Sunday, April 23, 2017

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 513, April 23 - May 6 2017: Church leaders speak out on housing ... Anti-euthanasia videos made ... Stirring send off for Pa Henare Tate ... Medjurgoje visit wonderful and memorable - Papal envoy on spiritual climate at Medjugorje ... Admiration for Marist 'Men in Black' (200th anniversary of Marist Brothers) ... Kiwis helping keep kids safe from gangs ... A Kiwi spends a year with NET ministries ... Anzac feature: Fr Jim Henley was respected and revered ... Lebanon minister traces NZ family link.

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

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Easter 2017
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Catholic Maori celebrate Easter in Tauranga (photo)
More than 2000 Catholic Maori gathered at Aquinas College this weekend to celebrate their faith over Easter. The annual Hui Aranga (Easter gathering) was held at Aquinas College with participants from 12 different clubs coming from across the North Island from as far as the Hokianga and Wellington.

Tommy Wilson: Power of love will always trump the military madness hovering over us (photo: baptism at Hui Aranga)
Yesterday, among whanau and friends - at a gathering of good card-carrying Catholics, we witnessed our moko being baptised, and I could not help wandering throughout the service what kind of world he was being baptised into.

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Reading of the Dominicans
The Southland Times
For a century from 1871 to 1971, the Dominican sisters ran a series of Catholic schools the length of the country - primary and secondary. We knew them with long dress habits of fine cream serge, wimples of white and black cotton veils. But with next Monday's southern launch of Susannah Grant's Windows on a Women's World, we see Dominican Sisters of Aotearoa New Zealand in modern dress ...

Feeling 'a bit sad' about demolition of St Bernadette's Church (photo)
The almost 83-year-old St Bernadette's Church was no match for the destructive powers of demolition machines yesterday.
The Forbury Rd Catholic church came down yesterday, after four churches merged to one last year.

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News of the Schools
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Rotorua principals pleased with NCEA achievement results
Rotorua schools are thrilled with their NCEA results, with one principal whose school has topped the country for their decile saying the results prove you don't need to go to big cities to get top marks.

Principals say Bay of Plenty pass rates don't tell full story
NCEA pass rates for Bay of Plenty schools last year were mixed, but many principals say they are not a good measure of teaching, learning or achievement.

Modern mobile phone management in our schools
Cellphones are a well established necessity among teenagers — and even pre-teens. John Lewis takes a look at their use in the school environment.

Chanel College, Masterton: MacDonald heading to Arizona (photo)

St Mary's, Gisborne: St Mary's Envirowarriors get to work (photo)

St Mary's, Papakura: Active students win a school hydration station (photo)
Papakura Courier

Stella Maris shines at Whangaparaoa Rotary Soap Box Derby (photo)

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


John 20:19-31 Jesus appears to his disciples

A reading and reflection by Rev Dr Raymond Pelly and Very Rev Frank Nelson at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington. 

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CRUX - Edited by John L. Allen Jr. and Inés San Martin


** Bishop condemns disruption of Good Friday services in India
Christians in India have denounced the interruption of Good Friday services by government officials in the parish of Sogandi in the Diocese of Chingleput in Tamil Nadu state. Police and revenue officials had surrounded the area before the liturgy of the Lord's Passion began, and then intruded on the ceremony during the veneration of the cross and distribution of communion.

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS (UPDATED JANUARY 2017)

'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

Catholic Dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington. 'Wel-com'  http://www.welcom.org.nz

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform' http://www.chch.catholic.org.nz/?sid=25

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet' https://catholic-diocese.squarespace.com/back-issues

The Nathaniel Centre. The New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. 'The Nathaniel Report' http://www.nathaniel.org.nz/


NZ Catholic Education Office. 'Good News and the News' http://www.nzceo.catholic.org.nz/pages/resources/resources_good_news.html

Society of Mary. 'Marist Messenger' http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East' http://www.columban.org.au/?MID=200510192652

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine. http://www.tuimotu.org/

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NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections (right-hand column) http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

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FACEBOOK

The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

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NEWS OF THE CHURCH IN NZ AND THE WORLD







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EMPLOYMENT 

Catholic Diocese of Auckland Liturgy Centre
Liturgy Educator / Resource Person
Details in 'NZ Catholic' April 23 - May 6 2017 p.19 and from Leanne Killgour leannek@cda.org.nz
Applications close 28 April.

Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: http://www.edgazette.govt.nz

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme, contact: volunteers@caritas.org.nz 

Links to job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...



Sunday, April 16, 2017

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

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Easter 2017
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Symbols of faith: Church leaders join to bring readers this Easter message
The Easter message of the church leaders of Auckland.

Invercargill churches team up to share Easter story (photo)
Invercargill churches are taking the opportunity this week to join forces to celebrate the message of Easter. Throughout the week, a series of non-denominational (ecumenical) services are being held across four churches to recount the Easter story. 

Faithful mark Good Friday (photo)
Dozens marked Good Friday in Stations of the Cross processions around Otago yesterday.

Easter numbers swell for Good Friday service (photo)
A full house attended the Easter service of St Columba's Catholic Church (Frankton) on Good Friday, proving there was more to the public holiday than chocolate and hot cross buns.

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St Mary of the Angels reopens after earthquake strengthening while Town Hall waits (photos)
To the naked eye, the grand French Gothic-style structure standing tall in central Wellington looks just the same inside and out – but St Mary of the Angels is now stepping up as a shining light for earthquake-prone buildings in the capital.

Having faith: 4 New Zealanders share their religious and philosophical beliefs (photos)
At a time when many celebrate the Christian festival of Easter, four women share the faiths and beliefs that shape their lives.

Closure of convent the end of an era
Piako Post12 Apr 2017
After 87 years of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions in Morrinsville, the last two Sisters, Sheila and Philippa, have moved to new communities and the convent has closed.

Restoration work coming up for Pompallier Mission
Pompallier Mission, the Heritage New Zealand property in Russell, is about to undergo some much-needed repairs and restoration after Easter.

Dying woman gives all for faith and family (photo)
Anne Bishop was diagnosed with a terminal illness four months ago and has been given no set time for how long she has left. Feeling her days are numbered she has decided to sell almost everything she owns to be closer to family and so she can also grow closer to God through her Catholic faith.

Almost 45 and still robing up as a church altar boy (photo)
At 44, Sam Butler is one of the oldest altar boys in New Zealand. The Taranaki man is a well known face at his St Joseph's Waitara parish, where his family have attended since 2000.

Obituary: Aileen Frances Croasdale who lived through perilous times during the Russian Revolution (photo)
Long service in music and church circles in Whanganui provide a counterpoint to Aileen Frances Croasdale's colourful childhood in Russia and China and the perilous times she and her family experienced during the Russian Revolution.

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News of the Schools
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Sacred Heart College, Auckland: Former Split Enz bassist helps to see opening of new music block at old school (photo)

St Kevin's College, Oamaru: Schools ready to rumble

St Patrick's College, Silverstream: Teachers resign from an Upper Hutt school after being sexually harassed by students

St Pius X School, Titahi Bay: Principal passionate about community (photo)
Kapi-Mana News11 Apr 2017

Verdon College, Invercargill: Veteran Invercargill college teacher resigns after employment hearing

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


John 20:1-9 The empty tomb

A reading and reflection by Christine Paterson and Fr James Lyons. 

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STATION XV


Episode 115 — Easter sorrows and joys

On the eve of Easter, the Christian community in Egypt was rocked by another deadly attack on their places of worship, with dozens killed and dozens more injured during services on Palm Sunday. The attacks came as the Middle East, Syria in particular, continues to be a hotbed of death and destruction. There was some joy in New Zealand, with the final profession of the first De La Salle Brother in 20 years, and the generosity of service of altar server in his 40s also brings a smile to faces after the difficulty of other stories. Join Anna, Don, James and Gavin in this Easter episode of The 15th Station, We wish you all a happy and blessed Easter season.

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CRUX - Edited by John L. Allen Jr. and Inés San Martin


** Coptic bishop: Christians in Egypt concerned, but no one says "fear"
Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom says Christians in Egypt are concerned and saddened, but added "I haven't heard the word fear used by anybody." The Church in Egypt is preparing for a more somber Easter, after attacks on Palm Sunday left at least 45 people dead

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS (UPDATED JANUARY 2017)

'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

Catholic Dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington. 'Wel-com'  http://www.welcom.org.nz

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform' http://www.chch.catholic.org.nz/?sid=25

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet' https://catholic-diocese.squarespace.com/back-issues

The Nathaniel Centre. The New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. 'The Nathaniel Report' http://www.nathaniel.org.nz/


NZ Catholic Education Office. 'Good News and the News' http://www.nzceo.catholic.org.nz/pages/resources/resources_good_news.html

Society of Mary. 'Marist Messenger' http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East' http://www.columban.org.au/?MID=200510192652

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine. http://www.tuimotu.org/

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NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections (right-hand column) http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

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FACEBOOK

The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

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NEWS OF THE CHURCH IN NZ AND THE WORLD







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EMPLOYMENT 

Catholic Diocese of Auckland Liturgy Centre
Liturgy Educator / Resource Person
Details in 'NZ Catholic' April 9-22 p.19 and from Teresa Wackrow teresaw@cda.org.nz
Applications close 28 April.

Pax Christi Aotearoa-New Zealand
Promoter/Manager
Details in 'NZ Catholic' April 9-22 p.19 and from paxnz@xtra.co.nz
Applications close 21 April.

Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: http://www.edgazette.govt.nz

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme, contact: volunteers@caritas.org.nz 

Links to job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...



Sunday, April 9, 2017

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LENT 2017


Caritas's theme for the Bishops' Lent Appeal is "Your face, Lord, do I seek".

The Lent Appeal is run by Caritas on behalf of New Zealand's Catholic Bishops to support their work of charity and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world, including in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Resources and the Lenten Reflection Programmes have been prepared for parishes, schools, small groups and the wider community and are available on the page linked above.

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 512, April 9 - 22 2017: First Maori diocesan priest dies (Pa Henare Tate) ... New monasticism takes God to streets ("The Simple Way" ... Making Jesus relevant in a secular society (Cilin McLeod, NCRS) ... Opportunity to help the Holy Land (Good Friday collection) ... Fifty years since Paul VI's social encyclical (Populorum Progressio) ... Way of Cross resource in Aubert light (art refelction activity for schools) ... Mission Sisters' golden jubilarian then and now ... Book hails Akld Latin Mass champion (Fr Pierre Denzil Meuli).

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

Pa Henare Tate, esteemed leader in the Catholic Church, dies (photo)
Pa Henare Tate, an esteemed leader in the Catholic Church, was a person of guidance who was dedicated to his faith.

Shortage of priests leads to amalgamation of five Catholic parishes in Tasman (photo)
Five Catholic churches across the Tasman District have amalgamated into one "Our Lady of the Bays" parish. As of April 1, the Richmond, Takaka, Motueka, Wakefield and Waimea West parishes will join as one.

Amie Richardson: Why I don't take my kids to church
I am the worst kind of lapsed Catholic. When it suits me – for instance when studying for a literature degree or travelling through Europe – I bring out the references, bible stories and learned responses from my years of Catholic schools and attending Sunday mass. When times are tough, I revert to the rituals that gave me comfort as a kid...

Tonga's Cardinal collapses in Auckland (photo)
Tonga's Cardinal, Soane Patita Mafi, is recovering in New Zealand after collapsing in Auckland as he was preparing for a trip to the Vatican.

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News of the Schools
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Chanel College, Masterton: Chanel forced to innovate (photo)

John Paul College, Rotorua: Identity of mystery soldier revealed to delight of students (photo, video)

Kavanagh College, Dunedin: Kavanagh's closer Thais (photo)

Roncalli College, Timaru: Sister cities look set to send more students to South Canterbury (photo)

Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt: Promising future for Hutt schooled rowers (photo)

St Bede's College, Christchurch: St Bede's rowers sent home from Maadi Cup over 'social media activity'

St John's College, Hastings: Two national titles for St John's College canoe polo teams (photo)

St Peter Chanel, Green Island: Pupils get taste of homeless life in challenge (photo, video)

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 26:14-27:66 Barabbas or Jesus?

A reading and reflection by Sister Stephanie Kitching. 

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CRUX - Edited by John L. Allen Jr. and Inés San Martin


** Cardinal Donald Wuerl. On 'Amoris' anniversary, let's appreciate its beauty and relevance
Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington says the one-year anniversary of the release of "Amoris Laetitia" spotlights the "beauty and relevance" of the document, including the way it does not reverse Church teaching on marriage but rather offers "greater emphasis on the role of the individual conscience in appropriating those moral norms in the person's actual circumstances."

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In Syria, Christians find protection in the world's prayers
In Aleppo, Sister Maria Sponsa Iusti Ioseph says that Christians in Syria, though confronting incredibly harsh and difficult conditions, find solace and support in the prayers of other Christians around the world. Sponsa said that the words and prayers of Pope Francis were received with love in the war-torn country.

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS (UPDATED JANUARY 2017)

'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

Catholic Dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington. 'Wel-com'  http://www.welcom.org.nz

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform' http://www.chch.catholic.org.nz/?sid=25

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet' https://catholic-diocese.squarespace.com/back-issues

The Nathaniel Centre. The New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. 'The Nathaniel Report' http://www.nathaniel.org.nz/


NZ Catholic Education Office. 'Good News and the News' http://www.nzceo.catholic.org.nz/pages/resources/resources_good_news.html

Society of Mary. 'Marist Messenger' http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East' http://www.columban.org.au/?MID=200510192652

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine. http://www.tuimotu.org/

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NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections (right-hand column) http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

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FACEBOOK

The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

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NEWS OF THE CHURCH IN NZ AND THE WORLD







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EVENTS

Hui Aranga 2017

Hui Aranga is an annual Maori celebration of Easter. It is held in a different rohe each year. This year, it is being hosted by Aquinas College, Tauranga.

The Good Friday service includes youth re-enacting Christ's Passion. Competitions include kapahaka, religious quizzes and sport for mokopuna, rangatahi and kaumatua.

Liturgies are at the following times:
Holy Thursday, 7pm: Mass of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday, 3pm: The Commemoration of the Passion
Holy Saturday, 7pm: Easter Vigil (Liturgy, not Mass)
Easter Sunday, 10am: Mass of the Resurrection

Visitors are welcome to attend any or all of these liturgies.


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EMPLOYMENT 

Catholic Diocese of Auckland Liturgy Centre
Liturgy Educator / Resource Person
Details in 'NZ Catholic' April 9-22 p.19 and from Teresa Wackrow teresaw@cda.org.nz
Applications close 28 April.

Pax Christi Aotearoa-New Zealand
Promoter/Manager
Details in 'NZ Catholic' April 9-22 p.19 and from paxnz@xtra.co.nz
Applications close 21 April.

Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: http://www.edgazette.govt.nz

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme, contact: volunteers@caritas.org.nz 

Links to job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...



Sunday, April 2, 2017

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LENT 2017


Caritas's theme for the Bishops' Lent Appeal is "Your face, Lord, do I seek".

The Lent Appeal is run by Caritas on behalf of New Zealand's Catholic Bishops to support their work of charity and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world, including in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Resources and the Lenten Reflection Programmes have been prepared for parishes, schools, small groups and the wider community and are available on the page linked above.

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

Silent Sisters (photos)
New Zealand Geographic March-April 2017
Eighty years after it was established, a glimpse inside Auckland's Carmelite monastery reveals simplicity and contentment born of another time.

Opinion: Abortion: A tragic response to lack of choice, by J. Hancock
Full disclosure: I'm Catholic and I'm from a family with a history of pro-life advocacy. My pro-life opinions have developed from a purely religious stance to an embrace of science.

Maria Parsons on what makes her happy
Maria Parsons, 58, is a retired chef. She lives on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, with her dog, Carlos, and cat, Socks.

Syro Malabar Family Retreat observed in Auckland (photo)
The Syro Malabar community of Auckland observed a Family Renewal Retreat at Ellerslie Church from March 19 to 22. The retreat was held as a part of the Lent Celebrations, which was attended by 600 people every day.

Stalwart of Kaponga rugby club fondly remembered (photo)
Tributes have been paid to a stalwart of Kaponga rugby and the father of an All Black and four Taranaki rugby representatives. James (Jim) Crowley - father of former All Black Kieran Crowley, and a former president of the Taranaki Rugby Football Union - died on Saturday, March 25, aged 83.

Life Story: Trevor Smith, pioneer of Christchurch coffee industry (photos)
It is hard to imagine a New Zealand before our obsession with coffee. But before the tulip cups and varietals, Christchurch man Trevor Smith was roasting coffee on an imported Italian roaster out the back of his Cashel St store Browne and Heaton, a pioneer of a now booming industry.

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News of the Schools
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St Bernard's College aiming to improve its sporting profile (photo)
Andrew Cavill is keen to put St Bernard's College on the sporting map. With Year 7 and 8 students, the school's roll is 660 and he believes that there is a lot of untapped natural talent.

Verdon College, Invercargill: Veteran teacher locked in employment dispute with Invercargill's Verdon College

Verdon College rower Xavier Wright ready to hurt in quest for success at New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Championships (photos)

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


John 11:17-27 Jesus the resurrection and the life

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching. 

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CRUX - Edited by John L. Allen Jr. and Inés San Martin


** The power and problems of Pentecostalism
In every part of the world, people are leaving the Catholic Church for evangelical and pentecostal movements. One Catholic priest – a convert from Evangelicalism – tells us why they are so attractive, and what the Catholic Church can learn from these communities.

** Pope to Christians, Protestants: Stop prejudice, forgive sins of past
Pope Francis met with scholars taking part in a Vatican-sponsored congress on the Lutheran Reformation as part of the 500th anniversary commemorating the start of Luther's call for reform. 

**Jesus' tomb faces major risk of collapse, scientists warn
The future of Jesus' tomb in Jerusalem depends on whether the Greek Orthodox, the Armenian Patriarchates of Jerusalem, and the Roman Catholic Franciscan Custos of the Holy Land can get along. Scientists and researchers have warned that if nothing is done to reinforce its foundations the shrine risks significant structural failure.

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS (UPDATED JANUARY 2017)

'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

Catholic Dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington. 'Wel-com'  http://www.welcom.org.nz

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform' http://www.chch.catholic.org.nz/?sid=25

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet' https://catholic-diocese.squarespace.com/back-issues

The Nathaniel Centre. The New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. 'The Nathaniel Report' http://www.nathaniel.org.nz/


NZ Catholic Education Office. 'Good News and the News' http://www.nzceo.catholic.org.nz/pages/resources/resources_good_news.html

Society of Mary. 'Marist Messenger' http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East' http://www.columban.org.au/?MID=200510192652

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine. http://www.tuimotu.org/

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NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections (right-hand column) http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

********************************************

FACEBOOK

The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

*****************************************

NEWS OF THE CHURCH IN NZ AND THE WORLD







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EVENTS

Hui Aranga 2017

Hui Aranga is an annual Maori celebration of Easter. It is held in a different rohe each year. This year, it is being hosted by Aquinas College, Tauranga.

The Good Friday service includes youth re-enacting Christ's Passion. Competitions include kapahaka, religious quizzes and sport for mokopuna, rangatahi and kaumatua.

Liturgies are at the following times:
Holy Thursday, 7pm: Mass of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday, 3pm: The Commemoration of the Passion
Holy Saturday, 7pm: Easter Vigil (Liturgy, not Mass)
Easter Sunday, 10am: Mass of the Resurrection

Visitors are welcome to attend any or all of these liturgies.


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EMPLOYMENT 

Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: http://www.edgazette.govt.nz

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme, contact: volunteers@caritas.org.nz 

Links to job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...



Sunday, March 26, 2017

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LENT 2017


Caritas's theme for the Bishops' Lent Appeal is "Your face, Lord, do I seek".

The Lent Appeal is run by Caritas on behalf of New Zealand's Catholic Bishops to support their work of charity and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world, including in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Resources and the Lenten Reflection Programmes have been prepared for parishes, schools, small groups and the wider community and are available on the page linked above.

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 511 March 26 - April 8 2017: Vinnies world boss likes NZ ... Blood spilled for drone victims ... NZ help for Holy Land culinary school ... Editorial: What is really at stake in the abortion debate ... Finding common ground in care of the earth ... Visiting sister unpack Pope's green encyclical ... Kiwi lauded after Anglican evensong at St Peter's ... New Plymouth hall rises from ashes.

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

Marist Brothers' work celebrated in south (photo)
Tim Ward left Marist College with many life skills, the most important - respect for other people. Ward is looking forward to catching up with old school mates at the Marist Brothers' Jubilee in Invercargill this weekend. The brothers are celebrating 200 years of teaching worldwide and 120 years since they arrived in Invercargill.

Catholic community to restore stone church (photo)
The Leader (Tasman)
The Catholic community is appealing for help to restore the historic stone church in Golden Bay for the building's upcoming centenary.

Family Renewal Retreat in Auckland
Over the past few days, the Syro Malabar Catholic Community in Auckland has been blessed with the presence of Father Mathew Elavumkal, Director of Divine Retreat Centre (DRC) based in Muringoor, the largest Christian retreat centre in India. Brothers Alex and Biji supported him in conducting a 'Family Renewal and Sanctification' at Ellerslie Catholic Church from March 19 to March 22, 2017.

End draws closer for Hamilton East's Euphrasie House (photo)
A shell of the Spanish-mission-style convent and hostel in Hamilton East remains, waiting for the machinery to be brought in. 

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News of the Schools
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Roncalli College, Timaru: Two young Timaru singers fundraising to attend a theatre workshop in New York in July (photo)

Sacred Heart College (Auckland) first XI invited to world tournament in Prague

Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt: Catherine Alvarez follows sister Julianne as head girl at Sacred Heart College

Stella Maris, Silverdale: School camp rewilds visitors with mud and buffalo burgers

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


John 9:1-7, 13-17 The Pharisees investigate the healing

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching. 

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CRUX - Edited by John L. Allen Jr. and Inés San Martin


** The woman who knows how to read Pope Francis
The first woman to receive a doctorate in theology from Argentina's Pontifical Catholic University says Pope Francis is "creating processes in which the Holy Spirit forges new synthesis out of disparities and disagreements."

** Key African cardinal on AIDS, 'Amoris,' Trump, Francis, and more
Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Nigeria says that African experience proves that distributing condoms is less effective in the fight against HIV/AIDS than promoting abstinence and behavioral change. In a Crux interview, he also discussed 'Amoris Laetitia,' Islam, Trump, Pope Francis, and his personal crusade against corruption.

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS (UPDATED JANUARY 2017)

'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

Catholic Dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington. 'Wel-com'  http://www.welcom.org.nz

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform' http://www.chch.catholic.org.nz/?sid=25

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet' https://catholic-diocese.squarespace.com/back-issues

The Nathaniel Centre. The New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. 'The Nathaniel Report' http://www.nathaniel.org.nz/


NZ Catholic Education Office. 'Good News and the News' http://www.nzceo.catholic.org.nz/pages/resources/resources_good_news.html

Society of Mary. 'Marist Messenger' http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East' http://www.columban.org.au/?MID=200510192652

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine. http://www.tuimotu.org/

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NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections (right-hand column) http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

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FACEBOOK

The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

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NEWS OF THE CHURCH IN NZ AND THE WORLD







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EVENTS

Hui Aranga 2017

Hui Aranga is an annual Maori celebration of Easter. It is held in a different rohe each year. This year, it is being hosted by Aquinas College, Tauranga.

The Good Friday service includes youth re-enacting Christ's Passion. Competitions include kapahaka, religious quizzes and sport for mokopuna, rangatahi and kaumatua.

Liturgies are at the following times:
Holy Thursday, 7pm: Mass of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday, 3pm: The Commemoration of the Passion
Holy Saturday, 7pm: Easter Vigil (Liturgy, not Mass)
Easter Sunday, 10am: Mass of the Resurrection

Visitors are welcome to attend any or all of these liturgies.


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EMPLOYMENT 

Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: http://www.edgazette.govt.nz

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme, contact: volunteers@caritas.org.nz 

Links to job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...


Sunday, March 19, 2017

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LENT 2017


Caritas's theme for the Bishops' Lent Appeal is "Your face, Lord, do I seek".

The Lent Appeal is run by Caritas on behalf of New Zealand's Catholic Bishops to support their work of charity and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world, including in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Resources and the Lenten Reflection Programmes have been prepared for parishes, schools, small groups and the wider community and are available on the page linked above.

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

Prime Minister Bill English won't 'liberalise' abortion law
Any review of abortion law is code for "liberalising it", says Prime Minister Bill English, and that's not going to happen on his watch.

Peter Dornauf: The people speak up to save Hamilton's Euphrasie House (photo)
Sometimes people in the community just need to be given the right opportunity and forum in order to express their opinions about public matters that otherwise would simply be locked away in their hearts and nobody any the wiser. A case in point is the issue of Euphrasie House on Clyde Street, a rare Spanish Mission-style building which the Catholic Diocese plans to demolish.

Pope honours Wenceslaus Anthony (photo)
Pope Francis has bestowed on Wenceslaus Anthony, a prominent member of the Catholic, Indian and business communities. 'The Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice' ('For Church and Pope') Decoration, an award of the Roman Catholic Church.

No sign of Kaikoura priest's custom-built wheelchair (photo)
Kaikoura's Father Eric Urlich is still without his custom-built wheelchair, which went missing from Kaikoura Health at the start of January.

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News of the Schools
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Nelson family opens home to international students (photo)
Vicki Maxwell grew up with international students in her house and three years ago decided to continue the tradition in her own home. The students study at Garin College in Richmond and the Maxwell's live around the corner with their three children, Alicia, 11, Joshua, 9, and Jessica, 6.

Principal says stormy charter trip from Great Barrier Island was safe for students (photo)
Eighteen Pompallier College students had an uncomfortable but safe trip in a chartered boat from Great Barrier Island to Sandspit during Friday's bad weather, the school's principal Richard Stanton said.

The All Black, his best mate and the unbeatable St Mary's sevens team (video, photo)
Ardie Savea has been helping coach the St Mary's College (Wellington) sevens team. They won a national competition and are now off to the world champs. They never played rugby at St Mary's College until 2015.

Young Wellington triathlete Bayley-Rose Van de Coolwijk sets her sights high (photo)
In just two years as a triathlete Bayley-Rose Van de Coolwijk has achieved more than she ever imagined. The year 13 student at St Mary's College (Wellington) is still reeling from her performance at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Mexico last September.

Hundreds turn out for Waipa Fun Run (photo)
For the sixth year, St Peter's Catholic school hosted another successful REMAX Waipa Fun Run.

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


John 4:5-15 Jesus and the Samaritan woman

A reading and reflection with Very Reverend Frank Nelson and Rev. Canon Jenny Wilkens at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington. 

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STATION XV


Episode 114 — Priests, poverty, parishes, policy and a pooch (March 16, 2017)

Pope Francis is going to examine the possibility of ordaining married men to help address priest shortages in some remote parts of the world and he has also challenged us to be more generous in the way we respond to those who are asking for our charity. In New Zealand, plans have been unveiled for an Archdiocesan Synod in Wellington, to be held later this year, looking at the present and future of the Church there. In the US, Catholic bishops and ministry leaders remain deeply concerned about President Trump's approach to refugees and asylum seekers. But a "Franciscan" dog might be able to bring a smile to our faces to wrap up the show. James and Gavin welcome a new podcaster, Anna, to this episode. Enjoy the show!

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CRUX - Edited by John L. Allen Jr. and Inés San Martin


** Dutch Church relieved after elections, Dutch Catholics not so much
The Catholic Church in the Netherlands are satisfied their pre-election appeal to not "indulge in anger and intolerance" was "received positively and clearly appealed to Catholics." Populist Geert Wilders was defeated at the polls, although his party will have the second largest contingent in the parliament.

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS (UPDATED JANUARY 2017)

'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

Catholic Dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington. 'Wel-com'  http://www.welcom.org.nz

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform' http://www.chch.catholic.org.nz/?sid=25

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet' https://catholic-diocese.squarespace.com/back-issues

The Nathaniel Centre. The New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. 'The Nathaniel Report' http://www.nathaniel.org.nz/


NZ Catholic Education Office. 'Good News and the News' http://www.nzceo.catholic.org.nz/pages/resources/resources_good_news.html

Society of Mary. 'Marist Messenger' http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East' http://www.columban.org.au/?MID=200510192652

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine. http://www.tuimotu.org/

*******************************************

NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections (right-hand column) http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

********************************************

FACEBOOK

The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

*****************************************

NEWS OF THE CHURCH IN NZ AND THE WORLD







***********************************************

EVENTS

Hui Aranga 2017

Hui Aranga is an annual Maori celebration of Easter. It is held in a different rohe each year. This year, it is being hosted by Aquinas College, Tauranga.

The Good Friday service includes youth re-enacting Christ's Passion. Competitions include kapahaka, religious quizzes and sport for mokopuna, rangatahi and kaumatua.

Liturgies are at the following times:
Holy Thursday, 7pm: Mass of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday, 3pm: The Commemoration of the Passion
Holy Saturday, 7pm: Easter Vigil (Liturgy, not Mass)
Easter Sunday, 10am: Mass of the Resurrection

Visitors are welcome to attend any or all of these liturgies.


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EMPLOYMENT 

Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: http://www.edgazette.govt.nz

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme, contact: volunteers@caritas.org.nz 

Links to job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...


Sunday, March 12, 2017

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LENT 2017


Caritas's theme for the Bishops' Lent Appeal is "Your face, Lord, do I seek".

The Lent Appeal is run by Caritas on behalf of New Zealand's Catholic Bishops to support their work of charity and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world, including in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Resources and the Lenten Reflection Programmes have been prepared for parishes, schools, small groups and the wider community and are available on the page linked above.

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 510, March 12-25 2017: St Mary's royal former student dies (Queen Mother of Tonga) ... Call for abuse cases to be dealt with regionally ... Kiwis going to Rome for youth-focused meeting ... More to come for Catholic Charismatic Renewal - 50 charismatic years celebrated ... Shannon Roberts: Cultivating virtues on one's children ... 40 Days for Life can be last line of defence ... Carmelites celebrate 80 years in Akld.

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

New tech offers Catholic cathedral time travel (photos, video)
Interactive panels erected outside the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament offer people a view of how the historic building looked before the Canterbury earthquakes.

World prayer day in Winton (photo)
Filipino women and the struggles that they face were the focus of a World Day of Prayer event in Winton.
Women of various religious denominations, including the Salvation Army, Catholic, Presbyterian and Anglican churches joined together on Friday. Local Filipino women dressed in their national costume and shared stories of life in the Philippines, while local women offered their understanding through prayer.

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News of the Schools
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Carmel College, Auckland: 'The Tania Dalton Foundation': set up in the former Silver Fern's memory (photos)

Garin College, Nelson: Nelson's youngest pilot celebrates 16th birthday with first solo flight  video

St Patrick's College, Silverstream: Suspension lifted for St Pat's Silverstream boys who filmed teachers inappropriately

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 17:1-9 The Transfiguration

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching. 

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CRUX - Edited by John L. Allen Jr. and Inés San Martin


Latest 'Rolling Stone' cover captures Francis's appeal to Millenials
Pope Francis once more graces the cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine. Written on the front page is "Francis, Pop Pope" in reference to the pontiff's ability to gain influence and popularity worldwide. But his main allies might be the most misunderstood generation of all: Millennials.

** Rules of thumb for processing the latest papal bombshell
Pope Francis has an endless capacity for memorable media soundbites, and he was at it again on Wednesday in a new interview with a German newspaper. Pastors are increasingly trying to help ordinary Catholics process these bombshells, and here are three basic rules of thumb.

** In blunt talk at the Vatican, Sister Simone Campbell blasts 'male power'
Referring to Marie Collins, who last week resigned from the panel appointed by Pope Francis to look into allegations of past Vatican obstruction of child sex abuse investigations, Campbell said: "Blocked by men. Isn't this the real problem within the church?"

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS (UPDATED JANUARY 2017)

'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

Catholic Dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington. 'Wel-com'  http://www.welcom.org.nz

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform' http://www.chch.catholic.org.nz/?sid=25

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet' https://catholic-diocese.squarespace.com/back-issues

The Nathaniel Centre. The New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. 'The Nathaniel Report' http://www.nathaniel.org.nz/


NZ Catholic Education Office. 'Good News and the News' http://www.nzceo.catholic.org.nz/pages/resources/resources_good_news.html

Society of Mary. 'Marist Messenger' http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East' http://www.columban.org.au/?MID=200510192652

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine. http://www.tuimotu.org/

*******************************************

NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections (right-hand column) http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

********************************************

FACEBOOK

The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

*****************************************

NEWS OF THE CHURCH IN NZ AND THE WORLD







***********************************************

EMPLOYMENT 

Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: http://www.edgazette.govt.nz

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme, contact: volunteers@caritas.org.nz 

Links to job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...