Sunday, December 6, 2020

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Mike Leon
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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

http://www.catholic.org.nz

Catholic Church will listen to learn from abuse survivors (30 Nov 2020)
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/church-will-listen-to-survivors/
The Catholic Church is determined to listen, learn, and reflect on the
evidence of survivors who will speak at the first faith-based redress
hearings of the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care, starting today in
Auckland ...

NZCBC on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pg/CatholicNZ/posts/

** Messages from the bishops about the Royal Commission on Abuse in Care

** In a YouTube video, Bishop Pat and Bishop Michael G talk about the
Mission Map pastoral plan initiative of the Auckland Diocese, launched
today

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in State Care

This week the Commission has been hearing testimony from victims of
abuse by Catholic clergy and religious between the 1950s and the
1980s. Reports of their testimony are here:
https://news.google.com/search?q=Royal%20Commission%20of%20Inquiry%20catholic&hl=en-NZ&gl=NZ&ceid=NZ%3Aen

Next week the Commission will hear testimony about the institutions of
the Anglican Church and Salvation Army.
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Demolition begins on Christchurch's Catholic cathedral frontage
https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/123582941/demolition-begins-on-christchurchs-catholic-cathedral-frontage
Work to demolish the Barbadoes St frontage of the earthquake-damaged
Catholic cathedral in Christchurch started on Wednesday. The $1.8
million demolition project began in September. Bishop Paul Martin
announced in August last year that he wanted to demolish the
cathedral, which was completed in 1905.

Parishioners 'devastated' as last rites given to rural churches (video and text)
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/123513298/parishioners-devastated-as-last-rites-given-to-rural-churches
St Anthony's Church on the main road into Martinborough has been an
integral piece of Yvonne Riddiford's family's life for generations.
The 95-year-old was "desperately sad" to find out her church would
likely be sold and not used for its original spiritual purpose ...

Church musicians recognised with papal medal
https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/inspire-me/123575468/church-musicians-recognised-with-papal-medal
For more than 30 years, Bill McElhinney and Mike Cullimore have been
filling Blenheim's St Mary's Church with music almost every Sunday. In
recognition of their contribution, the pair were awarded a Benemerenti
Medal, an honour which comes from the Pope for their service to the
Catholic Church.

Former Polish refugee found new hope and life in New Zealand
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/123166461/former-polish-refugee-found-new-hope-and-life-in-new-zealand
On October 31, 1944, Iza Choros was one of 733 children who sailed
into Wellington Harbour to begin a new life in Pahiatua's "Little
Poland" camp, in Wairarapa.

Long service to community touched lives of many
https://pressreader.com/article/282162178786362
Tony Brady, who died in Oamaru Hospital on August 24, touched the
lives of many, whether through his work as a chartered accountant and
honorary auditor to many organisations, his lifetime involvement with
Scouts, or the Catholic Church and schools in Oamaru.

Surprise, relief as 'Olive Leaf' building consent declined
https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/wanaka/surprise-relief-%E2%80%98olive-leaf%E2%80%99-building-consent-declined
Supporters of the contentious "Olive Leaf" building next to St
Patrick's Catholic Church in Arrowtown say they are "deeply
disappointed" it has been refused resource consent.

Police hunt Christmas Grinch after hampers for the needy stolen from church
https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-national/police-hunt-christmas-grinch-after-hampers-needy-stolen-church
Police are hunting Grinch-like thieves who made off with more than
$1000 worth of Christmas hamper goodies from a church cathedral. The
thieves targeted a food bank at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, or
St Patrick's church, on Broadfield Ave in Palmerston North.

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Social media post prompts 'horrific' assault on West Coast high school student
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/123606412/social-media-post-prompts-horrific-assault-on-west-coast-high-school-student
Five West Coast students have been disciplined after storming into
another school and assaulting a girl in the middle of a class.
Greymouth High School principal Andy England said the "horrific event"
happened at John Paul II High School on Tuesday and was reportedly
prompted by an "offensive" post on social media.

Auckland teacher unable to walk for months after collision with unleashed dog
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300166275/auckland-teacher-unable-to-walk-for-months-after-collision-with-unleashed-dog
Auckland high school teacher Beverley Steward, an English teacher at
St Mary's College in Ponsonby, has been unable to work or walk since
an unleashed dog bowled her over at Shepherds Park on the North Shore.

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SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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Today's Mass is broadcast on Auckland Diocese's YouTube channel from
St Joseph's Church, Takapuna, celebrated by Monsignor David Tonks, at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7kCzLUMycU

and on Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) at 2 pm and live streamed at:
https://www.shinetv.co.nz/stream/ (only viewable in New Zealand).

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New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion
Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection:
https://www.nzcatholic.org.nz/category/sunday-reflection/

Sunday homilies of Fr Anthony Trenwith (audio):
http://station15.co.nz

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

http://cruxnow.com

Bethlehem at Christmas: Unemployment can mean choosing food or medicine
https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-middle-east/2020/12/bethlehem-at-christmas-unemployment-can-mean-choosing-food-or-medicine/
Bethlehem, West Bank — As Christmas approaches, Franciscan Father Rami
Asakrieh of St. Catherine Parish said he has been overwhelmed with
requests for help — people have been out of work and with no income
for almost nine months ...

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EMPLOYMENT
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St Francis Retreat Centre, 50 Hillsborough Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland.
https://www.stfrancisretreatcentre.org.nz/

** General Operations Manager
https://www.stfrancisretreatcentre.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/GeneralManagerAdvert2020.pdf

** Food service director (Head Chef)
https://www.stfrancisretreatcentre.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/FSM-HeadChef-JobDescription.pdf

Details in 'NZ Catholic' no. 603, November 29 - December 12 2020 p.5,
from finance@stfrancisretreatcentre.org.nz and on the above Web pages.
Applications close 8 December 2020.


Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington.
Director, Church Mission. Director, Development, Investment and Finance.
Details in 'NZ Catholic' no. 602, November 15-28 2020 p.11, from
Shane Mackay tel. 04 915 0563 and at:
https://www.ocg.co.nz/resources/jobs/director-church-mission/SMA68375OCG
and
https://www.ocg.co.nz/resources/jobs/director-development-investment-and-finance/SMA68485OCG


Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on
the Website of the Education Gazette:
https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme:
https://www.caritas.org.nz/get-involved/catholic-volunteers-overseas

Job vacancies in the Catholic diocese of Auckland:
https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/

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https://www.catholic.org.nz/

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New Zealand Catholic
Periodicals & Newsletters
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'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'
https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

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. School News Update
https://www.nzceo.org.nz/network-update/

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East'
https://www.columban.org.au/media-and-publications/the-far-east-magazine/archive/

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

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ. News in Brief: https://bit.ly/2EFXF82

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

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Facebook
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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference
https://www.facebook.com/CatholicNZ/

Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)
https://www.facebook.com/pg/catholicdiscovery.nz/posts/

'NZ Catholic' newspaper
https://www.facebook.com/NZCatholic/

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
https://www.facebook.com/caritasaotearoa/timeline

Holy Cross Seminary
https://www.facebook.com/HolyCrossNZ

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ
https://www.facebook.com/Marists

Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ
https://www.facebook.com/Society-of-St-Vincent-de-Paul-in-New-Zealand-1065775963583004/

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News of the Church
in NZ and the World
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http://cathnews.co.nz/category/new-zealand/

http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz

https://www.romereports.com/en/ (video)
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rome+reports&sp=EgIIAw%253D%253D

https://catholicherald.co.uk/
For the full texts, enter the headline in Google.

http://www.cruxnow.com

http://www.lastampa.it/vaticaninsider/eng

Sunday, November 29, 2020

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Dear subscribers to Yahoo Groups ...

Yahoo! intends to shut down the YahooGroups service which has hosted Kiwicath since the early 2000s. The service will cease in just over two weeks' time, from the 15th of December.

To continue reading Kiwicath News & Notes, please open this link: http://kiwicathnewsandnotes.blogspot.com/
and bookmark it/add to favorites in your browser. Then, if you will drop in once a week after lunch on Sunday, you'll see the latest weekly News & Notes and a complete archive of our chronicle of Catholic life in New Zealand in the 21st century, back to 1999.

God bless,
Mike Leon
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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Prison chaplains needed to listen to the voices of society's rejected (26 Nov 2020)
Sister Veronica Casey is looking for people with the faith to listen to and help some of the country's most rejected people...


NZCBC on Facebook

** Sr Veronica Casey, PBVM,  Catholic Senior Prison Chaplain, is always seeking suitable people for the volunteer and paid prison chaplaincy roles she supports;  but she often can't find enough of them ...

** Living in a world of much confusion, today's thoughts from a Month of Thanks from Catholic Discovery.

** Father John O'Connor's popular Food for Faith page will have daily reflections for Advent. Go to his site and sign up to get the reflections daily by email during December: www.foodforfaith.org.nz


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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In 'NZ Catholic' no.  603, November 29 - December 12 2020: NOPS to investigate Bishop Kavanagh's handling of abuse complaints ... Delight as Timaru's basilica reopens ... Palmerston North diocese in 'really good stead' for 2021 ... History lessons for Pacifica students ... Dr Kevin Shore is new CEO of Catholic Education Office ... Pregnancy Help moves closer to student hub ... Editorial: Getting ready for Advent ... Family weekend celebrated in Taupo ... Top scholars 2020 ... Second statue of St Barbara blessed in tunnel project ... A call to open hearts and homes to children.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Smashing time as stormy wind wreaks havoc
A blustery weekend for the South resulted in widespread power outages, keeping fire and power crews busy. Strong winds caused part of the spire at St Patrick's Catholic Church in Rimu St, Invercargill, to come loose and the area was cordoned off to protect the public, the spokesman said.

Turning the Covid-19 death toll into music
When sound artist Daniel Beban thinks of this year's lockdown, he thinks of the daily death toll. So was born Daily Deaths, a new work which literally allows audiences to experience the unfolding days, weeks and months of the Covid-19 pandemic in sound. The hour-long piece is due to be performed at the Futuna Chapel in Karori, Wellington ...

Abuse in Care: Catholic Church loses bid to keep names of abusers secret
The Catholic Church has lost its bid to keep the identities of perpetrators and those accused of covering up abuse secret at the upcoming Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry hearing. The Catholic Church - in an application supported by the Anglican Church and Salvation Army - said they sought non-publication orders because they had not been given enough time to contact those who would be named, and the families of those now deceased. 

Carols on the Lawn returning after being rained off last year
After being rained off last year, Carols on the Lawn is returning to New Plymouth this Christmas. Bev Glover-Paix started the suburban sing-along in 2017, and expects this year's, on December 9, to be the biggest one yet.

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Principal says quarry's potential health risk 'of huge concern'
A Featherston principal brought concerns over a quarry in the South Wairarapa town to the district council table yesterday. Jennifer Muth represented the St Teresa's Primary School board at a South Wairarapa District Council meeting in Martinborough.

Water, water everywhere - heavy rain leads to flooding in Taranaki
Hours of constant rain on Wednesday morning caused surface flooding and traffic chaos around Taranaki. St Joseph's Primary School, New Plymouth, principal Mike Dowd rolled up his trousers and helped ferry students across a flooded Calvert Rd.

Donated school goods part of military airlift to Tokelau
Toys, books and sports equipment donated from Wairarapa's Chanel College have added a personal touch to a substantial infrastructure delivery to Tokelau by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).

Mountain bike tracks planned
A block of land at St Kevin's College is being given an exhilarating new lease of life. The school is planting a hill block with native trees and within that creating a 2km downhill mountain bike track, in conjunction with Mountain Biking North Otago.

Principal excited by plans to modernise
The heart of St Joseph's School is the people, not the buildings, but principal Lorraine Frances-Rees is thrilled major changes are afoot. Last week, the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin, which owns the school, announced a commitment to fund substantial work to modernise the school's buildings.

Student barred from mainstream classes for a year is back in a school uniform
More than a year of being locked out of mainstream schooling has finally ended for Kalen.
Kalen is finally back at school. More than a year after the seven-year-old was expelled from Tokoroa's Tainui Full Primary School for extensive behavioural issues and left without any formal education since December when his homeschooling tutor left, he's just completed his second week at Saint Mary's Catholic School in Putaruru.

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FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT 

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Today's Mass is broadcast on Auckland Diocese's YouTube channel from the Church of the Good Shepherd, Balmoral, celebrated by Monsignor Bernard Kiely, at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx1QdtlZDUE

and on Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) at 2 pm  and live streamed at: https://www.shinetv.co.nz/stream/ (only viewable in New Zealand).

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Inspired Word: A video reading and commentary on the gospel of the day:

Mark 13:33-37   No one knows the day or hour
A reading and commentary by Sister Stephanie Kitching and Sister Marcellin Wilson.

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Other New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection: 

Sunday homilies of Fr Anthony Trenwith (audio):

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


Pope tells 13 new cardinals that red hat is not a career advancement
On the eve of Advent, Pope Francis elevated 13 prelates from around the world to the rank of cardinal Saturday, telling them their new title is not meant to propel them up the next rung on the ecclesial ladder, but is an invitation to follow the path of Jesus ...

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EMPLOYMENT 
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St Francis Retreat Centre, 50 Hillsborough Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland.

** General Operations Manager

** Food service director (Head Chef)

Details in 'NZ Catholic' no.  603, November 29 - December 12 2020 p.5, from finance@stfrancisretreatcentre.org.nz and on the above Web pages.  Applications close 8 December 2020.


Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington. 
Director, Church  Mission.   Director, Development, Investment and Finance.
Details in 'NZ Catholic' no.  602, November 15-28 2020 p.11, from Shane Mackay tel. 04 915 0563 and at:
and


Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme: 

Job vacancies in the Catholic diocese of Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND


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New Zealand Catholic 
Periodicals & Newsletters
***********************

'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'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

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. School News Update  https://www.nzceo.org.nz/network-update/


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

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ. News in Brief:  https://bit.ly/2EFXF82

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

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Facebook
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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference

Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ

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News of the Church 
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Sunday, November 22, 2020

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Dear subscribers to Yahoo Groups ...

Yahoo! intends to shut down the YahooGroups service which has hosted Kiwicath since the early 2000s. The service will cease in just over three weeks' time, from the 15th of December.

To continue reading Kiwicath News & Notes, please open this link: http://kiwicathnewsandnotes.blogspot.com/
and bookmark it/add to favorites in your browser. Then, if you will drop in once a week after lunch on Sunday, you'll see the latest weekly News & Notes and a complete archive of our chronicle of Catholic life in New Zealand in the 21st century, back to 1999.

God bless,
Mike Leon
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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Inquiry into how former Dunedin Bishop John Kavanagh dealt with abuse complaints (18 Nov 2020)
The Catholic Church has appointed an experienced independent investigator to look at whether the former Bishop of Dunedin, Bishop John Kavanagh, took proper action when he received complaints of sexual abuse ...

NZpray2day app now available for Apple devices (16 Nov 2020)
The Church-created Kiwi prayer app already beloved by New Zealand Catholic Android users is now available for iPhones and other Apple devices ...


NZCBC on Facebook

** Gratitude is difficult. Today's post from Catholic Discovery's "November, a month of thanks" series ...

** Investigation into the late Bishop John Kavanagh's handling of abuse complaints

** NZpray2day app for Apple devices. 

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In 'NZ Catholic' no.  602, November 15-28 2020 ... ARPA publication of the year ... Priests and bishop at pro-life street vigil ... Tikanga Maori needed in NZ Catholic Church ... Nuncio talks on youth, laity and Pope's vision ... Editorial: A bad day to be a Kiwi ... Decision made to sell three Wairarapa churches ... Unexpected journey for Ignatian students ... Two Mission Sisters served in many places ... Helen Luxford: Family Matters - Halloween ... Memorial for young Christchurch priest.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Bishop at centre of name debate investigated
An independent investigation led by a Christchurch firm is under way into the handling of sexual abuse complaints by a former Roman Catholic bishop of Dunedin. The Catholic Church has appointed an independent investigator to look at whether Bishop John Kavanagh took proper action when he received complaints of sexual abuse during his tenure, between 1957 and 1985.

Victims alarmed over legal bid to suppress names of faith-based abusers
Efforts by church organisations to temporarily keep the names of deceased perpetrators secret ahead of an Abuse in Care inquiry is hugely upsetting for survivors, an advocate for abuse survivors says ...

Catholic Church made 'no real attempt to investigate' sexual abuse complaint
An investigation has found the Catholic Church's handling of New Zealand historical sex abuse was plagued by failures, with a victim saying she was re-traumatised by the experience. Two Catholic Marist brothers, Kevin Healy and Michael Beaumont, have admitted to, and since been convicted of, abusing a girl in their care in Wairarapa in the 1970s. The investigation's findings, provided to Stuff by the victim, found when the woman, referred to "Mrs A", came forward to complain to the Catholic order in the early 2000s there was "no real attempt to investigate or look for corroborating evidence".

Brooklyn: Saoirse Ronan's heartwrenching romantic drama comes to Netflix
Finally a movie the Catholic Church will want you to see. After a pummelling in Philomena, the deceits exposed in Doubt and the just plain wacko antics of Angels and Demons (not to mention the scandal of Spotlight), here's a film that casts the church and its representatives as having a positive effect ...

Services return to basilica
The bells of Sacred Heart Basilica are ringing once again. They were heard for the first time in nearly two years on Sunday, marking the end of Mass.

Papal medal for Vilma Hewald
Vilma Hewald received a Papal medal earlier this year at St Brigid's Catholic Church - the Benemerenti Medal, which recognises a lifetime of valuable service. The award was presented to a very surprised and humble Vilma by Monsignor Brian Walsh, Vicar General of the Palmerston North Catholic diocese.

"Light in the Lockdown" Concert
This concert will feature the music and songs of New Zealand composer and singer, Father Chris Skinner SM  ... 

Waimate parish selling old convent as it downsizes
The former St Patrick's convent on Timaru Rd in Waimate is headed for auction as the St Patrick's Parish looks to downsize.

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Maiden national canoe polo crown for St Peter's College
Palmerston North's St Peter's College has claimed its first national schools canoe polo crown. St Peter's won the national tournament in Hastings last month, winning an exciting final 3-2 in golden goal extra time against Karamu High School, from Hastings. The school's previous highest ranking was third ...

Call for name change regardless of inquiry
Kavanagh College's name should be changed, regardless of the outcome of an investigation into its namesake, a Dunedin lawyer says. The Otago Daily Times this week reported an independent investigation had been launched into the handling of sexual abuse complaints by the former Roman Catholic Bishop of Dunedin, Bishop John Kavanagh.

Gymnastics of the cross (16 photos)
Chris Barton explores the religious expression embodied in the design of The Chapel of St Peter's College ...

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OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, UNIVERSAL KING

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Today's Mass is broadcast on Auckland Diocese's YouTube channel from Christ the King Parish Owairaka, celebrated by Fr Benedict Francis, at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPKryfrJJSM

and on Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) at 2 pm  and live streamed at: https://www.shinetv.co.nz/stream/ (only viewable in New Zealand).

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

Inspired Word: A video reading and commentary on the gospel of the day:

Matthew 25:31-36   The final judgement
A reading and commentary by Sister Stephanie Kitching and Sister Marcellin Wilson.

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Other New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:
*************
Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection: 

Sunday homilies of Fr Anthony Trenwith (audio):

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STATION XV


Episode 156 — Referendum, Result, Report and Recipes (November 16, 2020)

The election of just the second Catholic president in US history hasn't been universally welcomed even within Catholic circles, while in New Zealand, the euthanasia referendum has certainly disturbed many Catholics. Two diverse but also highly disturbing events — the terrorist attack in Nice and the report on former cardinal Theodore McCarrick's inexplicable rise up the Church's ranks — also feature in this month's episode. In the countdown to Christmas, there's at least a little to cheer about in the form of a new Vatican cookbook. Stay safe and God bless ...

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EMPLOYMENT 
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Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington. 
Director, Church  Mission.   Director, Development, Investment and Finance.
Details in 'NZ Catholic' no.  602, November 15-28 2020 p.11, from Shane Mackay tel. 04 915 0563 and at:
and


Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme: 

Job vacancies in the Catholic diocese of Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND


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New Zealand Catholic 
Periodicals & Newsletters
***********************

'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'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

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. School News Update  https://www.nzceo.org.nz/network-update/


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

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ. News in Brief:  https://bit.ly/2EFXF82

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

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Facebook
*********

NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference

Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ

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News of the Church 
in NZ and the World
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For the full texts, enter the headline in Google. 



Sunday, November 15, 2020

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Te Kupenga's Dr Areti Metuamate joins ITENZ Board (12 November 2020)
Te Kupenga chief executive Dr Areti Metuamate has been appointed to the board of Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand (ITENZ), a national body representing private tertiary institutions ...


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** Another message for November the month of gratitude, from Catholic Discovery NZ

** Pope Francis has expressed closeness to all victims of abuse and emphasised the Church's commitment to eradicate this evil. 

** Ka pai Te Kupenga chief executive Dr Areti Metuamate, who has been appointed to the board of Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand (ITENZ),

** We've been asked to remind all our communities of the need to stay safe with Covid-19 by always washing your hands, using the Covid Tracer app everywhere you go, and getting a Covid-19 test if you feel unwell. 

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Euthanasia referendum: Catholic clergy say assisted dying runs against core values, Islamic leader threatens Muslims who choose it with Hell
Kiwi Catholics and Muslims may not be eligible for some of their most sacred religious rituals if they opt to end their lives by euthanasia now that it's nearly legal.

Big turnout as Whanganui Hospital's chapel marks 50 years
It was standing room only on Sunday as the 50th anniversary of Whanganui Hospital's chapel was celebrated in style. Officially dedicated on June 13, 1970, the ecumenical chapel has been "a place of peace for people of all faiths" for half a century

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Jess happy to whistle while she works
Jess Crossley whistles when she's happy. Literally – the St Kevin's College pupil loves refereeing touch rugby. Her passion has led to her selection to officiate at next month's New Zealand Secondary School touch tournament.

Sacred Heart Girls College new learning block the silver lining after tragic fire three years ago
Sacred Heart Girls College has taken one of the lowest points in their history and have transformed it into the start of a new era of learning with the opening of their new learning centre.

Bishop blesses Sacred Heart Basilica and new Roncalli College sports complex
Building projects worth over $6 million were reopened and officially opened in Timaru on Sunday. Bishop Paul Martin of the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch firstly blessed the re-opening of the now earthquake-strengthened Sacred Heart Basilica and later blessed and officially opened the neighbouring parish centre and sports complex at Roncalli College.

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THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Today's Mass is broadcast on Auckland Diocese's YouTube channel from the chapel of St Peter's College, celebrated by Monsignor Paul Farmer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DBmQ2Pakvg

and on Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) at 2 pm  and live streamed at: https://www.shinetv.co.nz/stream/ (only viewable in New Zealand).

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Inspired Word: A video reading and commentary on the gospel of the day:

Matthew 25:14-30  The parable of the three servants
A reading and commentary by Sister Stephanie Kitching.

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Other New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection: 

Sunday homilies of Fr Anthony Trenwith (audio):

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Statue of Mary beheaded at cathedral in Fiji
A statue of Mary in Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva, Fiji, was vandalized on Nov. 11. Police arrested the suspect, and are describing him as "of unsound mind" ...

McCarrick report should be lesson in transparency, say canon lawyers
The Vatican report on Theodore E. McCarrick's rise through the U.S. episcopal ranks should be a contemporary lesson in transparency for the entire church, said U.S. experts in church law ...

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EVENTS

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EMPLOYMENT 
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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme: 

Job vacancies in the Catholic diocese of Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/

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New Zealand Catholic 
Periodicals & Newsletters
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'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'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

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. School News Update  https://www.nzceo.org.nz/network-update/


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

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ. News in Brief:  https://bit.ly/2EFXF82

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

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Facebook
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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference

Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

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** An update from Bishop Pat on the reported comments by Pope Francis on civil unions, addressed earlier here: 

** Ka pai and congratulations to the editor and staff of NZ Catholic for being named Publication of the Year in the 2020 Awards of the Australasian Religious Press Association

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In 'NZ Catholic' no.  601, November 1-14 2020 ...
Reflecting on years of service (eight priestly jubilees) ... Call for cross-party plan to tackle homelessness ... Pro-life groups react to general election result ... Call to discuss updated sex-ed guidelines ... New role for prominent Catholic journalist (Tim Wilson) ... New spiritual director at Holy Cross Seminary ... Capuchins farewelled from Wellington after 72 years ... Editorial: Listening to the saints ... Bp Peter Cullinane: Sexual activity and meaning ... New parish formally started in east Auckland ... Angelic doctor window blessed in new home.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Timaru's Sacred Heart Basilica strengthened and reopening
Timaru's Sacred Heart Basilica is reopening for its first service since closing for earthquake strengthening nearly two years ago. Holy Family Parish priest Father Chris Friel said he and the parishioners were looking forward to Sunday's mass, the first in the historic building since February 2019.

St Vincent De Paul volunteers come together through Covid-19 (video report)

Picton op-shop visits kickstart friendly fundraiser for Vanuatu village
Jimmy Putuel had a dream of building a safer home for his family and of helping the locals in his village in Vanuatu. Little did he know, a trip to the Picton St Vincent de Paul charity shop would set the wheels in motion for that dream to come true.

Palmerston North still waiting for new bishop to replace Charles Drennan
Palmerston North is still without a new Catholic bishop, a year after the resignation of Charles Drennan.

Versatile 'team man' in first Ngatapa side
John James Hata, a prominent member of the first Ngatapa rugby team, has died at the age of 87. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by whanau, at his family's farm in Opotiki.

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Patrick is teacher's pet
Dannevirke's St Joseph's School has a new enrolment who is fitting in well - even though his favourite subject appears to be eating. Patrick, affectionately known as Piggles, started this term in the Year 1 and 2 class with teacher Sarah Newell.

Person critically injured after stabbing in Christchurch
One person is critically injured and a Christchurch school is in lockdown after a stabbing. A staff member at St Bernadette's School on Hei Hei Rd confirmed the school was in lockdown but declined to comment further.

Sacred Heart's $5 million new block rebuild closes chapter on fire
One of Waikato's biggest school rebuilds has risen from the ashes. The new learning space at Hamilton's Sacred Heart Girls' College has replaced what used to be the school's staffroom and science labs, which were damaged by a fire in November 2017.

Fundraiser will be fun and games
Chanel College hosting event full of carnival games and stalls If you're looking for something different to fill in an evening, then Chanel College students may have the event for you.
The school will host a games evening this month, as a general fundraiser for things such as the end-of-year camp and school ball.

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THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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Today's Mass is broadcast on Auckland Diocese's YouTube channel from St John the Baptist church, celebrated by Fr Chris Denham at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxP_NRY0Z1Q

and on Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) at 2 pm  and live streamed at: https://www.shinetv.co.nz/stream/ (only viewable in New Zealand).

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Inspired Word: A video reading and commentary on the gospel of the day:

Matthew 25:1-13 The parable of the ten young women
A reading and commentary by Very Rev. Frank Nelson and Rev. Canon Jenny Wilkens at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

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Other New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection: 

Sunday homilies of Fr Anthony Trenwith (audio):

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Trump wins white evangelicals, Catholics split
President Donald Trump won support from about 8 in 10 white evangelical Christian voters in his race for reelection, but Catholic voters split almost evenly between him and Democratic opponent Joe Biden, according to AP VoteCast ...

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EMPLOYMENT 
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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme: 

Job vacancies in the Catholic diocese of Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/

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New Zealand Catholic 
Periodicals & Newsletters
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'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'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

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. School News Update  https://www.nzceo.org.nz/network-update/


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

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ. News in Brief:  https://bit.ly/2EFXF82

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

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Facebook
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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference

Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ

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News of the Church 
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Sunday, November 1, 2020

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


"Yes" vote for euthanasia puts vulnerable on a dangerous path (30 Oct 2020)
The approval of the End of Life Choice Act Referendum puts vulnerable people and those who care for them on an unwelcome and dangerous path, says the ethics expert for the Catholic bishops, Dr John Kleinsman ...

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** The Mass for All Saints Day from St Patrick's Cathedral in Auckland will be screened on  free-to-air TV 

** "Yes" vote for euthanasia puts vulnerable at risk.

** Our condolences for Bishop Pat and his family and prayers for the soul of his brother Christopher, who died this week. RIP ... Message from Bishop Pat.

** Congratulations to the Tindall Foundation for 25 years of supporting so many charitable organisations in their work. 

** Your bishops are in Palmerston North this week for a meeting of the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference (photo)

** A prayer to St Joseph the Worker on Labour Day.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Campaigners against the End of Life Choice Act express concern over referendum results
Campaigners against the End of Life Choice Act coming into force have expressed their dismay at today's referendum results.

Peter Dragicevich: The secret artworks hidden in Auckland's churches
[An illustrated article about the works of art in Auckland's Catholic churches, mentioned in last week's News & Notes. Last week, it wasn't freely available on the Internet, today it is. "Secret" here means "little-known". - ml]

Napier church fence tied with ribbons to raise awareness of child sexual abuse
A tide of ribbons will be a permanent fixture on the St Patrick's Church Napier fence as part of the Loud Fence movement.

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Christophers a cut above rivals in White Island race
Emma Christophers made a late decision to enter the White Island race. A couple of days before the race on Saturday, the 15-year-old Kavanagh College pupil opted to enter the swimming section. And it is a not an easy decision to make, as swimming out to White Island and back in the chilly sea water is no walk in the park...

Rosmini College sex abuse: Brother William Jackson groped boys during music lessons
An Auckland lawyer and former politician has come out in support of Rosmini sex abuse victim, saying he too was groped by brother William Jackson, a music teacher at the Catholic school in Auckland during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Sacred Heart 125th anniversary 'team effort'
A nervous wait gave way to excitement and a chance to reminisce for past and present pupils and staff of Sacred Heart School, Dunedin. Pupils dressed in colonial-style costume on Friday practised songs ready to welcome about 80 people for the school's three-day, 125th anniversary celebrations.

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ALL SAINTS DAY

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The Mass of All Saints Day will be broadcast from St Patrick's Cathedral  on Auckland Diocese's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb7o1XYfQet-mOW1mJSzfow

and on Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) at 2 pm  and live streamed at: https://www.shinetv.co.nz/stream/ (only viewable in New Zealand).

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Inspired Word: A video reading and commentary on the gospel of the day:

Matthew 5:1-12   The sermon on the mount
A reading and commentary by Sister Stephanie Kitching.

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Other New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection: 

Sunday homilies of Fr Anthony Trenwith (audio):

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Taking a broader view of Vatican "anti-corruption" reforms
Papal interviews are now so commonplace that his latest such exchange, with the Italian news agency Adnkronos on Friday, wasn't front-page news even here in Italy. Yet there's much of real interest, beginning with the pope's words on corruption in the Church. In a nutshell, Francis said the problem goes back centuries, that he's doing his best to root it out, that more action is coming soon, but he's "honestly not very optimistic" it will succeed ... 

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EMPLOYMENT 
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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme: 

Job vacancies in the Catholic diocese of Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND


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New Zealand Catholic 
Periodicals & Newsletters
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'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'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

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. School News Update  https://www.nzceo.org.nz/network-update/


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

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ. News in Brief:  https://bit.ly/2EFXF82

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

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Facebook
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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference

Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ

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News of the Church 
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Sunday, October 25, 2020

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Bishops endorse civil unions stand by Pope Francis (24 October 2020)
Pope Francis was widely quoted this week supporting same-sex civil unions –– which have been available in Aotearoa New Zealand since 26 April 2005. This is a comment on the pope's statement by Bishop Patrick Dunn, Bishop of Auckland and President of the NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference ...

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** Bp Patrick Dunn's statement on same-sex civil unions

** Pope Francis' donation to the families of the crew of Gulf Livestock 1

** Mary art submissions closed

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In 'NZ Catholic' no. 600, October 18 - 31 2020 ...

New encyclical can change hearts and minds, NZ cardinal says ... Viewing ecumenism from a 'baptism' perspective ... Michael Parker: Let the little children cry (tearful children in church) ... Editorial: 600 editions ... Fratelli tutti: On fraternity and social friendship - Excerpts from the encyclical - Belief in God as creator of all has practical consequences, Pope says ... 600 editions of 'NZ Catholic': Pat McCarthy: What sort of Catholic media will we see in the future? ... Extraordinary form ordinations at St Benedict's ... Eric a champion for Maori Deaf young people.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

How great thou art
Herald on Sunday p.20, 25 Oct 2020 (illustrated)
Peter Dragicevich discovers the sacred art hidden in suburban Auckland.
[This article can be read in the print edition and via Press Reader, an online service provided by public libraries]

Labour MP Louisa Wall calls for homosexual law reform in Cook Islands
Labour MP and LGBTQIA+ advocate Louisa Wall is calling on the Catholic church in New Zealand to support homosexual law reform in the Cook Islands.

No limit to items during Free Week
A South Dunedin op-shop has ditched its price tags and is giving items away for free. A queue formed at the door of the St Vincent de Paul shop in King Edward St yesterday for the beginning of Free Week, which will continue until Friday.

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Young athlete's promise recognised
St Kevin's College year 10 pupil Zaria Kira (14) has been excelling at more than one sport this year ...

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THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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Sunday Mass at Good Shepherd Church, Balmoral, Auckland, celebrated by Mons. Bernard Keily on Auckland Diocese's YouTube channel: 

and on Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) at 2 pm  and live streamed at: https://www.shinetv.co.nz/stream/ (only viewable in New Zealand).

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Inspired Word: A video reading and commentary on the gospel of the day:

Matthew 22:34-40   The great commandment
A reading and commentary by Sister Stephanie Kitching.

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Other New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection: 

Sunday homilies of Fr Anthony Trenwith (audio):

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Key ally says pope's always backed same-sex 'civil coexistence'
A close ally from Argentina often dubbed his ghostwriter said the pontiff has always supported "civil coexistence" for same-sex couples. "For him, the expression 'marriage' has a precise meaning and is only applied to the stable union between a man and a woman open to communicating life," wrote Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez of La Plata in a Facebook post ...

'Catholics are like the leaven in the loaf' of U.N.'s work, says Glendon
Speakers at an Oct. 22 virtual panel discussion addressed the complex relationship between the Catholic Church and the U.N. ...

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EMPLOYMENT 
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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme: 

Job vacancies in the Catholic diocese of Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND


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New Zealand Catholic 
Periodicals & Newsletters
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'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'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

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. School News Update  https://www.nzceo.org.nz/network-update/


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

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ. News in Brief:  https://bit.ly/2EFXF82

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

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Facebook
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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference

Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ

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News of the Church 
in NZ and the World
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