Reflecting on March 15

By NZ Catholic contributor | March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

by Mina Amso This is the day that we dreaded the most. We felt the pain of loss, we felt the fear, we felt the terror. Could this really happen? New Zealand, the country far, far away. Isolated, enchanted, peaceful, tolerant and welcoming. Could this really happen? It did. We … Read More about Reflecting on March 15

Approaches to evangelisation

By NZ Catholic Staff | January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

by Michael Pender The December 1 edition of NZ Catholic had an interesting article reporting on an address given by Bishop Robert Barron to the Fall 2019 meeting of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. Bishop Barron is well known as the presenter of the “Catholicism” programme and for informative … Read More about Approaches to evangelisation

Love, loss and a faith lifeline

By Michael Otto | November 22, 2019 | 1 Comment

November is a busy time of year. Exam season swings into action. Christmas plans are being made. There are major sports events like the Rugby World Cup, the Melbourne Cup and a cricket series between the Black Caps and England. But for Catholics, November is a special month. There’s the … Read More about Love, loss and a faith lifeline

A time of great crisis

By NZ Catholic contributor | November 13, 2019 | 2 Comments

by Dan Stollenwerk Like so many of the faithful, I was greatly saddened to read that Bishop Charles Drennan had resigned — a complaint having been made against him of “unacceptable behaviour of a sexual nature”. He was the new face of the hierarchy: young, able, polished, strong in financial … Read More about A time of great crisis

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