Sunday, June 26, 2022


NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

NZCBC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicNZ/

** This Sunday, June 26 is the annual Peter's Pence collection. Peter's Pence is the name given to the financial support offered by the faithful to the Holy Father as a sign of their sharing in the concern of the Successor of Peter for the many different needs of the Universal Church and for the relief of those most in need ...

** Kia ora koutou whanau Katorika. Clearly [Matariki] has strong links with the sacramental nature of our Catholic faith. The National Liturgy Office has a prayer for Matariki ...

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'NZ CATHOLIC'

Website: https://nzcatholic.org.nz/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NZCatholic/
Full text articles: https://nzcatholic.org.nz/2022/

In issue no. 639, June 19 - July 2 : Catholic connections in Queen's Birthday honours list ... Traditional housing complex helps families (De Paul House, Northcote) ... Vinnies face continued demand for food parcels ... Theologian tells graduates to shape the future ... God bless our gracious Queen ... Bishop Peter Cullinane: About LBGTQ+ ... HRC asked to listen to principals and boards over uniforms ... Movie review: Dame Whina's long march ... Many languages at Hamilton Pentecost Mass ... Polar plunge for St Pat's cathedral.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS.  

Picton crash: Filipino community steps in to support family
https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/06/21/picton-crash-filipino-community-steps-in-to-support-family/
A community leader co-ordinating a response for the family of those killed in a devastating crash says there's been overwhelming interest to provide support. Most were members of the close knit Filipino community in Pukekohe, including one who was a student at the local high school ...

$1.4m CSS facility may open next year
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/14m-css-facility-may-open-next-year
A $1.4 million addition to Catholic Social Services' family support services footprint in South Dunedin could open its doors next year.

Six complaints of sexual abuse laid against now deceased Catholic priest
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/129072711/six-complaints-of-sexual-abuse-laid-against-now-deceased-catholic-priest
A priest who sexually and physically assaulted a teenage boy would turn up at his victim's home to have tea with his mother. The victim, now in his 60s, was one of six people to make complaints of sexual abuse against Father George William Harrison, who coached schoolboy rugby and served in many parishes in Christchurch and on the West Coast from 1935 until he retired in 1981.

Saints be praised! Church's tunnel vision shows the light
https://www.stuff.co.nz/pou-tiaki/129021700/saints-be-praised-churchs-tunnel-vision-shows-the-light
St Barbara, the patron saint of tunnelling, sits at the entrance of the Watercare Central Interceptor tunnel in Mangere, Auckland.


NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Sacred Heart College students take on Young Enterprise Trust, The Mission: Sustainable Challenge
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/sacred-heart-college-students-take-on-young-enterprise-trust-the-mission-sustainable-challenge/FG4W3HGHBWJBNQM4EEE2BNFFZI/
Sacred Heart College students developed solutions to real-world sustainability issues in an innovation challenge, aimed at sparking an interest in the primary industries. Run by the Young Enterprise Trust, The Mission: Sustainable Challenge was held at the War Memorial Centre last week, with Year 10 students selected from around the region to take part...

Pleasant Point school's recipe for fundraising success
https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/129020179/pleasant-point-schools-recipe-for-fundraising-success
A Pleasant Point school with about 50 pupils has sold more than 500 cheese rolls – all made by two mothers. The town's St Joseph's School had a stall at the Pleasant Point Farmers' Market on Sunday, where "quite a few chilly bins worth of cheese rolls", baking and raffle tickets were sold.

Putting on a show in Nelson
https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/129059100/putting-on-a-show-in-nelson
The Nelson heat of the performing arts competition for schools was held on June 14 at the Theatre Royal, but results were announced on Thursday at the end of a digital show for whanau and the public to watch. This year three schools entered the Nelson competition, with St Joseph's School winning the junior section. Waimea College won the senior section, with Garin College placing second.

75th Birthday Celebrations For Hato Paora College
https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED2206/S00032/75th-birthday-celebrations-for-hato-paora-college.htm
Hato Paora College, a Catholic Maori boarding school for boys in Feilding, will be celebrating its 75th Jubilee during Labour Weekend in October. It's a milestone for the kura because it's one of the few Maori boarding schools in Aotearoa to survive and continue to be operational.  

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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (C)

Today's Mass, celebrated by Fr Mark Napa (with Msgr David Tonks concelebrating) at St Joseph's Church, Takapuna can be viewed at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6NS4_L_syo

Sunday Mass is also broadcast on Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) at 2 pm  and live streamed at:
https://www.shinetv.co.nz/videos/live  (only viewable in New Zealand).


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Other New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:
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Fr Kevin Waldie SM. Sunday Reflection:
https://nzcatholic.org.nz/category/sunday-reflection/  

Sunday homilies of Fr Anthony Trenwith (audio):
http://station15.co.nz/

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - https://livingtheword.org.nz/

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

https://cruxnow.com/

Vatican official says 'Roe' ruling should open 'great debate' on protecting life at every stage
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2022/06/vatican-official-says-roe-ruling-should-open-great-debate-on-protecting-life-at-every-stage
After the Unites States Supreme Court's historic decision Friday overruling Roe v. Wade, the Vatican's top official on life issues has said the decision is an opportunity to both strengthen societal support for mothers and to launch a deeper reflection on human life ...


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EMPLOYMENT
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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Volunteers Overseas programme:
https://www.caritas.org.nz/get-involved/catholic-volunteers-overseas

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...

Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/staff-vacancies/
Hamilton: https://www.cdh.org.nz/jobs
Wellington: https://www.wn.catholic.org.nz/adw_community/vacancies/
Dunedin: https://www.cdd.org.nz/employment-opportunities

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

https://www.catholic.org.nz/

The six dioceses:
https://www.catholic.org.nz/find-us/dioceses-2/#section_59

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New Zealand Catholic
Periodicals & Newsletters
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'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. https://nzcatholic.org.nz/

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'.
https://www.cdh.org.nz/kete-korero/

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

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  
https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. Pastoral Newsletter
https://www.cdd.org.nz/

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. 'Lighting New Fires'
https://nzceo.schoolzineplus.com/nzceo/archive

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East'
https://www.columban.org.au/media-and-publications/the-far-east-magazine/archive/

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

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ.
https://www.svdp.org.nz/resources/  Newsletters. News in Brief:  

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine.
https://tuimotu.org/   Scroll down to Articles, Explore More

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Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)
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'NZ Catholic' newspaper
https://www.facebook.com/NZCatholic/

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
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Holy Cross Seminary
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Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ
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Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ
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News of the Church
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http://cathnews.co.nz/category/new-zealand/

https://nzcatholic.org.nz/

https://www.romereports.com/en/  (video)
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https://www.thetablet.co.uk/

https://www.cruxnow.com

https://www.lastampa.it/vatican-insider/en


Sunday, June 19, 2022


NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/

Synod diocesan synthesis documents published online
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/diocesan-synthesis/
Each of the country's six Catholic dioceses has published the synthesis documents of their responses to Pope Francis's Synodal call to hear what ordinary Catholics from around the world think should be the future direction of the Church ...


NZCBC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicNZ/

** Each of our six Catholic dioceses has published the synthesis documents of local responses for Synod 2021-23 ...

** This coming Sunday, 19 June, is also the Solemnity of the Holy Body and  Blood.  The National Liturgy Office has readings and other resources ...

** Caritas is urging everyone who missed the Lent appeal to donate now ... We recognise that 2022 was a difficult Lent, with Covid restrictions, limited Mass numbers and some challenges ...

** This Sunday, 19 June is the Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants ... The National Liturgy Office has resources here ...

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

On your marks: Gymnast clears her highest bar
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/lockerroom/on-your-marks-gymnast-clears-her-highest-bar
In the second part of our series On Your Marks, taking Commonwealth Games athletes back to high school, Suzanne McFadden meets rhythmic gymnast Havana Hopman, who remembers a NZ team-mate who set her a high bar at Baradene College ...

Massey academics on a mission to promote Pasifika culture
https://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/300615561/massey-academics-on-a-mission-to-promote-pasifika-culture
A pair of Massey University academics have been going school to school distributing colourful posters to promote diverse cultures of the Pacific. They distributed several to the students of St Peter's College in Palmerston North on Thursday ...

St Joseph's School Stratford's non-uniform day supports The Kai Kitchen Trust (photo caption)
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/stratford-press/news/st-josephs-school-stratfords-non-uniform-day-supports-the-kai-kitchen-trust/OY7ANK6UNQIAQI47SNMYPU3H5M/
St Joseph's School Stratford held a non-uniform day to raise funds for The Kai Kitchen Trust, a charity that helps Taranaki families in need ...

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SOLEMNITY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

Today's Mass, celebrated by celebrated by Father Steve Berecz at  St John the Baptist parish, Parnell, Auckland, can be viewed at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt7IXOpobDg

Sunday Mass is also broadcast on Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) at 2 pm  and live streamed at:
https://www.shinetv.co.nz/videos/live  (only viewable in New Zealand).


Inspired Word: A video reading and commentary on the gospel of the day by Mathew Gardner and Vicky Wall.

Luke 9:11-17   Jesus feeds five thousand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXHg5ykbTgo&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBAMx_xkzRR8wnm_isNdXF-u&index=9

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Other New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:
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Fr Kevin Waldie SM. Sunday Reflection:
https://nzcatholic.org.nz/category/sunday-reflection/  

Sunday homilies of Fr Anthony Trenwith (audio):
http://station15.co.nz/

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - https://livingtheword.org.nz/

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STATION XV (podcast)

http://station15.co.nz/

Episode 175 – Persecution, Pelosi, Palliation, Prayer (June 16, 2022)

The episode is a real mixture of joy and sadness, as we traverse the globe for this month's stories. Starting close to home, there's news of the appointment of a Bishop of Christchurch, but in Africa, the news of another attack on a Catholic church and dozens of worshippers is maddening and sickening. In the US, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's decision to ban House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving communion has created a stir, while back Down Under there are concerns people won't get the health care they need because of fears about euthanasia. Maybe we just need to pray about it and have a stiff drink — like the Venezuelan man in our light story. Enjoy the show, and keep up with your own prayers for our world.

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

https://cruxnow.com/

Pope honors world's peripheries with new cardinals, but not his own backyard
https://cruxnow.com/news-analysis/2022/06/pope-honors-worlds-peripheries-with-new-cardinals-but-not-his-own-backyard
When Pope Francis creates his eighth crop of new cardinals on Aug. 27, including 16 who will be eligible to elect his successor, it will solidify his reputation as the "Pope of the Peripheries," featuring first-ever cardinals from Paraguay, East Timor, Singapore and Mongolia ...

Nigeria funeral for church attack victims draws anger, tears
https://cruxnow.com/ap/2022/06/nigeria-funeral-for-church-attack-victims-draws-anger-tears-2
Nigeria held a state funeral Friday for nearly two dozen of the worshippers killed by gunmen at a church service earlier this month as church officials urged authorities to take swift action to avoid future tragedies ...

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EMPLOYMENT
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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Volunteers Overseas programme:
https://www.caritas.org.nz/get-involved/catholic-volunteers-overseas

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...

Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/staff-vacancies/
Hamilton: https://www.cdh.org.nz/jobs
Wellington: https://www.wn.catholic.org.nz/adw_community/vacancies/
Dunedin: https://www.cdd.org.nz/employment-opportunities

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

https://www.catholic.org.nz/

The six dioceses:
https://www.catholic.org.nz/find-us/dioceses-2/#section_59

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New Zealand Catholic
Periodicals & Newsletters
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'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. https://nzcatholic.org.nz/

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'.
https://www.cdh.org.nz/kete-korero/

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

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  
https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. Pastoral Newsletter
https://www.cdd.org.nz/

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. 'Lighting New Fires'
https://nzceo.schoolzineplus.com/nzceo/archive

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East'
https://www.columban.org.au/media-and-publications/the-far-east-magazine/archive/

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

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ.
https://www.svdp.org.nz/resources/  Newsletters. News in Brief:  

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine.
https://tuimotu.org/   Scroll down to Articles, Explore More

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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference
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Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)
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'NZ Catholic' newspaper
https://www.facebook.com/NZCatholic/

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
https://www.facebook.com/caritasaotearoa/timeline

Holy Cross Seminary
https://www.facebook.com/HolyCrossNZ

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ
https://www.facebook.com/Marists

Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ
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News of the Church
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http://cathnews.co.nz/category/new-zealand/

https://nzcatholic.org.nz/

https://www.romereports.com/en/  (video)
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https://www.thetablet.co.uk/

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Sunday, June 12, 2022


NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/

NZ Catholic bishops stand in solidarity with Nigeria church massacre victims
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/nigeria-massacre/
The Catholic Bishops of Aotearoa NZ have issued a statement in solidarity with the victims of the massacre at St Francis Xavier Church in Owo, Nigeria, during Mass on Pentecost Sunday ...


NZCBC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicNZ/

** Turn your $1 donation into $4 and help Caritas help lives thrive. He Oranga Taurikura/A Thriving Life is a five-year programme supported by the New Zealand Aid Programme ...

** Our Catholic Bishops have issued a statement standing in solidarity with the victims of the massacre at St Francis Xavier Church in Owo, Nigeria, during Mass on Pentecost Sunday ...

** The average Kiwi household spends $34 a week on products connected to modern slavery, a blight which entraps more than 40 million people, many in our Asia-Pacific region ...

** Ka pai Jenny Gordon, of Waikanae, Wellington, made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Catholic education in today's Queen's Birthday Platinum Jubilee Honours List ...

** The Catholic Spirit of Star Trek: An article for Pentecost Sunday posted by Catholic Discovery:  https://www.catholicdiscovery.nz/

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'NZ CATHOLIC'

Website: https://nzcatholic.org.nz/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NZCatholic/
Full text articles: https://nzcatholic.org.nz/2022/

In issue no. 638, June 5 - 18 : Church publishes new data on reported instances of abuse ... Bishop Michael gielen to be Christchurch bishop ... Closer relationship between Govt and Church ... Budget could have done morfe on child poverty ... Anomaly of abortion and mental health funding ... Bronwyn (Hayward) flies high on stage and in life ... Editorial: Bishop Gielan answers God's call to 'Go south' ... High house prices affect education in NZ ... New group formeds to help theological college (Te Kupenga) ... Book review: NZ priest asks: What is the Church for? (Fr Neil Darragh) ... Auckland diocese receives Deaf Aotearoa award ... Images of Mary in light of the environment.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS.  


NZ Catholic Bishops In Solidarity With Nigeria Church Massacre Victims
https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO2206/S00114/nz-catholic-bishops-in-solidarity-with-nigeria-church-massacre-victims.htm
Catholics in Aotearoa New Zealand stand in solidarity and prayer with the parishioners of St Francis Xavier Church in Owo, Ondo state, Nigeria, following the monstrous atrocity committed at their Pentecost Sunday Mass.

Nigerian Kiwis devastated after at least 50 killed in church shooting in homeland
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/nigerian-kiwis-devastated-after-at-least-50-killed-in-church-shooting-in-homeland/M4JJ3WJDFTM7KX26E7WCKTFU54/
Many Nigerian Kiwis are from the region where at least 50 people were killed in a church shooting on the weekend, a community leader says. Gunmen opened fire on worshippers and detonated explosives at St Francis Catholic Church in the southwestern Ondo state on Sunday.

New icon in town for flying visit
https://www.gisborneherald.co.nz/local-news/20220608/new-icon-in-town-for-flying-visit/
A recently commissioned icon or taonga is now on display at St Mary's Catholic Church. Ko Hata Maria, te Matua Wahine o te Atua, or Holy Mary, Mother of God, was commissioned by the Catholic Church to celebrate the rededication of Aotearoa New Zealand to Mary.

Life a gift from God for Sister Cynthia
https://www.gisborneherald.co.nz/local-news/20220607/life-a-gift-from-god-for-sister-cynthia/
The missionary and community work of Gisborne nun Sister Cynthia Kearney has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday and Platinum Jubilee Honours List. Sister Cynthia has receive the Queen's Service Medal for services to missionary work and the community.

Rena Owen Is The Mother Of The Nation
https://www.viva.co.nz/article/culture-travel/rena-owen-dame-whina-cooper/
Dame Whina Cooper is an icon. At the age of 79 she walked more than 1000km to lead Te Matakite, the famous 1975 land march, in a powerful endeavour to fight for Maori rights. Her line "not one more acre" has inspired generations of Maori to carry on the fight. It is no wonder actress Rena Owen says playing Whina, or The Mother of the Nation (Te Whaea o Te Motu), in the movie Whina has been the most "challenging role" of her 30-plus year career ...

Huge response to blanket appeal
https://www.times.co.nz/news/huge-response-to-blanket-appeal/
The Blankets 4 Kids 4 Winter appeal organised by Howick Rotary and supported by the Howick Village Association drew to a close last Tuesday with a record number of donations.


NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Jenny Gordon humbled by Queen's Birthday accolade
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/kapiti-news/news/jenny-gordon-humbled-by-queens-birthday-accolade/YOD46PC62ZZDT4WD2PRUGIBNP4/
"Receiving this honour has been both overwhelming and very humbling for me as I have played just a small part in the development and success of Catholic education." That was Jenny Gordon's reaction to being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday and Platinum Jubilee Honours list for services to Catholic education.

Timaru 8-year-old wins plethora of awards in overseas competition
https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/128904994/timaru-8yearold-wins-plethora-of-awards-in-overseas-competition
Sarah Young, spends her school hours at Sacred Heart School, and in her spare time watches YouTube and TikTok, listens to Justin Bieber, and has now added winning an international competition to that list.

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TRINITY SUNDAY

Today's Mass, celebrated by celebrated by Bishop Steve Lowe at St Mary's College Chapel, St Mary's Bay, Auckland, can be viewed at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOyop7l1Y7k

Sunday Mass is also broadcast on Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) at 2 pm  and live streamed at:
https://www.shinetv.co.nz/videos/live  (only viewable in New Zealand).


Inspired Word: A video reading and commentary on the gospel of the day by Simon McLellan and Sister Stephanie Kitching.

John 16:12-15   The work of the Holy Spirit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omSP5T3q2Uw&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBDAIAYJEHi42R7ctvsFuTEU&index=32

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Other New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:
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Fr Kevin Waldie SM. Sunday Reflection:
https://nzcatholic.org.nz/category/sunday-reflection/  

Sunday homilies of Fr Anthony Trenwith (audio):
http://station15.co.nz/

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - https://livingtheword.org.nz/

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

https://cruxnow.com/

Nigerian priest: Christians are afraid and angry after latest church attack
https://cruxnow.com/church-in-africa/2022/06/nigerian-priest-christians-are-afraid-and-angry-after-latest-church-attack
At the same time gunmen killed dozens at a Catholic church in southwest Nigeria on June 5, Father Athanasius Abanulo was celebrating Mass at his nephew's parish in Imo State for over 600 congregants. It is his first trip back to the African nation in seven years ...

Pope postpones Africa trip over knee pain at doctors' advice
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2022/06/pope-postpones-africa-trip-over-knee-pain-at-doctors-advice
On Friday, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis's planned trip to the Congo and South Sudan in July has been put on hold due his knee problems, marking the first time the pope has postponed a trip for health reasons ...

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EMPLOYMENT
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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Volunteers Overseas programme:
https://www.caritas.org.nz/get-involved/catholic-volunteers-overseas

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...

Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/staff-vacancies/
Hamilton: https://www.cdh.org.nz/jobs
Wellington: https://www.wn.catholic.org.nz/adw_community/vacancies/
Dunedin: https://www.cdd.org.nz/employment-opportunities

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

https://www.catholic.org.nz/

The six dioceses:
https://www.catholic.org.nz/find-us/dioceses-2/#section_59

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New Zealand Catholic
Periodicals & Newsletters
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'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. https://nzcatholic.org.nz/

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'.
https://www.cdh.org.nz/kete-korero/

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

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  
https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. Pastoral Newsletter
https://www.cdd.org.nz/

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. 'Lighting New Fires'
https://nzceo.schoolzineplus.com/nzceo/archive

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East'
https://www.columban.org.au/media-and-publications/the-far-east-magazine/archive/

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

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ.
https://www.svdp.org.nz/resources/  Newsletters. News in Brief:  

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine.
https://tuimotu.org/   Scroll down to Articles, Explore More

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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference
https://www.facebook.com/CatholicNZ/

Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)
https://www.facebook.com/catholicdiscovery.nz/

'NZ Catholic' newspaper
https://www.facebook.com/NZCatholic/

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
https://www.facebook.com/caritasaotearoa/timeline

Holy Cross Seminary
https://www.facebook.com/HolyCrossNZ

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ
https://www.facebook.com/Marists

Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ
https://www.facebook.com/SocietyofStVincentdePaulNZ/

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News of the Church
in NZ and the World
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http://cathnews.co.nz/category/new-zealand/

https://nzcatholic.org.nz/

https://www.romereports.com/en/  (video)
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rome+reports&sp=EgIIAw%253D%253D

https://www.thetablet.co.uk/

https://www.cruxnow.com

https://www.lastampa.it/vatican-insider/en

Sunday, June 5, 2022

NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/

Research produces further details about reported abuse in NZ Catholic Church
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/research/
Continuing research has produced further details of where and by whom much of the reported abuse in the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand was committed ...

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022 29 May to 5 June
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/wopfcu2022/
The resources for this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are now available. The Week is celebrated in Aotearoa New Zealand between Ascension and Pentecost Sundays each year, so 29 May to 5 June this year ...


NZCBC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicNZ/

** The latest issue of our Holy Cross Seminary's newsletter is out now and available in PDF format.

** Caritas Aotearoa NZ, the Catholic Bishops' agency for justice, peace and development, says Budget 2022 takes some cautious steps in the right direction

** Further research about reported alleged abuse in the Catholic Church in Aotearoa NZ has been published

** Caritas Aotearoa NZ reminds us that the 2022 Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants will be celebrated on Sunday 19 June

** Our artwork tour "Te Hikoi Wairua mo Te Ara a Maria"  is currently in the Hamilton Diocese. Here are pictures from St Joseph's Morrinsville

** The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity starts (on 29 May) and runs until Sunday.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS.  

More details revealed of extent of abuse reports against Catholic Church
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/128826053/more-details-revealed-of-extent-of-abuse-reports-against-catholic-church
More details have been revealed as part of ongoing research into the extent of reports of abuse in the Catholic Church – but survivors say it is not an accurate reflection of the abuse that happened. The continuing research is being undertaken by Te Ropu Tautoko, the group that coordinates Catholic Church engagement with the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care ...

Also:
Scale of abuse allegations in Dunedin Diocese revealed
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/scale-abuse-allegations-dunedin-diocese-revealed

Local Theologian Criticises Vatican
https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK2206/S00001/local-theologian-criticises-vatican.htm
A New Zealand theologian has expressed disappointment the Vatican did not use non-church experts in its recent three-year pilot of new law to hold Catholic bishops to account for their safeguarding procedures ...

Pure As: Sam Winders
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/lockerroom/pure-as-sam-winders
Video interview: Magic captain and Silver Fern of 2021 Sam Winders (St Mary's Rotorua, John Paul College) talks about her journey through netball - including the importance of faith and life outside the game (from 12m 23s).


NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

'Really quite special': The All Whites connection forged at one Auckland high school
https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/128821295/really-quite-special-the-all-whites-connection-forged-at-one-auckland-high-school
All Whites defender Tim Payne (in white) sits for a photo with the Sacred Heart College 1st XI football team in 2014. His team-mates for this month's World Cup qualifying playoff against Costa Rica, Alex Greive and Niko Kirwan, are second from left at the front and on the right at the back respectively.
Tim Payne had no way of knowing the story the photo would come to tell ...

Three Hawke's Bay schools receive lifesaving gifts
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/three-hawkes-bay-schools-receive-lifesaving-gifts/QJ5HSOQTCP4F6CU7MM2A3EOWSE/
Sacred Heart College was one of three Hawke's Bay schools to be presented with a potential lifesaving AED (automated external defibrillator) from St John and ASB this year ...

Covid restrictions turned school production into movie
https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/north-otago/covid-restrictions-turned-school-production-movie
[Oamaru's] St Joseph's School's biannual production is hitting the big screen. After Covid-19 put paid to hosting the Oamaru primary school's production this year, principal Lorraine Frances-Rees began brainstorming alternatives ...

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PENTECOST SUNDAY

Today's Mass, celebrated by Monsignor Bernard Kiely and the community of Marcellin College, Mount Albert, Auckland, can be viewed at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4u-xqNJ2Bk

Sunday Mass is also broadcast on Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) at 2 pm  and live streamed at:
https://www.shinetv.co.nz/videos/live  (only viewable in New Zealand).


Inspired Word: A video reading and commentary on the gospel of the day by Stephen Ready and Sister Stephanie Kitching.

John 14:15-21    The promise of the Holy Spirit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZN4pSFvceA&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBDAIAYJEHi42R7ctvsFuTEU&index=26

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Other New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:
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Fr Kevin Waldie SM. Sunday Reflection:
https://nzcatholic.org.nz/category/sunday-reflection/  

Sunday homilies of Fr Anthony Trenwith (audio):
http://station15.co.nz/

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - https://livingtheword.org.nz/

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

https://cruxnow.com/

Cardinal days of August: Pope's pick for cardinals wasn't the only surprise
https://cruxnow.com/cns/2022/06/cardinal-days-of-august-popes-pick-for-cardinals-wasnt-the-only-surprise
 For many people in Rome, Pope Francis' decision to schedule a consistory to create new cardinals in August was more surprising than the men he chose to receive the red hat. Traditionally, Rome empties of everyone but tourists in sweltering August ...

Pope, Kirill may meet at religious congress in Kazakhstan in September
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2022/06/pope-kirill-may-meet-at-religious-congress-in-kazakhstan-in-september
On Tuesday, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis will travel to Kazakhstan in September for an international interfaith summit that is also expected to draw the participation of Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill ...

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EMPLOYMENT
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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Volunteers Overseas programme:
https://www.caritas.org.nz/get-involved/catholic-volunteers-overseas

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...

Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/staff-vacancies/
Hamilton: https://www.cdh.org.nz/jobs
Wellington: https://www.wn.catholic.org.nz/adw_community/vacancies/
Dunedin: https://www.cdd.org.nz/employment-opportunities

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

https://www.catholic.org.nz/

The six dioceses:
https://www.catholic.org.nz/find-us/dioceses-2/#section_59

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New Zealand Catholic
Periodicals & Newsletters
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'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. https://nzcatholic.org.nz/

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'.
https://www.cdh.org.nz/kete-korero/

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

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  
https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. Pastoral Newsletter
https://www.cdd.org.nz/

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. 'Lighting New Fires'
https://nzceo.schoolzineplus.com/nzceo/archive

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East'
https://www.columban.org.au/media-and-publications/the-far-east-magazine/archive/

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

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ.
https://www.svdp.org.nz/resources/  Newsletters. News in Brief:  

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine.
https://tuimotu.org/   Scroll down to Articles, Explore More

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Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)
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'NZ Catholic' newspaper
https://www.facebook.com/NZCatholic/

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
https://www.facebook.com/caritasaotearoa/timeline

Holy Cross Seminary
https://www.facebook.com/HolyCrossNZ

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ
https://www.facebook.com/Marists

Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ
https://www.facebook.com/SocietyofStVincentdePaulNZ/

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News of the Church
in NZ and the World
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http://cathnews.co.nz/category/new-zealand/

https://nzcatholic.org.nz/

https://www.romereports.com/en/  (video)
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rome+reports&sp=EgIIAw%253D%253D

https://www.thetablet.co.uk/

https://www.cruxnow.com

https://www.lastampa.it/vatican-insider/en

Sunday, May 29, 2022

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/

Synodal hui, Suzanne Aubert discussed by Bishops at NZCBC meeting
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/nzcbc-may2022meeting/
The Catholic bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand are looking forward to meeting as wide a group of people as possible in early July at the National Synodal Hui in Wellington ...

NZCBC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicNZ/

** The bishops were in Christchurch last week for one of their regular Conference meetings ...

** The Gisborne Herald has a nice take on Bishop Michael Gielen's appointment as Bishop of Christchurch ...

** The powhiri was held today at the Home of Compassion in Wellington to welcome Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard as Co-Chief Executive Maori-Tumu Whakarae of the Sisters of Compassion Group ...  

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'NZ CATHOLIC'

Website: https://nzcatholic.org.nz/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NZCatholic/
Full text articles: https://nzcatholic.org.nz/2022/

In issue no. 637, May 22 - June 4 : New theology campus blessed in Ponsonby... New pastoral context with euthanasia legalised ... Maori education challenge ... Dr John Evangelista: Peace during this 'Easter of War' ... Editorial: Walking the earth and being in the world for Christ ... Pacific women's image of God and mental wellbeing ... The artwork Ko Hata Maria, te Matua Wahine o te Ata (Holy Mary Mother of God) : a two-page photo feature ... Kiwi priest's ministry of healing in Medjugorje ... What a 'synodal' Church might look like in Aust.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS.  

Synodal Hui, Suzanne Aubert Discussed By Bishops At NZCBC Meeting
https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK2205/S00510/synodal-hui-suzanne-aubert-discussed-by-bishops-at-nzcbc-meeting.htm
The Catholic bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand are looking forward to meeting as wide a group of people as possible in early July at the National Synodal Hui in Wellington. The hui is the next big step of New Zealand's part in the "Synod on Synodality," the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in the Catholic Church launched by Pope Francis in 2021 and concluding in Rome next year.

Michael Gielen 'humbled and honoured' to be appointed new bishop of Christchurch
https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/128721695/michael-gielen-humbled-and-honoured-to-be-appointed-new-bishop-of-christchurch
Despite being a keen Waikato rugby supporter, Christchurch's newest bishop says he's looking forward to becoming a Canterbury fan as he continues his predecessor's work to consolidate the city's parishes. Gielen was appointed after apostolic administrator archbishop Paul Martin took up the role as coadjutor archbishop of Wellington in January 2021 after three years at the helm in Christchurch.

Waimate's impressive church is Romanesque Revival style
The Timaru Herald
https://pressreader.com/article/281535114613742
St Patrick's Basilica is one of the most impressive buildings in the Waimate District. It was designed by Francis William Petre (1847-1918) and is constructed of reinforced concrete with brick and Oamaru stone facings and a Marseille-tiled roof ...

Exclusive: Some religious schools refusing to offer HPV vaccine
https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/05/26/exclusive-some-religious-schools-refusing-to-offer-hpv-vaccine/
Tens of thousands of children across New Zealand have been denied access to a vaccine that protects against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection after their schools opted out of the DHB run programme.

NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

I was a McAuley High School student. It was no 'joke'
https://thespinoff.co.nz/atea/23-05-2022/i-was-a-mcauley-high-school-student-it-was-no-joke
A podcaster in Australia made an insulting remark about the pupils of "an all girls school" in South Auckland. There's only one all girls school in South Auckland: McAuley High School. Former pupil Sela Jane Hopgood responds ...

St Patrick's School Taupo student Lucy Stapleton donates unworn catwalk creation to school
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/news/st-patricks-school-taupo-student-lucy-stapleton-donates-unworn-catwalk-creation-to-school/OSLNVWZ52SQGU4QH2JXMUTKWGM/
St Patrick's Catholic School year 8 student Lucy Stapleton has donated to the school her never-been-worn 2020 entry for the Creative Catwalk Lake Taupo Hospice. A young artist who made an incredible cork outfit for a twice-cancelled event has now outgrown her creation.

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ASCENSION SUNDAY

Today's Mass, celebrated by Fr Gerard Aynsley and the community of Mercy Parish – Whanau Aroha in Dunedin South, can be viewed at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzuFxcMyT2c

Sunday Mass is also broadcast on Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) at 2 pm  and live streamed at:
https://www.shinetv.co.nz/videos/live  (only viewable in New Zealand).


Inspired Word: A video reading and commentary on the gospel of the day by Very Rev. Frank Nelson and Rev. Judith Wigglesworth at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.
Luke 24:46-53   Jesus appears to his disciples
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dUodGaamVM&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBAMx_xkzRR8wnm_isNdXF-u&index=40

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Other New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:
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Fr Kevin Waldie SM. Sunday Reflection:
https://nzcatholic.org.nz/category/sunday-reflection/  

Sunday homilies of Fr Anthony Trenwith (audio):
http://station15.co.nz/

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - https://livingtheword.org.nz/

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

https://cruxnow.com/

A Mass is said for children who suffered double loss in Uvalde shooting
https://cruxnow.com/cns/2022/05/a-mass-is-said-for-children-who-suffered-double-loss-in-uvalde-shooting
At a May 26 Mass, the Catholic community of Sacred Heart Church in Uvalde, Texas, comforted the four children of Joe and Irma Garcia. Their first loss came May 24 with the death of their mother, a teacher fatally shot during the attack at her elementary school, and it was followed by the death of their father two days later from a fatal heart attack ...

Christians must be able to remain in Jerusalem, say bishops who visited
https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-middle-east/2022/05/christians-must-be-able-to-remain-in-jerusalem-say-bishops-who-visited
 The presence of the Christian community is indispensable to the identity of Jerusalem, considered holy by all three Abrahamic faiths, several European bishops said at the end of a visit to the Holy Land ...

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EMPLOYMENT
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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Volunteers Overseas programme:
https://www.caritas.org.nz/get-involved/catholic-volunteers-overseas

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...

Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/staff-vacancies/
Hamilton: https://www.cdh.org.nz/jobs
Wellington: https://www.wn.catholic.org.nz/adw_community/vacancies/
Dunedin: https://www.cdd.org.nz/employment-opportunities

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

https://www.catholic.org.nz/

The six dioceses:
https://www.catholic.org.nz/find-us/dioceses-2/#section_59

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New Zealand Catholic
Periodicals & Newsletters
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'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. https://nzcatholic.org.nz/

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'.
https://www.cdh.org.nz/kete-korero/

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

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  
https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. Pastoral Newsletter
https://www.cdd.org.nz/

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. 'Lighting New Fires'
https://nzceo.schoolzineplus.com/nzceo/archive

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East'
https://www.columban.org.au/media-and-publications/the-far-east-magazine/archive/

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

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ.
https://www.svdp.org.nz/resources/  Newsletters. News in Brief:  

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine.
https://tuimotu.org/   Scroll down to Articles, Explore More

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Facebook
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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference
https://www.facebook.com/CatholicNZ/

Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)
https://www.facebook.com/catholicdiscovery.nz/

'NZ Catholic' newspaper
https://www.facebook.com/NZCatholic/

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
https://www.facebook.com/caritasaotearoa/timeline

Holy Cross Seminary
https://www.facebook.com/HolyCrossNZ

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ
https://www.facebook.com/Marists

Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ
https://www.facebook.com/SocietyofStVincentdePaulNZ/

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News of the Church
in NZ and the World
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http://cathnews.co.nz/category/new-zealand/

https://nzcatholic.org.nz/

https://www.romereports.com/en/  (video)
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rome+reports&sp=EgIIAw%253D%253D

https://www.thetablet.co.uk/

https://www.cruxnow.com

https://www.lastampa.it/vatican-insider/en


Sunday, May 22, 2022

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Michael Gielen as Bishop of Christchurch
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/michael-gielen-bishop-christchurch/
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Michael Gielen as the new Bishop of Christchurch. Bishop Gielen has been the Auxiliary Bishop of Auckland since March 2020 ...


NZCBC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicNZ/

** Pope Francis has tonight NZ time appointed Bishop Michael Gielen as the new Bishop of Christchurch.

** Reminder: Is your parish or community hungering for fresh hope, new ideas, and positive stories and models of practice in service of Christ's mission?  Register now for the second annual transtasman Alive in the Spirit virtual conference.

** Bishop Michael Gielen posts on Te Kupenga – Catholic Theological College's move to its new premises at 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby

** Ka pai, Diocese of Auckland, for receiving the NZ Sign Language Employer Award, for including NZ Sign Language at all staff meetings and events and its inclusive workplace environment and advocacy for the deaf.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS.  

Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Michael Gielen As Bishop Of Christchurch
https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK2205/S00431/pope-francis-appoints-bishop-michael-gielen-as-bishop-of-christchurch.htm
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Michael Gielen as the new Bishop of Christchurch. Bishop Gielen has been the Auxiliary Bishop of Auckland since March 2020.

Second bell theft angers Pahiatua community
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/second-bell-theft-angers-pahiatua-community/Q7PSXKYB6UQUKWOMC37Y6FVU2A/
The brass bell in the belfry at Pahiatua Fire Station was stolen recently. Another bell, at St Brigid's Catholic Church, in Pahiatua, was stolen early in April this year - it has also not been found yet ...

Respected man of racing administration, Bernard Kelly, OBE, to be farewelled
https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/128667914/respected-man-of-racing-administration-bernard-kelly-obe-to-be-farewelled
Bernard Kelly, OBE, died at his New Plymouth home on Saturday. He was 90. Respected universally in the South Taranaki Racing Club, he was made a life member in 1980, the same year he was elected on to the New Zealand Racing Conference board.

NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Levin tornado: School grounds a sea of broken glass
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300593593/levin-tornado-school-grounds-a-sea-of-broken-glass
A Levin school that narrowly avoided the direct path of a tornado has been showered in glass from broken windows and damage to neighbouring properties. Damage caused by Friday morning's tornado to the exterior of St Joseph's Catholic School was mostly from downed trees and debris from nearby houses ...

School book sale a success
https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/queenstown/school-book-sale-success
The smell of barbecued food wafted out of Queenstown's St Joseph's School grounds in overcast weather as the school's annual book fair got under way yesterday.

Stratford schools awash with mawhero pink for Pink Shirt Day
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/stratford-press/news/stratford-schools-awash-with-mawhero-pink-for-pink-shirt-day/YTMVAZSADDLG2LZW7BHJLI24BQ/
Stratford schools were awash with mawhero pink for Pink Shirt Day. The day's slogan is Korero Mai, Korero Atu, Mauri Tu, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying ...

St John's College head boy scoops first place at speech competition
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/st-johns-college-head-boy-scoops-first-place-at-speech-competition/PGB4BITVKSFWGHD6MXHA3ITPYA/
Young speechmakers from Hastings and Napier schools gave a "very professional" showing at the Lions Club speech competition.

Northland students excel at EPro8 STEM competition
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/northland-students-excel-at-epro8-stem-competition/KJBZOPENIBVH5JFJGLSMNDWQ4I/?c_id=1503450&objectid=12524092
After some stiff competition, two schools have emerged successful in the 2022 Northpower EPro8 Challenge competition. Whangarei Heads School and Saint Francis Xavier Catholic School have been crowned champions of the 2022 Northpower EPro8 Challenge competition ...

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SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

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Today's Mass, celebrated by Pa Peter Tipene at St Mary's Church, Avondale, Auckland can be viewed at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q6yrGRVOkA

Sunday Mass is also broadcast on Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) at 2 pm  and live streamed at:
https://www.shinetv.co.nz/videos/live  (only viewable in New Zealand).

Inspired Word: A video reading and commentary on the gospel of the day by Very Rev. Frank Nelson and Rev. Jenny Wilkens at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.
John 14:23-29    The promise of the Holy Spirit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaPltV_bVG8&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBDAIAYJEHi42R7ctvsFuTEU&index=27

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Other New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:
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Fr Kevin Waldie SM. Sunday Reflection:
https://nzcatholic.org.nz/category/sunday-reflection/  

Sunday homilies of Fr Anthony Trenwith (audio):
http://station15.co.nz/

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - https://livingtheword.org.nz/

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STATION XV (podcast)

http://station15.co.nz/

Station XV: Episode 174 – Constitution, Cardinal, Children, Concern, Commandments (May 18, 2022)
http://station15.co.nz/2022/05/station-xv-episode-174-constitution-cardinal-children-concern-commandments/

The Catholic world has (as always) had some big news stories over the past month, led by the leaked US Supreme Court opinion foreshadowing an overturning of Roe v Wade. Elsewhere, the arrest of a 90-year-old cardinal sent shockwaves through some parts of the Church (and the wider society), and Pope Francis has again spoken about God's care for LGBT Catholics. In New Zealand, there are concerns about attitudes towards blasphemy, but deeper concerns about Bible editing skills. All in a (tardy) episode, due to COVID-19.

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

https://cruxnow.com/

New head of umbrella group for women's religious sets sights on synodality
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2022/05/new-head-of-umbrella-group-for-womens-religious-sets-sights-on-synodality
Sister Nadia Coppa, the newly-elected president of one of the largest international conglomerates of women religious, is set on creating a global network of collaboration among congregations based on Pope Francis's much-touted spirit of synodality. Speaking to Crux, Coppa said she believes synodality "is a horizon of the church, so it's also a path for us" ...

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EMPLOYMENT
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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Volunteers Overseas programme:
https://www.caritas.org.nz/get-involved/catholic-volunteers-overseas

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...

Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/staff-vacancies/
Hamilton: https://www.cdh.org.nz/jobs
Wellington: https://www.wn.catholic.org.nz/adw_community/vacancies/
Dunedin: https://www.cdd.org.nz/employment-opportunities

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

https://www.catholic.org.nz/

The six dioceses:
https://www.catholic.org.nz/find-us/dioceses-2/#section_59

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New Zealand Catholic
Periodicals & Newsletters
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'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. https://nzcatholic.org.nz/

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'.
https://www.cdh.org.nz/kete-korero/

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

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  
https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. Pastoral Newsletter
https://www.cdd.org.nz/

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. 'Lighting New Fires'
https://nzceo.schoolzineplus.com/nzceo/archive

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East'
https://www.columban.org.au/media-and-publications/the-far-east-magazine/archive/

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

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ.
https://www.svdp.org.nz/resources/  Newsletters. News in Brief:  

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine.
https://tuimotu.org/   Scroll down to Articles, Explore More

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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference
https://www.facebook.com/CatholicNZ/

Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)
https://www.facebook.com/catholicdiscovery.nz/

'NZ Catholic' newspaper
https://www.facebook.com/NZCatholic/

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
https://www.facebook.com/caritasaotearoa/timeline

Holy Cross Seminary
https://www.facebook.com/HolyCrossNZ

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ
https://www.facebook.com/Marists

Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ
https://www.facebook.com/SocietyofStVincentdePaulNZ/

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News of the Church
in NZ and the World
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http://cathnews.co.nz/category/new-zealand/

https://nzcatholic.org.nz/

https://www.romereports.com/en/  (video)
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rome+reports&sp=EgIIAw%253D%253D

https://www.thetablet.co.uk/

https://www.cruxnow.com

https://www.lastampa.it/vatican-insider/en


Sunday, May 15, 2022

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/

Maria Lucero joins NZ Catholic Bishops Conference as Manager
https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/nzcbc-manager/
Maria Lucero has joined the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference Secretariat in the new position of Manager. She will be working in this leadership role with Executive Officer Siobhan Dilly in the small, Wellington-based secretariat ...

NZCBC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicNZ/

** Welcome, Maria Lucero, who  has joined the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference Secretariat in the new position of Manager.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS.  

Intensify Auckland housing, but don't erase history
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/intensify-auckland-housing-but-dont-erase-history
St Mary's Bay is one of Auckland's founding suburbs. The Catholic church has been a fixture since 1853 when Bishop Pompallier bought 45 acres overlooking Freemans Bay from an Irish settler, James O'Neill ...

Hamilton City Council accused of offering up 'crumbs' to Catholic schools
https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/128559033/hamilton-city-council-accused-of-offering-up-crumbs-to-catholic-schools
The Catholic Church has likened itself to a starving person being offered "crumbs" as city leaders debate changes to Hamilton's development contributions policy.

Former Chiefs and Hurricanes fullback tackles St John's College's rugby institute coaching position
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/former-chiefs-and-hurricanes-fullback-tackles-st-johns-colleges-rugby-institute-coaching-position/W4ZFTILCG4RF6B6JXZVFH7XHPY/
After a string of injuries, Hawke's Bay-born Sam McNicol decided to hang up his professional football boots and take on a new role. As St John's College's new rugby institute coach, McNicol is in charge of the Year 9 and 10 players ...

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FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

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Today's Mass, celebrated by Fr Chris Skinner at the Marist seminary in Posonby, Auckland can be viewed at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ORynnKEFLU

Sunday Mass is also broadcast on Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) at 2 pm  and live streamed at:
https://www.shinetv.co.nz/videos/live  (only viewable in New Zealand).


Inspired Word: A video reading and commentary on the gospel of the day by Vicky Wall and Teresa Ulmer.
John 13:31-35   The new commandment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs1Pj7b5S9c&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBDAIAYJEHi42R7ctvsFuTEU&index=24

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Other New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:
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Fr Kevin Waldie SM. Sunday Reflection:
https://nzcatholic.org.nz/category/sunday-reflection/  

Sunday homilies of Fr Anthony Trenwith (audio):
http://station15.co.nz/

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - https://livingtheword.org.nz/

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

https://cruxnow.com/

Zen arrest suggests China just doesn't get the Catholic Church
https://cruxnow.com/news-analysis/2022/05/zen-arrest-suggests-china-just-doesnt-get-the-catholic-church

The lesson [of the Ukraine invasion] is that hard power is often the enemy of soft power, sometimes transforming your enemy into a martyr and yourself into the bad guy. Beijing finds itself facing the implications of that lesson today, albeit in a lesser way, following the arrest on Wednesday of 90-year-old Cardinal Joseph Zen for alleged violations of Hong Kong's security act, specifically "collusion with foreign forces" ...

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EMPLOYMENT
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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Volunteers Overseas programme:
https://www.caritas.org.nz/get-involved/catholic-volunteers-overseas

Job vacancies in the Catholic dioceses of ...

Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/staff-vacancies/
Hamilton: https://www.cdh.org.nz/jobs
Wellington: https://www.wn.catholic.org.nz/adw_community/vacancies/
Dunedin: https://www.cdd.org.nz/employment-opportunities

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

https://www.catholic.org.nz/

The six dioceses:
https://www.catholic.org.nz/find-us/dioceses-2/#section_59

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New Zealand Catholic
Periodicals & Newsletters
***********************

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

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'.
https://www.cdh.org.nz/kete-korero/

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

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  
https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. Pastoral Newsletter
https://www.cdd.org.nz/

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

NZ Catholic Education Office. 'Lighting New Fires'
https://nzceo.schoolzineplus.com/nzceo/archive

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East'
https://www.columban.org.au/media-and-publications/the-far-east-magazine/archive/

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

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ.
https://www.svdp.org.nz/resources/  Newsletters. News in Brief:  

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine.
https://tuimotu.org/   Scroll down to Articles, Explore More

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Facebook
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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference
https://www.facebook.com/CatholicNZ/

Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)
https://www.facebook.com/catholicdiscovery.nz/

'NZ Catholic' newspaper
https://www.facebook.com/NZCatholic/

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
https://www.facebook.com/caritasaotearoa/timeline

Holy Cross Seminary
https://www.facebook.com/HolyCrossNZ

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ
https://www.facebook.com/Marists

Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ
https://www.facebook.com/SocietyofStVincentdePaulNZ/

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News of the Church
in NZ and the World
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http://cathnews.co.nz/category/new-zealand/

https://nzcatholic.org.nz/

https://www.romereports.com/en/  (video)
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rome+reports&sp=EgIIAw%253D%253D

https://www.thetablet.co.uk/

https://www.cruxnow.com

https://www.lastampa.it/vatican-insider/en