Sunday, January 27, 2019

Kiwicath News & Notes - 27 January 2019


New Zealand Catholic Bishops seek Executive Officer (23 Jan 2019)
Applications are invited for the position of Executive Officer for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference ...




Teachers who made a difference
Teachers play a vital role in peoples' lives. With the new school year approaching, some prominent New Zealanders tell Bruce Munro about the positive impact teachers had in their lives.  [Among others, Superintendent Paul Basham, Police Southern District Commander, recalls his education at De La Salle College in Mangere. The article includes a fine photo of Brother Sir Pat Lynch ]

Historic Lawrence building on the market
The United States-based owners of the heritage-listed St Patrick's Church School and Hall in Lawrence hope that putting the Robert Lawson-designed building on the market will give ''new momentum'' to preservation efforts.

Child sex abuser memorialised in Marist rugby club's trophy 
A movement is now underway, led by a victim of Catholic child sex abuse, to rename the Brother Claudius Cup, named after Marist Brother Claudius Pettit who sexually abused a boy at a Wellington school. 

Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Death of a friend inspires reflection on immigration 
My friend Manuel (Manny) de Farias was originally from the Azores. At his funeral last week I heard that shortly after WWII Manny's parents made the decision to move with their two sons and one daughter to New Zealand. I think two things would have helped Manny's parents acclimatise to the New Zealand way of life. The children and the Catholic Church...

News of the Schools

St Joseph's, Otahuhu: Learning local: Astronaut ancestor inspires 8-year-old writer
Not many Kiwi 8-year-olds have an astronaut in the family, but Milan Muller, an 8-year-old writer at St Joseph's School in Otahuhu, is one of a growing number who are learning to read and write about things that are relevant to them and their community, rather than from standardised textbooks.

St Joseph's, Temuka: Extra bus en route to help St Andrews Primary School deal with influx of Pareora pupils
At St Joseph's School Temuka, principal Bernie Leonard said the roll has doubled over the past eight years, with about 125 starting next week. "We can't take many more. Our roll is extremely strong for the next few years," Leonard said.



The God-Man: a reading and commentary on Luke 4:14-21 by Fr Edward J. Tyler, NSW, Australia


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

** Francis to religious in Panama: Don't grow weary, despite sins of Church
Young people, prisoners, politicians, and bishops have all enjoyed an opportunity to get a boost from Pope Francis so far during his visit to Panama, and on Saturday morning, it was the time for priests and religious women and men to receive one. While Francis told them it is understandable that they might feel weary at times due to the "sins" of the Church, he encouraged them to keep their hearts open to God...

** Slimmed-down Vatican team plants a flag for faith at Davos
While the Vatican's focus currently is on sunny Panama for World Youth Day, where Pope Francis is once again presiding over the "Catholic Woodstock," a small papal delegation instead spent the last few days at the World Economic Forum in freezing Davos to spread the Gospel to the world's elite...



New Zealand Catholic 
Periodicals & Newsletters

'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' (Latest news - Latest Inform)

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet'

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update 

Society of Mary. 'Marist Messenger'

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine.

New Zealand Commentaries 
on the Sunday Readings

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

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections


Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference

News of the Church 
in NZ and the World

Catholic Herald. Morning Catholic Must Reads :


Executive Officer for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (Wellington)
and from  Applications close 18 February 2019 

Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette:

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme: 

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...