Opinion

Why is there not more theology in homilies?

By Michael Otto | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

During his visit to New Zealand last month, NZ Catholic was able to speak with UK-based theologian Professor Thomas O’Loughlin, and put to him the following question (His answer follows).

Ending of Life report leaves door open for more debate

By Michael Otto | September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The decision of Parliament’s Health Select Committee, reporting on its Ending of Life in New Zealand inquiry, not to make a recommendation on introducing “assisted dying” legislation has both sides in the debate claiming victories of sorts.

My inner turmoil about my old boss

By NZ Catholic Staff | August 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

In late June, the Victoria Police announced that they are “filing multiple charges in respect of historic sexual offences” against Cardinal George Pell.

The real issue about the doctor-patient relationship

By NZ Catholic Staff | August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

It appears that at least one person is not happy at all with the election statement from the New Zealand Catholic bishops titled “Step Out and Vote”.

Preserving and pillaging privacy

By NZ Catholic Staff | August 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the most fraught ethical issues of our day is privacy. On a personal level we feel betrayed if a friend broadcasts secrets we have shared. But we also feel distressed to hear of an old person found at home weeks after their death. Their neighbours saw nothing, failed … Read More about Preserving and pillaging privacy