Sunday, April 17, 2016



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In the current issue: NZ ethicist likes papal call on love and family ... Apostolate to ships' crews given a fresh challenge ... Amoris Laetitia: Cardinal and bishop note merciful emphasis in text ... Renowned televisipn and Passion play producer dies (Ross Jennings) ... Rotorua college builds links in the Philippines ... Traditionalist order sees chance to come to New Zealand ... Anzac Day: Petone priest did not return from Front - Teenager was determined not to miss out on war ... Bereaved mum talks about her brave son (Diane Foley) ... Fr Nolan walks 100km back to the past ... Sisters mark 100 years of loving outreach (Josephites) ... Easter celebrated in Puhoi by Bohemian descendants ... Hui Aranga a big occasion for Maori.




'Everything he did was for us' (photo)
Former Blues rugby player Kurtis Haiu, who died after a prolonged battle with cancer, always put his family's needs first, even in his final months, says his grieving wife.


Catholic Secondary Schools Sports Tournament provides opportunities for students to meet others (photo)
Hundreds of students from all over the southern region converged on St Peter's College in Gore to take part in the annual Catholic Secondary Schools Sports Tournament ...

Campion College, Gisborne: Young leaders share passion for environment 
Anna Spring, 15, from Campion College, and Georgia Watson, 17, from Lytton High School, will join more than 50 Year 11 to 13 students from New Zealand and other Pacific nations at the Sir Peter Blake Youth EnviroLeaders' Forum, which runs for a week from tomorrow. 

De la Salle College, Auckland - Francis Douglas Memorial College, New Plymouth: Francis Douglas fail to subdue De La Salle's big men (photo) 
The Francis Douglas Memorial College first XV got a crunching reminder of how tough they could find things against much bigger opposition in the annual rugby match against Da La Salle in New Plymouth on Wednesday.

Garin College, Nelson: Kavanagh dean heading north (photo) 
John Maguire (54), the school's head of technology and dean, has been appointed principal of Garin College, a Catholic secondary school in Richmond, Nelson.

Roncalli College, Timaru: It's Student Volunteer Week but students are volunteering all year round (photo) 
A group of Roncalli College pupils ditched the classroom on Monday and pitched in when a Timaru woman needed help picking apples after she hurt her back.

St Joseph's, Morrinsville: New principal goes back to her old school (photo) 
Andrea Colebourn fondly remembers when she went to St Joseph's School Morrinsville as a child. Now, after working overseas for many years, she is back as principal of the school and enjoys working with the children of her old school friends.

St Joseph's, Timaru: St Joseph's School children walk to raise money (photo) 
Pupils from Timaru's St Joseph's School have raised about $1600 by walking laps around their school.

St Patrick's College, Wellington: St Pat's Town's Daniel Ward and Josh Ngaia claim another Maadi Cup gold (photo) 
St Patrick's College (Town) duo Daniel Ward and Josh Ngaia won gold in the boys under-17 double sculls at Maadi Cup last Friday. 

Verdon College, Invercargill: Verdon College rower Xavier Wright announces himself on national stage (photos) 
Verdon College's Xavier Wright has announced himself as one of the country's more exciting rowing talents. The Invercargill teenager produced the Southland highlight at the 2016 New Zealand Secondary School Championships on Saturday when he won the under-16 single at Lake Ruataniwha.



Sunday 17 April - John 10:27-30 "The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice"
A reading and commentary by Sister Marcellin Wilson



April 16, 2016 
Episode 103 — Communion, Commission, Closures and Contributions

The Pope's apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia leads off this month's episode and — spoiler alert — there are some strong feelings on the document. Pope Francis's Holy Thursday initiative to wash the feet of refugees of different faiths and the possible Royal Commission into child sexual abuse in New Zealand also feature, and Don, James and Gavin have a mix of sadness and support for the closure of three parishes in Dunedin. Maybe if they'd been receiving tithes via a new app, the parishes could've stayed open. Just joking. Mostly. Enjoy the show.


'CRUX', edited by John L. Allen

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

** Plucked from the uncertainty of Lesbos: 12 Syrian refugees
Pope Francis said two Christian families were on the original list to relocate with him, but couldn't come because their papers weren't in order ...

** Pope Francis calls Sanders greeting only 'common courtesy'
Francis says anyone who sees it as political should 'find a psychiatrist,' also confirms that family document changed things for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics but doesn't add details ...

** U.S. must act to defend persecuted Christians
The United States needs a more stringent standard for violations of religious freedom, and to hold offending countries to a higher level of accountability ...



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