Sunday, January 15, 2017

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Catholic Principal and Prison Chaplain celebrated in honours list

Georgina Kingi, the long-time principal and teacher of St Joseph's Maori Girls College has received the country's highest honour. Also named in this year's honours list is Catholic Prison Chaplain Mary Kamo as a Companion of the Order of Merit for her services to prisoners.

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Catholic churches in Southland conduct masses in Filipino to support growing community
In the lead-up to Christmas, an unfamiliar language was being heard in churches across Southland. Beginning in November, the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin had begun to conduct monthly Filipino-language masses around Otago and Southland.

Invercargill parishes looking into potential restructuring (photo)
Catholic parishes in Invercargill may combine into one large parish because of the declining number of priests. 

New Zealand cardinal says biggest challenge is to teach youth to stop and experience God
While the cardinal from New Zealand, John Dew has a small Catholic population in his native country, he says the best part of his job is the opportunity he has to meet and be with people, even when he must travel to Rome for various meetings as a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship, for Evangelization of Peoples, and the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. 

Honour recognises half century of work (photo)
For nearly half a century, Hawke's Bay's newest dame has been ensuring Maori girls receive quality education. St Joseph's Maori Girls College principal Georgina Kingi, QSO, will be made a dame companion for services to Maori and education.

Choral music a lifetime of passion for Invercargill choir director (photo)
There's a walk which Di Lenihan is very used to. The Civic Theatre, First Presbyterian Church, school halls, womens' clubs - there are not many places she hasn't made the walk across the stage to place the musical score on the stand and lead a choir in multiple-part harmony.

Euphrasie House supporters keep up the fight, visit Bishop of Hamilton (photo)
Two weeks before her death, Lois Livingston was trying to save a historic Hamilton building. The long-serving Waikato Regional councillor died in November, but her friends and associates are carrying on the fight for Hamilton East's Euphrasie House.

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Holidays caught Pope Francis in a 'damn the torpedoes!' mood
Faced with opposition, leaders can try to find common ground with their foes, "reaching across the aisle," or they can forge ahead, determined not to be slowed down. The holidays this year seemed to confirm that Pope Francis has chosen door number two...

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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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Sunday, December 25, 2016

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Dear Readers,

A very happy Christmas to you all and every best wish for the new year.

News & Notes will take a break for two weeks, and re-start on 8 January 2017.

God bless,
Mike Leon

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 

Full text articles: https://goo.gl/6YI1V6 

In issue no. 506, Dec 25 2016 - Jan 28 2017: NZ bishops raise ethnicity as factor in ending-of-life debate ... New body for religious studies teachers ... Larger fears fuel cardinals' divorce beef ... Grey district mayor tony Kokshoorn talks about his faith ... First Maori Mass in Hamilton cathedral ... How St Teresa helped polio victim fly ... Under Mary's banner: Is Wellington protected from earthquakes.

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CHRISTMAS 2016

Church leaders remind us that the message of Christmas goes beyond just words.
A Christmas mesage from leaders of the Christian churches in Auckland

Different ethnicities celebrate Christmas in NZ (text, photo, video)
The multicultural nature of South Canterbury's population means there are many different Christmas traditions in our region. Esther Ashby-Coventry spoke to some immigrants bringing aspects of the culture from their homelands into their Kiwi Christmas this year.

Christmas food parcels for families (photo)
Christmas cheer has come to Dunedin families in need this week, with the distribution of 320 festive food parcels from the Combined Christmas Food Banks.

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Jesus and Mary smashed by vandals at heritage-listed Wellington chapel (photos)
On the eve of Christmas, vandals have again targeted a derelict Wellington chapel, punching through the walls with a sledgehammer and destroying a statue of Jesus.

Maurice Carmody: NZ's likely first saint, Suzanne Aubert, was a remarkable social welfare pioneer (photo)
December 1, Pope Francis formally recognised that Suzanne Aubert (Mother Mary Joseph in the Catholic Church) was a woman of heroic virtue and entitled to be called "Venerable". This declaration confirmed that she is officially on the road to recognition as a saint. If she is canonised, she will become New Zealand's first-ever saint.

Temuka church has first service since 2010 quake (photo)
After more than six years, service has been restored to Temuka's St Joseph's Catholic Church and "it feels good to be back again", Opihi Parish property manager Dave Attwood says.

Planters win top NZ awards
Pupils of St Mary's School (Gisborne) and the Women's Native Tree Project Trust have had their contributions to plant conservation recognised with top awards from the New Zealand Native Plant Conservation Network.

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John 1:1-18 In the beginning was the Word

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Female 'Padre Pio' belied the skepticism of the age

Recently, a book was published by American Father Tim Byerley about the biography of a Venezuelan woman, Maria Esperanza Medrano de Bianchini. It would be no exaggeration to describe her as the female version of Padre Pio, a famed Italian Capuchin stigmatist reputed to have many mystical gifts.

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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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Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

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New PM says Catholicism won't define him as PM (photo, text, video)
Bill English says his active Catholicism has shaped his morals, but will not define him as Prime Minister.

Church decommissioned as demolition beckons (photo)
The Catholic Diocese of Dunedin is to demolish the 82-year-old St Bernadette's Church and the adjacent C J Collins Centre  in Forbury Rd within the next few months, to make way for a new apartment building.

Last-ditch attempt to save Hamilton's Euphrasie House from demolition (photos, video)
A last-ditch attempt to save a Hamilton East landmark is being taken to people in high places - the Pope and a cardinal.

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Three Dux sisters in a row (photos)
Laura-Madeleine is the third Kuepper family daughter to achieve Dux at Roncalli College. Dux is the highest accolade bestowed on a year 13 high school student for their academic excellence.

Garin College international student honoured with dux (photo)
When Sotaro Kawada first arrived at Garin College he couldn't speak any English and was severely depressed. But fast-forward four and a half years and now Sotaro has the honour of being Garin College's 2016 dux - the first international student at the school to receive such a title.

First Tauranga team to win boys' title (photo)
Aquinas College boys' team took out the North Island Junior Secondary Schools Championships for the first time ever with an 11-9 victory over Westlake Boys' High School on Sunday.

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Matthew 1:18-24  The Birth of Jesus

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching.

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THE 15TH STATION PODCAST


Episode 111 — Politicians, Trailblazers, Questioners, Refugees and Sinners (December 15, 2016)

Two big stories from New Zealand lead off the Christmas episode of The 15th Station. Following the surprise resignation of Prime Minister John Key, Bill English became the latest Catholic to hold the position, saying his faith is a big part of his life but won't dictate his public policy. Another famous Catholic who spent a long time in Wellington, Mother Suzanne Aubert, was also in the news, as she was declared Venerable by Pope Francis, recognising her life of service among the poor and marginalised. Pope Francis's comments on Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics and his ongoing support for the plight of refugees also grabbed headlines. But a new Catholic app hopes to grab people's hearts and souls and encourage them back to the sacraments. Join James, Don and Gavin for a bumper episode to round out 2016.

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Austen Ivereigh: Francis at 80 is what a redeemed leader looks like

Pope Francis, who is 80 today, is a remarkable leader by any standards. Politics is his passion -- above all the task of building a new creative synthesis out of disparate, even conflicting, elements. It is a lesson he is putting into practice across the world, and it is having an impact ...

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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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Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

Cardinal Dew challenges MPs on euthanasia

Cardinal Dew spoke on behalf of the bishops of New Zealand to the written Submission to the Health Select Committee on their End of Life investigation, today at Parliament ...

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 

Full text articles: https://goo.gl/6YI1V6 

In issue no.505 December 11-24 2016: Kiwi at advocacy meeting in Rome (World Meeting of Popular movements) ... Heroic virtue of Mother Aubert recognised by Pope ... Maori children's Bible now available in NZ ... Goal to bring 52 disabled Iraqi children to NZ ... A Catholic open letter on the issue of climate change ... Is 80 the new 60? (interview with Cardinal Tomko) ... Move to revive Fatima national shrine in NZ ... Two Wellington priests die on same day (Msgr Broadbent, Fr Brian Fletcher) .... Top scholars 2-016 ... Pilgrimage to remote 'Holy Door for a day'

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Catholics pray for the return of stolen Virgin Mary statue (photos)
Catholics in northwest Auckland are grieving over the apparent theft of a statue of the Virgin Mary from the grounds of their church.

Chanel College, Masterton: Wairarapa student globe trots after Shakespeare (photo) 

John Paul College wait list disappointing for parents (photo) 

Marcellin College, Auckland: Joseph Parker gives back to the school that helped shape him into a heavyweight contender (photos) 

Sacred Heart College Auckland athlete eyes national record (photos) 

St Bede's College, Christchurch: 
Christchurch teenager Nick Moulai smashes national under-17 3000m record in Auckland (photo) 
Firearms incident locks down St Bede's College, Christchurch (photo) 

St Mary's College Wellington book trip to Japan after Condor sevens win (photo) 

St Patrick's College, Wellington: St Pat's Town's Gerard Ahnau wins discus gold for late grandparents (photo) 

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Matthew 11:2-11 The messengers from John the Baptist

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

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** Rather than pulling a nail, Pope Francis finds another tool

In a nutshell, Pope Francis's approach to difficult personnel choices is to keep people in place, while entrusting the real responsibility to somebody else and thus rendering the original official, if not quite irrelevant, certainly less consequential...

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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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Sunday, December 4, 2016

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Joy as Suzanne Aubert declared 'venerable'

Suzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion New Zealand's home grown order of Sisters, has been declared 'venerable', a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church ...

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Fond farewell for pop legend (photos)
We met him, most of us, in black and white. His black mop-top flicking back and forth above a dimpled chin and clean-cut suit as he flung his body into hit single, She's a Mod, preserved for perpetuity by grainy 1960s footage. But Ray Columbus wasn't black and white. He was vibrant and generous and loving, and when he began his final journey at St Patrick's Cathedral yesterday it was in a casket painted bright red by his widow, Linda.

New communities changing the religious landscape of the south (photo)
Religion in the south has traditionally reflected the region's European Christian heritage, but there is evidence that congregations are beginning to change. 

Living example of Mother Teresa's love talks to Aucklanders
'Love can heal and give a life', this was the main thought that was evident from the recent annual meeting of the Mother Teresa Interfaith Committee. The committee held its annual gathering on 27 November, at St. Paul's College, Ponsonby.

Temuka church to re-open five years after earthquake (photo)
St Joseph's Catholic Church in Temuka, closed after its spire was smashed in the Canterbury earthquakes five years ago, is expected to re-open soon.

Obituary Terry Flanagan a man of gentleness, humility and faith (photo)

Pope prays for quake-affected Kaikoura (photo)
Leader of the Catholic Church Pope Francis has expressed deep concern for Kiwis affected by last month's quake, having recently experienced large earthquakes in Italy. Archbishop of Wellington Cardinal John Dew, whose diocese extends to Kaikoura, will deliver the Pope's message to Kaikoura this weekend.

Rambling Catholic girls rehab facility changes hands, newcomers to live in chapel (photos)
A rambling, deserted Catholic home for girls, owned by a self-styled Georgian prince, will finally be sold. Marycrest, on State Highway 1 between Peka Peka and Te Horo, was listed on Trade Me in 2014 for a minimum $2 million by Victor Greenwich, now living in Sydney, who said he was a descendant of princes from Georgia.

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St Mary's, Papakura: Funny gorilla story is helping sick kids (photo)
Papakura Courier

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 3:1-12 The preaching of John the Baptist

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

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** Pope tells CEOs: If you want to help the poor, empower them!

Addressing participants of the Fortune+Time Global Forum on Saturday, Pope Francis called on CEOs to involve in efforts to build a more equitable economy "those whom you seek to help; give them a voice, listen to their stories, learn from their experiences and understand their needs."

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Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. http://proudtobecatholic.org.nz/news-events/kete-korero/

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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Sunday, November 27, 2016

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 

Full text articles: https://goo.gl/6YI1V6 

In issue no. 504, November 27-December 10 2016: Akld bishop prays at Liston grave ... Prayer day for abuse victims set ... Priest wings in to /kaukoura quake zone ... Quake takes its toll in north Canterbury ... The Catholic high school as parish mission ... Catholic submissions at end of life hearing ... Q&A on Church teaching on cremated remains ... Top scholars 2016 ... Pastoral visit to largest container ship to visit NZ ... Funeral planning sessions held at Tauranga parish.

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Advent Sunday 'a peaceful hour' (photo)
An ethereal work by an Italian Renaissance composer of sacred music will set the tone for a special event this month in the lead-up to Christmas.

Earthquake victim Jo-Anne Mackinnon laid to rest: 'She was an amazing mum' (video, photo)
Earthquake victim Jo-Anne Mackinnon was laid to rest with a hair-raising haka in her hometown today.

Hundreds gather to farewell earthquake victim Louis Edgar (photo)
Several hundred people have gathered to pay their respects to Kaikoura man Louis Edgar, who perished in last week's earthquake.

Little angel farewelled after tragic accident (photos)
Hundreds of mourners filled an Auckland church yesterday to farewell the 4-year-old boy who died at his daycare last week. Aldrich Viju was described as a "little angel" at a memorial service held at the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Ellerslie.

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Northland families visit 'their' church (photo)
Taupo Times 22 Nov 2016
Mem­bers of two North­land fam­i­lies in­volved with a church re­lo­cated to Wai­heke early this year vis­ited the is­land this month to see its new home. The O'Con­nor and Hilton fam­i­lies praised the new Wai­heke own­ers of the Towai church for their restora­tion of the 80-year-old build­ing. The Catholic church was trans­ported in sec­tions and barged to its new home on Wai­heke in Jan­uary.

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Rotorua educator steps down from national body (photo)
A Rotorua principal who has fronted a national body during some of the most tumultuous and challenging times in education has decided to step down. John Paul College principal Patrick Walsh has spent the past 10 years serving on the Secondary Principals' Association of New Zealand, including three years as its chairman.

Hato Petera College to stay open in 2017, despite concerns
The Catholic Diocese of Auckland has confirmed that Hato Petera College, in Northcote on Auckland's North Shore, would operate as a college for day students only from 2017.
Also:
Maori boarding school able to remain open, but only as a day school (video report)

Marian Catholic School, Hamilton: Another string to young musos bow (photo)

St Brendan's School, Upper Hutt: Emotional return to Upper Hutt school for cancer survivor (video, photo)

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Matthew 24: 37-44 Be prepared

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching.

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** Fidel Castro, the communist leader who received three popes

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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'. http://proudtobecatholic.org.nz/news-events/kete-korero/

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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The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Bishops grateful for prayer and concern following earthquakes

"On behalf of my brother bishops I would like to thank all those who have sent messages of sympathy, concern, solidarity, prayers, and offers of generosity following the major earthquake on Sunday night and the subsequent aftershocks," Bishop Patrick Dunn said today ...

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

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New Zealand priests find ways to be with people affected by quake
The seaside town of Kaikoura on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island might have had its road and rail links with the outside world cut off after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, but its Catholic priest found a way to get into the town to celebrate Sunday Mass and be with his people.

No safeguards can prevent tragedies (photo)
Aldrich Viju, 4, died on Friday afternoon at the playground of Angels Childcare Centre in Takapuna, less than an hour after his father had dropped him off. A viewing and prayer service will be held on Monday morning at 10:30am, at the Catholic Church in Ellerslie.

Catholic church offering gluten-free communion bread option for the faithful (text and video)
Being gluten-free has never made Amene-ia Jury feel any different but her dietary choice has seen a shift in practice at her north Taranaki church.

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS
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Campion College, Gisborne: Campion buildings demolished (photo) 

Liston College, Henderson: Ping pong prodigy off to world champs (photo) 

Marian Catholic School principal John Coulam is hanging up his principal reins (photo) 

St Bernard's College Lower Hutt rugby gets some well deserved recognition (photo) 

St Mary's College, Ponsonby: Exam chaos: Takapuna Grammar and St Mary's College students begin scholarship history exam before being sent home because of earthquake 

St Patrick's College, Wellington: St Pat's Town prop Xaiver Numia gets rewards for a year of pain (photos)

St Peter's Catholic School, Cambridge: Buddy system boosts literacy (photo) 

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Luke 23:35-43 'This is the king of the Jews'

A reading and reflection with Stephen Ready and John Teariki.

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THE 15TH STATION PODCAST


Station XV: Episode 110 — Voting, Governing, Ordaining, Building and Writing
November 15, 2016

The remarkable and unexpected election of Donald Trump highlights this month's episode, with stories about the voting patterns of Catholic and Evangelicals and the hope for shared priorities with the Catholic Church and the President-Elect. Pope Francis's affirmation of the Church's teaching on women's ordination and the news that the Christchurch Cathedral could be fully restored — at the cost of $100 million — also feature on the show. But the big question of the month is "What happened to a New Zealand teddy bear at the Vatican?" Enjoy the show.

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'CRUX', edited by John L. Allen


'Crux' is a free online magazine of articles on Catholic issues. On Crux now ...

** Three take-aways from today's global crop of new cardinals
Pretty much everything a pope does exercises leadership and shapes culture in the Church, whether or not it comes wrapped in a binding magisterial declaration. Today is an excellent illustration of the point, as Pope Francis will create 17 new cardinals in an event called a "consistory," 13 of whom will be eligible to elect his successor.

** As bishops joust, Pope Francis calls new cardinals to spurn polarization
"We live at a time in which polarization and exclusion are burgeoning and considered the only way to resolve conflicts," Francis said on Saturday, as he was elevating 17 new men to the College of Cardinals. "How many situations of uncertainty and suffering are sown by this growing animosity?" he asked, including "between us, within our communities, our priests, our meetings."

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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'. http://proudtobecatholic.org.nz/news-events/kete-korero/

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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