Sunday, July 2, 2017


In Issue No 518, July 2 - 15 2017: Kiwi missionary Doug Tennent trying to return to PNG ... Suzanne Aubert Day in October ... Hawera: New centre integrates school with its parish ... Editorial: Seymour (End of Life) bill is a little shop of horrors ... Bishop Peter Cullinane" Participation in a General election ... Lutheran-Catholic steps to closer future ... Sorrow at death of prominent Maori priest (Pa Steve Hancy) ... Support Sea Sunday.

Catherine Byrne: Palliative care a kindly end-of-life right
The June 10 Weekend Herald published an article by Matt Vickers, husband of Lecretia Seales, who died last year, shortly before the Health Select Committee set up an inquiry to investigate the issue of assisted dying. For reasons of privacy it is not possible to publish pictures of the many people who have been helped by the care and attention they have received at Waipuna Hospice, but as a doctor who has worked there for many years, I felt I could not let this article go past without pointing out that euthanasia is not the only answer to the serious concerns people have about the end of life, nor is it the most compassionate...

Man robbed of his innocence by nun speaks out decades later about his quest for justice (photos)
A man, sexually abused as a child by a nun, kept his anguish secret for most of his life. Emily Spink talks to him about his quest for justice.

Slate arriving to reroof priory (photos)
Work to restore Dunedin's 140-year-old former Dominican Priory is set to ramp up when the first portion of 30,000 roofing slates arrives from Wales next week.

A 360 degree view inside Christchurch's quake-ruined Catholic cathedral (photos, panorama)
Photographer Glen Howey pieced together this incredible collage.

Graveyard beneath former play yard
Northern Outlook
In 1872 a cross was erected in a cemetery adjoining the Catholic church in Rangiora. That same year the first parishioner was interred. Catherine E. Fitzgibbon was buried in the cemetery in 1967 and would be the last.

News Of The Schools

Special characters: The state-funded schools that ask pupils for $5000 and more (photos) Some of the country's most prestigious schools ask for up to $11,000 a year in fees – while being mostly funded by the government. How is that fair? Tom Fitzsimons reports.

Campion College, Gisborne: A better way for butter (photo) 

Hato Petera College, Auckland: 'Unique' school's struggle blamed on funding decisions (photo) 

John Paul College, Rotorua: Rotorua teen chases thief and gets schoolmate's bike back (photo) 

John Paul College: Rotorua student's stream-cleaning idea takes top prize (photo) 

Kavanagh College, Dunedin: Kavanagh dominates co-ed tournament 

Roncalli College, Timaru: Timaru residents learn to sing to raise funds for school (photo) 

Sacred Heart Girls' College, New Plymouth: O'Connor wins NZ cross-country title (photo) 

Sacred Heart Primary School, Timaru: Big wins spell good news for school quiz teams (photos) 

St James' School, Christchurch: New initiative giving children coping skills 'a great tool', but more help is needed  (photos, video) 

St Peter's College, Auckland: Aucklander selected to represent New Zealand in Mandarin speaking competition (photo) 

St Peter's College, Palmerston North: Teen's robots rock in Robocup competition (photo) 

St Thomas of Canterbury College / Roncalli College: Roncalli First XV's second half fightback falls short against St Thomas (photo) 

St Thomas of Canterbury College, Christchurch: Youth Custody Index aims to break cycle of youth incarceration (photos) 

Verdon College, Invercargill: Science fair a happy hunting ground (photo) 



Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me : Mt 10:37-42

A reading and reflection with Sister Stephanie Kitching.


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

** Abuse charges against Pell not good news for Vatican financial reform
With criminal charges of sexual abuse having been filed against Cardinal George Pell in his home country of Australia, many questions will be asked, most about the accusations and Pell's defense. From a Vatican point of view, however, a key question is what all this means for the prospects of financial reform, and the best answer probably is, "Nothing good."

** Pope Francis tells divorced women, 'the Church embraces you'
Meeting with 35 separated and divorced women from the Spanish diocese of Toledo, Pope Francis told them to pray for their ex-husbands. The pontiff asked to meet with the group after the women sent him a letter describing their situation, telling them, according to one participant, the Church "welcomes and embraces" them.



'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. 

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'.

Catholic Dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington. 'Wel-com'

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet'

The Nathaniel Centre. The New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. 'The Nathaniel Report'

NZ Catholic Education Office. 'Good News and the News'

Society of Mary. 'Marist Messenger'

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East'

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine.



Catholic Enquiry Centre. Reflections on the Sunday Gospel

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word -

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections (right-hand column)



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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