November 29: First Sunday of Advent. Readings: 1. Isaiah 63:16-17, 64:1,3-8; Psalm: XX; 2. 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Gospel: Mark 13:33-37. As we … Read More about At the start of Advent, a mighty but straightforward messageRead More
by PATRICIA BROOKS Tauranga parishioners, Maureen and Kevin Gallagher had a very happy marriage for 66 years. When they became engaged, Kevin … Read More about Couple die on same day after 66 years marriedRead More
Christians of different traditions have enough in common to be able to unite and work for a better world. This … Read More about Christians have enough in common to work togetherRead More
St Joseph’s School (Upper Hutt) student Grace Moorman was the lucky recipient of US$1000 from the Knights of Columbus Pennsylvania … Read More about Knightly help for Upper Hutt studentRead More
by Sr CARMEL COLE On Sunday, November 1, Sisters Linley Trower and Muriel Kivell celebrated 60 years of profession as … Read More about Two Mission Sisters served in many placesRead More
Three out of five Catholic churches in the Wairarapa are to be put up for sale after decisions made by … Read More about Decision made to sell three Wairarapa churches VaticanRead More
Ribbons have been tied to a fence at St Patrick’s church in Napier and will stay there as an acknowledgement … Read More about Ribbons tied to Napier church ‘Loud Fence’Read More
by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — Fr Peter Murphy of St Mary’s Parish, Papakura, may be the Johnny Appleseed of meditation. It seems that wherever
by KATHLEEN CASEY CHRISTCHURCH — Earthquakes have plunged Christchurch into a city of contrasts, from badly damaged to almost normal, a situation reflected in Catholic primary schools.
by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — The many years of work among Wellington’s poor and forgotten by Sr Felix Breen, DOLC, has been acknowledged with a Local
by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — The most difficult task Claudette Habesch faced in raising her children in Palestine was not letting hatred grow in their hearts. “It has not
by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — God’s job description is mission, Jesus’ is evangelisation, and ours is discipleship, says priest and professor Fr Anthony Gittins, CSSp.