Sunday, June 18, 2017

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


End of Life Choice Bill will erode end of life choices (12 June 2107)

 "We have grave concerns about the unintended consequences of the proposed legislation", warns Director of The Nathaniel Centre and bioethics researcher Dr John Kleinsman.  "It is our view that any attempt to grant people the legal right to choose to have their lives ended prematurely will mean many more will have their control and choice eroded" ...

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 517 June 18 - July 1 2017: Kathleen Casey, long time Chch correspondent dies ... Catholic youth festival in December ... Michael Otto: Theology must speak to cult of humanism ... Women can be pornography addicts too ... Dozens of NZ religious renew their vows at Mass ... Top UK Catholic composer coming to Christchurch ... Challenge for Akaroa parish to restore church ... Funeral Masses: Fr Terry Fitzpatrick, Fr Peer Penny ... 'Human books' tell of homelessness.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

The Pope's Chair, Here. (Article, photos, audio)
Eyewitness producer Justin Gregory remembers the Pope's flying visit and tracks down a special item he left behind...

PNG govt MP disappointed with NZer's deportation
The Papua New Guinea Immigration Department is reviewing its decision to deport Catholic lay missionary Douglas Tennent earlier this week.

Also: Deported NZer seeks answers from PNG Immigration (audio and transcript)

Tavern, basilica heritage architecture winners (photo)
The restoration of classic Dunedin student pub the Captain Cook Tavern has been recognised at the Southern Architecture Awards.
The other winner in the heritage category was McCoy and Wixon Architects, of Dunedin, for the restoration of St Patrick's Basilica, in South Dunedin.

Price of getting hitched rises for couples and celebrants
A priest is up in arms over new wedding celebrant charges and a leap in the price of wedding licences, claiming it is a tax on marriage.

Claims church lodge 'illegal'
The Catholic Church has been accused of running an ''illegal'' hotel in Mosgiel. The Burns Lodge at Holy Cross Centre advertises itself as a venue capable of hosting up to 120 paying guests, as well as weddings, conferences and other events.

Mother-of-seven Kamila Mun killed by forklift at first day of work on poultry farm (photo)
Kamila Mun started a new job on Sunday night, working alongside her husband at a poultry farm. On Monday morning she was dead.

Church hall gets fund for care, support
Central Otago Mirror
An upgrade of Cromwell's Catholic Parish Hall will see a pastoral care centre established and two rooms created for community use.

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS
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Campion College, Gisborne: Campion projects making a positive impact (photo)

John Paul College, Rotorua: School rugby: JPC return to first division

McAuley High School, Otahuhu: Students take pride in Samoan language (photo)

Roncalli College, Timaru: Fundraiser for Roncalli will see some performers 'completely out of their comfort zone' (photo?)

St Patrick's College, Silverstream: Silverstream shine to beat Wellington in rugby traditional and stamp their mark on WelTec Premiership

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


John 6:51-58 The Bread of Life

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching.

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** Bishop says secular Danes like Francis enough to 'forgive him' for being Catholic

Denmark, like other Nordic countries, is considered to be one of the most thoroughly secular cultures on earth, which means that traditional Catholic teaching on issues such as abortion, women priests and gay marriage often generates reactions ranging from incomprehension to hostility. Such is Pope Francis's popularity, however, that Bishop Czeslaw Kozon says most Danes "forgive him" for upholding those positions.

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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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EMPLOYMENT 

Director, Catholic Enquiry Centre, Wellington.
Details at http://www.catholic.org.nz/news/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=262 and from Gerald Scanlan, (03) 474 5753 or geralds@cdd.org.nz  Applications close 22 August.

Catholic Parish of New Plymouth. Parish Co-Ordinator
Details in 'NZ Catholic' June 4 - 17 2017 p.19, at http://www.trademe.co.nz/jobs/other/listing-1336258451.htm and from leadershipteam@catholicparishnp.nz  Applications close 30 June 2017.

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, June 11, 2017

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

The leaders of our major political parties are at complete odds over euthanasia.
Two of the National Party's most senior members, Prime Minister Bill English and Attorney-General Chris Finlayson, are both Catholic and pro-life and firmly against the prospect of legalising assisted death.

Naming a child not as easy as it used to be (fine photo of a stained glass window)
My wife and I are due a third baby in August - a boy. With little more than two months to go before the due date, the debate over his name is beginning in earnest.

Parenting course lets dads explore options (photo)
A parenting course for fathers has been running successfully for more than 10 years, its founder says.
The six-week evening course "Game On'', run by Catholic Social Services director Mike Tonks, covers a variety of parenting topics, including what it means for them to be a father.

Church Leaders join those galvanizing for Climate action
The Churches Climate Network in New Zealand profoundly laments the withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement for climate stabilization. The US decision shows the forces of economic self interest clashing with tide of long term transitions to an economy aligned with the planet. 'The Paris Agreement brought about global recognition of human interdependence with the biosphere and churches are taking action for the transition' says Rev. Dr Betsan Martin, Convenor of the Churches Climate Network.

Students, restaurant patrons and church parishioners hit by west Christchurch break-ins (photos)
Students, church parishioners and restaurant owners have become victims of a string of break-ins in a west Christchurch suburb. Police say "there is no crime spree in Riccarton", but people who live in the area and its surrounds are fed up with what they believe is a problem.

Former Whangarei builder and benefactor Jack Guy dies (photo)
A man who helped build modern Northland, the construction king, visionary and philanthropist Jack Guy, has died.

Queen's Birthday Honours 2017: Mrs Deirdre Anne Jolly (photo)

Alan Lovell returns to Wellington for one-man show about Camino de Santiago experience (photos)
Australian actor Alan Lovell walked Camino de Santiago last year and was compelled to write a one man show about his experience. After a sell-out season in Sydney, Lovell is bringing it to Wellington for one night only.

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS
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Aquinas College, Tauranga: Aquinas athletes surprise with their speed (audio, photos) 

John Paul College, Rotorua: JPC head boy stuns judges at Shakespeare festival 

Marian College, Christchurch: Marian College's future to be decided after new bishop appointed 

St Catherine's College, Wellington: Service and sacrifice for Tawa Army Cadet in Belgium 

St Joseph's School, Picton: Pin pulled on Picton's two-pupil school (photos) 

St Peter's College, Palmerston North: Palmerston North college proposes $32m swimming pool 
http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/93422626/palmerston-north-college-proposes-32m-swimming-pool The solution to Palmerston North's overflowing swimming pools could be a new world-class facility proposed by St Peter's College.

St Thomas of Canterbury College: Christchurch college in mourning after former pupil dies in his sleep (photo) 

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


John 3:16-18 Jesus and Nicodemus

A reading and reflection with Very Rev. Frank Nelson and Rev. John Mullis at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

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** Pope to youth: Share your lives, or you'll end up in a museum
In his latest Google Hangout with youth from around the world on Friday, Pope Francis said that a life which isn't shared with others "belongs in the museum," and urged young people not to succumb to an "elitist education" but to be agents of a "human globalization," one which doesn't annul differences but which is respect of the diversity of all the people involved.

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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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EMPLOYMENT 

Catholic Parish of New Plymouth. Parish Co-Ordinator
Details in 'NZ Catholic' June 4 - 17 2017 p.19, at http://www.trademe.co.nz/jobs/other/listing-1336258451.htm and from leadershipteam@catholicparishnp.nz  Applications close 30 June 2017.

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, June 4, 2017

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no 516 June 4 - 17 2017: Safeguarding role is an NZ first ... NZCBC gets new communications adviser ... New national structure for youth ministry ... St Bernard's wins its first O'Shea shield ... Papal medal for Auckland interfaith leader ... Fatima 100th anniversary marked by activities in Wellington ... Ecumenical retreat focuses on being a pilgrim today ... 

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Christchurch religious leaders rally for Anglican bishop Victoria Matthews (photos)
Christchurch religious leaders have rallied to support Anglican bishop Victoria Matthews in her battle over the Christ Church Cathedral. Eight religious leaders from all the major Christian denominations – including Presbyterian, Methodist and Catholic – have written a letter to The Press calling for Anglicans to be "left to make decisions as to the future of the cathedral".

Lutherans and Catholics Step Closer to Unity
The movement towards healing the 500 years of separation between Lutherans and Roman Catholics takes a step closer in New Zealand next week. On Sunday 4 June Lutheran Bishop Mark Whitfield and Cardinal John Dew will open a formal dialogue for the two Christian denominations with a combined ecumenical service in Sacred Heart Cathedral to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Year of Reformation. 

Red light turns green for $30m Erskine College housing project in Wellington (photos)
The Save Erskine College Trust (SECT) and Heritage New Zealand have given approval to most of the development of the former Catholic girls' school in the seaside suburb of Island Bay.

Papal Honour gratifies Indian community (photos)
As reported first in our March 15, 2017 issue, Indian Newslink Community Fund Chairman Wenceslaus Anthony was chosen by Pope Francis for 'The Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice' ('For Church and Pope') Decoration, an award of the Roman Catholic Church. In the absence of Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn, Monsignor Bernard Kiely presented the Gold Medal and a Citation in the name of Pope Francis, at the Thanksgiving Holy Mass held at St Mary's in Avondale, Auckland on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Dominican women's culture explored in new book (photo)
Telling their story: The history of New Zealand's once-cloistered Dominican nuns, now independent superannuitants with a strong social conscience, is told in Gisborne author Susannah Grant's book, 'Windows on a Women's World: The Dominican Sisters of Aotearoa New Zealand', which will be launched in Gisborne on Thursday. 

Also: Book review: Breaking the silence of cloistered lives

Mass decreasing in Invercargill (photo)
The number of Sunday mass times are set to decrease in Invercargill churches, as the Catholic parishes prepare to merge later in the year. 

Paedophile priest admits charges against three new victims (photo)
Mark Mannix Brown, 74, a former Catholic priest jailed for molesting boys in the 1970s and 80s has admitted charges against three new victims.

International annulment training in Baulkham Hills
Catholic Outlook
Canon law professionals from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Kiribati, Guam, Australia and New Zealand participated in a special institute, for those who work in the Church's tribunal ministry, at St Joseph's Convent, Baulkham Hills NSW from 15 May to 26 May 2017. The Institute is under the auspices of the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand and is affiliated with the Catholic Institute of Sydney.

Shakti, a women's refuge
Fe Alma Demafeliz's upstairs office at Historic Village is an eclectic mix of mismatched furniture, coffee mugs, dog-eared posters and paperwork. Her narrow tan desk sits in front of a window with a scalloped lace curtain that stops about 5cm too short of the ledge. The number of women coming here to Shakti - a women's refuge for Middle Eastern, Asian and African women - is up 30 per cent in a year.

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It shouldn't be a debate: Our schools need to stop prioritising Pakeha values by default (photo)
The annual the annual O'Shea Shield debating tournament highlighted the unconscious Euro-centric bias at the heart of the New Zealand education system, writes Nadine Millar. 

Aquinas College principal Ray Scott to depart after 7 years (photo) http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11865628

St Patrick's College, Silverstream: Some of the country's top performers will soon be checking over their shoulders at 13-year-old golfing talent Jayden Ford. (photos) http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/golf/93175090/jayden-ford-13-to-represent-wellington-in-senior-mens-competition-against-northland

St Peter's, Christchurch: Give child sex offender a chance - principal http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/06/give-child-sex-offender-a-chance-principal.html

Verdon College, More national honours for Verdon College pupil Aliyah Dunn http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/92986161/more-national-honours-for-verdon-college-pupil-aliyah-dunn

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


John 20:19-23 Jesus appears to his disciples

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

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** Priest plants himself at popular music festival, goes viral on Reddit
What's a good way to reach a lot of young people all at once? Become a social media sensation by planting yourself at an entrance of a popular music festival with a sign, some free stuff, and a smile. That's what Catholic priest Father David Jenuwine did last weekend, at BottleRock Napa, a three-day music festival with roughly 30,000 in attendance.

** Pope Francis's prayer: Stop the 'merchants of death'
In a monthly prayer video released days after his May 24th encounter with U.S. president Donald Trump, Pope Francis prayed for an end to the trade fueled by "merchants of death," meaning arms traders who stoke conflicts for profit.

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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 Parish of New Plymouth. Parish Co-Ordinator
Details in 'NZ Catholic' June 4 - 17 2017 p.19, at http://www.trademe.co.nz/jobs/other/listing-1336258451.htm and from leadershipteam@catholicparishnp.nz

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, May 28, 2017

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


On Migration for the Day of Prayer for Refugees & Migrants
New Zealand Catholic Bishops' Statement for the Day of Prayer for Refugees & Migrants, June 2016 and anticipating the Social Justice Week focus on Migration, September 2016 ...

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Launching out, New Zealand style
Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, NSW. 

The prayer that began the meeting of members of the diocesan community with Cardinal John Dew of the Archdiocese of Wellington, New Zealand, urged us to "see signs of hope in a sometimes seemingly hopeless world." After a few hours of easy yet profound conversation with Cardinal "call me John" Dew, I concluded that he is one of those signs of hope ...

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Baradene College, Auckland: Auckland schoolgirl's beautiful song a rallying cry for unity - 'We are more than just the colour of our skin' 

Campion College, Gisborne: Campion surfing comp for students, run by students (photo) 

John Paul College, Rotorua: Celebrations as John Paul College marks 30 years since amalgamation of Edmund Rice and MacKillop colleges (photo, video) 

Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt: Weightlifter Piper Gwyn breaks New Zealand record at world youth champs (photo) 

St Mary's College, Wellington: Talented St Mary's College netballers court success in multiple codes (photos) 

St Patrick's, Taumarunui: Journey of faith for St Pat's children (photo) 

St Thomas of Canterbury / St Bede's: Historic win for St Thomas over St Bedes in UC Championship (photos) http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/provincial/92908585/historic-win-for-st-thomas-over-st-bedes-in-uc-championship

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus appears to his disciples

A reading and reflection by Sister Stephanie Kitching.

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


** Pope and Trump focused on life, religious freedom and conscience, Vatican says
Pope Francis and President Donald Trump had a "cordial" talk Wednesday morning, according to a Vatican statement, which said they focused on areas of agreement including a "joint commitment in favor of life, and freedom of worship and conscience."

** Pope in Genoa challenges the 'worldliness' of Catholic life
In a busy morning, Pope Francis said that the Church is interested in the "dignity of work" because even Jesus was a worker, acknowledged the role religious people have had in the drop in vocations by leading a worldly life, and challenged the young people of Genoa to question whatever the surrounding culture presents as normal, including the fact that the Mediterranean Sea has become a cemetery.

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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 

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, May 21, 2017

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no 515, May 21 - June3 2017: New priest looks forward to journeying with flock (Fr Cirilo Barlis) ... Challenge issued for NZ priests to be with people more ... PM impressed by today's young people (Bill English at De La Salle College) ... Editorials: Welcoming the stranger means welcoming new housing - Pastor's should preach that God's name is holy (blasphemous libel) ... Maori Language Week: a plea for Maori Masses ... Chch team helps typhoon-hit Philippines ... Hundreds at NZ Fatima shrine for anniversary ... Joy as Far North church restored and opened (Pawarenga) ... Kiwi inspired by Pope interaction with youth.

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

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First World War Chalice Returns to Belgium Battlefield (photo)
The chalice of First World War chaplain Father James Joseph McMenamin will be handed over to New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) chaplains during a Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Petone. The NZDF will take to the chalice to Belgium where it will be used in services in Nieppe and Mesen/Messines as part of the commemorations to mark the centenary of New Zealand's involvement in the Battle of Messines.

John Roughan: He was thoughtful, selfless and agreeable to a fault
One benefit of bearing an unusual name is that anybody I meet who knew my father is liable to ask, "Are you any relation to Vaughan Roughan?" Though he was a primary school principal whose career was spent in Southland and Canterbury, his former pupils and colleagues are everywhere. "He was a nice man," they would always tell me, "a good man." He really was.

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Aquinas College, Tauranga: Aquinas student in Commonwealth Youth Games team 

John Paul College, Rotorua: Review: John Paul College performers leave seasoned players in dust (photos) 

Kavanagh College, Dunedin: Kavanagh head on leave 
Sacred Heart College, Napier: 'Sisterhood' isn't just a word for pupils (photo) The Napier Mail http://pressreader.com/@Mike_Leon/I68KDIS3XG47

St Bernadette's, Dunedin: Retiring principal awaits next adventure (photo) 

St Bernard's College, Lower Hutt: St Bernard's College takes home O'Shea Shield for the first time (photos) 

St Kevin's College, Oamaru: St Kevin's on top in thriller (photo) 

St Peter's College, Auckland: Identity of St Peter's student giving kind notes to strangers on train revealed (audio interview and text) 

St Peter's College, Palmerston North: Industry and schools provide opportunities to get young people work ready 

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


John 14:15-21 The promise of the Holy Spirit

A reading and reflection with Stephen Ready and sister Stephanie Kitching.

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STATION XV


Episode 116 — Francis, Fatima, Faith and Fairness (May 15, 2017)
All eyes will be on the Vatican later this month when Pope Francis plays host to President Donald Trump, with the discussion predicted to cover some uncomfortable territory for the latter. Closer to home, New Zealand Catholic education leaders are looking at how best to support "unChurched" young people in their quest for faith. Across the Tasman Sea in Sydney, it was supporting pregnant women that inspired pr0-life advocates to fight proposed abortion laws. Back in Europe, Pope Francis has canonised two of the Fatima visionaries on the 100th anniversary of the first apparitions. In between time, the Holy Father found time to record a TED talk, in which he spoke about the importance of leaders who had generosity and fairness in their hearts. Join Anna, Don, James and Gavin as they navigate those stories in this month's episode.

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** The lowest point in U.S.-Vatican relations will be hard to beat
The lowest point in the history of relations between the United States and the Vatican was over 150 years ago. The events surrounding the U.S. Civil War and the unification of Italy led to the breaking off of diplomatic relations between the two states, and it wasn't helped by anti-democratic feelings from the Vatican and anti-Catholic attitudes in America.

** Venezuelan bishop: We are not the opposition, we are with the people
Bishop Jose Luis Azuaje Ayala, head of Caritas Latin America, said that the Church is "always on the side of the rights of the people," and that seeing children dying and malnourished, the bishops can't remain quiet. Experts say the share of Venezuelans with severe malnutrition is growing by one percent every two months.

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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

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EMPLOYMENT 

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

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The end is nigh: MPs look to quickly ditch New Zealand's anti-blasphemy law  (video)
New Zealand's anti-blasphemy law could soon be scrapped, as MPs pledge to choose the best way of doing so. Prime Minister Bill English and the head of the Anglican church in Aotearoa New Zealand both voiced surprise the rarely-used law still existed, and they saw no use for it. Now, the Catholic Church has also labelled the law "archaic."

Twelve Questions: Jennifer Dann talks to Labour leader Andrew Little (photos)
Andrew Little says bringing stability to the Labour Party is his greatest achievement as leader. He wishes politicians would work together more to solve the nation's problems. [He talks about his wife Leigh, and his son Cam, both of whom are Catholics].

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Kavanagh College, Dunedin: Injury crisis may force Kavanagh to withdraw (photo)
Kavanagh College may have to pull out of the Otago premier schools competition just a few weeks into the tournament, coach Jacinta Neilson says.

St Peter's College, Auckland: St Peter's College mourns sudden death of counsellor Jason Hotere (video)
A man who grew up with an abusive father and used to beat others before turning his life around, has died from a heart attack. Jason Hotere, a father of two girls, went on to help others and worked as a counsellor at St Peter's College in Auckland.

John Paul College, Rotorua: John Paul College ready to debut new production (video, photos)
John Paul College students have been hard at work rehearsing for this year's musical production Into the Woods. The musical opens at the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre on Friday.

St Mary's College, Wellington: World title-winning Wellington schoolgirls welcomed home  video photo
St Mary's College sevens team received a heroes' welcome at Wellington Airport on Thursday, after being crowned Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament champions in Japan.

St Patrick's, Waimate: Former principal returns to South Canterbury school after 25 year break
Paul Gill had a strange sense of déjà vu while walking through St Patrick's School in Waimate at the start of term two. He last walked through the school 25 years ago on his final day as principal.

Aquinas College, Tauranga: Aquinas College's gangster new show (photo)
Aquinas College's latest production Bugsy Malone stars Millie Elliott as Blousey and Michael Graham as the notorious Irish-Italian gangster Bugsy Malone. Photo: Tracy Hardy.

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


John 14:1-12 Jesus the way to the Father

A reading and reflection with John Teariki and Malia Vito-Tupai.

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Pope says abuse survivor who quit Vatican panel was 'right on some issues'
Pope Francis on Saturday praised an abuse survivor who quit his own reform commission citing Vatican resistance, saying she was "right on some issues," but also defended the Church's record in recovering from the abuse scandals. He also talked about his looming May 24 meeting with Donald Trump, the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, and Medjugorje.

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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 

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 

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 514, May 7 - 20 2017: Hundreds at Hui Aranga in Tauranga ... 24 hours for the Lord in Waikato ... Mariatu makes new life after hands hacked off ... Christchurch events to mark Fatima centenary ... Deepening the spirit of Laudato Si ... Easter Triduum celebrations around the country (2-page photo feature) ... National youth conference refuels ... Dunedin students rough it overnight for challenge ... Awareness needed on domestic violence.

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

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Life as a Kiwi nun in an age of refugees and Netflix binges  (video, photos)
Anne Sklenars isn't your typical nun. There's no convent. She lives alone. There's no uniform. She is wearing black pants and a bright top. It would be hard to guess the woman in the purple-rimmed glasses had dedicated her life to her God.

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Roncalli College: Young South Canterbury soprano Jayden Walker takes his talent to the world  (video)

Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt: Strength of Wellington women's softball reflected in dominant tournament wins (photo)

St Bernard's College, Lower Hutt / St Patrick's College, Silverstream: (Chris) Bishop congratulates St Bernard's and St Pat's

St Paul's, Richmond: St Paul's new kitchen mud to measure for new entrants (photo)

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


John 10:1-10 The parable of the shepherd

A reading and reflection by Sister Stephanie Kitching. 

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** American Padre Pio moves a step closer to sainthood
Pope Francis on Thursday approved a raft of sainthood decisions, including a miracle attributed to Capuchin Father Solanus Casey clearing the way for his beatification. Casey is more or less the American Padre Pio, a Capuchin healer and wonder-worker known for his simplicity, his availability, and his love for ordinary people.

** Vatican launches Belgium euthanasia investigation
The Vatican is formally investigating a group of psychiatric care centers in Belgium run by a Catholic religious order which has enforced that doctors in the facilities perform euthanasia. Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, will be overseeing the situation himself.

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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 ...