Sunday, February 19, 2017

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

Religious leaders speak out over Indian students' deportation
Leaders from three of New Zealand's biggest churches are backing a group of Indian students who are facing deportation.

Marist Brothers Old Boys seeking to change Auckland club rugby (photo)
Marist Brothers Old Boys Rugby Club is on a mission to fight the changing perceptions of club rugby in Auckland. 

A weekend to get to know Prime Minister Bill English  (videos, photos)

RNZ. Sunday Morning with Wallace Chapman.
9:40 Peter Bray - Bethlehem University
Brother Peter Bray is a New Zealander and Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University - the first university established in the Palestinian territories and the only Catholic University in Israel/Palestine. He is visiting Aotearoa, and this week spoke at a public meeting in Wellington on the topic of how Bethlehem University should respond to the situation in Palestine and in the Middle East.

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News of the Schools
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Campion re-build under way (photos)
A massive shift in education is getting closer for Campion College students with a multimillion-dollar re-build under way. 

Auckland's Monte Cecilia Park costs ratepayers more than $50 million
A $15 million relocation bill for an Auckland primary school is being blasted as a massive waste of ratepayers' money. Monte Cecilia Catholic School was reinstated last year as of part of a confidential plan to expand Monte Cecilia Park in Hillsborough.

St John's College, Hamilton: Rural school bus funding withdrawal to hit ratepayers
Axing rural school bus routes to the city has been labelled unfair by regional leaders who say ratepayers will have to pick up the government's tab.

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 5:38-48 Teaching about revenge

A reading and reflection with Very Rev. Frank Nelson and Rev. Canon Jenny Wilkens at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

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STATION XV


Episode 113 — Praise, criticism, tragedies and comedy (February 16, 2017)

It's been a manic first (almost) month in the Trump presidency, and the US bishops have been both praising and criticising the President. In Australia, the bishops have been more focused on repentance, as damning statistics emerge about the extent of sexual abuse in the Church there. Back in New Zealand, there's more analysis of the changing religious landscape and, internationally, there's conjecture about a new translation of the Mass. But what would Jesus tweet? Catholic comedian Stephen Colbert offers his thoughts. Join Don, James and Gavin for the latest episode of The 15th Station.

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** On immigrants and the poor, Pope Francis walks his talk
When Pope Francis talks about immigration and building bridges not walls, many react by asking "What is he doing about it?" Here's a sampling of a few of the most recent initiatives being made by the Vatican to either help migrants or those living in countries at war ...

** Bishops of England and Wales refresh the art of dying well
The Catholic Church of England and Wales has just launched an impressive initiative called "The Art of Dying Well," including an animated video featuring English actress Vanessa Redgrave about a family struggling with the last days and death of the family patriarch.

** Papua New Guinea's cardinal has bigger concerns than 'Amoris Laetitia'
For Cardinal John Ribat of Papua New Guinea global attention should not be focused on trying to resolve the 'Amoris Laetitia' communion debate, but on the message in the environmental encyclical 'Laudato Si.' Papua New Guinea is facing huge challenges due to climate change, placing the country at high risk.

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS (UPDATED JANUARY 2017)

'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. 'Good News and the News' http://www.nzceo.catholic.org.nz/pages/resources/resources_good_news.html

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

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East' http://www.columban.org.au/?MID=200510192652

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

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NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections (right-hand column) http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

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The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference. Senior Hospital Chaplain (2-year fixed term position)
Details in 'NZ Catholic' Feb 12-25 p.19, at http://tinyurl.com/snrhospitalchaplain and from secretarita@nzcbc.org.nz
Applications close 27 Febriary 2017.

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 

Links to job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...


Sunday, February 12, 2017

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no 508 Feb. 12 - 25 2017: 
Beatification process is formally opened for Fr Jean-Claude Colin ... Future saint in new resting place (re-interment of Ven. Suzanne Aubert ... Maori priest installed as cathedral dean ... Mother Aubert hotspots on River city pilgrim trail ... Dr Mary English: A doctor speaks out against assisted suicide ... From youth ministry to social justice promotion (Alex Bailey) ... Invercargill parish merger could be on the cards ... Catholic service at national scouting jamboree ... First Filipino parliamentary candidate aims high ((Romy Udanga).

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

It Took Our Prime Minister Three Years To Win The Woman Of His Dreams, But His Persistence Paid Off (photos)
New Zealand Woman's Weekly Feb 6 2017
Part one:
Part two:

Losing our religion: Kiwis losing the faith in record numbers
A century ago New Zealand was one of most religious places on the planet, with the great majority of Kiwis, Pakeha and Maori alike, believing in some form of Christianity. Fast forward a few generations and not only Christianity, but belief in any form of religion, has dissipated to the point where almost half of all Kiwis don't associate with any religious belief at all...

Second To Nun 
New Zealand Woman's Weekly Feb 6 2017
Our trailblazing sister was ahead of her time (Sr Maureen McBride RNDM)

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News of the Schools
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Hato Petera College, Auckland: College's roll halves to 25 in single year (photo)
North Shore Times Feb 9 2017
Hato Petera College has opened its doors for the school year with about half the number of students there were last year. The college was the only Maori boarding school north of the Harbour Bridge before its boarding facilities were shut down in...

Roncalli College, Timaru: Roncalli rugby merge to survive and are not alone
Roncalli College is to combine with other South Canterbury schools in the Crusaders championships Losing talented players like halfback James Arscott (pictured) to other bigger schools has not helped their cause.

St Joseph's Te Aroha: Moving with the times (photo)
Piako Post Feb 8 2017
It's all go at St Joseph's Catholic School in Te Aroha. The school is currently undergoing large scale renovations. 

St Thomas Aquinas School, Winton: From pupil to Prime Minister: Bill English returns to his roots (photo)
When a young Bill English attended St Thomas Aquinas School as a five year-old in 1967, he never dreamed that 50 years later he would be returning as the leader of the country.

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 5:17-37 Teaching about the law

A reading and reflection with Very Rev. Frank Nelson and Rev. Canon Jenny Wilkens at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

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** Vatican communications czar says losing money 'robs the poor'
Monsignor Dario Viganò, head of the Vatican's new Secretariat for Communications, says that Catholic media let themselves off the hook too easily by saying we don't have to turn a profit, because misuse of the Church's money means "robbing the poor."

** Pope taps delegate to study 'pastoral situation' at Medjugorje

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS (UPDATED JANUARY 2017)

'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. 'Good News and the News' http://www.nzceo.catholic.org.nz/pages/resources/resources_good_news.html

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

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East' http://www.columban.org.au/?MID=200510192652

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

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NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections (right-hand column) http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

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FACEBOOK

The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

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EMPLOYMENT 

NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference. Senior Hospital Chaplain (2-year fixed term position)
Details in 'NZ Catholic' Feb 12-25 p.19, at http://tinyurl.com/snrhospitalchaplain and from secretarita@nzcbc.org.nz
Applications close 27 February 2017.

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 

Links to job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...


Sunday, February 5, 2017

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Significant appointment for the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand (3 Feb 2017)
The New Zealand bishops today announced that Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard will be taking on a new part-time role with Secretariat for Te Huinga o nga Pihopa Katorika o Aotearoa / the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference supporting the secretariat and the bishops in their commitment to Katorika Maori ...

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

Diocese selling three churches 
Newslink Feb 2 2017
The Catholic Diocese of Dunedin is selling three churches in the south. St Mary's Church in Riversdale, Christ the King at Mataura and St Kevin's Church at Wyndham will be sold at auction on March 6...

Parents and 2-year-old face deportation in visa fraud
A 2-year-old girl has been caught up in a group of Indian students who plan to seek sanctuary in an Auckland church to avoid being deported.

Chance weekend leads to papal praise
When David and Bronwyn Lea attended a relationship building weekend in Palmerston North 38 years ago, they had no idea their involvement would be honoured by the Pope.

Looking after the workers (photo)
The Dominion Post Feb 1 2017
As a union organiser, Gerard Hehir spends a lot of his time sitting across the table talking to people who don?t necessarily share his views. Sometimes he persuades them to see things his way and sometimes he doesn?t, but he keeps at it. It?s an...
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Lawyers seek victims of Catholic paedophile priest Fr Denis McAlinden (photo)
An Australian lawyer is searching for Kiwi victims of serial paedophile Catholic priest Father Denis McAlinden. Alyce Johnson of Canberra-based lawyers Ken Cush and Associates advertised in the Herald on Sunday seeking evidence about Irish-born McAlinden, who was a priest at Tokomaru Bay, north of Gisborne, between March and December 1984.

Convent not under threat of demolition (photo)
Queenstown's 140-year-old Dominican convent is not under threat of demolition after all.

Euphrasie House demolition 'not that far off' (photos)
There's still no fixed date for the demolition of Hamilton's Euphrasie House, and politicians are taking other options to the church.

Peter Dornauf: Break the cycle: joining forces to save our heritage (photo)
The fight continues against the proposed demolition of Euphrasie House, the old Catholic Church Convent on Clyde Street in Hamilton East.

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News of the Schools
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Hato Petera College opens doors to 25 students (photos)
A Maori college that has faced a several hurdles has opened its doors for the school year with about half the number of students on its roll compared to last year.

Our Lady of Kapiti School to open in Paraparaumu for new school year (photos)
A Kapiti school is ready to move into a new era, but not without a nod to its heritage and the local community. 

First day back a crackerjack 
Christchurch Mail
An adventure play trail with scooter track and big pipe to crawl through was greeted with shrieks of delight as excited youngsters arrived at St Anne's School, Woolston, first day of first term on Tuesday...

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 5:13-16 Are you salt and light?

A reading and reflection with Sr Stephanie Kitching rsm

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Rome wakes up to find city full of anti-Pope Francis posters
On Saturday, posters appeared around Rome featuring a stern-looking Francis and questioning "Where's your mercy?" It referenced the "decapitation" of the Knights of Malta, Cardinal Raymond Burke's marginalization and other actions Francis has taken against conservative, tradition-minded groups. (Credit: AP Photo/Beatrice Larco.)

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS (UPDATED JANUARY 2017)

'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. 'Good News and the News' http://www.nzceo.catholic.org.nz/pages/resources/resources_good_news.html

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

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East' http://www.columban.org.au/?MID=200510192652

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

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NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections (right-hand column) http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

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FACEBOOK

The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

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EMPLOYMENT 

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

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

Links to job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...



Sunday, January 29, 2017

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 507. January 29 - February 11 2017: Bishop backs youth synod input ... Maori Catholic principal is new dame ... Hamilton bishop at first NZ Mass commemoration ... Warwick Wright: A new programme for evangelisation ... Editorial: PM gets it wrong on same-sex marriage ... Weddings at St Pat's span five generations ... Spiritual fire burns at 2017 Hearts Aflame ... 'Hospital for the soul set up in North Canterbury ... Sacraments received with joy in Te Tai Tokerau.

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

New church opens in Moerewa (photo)
A new church has been opened in Moerewa more than 60 years after the community started fundraising to build it. The Catholic Church of St Therese of Lisieux, on Snowden Ave, was consecrated on Saturday by the Bishop of Auckland Patrick Dunn with about 400 people in attendance.

Bob Houston: Debate for Justin du Fresne (audio report)
Former Newstalk ZB host Justin du Fresne was a big supporter of the Kapiti Catholic church before his death last year. The church is trying to raise money for a new chapel, and is organising a debate with a host of well known New Zealanders to help. Bryan Waddle, Jim Bolger, Judge Sir David Carruthers and more are on board, and organiser Bob Houston joined us to talk more about it.

Looking grim for 1877 convent (photos, video)
Queenstown's 140-year-old Dominican convent is on borrowed time. Home to the resort's Dominican Sisters for more than 130 years, the stone building has been unoccupied since 2003 and is considered earthquake-prone.

News of the Schools

Stained-glass artist reluctant to part with chapel windows (photos)
The face behind the new windows in the Sacred Heart Girls College's [New Plymouth] chapel is smiling. Eltham-based Paul Burgham has spent more than 18 months preparing, creating and fitting the chapel with its new stained-glass windows, and said he was pleased,  although he admitted it was a matter of "as happy as you can be with your own work". 

Blenheim's St Mary's School has new principal after 15 years (photo)
The new principal of St Mary's School in Blenheim is looking forward to teaching at Blenheim's only Catholic primary school. Patrick Dowling is transferring to the school from Bohally Intermediate School, in Blenheim, where he was deputy principal.

Pursuing his hoop dreams (photo)
Matt Brien Brien (17), part of St Kevin's College teams that won the New Zealand A title in 2013 and last year, leaves on Tuesday for Wellington to do another year of secondary school and play for St Patrick's College.

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STATION XV


Episode 112 — New year, new approach, new relationship, new lyrics (January 16, 2017)

Pope Francis has expressed optimism that 2017 can be a good year while also acknowledging the deadly start to the year in Turkey and the challenge of people embracing peace and rejecting hatred. The Pope has also called for bishops to redouble their efforts in stamping out child sexual abuse in the Church. The Vatican is looking to strengthen ties with China, but China has its own views of how the Church should be allowed to operate in the Communist country. Cardinal John Dew wants to strengthen the Church's ties with young people, showing them what a life in service of others can offer. In Sri Lanka, a Christmas carol service offered something a bit different, with the wrong Hail Mary lyrics printed in the hymn booklet. Join Don, James and Gavin for another wide-ranging episode of The 15th Station.

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Parsing Pope Francis's puzzling take on religion in China

Although most reaction to Pope Francis's latest blockbuster interview has focused on his comments on political populism and Donald Trump, religious freedom advocates may find his words about China distressing, especially the suggestion that one can "practice religion" there.

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS (UPDATED JANUARY 2017)

'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. 'Good News and the News' http://www.nzceo.catholic.org.nz/pages/resources/resources_good_news.html

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

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East' http://www.columban.org.au/?MID=200510192652

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

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NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections (right-hand column) http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

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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 

Links to job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...



Sunday, January 22, 2017

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IN 'NZ CATHOLIC', JANUARY 2017 (full text)


** Call for boycott of TV 3 "Fifty Shades of Grey" advertisers
Family First NZ is calling on TV3 to cancel the broadcast of "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie this Sunday evening ...

** Experts warn against following overseas experience with euthanasia
The practice of euthanasia and assisted suicide overseas has been a disaster, with so-called safeguards failing and doctor-assisted killing on the rise ...

** Where do I belong in church today?
What is the role of the older person in the Church today? I mean the really old person — 80 or so years? ... 

** Asylum seeker trust thankful for ongoing Catholic support
Eight-year-old John wants to be a player for the All Whites and help New Zealand win a FIFA championship because he is "very good at soccer". Four years ago, this boy with his mother and sibling fled his country in Africa on foot to a neighbouring nation in the middle of the night ...

** Goal to bring 52 disabled Iraqi children to NZ
Safety is a commodity that is scarce in Iraq. Project 52, a project launched by the Chaldean Catholic community, aims to provide safety to 52 disabled children...

** Two Wellington priests die on same day
Many people in Wellington archdiocese and beyond are mourning the deaths of Msgr John Broadbent and Fr Brian Fletcher, two much-loved and respected senior priests on the same day last month ...

** Move to revive Fatima national shrine in NZ
On March 12, 1950, Auckland Bishop James Liston blessed and dedicated the first shrine in New Zealand to Our Lady of Fatima ... 

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** What you need to know as Opus Dei chooses a new leader
Today Opus Dei, the powerful and sometimes controversial Catholic organization caricatured in Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" and known among members as "the Work," begins choosing a new leader. Here's what you need to know to understand the process, and why it matters ...

** Pope to judges: Focus on marriage prep to avoid annulments
In his annual speech to Vatican judges, Pope Francis set aside his usual call for an improved marriage annulment process to focus on the roots of the problem: inadequate marriage preparation and the lack of a support system for young married couples after the wedding is over.

** After performing 6,000 exorcisms, this priest says the devil fears him
An 80-year-old Mexican exorcist, Father Francisco Lopez Sedano, has conducted at least 6,000 exorcisms and claims that as a consequence the devil is afraid of him. Sedano talks about the three main things that he has learned though his experience as an exorcist. The first? don't be fooled. The Devil is a person, not a thing.

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS (UPDATED JANUARY 2017)

'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. 'Good News and the News' http://www.nzceo.catholic.org.nz/pages/resources/resources_good_news.html

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

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East' http://www.columban.org.au/?MID=200510192652

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

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NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections (right-hand column) http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

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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 

Links to job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...



Sunday, January 15, 2017

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Catholic Principal and Prison Chaplain celebrated in honours list

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

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS (UPDATED JANUARY 2017)

'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. 'Good News and the News' http://www.nzceo.catholic.org.nz/pages/resources/resources_good_news.html

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

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East' http://www.columban.org.au/?MID=200510192652

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

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NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

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The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

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Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

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

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

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Dear Readers,

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

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

God bless,
Mike Leon

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 

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

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

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

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CHRISTMAS 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


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

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching.

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'CRUX', edited by John L. Allen and Inés San Martín.


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

Female 'Padre Pio' belied the skepticism of the age

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

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS

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

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

Catholic Dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington. 'Wel-com'  http://www.welcom.org.nz

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform' http://www.chch.catholic.org.nz/?sid=25

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet' https://catholic-diocese.squarespace.com/back-issues

The Nathaniel Centre. The New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. 'The Nathaniel Report' http://www.nathaniel.org.nz/


NZ Catholic Education Office. 'Good News and the News' http://www.nzceo.catholic.org.nz/pages/resources/resources_good_news.html

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

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East' http://www.columban.org.au/?MID=200510192652

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

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NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections (right-hand column) http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

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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 

Links to job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...