay

We have been wounded, but we still have hope

By NZ Catholic contributor | July 3, 2019 | 2 Comments

A new feature started in issue 564 of the newspaper showcasing the writing of student leaders from New Zealand’s Catholic secondary schools. It is planned that each “Heads and Hearts” column will feature two pieces of writing from head students on selected topics. NZ Catholic editor Dr Michael Otto said … Read More about We have been wounded, but we still have hope

Memories of Notre Dame

By Bishop Patrick Dunn | June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the wake of the fire which seriously damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris last month, NZ Catholic asked its publisher, Bishop Patrick Dunn, to share some of his memories of being at this famous church. I remember two very significant visits to Notre Dame in Paris. The first was … Read More about Memories of Notre Dame

A blessing of blindness

By NZ Catholic contributor | May 10, 2019 | 1 Comment

by Ken Joblin A daily experience for me is to be driven around Christchurch as I go about my life as a blind person. Many of those who drive me have come to New Zealand in more recent years. They have come for a better life. Some have escaped war-torn … Read More about A blessing of blindness