Sunday, November 11, 2018

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SECOND WORLD DAY OF THE POOR: 18 November 2018

The World Day of the Poor will be observed on Sunday 18 November. The Archdiocese of Wellington is one of 12 Dioceses in the world who have been asked to promote this day. The Archdiocese of Wellington is one of 12 Dioceses in the world who have been asked to join together in promoting this day. A number of events have been organised for the lead up to it. Please visit the Website shown above for details.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS 

National Portrait: Dame Claudia Orange, Treaty witness
In 1952 the people of Ngati Whatua were forcibly evicted from their settlement in Okahu Bay, near Auckland's Bastion Point.
Those who resisted till the end were physically carried from their dwellings, their village burnt to the ground. Dame Claudia Orange, just 14 at the time, was a witness to these events brought on by the Crown. The experience was another weave in a thread of Te Ao Maori that has run through Orange's life...

Uninsured man who was hospitalised on holiday thought he was covered
A Nelson man hospitalised without travel insurance while on holiday says travellers should check their insurance cover before leaving home. Darryl Creevey and his wife, Era, returned from New Caledonia on Wednesday night after a harrowing couple of weeks with a hospital bill twice the amount they were expecting.

Wellington priest who removed sexual abuse protest ribbons has change of heart 
 A Wellington priest who took down ribbons tied to the gates of his church by child sexual abuse survivors has had a change of heart. The ribbons were tied to the gates of the St Mary of the Angels Catholic church in Boulcott St on Thursday to acknowledge historic sexual abuse of children in the Wellington Diocese.

Wind threat cancels event but support high
The threat of high winds prompted cancellation of the sixth annual South Dunedin Street Festival on Saturday, but support remains high for next year's event. Yesterday, St Patrick's Community Centre in South Dunedin transformed its Mercy Room into a pop-up restaurant, and would-be patrons queued out the door to sample the Syrian food.

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News of the Schools
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Kavanagh College: Dunedin pupil second equal in spelling bee 

Roncalli Sports and Community Centre ready to launch 

St Kevin's College: Cuban ambassador opens exhibition 

St Patrick's, Invercargill: Top shearer Nathan Stratford demonstrates his skills to the next generation 

St Patrick's, Te Awamutu: 'One step at a time' for Te Awamutu boy battling cancer 

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INSPIRED WORD 

Mark 12:38-44 Jesus warns against the teachers of the law. The widow's coins.
A reading and commentary with Fr James Lyons and Christine Paterson.

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


Pakistani Christians, an embattled minority
The uproar surrounding Asia Bibi - a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted of blasphemy charges and released from death row but remains at a secret location for her protection - has drawn attention to the plight of the country's Christians. The minority, among Pakistan's poorest, has faced an increasingly intolerant atmosphere in this Muslim-majority nation where radical religious and sectarian groups have become more prominent in recent years...

Is China's targeting of Catholics pushback from low-level party officials?
Although China and the Vatican signed a provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops in September, persecution of Chinese Catholics continues. Some believe there is considerable pushback against the Vatican-China deal from inside China's United Front Work Department, the Communist Party-controlled religious bureaucracy, especially at a more localized level...

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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

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Holy Cross Seminary

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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/

Young Church Ministry Coordinator, Archdiocese of Wellington
Applications close 15 November 2018.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


NZ Catholic Bishops comment on newly released Law Commission report on proposed changes to abortion legislation (2 Nov 2018)

The ministerial briefing paper providing advice to the Minister of Justice on proposed changes to the abortion laws in New Zealand was released on 26 October 2018. It provides advice, outlining three alternative options, that could be taken if Parliament were of a mind to propose a policy shift to treat abortion as a health issue ...

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no.552, 4-17 November 2018: Abortion a justice and health issue ... NZ Pacific voice on justice at Rome synod ... 'Hero for Christ' gave his life to save others Angelo Tuyay ... Quite a lot can be in a name sometimes ... Michael Vanderpump: Clericalism needs to go completely ... Feature articles: Remembering the Holy Souls: the Catholic funeral (4 pages) ... Nano Nagle: the "power of one" celebrated ... Helen Luxford: Bible study group.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS 

Priests gather for training seminar (photo)
About 30 priests from across the Dunedin Diocese - which spans the lower third of the South Island - attended an all-day seminar at the Holy Cross Centre in Mosgiel. Speakers included Virginia Noonan, director of the Catholic Church in New Zealand's National Office of Professional Standards, which handles sexual abuse complaints involving clergy.

Plaque unveiling for well-loved nurse (photo)
Te Awamutu Courier
This Saturday there is a public event in Kawhia to unveil a plaque to the memory of Sister Mary Reidy, a stubborn Irishwoman who ran the local hospital against orders — and was awarded an MBE.

Nazareth Care ordered to pay $140,000 for manager's unfair dismissal (photos)
The Employment Court this month ruled Nazareth Care unjustifiably dismissed Stephen Roach and ordered it to pay him $140,000 compensation. Nazareth Care is owned by the Sisters of Nazareth and runs their 43 retirement complexes in eight countries.

Removed ribbons to be reinstated after outcry (photos)
Fr Kevin Conroy, the Marist Fathers parish priest at St Mary of the Angels in Wellington, caused outrage this morning when he cut off ribbons left on the church gates by survivors of clerical sexual abuse. Dr Murray Heasley, a spokesman for the Network of Survivors in Faith-based Institutions and their Supporters, said he was "astonished and dismayed'' by Fr Conroy's actions.

Our community heritage series: The wedding gift (photo) 
She was Catholic, he was Brethren; the year was 1889. Patumahoe did not boast a Catholic church but William Waters promised to build Annie Henry one if she would marry him. The family gifted a site for the church; there was no going back for either of them! And that, according to Wendy, was how Patumahoe got St Michael's Church. 

Patumahoe Community Church : https://bit.ly/2De3VW8

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News of the Schools
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Baradene College: Auckland limer says school 'hoarding' e-scooters for students to use (photo) 

Kavanagh College : 165 sign request to rename college (photo) 

Kavanagh College: Naming plea by barrister 

Kavanagh name change faces counter-petition 

St John's College celebrates school leader Thomas Watene (photo) 

St John's College, Marion School: Hamilton students give back to primary school (photo) 

St Joseph's, Nelson: Thousands turn out for Nelson's annual masked parade (photo) 

St Joseph's, Timaru: Young Timaru chess players set to test their skill at national event (photo) 

St Kevin's College: Emotions run high at send-off for Oamaru 14-year-old (text, video) https://www.odt.co.nz/news/the-south-today/emotions-run-high-send-oamaru-14-year-old

St Patrick's College, Silversream: Abuse survivor urges school to remove priests' portraits 

St Patrick's, Taupo: Taupo teen, one of two selected to represent New Zealand (photos) 

St Peter's College: Sir Michael Jones' son Niko in hot demand as he finishes standout schools career (photo) 

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INSPIRED WORD 

Mark 12:28-44 The great commandment
A reading and commentary with Fr James Lyons and Christine Paterson.

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


Hope and memory key to earthly journey, pope says in cemetery visit

On Friday, Pope Francis marked the Catholic feast of All Souls Day by celebrating Mass in a Roman cemetery, saying hope, memory and the Beatitudes are the recipe that will help people get to heaven...

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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

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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/

Young Church Ministry Coordinator, Archdiocese of Wellington
Applications close 15 November 2018.

Manager, The Catholic Institute of Aotraroa New Zealand, Auckland
Details in 'NZ Catholic' October 21 - November 3 2018 p.20, at 
and from Gerald Scanlan,g.scanlan@tci.ac.nz  Applications close 5 November 2018.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Proprietors and Principals of state integrated Schools embrace opportunity to meet with Education Minister (26 Oct 2018)
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/proprietors-and-principals-of-state-integrated-schools-embrace-opportunity-to-meet-with-education-minister/

Proprietors and principals of state integrated schools flew into Wellington from around the country yesterday to meet with the Minister of Education, Hon Chris Hipkins and Associate Minister, Hon Jenny Salesa.  The  meeting was coordinated by the New Zealand Catholic Education Office (NZCEO) and drew together almost 100 from the state integrated school sector from around New Zealand ...

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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/2018/

In issue no. 551, October 21 - November 3 2018: NZ bishop's voice heard at Rome synod ... Pastoral letter for Respect Life Sunday ... Pat Lythe retires and reflects on Church changes ... Editorial: Remember the many callings of Catholic laity ... Need to talk about "unwanted abortions" ... Warrior for his country now warrior for God (Deacon Gary Stone) ... Former PM argues against euthanasia bill ... 

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS 

Inside St Gerard's: The 'Haunted place' on Mt Victoria is home to living community (photos)
https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/capital-life/107998855/inside-st-gerards-the-haunted-place-on-mt-victoria-is-home-to-living-community
St Gerard's monastery built in 1908, and the chapel built in 1905, have been in the care of the community of the ICPE Mission for World Evangelisation since the complex was sold by the Catholic Redemptorist fathers in 1995. Consecrated to the Italian saint, Gerard Majella, the patron saint of expectant mothers, St Gerard's Chapel was completed the year after the saint was canonised, and is the first the world named for him. 

Fundraiser Concert for Kerala flood victims
http://www.indiannewslink.co.nz/fundraiser-concert-for-kerala-flood-victims/
Auckland based Divine Retreat Centre (DRC) is organising a music concert to raise funds for the victims of the floods that devastated the people of Kerala in August 2018. The event, scheduled to be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Mount Eden War Memorial Hall, located at 489 Dominion Road in Mount Eden, Auckland, will feature the JZ Entertainment Network.

Victims' advocate loses faith in an 'incapable' Church body (photo)
https://newsie.co.nz/news/123183-victims-advocate-loses-faith-an-incapable-church-body.html
A sexual abuse survivors' advocate says she can no longer refer people to the Catholic Church's body for dealing with complaints, saying it is dangerously incapable of dealing with victims.

Reports Kiwi predator priest abused in UK (photo)
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/rnz/reports-kiwi-predator-priest-abused-uk
A notorious paedophile Catholic priest quietly transferred from New Zealand to the UK was free to keep abusing children for two more decades due to Church failings. RNZ last month revealed the crimes committed by Fr Cornelius O'Brien in parishes in Canterbury in the 1960s and 1970s, that for the most part were kept hidden.

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News of the Schools
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Proprietors and Principals of state integrated Schools embrace opportunity to meet with Education Minister
See: NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference above.

De La Salle College: Person seriously injured in South Auckland school explosion stable 
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12149933
One person was seriously injured and seven others received minor injuries after a butane canister exploded during a barbecue at a South Auckland school.

Kavanagh principal to leave role (photo)
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/kavanagh-principal-leave-role
In a surprise announcement, Kavanagh College principal Tracy O'Brien has told staff he will be resigning at the end of term two  next year.

St Kevin's College: Oamaru school 'deeply saddened' by death of former student
https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/108096503/oamaru-school-deeply-saddened-by-death-of-former-student
The former school of the 14-year-old girl who was hit and killed by a car in Oamaru on Tuesday has been left "deeply saddened" by her death. The Oamaru community mourned the death of the year 10 St Kevin's College and former Papakaio School pupil on Tuesday.

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

Mark 10:46-52 Jesus heals blind Bartimaeus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNi8HNdacRs&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBA_qNMtrSSx3hhIWttBjBJz&index=23
A reading and commentary by Sister Stephanie Kitching rsm.

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

http://cruxnow.com

Pope wraps bishops' summit saying Church under attack from 'great accuser'
https://cruxnow.com/synod-of-bishops-on-youth/2018/10/27/pope-wraps-bishops-summit-saying-church-need-defense-from-great-accuser/
Closing a month-long gathering of bishops in Rome, Pope Francis on Saturday said the Catholic Church is under attack by the devil and urged bishops from around the world to defend the institution because "you don't touch a mother." This persecution can take the form of violence against Christians, as the one lived in regions in the Middle East. But, Francis said, this persecution can take other shapes, "constant accusations, to dirty the Church" ...

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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

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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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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The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand
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'NZ Catholic' newspaper
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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
https://www.facebook.com/caritasaotearoa/timeline

Holy Cross Seminary
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Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ
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NEWS OF THE CHURCH IN NZ AND THE WORLD

http://cathnews.co.nz/category/new-zealand/

http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz

http://www.cruxnow.com

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/?s=morning+catholic+must-reads

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

https://www.youtube.com/user/romereports/videos?sort=dd&flow=grid&view=0 (video)

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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/

Director of Mission, The New Zealand Marist Brothers Trust Board
https://www.maristbrothers.org.nz/
Details in 'NZ Catholic' October 21 - November 3 2018 p.20, at https://www.seek.co.nz/job/37427203 and from Janne Pender jannepender@aheadassociates.co.nz  Applictions close 31 October 2018

Manager, The Catholic Institute of Aotraroa New Zealand, Auckland
http://www.tci.ac.nz
Details in 'NZ Catholic' October 21 - November 3 2018 p.20, at 
http://tci.ac.nz/images/NCRS-permanent-position-2019.pdfindex.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=214&Itemid=306 
and from Gerald Scanlan,g.scanlan@tci.ac.nz  Applications close 5 November 2018.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Bishops set the record straight on Royal Commission (1 October 2018)

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops are seeking to set the record straight in response to recent reporting that the Church is backing away from actively seeking inclusion in the Government's Inquiry ...

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS 

$3.8m job starts on precious 130-year-old inner-city Catholic residence (photos)
A $3.8 million job has begun to restore and upgrade a protected 130-year-old home, said by heritage architects to be Auckland inner-city's oldest continually-occupied residence. Fences have gone up around St Patrick's Presbytery on the corner of Hobson St and Wyndham St, alongside St Patrick's Cathedral.

Catholic bishop delays Christchurch cathedral decision, puts building projects on hold (photos)
Catholic Bishop Paul Martin is still considering what to do with the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Basilica.
A decision on the future of the earthquake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch has been delayed to March or April, rather the end of this year as originally planned.

More voices call for wider inquiry (text, photos, video)
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull and Catholic Bishop Michael Dooley have added their voices to fresh calls for an expanded Royal Commission that includes faith-based victims of sexual abuse. The calls came as about 30 survivors, supporters and representatives from the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin - including Bishop Dooley - gathered on the steps of St Joseph's Cathedral yesterday.

Former Catholic brother says he shouldn't have to face historical child sex charges due to his age
A former Catholic brother charged with indecently assaulting a girl and two boys has applied to avoid a trial due to his age. Kevin Healy, 80, who was known as 'Brother Gordon', appeared in Napier District Court on Monday. He is accused of indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl in 1977 and three charges of indecently assaulting two boys under the age of 16 in 1976.

Priest speaks out, criticises Catholic Church's handling of historic sexual abuse allegations (photo)
A Central Otago priest has broken his silence by criticising the Catholic Church's handling of historic sexual abuse allegations. Alexandra parish priest Fr Vaughan Leslie said the church's response, within New Zealand and overseas, had helped fuel the "abuse crisis" now engulfing the church.

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Could Papamoa soon have its own Catholic school?
The Catholic Diocese of Hamilton wants to build a Catholic primary school in Papamoa. The diocese applied for funding from the Crown to build the state integrated school on the undeveloped land at the intersection of Golden Sands Drive and The Boulevard.

Aquinas College: Young intruders spark lockdown of Aquinas College in Tauranga 

Kavanagh College: Teens heading north for a spell (photo)

Kavanagh College: Emotions high amid calls for name change (photo)

McAuley High School principal hires employment lawyer as school waits for ministry decision (photo)

McAuley High School: Ministry may step in at McAuley High School this week (photos)

St Bede's College's: No report by Catholic college into abuse claims (photo)

St Patrick's College, Silverstream: Police investigating former Catholic priest

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INSPIRED WORD 

Mark 10:35-45 The request of James and John

A reading and commentary with Rev. Canon Jenny Wilkens and Rev. Alister Hendery at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

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


** Bishops press for abuse scandals, women and more to be in final text

As a monthlong summit of bishops in Rome enters its final week, the latest round of reports from small working groups organized by language released on Saturday suggests a growing impatience to get practical. Topics the groups want addressed range from clerical sexual abuse scandals and justice for women in the Church, to migration, the environment, human trafficking and more.

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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, October 14, 2018

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Catholic Bishops mark Respect Life Sunday with a letter to parishes (13 October 2018)

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops are marking Respect Life Sunday, 14 October, with a message to its Catholic community on the preciousness and fragility of life. In their letter, they express their awareness of the pain and grief felt by those who have gone through the experience of either being unable to have a child or dealing with the death of a child...

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS 

$3.9 million budget for Sacred Heart Basilica project (text, photos, video)
Timaru parish has raised $1 million towards strengthening Sacred Heart Basilica, but more is still needed.

History: Memory boxes: Sisters of St Joseph Catholic Convent and Chapel, Willoughby Street, Thames (photo)
The Catholic parish of Thames was founded on October 18, 1867, by Father Nivard Jourdan at the behest of Bishop Pompallier. Father Jourdan established two schools to serve Catholics drawn to the Thames goldfield and these were run by the Sisters of Mercy from 1874. 

Former Kavanagh pupils add to renaming calls (text, photo, video interview)
Former pupils at Dunedin's Kavanagh College are joining calls for the Catholic school's name to be changed in the wake of recent revelations about historic sexual abuse within the Dunedin diocese.

Church attacked for silence (photo)
The head of the University of Otago's theological centre has launched a blistering attack on the Catholic Church and the Bishop of Dunedin, saying their response to historic sexual abuse is "a failure of the church's moral leadership".

Climate change aid 'not reaching those who need it most'
Money aimed at combatting climate change is not reaching the Pacific's poorest and most vulnerable, a development agency says. Representatives from the Catholic aid agency Caritas gathered in Wellington to share stories of how climate change affected their countries, describing themselves as the canaries in the coal mine.

Catholic church damaged in break in
The Press
Police are investigating a break in at a Catholic church in Greymouth. 

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Hato Petera College: Maori land occupiers forced to leave beleaguered Auckland school 
Protesters living at an old Maori Catholic boarding school have been ordered by the High Court to leave the school grounds.

Also:
Catholic Church seeks order to evict Maori protesters from Hato Petera College in Northcote (text, video)

Sacred Heart Girls College: Award for Hamilton teen boss (photo) 

St Columba's, Hamilton: Principal found not guilty of giving senior staffer an illegal $11K pay rise (photo) 

St James', Palmerston North: Marking milestone (photo) 
Manawatu Guardian 

St Mary's, Otorohanga: 'Cynical vandalism': Windows smashed at multiple Waikato schools (photos) 

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INSPIRED WORD 

Mark 10:17-30 "What must I do to inherit eternal life?"

A reading and commentary with Rev. Canon Jenny Wilkens and Rev. Alister Hendery at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

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


** Romero an icon of pope's dream of a 'poor Church for the poor'
At a 2007 meeting of the Latin American bishops in Aparecida, Brazil - where then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio would play an instrumental role that would later serve as a catalyst for his election to the papacy - he's said to have remarked that "Oscar Romero is saint and a martyr, and if I became pope I would canonize him." Now, just over a decade later, Pope Francis will do just that on Sunday...

** Face abuse 'head-on,' don't 'run and hide' synod youth say
According to a young American who participated in a meeting earlier this year in Rome ahead of the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops, the gathering is a chance to confront the clerical sexual abuse crisis "head-on" but also to show that the Church is more than that. "That's not to downplay what we're facing, it's to say that this is the moment to not run and hide, but to face it upfront, and to have conversations about how to articulate the faith to the generation that is questioning, especially because of this," said Katie Prejean McGrady, a Catholic speaker, writer and podcaster...

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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 

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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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Sunday, October 7, 2018

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 550, October 7 - 20 2018: Call for radical reshaping of Church governance ... Tap and go fundraiser for new church ... Catholics invited to retrace Aubert's steps ... Editorial: The better angels of our nature ... New courses for faith leaders ... Randy Raus (Life Teen): Launching the next generation of saints ... Access and acceptance needed in parishes ... Maori Bible goes digital ... Primary students proclaim the Word in competition 

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS 

Abuse victims say priests' prayers and fasting hypocritical and missing point (text, video interview with Msgr Gerry Burns)
Priests in the Wellington region are praying and fasting today to atone for clerical sexual abuse, but victims say the theological approach misses the point and demonstrates the Church is not listening to victims.

Communities respond to abuse: Dunedin opted for 'prayer and penance'
There are no immediate plans for the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin to follow in Wellington's footsteps by asking priests to fast to atone for historic sexual abuse by clergy.

NZ Catholic Church withholds findings on sex abuse claims
RNZ
The Catholic Church has withheld its findings about a child sex abuse accusation for months from the man who laid the complaint.

Caritas calls for climate action to prioritise the poor
A development agency says climate finance needs to be made available to the Pacific's poor and vulnerable. Julianne Hickey, from the Catholic agency Caritas, said while money to help countries adapt to climate change is increasingly available, it's not getting beyond large institutions and governments.

Our People: Ray Bloomfield (photo)
Rotorua Hospital's street savvy chaplain who's become all things to all people across the denominational divide.

Mother Aubert honoured with memorial plaque (photo)
One of the most remarkable women in New Zealand history, Suzanne Aubert, was honoured in a ceremony at the Pukeahu War Memorial today, on the 92nd anniversary of her funeral. Mother Aubert, as she was known, was a nun, social worker and herbalist who founded New Zealand's only indigenous order, the Daughters of Our Lady of Compassion, more commonly known as Sisters of Compassion.

The Catholic Hierarchy is letting its people down, by Amy Brooke                                                                 
What are the implications for us when gradually, all over New Zealand, the doors of Catholic churches are being closed, except at specific Mass times?  

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News of the Schools
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Kavanagh College: Ace on ice (photo)
Kavanagh College claimed the boys and girls titles at the New Zealand secondary school curling championships in Dunedin over the weekend.

St John's College: Hamilton's Finn Lally secures three-pointer to win basketball final for St John's (photo)

St Peter's College book spot in First XV national final with slick set piece try
St Peter's College have advanced to this year's National First XV Championship final after grinding out an 8-7 win against Hamilton Boys' High School this afternoon.

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INSPIRED WORD 

Mark 10:2-16 Jesus teaches about divorce

A reading and commentary with Sister Stephanie Kitching rsm.

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


Synod youth say scandals haven't taken away their faith
As a month-long Synod of Bishops in Rome got underway this week, one natural question is whether the young people gathering here can still take the Catholic Church seriously, given the numerous scandals that have plagued its public image in the run-up.

Pope orders 'thorough study' of Vatican archives on McCarrick
Pope Francis has ordered that an investigation by the Archdiocese of New York into sex abuse allegations against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick be combined with a "thorough study of the entire documentation present in the archives of the dicasteries and offices of the Holy See" in order to ascertain "all the relevant facts, to place them in their historical context and to evaluate them objectively."

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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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'NZ Catholic' newspaper

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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, September 30, 2018

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Hamilton Bishop to attend Global Synod on Young People (28 Sep 2018)

This week, Bishop Steve Lowe, the Bishop of Hamilton, will leave for Rome to attend the 2018 Synod of Bishops which this year is focused on young people. This Synod is the next step of almost two years of collaborative work from throughout the global Catholic Church ...

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS 

Dr Tony Foley, farewell long-serving Napier GP (photo)
Former long-serving Napier family doctor and health care leader Dr Tony Foley died peacefully at the age of 92 at St Joseph's Home, Auckland on September 11.

The Catholic Church needs to reform – and celibacy is a good place to start
The NZ Listener October 6, 2018 
To judge whether any enterprise is succeeding or failing, you look at the numbers. For the Catholic Church, here's a recent set: Pope Francis visited Ireland, one of Catholicism's oldest and staunchest "markets", in August and drew fewer than 200,000 to his Dublin rally. In 1979, the papal service at the same park drew more than a million people...

Whangarei folk put their blood on the line (photo)
The Blood Service comes to town about every three months and as well as the ''casuals'' has always had a large number of committed regulars. The Catholic Women's League volunteers are always on hand to dish out the coffee, tea and biscuits to help top up the donors after their good deed.

Priest's sexual abuse at Upper Hutt school admitted: It's 'criminal' (photos)
The Marist Fathers has admitted a priest who led one of its top secondary schools sexually abused children. But decades on they will not release the file on Francis Durning, rector of St Patrick's College in Silverstream, Upper Hutt, in the 1950s.

Former Catholic school teacher referred to police over Dunedin abuse (photo)
A former Catholic school teacher who admitted the historic abuse of then-Dunedin boy Peter Boock is now the subject of a police complaint from two sources. Boock and the Education Council yesterday confirmed to ODT Insight they had both referred a complaint relating to Robin Pettit to police.

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News of the Schools
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Kavanagh College: Dunedin school adds agribusiness to curriculum (photo) 

Kavanagh College: Fairweather not fazed by age battle (photo) 

St Mary's College, Auckland: Chelsea Jade performs 'Perfect Stranger' with the St Mary's School Choir (photos, text and audio) 

St Mary's, Rotorua: Rotorua schools, businesses and groups don colour galore for Loud Shirt Day (photo, video) 

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INSPIRED WORD 

Mark 9:38-48 Whoever is not against us is for us

A reading and commentary with Christine Paterson and Fr James Lyons.

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


Cupich, Chaput joust over working document for Synod of Bishops

Ahead of next week's start to the much-anticipated month-long gathering of bishops in Rome, two American delegates have already preempted the debate by publishing an exchange on the guiding document for the meetings ...

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS 

'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. 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/