Sunday, September 25, 2016

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Caritas Aotearoa: Report considers impact of El Nino
On 4 October a new report is to be released which reveals the extent of suffering due to environmental changes in the Pacific. The report will provide eyewitness evidence of remarkable levels of hardship being encountered right on New Zealand's doorstep, …

Obituary: Tributes flow for 'the ultimate gentleman' (photo)
William "Bill" Costelloe was a Hamilton businessman, family man, and loyal servant of his church and of the Order of St John.

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Dominican sister retires from teaching (photo)
Sister Frances Lister will miss the little notes that slip under her office door from her kindergarten students when she retires. The St Paul's Kindergarten founder and manager, who is 84-years-old, has taught around 5000 students since the Massey centre opened in September 1980.

Garin College, Nelson: Marlborough musician Cam Dawson set to showcase talent at Smokefree Rockquest final (photo) 

Garin College actor Zarek Wentzell to tread the boards at Shakespeare event 

Marian College, Christchurch: Teen's mission to confront suicide earns trip to Silicon Valley  (photos video) 

Sacred Heart Girls' College, New Plymouth: Highland dancer Kayla McQuoid of New Plymouth steps up to rank fifth in the world (photo) 

St Patrick's and St Mary's Colleges, Wellington: St Pat's Town, St Mary's win zone 3 AA basketball tournaments (photo) 

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Lk 16:19-31 The rich man and Lazarus

A reading and refelction with Rev. Dr. Raymond Pelly and Rev. Canon Jenny Wilkens at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

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** As debate rages over Medjugorje, maybe a place of prayer is enough

** Pope calls indifference to suffering 'great sickness' of our time

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

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

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

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 

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

In issue no. 499, Sept 18 - Oct 1 2016: New editor for 'NZ Catholic' ... Social service Sister promotes justice groups ... Hospitality key to interfaith relations ... John Kleinsman: Euthanasia and assisted suicide: Any law is ultimately a bad law ... St Teresa of Kolkata: a two-page feature ... Otago youth enjoy Hunt for Jesus People event .. New church opened on Bethlehem (Tauranga) shore ... Refugee success story thanks to Kiwi kindness

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Marist man and operatic society stalwart (photo)
Waikato Times Weekend
Like water and oil there are things in this world that do not naturally present themselves as good combinations. Rugby and operatic, for example. Luckily for him no-one ever told refrigeration engineer Pat Rice that. For Pat, who died aged 82, was happily and successfully both a Marist Rugby Club and Hamilton Operatic Society stalwart.

Marist nationals Masters' springboard (photo)
The annual New Zealand Marist football tournament offers many things in a social and competitive environment but this weekend you can add one more benefit.

Keeping the faith in a secular world (photos)
For the last six and a half years, Alister Castillo, 26, has lived at the Holy Cross College in Auckland, the national Roman Catholic seminary for the training of priests. On September 23 he will commit to a life of religious service.

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St Thomas of Canterbury College, Christchurch: Christ's College rugby player found guilty of racial abuse http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/84162284/christs-college-rugby-player-found-guilty-of-racial-abuse

Campion College, Gisborne: Silver, bronze for Proctor at school champs (photo) 

John Paul College students to cook off in final (video) 

Marian Catholic School, Hamilton: Out-of-the-box thinking gets Byron a visit from the All Blacks (video, photo) 

Roncalli College, Timaru: Roncalli students are running a relay for a mate with cancer (photo) 

St Joseph's, Balclutha: St Joseph's School upgrade officially blessed and opened by Catholic bishop at Balclutha (photo) 

St Kevin's College, Oamaru: SI success for St Kevin's (photo) 

St Mark's School, Pakuranga: Mini Olympics (photo captions) Eastern Courier 

St Mary's School, Carterton: St Mary's Jubilee, 2-4 June 2017 (articles and photographs) Wairarapa News

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18 September: Luke 16:1-13 Stewardship (the Shrewd Manager)

A reading and reflection with Stephen Ready and Malia Vito-Tupai.

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THE 15TH STATION PODCAST


September 16, 2016
Episode 108 — Popes, Saints, Veeps and Zuck

The canonisation of Mother Teresa — now St Teresa of Calcutta — was the big news story of the month, and it takes top billing in this episode of The 15th Station. But news of two Popes isn't too far behind, after an interview with Pope Benedict was released, prompting a flurry of media stories. For Pope Francis, it was him being chosen as the world's most inspirational leader by former NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark and his meeting with Mark Zuckerberg that features on the show. And, with less than two months until the US election, Democrat VP candidate Tim Kaine raised eyebrows with his prediction the Catholic Church might eventually join the ranks of those who support same-sex marriage. Find out if Don, James and Gavin disagree.

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** Pope's inter-faith summit in Assisi belongs to an ongoing revolution
When Pope Francis convenes a summit of religious leaders next Tuesday in Assisi, it's neither maverick nor ho-hum. Instead, it marks the latest chapter in an ongoing revolution.

** Padre Pio shows the Church can be democratic after all
The popular devotion to Padre Pio that propelled him to sainthood shows that the Catholic Church, while not a democracy, is not indifferent to the voice of the people.

** Seeing Trump v. Clinton through Catholic eyes
The dynamics of the 2016 race illustrate some worrying trends in American life, including deepening divisions and rising levels of rage. Seen through Catholic eyes the race also suggests that the Church has a fairly unique capacity to make a difference.

** On anniversary, can we finally catch Benedict's point at Regensburg?
Today marks the 10th anniversary of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI's controversial speech at Regensburg. After a decade of debate, can we finally catch the real point Benedict was trying to make that day? (Hint: It wasn't about Islam.)

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

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

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

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

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SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK: 11-17 September 2016

"We all have a migration story"


The Catholic Bishops of New Zealand have named the week of 11-17 September Social Justice Week. This year, the focus is on  migration.

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has produced three short videos about communities that are welcoming migrants and former refugees. All videos can be found at http://www.caritas.org.nz/social-justice-week

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RNZ. Saturday Morning with Kim Hill
Brother Guy Consolmagno: astronomy and religion (audio)
In a wide-ranging interview, Kim Hill questions Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, the Vatican's astronomer, about religion, science and Galileo, celibacy, abuse, the work of the Vatican Observatory, and whether anyone is Out There.

Q&A: The Pope's astronomer on faith, science and aliens (photo)
Why is the Pope's astronomer here in New Zealand? And why is he on Great Barrier Island, of all places, and talking about aliens, of all things?

Migrant workers paid $8/hr, exploited, report reveals
Stories of migrant workers being exploited, with some paid as little as $8 an hour, have been revealed in a new report. In some cases, employers demanded they work for free, the report by Catholic advocacy and aid agency Caritas Aotearoa said.

'Stand up for what's right' on migrant worker exploitation
In response to ongoing accounts of the unfair treatment of migrant workers in New Zealand, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is calling for communities to 'stand up for what's right' and support this vulnerable group to get help in a report to be released on 8 September.

Tim Wilson on babies, religion, Donald Trump and his new novel (photos, video)
Tim Wilson is a changed man. In the past four years he has converted to Catholicism, met and married singer/songwriter Rachel, and had two "sparkling" children whose existence lights him up from the inside like a sky lantern.

Feilding woman celebrates Mother Teresa's sainthood through art (photos)
Twenty years ago Dina Blake had no religious beliefs, but this week she is on a pilgrimage to celebrate the canonisation of Mother Teresa. 

Auckland Catholics among first in world to celebrate Mother Teresa's canonisation (photos)
Aucklanders were among the first in the world to celebrate the canonisation of Mother Teresa on Sunday morning. A mass was held at St Patrick's Cathedral in honour of the missionary nun, who will enter the ranks of Catholic Church saints on September 4 in Vatican City.

Clever Kiwi conversion: An Arrowtown convent (photos)
Former Aucklanders Alan and Kath Jenkins discovered the 1870s Arrowtown stone convent when scouting for a "do-up." The cottage, protected by the Historic Places Trust, was home to many nuns, who taught at the local St Joseph's School until it closed in 1943. 

Balclutha couple celebrate 60th wedding anniversary (photo)
Neville and Rosaleen nee Kelly Humphries of Balclutha celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with family and friends on Monday.

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St Patrick's, Taupo: Students join pope in prayer (photo)
Ruapehu Press

St Peter's College, Gore: Schoolboy rugby player abuses principal during match

Villa Maria College send off players in style after clinching their maiden national secondary schools title in Auckland (photo)

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11 September: Luke 15:11-32 The Prodigal Son

A reading and reflection with Suzanne O'Rourke and Claire Mullarkey

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** Murdered nun in Haiti incarnated the spirit of Mother Teresa
While Pope Francis was declaring Mother Teresa a saint in Rome, another strong-willed nun who exemplified her spirit, Sister Isabel Sola Matas, was being killed in Haiti.

** Why sainthood for Mother Teresa matters after all - Crux
Mother Teresa certainly doesn't need the additional celebrity sainthood often provides in order to have an impact on the world, but her halo does put an exclamation point on an important insight about Catholicism.

** With a new document on the importance of the elderly, the Australian bishops seek to get ahead of the curve on what demographers sometimes call the 'Grayby Boom'

** In new book, Pope Benedict XVI exudes a rare humility
In a new book-length interview, presumably his last, with German journalist Peter Seewald, emeritus Pope Benedict XVI projects a humility rare for any world leader.

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

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

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

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

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SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK 2016: "We all have a migration story"

11-17 September


The Catholic Bishops of New Zealand have named the week of 11-17 September Social Justice Week. This year, the focus is on  migration.

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has produced three short videos about communities that are welcoming migrants and former refugees. All videos can be found at http://www.caritas.org.nz/social-justice-week

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 

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

In issue 498, September 4-17 2016: Kiwi-Aussie bishop ordained in Sydney ... The third saint to set foot in NZ ... New general manager for Auckland diocese ... A Kiwi mercy missionary on wheels ... Tortured pastor grieves for flock (Fr Douglas Al-Bazi) ... Social Justice Week 2016 (2 pages) ... Plan for nationwide Aussie synod.

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Mother Teresa canonisation celebrated in Auckland (photo)
Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be canonised a Catholic saint on Sunday in Rome, but commemorations in Auckland will involve people of many faiths.

Family, friends gather for funeral for young councillor Sarah Higgins (photos, text, video)
As mist lifted from the waters of Hokianga Harbour, the bell tolled outside the iconic red and white Catholic Church to begin the farewell service for Sarah Higgins.

Iconic churches reflect region's rich history (photos)
Feilding-Rangitikei Herlad
There's a lot of good news in Rangitikei. The 36 churches across the district have an important role in the rural communities they serve. Each creates a vibrant hub of activity unique to the needs of their individual communities.

Hamilton East's Euphrasie House looks to be gone by Christmas (photo)
Hamilton East's Euphrasie House has the timer set for its demolition. One of the conditions was that the adjoining St Mary's Chapel had to be strengthened. And now that work is under way, it is only a matter of time before the 1936 Spanish-mission-style convent and hostel will be brought down.

Young Catholics, Latter-day Saints to Meet Parliamentarians
A group of young members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Catholic Church will meet with several Members of Parliament this Thursday (1 September) in Wellington.

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Baradene College, Remuera: Loco Lamington Ice Pops without the guilt (video, photos) 

Carmel College, North Shore: Teen showcases design at New Zealand Fashion Week (photo) 

Roncalli College Enterprise Market Day could become event for all Timaru schools (photo) 

Roncalli College, Timaru: American trip an eye opener for Roncalli's Mulholland (photo) 

Sacred Heart College in Lower Hutt lets students use cellphones only at lunchtime 

St Columba's, Hamilton: Women's Sevens stars inspire Waikato kids (photos) 

St John's College Hastings Slices up the Competition 

St Joseph's, Balclutha: Catholic Bishop to visit St Joseph's School Balclutha to bless and open new buildings (photo) 

St Joseph's, Queenstown: Survey shows support for school move to Frankton 

St Mary's College first Wellington school to qualify for national rugby top four (photo) 

St Mary's College, Wellington: Cheerful stickers: St Mary's students countering the silence around depression 

St Patrick's College, Wellington: Team culture carries St Pat's Town to boys' premier basketball title (photo) 

St Thomas of Canterbury College, Christchurch: Rugby union's process inappropriate for dealing with race complaints - school 

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** Turkson a credible successor to Francis, but not the only one

** Pope calls global warming sin, says protecting creation is work of mercy

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

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

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

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

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"All views on assisted suicide matter" says Bioethics spokesperson (24 Aug 2016)

Director of The Nathaniel Bioethics Centre, Dr John Kleinsman, is surprised and appalled at the disingenuous tactics being employed by assisted suicide supporters. Both Matt Vickers and Act MP David Seymour have in recent days described the unprecedented number of submissions to the Health Select Committee and the overwhelming 78% opposition to a law change as nothing more than the result of formulaic submissions collected in bulk by mostly religious institutions or as religious bullying from the pulpit by pastors ...

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The agnostic and the Pope - Helen Clark praises Pope Francis' 'tremendous goodness' (photo)
Former Prime Minister Helen Clark, a well-known agnostic, has named the Pope as the most inspirational leader in the world at the moment.

Councils can now allow Easter Sunday trading
It's now over to councils to decide whether shops can open on Easter Sunday after controversial legislation passed into law amidst heated debate.

Kiwi mum and daughter take on the Camino de Santiago (photos)
Facing a trek of 800km across Europe, Olivia Phillipson and her mother let scallop shells guide the way. 

New church rises from the ashes (photos, video)
St Therese's Chapel at Bethlehem (Bay of Plenty) has risen from the ashes of a fire which destroyed the old Catholic church two years ago.

No funds for interfaith museum (photo)
The idea of a faith museum in Mosgiel to attract tourists to the town divided Mosgiel Taieri Community Board members last week. Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunedin general manager Gerald Scanlan applied for $2111 plus GST from the community board project fund to buy a display cabinet at Holy Cross College to store historical artifacts owned by the diocese, including embroidered vestments, crucifixes and bibles.

Erskine College $30m housing project gets thumbs up from Island Bay residents (photos and illustrations)
The $30m development of Erskine College has drawn a mainly positive response from about 100 people at an Island Bay Residents' Association meeting.
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Aquinas College, Tauranga: Extreme poverty spurs college students into action (text, video)
Seeing a family of ten living in a tent and a child who lived in a house with 25 people has shocked a group of local teenagers into action. Noticing first hand some of the extreme poverty that some children at Merivale Primary School were experiencing galvanised eight students from Aquinas College to deliver care packages, lunches and household items to the school...

Bishop Edward Gaines School, Tokoroa: 21st Century learning for Tokoroa's Catholic school (photo) 

Campion College, Gisborne: Student films coming to the big screen (photo) 

John Paul II High School, Greymouth: Rio Olympics 2016: Find out where the most decorated New Zealand Olympic team went to high school (photos) 

Pompallier College, Whangarei: Singing students on tour to British Colombia (photo) The Bay Chronicle 

Sacred Heart College, Auckland: Meet Jono Baker, the Auckland 16-year-old who might be the next Ed Sheeran (video) 

Sacred Heart Girls' College, Hamilton: Caitlin O'Connell shooting for a big future in basketball 

Sancta Maria College, Manukau: College students enjoying peer support (photo) 

St Bernard's College, Lower Hutt: Ted the builder helps St Bernard's boys build a better future (photo) 

St Paul's, Ngaruawahia: Cook Island culture brought to life in Ngaruawahia by St Paul's students (photo) 

St Peter's College, Auckland: Pio Terei's son dies after cancer battle (photo) 

Star of the Sea School Howick celebrates 20 years at Oakridge Way (photo) 

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Aug 28 - Luke 14:1,7-24 Humility and hospitality; The guests who refused the invitation.

A reading and reflection with Simon McLellan and Violet Kudzotsa.

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SOUNDS CATHOLIC - Christchurch Catholic Radio


Links to the broadcasts of June 5, 12 and 26, 31 July and August 21.

In the broadcast of 21 August 2016 (repeated from January 2016): The Graduate Choir of Auckland together with the Christchurch Cathedral choir.

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** Francis says the people have spoken: 'Two popes are just fine'

** Argentine saints-to-be reveal pope's thinking on priests, nuns, and laity

** Benedict says he quit because he couldn't face another trip
In an interview as part of a new biography set for an Aug. 30 release in Italy, emeritus Pope Benedict XVI once again knocks down speculation about the motives for his resignation ...

** John Paul I museum showcases inspiration for Pope Francis
The opening of a new museum dedicated to Pope John Paul I, the "Smiling Pope" of 33 days, is of more than historical interest, because "Papa Luciani" is an important source of inspiration for Pope Francis.

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

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

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

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

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NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

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

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

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Catholic Diocese of Hamilton
Support positions.
Details in 'NZ Catholic' August 7-20 2016 p.4, on Seek (partial list) at https://goo.gl/UhabjX and at http://proudtobecatholic.org.nz/2016/07/26/new-job-opportunities/
Applications close 31 August (for admin. positions).

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

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

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




Sunday, August 21, 2016

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 

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

In issue no. 497 August 21 - September 3 2016: Vision-impaired Jesuit ordained at St Patrick's ... Bishops send strong challenge to school trustees ... World prayer for abuse survivors coming ... A Catholic priest who enjoyed Ramadan ... Catholic schools need to take some calculated risks ... Bp Peter Cullinane: Wars and rumours of war and peacemaking (2) ... Marist family celebrates origins 200 years on ... Don't forget Iraqi Christians, says priest ... Advertising feature: Retreat and Conference Centres (2 pages)

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DEAR READERS: 
When you open one of the Press Display links below, you may be offered a choice between 'Press Reader' and 'Press Display' as your reading option. Always choose 'Press Display'.  Mike L

Olympian who helped fallen competitor says God groomed her to love
Abbey D'Agostino, who was raised in a Catholic family, discussed her fears and anxieties about running, her injuries, and her prayer life. [During the Women's 5,000-meter run on Tuesday, D'Agostino and New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin collided, both tripping and tumbling to the ground. D'Agostino turned back to help Hamblin. Then D'Agostino was unable to go on, and Hamblin remained with her, offering to help her up]

Lecretia Seales lives on in a health inquiry into euthanasia that kicks off this week  video
Wellington was home for Matt Vickers for a long time – it's also where his love and memories of his late wife Lecretia Seales live on. On Wednesday Vickers will be the first of 1800 people to speak to a parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia, instigated by a petition in the name of former Labour MP Maryan Street and the Voluntary Euthanasia Society.

Workers soar over Sacred Heart Basilica to repair dome (photo)
The Sacred Heart Basilica in Timaru received a face lift today with a crane towering high above the dome.

Auckland Anglican college celebrates 170th anniversary with visitor from the Vatican (photo)
Anglican representative to the Roman Catholic Church in the Vatican, Archbishop Sir David Moxon, presided over the anniversary celebrations at the College of St John the Evangelist (St John's College) on August 12-15.

Security an issue as churches do their best to keep sacred spaces safe (photos
A Taranaki priest says the doors of churches will stay open despite a recent theft which fleeced a parish of more than $2,000 in electronics equipment.

$12m heritage funding boost could help Wellington monastery and cinema (photo)
Landmark Wellington buildings including St Gerard's Monastery, Erskine College and the Paramount Theatre could be the winners from a Government funding boost for earthquake-prone heritage buildings.

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Campion College, Gisborne: National art honours for Daisy's Victorian take on Treaty (photo) 

Francis Douglas Memorial College steal late win in local derby 

Francis Douglas Memorial College steal late win in local derby (photo) 

St Columba's, Hamilton: MasterChef's Brett McGregor inspires kids (photo) 

St John's College, Hamilton: Fiery crash in Hamilton latest tragedy for former St John's students (photos) 

St Josephs's, Matamata: From landfill to furniture (photo) Matamata Chronicle 

St Patrick's College, Wellington: New Zealand should tap potential of synthetic spider silk (photos) 

Verdon College hip hop crew off to nationals (photo) 

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Luke 13:22-30 The narrow door

A reading and reflection with Rev Judith Wigglesworth and Rev. Alison Camplin at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

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THE 15TH STATION PODCAST


August 15, 2016 
Episode 107 — Making Assumptions on our 9th birthday

It's the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady — so that means it's our birthday. The 15th Station celebrates nine years of podcasting with a show that opens with the shocking story of an elderly French priest's murder at the hands of cowardly terrorists. As hard as it is to proceed from such horror, the Holy Father's comments at World Youth Day and some forthright words from a seminary formation director help to refocus on the positivity of the Catholic faith. To show the joy of that faith, the Church needs great witnesses. And Pope Francis wants parish secretaries to be part of that number. Enjoy our birthday show!

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'CRUX', edited by John L. Allen


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

** Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, who died Sunday at 81, was an ardent champion of the victims of anti-Christian persecution in India. 

** Pope Francis strives to back up apologies with action.

** What clergy are hearing from Francis: 'Presence, mercy and service'

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

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

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

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FACEBOOK

The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

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EMPLOYMENT

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton
Support positions.
Details in 'NZ Catholic' August 7-20 2016 p.4, on Seek (partial list) at https://goo.gl/UhabjX and at http://proudtobecatholic.org.nz/2016/07/26/new-job-opportunities/
Applications close 31 August (for admin. positions).

Director, Catholic Enquiry Centre, Wellington.
Details in 'NZ Catholic' August 7-20 2016 p.19, at https://www.seek.co.nz/job/31535173 and from Gerald Scanlan, tel: 03 474 5753; geralds@cdd.org.nz
Applications close 22 August.

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

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

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




Sunday, August 14, 2016

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

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The Pope's child sex protection expert Father Hans Zollner on battling 'evil' (photo)
By his own admission, Father Hans Zollner's job is "dark, bleak and heavy". Often described as the Pope's expert in the fight against child abuse, he has heard countless tales from those who have suffered at the hands of priests. Zollner has travelled all over the world in his role, arriving in New Zealand for the first time last week.

Churches rise with wave of Pacific migration (photo)
Since the turn of the century, New Zealanders have been drifting away from church but Oamaru's Tongan community is bucking the trend, Hamish MacLean reports.
'Working poor' on the rise according to charity (photo)
Poverty is on the rise - particularly for the so-called 'working poor. That's the observation of St Vincent de Paul's Auckland South conference acting area president Tonia Greabatch. 

Churches make high profile appointments as cathedrals sit broken (photos)
Two Christchurch church property teams have made prominent appointments as their earthquake-damaged cathedrals sit in ruins.
Also: Former Ngai Tahu property CEO joins Catholic Diocese 

Chapel restored as plans for $30m Island Bay housing project at heritage site unveiled (image)
Plans have been unveiled for a $30 million 94-townhouse development at Wellington's controversial heritage complex at Erskine College in Island Bay. The red-stickered derelict former Catholic boarding school has been under threat of demolition for years, with redevelopment hinging on Save Erskine College Trust's demands that the chapel and gardens be saved.
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Move over, Millennials, there are some new kids in town (photos)
[The article includes comments by Kieran Fouhy, principal of St Paul's College, Ponsonby, on the importance of communal achievement over individual achievement]

Pompallier School, Kaitaia: First haircut raises funds to go to boy's sick teacher (photo) 

Roncalli College, Timaru: Life changing volunteer visit to Cambodia for Roncalli school girls (photo) 

St Peter's College, Auckland: Grieving friends make film tribute for mate (photo) 

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INSPIRATIONAL TV


Luke 12:49-56 : Jesus, the cause of division

A reading and reflection with Rev. Dr. Raymond Pelly and Rev. Canon Jenny Wilkens at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

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'RESTLESS PRESS' 


This week: 

** Thank you for your support - Chelsea Houghton (August 6 2016)

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'CRUX', edited by John L. Allen


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

Deacon Steven Greydanus. Hollywood's  got a "religion problem" especially when it comes to depictions of Catholicism and Christianity generally.

Part one:

Part two:

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NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC PERIODICALS & NEWSLETTERS

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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NEW ZEALAND COMMENTARIES ON THE SUNDAY READINGS

Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

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

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

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FACEBOOK

The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

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NEWS OF THE CHURCH IN NZ AND THE WORLD







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EMPLOYMENT

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton
Seven pastoral and support positions.
Details in 'NZ Catholic' August 7-20 2016 p.4, on Seek (partial list) at https://goo.gl/UhabjX and at http://proudtobecatholic.org.nz/2016/07/26/new-job-opportunities/
Applications close 15 August (pastoral positions) and 31 August (admin. positions).

Editor, 'NZ Catholic', Auckland
Details in 'NZ Catholic' August 7-20 2016 p.19 and from leannek@cda.org.nz
Applications close 19 August. 

Director, Catholic Enquiry Centre, Wellington.
Details in 'NZ Catholic' August 7-20 2016 p.19, at https://www.seek.co.nz/job/31535173 and from Gerald Scanlan, tel: 03 474 5753; geralds@cdd.org.nz
Applications close 22 August.

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

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

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