Sunday, June 26, 2016



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In issue no. 493, June 26 - July 9 2016: Low decile, supreme award (McAuley High School) ... Hospice work brings QSM ...Science no enemy of faith, says academic ... Cardinal questions orientation of Mass ... Violence against women a crisis in PNG ... Diocesan general manager steps down (Auckland) ... Pilgrims follow Te Tai Tokerau footsteps ... RIP Bishop Len Boyle ... Couples need to avoid 'The Four Horsemen' ... Stepping up for the Year of Mercy (Upper Hutt).




Thieves 'desecrate' Catholic church in Geraldine (photo)
Geraldine's Catholic parishioners are reeling after their historic church was "desecrated" by thieves overnight on Saturday.

Cromwell Christians well catered for (photos)
In a time of decreasing faith in New Zealand, Cromwell's Christians are well catered for. Central Otago reporter Jono Edwards looks at the face of Christianity in the town. 

Poverty NZ's 'new normal' - report
The government is dumping responsibility for desperate people on the charitable sector, say New Zealand's Christian social services.

Plans to save Auckland retirement village unveiled (photo)
Plans that could save an Auckland retirement village from demolition have been released. Auckland Council has earmarked Liston Village for demolition under plans to extend Monte Cecilia Park in Hillsborough. Opponents have highlighted a lack of social housing options for the elderly and labelled the plans as a "problematic concept".

Poroporoaki: Rob Cooper (Ngati Hine, Ngapuhi)
The Maori Party today grieves the passing of a much loved mentor, a superb advocate, a masterful activist and a lifelong champion of kaupapa Maori, Rob Cooper.


Hutt schools funded to trial innovative teaching approaches
Chris Bishop, National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, says he can't wait to see the results of a Hutt Valley schools' project in 2 years' time which has been given $300,000 as part of a fund to encourage innovative teaching practices. "This project involves eight schools including St Patrick's College (Silverstream), St Bernard's College and Sacred Heart College here in the Hutt. It aims to enhance student outcomes in technology in a number of Catholic secondary schools.

Campion College: Students are night sky warriors 

Francis Douglas Memorial College, New Plymouth: Francis Douglas upset Wesley College (photo) 

John Paul College, Rotorua: Our People: Young ambassador loving life at forefront (photo) 

Kavanagh College, Dunedin: Rugby: Kavanagh claim second win 

McAuley High's journey to being a top achiever (text and video) 

Pompallier Catholic College: Charity challenge tests pupils (photo) 

Sacred Heart College First XI unbeaten in Auckland secondary school premier league (photo) 

Sacred Heart Girls' College: Hamilton ocean swimmer will make waves in Holland (photo) 

St Joseph's looks at school's future A survey of Queenstown's Catholic community will help determine the future of St Joseph's School in the resort.

Also: Housing mooted for site 
A piece of land near Arrowtown once earmarked for a second campus for St Joseph's School could be subdivided for new housing. Last November the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunedin abandoned plans for a $5 million second campus for the school.

St Mary's College, Wellington: St Mary's eye national prominence after unbeaten start to Wellington competition (photo) 



Sunday 27 June - Luke 9:51-62  On resolution.
A reading and commentary with Sister Stephanie Kitching rsm.


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