With just days to go until the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, the COVID-19 pandemic continues … Read More about Tokyo Archdiocese cancels pastoral programme for athletes due to pandemicRead More
BONN, Germany (CNS) — German Catholic churches offered spiritual and financial support to survivors of devastating flooding in two regions … Read More about German churches pray, provide aid as European flooding death toll climbsRead More
by Msgr Brendan Daly Bishops and religious superiors desire to exercise their ministry in a pastoral manner. Jesus is the Good … Read More about Church penal law protects the faithfulRead More
Some 50 Catholic health practitioners participated in a Pastoral Care and Support conference and retreat organised by the New Zealand … Read More about Catholic health care practitioners gather in WgtnRead More
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Ten days after undergoing intestinal surgery, Pope Francis was released from Rome’s Gemelli hospital, the Vatican … Read More about Pope released from hospital, prays at Rome basilicaRead More
by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — Singing The Lord’s Prayer was the key to success at the Adidas U-17 Waikato Badminton Open, according to 15-year-old Gaea Galvez.
by ROWENA OREJANA PALMERSTON NORTH — Holy Week celebrations in New Zealand were largely “meaningful” and “enriching” despite the many distractions offered by the secular world.
by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — St Francis Xavier Catholic School (Whangarei) old girl Neelam O’Neill plans to be the first disabled Paralympic female shooter for New Zealand in three decades.
by CAMPBELL THOMSON A tarnished but still beautiful gilt crucifix recovered just over a year ago from a domestic garage in Dumfries, Scotland, is a poignant reminder of links that have survived the passage time.
by SUE SECONI WANGANUI — A March 23 pipe organ recital by renowned organist, historian and composer Ron Newton proved not only an extraordinary treat, but a reflective occasion for the audience.