Sunday, August 13, 2017

'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 521 August 13-26 2017: Wenceslaus Anthony dies in India ... Ending of life report sparks media critique ... SVDP looks forward to celebrating 150 years in NZ ... Healing for those left behind after suicide of a loved one ... Why is there not more theology in homilies? ... The importance of Catholic social teaching at this time ... Farewell to GIFT's Sr Jean Mary Sinclair MNZM ... Presbytery becomes new emergency housing.
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Last chance for young New Zealanders to talk to the Vatican
There is just over two weeks to go for Young New Zealanders take up the chance to be part of an international conversation with the Catholic Church. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have been asking those aged 16 to 29 years to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey.

New Zealander agrees to conditions on return to PNG
A New Zealander who returned Papua New Guinea after being deported, has agreed not to be involved in activism or to cause division among landowners.

One casting vote determines the future for New Zealand's oceans
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is concerned about the decision by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to grant a marine consent to Trans-Tasman Resources Limited (TTR) to vacuum up the sea bed off the South Taranaki Bight in order to extract iron ore sands. The decision hinged on one deciding vote.

Paedophile remains a priest
The Catholic Church is defending its decision not to defrock a paedophile priest who abused boys in Dunedin. It was confirmed this week Magnus (Max) Murray, now aged 90, is  in the care of a Catholic-owned rest-home in Auckland. 

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News Of The Schools
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Garin College (Nelson) deputy principal honoured with high position (photo) 

John Paul College's theatre performance on the Holocaust has been praised. 

Roncalli College, Timaru: Roncalli First XV breaks 42 game losing streak with big win over Burnside 

Sacred Heart Girls' College, New Plymouth: Ballet dancer recognised for excellence at national dance school (photos) 

Sancta Maria College, Auckland: Innovative kart steering the way forward 

St Bernard's College, Lower Hutt: Retirement home resident finds beds for AIMS Games youngsters (photo) 

St Peter's College (Gore) claim Southland under-18 rugby title 

Villa Maria College, Christchurch: Sudden death of Christchurch schoolgirl 

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 14:22-33 "Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid."

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching rsm. 

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


** More and more, Parolin's the face of authority in Francis's Vatican
At the beginning, expectations were that "Vatican reform" under Pope Francis would mean a substantially diminished role for the Secretariat of State, traditionally the place's 800-pound gorilla. Of late, however, things have been trending in the other direction, and in Cardinal Pietro Parolin, we may be looking at the most powerful Cardinal Secretary of State since Eugenio Pacelli in the 1930s.

** Prize-winning missionary on North Korea: "People are the same everywhere"
On Tuesday, 83-year-old Maryknoll Father Gerard Hammond received the Gaudium et Spes Award from the Knights of Columbus for his service to the sick and suffering in North Korea. Despite impressions of North Korea as the world's ultimate pariah and outlier, Hammond says the people he's met have been remarkably open and ordinary.

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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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Holy Cross Seminary

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EMPLOYMENT 

Director, Catholic Enquiry Centre, Wellington.
Details at http://www.catholic.org.nz/news/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=262 and from Gerald Scanlan, (03) 474 5753 or geralds@cdd.org.nz  Applications close 22 August.

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, August 6, 2017

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 520, July 30 - Aug. 12 2017: NZ youth survey released ahead of synod ... Act now to oppose Act Party leader's euthanasia push, bishop urges ... Akld Catholic schools rank well in Metro analysis ... Sharing a loaf would be a better sign at Mass ... The real issue about the doctor-patient relationship ... Samuel Brebner: My inner turmoil about my old boss (Card. Pell) ... Solutions to pornography lie in society, not Govt: PM ... Concern from parishioner helps stop human trafficker ... Burning hearts for God at World Youth Day 2017 ... Book review: The Catholic Voices approach to defending the Faith
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Health Select Committee states 80% are opposed to medically-assisted dying
An overwhelming 80% of submissions to Parliament's Health Select Committee oppose medically-assisted dying, it was revealed in the Committee's Report on euthanasia and assisted suicide released yesterday.

Kiwi Doug Tennent could soon be back in PNG (photo, audio, text)
Catholic Church leaders hope that deported religious lay worker, Doug Tennent, will be let back into Papua New Guinea within days. Mr Tennent, a lawyer, was thrown out of the country illegally nearly two months ago.

Church damaged in suspicious fire (photo)
A ''disturbing'' suspected arson at a Catholic church in Alexandra ended with minimal damage, but could have been much worse, the fire officer in charge says.

Condolence Mass for Wenceslaus Anthony (photo)
It has now been confirmed that Catholic Church of Christ the King, located at 260 Richardson Road, Mt Roskill will be the venue for the Condolence Mass for Wenceslaus Anthony.

Loving couple married for 63 years die a few hours apart (photo)
Earlier this year, 93-year-old Kevin Feeney got a chest infection that morphed into the flu before becoming pneumonia. Family members rushed home from around the world, but on July 30 they got a call to say it was their mother and grandmother, Madeleine, 88, who had died.

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News Of The Schools
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Holy Cross, Papatoetoe: Sport: Holy Cross go after their fourth consecutive indoor bowls title (photo) 

Kavanagh College, Dunedin: Paedophile priest's pic taken down at Dunedin's Kavanagh College (photo) 

Roncalli College, Timaru: Teen endometriosis sufferer helping schoolgirls (photo) 

St Columban's, Hamilton: Low achiever at school turns the tables pioneering a programme to educate Hamilton boys 

St Francis Xavier, St Bernardette's, Dunedin: New principals at four city schools (photos) 

St Peter's College, Palmerston North: Young designer takes robots in to battle (photo) 

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 17:1-9 The transfiguration

A reading and reflection with Zenaida Savill and John Teariki. 

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


** Faith-filled 'transfiguration' underway in Syria, one child at a time
Aleppo has been one of the cities in Syria hardest hit by the country's vicious civil war, with children experiencing the horrors of war before they even go to school or swim in a neighborhood pool. An innovative 'Summer Oratory' run by the city's Latin rite parish, however, is said to be achieving a 'transfiguration' in those children, sowing the seeds of hope ...

** Gene editing: Gateway to Promised Land, or key to Pandora's box?
News that scientists for the first time successfully edited genes in human embryos created a stir this week. The work is controversial because it showed that scientists could manipulate life in its earliest stages and that those changes would then be inherited by future generations, if the embryo were allowed to grow into a baby. (The embryo in question was destroyed) ...

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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 

Director, Catholic Enquiry Centre, Wellington.
Details at http://www.catholic.org.nz/news/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=262 and from Gerald Scanlan, (03) 474 5753 or geralds@cdd.org.nz  Applications close 22 August.

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, July 30, 2017

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Kiwi Indian businessman Wenceslaus Anthony dies after short illness (photo)
"New Zealand and India have lost a huge asset," Venkat Raman says. The Auckland newspaper editor was talking about prominent Kiwi Indian businessman Wenceslaus Anthony, who died following a brief illness in India on July 23.

New Zealand politics isn't as anti-Catholic as Britain's, by Karl du Fresne
Ever wondered why Britain has never had a Catholic prime minister? The most likely answer is that there remains a residual suspicion of Catholics that dates back to the bloody power struggles between Catholic and Protestant contenders for the throne several centuries ago. By comparison, we in New Zealand are relatively relaxed about Catholic politicians. 

Catholic music man's service acknowledged by Pope Francis (photo)
Pope Francis has sent a special acknowledgement from the Vatican City to Peter Gilmour, one of Howick's dedicated and devoted Catholic parishioners.

Christchurch Airport Opens Multi-Faith Prayer Room (photo)
The new Christchurch Airport prayer room is located on the ground floor next to the domestic baggage area collection point. The prayer room is open during the domestic terminal hours of operation, seven days a week. 

Auckland bride gets 'dream wedding' soon after terminal cancer diagnosis (photos)
Friends and family banded together to make the dreams of one bride come true following a diagnosis of terminal cancer.

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News Of The Schools
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De La Salle College, Auckland: South Auckland brothers build 'smashing' bot, win Mini Robot Rumble (photos) https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/manukau-courier/94923786/south-auckland-brothers-build-smashing-bot-win-mini-robot-rumble

Francis Douglas Memorial College, New Plymouth: Francis Douglas far to good for St John's (photo) https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/95132323/francis-douglas-far-to-good-for-st-johns

Liston College, Auckland: Twelve Questions with teen entrepreneur Toby Carr (photos) http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11891668

Roncalli College, Timaru: Timaru teenager Marika Parker has all the skills to go a long way in rugby https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/sport/94819509/timaru-teenager-marika-parker-has-all-the-skills-to-go-a-long-way-in-rugby

St Dominic's College, Auckland: Pasifika students learn Korean after getting hooked on K-Pop (photo) https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/national/education/95156138/Pasifika-students-learn-Korean-after-getting-hooked-on-K-Pop

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 13:44-52 The parable of the hidden treasure

A reading and reflection with Very Rev. Frank Nelson and Sister Sandra CSN at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington. 

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


At his jubilee's end, why Padre Pio may be a perfect Francis-era saint

Friday marks the end of a special jubilee year devoted to Padre Pio, which began last July 28 on the 100th anniversary of his arrival in San Giovanni Rotondo. Despite some surface incongruities, Padre Pio may be a perfect Pope Francis-era saint in the way he incarnates popular religion, concern for the poor and the primacy of mercy -- showing that being a "Francis priest" isn't about politics but pastoring...

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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 

Director, Catholic Enquiry Centre, Wellington.
Details at http://www.catholic.org.nz/news/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=262 and from Gerald Scanlan, (03) 474 5753 or geralds@cdd.org.nz  Applications close 22 August.

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, July 23, 2017

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Share your voice with the Vatican (a survey)

Pope Francis wants to hear from young people and has asked us to ask you!  We would like to hear from all young people, whether you feel closely connected to the Church or not...

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Three become priests while numbers receiving the call decline in New Zealand (photo)
Alister Castillo tried to fight the call to become a priest but God was a "nagger". This month, the 27-year-old Christchurch man became what the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch (CDC) believes to be the youngest priest in New Zealand.

Vulnerable New Zealand children were failed by the church and state, an official says.
New Zealand's most vulnerable children were failed by Church and State, the head of the Catholic Church's National Office for Professional Standards says. Bill Kilgallon told ODT Insight the Church's New Zealand office, created in 2004 to investigate historic abuse claims, had fielded about 22 complaints a year since 2013.

South Canterbury church left with $7000 worth of damage after vandalism (photo)
A South Canterbury Church is faced with "easily over $7000" worth of damage, after two historic statues were "destroyed" by intruders on Sunday night. Temuka's St Joseph's Catholic Church had two of its statues torn down and broken and an oil heater being stored in the porch area thrown outside.

Wenceslaus Anthony in Chennai Hospital (photo)
Indian Newslink Community Fund Chairman, prominent businessman and Papal Award Winner Wenceslaus Anthony is undergoing treatment at a Chennai Hospital after being admitted there about 24 hours ago.

Recycle bicycle group gets children moving (photo)
His favourite steed sits in the back of his classroom at Fraser High School and he's clocked up more than 18,000km just getting back and forth from home to school. Joe Sopers is Fraser's HoD for technology and 'hard materials'. With his wife Anita, he is a member of a Hamilton Catholic congregation.

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Marian Catholic School, Hamilton: Like father, like daughter for Hamilton pool-playing family (photo)

Roncalli College, Timaru: Timaru teen pens song she believes could be the next national anthem (photo)

St Joseph's, Invercargill: Statutory manager appointed to board of St Joseph's School in Invercargill

St Peter's College, Auckland: Former Auckland teacher who held fake exams found guilty of serious misconduct

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 The parable of the weeds

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching and John Teariki.

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STATION XV


Station XV: Episode 117 — Election, Collection, Reflection and Connection (July 17, 2017)

Pope Francis has offered the influential world leaders at the G-20 summit some important reflections, including on their responsibility to look after their own people, as well as their brothers and sisters around the world. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops similarly urged their flock to consider the most needy when New Zealanders vote in the national election later this year. There are two big stories from Australia in this month's episode. The most recent Census has shown that the number of people stating they have "no religion" has increased significantly, meaning Christians are now barely a majority in the country. And in news that grabbed headlines around the world, former Archbishop of Sydney and Melbourne, Cardinal George Pell, has been charged with historical sexual abuse offences. Also in Australia, a motorcycle club is taking to the streets to connect with others and share the story of Jesus. A typically diverse and fast-paced episode awaits. Enjoy the show.

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

Parolin's visit to Russia key step in Pope Francis's courtship of Putin

The second highest-ranking official in the Vatican, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, is preparing for his August trip to Russia. The historic event represents a key step in Pope Francis's courtship with President Putin, with one eye pointed toward ambitious ecumenical possibilities with the Orthodox Church and the other fixed on the Middle East.

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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 

Director, Catholic Enquiry Centre, Wellington.
Details at http://www.catholic.org.nz/news/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=262 and from Gerald Scanlan, (03) 474 5753 or geralds@cdd.org.nz  Applications close 22 August.

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, July 16, 2017

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 519, July 16-29 2017: Three different paths to the priesthood .. Step Out and Vote: the New Zealand Catholic Bishops' 2017 Election Statement ... Gordon Copeland: Time for compassion and love (abortion law reform) ... Bishop Patrick Dunn: My biggest worry, the lack of priestly vocations in NZ ... Experts rebut pro-euthanasia arguments ... A joyful day in Christchurch: photo spread of the triple ordination ... Friars seek help for friary renovation (Hillsborough Rd Retreat Centre) ... Dunedin parish uses more Te Reo at Mass ... Communities under siege from predatory lenders ... Lay evangelist issues a missionary call.
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Caritas Calls For Halt To Deep Sea Mining
We call for an immediate halt to all deep-sea mining including exploratory testing as this will undermine the ability to achieve sustainable development goal said Julianne Hickey, Director of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, speaking in New York.

Hundreds gather to farewell Auckland politician Frank Ryan
Several hundred people gathered in Glendowie today to farewell Frank Ryan, the father of actress Lucy Lawless and a long-time Auckland politician.

Tauranga priest sues Catholic Church for racial harassment & exploitation (video, photo)
A Tauranga priest is suing the Catholic Church over claims of racial harassment and exploitation. Father Alex Kapiarumala left India to work as a priest in Bay of Plenty nine years ago.

Community raises funds for New Windsor house explosion victims (photos)
 The community has started a Givealittle page to collect funds for the Indian couple injured in the New Windsor house fire on Tuesday, July 4. Geena Dominic and her husband Biju lived in the rented property on Mary Dreaver St in New Windsor and survived the blaze that happened just after 6 a.m. The investigation revealed that the fire started with an explosion caused by a gas leak.

Church heritage confirmed
Northern News
St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, a historic Northland church that was deconsecrated and sold to private owners as a result of a dwindling congregation is enjoying a second life.

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Hato Petera College community worried as accommodation lease given to charity (photos) 

John Paul College, Rotorua: JPC student takes top Rotorua speech and drama prize (video) 

Roncalli College, Timaru / St Mary's, Northcote: Children at Auckland school will be singing song by Timaru singer-songwriter  (video) 

Roncalli College, Timaru: Jaxson Whyte flies in for gold at South Island schools cycling (photo) 

Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt: Lower Hutt students combine nuns and nurses in original play (photo) 

St Bernard's College, Lower Hutt: St Bernard's students have their say ahead of election (photo) 

St Mary's, Gisborne: School seeks help to end burglaries (photo) 

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 The parable of the sower

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching and Stephen Ready.

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


** Pope: Caring for creation means caring for your brother and sister
In a message to participants in an international congress about his 2015 environmental encyclical "Laudato Si" and the challenges of those dwelling in large cities, Pope Francis said these challenges need to be met with "three Rs:" Respect, responsibility and relationship.

** Conley: Evangelizing includes thinking outside the bureaucratic box
Catholic bishops may have a lot of bureaucratic duties to perform, but that doesn't mean bishops believe the solution to the Church's problems is always bureaucratic. Pressed for an example of evangelical creativity, for instance, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, points to a lawyer who sets up tables at football games every weekend, handing out rosaries and answering questions about Catholicism.

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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 

Director, Catholic Enquiry Centre, Wellington.
Details at http://www.catholic.org.nz/news/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=262 and from Gerald Scanlan, (03) 474 5753 or geralds@cdd.org.nz  Applications close 22 August.

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, July 9, 2017

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Step out and Vote: Bishops' 2017 Election Statement - 6 July 2017
Even when the choices to be made seem difficult or the questions to be asked too tough, are we tackling some of the big challenges facing us as a nation and as part of a global community? With the 2017 General Election in just over two months, this is the message of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops in their 2017 Election Statement, Step out and Vote.

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Samuel Brebner: Charges don't gel with the Cardinal Pell I knew
Last Thursday the Victoria police announced they are filing "multiple charges in respect of historic sexual offences" against Cardinal George Pell. News of the charges wasn't a complete shock. As Cardinal Pell himself said, "these matters" have been under investigation for nearly two years. It's an investigation I've followed with interest, both as a previous associate of Cardinal Pell's and as a law student.

East Aucklander awarded for lifetime's contributions (photo)
After 70 years spent in this country, John Roy-Wojciechoswki has been named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. The well-known East Aucklander was awarded the national accolade last month for his services to the Polish community in New Zealand.

Deported Catholic missionary determined to return to Papua New Guinea (photos)
Doug Tennent, a Kiwi lawyer who was deported for trying to help villagers of a remote area in Papua New Guinea fight a multi-national corporation says he is determined to re-enter the troubled country and continue his advocacy work.

Italy: A pilgrimage from Ascoli Piceno to Assisi
Gia Garrick walks part of the 160km pilgrimage inspired by the life of St Francis of Assisi

Rugby coach Wayne Marsters 'broken-hearted' after son, 9, dies of asthma attack in Shanghai
A 9-year-old Kiwi boy who died of an asthma attack in Shanghai was "a happy wee fella" whose death has left his parents utterly devastated.

Frank Ryan, long-time Auckland mayor and father of Lucy Lawless, dies
Frank Ryan (OBE), the Mt Albert mayor who in later life was arguably better known as the father of actor Lucy Lawless, has died. 

Bill English talks abortion, porn and gay marriage
The Prime Minister's doubled down on many of his moral positions when it comes to issues ranging from the accessibility of pornography to why he doesn't agree with any form of euthanasia. Bill English was the marquee guest at conservative group Family First's annual "Forum on the Family" on Friday.

Ongoing dampness prompts immediate closure of Catholic church in Wellington (photo)
Ongoing health and safety concerns have forced the closure of a St Andrew's Church in the Wellington suburb of Newlands.

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News Of The Schools
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Francis Douglas Memorial College: making the man before making the rugby player (photos) https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/provincial/94351965/francis-douglas-memorial-college-making-the-man-before-making-the-rugby-player 
A small Taranaki school has seen six former students take part in the British and Irish Lions tour this year. Christopher Reive went to Francis Douglas Memorial College to find out how their recent crop of professionals have impacted the school.

Hato Petera College, Auckland: School angry boarding house used for homeless 

Roncalli College, Timaru: First meeting with Seaford College an exciting one for Roncalli (photos) 

Roncalli College, Timaru: Roncalli girls football team showing fellow school teams the way to play (photo) 

Roncalli College, Timaru: Timaru entrepreneurs push celebrity cookbook to battle depression (photo) 

St Francis School, Thames: The way we washed our clothes 150 years ago 
Hauraki Herald 

St Patrick's School, Kaiapoi: Shy young girl grows up to become an inspirational teacher (photo) 

St Peter's College, Palmerston North: Trumpet scholarship from London for St Peter's student (photo) https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/life-style/94443789/trumpet-scholarship-from-london-for-st-peters-student

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Matthew 11:25-30 : Come to me and rest

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching and Sister Marcellin Wilson,

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** Theological titan of India dies at age of 78
Father Augustine Kanjamala, SVD, was one of the first priests to minister to the migrants who flooded Mumbai to work as maids and domestic workers, both by offering Mass in Hindi, and by informing them of how to secure their rights and lobby for fair labor practices. Among his books are 1981's Religion and Modernization of India and 2014's The Future of Christian Mission in India.

** Economic solutions need broader vision, pope tells G-20 leaders
In a message to world leaders meeting for the G20 in Germany, Pope Francis asked that they consider the poor, the marginalized and migrants as they sit down to make international policy decisions. The pope also encouraged members to place unity over conflict when discussing economic differences.

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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

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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

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

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

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In Issue No 518, July 2 - 15 2017: Kiwi missionary Doug Tennent trying to return to PNG ... Suzanne Aubert Day in October ... Hawera: New centre integrates school with its parish ... Editorial: Seymour (End of Life) bill is a little shop of horrors ... Bishop Peter Cullinane" Participation in a General election ... Lutheran-Catholic steps to closer future ... Sorrow at death of prominent Maori priest (Pa Steve Hancy) ... Support Sea Sunday.

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Catherine Byrne: Palliative care a kindly end-of-life right
The June 10 Weekend Herald published an article by Matt Vickers, husband of Lecretia Seales, who died last year, shortly before the Health Select Committee set up an inquiry to investigate the issue of assisted dying. For reasons of privacy it is not possible to publish pictures of the many people who have been helped by the care and attention they have received at Waipuna Hospice, but as a doctor who has worked there for many years, I felt I could not let this article go past without pointing out that euthanasia is not the only answer to the serious concerns people have about the end of life, nor is it the most compassionate...

Man robbed of his innocence by nun speaks out decades later about his quest for justice (photos)
A man, sexually abused as a child by a nun, kept his anguish secret for most of his life. Emily Spink talks to him about his quest for justice.

Slate arriving to reroof priory (photos)
Work to restore Dunedin's 140-year-old former Dominican Priory is set to ramp up when the first portion of 30,000 roofing slates arrives from Wales next week.

A 360 degree view inside Christchurch's quake-ruined Catholic cathedral (photos, panorama)
Photographer Glen Howey pieced together this incredible collage.

Graveyard beneath former play yard
Northern Outlook
In 1872 a cross was erected in a cemetery adjoining the Catholic church in Rangiora. That same year the first parishioner was interred. Catherine E. Fitzgibbon was buried in the cemetery in 1967 and would be the last.

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Special characters: The state-funded schools that ask pupils for $5000 and more (photos) https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/94231092/Special-characters-The-state-funded-schools-that-ask-pupils-for-5000-and-more Some of the country's most prestigious schools ask for up to $11,000 a year in fees – while being mostly funded by the government. How is that fair? Tom Fitzsimons reports.

Campion College, Gisborne: A better way for butter (photo) 

Hato Petera College, Auckland: 'Unique' school's struggle blamed on funding decisions (photo) 

John Paul College, Rotorua: Rotorua teen chases thief and gets schoolmate's bike back (photo) 

John Paul College: Rotorua student's stream-cleaning idea takes top prize (photo) 

Kavanagh College, Dunedin: Kavanagh dominates co-ed tournament 

Roncalli College, Timaru: Timaru residents learn to sing to raise funds for school (photo) 

Sacred Heart Girls' College, New Plymouth: O'Connor wins NZ cross-country title (photo) 

Sacred Heart Primary School, Timaru: Big wins spell good news for school quiz teams (photos) 

St James' School, Christchurch: New initiative giving children coping skills 'a great tool', but more help is needed  (photos, video) 

St Peter's College, Auckland: Aucklander selected to represent New Zealand in Mandarin speaking competition (photo) 

St Peter's College, Palmerston North: Teen's robots rock in Robocup competition (photo) 

St Thomas of Canterbury College / Roncalli College: Roncalli First XV's second half fightback falls short against St Thomas (photo) 

St Thomas of Canterbury College, Christchurch: Youth Custody Index aims to break cycle of youth incarceration (photos) 

Verdon College, Invercargill: Science fair a happy hunting ground (photo) 

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Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me : Mt 10:37-42

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching.

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** Abuse charges against Pell not good news for Vatican financial reform
With criminal charges of sexual abuse having been filed against Cardinal George Pell in his home country of Australia, many questions will be asked, most about the accusations and Pell's defense. From a Vatican point of view, however, a key question is what all this means for the prospects of financial reform, and the best answer probably is, "Nothing good."

** Pope Francis tells divorced women, 'the Church embraces you'
Meeting with 35 separated and divorced women from the Spanish diocese of Toledo, Pope Francis told them to pray for their ex-husbands. The pontiff asked to meet with the group after the women sent him a letter describing their situation, telling them, according to one participant, the Church "welcomes and embraces" them.

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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 

Director, Catholic Enquiry Centre, Wellington.
Details at http://www.catholic.org.nz/news/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=262 and from Gerald Scanlan, (03) 474 5753 or geralds@cdd.org.nz  Applications close 22 August.

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 ...