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Abortion is both a health issue and a justice issue

Friday, 9 August 2019, 9:54 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops today expressed concern about the proposed new abortion regime for New Zealand, whilst also looking forward to contributing to what they hoped would be an honest, respectful dialogue that explored the complexities ... More >>

Catholic Bishops Express Concern at Abortion Changes

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 2:48 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

A joint submission by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) to the Law Commission last Friday argues that the State has an essential responsibility to protect and care for all human life, born and unborn, which it would abdicate ... More >>

Christchurch’s new Catholic Bishop to be ordained

Monday, 26 February 2018, 10:58 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

On Saturday, 3 March 2018, the Catholic Church will ordain Bishop-Elect Paul Martin SM as the new Bishop of Christchurch. More >>

Pope Francis Appoints Paul Martin Bishop of Christchurch

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 8:36 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

Pope Francis has appointed Father Paul Martin SM as the next Bishop of the Christchurch Diocese. Bishop-Elect Paul Martin will be the tenth Bishop of Christchurch and succeeds Bishop Barry Jones who died in February 2016. More >>

Global Christian Music Sensation Matt Maher Plays Auckland

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 10:40 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

Less than a Month to Go until Global Christian Music Sensation Matt Maher Comes to Auckland More >>

AUSA Decision to Ban ProLife Club Akin to Banning Books

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 12:22 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

New Zealand Catholic Bishops: Decision to ban ProLife Club at University akin to banning books! More >>

Survey to Vatican by Young Kiwis Sees a Response

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 1:02 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

New Zealand’s VoicetoVatican survey for Young New Zealanders held over July and August this year has received almost 2000 responses from throughout the country. More >>

80% Opposed to Medically-Assisted Dying

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 11:34 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

An overwhelming 80% of submissions to Parliament’s Health Select Committee oppose medically-assisted dying, it was revealed in the Committee’s Report on euthanasia and assisted suicide released yesterday. More >>

NZ Catholic Bishops Warn of The Dangers of Voter Apathy

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 9:51 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

Even when the choices to be made seem difficult or the questions to be asked too tough, are we tackling some of the big challenges facing us as a nation and as part of a global community? More >>

End of Life Choice Bill will erode end of life choices

Monday, 12 June 2017, 10:08 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

Reacting to news that David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill has been drawn from the Ballot today, the New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre argues it will undermine the life choices for many should it become law. More >>

Lutherans and Catholics Step Closer to Unity

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 2:31 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

The movement towards healing the 500 years of separation between Lutherans and Roman Catholics takes a step closer in New Zealand next week. More >>

Optimism towards Meeting of Pope And Trump

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:32 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

Bishop Steve Lowe of the Hamilton Diocese, in a statement yesterday, echoed the general consensus among Catholic commentators in saying “that while agreement on issues discussed between the two leaders may not be on the cards, it will be an interesting ... More >>

Significant appointment for the Catholic Church in Aotearoa

Friday, 3 February 2017, 3:06 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

The New Zealand bishops today announced that Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard will be taking on a new part-time role with Secretariat for Te Huinga o ngā Pīhopa Katorika o Aotearoa / the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference supporting the secretariat ... More >>

Cardinal Dew Challenges MPs on Euthanasia

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 2:57 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

Cardinal Dew spoke on behalf of the bishops of New Zealand to the written Submission to the Health Select Committee on their End of Life investigation, today at Parliament. More >>

Suzanne Aubert declared ‘venerable’

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 10:28 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

Suzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion New Zealand’s home grown order of Sisters, has been declared ‘venerable’, a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church. More >>

Message from Pope Francis to quake-affected Kaikoura

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 3:32 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

Cardinal Dew was in Rome when news broke of the first earthquake. Pope Francis and local Italians, having recently experienced large earthquakes, expressed deep concern for the people of New Zealand. More >>

NZ Bishops grateful for prayer and concern following quakes

Friday, 18 November 2016, 1:53 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

Bishop Patrick Dunn said today, “On behalf of my brother bishops I would like to thank all those who have sent messages of sympathy, concern, solidarity, prayers, and offers of generosity following the major earthquake on Sunday night and the subsequent ... More >>

Appointment of first Cardinal from Papua New Guinea

Monday, 10 October 2016, 3:18 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

Archbishop Sir John Ribat, of Port Moresby Diocese in Papua New Guinea was named by Pope Francis among the list of 17 new Cardinals appointed to the College of Cardinals. More >>

NZ Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops at the Vatican

Monday, 10 October 2016, 10:46 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

Cardinal John celebrating the Roman Catholic Vigil Mass in the Undercroft of the Canterbury Cathedral More >>

All views on assisted suicide matter

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:56 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

Director of The Nathaniel Bioethics Centre, Dr John Kleinsman, is surprised and appalled at the disingenuous tactics being employed by assisted suicide supporters. Both Matt Vickers and Act MP David Seymour have in recent days described the unprecedented ... More >>



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