Sunday, January 26, 2020

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NZ prisoners share poverty and ethnic minority status with those overseas (26 January 2020)
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/nz-prisoners-share-poverty/
New Zealand prisoners share with prisoners overseas issues of poverty, mental illness and being overly drawn from ethnic minorities, says Senior Catholic Prison Chaplain Sister Veronica Casey, who recently attended a Vatican meeting of prison chaplains...

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** Sister Veronica Casey, Senior Catholic Prison Chaplain (23 January 2020)

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'NZ CATHOLIC'

Website: http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NZ-Catholic/262886647205656
Full text articles: https://www.nzcatholic.org.nz/2020/

In issue no. 581, January 26 - February 8 2020: Clergy moves in six NZ  dioceses - Bp. Michael Gielen: 'My first priority is supporting Bishop Pat' - CEO for new leadership institute - Interfaith exchange celebrated 800 years later - Michael Pender: Approaches to evangelisation - Ken Joblin: Lost in wonder (some thoughts about heaven) - New Our Lady shrine for Canterbury - Kiwi writes screenplay for 'The Two Popes' - 'Best in the West' as rebuilt Holy Cross dedicated - Top scholars 2019 - Whangarei's summer of building family faith - Two jubilees for Cardinal Williams.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Christchurch Catholic bishop makes final call on super parish reshuffle
https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/119025768/christchurch-catholic-bishop-makes-final-call-on-super-parish-reshuffle
A radical plan to merge 12 Catholic parishes into five new super parishes has been given the go ahead by Christchurch bishop Paul Martin. After six months of feedback on the merger, Martin opted for a plan that was largely unchanged from the original proposals outlined in June.

Pride in Brothers' contribution remains
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/pride-brothers%E2%80%99-contribution-remains
Reflecting on 70 years of service brings up mixed emotions for Dunedin's last remaining Christian Brother. Br Graeme Donaldson (86) will today mark his milestone with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St Patrick's's Basilica in South Dunedin, attended by the Catholic Bishop of Dunedin, the Most Rev Michael Dooley.

Catholic Church called on to apologise for colonial land confiscations
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/407887/catholic-church-called-on-to-apologise-for-colonial-land-confiscations
The New Zealand Maori Council is calling on the Catholic Church to apologise for its role in the confiscation of Maori land and colonisation. Central to the issue is what's known as the Doctrine of Discovery - borne out a number of Catholic laws (called 'papal bulls') under Pope Alexander the Sixth's reign in the 15th century. It was used internationally as justification for Christians to claim land belonging to non-Christians.

'Debt is the slavery of the free', Gisborne nuns tell Parliament
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/118890144/debt-is-the-slavery-of-the-free-gisborne-nuns-tell-parliament
"Debt is the Slavery of the Free" nuns told MPs preparing laws to reign in the predatory behaviour of lenders. The "radical nuns from Gisborne" from the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart may not sound like they have anything to say to you about your financial situation. These are nuns who have first-hand knowledge of the horrors of debt slavery and impoverishment experienced in modern New Zealand through volunteering in budgeting agencies...

An old nunnery in Te Aroha has been renovated into a historical stay  (text and video)
https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/118824196/an-old-nunnery-in-te-aroha-has-been-renovated-into-a-historical-stay
You don't have to take a solemn vow to stay the night in one of Te Aroha's nunnery chambers- just wipe your feet at the door. The town's convent has been converted into guest accommodation for holidaymakers wanting to have a restful and reflective visit in Te Aroha. Previously named the Convent of Mercy, The Nunnery sits behind the Saint Joseph's Catholic Church and St Joseph's School on the corner of Koromiko St and Burgess St.

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Francis Xavier, Whangarei: Whangarei 5-year-old can't wait to start school
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=12303210
Bria Isaacs-Neha can't wait for her first day of school. Bria turned 5 on January 14 and on February 3 she will start her first day at St Francis Xavier Catholic School in Whangarei.

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INSPIRED WORD

"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand" (Matthew 4, 12-23)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3VgOIhsa2k
A reading and commentary by Fr Edward J. Tyler, NSW, Australia

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'Word of God' Sunday a chance to strengthen Catholics' scripture understanding, scholars say
https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2020/01/word-of-god-sunday-a-chance-to-strengthen-catholics-scripture-understanding-scholars-say/
As the worldwide Catholic Church prepares to celebrate the first Sunday of the Word of God this weekend, Bible scholars in the U.S. hope the commemoration strengthens Scriptural devotion in American households. Since Catholicism is imbued with sacramental celebrations, scholars note that Scripture can take a backseat to other aspects of church life. Dr. Gina Hens-Piazza, a professor of Old Testament studies at Jesuit School of Theology, said the Church should "empower" people and inform them that "they have the capacity to study Scripture" ...

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National Treasurer, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul  New Zealand (voluntary role)
https://www.svdp.org.nz/
Details in 'NZ Catholic' January 26 - February 8 2020 p.20, and from: national@svdp.org.nz

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

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

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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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Sunday, January 19, 2020

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Dr Areti Metuamate to lead new Te Kupenga-Catholic Leadership Institute (13 Jan 2020)
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/dr-areti-metuamate-to-lead-te-kupenga/
Educational leader Dr Areti Metuamate has been appointed as the inaugural Chief Executive of Te Kupenga – Catholic Leadership Institute ...

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** Congratulations Dr Areti Metuamate (10 January)

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Kiwi Anthony McCarten celebrates latest Oscar nomination (text and audio)
https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/mike-hosking-breakfast/audio/kiwi-anthony-mccarten-celebrates-latest-oscar-nomination/
A New Zealand filmmaker is acknowledging what another Academy Award nomination means to him. Anthony McCarten is up for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Two Popes, which chronicles the events leading to Pope Benedict's resignation and his relationship with Pope Francis.

Warm memories of talented musician and 'hard thing'
https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/queenstown/warm-memories-talented-musician-and-%E2%80%98hard-thing%E2%80%99
The woman killed in a crash in Frankton Rd has been remembered as a talented musician and amazing woman who "loved people".
Noelene Margaret Tait (84), of Queenstown, died at the scene of Tuesday afternoon's crash.

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Holy Family Catholic School: Innovative and interesting art on display at Wanaka's Aspiring Art Prize
https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU2001/S00051/wanakas-aspiring-art-prize.htm
A graphite drawing depicting the frustration of an emerging social class in New Zealand was judged Supreme Winner at the Craigs Aspiring Art Prize in Wanaka on Friday night. Class Precariat, by Wanaka artist P. William (aka Paul McLachlan), was awarded the Craigs Investment Partners Prize of $10,000 at the gala event at Holy Family Catholic School. The annual event attracts artists from around New Zealand and is becoming a nationally recognised art award. It is one of the school's biggest fundraisers, raising about $22,000 each year.

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INSPIRED WORD

"I have seen and I have testified that he is the chosen one of God" John (John 1, 29-34)
A reading and commentary by Fr Edward J. Tyler, NSW, Australia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziUf_pb5OfE

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STATION XV

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Episode 146 — Bushfires, Books, Baptism and Barenaked Worship (January 16, 2020)

The devastating bushfires that have ravaged many parts of Australia lead this month's episode. The Church and its agencies are working closely to support people and communities that have been affected. Listeners looking to offer support can donate via the St Vincent de Paul Society's website. The big story out of Rome is a new book on celibacy, which features the writings of Cardinal Robert Sarah and Pope Emeritus Benedict. Why's it so controversial? Listen to what the panel thinks. Don, James and Gavin also discuss infant Baptism, a debate over school funding in New Zealand and the "Come As You Are" approach of one US church. Thanks for listening and for your prayers and support.

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Sarah's last hurrah? 2020 could see major Vatican shakeups
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2020/01/sarahs-last-hurrah-2020-could-see-major-vatican-shakeups/
At the beginning of the week, the insider Catholic universe imploded when news broke that retired Pope Benedict XVI and Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah had co-authored a new book defending priestly celibacy just as Pope Francis is considering an exception to the rule proposed during the Amazon synod...

New rugby club in Argentina helps kids with learning disabilities
https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-americas/2020/01/new-rugby-club-in-argentina-helps-kids-with-learning-disabilities/
In 1982, Argentina's national rugby team went on a tour of South Africa and accomplished what at the time was unbelievable: They beat the Springboks on their home turf. As memorable as that victory was at the time, it left an imprint on thousands that goes beyond temporary glory: It led to the discovery that faith and sports can coexist and be used for the greater good. Upon their return to Argentina, the players decided that the mixing of their two passions, faith and rugby, shouldn't end there, and soon after, the Christian Movement of Rugby People was born...

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

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New Zealand Commentaries
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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/

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New Zealand Catholic
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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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Sunday, January 12, 2020

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Hamilton priest Father Michael Gielen appointed new Auckland Auxiliary Bishop (7 Jan 2020)
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/michael-gielen-new-auckland-auxiliary-bishop/
Pope Francis has appointed Father Michael Gielen from the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton as the new Auxiliary Bishop for Aucklan ...

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** Vinnies Australian Bushfire Appeal (10 January)
** Appointment of Fr Michael Gielen (7 January)
** Article about Sisters Lorraine Thomas and Diana Thomas (5 January)

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

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Christmas 2019

A 'way of living marked by peace, justice, joy and generous love'
https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/118410316/a-way-of-living-marked-by-peace-justice-joy-and-generous-love
On Christmas Eve, the Catholic and Anglican Bishops of Christchurch deliver a joint Christmas message, and reflect on calls for a single cathedral in the city to serve both dioceses.

How different communities celebrate on Christmas Day
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/how-different-communities-celebrate-christmas-day
For Christmas Day 2019, Karoline Tuckey takes a look at how some of our communities of belief will be celebrating today, and during the holiday season (includes Dame Lyndsay Freer on "What is Christmas to the Christians?" ...

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Hamilton priest Michael Gielen new Auckland Auxiliary Bishop
https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK2001/S00069/hamilton-priest-michael-gielen-new-auckland-auxiliary-bishop.htm
Pope Francis has appointed Father Michael Gielen from the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton as the new Auxiliary Bishop for Auckland. Ordained as a priest in 1997, Bishop-elect Gielen served parishes in Gisborne, Hamilton and the western Bay of Plenty before becoming Director of Formation at the Holy Cross Seminary in Auckland in 2014, helping to train new priests.

New central city Catholic parish precinct to cost $126m
https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-christchurch/new-central-city-catholic-parish-precinct-cost-126m
A planned new parish precinct that will see a new Catholic cathedral built in the heart of Christchurch by 2025 is set to cost $126 million. The Catholic diocesan construction project is part of the $500 million North of the Square project, a joint venture between Christchurch diocese, property developer Carter Group and Crown rebuild company Otakaro, reported NZ Catholic.

Is one of NZ's finest buildings about to be demolished? (video documentary)
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/12/30/965095/is-one-of-nzs-finest-buildings-about-to-be-demolished#
[This four-minute documentary was made before it was definitely decided to a build a new Catholic cathedral in Christchurch in a more central part of the city than the present site. It includes discussion about the various architectural forms that could be models for the new cathedral - ml]

Sisters of Mercy nuns on temptation, wedding veils and the future of the Catholic church
https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/118317457/sisters-of-mercy-nuns-on-temptation-wedding-veils-and-the-future-of-the-catholic-church
Diana and Lorraine Thomas have no regrets over never marrying or having children or even their unlikely career choice. Along with two other Sisters of Mercy who are in their 90s, Sister Adrian and Sister Celine, they live in the 12 bedroom convent in Timaru built in 1982 which has no double glazing or ensuites...

Hallelujah: New Catholic mission centre planned for Napier
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503462&objectid=12296848
Napier Catholic parishioners could soon be enjoying a new Catholic administration and mission centre. Recently, the Catholic Parish of Napier stated that since the demolition of the old presbytery and office in 2015, there had been no day-to-day physical presence of clergy or office staff on the St Patrick's Catholic Church site in Napier. The aim was that the new facility would be not only an office, but "a mission centre where people are offered hospitality".

A bit of a bind at Pompallier Mission - Heritage New Zealand
http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/5/355385
A new space dedicated to the fine art of traditional book-binding has been launched at Pompallier Mission, the historic place in Russell cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.

Also: Pompallier Mission and Printery: https://www.heritage.org.nz/places/places-to-visit/northland-region/pompallier

David Cohen: Religion still relevant, but mostly for wrong reasons
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/406311/religion-still-relevant-but-mostly-for-wrong-reasons
While figures from the latest survey show the number of Kiwis with no religion has increased, religion hasn't been far from the headlines this year.

Summer reissue: A definitive ranking of the best church bangers (text audio and video, including 'Mo Maria')
https://thespinoff.co.nz/music/25-12-2019/summer-reissue-a-definitive-ranking-of-the-best-church-bangers/
God may have created all of his children in his image, but the same cannot be said for his hymns. Some church songs are good, some are bad, and some are absolute bangers. Madeleine Chapman ranks the best of them.

Nigerian Kiwi with multi-religion upbringing respects all beliefs
https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/christchurch-life/117707715/nigerian-kiwi-with-multireligion-upbringing-respects-all-beliefs
It was common for families to be multi-religion when Sheun Fasheun grew up in Nigeria. He was born in Lagos, and his father was a staunch Pentecostal Evangelist Christian pastor. But when Fasheun's mother died when he was 8, he and another brother were sent to live with Muslim family. He was later raised by a Catholic aunty in Edo state, Benin city.

Disgraced Kiwi priest dies suddenly in Sydney, Australia
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12299498
A disgraced former Catholic priest from Hamilton has died suddenly in Australia. An obituary notice published in the New Zealand Herald said James Joseph Cunneen "suffered a heart attack and passed away suddenly" in the intensive care unit at Blacktown Hospital in Sydney.

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St Joseph's, Rangiora: Canterbury schoolboy boycotts sushi shop in campaign for sustainable packaging (text and video)
https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/118217429/rangiora-boy-boycotts-favourite-sushi-shop-in-campaign-for-sustainable-packaging
A Canterbury schoolboy is making a stand against plastic packaging, even though it means giving up one of his favourite treats. Dominic Ogilvie, 11, said while he loved sushi, he was prepared to forgo it if it could not be packaged sustainably. He has been a keen member of the St Joseph's School's Enviro group for two years and loves learning about native flora and fauna, and is encouraging his parents to plant native trees in their garden.

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INSPIRED WORD

Christ is baptized, and the Father is revealed as Father (Matthew 3:13-17)
A reading and commentary by Fr Edward J. Tyler, NSW, Australia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf9VQoZMczQ

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** No end in sight to the horror': Australian bishops respond to fires
https://cruxnow.com/church-in-oceania/2020/01/no-end-in-sight-to-the-horror-australian-bishops-respond-to-fires/
Saying that "there is no end in sight to the horror which confronts us," Archbishop Mark Coleridge, president of the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference, said the bishops have implemented a national response to months of wildfires...

** 'The New Pope' shows Hollywood interest in mystery of the papacy not waning
https://cruxnow.com/news-analysis/2020/01/the-new-pope-shows-hollywood-interest-in-mystery-of-the-papacy-not-waning/
While Anthony McCarten's screenplay for the "The Two Popes" needed to be taken with about a pound of salt - it was an imagined conversation between two real people - Paolo Sorrentino's "The New Pope" is probably meant to be taken with something a bit stronger...

** Expert says medical professionals need better training on spiritual care
https://cruxnow.com/interviews/2020/01/expert-says-medical-professionals-need-better-training-on-spiritual-care/
[Dr. Tracy A. Balboni is Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School. She and her husband, Michael J. Balboni, co-wrote 'Hostility to Hospitality: Spirituality and Professional Socialization within Medicine'. She spoke to Charles Camosy...

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

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New Zealand Commentaries
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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/

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New Zealand Catholic
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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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Sunday, December 22, 2019

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Dear readers of Kiwicath News & Notes:  This is the final 'News & Notes' for 2019.  I will restart the newsletter in January, as soon as there is something to report.

Happy Christmas,
Mike Leon.

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

http://www.catholic.org.nz

NZ Catholic Church welcomes declaration from Pope Francis on abuse secrecy (18 Dec 2019)
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/nz-catholic-church-welcomes-declaration/
The Catholic Church of Aotearoa/New Zealand welcomes the declaration by Pope Francis that the 2001 Church rule of "Pontifical Secrecy" no longer applies in cases of the sexual abuse of minors, says Cardinal John Dew, Metropolitan Archbishop of New Zealand ...

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

** Statement on the Pontifical Secret (18 December)

** Senior Catholic Prison Chaplain Sister Veronica Casey met Pope Francis (17 December)

** Interfaith prayer for the victims of the Whaari/White Island tragedy (17 December)

** Students of St Mary MacKillop Catholic School in Mangere wrote 'Where I Live', a book of their personal experiences of everyday life in South Auckland (16 December)

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'NZ CATHOLIC'

Website: http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NZ-Catholic/262886647205656
Full text articles: https://www.nzcatholic.org.nz/2019/

In issue no. 580, December 15 2019 - January 25 2020: Bishop Pat Dunn: Who is Jesus? ... $126m Catholic precinct for Chch ... NZ Catholics challenged to help end slavery ...Naomi's moving abortion story told at March for Life ... Maria Kennedy: Finding Christmas peace ... Dr Rocio Figueiroa: Protection from spiritual abuse need in safeguarding ... Bernard Moran: Born alive rule and antiquity ... New Zealand year in review (double-page photo feature ... Outstanding community contributions honoured ... Top scholars 2019 ... Otama flag centre of Armistice Day service ... Tongan Catholics clear up close to home.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

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Christmas 2019
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Auckland church leaders Christmas message: Christmas in the Rough
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12295276
The Christmas season can be a great magnifier. While it magnifies what is good, it also magnifies the pain. Yet Christmas is a time when we hear carols like Joy to the World. We pause to think about what is good and worthy of joy. This is the strange tension in the Christmas season: between the stresses and the celebrations. How do we walk this fine line and find balance between them? ...

Plenty of opportunity for spirit of giving
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/plenty-opportunity-spirit-giving
The expectations to provide presents and elaborate dinners during the Christmas holiday period can put pressure on already struggling families. Luckily, Dunedin's social agencies have made it easy for residents to give them a hand. The third major drive is the Dunedin Christian Helping Agencies Group's Christmas hampers. The group is made of Salvation Army, Presbyterian Support Otago, Methodist Mission, Catholic Social Services, and Anglican Family Care.

Palmerston North schoolchildren get into giving spirit of Christmas
https://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/118354538/palmerston-north-schoolchildren-get-into-giving-spirit-of-christmas
A school holiday programme in Palmerston North is getting into the giving spirit of Christmas. Holiday programme provider Nippers held a disco at St James' Catholic School on Friday. But instead of a standard gold coin entry, children were asked to donate an item of food for the Methodist Social Services and St Vincent de Paul for families in need.

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Pope Francis to decide Bishop Charles Drennan's future after sexual complaints
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118322356/pope-francis-to-decide-bishop-charles-drennans-future
Charles Drennan, the former bishop of the Palmerston North diocese, is now back in Palmerston North and his uncertain future will be decided the Pope. Stuff visited Drennan's Palmerston North home on Thursday and he said he had just returned from doing voluntary work in India. He said he didn't know what he would do next and declined to comment further.

Invercargill business leader John Prendergast moving north
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118239790/invercargill-business-leader-john-prendergast-moving-north
Invercargill business leader John Prendergast is moving to Wellington to take on a new challenge. Prendergast, the chief executive of the Community Trust of Southland for 20 years until his controversial departure in 2017, said the timing was right to move on. When Prendergast left the Community Trust he took on a job as chief executive of the Southland Presbyterian Support which he has held for the past 18 months. But he has resigned and will start a new job as general manager of the Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington in February.

Southern landscape formed by largest-known landslide of its type
https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/culture/118309683/southern-landscape-formed-by-largestknown-landslide-of-its-type
Early Catholics in Southland: The Roman Catholic Church made an appearance in the south in November 1840. Bishop Jean Baptiste Pompallier arrived at Otakou on his ship Sancta Maria with several priests but departed disappointed ten days later after finding the Maori population sparse and already committed Protestants ...

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Catholic Cathedral College: Teenager killed in fatal rural Canterbury crash 'a talented and respectful boy'
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118336433/teenager-killed-in-fatal-crash-rural-canterbury-named
A young boy killed in a rural Canterbury crash was "a good kid, who loved to play piano and sing with his dad", a family friend says. Jyren Estrella, 13, of Christchurch was killed in a crash at the intersection of Ellesmere and Tancreds roads, near Lincoln about 4.30pm on Saturday.

St James', Palmerston North: See above: 'Palmerston North schoolchildren get into giving spirit of Christmas'

St Mary McKillop: South Auckland kids write book to challenge negative stereotypes about their community (text, video, audio)
https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/first-up/audio/2018727075/south-auckland-kids-write-book-to-challenge-negative-stereotypes-about-their-community
After being fed up with stories about multiple shootings, street fights and crime in South Auckland, 11 local school kids decided they wanted to tell a different story about their community. So they banded together, wrote and published a book called Where I Live and filled it with personal stories about their everyday experiences in South Auckland. Pockets of the area have some of the highest crime rates in the country and are ranked in the highest deprivation bracket but the 11 students - now published authors - of St Mary MacKillop Catholic School say there's more to South Auckland than that.

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INSPIRED WORD

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

Matthew 1:18-24 The ancestors of Jesus Christ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-PtUQxJxgM&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBCBkgGtJ8PkooBg6ajG0C--&index=1
A reading and commentary by Sister Stephanie Kitching.

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STATION XV

http://station15.co.nz/

Station XV: Episode 145 — Sorrow, settlement, synod, Scripture (December 17, 2019)

It's truly a bumper episode of The 15th Station for our Christmas episode, as the panel considers some of the big stories from home and abroad. The White Island volcano tragedy leads the show, as New Zealand tries to deal with another disaster. In Australia, one debate over religious freedom has concluded, with a rugby player and his employers reaching a settlement over a social media post paraphrasing Scripture. In Germany, the Church has embarked on a "synodal journey" that is offering both hope and concern, depending on who you ask. And back in NZ, plans are coming together for the construction of a new Catholic cathedral in Christchurch. From the 15th Station family (Anna, Donald, James and Gavin) to you and yours, we wish you a happy and holy Christmas.

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

http://cruxnow.com

** Survivors, experts agree: End of pontifical secrecy a step toward transparency
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/12/survivors-experts-agree-end-of-pontifical-secrecy-a-step-toward-transparency/

** Pope says 'rigidity, self-preservation' must not impede reform of the Roman Curia
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/12/pope-says-rigidity-self-preservation-must-not-impede-reform-of-the-roman-curia/

** Why Greta, not Boris, may be the right way to assess Francis's political impact
https://cruxnow.com/news-analysis/2019/12/why-greta-not-boris-may-be-the-right-way-to-assess-franciss-political-impact/

** Top Vatican official says celibacy, homosexuality not cause of abuse crisis
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/12/top-vatican-official-says-celibacy-homosexuality-not-cause-of-abuse-crisis/

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EMPLOYMENT
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National Treasurer, Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ
https://www.svdp.org.nz/
Details from national@svdp.org.nz

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 dioceses of ...

** Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/
** Wellington: https://www.wn.catholic.org.nz/archdiocesan-offices/jobs/
** Dunedin: https://www.cdd.org.nz/employment-opportunities

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

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

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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/

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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

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

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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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference
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Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)
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'NZ Catholic' newspaper
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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
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Holy Cross Seminary
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Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ
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Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ
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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

http://www.cruxnow.com

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

https://www.romereports.com/en/ (video)

Catholic Herald. Morning Catholic Must Reads : https://bit.ly/2TILT2N


Sunday, December 15, 2019

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

http://www.catholic.org.nz

NZ Catholic Bishops statement on Whakaari White Island tragedy (10 December)
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/whakaari-white-island-tragedy/
Along with all New Zealanders we are deeply distressed and saddened by the tragedy of the volcanic eruption at Whakaari/White Island," says Bishop Patrick Dunn, Catholic Bishop of Auckland and President of the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference ...

Church doors open to exploited temporary migrant workers (9 December)
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/migrant-workers-exploitation/
An article by Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, to mark Human Rights Day  Tuesday 10 December.

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

** A tribute to Nathaniel (13 December)
Yesterday would have been the 21st birthday of Nathaniel Knoef, after whom the Catholic bioethics Nathaniel Centre is named. He lived for less than two months, about the same time as the pohutukawa flowers now starting to bloom...

** The Whakaari/White Island tragedy: Messages from the NZCBC and Bishop Pat Dunn (10 December 2019)

** Cardinal Dew's letter on migrant workers.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

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Ready or not
https://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/magazine/ready-or-not
Save a prayer for Sister Anna, the pastoral worker at Holy Name. She is the director, producer and costume designer for the church's annual Christmas Eve nativity play. The 5pm Mass on Christmas Eve is the big one for the Holy Name community. Several hundred people will gather in the North Dunedin Catholic church for the festive, family-friendly service....

Carols on the Lawn moves to a new location after owner sells house
https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/118092229/carols-on-the-lawn-moves-to-a-new-location-after-owner-sells-house
When Beverley Glover put up a 'for sale' sign in front of her property in Magnolia Dr, New Plymouth, people were worried that there would be no more Carols on the Lawn. But Glover has found a new location for what has become an annual neighbourhood Christmas event. "My new place has a big concrete driveway and Carols on the Concrete doesn't have the same ring," she said after she bought a property in Merrilands.

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NZ Catholic Bishops statement on Whakaari / White Island
https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1912/S00304/nz-catholic-bishops-statement-on-whakaari-white-island.htm
From Bishop Patrick Dunn, Catholic Bishop of Auckland and President of the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference: Along with all New Zealanders we are deeply distressed and saddened by the tragedy of the volcanic eruption at Whakaari/White Island ...

A grave concern
https://architecturenow.co.nz/articles/a-grave-concern/
As part of his research into the nature of sacred places, Bishop Jim White visits Futuna Chapel in Wellington's Karori and finds an architectural shrine to 'JC' that is insensitive to consecrated space and to St Peter Chanel, the first Roman Catholic saint of Oceania...

Anthony McCarten tackles the Vatican
Kiwi screenwriter Anthony McCarten tells Lydia Burgham about what inspired him to delve into the Vatican
The New Zealand Herald 5 Dec 2019
https://pressreader.com/@Mike_Leon/csb_QPBgwmrBY3JkfZHFoAEx8NuXp97TA5QW0uSK9pa7R6rsq7XQUMtcOTtE-EhhupOg
[See also:  'The Two Popes' is a fun, if historically inaccurate, look at Francis and Benedict' below]

The race of the two Christchurch cathedrals
https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/118023091/christchurchs-race-of-the-two-cathedrals
Editorial:: Saturday's announcement that a new Catholic cathedral will be built north of the Square by 2025 will change the way Christchurch's city centre functions.

Taranaki man Mike Seaver will be remembered as 'one in a million'
https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/118126535/taranaki-man-mike-seaver-will-be-remembered-as-one-in-a-million
Mike Seaver cut his first key as a teenager and his last just hours before his death at age 60. The face of Seavers Cycles and Motors, in Hawera, was also the man who rode a unicycle in the town's Christmas Parade every year, and the dad who did silly dances at the school discos attended by his children, Jez - who died five years ago, Maren and Joey.

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Liam Hehir: Integrated schools have leaky roofs too
https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/09-12-2019/integrated-schools-have-leaky-roofs-too/
Liam Hehir makes a plea to education minister Chris Hipkins not to discriminate against integrated schools when it comes to school funding.

Roncalli College: 'Exceptional' Roncalli student gets interview for place at Oxford University in England
https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/117992339/exceptional-roncalli-student-gets-interview-for-place-at-oxford-university-in-england
An "exceptional" Roncalli College student is winging his way to England at the end of this week to be interviewed for a place at Oxford University.

St Mary's school pupils deliver donations to Rotorua Salvation Army
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/rdp-christmas-appeal/news/article.cfm?c_id=1504424&objectid=12292799

St Patrick's, Masterton: The boy's back – St Pat's kids celebrate
Times Age
https://times-age.co.nz/the-boys-back-st-pats-kids-celebrate/
The life-sized paintings from the St Patrick's School mural are back together again in time for the end of year break-up. Late last month two of the four paintings which were painted to look like pupils dressed in the school uniform were stolen.

St Patrick's, Masterton: Kids polish up on school history
https://times-age.co.nz/kids-polish-up-on-school-history/
The Catholic area of Archer St Cemetery in Masterton is spick-and-span thanks to the efforts of school children from St Patrick's School who, through their hard work, learned about respect and the history of their school.

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INSPIRED WORD

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

Matthew 11:2-11 The messengers from John the Baptist
A reading and commentary by Rev. Dr Raymond Pelly and Very Rev. Frank Nelson at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI-bhbmTXM8&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBCBkgGtJ8PkooBg6ajG0C--&index=11

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

http://cruxnow.com

** In Tagle, Pope strengthens his Vatican hand and sets up possible successor
https://cruxnow.com/news-analysis/2019/12/in-tagle-pope-strengthens-his-vatican-hand-and-sets-up-possible-successor/
Personnel is always policy in the Eternal City, which makes Pope Francis's choice Sunday to name the 62-year-old Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila in the Philippines the new prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples a key move indeed...

** 'The Two Popes' is a fun, if historically inaccurate, look at Francis and Benedict
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/12/the-two-popes-is-a-fun-if-historically-inaccurate-look-at-francis-and-benedict/
"The Two Popes," the latest attempt to tell the story of Pope Francis's relationship with his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI, is as much an imaginary conversation as an honest attempt to convey how the two leaders actually interacted... [See also: 'Anthony McCarten tackles the Vatican' above.]

** Pope marks 50 years as a priest by presenting writings of his spiritual director
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/12/pope-marks-50-years-as-a-priest-by-presenting-writings-of-his-spiritual-director/
As part of the celebrations for his 50th anniversary of priesthood, Pope Francis chose to personally present a multi-volume collection of writings by his longtime spiritual director, the late Jesuit Father Miguel Angel Fiorito.

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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:
https://www.caritas.org.nz/get-involved/catholic-volunteers-overseas

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...

** Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/
** Wellington: https://www.wn.catholic.org.nz/archdiocesan-offices/jobs/
** Dunedin: https://www.cdd.org.nz/employment-opportunities

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

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

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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/

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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

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

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

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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference
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Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)
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'NZ Catholic' newspaper
https://www.facebook.com/NZCatholic/

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

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

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News of the Church
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http://cathnews.co.nz/category/new-zealand/

http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz

http://www.cruxnow.com

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

https://www.romereports.com/en/ (video)

Catholic Herald. Morning Catholic Must Reads : https://bit.ly/2TILT2N

Sunday, December 8, 2019

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

http://www.catholic.org.nz

https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/CatholicNZ/posts/

Framing document for human sexuality education published
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/framing-document-for-human-sexuality-education-published/
The National Centre for Religious Studies is pleased to make available to Catholic schools and the wider Aotearoa Catholic community a new framing document for human sexuality education ...

Integrated schools look at legal action over Government maintenance funding
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/integrated-schools-look-at-legal-action-over-government-maintenance-funding/
Integrated schools are considering legal action after being left out of the $396 million Government funding package announced at the weekend to upgrade state school properties...

International Day of People with Disabilities
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/all-invited-to-wellington-event-marking-international-day-of-people-with-disabilities/
[A public event celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities was held in Wellington, organised by the Nathaniel Centre (New Zealand's Catholic Bioethics Centre) in partnership with L'Arche Kapiti and The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand.]

** Solidarity with Samoa (5 December)

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'NZ CATHOLIC'

Website: http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NZ-Catholic/262886647205656
Full text articles: https://www.nzcatholic.org.nz/2019/

In issue no. 579, December 1-14 2019: Dame Kiri drops in on her old school ... Open to talks on Maori papal apology call ...Church fronts at royal commission hearing ... People have say on Christchurch parish plan ... Feedback received on Wellington archdiocese overhaul ... When Christian life is too institutionalised ... Editorial: Let's not do this, OK (End of Life Choice Bill) ... New mission centre planned in Napier city ... Detail awaited on Catholic school enrolment zones ... Top scholars 2019 ... Whangamomona celebrates proud heritage .
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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

New cathedral, hotels, school for half-billion dollar north of square development
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117917449/new-cathedral-hotels-school-for-halfbillion-dollar-north-of-square-development
A Catholic precinct as well as several new hotels are planned for central Christchurch. A new cathedral, school, parking building and up to four new hotels are part of a half-billion dollar central Christchurch development expected to revitalise the area north of Cathedral Square.

The different fates of Christchurch's Catholic and Anglican cathedrals
https://www.rnz.co.nz/programmes/the-detail/story/2018725000/the-different-fates-of-christchurch-s-catholic-and-anglican-cathedrals
This is a tale of two cathedrals. It's a story of two bishops, a tragedy and even a prince. The future of the Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on Barbadoes St looked safe after the Bishop Barry Jones supported restoration. Meanwhile, the iconic ChristChurch Anglican Cathedral in the city centre looked doomed after its Bishop Victoria Matthews opted to demolish and rebuild. But several years after the disastrous events of 2011, their fates have switched...

Caritas participates in international conference on migration
https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1912/S00013/caritas-participates-in-international-conference.htm
This week, Julianne Hickey, the Director of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, is attending a conference in Bangkok to discuss issues surrounding child protection, human trafficking and labour migration in Asia and Oceania. The conference, focused on "The Future of Work," is hosted by the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), an organisation working in over 40 countries to protect and serve migrants and refugees.

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Integrated schools upset over exclusion from property funding boost
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/404705/integrated-schools-upset-over-exclusion-from-property-funding-boost
More than 300 integrated schools are challenging the government's decision to leave them out of its $400 million boost for maintenance. The scheme will give 2050 state schools between $50,000 and $400,000 to spend on maintenance over the next 24 months, but 330 integrated schools have been excluded, as have schools that lease their property and those that were built and maintained under public-private partnership contracts.

New Catholic school planned to cope with 'extraordinary roll growth' in Papamoa (full text is not available)
 Bay of Plenty Times
A 250-student Catholic primary school proposed for Papamoa would help manage "extraordinary roll growth" in the area, neighbouring principals say. Suzanne Aubert Catholic School is awaiting Government sign-off and would open in 2021.

Roncalli College team wins National Young Enterprise Scheme awards
https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/117958656/roncalli-college-team-wins-national-young-enterprise-scheme-awards
A group of Roncalli College students has won the YES National Excellence Tourism award with a reusable jute bag.

Chanel College: School's meeting place rejuvenated
https://times-age.co.nz/schools-meeting-place-rejuvenated/
Work to rejuvenate Chanel College's 25-year-old wharenui was celebrated on Tuesday. About 30 people, including iwi, councillors, members of local trusts, former students, members of the Catholic church and education community, were welcomed to the school by waiata, and kapa haka from Chanel students.

St Gerard's, Dunedin: Poo perpetrator's pollution peeves pupils
https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-national/poo-perpetrator%E2%80%99s-pollution-peeves-pupils
A serial dog poo dumper appears to be up to their old tricks after 45 bags of faeces were found stashed under a tree on the Otago Central Rail Trail yesterday morning.
The small black bags were discovered by St Gerard's School children, who were picking up rubbish to commemorate 150 years of the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin.

St John's College in Hastings has new principal for 2020
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503462&objectid=12289115
The board of trustees at St John's College, Hastings, has appointed a new principal for the school for 2020. Rob Ferreira, who has been the deputy principal since May 2017, will commence the role in term one next year.

St Michael's School: Fill the Bus: Rotorua school kids doing their bit
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/rdp-christmas-appeal/news/article.cfm?c_id=1504424&objectid=12290876
Mufti days, discos and can drives had been held at 12 schools over the past few weeks to gather cans to give back to the Salvation Army's Foodbank.

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INSPIRED WORD

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

Matthew 3:1-12 The preaching of John the Baptist
A reading and commentary by Rev. Dr Raymond Pelly and Very Rev. Frank Nelson at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivUrmpgKlrE&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBCBkgGtJ8PkooBg6ajG0C--&index=3

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

http://cruxnow.com

Reports from the first Pan-African Catholic Congress on Theology, Society and Pastoral Life.
https://cruxnow.com/special-coverage-pan-african-conference-nigeria/

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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:
https://www.caritas.org.nz/get-involved/catholic-volunteers-overseas

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...

** Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/
** Wellington: https://www.wn.catholic.org.nz/archdiocesan-offices/jobs/
** Dunedin: https://www.cdd.org.nz/employment-opportunities

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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/

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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

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

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

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

http://www.catholic.org.nz

Alex Bailey of Hamilton new Council for Young People chair
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/alex-bailey-of-hamilton-new-council-for-young-people-chair/
Alex Bailey of Hamilton is the new chair of the Catholic bishops' Council for Young People. Alex, the Pastoral Services Manager of the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton, has worked as the Youth Director and a youth worker for the diocese. He takes the chair from Dave Mullin of Palmerston North, who became the first chair when the Council was created in 2017...

NZCBC on Facebook
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** Congratulations to Alex Bailey of Hamilton, the new chair of the Catholic bishops' Council for Young People. Alex is the Pastoral Services Manager of the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton (27 November).

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Hamilton Combined Christian Foodbank experiencing a surge of people needing food help
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hamilton-news/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503366&objectid=12289500
The Hamilton Combined Christian Foodbank has experienced a surge this year in the numbers of people needing food help. Many are occupying motels due to the city's shortage of affordable housing, according to Wendy Nickalls, who is on the food bank trust board and is also the co-ordinator at Methodist City Action. Wendy brings both roles together in the lead-up to Christmas each year with a dedicated public appeal for food bank donations. That time has come for 2019.

What's on in South Canterbury: November 29-December 1, 2019
https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/117686848/whats-on-in-south-canterbury-november-29december-1-2019
A Timaru Landmark: Renewing the Sacred Heart Basilica: an exhibition opening at the South Canterbury Museum on Perth St, Timaru. A panorama of images showing how much a Timaru Catholic church has changed over the past century.

The exhibition's pages on the museum's Website:
https://museum.timaru.govt.nz/explore/news/coming-soon-a-timaru-landmark

Caritas supports Samoa in the face of measles outbreak
https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1911/S00230/caritas-supports-samoa-in-the-face-of-measles-outbreak.htm
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is reaching out to help our partners in Samoa as they work to fight the ongoing measles epidemic in their country. 2,936 cases of measles have been reported as of November 28 and 39 people have died from the disease.

Members of the St Patrick's Church celebrate the church's jubilee anniversary
https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/117666039/members-of-the-st-patricks-church-celebrate-the-churchs-jubilee-anniversary
It was a weekend of reflection for members of the St Patrick's Church at Rakauhauka during celebrations for the church's 125th Jubilee anniversary. Founded by Irish immigrants in 1894, descendants of some of the first parishioners were in Invercargill during the weekend to mark the special occasion.

17th century manuscript available for viewing at Massey's library
http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/5/352881
For several years the nondescript cardboard file-box lay on a shelf gathering dust, largely ignored and overlooked by the office's occupants. That all changed one day in 1977, when Dr John Ross, a lecturer in the English Department, decided to peep inside it. "I was astounded and very excited," he recalls, on seeing the contents. For instead of finding discarded textbooks, he came across a rare early 17th century manuscript book. The manuscript is a translation into English, from Latin, of Francois Feu-ardent's Dialogi Septem (1594). "It is likely, though not certain, that It was indeed translated and handwritten by George Brown, who was a prominent English Catholic," Dr Ross says. [Facsimile of 'Dialogi Septem': https://tamiro.massey.ac.nz/nodes/view/4569 ]

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

St Patrick's, Masterton: Hunt for 'missing boy' after art heist
https://times-age.co.nz/hunt-for-missing-boy-after-art-heist/
St Patrick's School pupils have been left "very disappointed and sad" after part of their new school mural was stolen over the weekend. The mural, which is the first thing pupils see when they get through the school gate, displays the school values as well as four life-sized paintings of students in uniform.

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Christ will come as the Judge (Matthew 24:37-44)
A reading and commentary by Fr Edward J. Tyler, NSW, Australia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J76BVRzXxCY

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** Pope's late teacher says his concept of 'People' just doesn't work in English
https://cruxnow.com/interviews/2019/11/popes-late-teacher-says-his-concept-of-people-just-doesnt-work-in-english/
Whenever Pope Francis welcomes a head of state, he hands them several gifts that usually range from medals to texts. No matter who the person is, however, there's one thing that's always in the mix: his first major document, written during the first months of his pontificate, which for many is the Magna Carta of this papacy. Evangelii Gaudium, or "The Joy of the Gospel," was published in 2013 and it develops Francis's key notions, from criticizing the "invisible hand" of the market to calling for an "ecclesial renewal." Few words, however, are mentioned more than pueblo. It appears 164 times in the Spanish edition, making it the most used noun in the document...

** Vatican finances pit Anglo-Saxon/Germanic 'reform' vs. Latin/Mediterranean
https://cruxnow.com/news-analysis/2019/11/vatican-finances-pit-anglo-saxon-germanic-reform-vs-latin-mediterranean/
In 1938, American historian Crane Brinton nailed it in his famous work The Anatomy of Revolution: "The revolutionists have hitherto been acting as an organized and nearly unanimous group," he wrote, surveying the British, American, French and Russian revolutions, "but with the attainment of power it is clear that they are not united." Brinton's diagnosis comes to mind in light of two months of financial scandal and controversy in the Vatican, the latest twist to which came Wednesday with the pope's appointment of a veteran Italian banker as the new head of the Vatican's Financial Information Authority, its anti-money laundering and financial crime unit...

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EVENTS

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March for Life, 2pm Saturday 7 December 2019
Civic Centre:  101 Wakefield Street, Wellington Central
https://marchforlife.nz/

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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:
https://www.caritas.org.nz/get-involved/catholic-volunteers-overseas

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...

** Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/
** Wellington: https://www.wn.catholic.org.nz/archdiocesan-offices/jobs/
** Dunedin: https://www.cdd.org.nz/employment-opportunities

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

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

***********************
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/

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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

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

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

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