Sunday, December 17, 2017

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 530, December 17 - 23 2017: Major Hui Maori Katorika held in Otara ... Marist to be new bishop of Christchurch ... Hundreds of young voices sing together in Jubilate Joy ... Helping children understand Christmas's true meaning ... Hundreds at Catholic youth festival ... Minister [Jenny Salesa] says St Teresa one of her personal heroes ... 'The Giving', a short story by Joy Cowley ...Top scholars 2017 ... Missionary built nine NZ churches.

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RNZ. Sunday Morning. The sanctity of the confessional is under threat (audio)
One of the recommendations of Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse would require clergy told of child abuse in the confessional to be required by law to report it. The inquiry spanned five years and many different kinds of institutions including the Australian Catholic Church, and found tens of thousands of child victims The Australian government must now decide how to respond to the recommendations. But one of them - to require clergy to report child abuse told in the sanctity of the confessional means breaking that seal of silence. Marist Father Neil Vaney explains what the sanctity of the confessional means to the Catholic Church.

Hectic time for social agencies (photo)
Those attempting to ease the pressures of Christmas for people in need this year include the Salvation Army, Anglican Family Care, Presbyterian Support Otago and Catholic Social Services. Alongside the Methodist Mission and St Vincent de Paul they form the Christian Helping Agencies Group and are working tirelessly to ensure that this Christmas people have enough through the Christmas Hamper Project.

Singers welcome all for carol service (photo)
Members of churches from the greater Green Island area are warming up for this year's Christmas carols. Members from the Anglican, Catholic and Presbyterian churches from the area will fill St Margaret's Church with song on December 17.

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News Of The Schools
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Aquinas College-built home to go under hammer (photo)
Aquinas College's most significant fundraiser is nearing completion as the finishing touches are put on a brand new home they plan to sell off to raise money for school facilities.

Garin College dux off to Otago to further studies in law and te reo (photo)
A passion for the law and te reo is taking Garin College's dux Joseph Robinson to Otago University on a scholarship next year.

Sacred Heart College (Napier) principal says new role the pinnacle of her career (photo)
For Maria Neville-Foster, stepping into the role of principal is the pinnacle of her career. As the incoming principal of Sacred Heart College, she is looking forward to "making a difference" in the life of the school and delivering a quality Catholic education to the girls of Hawke's Bay.

St Patrick's School to celebrate 100 years in Nightcaps (photo)
Colleen Duncan remembers St Patrick's School, Nightcaps, having rolls of between 90 and 120 in the 1960s. She was a pupil during that period at the western Southland school, which will mark 100 years on its current site on Friday. The school was earlier located at Wreys Bush.

Robot battle win to take Manawatu kids to United States (photo)
St Peter's College's robotics team won one of two top awards at New Zealand's biggest national schools competition in Rotorua this month.

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


John 1:19-28 John the baptist's message
A reading and commentary with Rev. Dr Raymond Pelly and Very Rev. Frank Nelson at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

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


Has Australian commission weakened the reformers on sex abuse?, by John L. Allen Jr.

On Friday, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse issued its final report after four years of hearings, investigations, and research, and unsurprisingly, the Church was a major object of its attention. Based on its findings, the commission could have restricted itself to the following propositions - all of which are present in the report in some form ...

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

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

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

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/ UPDATED NOVEMBER 2017

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

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

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


A new Bishop of Christchurch is appointed by Pope Francis
Pope Francis has appointed Father Paul Martin SM as the next Bishop of the Christchurch Diocese. Bishop-Elect Paul Martin will be the tenth Bishop of Christchurch and succeeds Bishop Barry Jones who died in February 2016 ...

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Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival a roaring success (5 Dec 2017)
The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival came to a successful close last night after two packed days of festivity, dialogue and contemplation. The weekend of workshops, bishops' Q&A sessions, dance, art and performances drew a capacity crowd which basked in the sunny skies Auckland put on over the weekend...

Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival – closing notes on Saturday (3 Dec 2017)
With over 650 attendees, the Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival weekend of worship, discussion and performance got off to a hot start, under a beautiful blue Auckland sky. Some of the day's highlights included workshops on the work of the Catholic faith community, the state of our earth, relationships, and Q&A with a bishop! ...

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Father Paul Martin appointed new Catholic Bishop of Christchurch (photo)
A new Catholic Bishop of Christchurch has been appointed nearly two years after his predecessor's death. One of Father Paul Martin's key decisions will be to approve the restoration of the earthquake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. 

Life Story: Sister Lucy Duffy's faithful service and spirit (photo)
They say you can't choose your family, but Sister Lucy Duffy did. A woman of great compassion and kindness, Lucy dedicated her long life to serving God's work and helping those less fortunate than herself. The stalwart of the Roman Catholic Sisters of Mercy convent died at on November 23. She was 100 years old.

Keeping the faith: Documentary charting the strengthening of St Mary of Angels to premiere in Wellington  (text, photos, video report)
The seismic strengthening of the beautiful and historic St Mary of the Angels church in central Wellington has been captured in a new feature-length documentary which premieres this week in the capital.

Christmas carols to bring festive spirit to Tauranga waterfront (photo)
A Christmas nativity scene will come alive in Tauranga this weekend before the community is invited to remember the reason for the season. Carols on the Waterfront will be held at the Edgewater Fan (opposite Starbucks) on Sunday to mark Christmas among the community.

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Campion makes pre-loved clothes fashionable (photo)
A group of Campion College students put on a fashion show with a difference on Monday. All the clothes were second hand from the Salvation Army Store.

Campion College 2017 achievers, prizewinners (photo)

Lower Hutt's Sacred Heart College to demolish quake-prone building (photos)
Students and staff at Lower Hutt's Sacred Heart College will say a fond farewell to the school's old administration block, Mission House.

St Kevin's College Service Award for pupils (photo)
Encouraging pupils to perform community service is the focus of an award programme at St Kevin's College. The St Kevin's College Service Award was inspired by the school's involvement in central government's Positive Behaviour For Learning programme.

David Tua delivers Christmas gifts to Otara children (video report)
RNZ Checkpoint's John Campbell at St John the Evangelist Catholic School today with David Tua:

Christmas comes early for children visiting the Blues
A group of 15 children from KidsCan partner school St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Grey Lynn are preparing to join some of their Blues heroes at an afternoon training session on Wednesday.

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Crux in Kenya
This week, Crux's John Allen and Inés San Martín are in Kenya reporting on the situation facing Christians in one of Africa's bellwether nations, a trip made possible by the generosity of Aid to the Church in Need, a global papal foundation supporting the suffering Church around the world. 

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS (UPDATED JANUARY 2017)

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

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

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

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/ UPDATED NOVEMBER 2017

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

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

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

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 529, December 3 - 16 2017: Ablaze conference inspires Chch for mission ... Tributes paid to remarkable Dame Sr Pauline ... Editorial: Relevance of the Immaculate Conception today ... FLI's mobile life centre on the road in December ... Top scholars 2017 ... Destiny Church challenge for Catholics ...  From Bethlehem to Holy Cross Seminary .

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Humour, love and family key to long marriage (photo)
A sense of humour and having similar backgrounds are two of the main factors Flora and Iain Gillies credit to 60 years of happy marriage. The former Gisborne Herald editor and his wife met at a dance in York, England and decided almost straight away that they would wed.

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Dux shows extraordinary drive to succeed
Just 18 months ago, Ian Alindada, a young Filipino immigrant, was thrust into an alien environment, a Kiwi catholic school, and it was a case of either sink or swim. Not long after enrolling in Masterton's Chanel College during term two last year he scored one of the lowest in his year group on the Australian English exam; now he is dux.

Hamilton schools Sacred Heart and St John's bonding through sport (photo)
Two Hamilton schools are putting the spotlight on their sporting curriculum. St John's College in Hillcrest and its sister school Sacred Heart College in Hamilton East have pooled together the prowess of two PhD students.

St John's College creates National Poverty Index in student exercise (photo)
A foodbank situated 300m from St John's College in Hastings is a relevant reminder of the effects of poverty on people and their families - and one that has spurred students to create the school's own National Poverty Index.

SKC pupil proves to be a crack shot (photo)
Anna Craig, a 17-year-old year 12 pupil at St Kevin's College has had a stellar trap shooting season with several top finishes at competitions across the Otago and South Canterbury regions followed by South Island selection.

Local Focus: How much tech should there be in schools? (video, text)
St Mary's Catholic School in Tauranga has integrated technology into every part of student learning, with iPads, computers and Chromebooks in each classroom.

St Patrick's College First XI cricket team ends 30-year drought (photo)
St Patrick's College have ended a 30-year drought after their tail-enders had the temperament to withstand late pressure and score the required run in a thrilling final over against Hutt International Boys' School on Saturday.

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Mark 13:33-37 No one knows the day or hour

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

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


** Pope shifts from the political to the pastoral on final day in Bangladesh
After walking a political and diplomatic tightrope for most of his Nov. 26-Dec.2 visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh over the exodus of Rohingya Muslims escaping violence and persecution, Pope Francis's final day was instead strikingly pastoral in tone.

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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 

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

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

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

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/ UPDATED NOVEMBER 2017

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

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

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

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


New Pastoral Director appointed to Holy Cross Seminary

With the blessings of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC), Brother Mark McKeon FSC has been appointed as the new Pastoral Director at Holy Cross Seminary ...

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Mangere's MP goes from opposition benches to a meeting with the Pope (photos)
As coalition negotiations dragged on, Hon Aupito William Sio was starting to think Labour was going to spend another three years out of government. A month later, he's just returned from Europe where he had an audience with Pope Francis and represented New Zealand at COP23, the world's most important climate change conference. 

National Party up in arms about changes to the Parliamentary Prayer
The National Party is demanding the Speaker reinstate the old parliamentary prayer and properly consult with MPs before removing mentions of the Queen and Jesus Christ for good.

First combined parish service
South Canterbury Herald
A parish formed about five years ago will hold a combined church service on Sunday. The former parishes of Geraldine, Pleasant Point and Temuka combined about five years ago and merged as one parish ...

Octagon shop to be closed (photo)
A Catholic Christian store is set to close its doors. Full of Grace, in the Moran Building in the Octagon, began its closing down sale at the start of the week and will officially shut on December 22.

Marist brother turned comet catcher
The Roman Catholic Brothers of the St Mary Mission in Meeanee were a resourceful lot. Not only did they master and pioneer the art of wine making in Hawke's Bay, but also became significant contributors to astronomy through the observatory they built in Meeanee.

NZ-born ex-priest granted bail in Sydney on multiple sex charges
A New Zealand former Catholic priest has been granted bail in a Sydney court today, having been charged with a number of sex offences against young men in the 1980s. James Cunneen, 58, was arrested in Hamilton in July, and was extradited by police to Australia yesterday. 

Airport CEO Nick Story mourned
Hawke's Bay Airport Company chief executive Nick Story, who died late on Friday, was a high-flyer in some of the most rapid growth of air services to the region since a sealed runway was built to usher-in jet-prop aircraft more than 50 years ago.

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Former Carmel College head Dame Sister Pauline Engel remembered as mentor (photo)
The former principal of an all-girls' Catholic school has been remembered as feisty, and passionate about educating young women. Dame Sister Pauline Engel was remembered in a vigil and service following her death on November 15.

Pompallier College, Whangarei: Whangarei students awarded major scholarships to study in US (photo)

St Kevin's College, Oamaru: $1000 cadetship for Briar (photo)

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 25:31-36 The final judgement

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

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


** Parolin says pope will encourage small Church in Myanmar, Bangladesh
In an interview with Vatican-owned media, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said the pope wants Christians in the region to be "a presence of peace, reconciliation, and solidarity within their society, and work for the common good ...

** Rehabilitation won't do much for Teilhard, but symbolically it matters
There are plenty of cases of people previously considered suspect, problematic or out of favor, whose fortunes are enjoying a strong revival in the Francis era. If the pontiff takes up a recent suggestion from a plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture, we'll be able to add the name of the late French Jesuit scientist, philosopher and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin ...

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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. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/ UPDATED NOVEMBER 2017

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

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

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

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EVENTS

Catholic Youth Festival 2-3 December 2017
The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival will take place in Auckland on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017. Hosted by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, the Festival organisers are expecting over 500 young people to attend.

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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

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue no. 528 November 19 - December 2 2017: Lectio Divina used at Wgton Masses ... NZ bishops to ask ICEL to look at 1998 translation ... Akld Catholic schools work hard to get teachers ... Making our parishes into oases of mercy ... 'Overseas Chinese Catholics meet in NZ ... Helping your child enter fully into the Church ... Reformation anniversary marked in Auckland ... Parish place for ashes of loved ones.

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FIRST WORLD DAY OF THE POOR, SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2017

Let us love not with words but with deeds
The message of Pope Francis for the First World Day of the Poor

World Day of the Poor
A video produced by Caritas Aotearoa NZ and presented by Archbishop John Dew.

Inaugural world Day of the Poor
An article by Fr Kevin Head sm

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Cardinal says Pope Francis inspired him to get 'creative' in liturgy, lets lay people read Gospel
Cardinal John Dew of Wellington, New Zealand, recently called for churches to divert from liturgical protocol of the Gospel reading conducted by ordained clergy with a Lectio Divina reading of the day's Gospel performed by a layperson.

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Cardinal Dew explains the background to Lectio Divina Sunday: 


Community church service remembers "annus horribilis", one year on from quake (photo)
Hundreds gathered in Kaikoura's Memorial Hall on Sunday to mark a year on from the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake. It was an occasion of prayer, song and togetherness and an opportunity for people still recovering from last year's deadly quake to come together to talk and share in last year's events.

Government must not limit child abuse inquiry to state care, victim advocates and experts say
Bill Kilgallon wants his own church – and all other faith-based institutions – to be included in the Government's inquiry into the abuse of children in state care before 1992.

Eighth Annual Saint Mother Teresa Interfaith Meeting
The Eighth Annual Saint Mother Teresa Interfaith Meeting will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 2 pm at the Catholic Church of Christ the King, 260 Richardson Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland. Ethnic Communities Minister Jenny Salesa, who is also Minister of Building and Construction will be the Guest Speaker.

Pope John Paul II makes lasting impression on New Zealand (photos)
As the plane carrying Pope John Paul II landed at Auckland Airport on November 22, 1986, an enormous crowd awaited him for a celebratory mass in Auckland Domain. Catholics and the wider community revelled in the first, and so far, only visit by a Roman bishop to Aotearoa ...

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Campion College, Gisborne: Impact project reaches out to Vanuatu (photo)

Francis Douglas Memorial College, New Plymouth (photo)
Francis Douglas Memorial College students take project on penguins' plight to the world

Roncalli College, Timaru: Timaru high school student gives online digital exams a thumbs up (photo)

Sacred Heart Girls' College, Hamilton: Alleged school arsonists granted name suppression (photo)

St Columba's, Hamilton: Arts showcase supports families in need over Christmas (photos)

St Kevin's College, Oamaru : Long-serving educators helping generations of pupils to flower (photo)

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 25:14-30 The parable of the three servants

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching.

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THE FIFTEENTH STATION PODCAST


Episode 121 — Protesting, Praying, Poverty and Poor Choices (November 15, 2017)

The Catholic and Lutheran Churches have marked 500 years since Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of a German cathedral, reflecting on the shared faith and expressing a desire for unity. In the new New Zealand Parliament, there's talk about a reformation of the opening prayer, removing references to God and Jesus Christ. In Rome, Pope Francis will celebrate the first World Day of the Poor with several hundred people living in poverty, while in Wellington, the Sisters of Compassion are waiting for a miracle — or two. And finally a Hollywood star reflects on his hopes that God is a movie fan, but also forgiving of poor role choices. Join Anna, Donald, James and Gavin in this month's episode of The 15th Station.

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** New book looks at intellectual history of Francis, and why he is 'pope of polarity'
A number of people close to Francis have been looking forward eagerly to a book out this week in Italy that is sure to lay to rest the myth that somehow, he lacks the philosophical and theological ballast to be pope ...

** Pope Francis sends official blessings for Museum of the Bible opening
Pope Francis sent his blessings to those gathered for the dedication ceremony of the Museum of the Bible on Friday, one of the most highly anticipated museums to open in the U.S. capital in decades ...

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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. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/ UPDATED NOVEMBER 2017

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

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Reflection Guide - 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

Catholic Youth Festival 2-3 December 2017
The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival will take place in Auckland on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017. Hosted by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, the Festival organisers are expecting over 500 young people to attend.

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EMPLOYMENT 

Director, National Liturgy Office
The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) is seeking expressions of interest in the role of Director of the National Liturgy Office. Details on the linked page (above), in 'NZ Catholic' Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 p.20, in 'Welcom' November 2017 p.7, and from James van Schie, Executive Officer, NZCBC – jvanschie@nzcbc.org.nz  Applications close 20 November 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 

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

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MPs consider dropping God, Queen from prayer
MPs may soon no longer seek the guidance from God or make references to the Queen or Jesus Christ in the daily prayer that opens Parliament. Politicians are being consulted on the wording of the prayer, but that hasn't stopped new Speaker Trevor Mallard from opening Parliament this week in te reo Maori with words that translate to "Almighty God", before dropping references to the Queen and Jesus Christ.

Priest counts blessings after surviving serious crash on Taranaki highway (photos)
A Catholic priest is counting his blessings after he walked away from a serious car crash which totalled his car. About 10am on October 31, Father Freddie Barte was driving home to Waitara, north Taranaki, along State Highway 3A  after attending a church service in Inglewood.

Combined church service to mark a year on from November earthquake (photo)
The Minister's Association in Kaikoura have organised a community church service for everyone to come together to mark a year since the earthquake. St Paul's Presbyterian Church parish clerk Marie Davidson, St Peter's Anglican Church Vicar Kevin Topp, Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church pastor Eric Coops, Father Julien Wagg Catholic priest of Sacred Heart Church, and Pastor Brian O'Connor from Kaikoura New Life Church have organised a service to be held outdoors at Churchill Park. 

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News Of The Schools
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Aquinas College, Tauranga: Aquinas shooting team wins awards (photo)

Garin College [Nelson] in dominant form at recent Tasman regional age-group sevens

John Paul College, Rotorua: Rotorua teacher Mark Chapman wins national award

Sacred Heart Girls' College, Hamilton: Fireworks found at scene of unexplained Hamilton school fire (photos)

St Kevin's College, Oamaru: St Kevin's dux surprised, pleased (photo)

St Patrick's, Waimate: Ministry of Education not concerned about SC schools' low rolls

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 25:1-13 The parable of the ten bridesmaids

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


** Vatican nuclear summit blends Realpolitik and 'Reaching for the Moon'

Day one of a major Vatican summit titled "Prospects for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament" was devoted to lofty ideals. Day two brought some strong doses of Realpolitik, including a warning that the nuclear powers most likely to be open to disarmament are also the ones least likely to unleash nuclear carnage.

** Christians in India call for justice for former 'untouchables' this Sunday

The Catholic bishops in India joined with the country's National Council of Churches to institute Dalit Liberation Sunday every second Sunday of November. The former "untouchables" have suffered discrimination for centuries, but those who are Christians suffer additional marginalization, as well as losing eligibility for government assistance programs available to other Dalits.

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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. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/ UPDATED NOVEMBER 2017

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

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EVENTS

Catholic Youth Festival 2-3 December 2017
The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival will take place in Auckland on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017. Hosted by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, the Festival organisers are expecting over 500 young people to attend.

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EMPLOYMENT 

Director, National Liturgy Office
The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) is seeking expressions of interest in the role of Director of the National Liturgy Office. Details on the linked page (above), in 'NZ Catholic' Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 p.20, in 'Welcom' November 2017 p.7, and from James van Schie, Executive Officer, NZCBC – jvanschie@nzcbc.org.nz  Applications close 20 November 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 

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Kiwicath News & Notes - 5 November 2017

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 


In issue 527, November 5 - 18 2017: Bioethicist gives euthanasia referendum thumbs down ... Maori college celebrates 150 years in style ... Pointers for singing properly at Mass ... Bp Drennan: Better translation of the Mass possible ... Bp Cullinane: The spiritual dimensions of suicide prevention ... Society of St Vincent de Paul in NZ for 150 years ... Pope shines light on Huntington's disease ... Advertising feature: Remembering the Holy Souls ... Faith in Russia 100 years after the Revolution .

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FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA
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'Playful, eccentric' paediatrician changed the lives of Kiwi children (photo)
Leo Francis John Buchanan was a well-known paediatrician, proud Maori, devout Catholic, rugby nut and a lover of art and music. His daughter, Rachel Buchanan,  says he helped thousands of Kiwi children flourish, particularly through his work to increase breastfeeding rates in Maori communities, save premature babies and help children with ADHD.

Suzanne Aubert's chances of becoming a saint rest on doctors verifying her 'miracles' (photo)
Suzanne Aubert's chances of becoming New Zealand's first saint could hang on whether or not it can be proven she performed a medical 'miracle' unexplainable by doctors.

Ruby Nyika: Remembering Uganda under Idi Amin (photo)
In 1973, a white woman, a black man and two coffee-coloured, fuzzy-haired preschoolers began showing up at Sunday Mass in Oamaru. My father - one of the fuzzy-haired preschoolers - remembers open-mouthed ogling from locals and a country that was grey, cold and very, very different. But it was safe. 

Hungry for justice, thirsty for change: Caritas State of the Environment Report for Oceania 2016
The Jubilee Year of Mercy called for by Pope Francis (8 December 2015-20 November 2016) reminds us of the imperative to give practical assistance to the poor – to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, and shelter the homeless. It is a time to ensure all people can access the basics of living. It also calls for addressing all issues of justice and forgiveness, of restoring right relationship with each other and with the earth... 

Narelle Henson: Crisis of secularism as faithful grow in number
If the demographers are to be believed, 500 years on from The Reformation, New Zealand still has not felt all of its effects onshore or off.

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Anniversary of the Reformation
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Paul Moon: Monk's rebellion helped bring power to the people
Dr Paul Moon is Professor of History at Auckland University of Technology.
[Readers may be startled to learn that "Pope Francis decided to rename a square near the Colosseum in Rome after Martin Luther". In fact, the renaming of the square was a decision of the Rome city council, and the only connection with the Vatican was a comment by a press spokesman that it was a good idea - ml]

Related:
The naming of Piazza Martin Lutero: 

Fr Catalamessa on the contribution of Martin Luther: 

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News Of The Schools
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John Paul College, Rotorua: Rotorua teacher with passion for making a difference to receive national award (video)

Pompallier Catholic College, Whangarei: Kiara Smith, Kyle Chen take top honours at Secondary School Awards

Roncalli College, Timaru: New goal set by entrepreneurs behind star-studded cook book (photo)

Roncalli College, Timaru: Fun of the fair, raising money for college re-development (photo)

St Mary's College, Wellington: Penese sisters team up to help St Mary's College win national basketball title  (video)

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Matthew 23:1-12 : Jesus warns against the teachers of the law and the Pharisee

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

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THE FIFTEENTH STATION PODCAST


Episode 120 — Sadness, Solidarity, Social and Celebrity (October 16, 2017)

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On Reformation milestone, experts detect 'astounding' thirst for unity
Two experts on the Catholic/Lutheran relationship, one Catholic and the other Lutheran, both say that joint commemorations of today's 500th anniversary of the launch of the Protestant Reformation reflect a strong yearning for unity in the grassroots, and may represent a new "springtime" in ecumenism, meaning the quest for Christian unity.

** Pope condemns xenophobia, calls migration a 'sign of the times'
Speaking at a Rome conference organized by International Federation of Catholic Universities, Pope Francis said that the reception of migrants is generating negative reactions, "sometimes even discriminatory and xenophobic," reactions in countries of ancient Christian tradition, and called on Catholic universities to read migration as a "sign of the times."

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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. School News Update  http://www.nzceo.org.nz/news/ UPDATED NOVEMBER 2017

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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EVENTS

Catholic Youth Festival 2-3 December 2017
The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival will take place in Auckland on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017. Hosted by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, the Festival organisers are expecting over 500 young people to attend.

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EMPLOYMENT 

Director, National Liturgy Office
The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) is seeking expressions of interest in the role of Director of the National Liturgy Office. Details on the linked page (above), in 'NZ Catholic' Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 p.20, in 'Welcom' November 2017 p.7, and from James van Schie, Executive Officer, NZCBC – jvanschie@nzcbc.org.nz  Applications close 20 November 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 ...