Sunday, October 13, 2019

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

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NZ missionaries share Pope's vision in Thailand (9 Oct 2019)
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/new-menz-missionaries-share-popes-vision-in-thailanddia-release/
Two New Zealand missionaries working in Thailand feature in a video marking October as the Pope's Extraordinary Month of Missions. Father Frank Bird SM and Katie Fisher are volunteer teachers at a Marist school in Ranong, a fishing town in southern Thailand on the border with Myanmar...

NZCBC on Facebook
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** Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opened 30 new transitional housing units for Monte Cecilia Trust in South Auckland today (October 10)

** Extraordinary Month of Mission (October 9)
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In issue no. 575, 6-19 October 2019: Double deacon ordination ... Call for respect for rights at all stages of life ... Catholic census numbers drop ... Msgr Brian Arahill called a "great priest" by bishop ... Sir John praises and warns at Caring Dinner ... Editorial: Hear the cries of the earth and the people of the Amazon ... Helping fathers and daughters to build strong bonds ... Knights' generosity helps school spiritual development ... Pilgrimage for Life concludes in capital ... Sacred Heart College Napier: Do I find it hard to pray ... Training Catholic activists in Aotearoa New Zealand ... Different churches at Napier beach cleanup ... Polish refugee children mark 75 years in NZ.

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Bishop Drennan
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Who is Bishop Charles Drennan?
Manawatu Standard
https://pressreader.com/@Mike_Leon/csb_QPBgwmrBY3JkfZHFoAEx8MKnJhqExwYjS_vYgSSuKQyOPB2U3QX1lQgRXngKNpRY
Charles Drennan had never set foot in Palmerston North before taking up the job as the Catholic Church's head there. The rolling plains of Manawatu¯ would not have been too unfamiliar to him, though, being born and raised in Christchurch before taking a job in Rome. Born in 1960, the son of an Anglican-catholic pairing, Drennan went to school at Christ's College and attained a masters with first class honours from the University of Canterbury...

Children's author points finger at young woman in Catholic bishop sex scandal
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116494767/childrens-author-points-finger-at-young-woman-in-catholic-bishop-sex-scandal
Author Joy Cowley  has defended a Catholic bishop who resigned due to sexual misconduct and pointed the finger at the young woman involved, saying "I have seen how young women flirt with priests". She also says the church needs to rethink its policy of celibacy for priests, which is more to do with finances than holiness.

Bishop resigns from liaison group linked to Crown investigation into historical abuse cases
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116427555/bishop-resigns-from-liaison-group-linked-to-crown-investigation-into-historical-abuse-cases
The head of the Catholic Church's liaison group with a Crown investigation into historical abuse cases sees no reason to review past decisions or procedures, after one of its own resigned in disgrace over sexual misconduct.

Catholics question circumstances of Bishop Charles Drennan's resignation
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116392899/catholics-question-circumstances-of-bishop-charles-drennans-resignation
The congregation of the church presided over by a bishop who left his post after allegations of sexual misconduct are grieving the loss of their leader and wondering what will happen to him.

Palmerston North parishioners process Bishop Charles Drennan's shock resignation
https://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/116361132/palmerston-north-parishioners-process-bishop-charles-drennans-shock-resignation
A prayer meeting has been set up for Palmerston North's Catholic community in the wake of the news of Bishop Charles Drennan's fall from grace.

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Greater transparency wanted over agreement
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/greater-transparency-wanted-over-agreement
A support group for survivors of sexual abuse by priests wants more transparency over an agreement struck with the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. But the call by Dr Christopher Longhurst, representing the New Zealand branch of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (Snap), has also triggered an acrimonious exchange with another support group.

City abuses referred to Vatican
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/city-abuses-referred-vatican
The handling of historic sexual offending within the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin by then-Bishop John Kavanagh has been referred to the Vatican by New Zealand's top Catholic. It was confirmed yesterday Cardinal John Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington, has written to the Vatican to refer the matter to higher authorities.

Man fights to hold Catholic Church accountable for abuse
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/400730/man-fights-to-hold-catholic-church-accountable-for-abuse
One drunken night in 2013 in Melbourne, Marc wrote an email to the Catholic Church in New Zealand. He was drunk a lot back then. "The first line, and this was five years ago, was, 'If there's ever a Royal Commission in New Zealand, I will come back and give evidence'. He has come back and he has given evidence, in Christchurch recently.

Sir John Key met with Pope Francis at Vatican while representing a charity
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116374260/sir-john-key-met-with-pope-francis-at-vatican-while-representing-a-charity
Former Prime Minister Sir John Key met with the Pope in a private audience earlier this year, it has been reported. Key, who left politics in 2016, met with Pope Francis at the Vatican in what he described as a "remarkable experience".

Dust up over ashes
Wairarapa Times-Age
https://times-age.co.nz/dust-up-over-ashes/
A Masterton family is being torn apart over whether their mother's ashes must be buried or not. Daniel and Margaret McGruddy are upset that the ashes of their mother, Maureen, who was a devout Catholic, has not been buried alongside their father in the family plot at Masterton Lawn Cemetery after she died in November 2016.

Timaru's Jaxson Whyte dominates in boys' cycling
https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/sport/116403401/timarus-jaxson-whyte-dominates-in-boys-cycling
The titles keep rolling in for Timaru's teenage cycling star Jaxson Whyte. The 15-year-old Roncalli College student has, in a 10-day stretch, won two under-16 boys' New Zealand Secondary Schools Road racing titles - road race and points race - in Manawatu and backed that up with a stunning win in the under-17 grade at the highly-regarded three-day Yunca Junior Tour of Southland in Invercargill.

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Luke 17:11-19 Jesus heals ten men
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3AwHtn1O_U&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBAMx_xkzRR8wnm_isNdXF-u&index=27
A reading and commentary with Malia Vito-Tupai and John Teariki.

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Cardinal Newman a saint for the modern age, expert says
https://cruxnow.com/church-in-uk-and-ireland/2019/10/11/cardinal-newman-a-saint-for-the-modern-age-expert-says/
Cardinal John Henry Newman lived half of his life as an Anglican before converting to Catholicism. This Sunday, leaders of both congregations will be present in Rome to celebrate his much-anticipated canonization by Pope Francis. In an interview with Crux, Jack Valero, the press and media coordinator of the Newman Canonization Committee, outlines why he believes Newman offers a model for Catholics trying to engage in public life and why this giant of the 19th century has just as much relevance for today's Catholics...

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Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington. General Manager.
https://www.wn.catholic.org.nz/about/office-of-the-general-manager/
Details in 'NZ Catholic' 6-19 October 2019 p.20, from Mike Wardle tel. 04 917 7355, and at https://www.ocg.co.nz/resources/jobs/general-manager/MHU66567OCG

Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

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

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

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

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/

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

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

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

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

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Bishop Charles Drennan resigns as the Bishop of Palmerston North (4 Oct 2019)
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/bishop-charles-drennan-resigns-as-the-bishop-of-palmerston-north/
Cardinal John Dew, the Metropolitan Archbishop of New Zealand, has announced that Bishop Charles Drennan has resigned as the Bishop of Palmerston North. Bishop Drennan tendered his resignation to Pope Francis following an investigation into a complaint of unacceptable behaviour of a sexual nature...

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** Resignation of Bishop Drennan (October 5)
** Respect Life Sunday (October 1)

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Pope accepts resignation of NZ bishop
https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-national/pope-accepts-resignation-nz-bishop
The Pope has accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Palmerston North, Charles Drennan, following an investigation into a complaint of unacceptable behaviour of a sexual nature. The clergy, staff and church leadership of the Diocese of Palmerston North had been told of the acceptance of the resignation and provided with guidance and resources to help them to support parishioners and other members of the Catholic community...

Disgraced Palmerston North bishop Charles Drennan subject of earlier complaint
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116348755/disgraced-palmerston-north-bishop-charles-drennan-subject-of-earlier-complaint

Cut the talk, take action, says Caritas
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC1909/S00068/cut-the-talk-take-action-says-caritas.htm
On the heels of more than 40 events held across the country last week in a wave of international climate protests and marches, Caritas will release its annual State of the Environment for Oceania report on 3 October, the eve of St Francis day. This will also mark the end of the month-long Season of Creation, celebrated by tens of thousands of Christians around the world.

Gardener feeds families in need: kids 'turning up with no breakfast... no socks'
https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/garden/115845884/invercargill-army-volunteer-grows-food-to-feed-families-in-need
John MacManus was a founding member of the Spirit Army, a volunteer group started to fight poverty in Invercargill, one family at a time. The group got started when Gerry Forde, who along with John is a parishioner at St Patrick's Church (Invercargill), heard from the St Patrick's School principal that a number of school families were struggling. So Forde called a meeting at the parish, 35 people turned up, and the Spirit Army was formed.

Basilica marks anniversary (photo caption)
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/basilica-marks-anniversary
Parishioners of Mercy Parish celebrate a Mass at St Patrick's Basilica, in South Dunedin, to mark 125 years of Catholic worship there. The Mass is one of several events being held in Dunedin to mark the 125th anniversary of the basilica this weekend, including a special Mass at the basilica at 6pm today, with the bishops of Dunedin and Christchurch.

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Baradene College and Christchurch Boys' take major honours at cycling championships
https://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/116219137/baradene-college-and-christchurch-boys-take-major-honours-at-cycling-championships
Auckland's Baradene College and Christchurch Boys' High School have taken the major honours in the team time trial at the national secondary schools road cycling championships in Manawatu.

Opunake, Kavanagh win A titles at schools basketball championships
https://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/116317599/opunake-kavanagh-win-a-titles-at-schools-basketball-championships
Kavanagh College Dunedin and Opunake High School have won the A titles at the national secondary schools basketball championships in Palmerston North.

St Kevin's boys, Kavanagh girls start well
https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/basketball/st-kevins-boys-kavanagh-girls-start-well
Otago schools have had a mixed start in their bid for a national basketball title this week. Both St Kevin's College and Kavanagh College have been dominant on the first two days of the A boys and girls competitions respectively.

St Kevin's College: Diocese takes over school ownership
https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/north-otago/diocese-takesover-school-ownership
A Catholic Oamaru secondary school has new owners, which its acting principal says is a "symbolic" handover that will have virtually no impact on how it is run. Ownership of St Kevin's College, which had been run by the Christian Brothers since 1927, was transferred to the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin at a special ceremony at the school's chapel recently.

St Mary's (Gisborne) gets green-gold status
http://gisborneherald.co.nz/localnews/4293414-135/st-marys-gets-green-gold-status
It was called a Silver Reflection Day but St Mary's Catholic Primary School leap-frogged the silver status and went straight from bronze to green-gold for their work educating students on how to live sustainably.

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INSPIRED WORD

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

Luke 17:5-10 A servant's duty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO1ofD2Yxc4&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBAMx_xkzRR8wnm_isNdXF-u&index=26
A reading and commentary with Rev. Alison Camplin and Canon Jenny Wilkens at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

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

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Shaping future conclave, Pope Francis urges 13 new cardinals to compassion
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/10/05/shaping-future-conclave-pope-francis-urges-13-new-cardinals-to-compassion/
Creating 13 new cardinals Saturday, including 10 who will help choose his successor, most of whom are regarded as reliable papal allies likely to want to keep his agenda intact, Pope Francis stressed a virtue he's made a cornerstone of his papacy - compassion...

Amazon synod organizers: 'Voice of local Church' led to married priest debate
https://cruxnow.com/amazon-synod/2019/10/04/amazon-synod-organizers-voice-of-local-church-led-to-married-priest-debate/
When the curtain rises on Sunday for the Oct. 6-27 Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, much of the attention will be focused on the possibility of ordaining married men to the priesthood as a way of providing sacraments to areas that might not see a priest more than once or twice a year...

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Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme:
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Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...

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

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New Zealand Commentaries
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

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

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

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

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

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

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

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/

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

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

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

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

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Proposed abortion law fundamentally flawed, Catholic bishops tell Parliament (27 Sep 2019)
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/proposed-abortion-law-fundamentally-flawed-catholic-bishops-tell-parliament/
The proposed new abortion law is fundamentally flawed because it removes any requirement to take the rights of the unborn child into consideration, says an oral submission from the Catholic bishops and the church's Nathaniel Bioethics Centre to a Parliamentary committee ...

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'No religion' overtakes Christianity in latest Census results
https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/09/no-religion-overtakes-christianity-in-latest-census-results.html
The number of New Zealanders without any religion has officially overtaken the number of Christians for the first time newly released statistics from the 2018 Census show. Of the different Christian churches, Anglicans topped the list at 314,913, while  295,734 people identified as Roman Catholic, 221,199 as Presbyterian and 52,743 as Methodist.

Commemorative ribbons removed from outside Auckland church - again
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116107967/commemorative-ribbons-removed-from-outside-auckland-church--again
The top Catholic in the Wellington area has written to church members imploring them not to remove commemorative ribbons tied to church railings. But a victim's advocate has said the 'Loud Fences' ribbons are still being removed from outside an Auckland Catholic church.

'Phoney' claim after major church leaders voice support for scrapping abuse secrecy
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/116074756/phoney-claim-after-major-church-leaders-voice-support-for-scrapping-abuse-secrecy
Influential members of New Zealand's two biggest religions have backed calls to lift secrecy clauses for child abuse victims — but a survivor's advocate says churches are "deflecting" and complicating the issue.

Raetihi matriarch treated community as her family
Whanganui Chronicle
https://pressreader.com/@Mike_Leon/csb_QPBgwmrBY3JkfZHFoAEx8Ds2vFY-15X6nT-WotJ21lvmIGQ5Z7afKo9ytW66LCYe
Raetihi resident Jessie Seaman helped so many during her 70-plus years in town that everyone has rallied round to help with her funeral. Jessie died on September 21, aged 96, in Masonic Court Home for the Elderly in Whanganui. Her funeral service is at her beloved St Patrick's Church in Raetihi on September 25.

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De La Salle College: Teaching couple's plans to tap into Pasifika world view
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/@ideasroom/2019/09/25/826034/teaching-couples-plans-to-tap-into-pasifika-world-view#

St Bede's College gets its chapel back
https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-christchurch/st-bedes-college-gets-its-chapel-back
A seven-year, $20 million rebuild and refurbishment of the St Bede's College chapel is complete.

St Joseph's, Stratford: Young Taranaki boy who didn't know the sound of his own voice is helping others have the same experience
https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/116034999/young-taranaki-boy-who-didnt-know-the-sound-of-his-own-voice-is-helping-others-have-the-same-experience

St Kevin's College: SKC pupil aiming at two NZ titles
https://www.oamarumail.co.nz/uncategorized/skc-pupil-aiming-at-two-nz-titles/

New principal appointed at St Peter's College (photo caption)
The Southland Times24 Sep 2019
https://pressreader.com/@Mike_Leon/csb_QPBgwmrBY3JkfZHFoAEx8LlrG5Y3or0fHKOgNInd8kfCdFCeGZDVrbizHu3eythj

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Luke 16:19-31 The rich man and Lazarus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUkRVlV9kM4&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBAMx_xkzRR8wnm_isNdXF-u&index=25
A reading and commentary by Rev. Dr Raymond Pelley and Canon Jenny Wilkens at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

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

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Pope warns of 'new barbarism' in age of artificial intelligence
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/09/28/pope-warns-of-new-barbarism-in-age-of-artificial-intelligence/
Speaking to executives from some of the world's most important tech companies, Pope Francis said that technology needs "both theoretical and practical moral principles," and that advances in fields such as artificial intelligence (AI) cannot lead to a new "form of barbarism," where the common good is abandoned to the rule of law of the strongest ...

Author of book pope called a 'bomb' describes 'powerful' anti-Francis campaign
https://cruxnow.com/interviews/2019/09/28/author-of-book-pope-called-a-bomb-describes-powerful-anti-francis-campaign/
Pope Francis has jokingly referred to a newly released book chronicling the American-led resistance to the papacy as a "bomb." Now, in a new interview with Crux, Nicolas Senèze, author of said book and Rome correspondent for the French Catholic newspaper La Croix, unpacks why he believes a small minority of American Catholics have been influential in trying to shape the narrative around Francis's reforms ...

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Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme:
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Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...

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

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New Zealand Commentaries
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

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

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

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

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

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

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

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/

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

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

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

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'NZ CATHOLIC'

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In issue no. 574, September 22 - October 5 2019: 'NZ Catholic' praised at press awards; Catholic priesthood a eucharistic ministry;l Clericalism: finding the answers; An abuse survivor reflects; Editorial: Listen to the Loud Fences; Cardinal Dew: The Church is still a place of hope and inspiration; Message for 60 plus: be the face of joy to the young ... National pilgrimage spreads pro-life message; St Dominic's College: How can the Church encourage young people to be more involved; Spring celebrations mark Josephite jubilees; Resene colour award for Amberley church work.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Back to basic Christianity growing in popularity, as some traditional churches struggle to pay the bills
https://pressreader.com/@Mike_Leon/csb_QPBgwmrBY3JkfZHFoAEx8CpYu_pLvc3-cAszI8d0k2SrFRMkhb-eqFFPJw9cUFoZ
A cluster of elderly parishioners whisper reverently, as dappled coloured light seeps through the spectacular stained glass windows in the majestic gothic style church. They are ready for the vicar to lead the traditional Sunday service at St Mary's in the heart of Timaru. At the same time, a 15-minute drive away in Temuka, another group of Christians known as The Gathering meet in a bare hall. They have no leader, no service plan and a couple of acoustic guitars...

The unique history of a Tamahere bed and breakfast
https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/115889759/the-unique-history-of-a-tamahere-bed-and-breakfast
Down a curling gravel road in Tamahere an arching sign reads 'Passionist Monastery' in black letters. This is the first clue signalling the boutique bed and breakfast's interesting past. A series of luminous stained glassed windows might be the second...

Obituary: Marcia Keys (nee Fuller) June 2, 1930 – July 13, 2019
https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/115732240/obituary-marcia-keys-nee-fuller-june-2-1930--july-13-2019
Marcia Keys, who has died aged 89, lived all her married life in Haultain Street in the house she and husband John built in Fairfield, a suburb named after the farm that had occupied the land less than 10 years earlier, and a short walk from the bridge drovers used to get their animals to the Frankton sale yards. The newlywed couple chose Haultain Street, on what was then the northernmost edge of the town, at least partly because it fell in the orbit of St Joseph's Church in nearby Clarkin Road which was developing a strong Catholic community under Father Walls, the first priest.

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Wild west night saddles up school funding
https://www.thewanakasun.co.nz/news/10730-wild-west-night-saddles-up-school-funding.html
Taking a page from a western novel, Wanaka delivered a memorable night out earlier this month, raising $8000 for Holy Family Catholic School. The Pembroke Wild West event was a social night for about 100 guests who visited the recently refurbished Pembroke Pavilion, which was adorned with hay bales, saddles and a saloon-style moonshine bar.

Rugby fanatic Harland Hancock is The Hits Taranaki Player of the Day
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/stratford-press/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503390&objectid=12267381
Normal lessons were replaced by a chance to take on some Taranaki Bulls players at a Stratford school last week. Pupils at St Joseph's were visited by five Bulls players as well as popular team mascot Ferdie the Bull on Friday last week.

Active pupil making a difference
https://www.oamarumail.co.nz/community/active-pupil-making-a-difference/
When Caleb Jopson witnessed the horrors of road accidents first-hand, he decided to do something about it. The St Kevin's College year 13 pupil is a volunteer firefighter and St John paramedic – and is one of the one of the Students Against Dangerous Driving (Sadd) national leaders in New Zealand.

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Luke 16:1-13 The shrewd manager
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW3-dG1A3neGPJ041T9vjVw  (Under: Created playlists)
A reading and commentary by Stephen Ready and Malia Vito-Tupai

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Episode 142 — Appeal, Schism, Renewal, Technology (September 16, 2019)

Cardinal George Pell's unsuccessful appeal on his conviction for historical child sexual abuse leads this month's episode. Anna, Don, James and Gavin consider the outcome and what might come next. Pope Francis has spoken about the prospect of schism within the Church, while in New Zealand a Marist priest is more focused on renewal. And technology — the Australian bishops' statement on social media and the emergence of robotic preachers — rounds out the show. Thanks for listening and tell a friend.

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** In season of synods, Italy may be next to see if pope's gamble pays off
https://cruxnow.com/news-analysis/2019/09/21/in-season-of-synods-italy-may-be-next-to-see-if-popes-gamble-pays-off/
It seems, we may soon be able to add Italy to the list of places either contemplating or planning its own synod. The drumbeat began in February with an essay by Italian Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro in Civiltà Cattolica, which enjoys semi-official Vatican status.  "Only an effective exercise of synodality within the Church can help us read our situation today and engage in discernment," Spadaro wrote, making the case for a national synod. "And this can only happen thanks to broad involvement of the People of God, in a synodal process that's not restricted either to the elites of Catholic thought or to the contexts (specific and important) of formation."

** Letters to Blessed John Henry Newman show his role as pastor, evangelist
https://cruxnow.com/church-in-europe/2019/09/21/letters-to-blessed-john-henry-newman-show-his-role-as-pastor-evangelist/
Thousands of documents relating to England's 19th-century convert-cardinal, Blessed John Henry Newman, are being released ahead of his Oct. 13 canonization, highlighting his role as a pastor and evangelist, said church experts. Although 32 annotated volumes of the cardinal's letters and diaries have been published over the past five decades, the new material includes letters and correspondence to the future saint.

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Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...

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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

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

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

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

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

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

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

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/

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

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

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

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

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Social Justice Week: Fair you say? (9 Sep 2019 )
New Zealand Catholic Bishops Social Justice Week Statement 2019
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/social-justice-week/
Ahakoa he iti he pounamu - Although it is small, it is greenstone ...

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** Poverty and Abortion: The Nathaniel Centre (September 13)
** Social Justice Week (September 9 2019)
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In issue no. 573, September 8 - 21 2019: Bishops urge parishioners to stand for life ... Pro-life movie 'Unplanned' to be screened in NZ ... NZ co-hosts safeguarding conference in Rome ... Fr Matthew Gibson ordained in Hamilton ... Sue Jones: Extraordinary vocations ... Call made for steep emissions reductions ... Social Justice Week 8-14 September (2-page feature) ... Heads and Hearts, St Mary's College, Auckland: Is it easy to forgive and forget? ... 50 years of justice and peace work celebrated ... Community of learning helps students achieve - McAuley praised again ... Sign language need stressed.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Concerns raised over paedophile Michael Beaumont in 1970s, but he was allowed to keep teaching
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/115693806/concerns-raised-over-paedophile-michael-beaumont-in-1970s-but-he-was-allowed-to-keep-teaching
A Marist Brother who preyed on children was allowed to continue working as a teacher, despite concerns being raised about his inappropriate behaviour 40 years ago. A Stuff investigation has revealed senior Catholic Church leaders were warned about Brother Michael Beaumont in the 1970s and again in the 1990s – but he was simply allowed to move elsewhere.

Childhood horrors laid bare as survivors talk of sexual abuse
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/115636768/childhood-horrors-laid-bare-as-survivors-talk-of-sexual-abuse
Outside St Mary of the Angels on a breezy Wellington autumn day a small group is gathered. They are all either victims of faith-based child sexual abuse or their supporters. They are there to present Grant West with ribbons to take back to Ballarat, Australia, and he is there to tie a ribbon to the church fence...

Celebrating the Feast Day of Saint Vincent de Paul
http://community.scoop.co.nz/2019/09/celebrating-the-feast-day-of-saint-vincent-de-paul/
The St Vincent de Paul Society Wellington Area will be hosting a festival Mass at St Josephs Catholic Church in Mount Victoria on Thursday 26 September, 7pm, to celebrate the Feast Day of the Society's patron, Saint Vincent de Paul...

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Blast over ball ban
http://gisborneherald.co.nz/localnews/4227740-135/blast-over-ball-ban-blasted
Former Campion College student Poppy Smith has taken the Catholic school to task because it does not allow same-sex couples to the annual ball if the partner is from another school.

Hato Paora College: Maori legends inspire Manawatu students into hands-on science
https://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/115590722/mori-legends-inspire-manawat-students-into-handson-science
Manawatu students have been encouraged to learn science through the use of Maori legends. Massey University's Puhoro science, technology, engineering and maths academy, held a young Maori minds session for more than 150 teenagers  at IPU New Zealand on Friday.

Return of St Bede's 'most important building'
https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-christchurch/return-st-bedes-most-important-building
A seven year, $20 million rebuild and refurbishment of St Bede's College will reach its conclusion this week with the opening of the school's new chapel. Devastated by the 2011 earthquakes, the chapel was demolished. For seven years a temporary chapel was used, while funding was secured to enable a rebuild. The campus master plan was re-designed to place the chapel at the forefront of the school.

Taihape pupils move it, move it in Madagascar musical
https://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/115664126/taihape-pupils-move-it-move-it-in-madagascar-musical
St Joseph's School pupils in Taihape will move it all the way to the big stage as Madagascar madness roars into town.

St Kevin's, Kavanagh to fore
https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/basketball/st-kevins-kavanagh-fore
Otago schools St Kevin's College and Kavanagh College were to the fore in regional tournaments which finished at the weekend.
Teams from around the country were seeking qualification for the national championships in Palmerston North next month.

Schools saddened by acts of vandalism
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/115666032/schools-saddened-by-acts-of-vandalism
Schools in the Motueka area have been targeted by vandals, causing hundreds of dollars worth of damage.
At St Peter Chanel Catholic School in Motueka, vandals flipped and damaged six picnic tables, and smashed toughened glass on a school notice board.

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INSPIRED WORD

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

Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 The lost sheep
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAQWRt6kWlc&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBAMx_xkzRR8wnm_isNdXF-u&index=23
A reading and commentary by Suzanne O'Rourke and Claire Mullarkey.

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Against all odds, Pope Francis has made Synods of Bishops interesting
https://cruxnow.com/news-analysis/2019/09/14/against-all-odds-pope-francis-has-made-synods-of-bishops-interesting/
You have to give this to Pope Francis: Against all odds, he's found a way to make synods really, really interesting. This week, an official of Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Relations actually had to go on national television, flanked by a Catholic cardinal, to assure his countrymen that the government of President Jair Bolsonaro isn't threatened by the looming Synod on the Amazon ...

Pope heads to Asia seeking dialogue, peace and ecological solidarity
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/09/14/pope-heads-to-asia-seeking-dialogue-peace-and-ecological-solidarity/
For experts and locals alike, it seems Pope Francis's upcoming visit to Thailand and Japan will not only highlight the Vatican's strong ties with interreligious communities in each country, but it could also help the pope advance his ecological and peace-making agenda .,,

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Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme:
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Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...

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

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

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New Zealand Commentaries
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

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

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

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

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

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

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

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/

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

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

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

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

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Abortion Law Reform - make our voices heard (22 Aug 2019)


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** We've now entered the #SeasonofCreation, and we're reminded in #LaudatoSi that all acts for the care of the environment, whether big or small, can make a real difference ... (2 September 2019)

** Happy Fathers Day! (1 September 2019)

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Teens' coffee chat over religious beliefs too much for nearby customer
https://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/marlborough-top-stories/115539443/teens-coffee-chat-over-religious-beliefs-too-much-for-nearby-customer
Two teenagers having a religious discussion in a Picton cafe were shocked after they were scolded by a member of the public. The woman, who was also dining in the cafe, told them their discussion wasn't appropriate and they should consider other people's "comfort zones".  Anna Amos, 17, who is home schooled in Waikawa, said she and a friend had been discussing the differences between their religion. Anna is non-Catholic Christian and her friend is Catholic.

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New Snowsports Scholarship For Wanaka Kids
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1909/S00015/new-snowsports-scholarship-for-wanaka-kids.htm
Children from Holy Family School Wanaka now have easier access to their annual snow sports programme thanks to a new scholarship fund.

Top school broke law when declining 10-year-old boy as 'not Catholic enough'
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12265163
A top secondary school has been called "unreasonable and unlawful" by the chief ombudsman in breaking its own enrolment policy when declining a place for an autistic boy. Sacred Heart College in Glendowie initially cited "high numbers of applicants" when it declined to enrol the 10-year-old boy after his initial interview in May last year. But after a complaint to the Ombudsman and an Official Information Act request by the boy's father, Robert Jones, it was found the school had given many students of "lower priority" places ahead of the boy. The school then changed its explanation and said the boy wasn't offered a place because he "wasn't Catholic enough".

Group from New Plymouth's Sacred Heart Girl's College wins national award
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/stratford-press/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503390&objectid=12265010
Sacred Heart Girls' College from New Plymouth took out the top spot at the Showquest National Final.

St Augustine's Old Boys 75th School Re-union - Labour Weekend
Whanganui Chronicle
https://pressreader.com/@Mike_Leon/csb_3AomauQFeegWkemh0Dn8YPuSo4hGCEEXfvt6zbjXhGd2DtEzdUQ7r5rSpsbTXmQC
2019 represents the 75th anniversary of the founding of the original St Augustine's College in Whanganui. Established in 1944 by the Marist Fathers, for the first 23 years of its existence, the College was based in an old wooden building known as Villa Maria (aka Hutchison's Folly). This was situated on the site where St Mary's Catholic Church now stands. In 1967 St Augustine's relocated to a new site in Peat Street and over the years went through various incarnations where today, as a co-educational Catholic school, it is known as Cullinane College.

St Joseph's (Hastings) pupils top speechmakers at inter-school competition
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503462&objectid=12264035
Did you know that bull sharks are more dangerous than great white sharks and that if it wasn't for friction you would fall right on your face! Well, you would if you'd attended the Year 5-8 Inter-school Speech Competition held at The Hub on Thursday night. A battle of words brought seven schools from throughout the Tararua District together for some light-hearted verbal sword play. The subjects covered by the contestants were quite diverse, beginning with cats in the Year 5-6 section and ending with global warming in the Year 7-8 section. This year it was St Joseph's School's turn to shine, as it won first prize in both categories.

Imagination to fore at scarecrow competition
https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/south-otago/imagination-fore-scarecrow-competition
There was no shortage of brains on show at the inaugural School Scarecrow Competition in Balclutha yesterday.  Warepa School's ''Hayley'' was second, and St Joseph's School, Balclutha, third.

School celebrates St Mary's day
Horowhenua Chronicle
https://pressreader.com/@Mike_Leon/csb_QPBgwmrBY3JkfZHFoAEx8Cb-vVg3OTKkRNbnr9j_MIcCmi0Ttjjl2YutEexwRsvt
The beautiful church of St Mary's, built in 1911 stands on a small hill overlooking the town of Foxton and guarding St Mary's school. Every year this taonga of a church school celebrates St Mary's day on 15 August, called the Assumption...

Class act 2019: St Peter's College
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/school-news/class-act-2019-st-peter's-college
Thomas McKenzie and Grace Turipa are the 2019 Class Act recipients for St Peter's College: their hopes, achievements and role models.

Students and staff at an Auckland school ball exposed to measles
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/115450698/students-and-staff-at-an-auckland-school-ball-exposed-to-measles
A person with measles attended an Auckland school's ball - putting all unvaccinated guests, students and staff at risk of contracting the illness. ore than 460 pupils and about a dozen staff were at the St Peter's College ball at the Pullman hotel on Saturday night.

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INSPIRED WORD

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

Luke 14:25-33 The cost of being a disciple
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIYFyW0Ublo&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBAMx_xkzRR8wnm_isNdXF-u&index=21
A reading and commentary by Zenaida Savill and Sister Stephanie Kitching.

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

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Five take-aways from a Labor Day crop of new Princes of the Church
https://cruxnow.com/news-analysis/2019/09/02/five-take-aways-from-a-labor-day-crop-of-new-princes-of-the-church/
This is Labor Day weekend in the United States, so perhaps it's only fitting that after a relatively slow August, Pope Francis started September by laboring. He named thirteen new cardinals Sunday, including ten eligible to vote for the next pope. Arguably, nothing any pope ever does is more consequential than appointing cardinals. Not only do they immediately become the most influential leaders in the Church, but someday they'll also elect a new pope - and, it should be added, the odds are extremely good the new pope will be one of them...

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Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme:
https://www.caritas.org.nz/get-involved/catholic-volunteers-overseas

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...

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

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

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New Zealand Commentaries
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

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

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

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

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

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

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

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/

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

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

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

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

Sunday, September 1, 2019

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

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** Pope, Latin American bishops urge action to save burning Amazon rainforest (28 August 2019)

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Father Felix Donnelly: commentator on human sexuality
https://cathnews.co.nz/2019/08/29/controversial-felix-donnelly/
Father Felix Donnelly died in Auckland on Monday 26 August. He was Director of Religious Education for the Auckland Diocese 1962-1971 and for 20 years a talkback host on Radio Pacific. Donnelly was a controversial commentator on issues in relation to human sexuality.

Former Taranaki Daily News editor Denis Garcia remembered as family man with sense of humour
https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/115350250/former-taranaki-daily-news-editor-denis-garcia-remembered-as-family-man-with-sense-of-humour
Denis' family remember him as quick witted, with a wicked sense of humour and very supportive of his family. Journalism was a massive part of Denis Garcia's life, along with his family, his church and his community. He and his wife of 66 years, Bernadette, received Benemerenti Medals from Pope Francis in 2014 for their services to the Catholic Church.

Betty celebrates her 90th at the school she studied at
https://www.times.co.nz/news/betty-celebrates-her-90th-at-the-school-she-studied-at/
You would think it was the Queen of England coming out to lunch, quips Evelyn Elizabeth Robertson with a twinkle in her eyes. Betty, as she is known to her family, has turned 90 and is a bit amused with her daughter Jan Botherway who is running around to organise a high tea birthday celebration for more than 110 people  at Our Lady Star of the Sea School.

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Roncalli College: Half-field try scored by rugby fanatic with Down syndrome in field debut
https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/115422892/halffield-try-scored-by-rugby-fanatic-with-down-syndrome-in-field-debut
After four years as "camp mother" keeping the Roncalli College girls' rugby team hydrated, Meghan Phillips. a Timaru 16-year-old with Down syndrome, has made her debut on the field.

Kavanagh College: Watching her past collide with her future was an "unusual feeling" for Kate Nicholson.
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/new-principal-welcomed-kavanagh
Kavanagh College's first female principal was officially welcomed yesterday with a mihi whakatau, which involved pupils from her former school, St Peter's College in Gore, handing her over to the pupils at her new school.

Kavanagh College: No rest yet for new world junior champ
https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/swimming/no-rest-yet-new-world-junior-champ
More than 24 hours' travel, a quick catch-up with her schoolmates - and then off to the pool. New world junior swimming champion Erika Fairweather will have to wait a few more days for a break. The 15-year-old arrived home from Budapest yesterday and was greeted by Kavanagh College classmates at Dunedin Airport. After a full-on two months - culminating in her 200m freestyle gold medal - she is nearly done.

Sacred Heart College, Auckland: Top school slammed by Ombudsman: Mum logged 90 incidents of bullying
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12263430
One of Auckland's top schools has been slammed by the Chief Ombudsman over three bullying complaints which have "taken a toll on the health of a student". Three separate complaints about Sacred Heart College have been reported to the Office of the Ombudsman "in recent times".

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INSPIRED WORD

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

Luke 14:1,7-24 Humility and hospitality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTpRU7JXiMA&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBAMx_xkzRR8wnm_isNdXF-u&index=20
A reading and commentary by Simon McLellan and Violet Kudzotsa.

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

http://cruxnow.com

** Dutch doctor on trial in euthanasia case: 'It can only be called murder'
https://cruxnow.com/church-in-europe/2019/08/31/dutch-doctor-on-trial-in-euthanasia-case-it-can-only-be-called-murder/
Even though euthanasia has been legal in the Netherlands since 2002, many questions still arise as to how far doctors are allowed to go. And now for the first time in Dutch history, a doctor is on trial after performing euthanasia on a woman suffering from severe dementia, who may have had second thoughts about wanting to die.

** Pope won't throw in the towel on Italy's plucky Protestant outpost
https://cruxnow.com/news-analysis/2019/08/27/pope-wont-throw-in-the-towel-on-italys-plucky-protestant-outpost/
Anyone who's ever visited the Waldensian temple in Rome, or even just walked by it in the Piazza Cavour near the massive erstwhile papal castle of Sant'Angelo, has to be amused by the plucky façade above the front door. Since 1914, the entrance to this tiny Protestant campsite in a vast Catholic forest has displayed a tongue-in-cheek commentary on its environment: A single flickering candle atop a Bible with the Latin phrase Lux Lucet in Tenebris, meaning, "A light shines in the darkness."

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Director, Catholic Social Services, Archdiocese of Wellington
https://wn-catholicsocialservices.org.nz/
Details in 'NZ Catholic' August 11-24 2019 p.20, at: https://www.ocg.co.nz/resources/jobs/director-catholic-social-services/MHU65929OCG and from Mike Hurdle tel. 04 9177355


Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme:
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Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...

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

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New Zealand Commentaries
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

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

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

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

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

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

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

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/

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

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

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

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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
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Catholic Herald. Morning Catholic Must Reads : https://bit.ly/2TILT2N