Sunday, October 15, 2017

NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Synod 2018 - have you made your voice heard? (11 Oct 2017) (full text)
Next year will see a focus by the Catholic Church on young people, their views, thoughts and dreams for their faith and relationship with the Church. As this year draws to a close, Pope Francis is giving young people a final opportunity to speak more directly to him, our Holy Father. Read more on Synod 2018 and take up this final chance before the Synod to be heard. Visit and complete the Synod 2018 survey before 30 November 2017.

Expressions of Interest - Director, National Liturgy Office
(See Employment below)

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Johnny Douglas: A radio broadcaster in tune with the times (photos)
Johnny Douglas, the doyen of New Zealand radio programming, helped spearhead radical changes to the sound of public radio from the early heady days of rock'n'roll, pop and Beatles mania, through to the 1990s.

Coats gifted to 20 Gisborne homeless (photo)
World Homeless Day (on Tuesday) has a focus on 'locals acting locally on a global day'
As countries around the world mark World Homeless Day this week, 20 Gisborne people sleeping rough will receive coats specifically designed to meet the need of the homeless. 

Healing homegrown herbs: the Catholic priest turned Maori medicine man
As a former priest, Rob McGowan is at ease with the concept of mauri (life force) which he acknowledges when entering our native bush. He does the same when handling native plants and notes matter-of-factly he always asks before he takes anything for his practice of rongoa (Maori medicine). 

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News Of The Schools
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St Joseph's 150th celebrations a resounding success (photo)
Hawke's Bay Today
St Joseph's Maori Girls' School's 150th celebrations were filled with friendship, laughter and good food. More than 1000 people gathered at the school in Greenmeadows for the jubilee, which included a powhiri, a banquet, mass, photos and an historical exhibition.

John Paul College teacher up for prestigious award (video)
John Paul College PE teacher Mark Chapman's love for the outdoors has earned him a chance at winning a prestigious award. Mr Chapman has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2017 Skills Active Apprentice of the Year Award which will be presented at the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) conference on November 8 in New Plymouth.

Saint Paul's Catholic School students along with St Joseph's students Butterfly rocks to remember lost children (photo)
The Leader (Nelson)

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Sunday 8 October – Mt 21:33-43 - The guests at the wedding feast

A reading and reflection with Stephen Ready and Manuel Antonio.

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


** Sistine Chapel aims for new heights with Olympics-style show
Marco Balich, the artistic director for several past Olympics, is designing a multi-media show to bring the Vatican Museums to life for spectators. The multimedia presentation will feature a soundtrack by rock star Sting, and premier in Rome next year, and is expected to go on an international tour after it ends its stay in the Italian capital.

** Vatican court convicts former hospital CEO for rehabbing cardinal's apartment
A three-judge Vatican panel on Saturday sentenced a former president of a papally-sponsored pediatric hospital to one year of detention, a temporary ban on public office and a fine of 5,000 Euro, all suspended on the condition that he not commit another offense, for the charge of having illicitly spent $500,000 of the hospital's money to remodel the private apartment of a senior Vatican cardinal.

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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

Catholic Youth Festival 2-3 December 2017
The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival will take place in Auckland on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017. Hosted by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, the Festival organisers are expecting over 500 young people to attend.

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EMPLOYMENT 

Director, National Liturgy Office
The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) is seeking expressions of interest in the role of Director of the National Liturgy Office. Details on the linked page (above), and from James van Schie, Executive Officer, NZCBC – jvanschie@nzcbc.org.nz  Applications close 20 November 2017.
National Director, National Office for Professional Standards, Auckland
Details in 'NZ Catholic' October 8 - 21 2017 p.19, at https://www.ocg.co.nz/resources/jobs/MHU60941OCG and from Mike Hurdle tel. (04) 917 7355.   Applications close 20 October 2017.

Safeguarding Coordinator, Archdiocese of Wellington
Details in 'NZ Catholic' October 8 - 21 2017 p.19, at https://www.ocg.co.nz/resources/jobs/MHU61215OCG and from Mike Hurdle tel. (04) 917 7355.  Applications close 20 October 2017.

Lecturer / Site Leader, The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand
Details in 'NZ Catholic' September 24 - October 7 p.19, and at http://www.tci.ac.nz/position
Applications close 18 October 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, October 8, 2017

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no.525, October 8 - 21 2017: Historic Catholic Maori hui for Auckland ... NZCBC youth council chair appointed ... In Rome, NZ expert speaks out on abuse .. Plea to sponsor young Kiwis to go to youth festival ... Spirit flows at Wellington's sixth synod .. Aaron Dahmen set to make waves in media world ... Editorial: Let's douse the Catholic flame warring online ...NZ charismatics look to bright future ... St Dominic's College (Henderson) celebrates jubilee ... Hamilton looks to encounter Christ anew ... Digital learning programme to 100 schools ... 19000 cans collected for SVDP benefit
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50 years fighting for equality (photo)
Exactly 50 years ago this week, the first meeting was held for the Wairarapa branch of the National Council of women.
Sixty women attended, representing 20 organisations in the region. Masterton's Halina Kania, a life member,  hopes the legacy left by the strong women of yesterday will influence the younger generation of women in Wairarapa.

Whanganui St Anthony's parishioners on seven day pilgrimage to mark 100 years (photos)
Five hundred members of St Anthony's Church in Whanganui are celebrating a centennial milestone with a six day pilgrimage walk to Paraparaumu.

A Life Story - Arts stalwart Bob Cater dies, age 80 (photo)
Obituary of Porirua arts and culture champion Robert (Bob) Raymond Cater, QSM, 1937 to 2017.

Further admissions by convicted paedophile and former priest Mark Brown (photo)
A convicted paedophile and former priest has admitted further historic offending, this time against a boy aged under 16 in the Waikato.

Compassion Housing will deliver community housing in Horowhenua
Registered community housing provider, Compassion Housing which has 17 years' experience in the sector will manage Horowhenua District Council's 115 units in Levin, Foxton and Shannon. Compassion Housing is part of the Sisters of Compassion Group, who helped develop New Zealand's social safety net in the 1890s ...

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News Of The Schools
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Aquinas College, Tauranga: Tauranga teenager Teri Dawson helps give shoes to kids in need (photo) 

De La Salle College, Auckland: Jason Taumalolo, a humble school kid at De La Salle College in Auckland (photo) 

Kavanagh College, Dunedin: Schools from Otago claim both titles at NZ champs (photo) 

Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt: Sacred Heart student takes top honours at national speech competition 

St Catherine's College, Wellington: Girl relentlessly bullied before death (photo) 

St Joseph's, Picton: Picton school closes the book on more than a century of learning (photos) 
As St Joseph's School closes after 103 years, colourful crayon pictures still hang on the walls, testament to happier times. Paula Hulburt reports.  

St Joseph's Maori Girls College abuzz with 150th Jubilee preparations (photo) 
Preparations to celebrate the 150th year of St Joseph's Maori Girls College are in their final stages as the school's jubilee weekend fast approaches.

Also: St Joseph's Maori Girls' College : Boarding School to Commemorate 150 Years 

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Sunday 8 October – Mt 21:33-43 - The parable of the vineyard owner

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching.

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


** Child safety leader sees not just Church's dark past, but game-changing future
Baroness Joanna Shields, an American-born expert on internet safety and child protection who's now a member of the British House of Lords and a former UK Government Minister, says that when she looks at the Catholic Church and child welfare she doesn't just see a mixed past but a potentially game-changing future ...

** Some think interfaith dialogue goes nowhere. A veteran rabbi begs to differ.
on Kronish, an American-born rabbi in Israel, has devoted much of his life to dialogue among Jews, Muslims and Christians. His new book discusses the merits of dialogue. He says, the Vatican's increasingly warm relations with Israel, for example, were rooted not only in diplomatic moves but 35 years of "systemic and substantive progress in Jewish-Catholic relations" fostered by hard-working priests and rabbis.

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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

Catholic Youth Festival 2-3 December 2017
The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival will take place in Auckland on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017. Hosted by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, the Festival organisers are expecting over 500 young people to attend.

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EMPLOYMENT 

National Director, National Office for Professional Standards, Auckland
Details in 'NZ Catholic' October 8 - 21 2017 p.19, at https://www.ocg.co.nz/resources/jobs/MHU60941OCG and from Mike Hurdle tel. (04) 917 7355.  Applications close 20 October 2017.

Safeguarding Coordinator, Archdiocese of Wellington
Details in 'NZ Catholic' October 8 - 21 2017 p.19, at https://www.ocg.co.nz/resources/jobs/MHU61215OCG and from Mike Hurdle tel. (04) 917 7355.  Applications close 20 October 2017.

Lecturer / Site Leader, The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand
Details in 'NZ Catholic' September 24 - October 7 p.19, and at http://www.tci.ac.nz/position
Applications close 18 October 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, October 1, 2017

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RNZ. Sunday Morning. 10:07 Peter Lineham: God in Godzone
Religious historian Peter Lineham is a leading authority on  how religion has shaped New Zealand. His book, Sunday Best, also looks at how New Zealand has shaped the churches throughout time. He talks about the influence religion continues to have on our communities and wider society.

Journalist turned Catholic priest Father Eric Urlich dies, 90 (photos)
Before he let God into his soul, Father Eric Urlich had ink running thick through his veins. The Catholic priest spent the first part of his life indulging his inquiring mind as a journalist before committing to the church at the age of 50.

Also: Farewell to the Left Hander

Memorial mass for victims of suicide (photo)
Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week, October 9-15, the Catholic Parish of Whanganui - Te Parihi Katorika Ki Whanganui - is holding a special Memorial Mass for the victims of suicide and their families and friends.

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News Of The Schools
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Aquinas College, Tauranga: New principal appointed at Aquinas College (photo, video) 

John Paul College pupils give back to community (photo) 

Roncalli College, Timaru: Business interested in Roncalli College students' travel book (photo) 

St Joseph's Catholic School, Takapuna: Retiring teacher wants children to build more resilience 

St Joseph's School in Picton: End of an era for Picton school as it closes for last time  (video, photos) 

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Sunday 24 Sep – Mt 21:28-32 - The parable of the two sons

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

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


** 500 years ago, it wasn't Protestants but Catholics embracing Luther
Renowned American scholar of religion Martin Marty, a Lutheran himself, has written a book on this year's 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and he's reminding us that five centuries ago, it was Catholics, not Protestants, whose hearts Luther stirred -- because, he says, he hit on precisely the issues with which they were struggling at the time.

** Pope Francis wants the Catholic Church to tackle 'fake news'
For the next World Day of Social Communications, Pope Francis wants the Catholic Church to make a contribution to the mounting issue of "fake news," in part by seeking to promote "professional journalism which always seeks the truth, and therefore a journalism of peace that promotes understanding between people."

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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

Catholic Youth Festival 2-3 December 2017
The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival will take place in Auckland on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017. Hosted by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, the Festival organisers are expecting over 500 young people to attend.

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EMPLOYMENT 

Lecturer / Site Leader, The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand
Details in 'NZ Catholic' September 24 - October 7 p.19, and at http://www.tci.ac.nz/position
Applications close 18 October 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, September 24, 2017

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no.524 September 24 - October 7: Major conference on parish renewal for Chch ... Hundreds wish Bishop Denis Browne well as three milestones marked at Mass ... Euthanasia hot topic at election forum ... Claims and counter-claims in southern controversy (Kavanagh College) ... Brenda passionate on Te Reo and Bible.
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Pope admits Catholic Church waited too long to respond to clergy abuse crisis
(excerpt)
Two other commission members also addressed the pope: Sr. Hermenegild Makoro, who is also the secretary general of South Africa's bishops' conference; and Bill Kilgallon, the director of the New Zealand church's national office for professional standards.

Hiruharama inspires Whanganui exhibition (photo)
Patea-based artist Michaela Stoneman first visited Jerusalem (Hiruharama) on the Whanganui River to celebrate a friend's birthday.

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Campion College, Gisborne: Campion College students make positive impact (photo) 

Holy Cross, Henderson: Holy Cross win a second AIMS Games netball title in three years. (photo) 

Kavanagh College, Dunedin: Win cool but not perfect (photo, video) 

Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt: Sacred Heart makes national Secondary Schools Netball Championships (photo)

Sacred Heart College, Wanganui: Sacred Heart old girls get together 

St Mary's Convent Chapel opening a celebration of giving (photos) 
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/96997502/st-marys-convent-chapel-opening-a-celebration-of-giving St Mary's Convent Chapel in Hamilton East has been reopened after earthquake strengthening. It used to be connected to Euphrasie House, which was demolished in April 2017.

St Michael's, Rotorua: Almost $27K available for local arts initiatives (photo) 

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Sunday 24 Sep – Lk 8:16-18 
A reading and reflection by Sister Stephanie Kitching rsm.

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


** Paglia: Pope not backing down on pro-life cause, he's doubling down
A recent decision by Pope Francis to re-found the Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family may have some pro-lifers nervous, but Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia and Monsignor Pierangelo Sequeri say there's no need to be: This isn't the pope subtracting anything from the institute, they say, but doubling its importance.

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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

Catholic Youth Festival 2-3 December 2017
The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival will take place in Auckland on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017. Hosted by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, the Festival organisers are expecting over 500 young people to attend.

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EMPLOYMENT 

Lecturer / Site Leader, The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand
Details in 'NZ Catholic' September 24 - October 7 p.19, and at http://www.tci.ac.nz/position
Applications close 18 October 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, September 17, 2017

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


A pregnant woman is a mother whose child also needs a voice in our public debate. (1 Sep 2017)

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There has been a lot of political debate around the decriminalising of abortion this week. Catholics' view on this issue is well known and is shared by many others too. Take, for example, the very real concerns expressed this week by advocacy group, Saving Downs, on the push by some groups to introduce abortion right through to birth for disabilities. Our concern is the well-being of the mother and child. Much talk focuses on the rights of the pregnant woman and in fact the current legislation doesn't criminalize a woman who procures an abortion. We ask Kiwis to remember that a pregnant woman is a mother whose child also needs a voice in our public debate.

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Obituary: Kiwifruit pioneer Mike Muller
Mike Muller was a pioneer and respected leader in the kiwifruit industry who will be remembered for his uncanny ability to connect with growers and promote opportunities that would help shape the industry we know today.

Life story: In his heart, John Morgan lived to help others
John Morgan, 60, died after rushing to the aid of a fellow fisherman at Lake Coleridge on August 30. He has been remembered as a selfless and kind father and parishioner.

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New Catholic school on the cards for Rototuna
Rototuna Catholics are praying for a second chance to build a new school in Rototuna after previously being denied. All five of Hamilton's Catholic primary schools are full.

Carmel College, Auckland: Tania Dalton's daughter following in mother's footsteps

John Paul College, Rotorua: Close win for John Paul College at the Chanel Shield (photo)

St Bernard's College, Lower Hutt: Retirement village opens door for young athletes competing at AIMS Games (video)

St Mary's College (Wellington) first XV utilise school's sisterhood to help win national title (photo)

Sancta Maria College, Auckland: Heroic New York firefighters share experiences with young Kiwis (photo)

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Sunday 17 Sep – Mt 18:21-35 - The unforgiving servant
A reading and reflection with John Teariki and Sister Stephanie Kitching rsm.

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THE FIFTEENTH STATION


Episode 119 — Electing, Protecting, Translating, Counting and Baptising (September 15, 2017)

As New Zealanders prepare to vote in their national election, the issue of abortion — and the views of the Catholic Prime Minister — were put front and centre. Meanwhile, Pope Francis is seeking to empower local bishops' conferences and protect the planet, through separate initiatives. In the US, religious affiliation numbers are seeing a drift away from Christianity and a rise of Latino Catholics. We're not sure any of those faithful Catholics would choose to baptise their children in a sporting trophy, but an NHL champion has. Enjoy the show

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


** Why this bishop thinks memes may just be the tool for evangelization today

Bishop Richard Umbers, an auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Sydney, says whether in art, online culture, or political discussion, Christians should be giving an example of how to evangelize and to speak to the challenges society faces today. "You need the contemporary expression of Christian faith."

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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

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NEWS OF THE CHURCH IN NZ AND THE WORLD







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EVENTS

Catholic Youth Festival 2-3 December 2017
The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival will take place in Auckland on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017. Hosted by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, the Festival organisers are expecting over 500 young people to attend.

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EMPLOYMENT 

Director, Catholic Enquiry Centre, Wellington.

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, September 10, 2017

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SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK 10-16 September 2017


Each year the Catholic Bishops of New Zealand set aside a week in September for Social Justice Week. In 2017 it runs from 10-16 September and the theme is Weaving bonds of belonging: Knowing our neighbours. 

Downloadable resources for Social Justice Week 2017 on the Caritas Aotearoa NZ website include liturgy notes, reflection brochure, poster, PowerPoint presentation.

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 523 September 10-23 2017: 'NZ Catholic wins at press awards ... Doug back in 
PNG under special 'condition' ... Akld and Chch Easter trading decisions praised ... Auckland University pro-life group disaffiliated ... Digital clinic to roll out at De Paul House ... Carolyn Moynihan: Smartphones and distracted parenting ... Bishop Patrick Dunn: Building a bridge: our gay brothers and sisters ... Night school an opportunity for faith formation ... Adventurous Sr Maryanne fondly remembered ... Indonesian independence celebrated ... Election 2017, 4-page feature: Which party should get your vote? - Political parties and policies related to our bishops' key points.
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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS
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Philanthropist, arts patron, businessman Sir Pat Goodman dies (photo)
Prominent New Zealand businessman Sir Pat Goodman, who was knighted for services to business, the arts and the community, has died.

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News Of The Schools
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From Catholic to co-ed: what are schools teaching our kids about sex and sexuality?
In our ever-changing world, how much are our schools covering on the spectrum of identity, diversity and sex? Rachel Thomas asks four schools whether they've moved on from the birds, bees and abstinence.

Aquinas College, Tauranga: : Sharpshooting student aiming high (photo) https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/161997-sharpshooting-student-aiming-high.html

Campion College, Gisborne, Aquinas College, Tauranga: Campion and Aquinas continue tradition of sporting exchanges http://gisborneherald.co.nz/localsport/2966247-135/campion-and-aquinas-continue-tradition

Campion College, Gisborne: Campion's new education era (photo) http://gisborneherald.co.nz/localnews/2967940-135/campions-new-education-era

Garin College, Nelson: Volunteers outnumber jobs ahead of student fundraiser (photo) https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/96540919/volunteers-outnumber-jobs-ahead-of-student-fundraiser

Roncalli College, Timaru: Star-studded cook book launched to help people through depression  (video) https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/96442826/Star-studded-cook-book-launched-to-help-people-through-depression

St Joseph's, Pukekohe: Trip to Turangi boosts confidence https://www.thepost.nz/articles/trip-to-turangi-boosts-confidence/

St Patrick's College, Silverstream: St Pat's students help keep heads warm through Young Enterprise Scheme (photo) https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/96540571/st-pats-students-help-keep-heads-warm-through-young-enterprise-scheme

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 18:15-20 When someone sins

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching rsm and Malia Vito Tupai.

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


** Church can't constantly put up 'Do not enter' signs, Francis tells Colombians
During a Mass in Medellin, Colombia, on Saturday, the second city of the overwhelmingly Catholic country and one long notorious as the center of Colombia's thriving drug trade, Pope Francis returned to a trademark theme: The Christian life, he insisted, isn't about rigidly following rules and precepts, but about reaching out to people, especially the sick and sinners, and walking with them ...
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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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EVENTS

Catholic Youth Festival
The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival will take place in Auckland on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017. Hosted by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, the Festival organisers are expecting over 500 young people to attend.

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EMPLOYMENT 

Director, Catholic Enquiry Centre, Wellington.

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, September 3, 2017

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SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK 10-16 September 2017


Each year the Catholic Bishops of New Zealand set aside a week in September for Social Justice Week. In 2017 it runs from 10-16 September and the theme is Weaving bonds of belonging: Knowing our neighbours. 

Downloadable resources for Social Justice Week 2017 on the Caritas Aotearoa NZ website include liturgy notes, reflection brochure, poster, PowerPoint presentation.

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


** NGOs, Unions, Maritime on both sides of Tasman unite for the good of seafarers
A multi organisation discussion and agreement to enhance service to seafarers, fishers and their families in the South West Pacific took place in Wellington mid August ...

** NZ Catholic bishops: Decision to ban pro-life club at University akin to banning books
The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have today expressed concern at the decision of Auckland University's student Association (AUSA) to disaffiliate a ProLife Club ...

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS
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Jacinda Ardern storms the markets of South Auckland (photos)
The Spinoff
Jacinda moves in many worlds. Before it was her turn to speak in Mangere, this happened: Father Michael Endemann, who is the priest in charge of the 25 Samoan Catholic parishes in Auckland, took to the lectern. His purpose was to pull Jacinda Ardern into line ...

Survey to Vatican by young Zealanders sees an outstanding response
New Zealand's VoicetoVatican survey for Young New Zealanders held over July and August this year has received almost 2000 responses from throughout the country.

Black Ferns' Rugby World Cup win puts a smile on mum's face (video)
With her rosary beads in hand, the mother of the Black Ferns team captain cried happily as she watched her daughter walk off the field victorious. Skipper Fiao'o Fa'amausili led the team to a thrilling 41-32 win against England's Red Roses in the Women's Rugby World Cup final in Belfast yesterday morning.

A moving farewell to man of peace and honour (photo)
More than 700 men and women attended a Holy Mass and Condolence Meeting in memory of Wenceslaus Anthony held at Christ the King Catholic Church in Mt Roskill on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

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News Of The Schools
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Cans for Christmas initiative gaining momentum
With an ultimate goal to unite primary and secondary Catholic schools around New Zealand, Cans for Christmas is an initiative to ensure no-one will go hungry during the festive season.

De La Salle College, Auckland: De La Salle School among winners of 'Future of Energy' initiative (photos) 

John Paul College brothers reach new heights (photo) 

McAuley High School, Auckland: ERO hails McAuley High School for efforts in engaging students  (photos, video) 

Roncalli College, Timaru: Politicians could do more to engage with young people, Timaru youths say  (video) 

Roncalli College, Timaru: Roncalli golfers hoping to drive, chip and putt way to some victories at nationals tournament (photo) 

St Patrick's College, Wellington: St Pat's Town rejoice in unexpected football triumph (photo) 

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 16:21-27 Jesus speaks about his suffering and death

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching rsm. 

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


** Princess Diana's mercy restored the royals
A sovereign can exercise their role, as the Queen and Prince Philip have traditionally done, in the Victorian manner: Stiffly and courteously, with good grace but shyly, shunning intimacy, putting the institution first. Or they can exercise them as Diana did, putting the institution at the service of the poor.


** Pope, Patriarch: 'Cry of the earth' and cry of the poor are one voice
Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew released a joint statement to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Sept. 1. They both say that they're convinced there's no sincere and enduring solution to the ongoing ecological crisis unless "the response is concerted and collective, unless the responsibility is shared and accountable, unless we give priority to solidarity and service."

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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 

Director, Catholic Enquiry Centre, Wellington.

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 ...