Sunday, May 20, 2018

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

http://www.catholic.org.nz

Te Runanga website refreshed (17 May 2018)
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/te-runanga-website-refreshed/
Te Runanga o te Hahi Katorika o Aotearoa have given their website a new face, a new name and a revitalised content. Te Runanga is the national Maori advisory group appointed by the bishops. It advises the bishops on the pastoral care of Maori. Runanga members are appointed to represent the six dioceses of New Zealand...

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 

Website: http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 
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Full text articles: https://www.nzcatholic.org.nz/2018/

In issue no. 540, May 20 - June 2 2018: Call for courage made at seminary Mass ... Warning about more elder abuse ... Waikato students help kids from refugee countries ... Christians in Science tackle ultimate questions ... Religion has a future in NZ (interview with Prof. Peter Lineham) ... Bp Peter Cullinane: What does hope really mean? (part one) ... City garden an oasis for community ... International news.

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Upset over Invercargill organ upgrade and choir (photo)
https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/103807275/upset-over-invercargill-organ-upgrade-and-choir
The Invercargill Catholic Basilica appears to be in a state of unrest over an organ upgrade. Members of the St Mary's Organ Committee have scheduled a meeting with Father Pat McGettigan over a stoush regarding decisions made regarding the church organ and the choir. 

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News of the Schools
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St Kevin's College: Pupils get in touch with the real Cuba (photos)
http://www.oamarumail.co.nz/community/pupils-get-in-touch-with-the-real-cuba/
St Kevin's College pupils are still buzzing after their recent trip to Cuba. Organising the trip was a labour of love for teacher Michelle Buckham and her helpers, and the results were as memorable as they had hoped.

Kavanagh College
https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/other-sport/bayfield-cleans-petanque-futsal-team-takes-home-title
Towards the end of term one, Kavanagh College participated in the annual Catholic Schools sports tournament in Gore. Schools participating were Verdon College, St Peter's College, Roncalli College and St Kevin's College...

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INSPIRED WORD 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW3-dG1A3neGPJ041T9vjVw  (Under: Created playlists)

John 20:19-23 Jesus appears to his disciples
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyApFiqrGvQ&index=36&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBDAIAYJEHi42R7ctvsFuTEU

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

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STATION XV


Episode 127 — Crosiers, Cardinal, Criticism and Climate (May 16, 2018)

There's more cause for celebration in New Zealand, with a second bishop ordained in quick succession. Bishop Michael Dooley is a local boy who has swapped his farmer's crook for a bishop's crosier. Across the Tasman in Australia, Cardinal George Pell has been ordered to stand trial on historical sexual offences, making him the highest-ranking cleric to be charged. The Cardinal entered his "not guilty" plea in a clear and firm voice. In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte has chosen to unleash his power on an Australian religious sister, who has been speaking up on behalf of the poor and the marginalised. Meanwhile, the bishops of Oceania — Australia, New Zealand and many Pacific island nations — have also called for protection for those who are in danger, including from climate change. All in a month's work for the panel of Anna, James and Gavin on The 15th Station.

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

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** Fiery Episcopal bishop brings American flare to royal wedding
https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2018/05/19/fiery-us-bishop-brings-american-flare-to-royal-wedding/
Nothing captured the trans-Atlantic nature of Saturday's royal wedding as much as the guest preacher whose sermon brought American fire and flare to a very English church service. The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry's passionate sermon on the theme of love, studded with quotes from the bible, Martin Luther King Jr and African-American spirituals, not to mention a Catholic tip of the cap to the late French Jesuit Teilhard de Chardin, was a contrast to the more solemn and muted Anglican style the royal family is used to.

** Pope to canonize Paul VI, Oscar Romero in Rome Oct. 14
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2018/05/19/pope-to-canonize-paul-vi-oscar-romero-in-rome-oct-14/
Pope Francis has chosen the date for the ceremony that will see the Catholic Church officially recognize the sainthood of Pope Paul VI and Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, who was martyred as he was celebrating Mass.

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NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

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EVENTS

New Zealand Catholic Education Convention
TSB Arena, Wellington, June 13-15 2018

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EMPLOYMENT 

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

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

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NZ Catholic Education Office. Deputy Chief Executive Officer
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Details in 'NZ Catholic' May 6-19 2018 p.9, at https://www.seek.co.nz/job/36095096 and from adele@nzceo.org.nz  Applications close 31 May 2018.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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New catholic bishop reconsiders Christchurch cathedral restoration (photos)
Canterbury's new catholic bishop is reconsidering restoration of the earthquake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Paul Martin, who was ordained as the new bishop in March, is exploring other options, including building a new catholic cathedral on a more central Christchurch site. He plans to ask architects to draw up concepts for what a new cathedral might look like on a $40m budget.

Church abuse victims resigned to being left out of inquiry
Church abuse survivors have resigned themselves to being excluded from the upcoming Royal Commission of Inquiry. The public consultation period about how the inquiry should run wrapped up a week ago and its chair Sir Anand Satyanand has begun going through the 300 submissions.

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News of the Schools
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Kavanagh College
Towards the end of term one, Kavanagh College participated in the annual Catholic Schools sports tournament in Gore. Schools participating were Verdon College, St Peter's College, Roncalli College and St Kevin's College...

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INSPIRED WORD 

Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus appears to his disciples

A reading and commentary by Sister Stephanie Kitching.

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


Christian persecution urgently calls churches to seek unity, pope says
Seeking Christian unity is more urgent than ever because of the ongoing persecution of Christians, Pope Francis told an Orthodox leader. Meeting with Metropolitan Rastislav, primate of the Orthodox Church in the Czech and Slovak Republics, the pope said the "suffering of many brothers and sisters persecuted because of the Gospel urgently calls us to act in seeking greater unity."

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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  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/ 

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


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

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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/category/features/

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EVENTS

New Zealand Catholic Education Convention
TSB Arena, Wellington, June 13-15 2018

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EMPLOYMENT 

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

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

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NZ Catholic Education Office. Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Details in 'NZ Catholic' May 6-19 2018 p.9, at https://www.seek.co.nz/job/36095096 and from adele@nzceo.org.nz  Applications close 31 May 2018.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Catholic Bishops urge a sea of political change to avoid destructive climate change. (1 May 2018)

The Federation of Catholic Bishops' Conferences of Oceania (Australia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, New Zealand, CEPAC – the rest of the Pacific) is currently meeting in Port Moresby. We come from a multitude of island nation States spread throughout the Pacific Ocean. The theme of our gathering is "Care for our common home of Oceania: a sea of possibilities"...

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


From issue no. 539, May 6 - 19 2018: Bishop Michael Dooley, seventh Catholic bishop of Dunedin: three illustrated articles ... Bishop Campbell reflects on his 14-year ministry ... Editorial: Working to heal polarisation in the Church ... Interfaith dialogue revolutionising religion ... Auckland Youth Synod: Young people share vision, hope for the Church ... Pa Anahera departs joyful ministry in Auckland ... Hundreds gather in Ohakune for annual Hui Aranga.

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The Monday Excerpt: The day Catholic activists disabled the Waihopai spy station
Adi Leason tells the full, unlikely story of the Catholic activists who invaded the government's surveillance station at Waihopi, and deflated its famous dome.

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Campion College: 

- Imogen, 12, swims under open qualifying times (photo)

- Ides of March not so bad for young actors (photo)

- Fished for a solution, reeled in support (photo)

- Rising star Tyler Finau staying grounded

Aquinas College Principal feels the spirit (video, text)

De La Salle College: South Auckland architect tackling poverty, homelessness through social design (photos)

Hato Paora College students to have restricted driver's licence before leaving school (photo)

Roncalli College: Southern Alps Country Music Awards placings stun Timaru teen (photo)

St Bede's College: Like father, like son in Young Farmer contest (photo)

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INSPIRED WORD 

John 15:9-17 This is my commandment: Love one another

A reading and commentary by John Teariki and Malia Vito-Tupai.

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


Pope Francis tells sex abuse survivors, 'I was part of the problem'
The three whistleblowers of Chile's sex abuse scandal are urging Pope Francis to transform his apology for having discredited them into concrete action to end what they say is an "epidemic" of sex abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church.

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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. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/ 

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


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

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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/category/features/

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EVENTS

New Zealand Catholic Education Convention
TSB Arena, Wellington, June 13-15 2018

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EMPLOYMENT 

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

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

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of Auckland: http://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/category/vacancies/

NZ Catholic Education Office. Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Details in 'NZ Catholic' May 6-19 2018 p.9, at https://www.seek.co.nz/job/36095096 and from adele@nzceo.org.nz  Applications close 31 May 2018.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue 538, April 22- May 5 2018: NZ bishops quoted in new papal exhortation ... Church teaching had impact on union head (First Union's Dennis Maga) ... Editorial: Hell in news is a teaching moment ... Astronaut took Communion while orbiting earth ... Photo feature: Easter Triduum celebrations throughout NZ (2 pages) ... Biography of Society of SVDP dense with details ... 40 Days for Life brings some special graces.

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Farm boy becomes shepherd of a different flock (text video)
As a Southland farm boy, Michael Dooley used to stand, shepherd's crook in hand, watching his father's flock.
Last night, there was not a Swanndri or a pair of gumboots in sight, but Bishop Michael Dooley once more watched over his Father's flock.

Love, pray, live the Carmelite way (photos)
At the crossroads of two of Christchurch's busiest roads, Halswell and Curletts roads, lies a desert of calm. It is tricky to straddle Halswell Rd to turn into the Carmelite Monastery, but this doesn't bother the residents at all. They rarely leave the 2.4-hectare property, where they enjoy a closed community. Like the 13th-century hermits who lived on Mt Carmel in the Holy Land, the 10 resident sisters are dedicated to a life of prayer and solitude.

Input on abuse inquiry's terms of reference ends tomorrow
The public has until tomorrow to have its say on the scope of the inquiry into historic abuse in state care. The chairperson of the commission, Sir Anand Satyanand, said more than 200 people had made submissions on the draft terms of reference so far.

From poverty to PhD (photo)
One of EIT Tairawhiti's most highly-qualified lecturers started his own journey towards knowledge after failing to make the grade at school. This is Shajimon Peter's inspirational story . . .

Andy Ryan, a true man of the community (photo)
Obituary: William Andrew Ryan, September 13, 1931 – March 6, 2018

Handsome little Catholic church a feature of town (photo)
The Timaru Herald
If you glance up Eliot St as you drive south through the township of St Andrews, you get a great view of the eastern end of a most handsome little church. Smartly painted in white with green trim, this is St Andrews, the local Catholic church.

Museum: Catholic education in Whanganui (photos)
Wanganui Chronicle
The Sisters of St Joseph are an Australasian order founded by Mother Mary MacKillop and Father Julian Tenison Woods in 1873. The Sisters arrived in the town of Whanganui in 1880. They immediately set up a school for girls in Victoria Avenue which they named Sacred Heart Convent. 

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St Patrick's College, Wellington: Back to school for Wellington Phoenix teenager Liberato Cacace (photo)

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INSPIRATIONAL TV

John 15:1-8 Jesus the real vine

A reading and commentary by Violet Kudzotsa and Malia Vito-Tupai.

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


Alfie Evans dies amid outpouring of prayer, suppor

Unlikely companions on the Camino move from brokenness to brotherhood

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS 

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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. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/ 

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


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

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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/category/features/

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EMPLOYMENT 

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

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

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of Auckland: http://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/category/vacancies/

Sunday, April 22, 2018

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Pat Veltkamp Smith: A bishop for, and from, our midst (photo)
On the day after Anzac day, former Central Southlander Michael Dooley will be elevated to the status  of  Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin; some 33,000 souls in Otago and Southland in his care.

A Life Story: A pioneering nurse who set new standards for her profession (photos)
In 1999, Mike Sexton's adoptive parents had died, and he thought it was time to seek out his birth mother. He encountered in Maureen Laws an independent, well-educated, well-travelled woman with a great many threads to her life: a pioneering nurse, a devoted Roman Catholic, and a lifelong animal lover.

Churches could launch own investigation into historical abuse (video and text)
The head of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into historical abuse in state care has suggested churches could launch their own internal investigation. Sir Anand Satyanand told Newshub Nation he has met with Anglican and Catholic leaders, who "expressed a willingness to be engaged".

Rebuild Christchurch Basilica, an American view
As New York City considers the reconstruction of McKim, Mead, and White's masterpiece Penn Station, the Diocese of Christchurch has an opportunity to rebuild and celebrate Francis William Petre, a great Kiwi Catholic architect praised by George Bernard Shaw as the New Zealand Brunelleschi. 

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St Bede's College: Farming city boy's dream (photos)

St Brendan's, Upper Hutt: Upper Hutt schoolboy off to U.S.
Upper Hutt Leader

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


John 10:11-18 The Good Shepherd
A reading and commentary by Very Rev. Frank Nelson and Rev. Canon Jenny Wilkens at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

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STATION XV


Episode 126 — Exhortation, Examination, Information and Profanation (April 17, 2018)

Pope Francis has issued his third apostolic exhortation, calling on people to consider how they can lead a life of holiness, under the title "Rejoice and Be Glad". There's not much rejoicing in New Zealand, as child abuse again dominates headlines, but an investigation in that country appears set to exclude churches from its scope, despite Catholic and Anglican leaders calling for their inclusion. Back in Rome, a gathering of young people has produced a document that — to a large extent — calls for the Church to better explain why it believes what it believes. In the US, Facebook has acknowledged some errors in deleting Catholic content, while in Brazil, it is others who are calling out the errors of the ways of a parish that went a bit overboard in modernising the liturgy. Join Anna, James and Gavin for a journey through a month of Catholic news and insights.

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** 2019 'Catholic Woodstock' won't just be for youth, but by youth
World Youth Day, a massive gathering of young people from around the world that's become something like the Woodstock of the Catholic Church, was founded in 1985 for young people. Spokespersons say the January 2019 edition in Panama, however, also will be organized by young people themselves...

** Irish prelate says summit must uphold marriage but not homophobia
One of Ireland's top bishops says that while the upcoming World Meeting of Families this August must offer a "clear and positive vision for family," rooted in the traditional understanding of marriage, the Church also must not be marred by homophobia.

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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' 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. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/ 

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


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

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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/category/features/

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FACEBOOK

The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

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NEWS OF THE CHURCH IN NZ AND THE WORLD







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EMPLOYMENT 

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

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

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of Auckland: http://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/category/vacancies/

Sunday, April 15, 2018

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Pope institutes new celebration of Mary, Mother of Church (12 Apr 2018)

On 11 February this year, Pope Francis signed a decree that the ancient devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Mother of the Church, be added to the Roman Calendar and celebrated annually as a Memorial on the day after Pentecost. It is the latest official celebration that Francis has decreed to honour women involved in Jesus' life ...

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New JP offers help in Indian language Malayalam (text and video)
Newly-appointed JP Saju Cherian is the only sitting Justice of the Peace in New Zealand who speaks Indian language Malayalam. He said his appointment as a Justice of the Peace (JP) was an exciting opportunity and a way to give back to the Palmerston North community who welcomed Saju and his late wife Shanty George when they arrived in the Manawatu in 2008.

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Hato Peter College: Calls for Hato Petera College to be reinstated as a boarding school (photos)
A question mark looms over what will happen to Auckland's Hato Petera College's land if the school's doors close.

John Paul College: Rotorua schools punching above NCEA national averages (text, photos, video)
Rotorua students are achieving higher NCEA pass rates than national trends across the board, latest figures show.

Kavanagh College: Nasa scientist makes star appearance at school (photo)
Science and religion intersected during a presentation at Kavanagh College in Dunedin yesterday. Nasa Hubble Space Telescope senior project scientist Dr Jennifer Wiseman spoke about her life and work as an astrophysicist to about 60 college pupils and staff, followed by an extended question-and-answer session.

St Joseph's, Hawera: Taranaki teacher chose her career aged seven, and taught for 45 years (photo)
A pohutukawa tree that towers over Room 3 reminds Carol Curtis of how long she's been a teacher. The tree was shorter than Curtis when she arrived at St Joseph's School, Hawera, 41 years ago.

St Kevin's College: Historic trip to Cuba imminent (photo)
If these St Kevin's College pupils are not creating history, they are at least creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Luke 24:35-48 "Look at my hands and my feet"
A reading and commentary by Very Rev. Frank Nelson and Rev. Canon Jenny Wilkens at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

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In multiple ways, Pope Francis lays out a spirituality of the ordinary
Pope Francis on Monday, with his new apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate, laid out a beguiling vision of holiness not as matter of heroic achievement or extraordinary mystical experience, but rather something worked out in the concrete details of everyday life - like a loving parent raising a child, or "small gestures" and sacrifices such as deciding not to pass on gossip ...

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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' 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. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/ 

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


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

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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/category/features/

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FACEBOOK

The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

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EMPLOYMENT 

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 

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of Auckland: http://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/category/vacancies/

Sunday, April 8, 2018

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 537, April 8-21 2018: Include Church in abuse inquiry - Bishops ... New building statement of revitalised St Paul's ... Young adults want Church to take them seriously ... 'Dominican Centre opens in Central Otago ... Whare Taonga for history collections closer ... Baby booties wanted for pro-life message ... Rome ecumenism impresses Anglican.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS
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Serving a greater good (photo)
The next Catholic bishop of Dunedin believes in miracles but not a literal interpretation of the whole Bible. Bruce Munro talks to Fr Michael Dooley about church abuse, celibate priests, Jesus and the future of Christianity.

Southland's migrant communities focus of story (photo)
Freelance writer and film-maker Bill Morris, of Port Chalmers, joined a group taking part in the Fourteen Stations of the Cross walk around Lumsden on Good Friday.

Keeping the faith: Parishioners unfazed by safety warnings at 'quake-prone' church (photos)
Parishioners at a Catholic Church in Blenheim are being advised to "make their own judgement" when entering the earthquake-prone church.

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News of the Schools
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HATO PAORA COLLEGE

RNZ. Checkpoint with John Campbell
Sole student wants to stay: 'They can't do this to Maori'
(video interview with student Stephanie Pomare and her mother)

New Zealand's only single student school: What to do with Hato Petera College?
Hato Petera College in Northcote only has one student on its roll this year and a commissioner was appointed to take over its governance in January. On Friday, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced the government and Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland - the college's owner - had agreed to begin consultations about whether to cancel the school's integration agreement.

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Sporting complex at St John's College stage one of multi-million dollar investment (illustration)
St John's College in Hamilton is a month away from beginning stage one of an $8 million investment into the school. The Catholic secondary school in Hillcrest will commence work on a new gymnasium at the start of term two.

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


John 20:19-31 Jesus appears to his disciples
A reading and commentary by Sister Stephanie Kitching.

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


'Amoris' critics at Rome summit beg pope, bishops, 'Confirm us in the faith!'
At a Rome summit on Saturday of the most ardent opposition figures to Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis's controversial 2016 document on the family, lay participants issued a final declaration broadly rejecting the teaching that divorced and civilly remarried Catholics may receive Communion and imploring "the pope and the bishops to confirm us in the faith."

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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' 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. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/ 

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


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

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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/category/features/

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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

Eucharistic Convention 2018
Auckland 6-8 April 

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EMPLOYMENT 

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

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

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of Auckland: http://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/category/vacancies/