Sunday, March 19, 2017

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LENT 2017


Caritas's theme for the Bishops' Lent Appeal is "Your face, Lord, do I seek".

The Lent Appeal is run by Caritas on behalf of New Zealand's Catholic Bishops to support their work of charity and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world, including in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Resources and the Lenten Reflection Programmes have been prepared for parishes, schools, small groups and the wider community and are available on the page linked above.

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

Prime Minister Bill English won't 'liberalise' abortion law
Any review of abortion law is code for "liberalising it", says Prime Minister Bill English, and that's not going to happen on his watch.

Peter Dornauf: The people speak up to save Hamilton's Euphrasie House (photo)
Sometimes people in the community just need to be given the right opportunity and forum in order to express their opinions about public matters that otherwise would simply be locked away in their hearts and nobody any the wiser. A case in point is the issue of Euphrasie House on Clyde Street, a rare Spanish Mission-style building which the Catholic Diocese plans to demolish.

Pope honours Wenceslaus Anthony (photo)
Pope Francis has bestowed on Wenceslaus Anthony, a prominent member of the Catholic, Indian and business communities. 'The Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice' ('For Church and Pope') Decoration, an award of the Roman Catholic Church.

No sign of Kaikoura priest's custom-built wheelchair (photo)
Kaikoura's Father Eric Urlich is still without his custom-built wheelchair, which went missing from Kaikoura Health at the start of January.

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News of the Schools
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Nelson family opens home to international students (photo)
Vicki Maxwell grew up with international students in her house and three years ago decided to continue the tradition in her own home. The students study at Garin College in Richmond and the Maxwell's live around the corner with their three children, Alicia, 11, Joshua, 9, and Jessica, 6.

Principal says stormy charter trip from Great Barrier Island was safe for students (photo)
Eighteen Pompallier College students had an uncomfortable but safe trip in a chartered boat from Great Barrier Island to Sandspit during Friday's bad weather, the school's principal Richard Stanton said.

The All Black, his best mate and the unbeatable St Mary's sevens team (video, photo)
Ardie Savea has been helping coach the St Mary's College (Wellington) sevens team. They won a national competition and are now off to the world champs. They never played rugby at St Mary's College until 2015.

Young Wellington triathlete Bayley-Rose Van de Coolwijk sets her sights high (photo)
In just two years as a triathlete Bayley-Rose Van de Coolwijk has achieved more than she ever imagined. The year 13 student at St Mary's College (Wellington) is still reeling from her performance at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Mexico last September.

Hundreds turn out for Waipa Fun Run (photo)
For the sixth year, St Peter's Catholic school hosted another successful REMAX Waipa Fun Run.

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


John 4:5-15 Jesus and the Samaritan woman

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

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STATION XV


Episode 114 — Priests, poverty, parishes, policy and a pooch (March 16, 2017)

Pope Francis is going to examine the possibility of ordaining married men to help address priest shortages in some remote parts of the world and he has also challenged us to be more generous in the way we respond to those who are asking for our charity. In New Zealand, plans have been unveiled for an Archdiocesan Synod in Wellington, to be held later this year, looking at the present and future of the Church there. In the US, Catholic bishops and ministry leaders remain deeply concerned about President Trump's approach to refugees and asylum seekers. But a "Franciscan" dog might be able to bring a smile to our faces to wrap up the show. James and Gavin welcome a new podcaster, Anna, to this episode. Enjoy the show!

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


** Dutch Church relieved after elections, Dutch Catholics not so much
The Catholic Church in the Netherlands are satisfied their pre-election appeal to not "indulge in anger and intolerance" was "received positively and clearly appealed to Catholics." Populist Geert Wilders was defeated at the polls, although his party will have the second largest contingent in the parliament.

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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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EVENTS

Hui Aranga 2017

Hui Aranga is an annual Maori celebration of Easter. It is held in a different rohe each year. This year, it is being hosted by Aquinas College, Tauranga.

The Good Friday service includes youth re-enacting Christ's Passion. Competitions include kapahaka, religious quizzes and sport for mokopuna, rangatahi and kaumatua.

Liturgies are at the following times:
Holy Thursday, 7pm: Mass of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday, 3pm: The Commemoration of the Passion
Holy Saturday, 7pm: Easter Vigil (Liturgy, not Mass)
Easter Sunday, 10am: Mass of the Resurrection

Visitors are welcome to attend any or all of these liturgies.


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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, March 12, 2017

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LENT 2017


Caritas's theme for the Bishops' Lent Appeal is "Your face, Lord, do I seek".

The Lent Appeal is run by Caritas on behalf of New Zealand's Catholic Bishops to support their work of charity and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world, including in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Resources and the Lenten Reflection Programmes have been prepared for parishes, schools, small groups and the wider community and are available on the page linked above.

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 510, March 12-25 2017: St Mary's royal former student dies (Queen Mother of Tonga) ... Call for abuse cases to be dealt with regionally ... Kiwis going to Rome for youth-focused meeting ... More to come for Catholic Charismatic Renewal - 50 charismatic years celebrated ... Shannon Roberts: Cultivating virtues on one's children ... 40 Days for Life can be last line of defence ... Carmelites celebrate 80 years in Akld.

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

New tech offers Catholic cathedral time travel (photos, video)
Interactive panels erected outside the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament offer people a view of how the historic building looked before the Canterbury earthquakes.

World prayer day in Winton (photo)
Filipino women and the struggles that they face were the focus of a World Day of Prayer event in Winton.
Women of various religious denominations, including the Salvation Army, Catholic, Presbyterian and Anglican churches joined together on Friday. Local Filipino women dressed in their national costume and shared stories of life in the Philippines, while local women offered their understanding through prayer.

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News of the Schools
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Carmel College, Auckland: 'The Tania Dalton Foundation': set up in the former Silver Fern's memory (photos)

Garin College, Nelson: Nelson's youngest pilot celebrates 16th birthday with first solo flight  video

St Patrick's College, Silverstream: Suspension lifted for St Pat's Silverstream boys who filmed teachers inappropriately

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 17:1-9 The Transfiguration

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching. 

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


Latest 'Rolling Stone' cover captures Francis's appeal to Millenials
Pope Francis once more graces the cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine. Written on the front page is "Francis, Pop Pope" in reference to the pontiff's ability to gain influence and popularity worldwide. But his main allies might be the most misunderstood generation of all: Millennials.

** Rules of thumb for processing the latest papal bombshell
Pope Francis has an endless capacity for memorable media soundbites, and he was at it again on Wednesday in a new interview with a German newspaper. Pastors are increasingly trying to help ordinary Catholics process these bombshells, and here are three basic rules of thumb.

** In blunt talk at the Vatican, Sister Simone Campbell blasts 'male power'
Referring to Marie Collins, who last week resigned from the panel appointed by Pope Francis to look into allegations of past Vatican obstruction of child sex abuse investigations, Campbell said: "Blocked by men. Isn't this the real problem within the church?"

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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, March 5, 2017


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LENT 2017


Caritas's theme for the Bishops' Lent Appeal is "Your face, Lord, do I seek".

The Lent Appeal is run by Caritas on behalf of New Zealand's Catholic Bishops to support their work of charity and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world, including in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Resources and the Lenten Reflection Programmes have been prepared for parishes, schools, small groups and the wider community and are available on the page linked above.

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

The Shimmering Glory of a Modern Indigenous New Zealand Chapel (numerous photographs)
Created for a retreat center run by the Society of Mary, Futuna Chapel was designed by John Scott, a New Zealand architect of Irish, Scottish, and Maori descent.

Catholic leaders confident they can raise $70m for Christchurch cathedral (photos)
Catholic leaders are confident they can raise the $70 million still needed for the restoration of their earthquake damaged cathedral in Christchurch, but the project will have to be approved by a new bishop.

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News of the Schools
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Campion College, Gisborne: Naden weighs in with ton
Campion College teacher Mark Naden and student Luke Hurlstone will be the toast of the school today after Naden scored 134 and Hurlstone took four wickets to propel Campion into Saturday's Hope Cup final.

Francis Douglas Memorial College is turning off the Wifi during breaks in the hope that students will get out and about more. (text and video)

John Paul College, Rotorua: The fight for Rotorua's water purity: 'This is our stream and our responsibility' (video)
Eamon Walsh, David Harrison and Joshua Richardson are students at John Paul College in Rotorua. This video won the top prize in the Film, 15-18 years category in the 2016 Young Reporters for the Environment awards. 

Roncalli College, Timaru: Combined Roncalli side confirmed in Crusaders Schools Championship
Roncalli College First XV is allowed a combined team in the Crusaders Schools Championships, starting this season.

Roncalli College, Timaru: South Canterbury school groups put heads together for business ideas (photo)
A region-focused cook book that could raise money for mental health is one of the early ideas to grow from the latest Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme.

St Joseph's, Queenstown: Plans set in place for St Joseph's Primary School site (video)
The future of Queenstown's Catholic Primary School and adjacent convent building is now more certain. Catholic Diocese of Dunedin, Bishop Colin Campbell has announced the 144-year-old school will not be moved to Frankton, meaning the school and the adjacent historic convent can be re-developed.

St Pius X School, New Plymouth: New Philomena hall opened in the place of St Philomena church destroyed by fire (photos)
A new school hall has risen from the ashes of a church that burned down in suspicious circumstances.

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 4:1-11 The temptation of Jesus

A reading and reflection with Violet Kudzotsa and Stephen Ready. 

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


Fasting: Lent's spiritual practice creates space for prayer
Is fasting really necessary during Lent? Short answer: yes. It is a pillar of spiritual practice as well as an important spiritual and physical preparation for Easter. Catholic experts and religious offer a guideline on why fasting is important and what are the best ways to do it.

Europe will be 'adrift' if it loses Christian roots, faith leaders warn
In a joint statement Catholic and Orthodox leaders called Europe to embrace its religious roots in this difficult time for the Old Continent. "We believe that Europe needs more than ever the breath of faith in Christ and the hope that it provides," they wrote. "If you are cut off from your roots, you will come adrift."

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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, February 26, 2017

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LENT 2017


Caritas's theme for the Bishops' Lent Appeal is "Your face, Lord, do I seek".

The Lent Appeal is run by Caritas on behalf of New Zealand's Catholic Bishops to support their work of charity and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world, including in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Resources and the Lenten Reflection Programmes have been prepared for parishes, schools, small groups and the wider community and are available on the page linked above.

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 509, Feb 26 - Mar 11 2017: NZ women to kick off world prayer day ... NZ bishops pleased that liturgy translation document to be reviewed ... Four first year students at Holy Cross seminary ... Young religious brother makes final vows ... Caritas gives Govt. pre-Budget advice ... Kiwi to lead first Anglican evensong at St Peter's ... Feature: The Lent Appeal 2017 (2 pages) ... Blessing for new Takanini Catholic school ... Many firsts as new Moerewa church opened ... A 'Mass at Sea' is a first for Lyttelton centre ... Tastebuds tempted by Lenten recipes.

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA

Liam Hehir: The act of proper confession no easy thing
I've just had an operation. It was fine, but I did need a general anaesthetic. This prompted me to do something I had not done for a while, which was to go to confession.

Catholic bishops on bicultural path (link to full audio interview)
The Maori advisor to the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference says Maori have a vital role to play in the church's future, particularly in reaching out to young people and migrants. Catholics are the largest denomination in New Zealand with nearly half a million members, almost 70,000 of whom are Maori.

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News of the Schools
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Eight more teachers for cluster
It has taken more than two years to become a reality, but the Waitakere Community of Learners now links eight state schools and four Catholic schools with 400 teachers and 6000 students in Henderson.

Sacred Heart College, Napier: Swimming: Teens dominate open divisions

Sacred Heart college, Napier: Lost book reunited with high school (photo)

St Joseph's, Queenstown: Plans to relocate primary school shelved

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 6:24-34 God and possessions

A reading and reflection with Sr Stephanie Kitching and Malia Vito-Tupai.

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CRUX


Crux is free online magazine of articles on Catholic issues edited by John L. Allen and In?s San Martin. On Crux now ...

** Pope Francis warns of a 'great world war over water'
"The right to water is essential for the survival of persons and decisive for the future of humanity," the pope said Feb. 24 during a meeting with 90 international experts participating in a "Dialogue on Water" at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Looking at all the conflicts around the globe, Pope Francis said, "I ask myself if we are not moving toward a great world war over water" ...

** South Sudan bishops condemn atrocities, appeal for help to prevent famine
In a letter to the international community, Catholic bishops from South Sudan made an appeal for humanitarian assistance, saying that farmers have fled lands without planting crops as civilians are targeted by both sides in the country's increasingly bloody three-year civil war. The bishops urged for concrete intervention "before it is too late."

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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 

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 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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CRUX


Crux is free online magazine of articles on Catholic issues edited by John L. Allen and In?s San Martin. On Crux now ...

** 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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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 

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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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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CRUX


Crux is free online magazine of articles on Catholic issues edited by John L. Allen and In?s San Martin. On Crux now ...

** 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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Crux is free online magazine of articles on Catholic issues edited by John L. Allen and In?s San Martin. On Crux now ...

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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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 ...