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Charles Drennan resigns as Bishop of Palmerston North

Friday, 4 October 2019, 11:36 pm | Catholic Communications

Cardinal John Dew, the Metropolitan Archbishop of New Zealand, today announced that Bishop Charles Drennan has resigned as the Bishop of Palmerston North. Bishop Drennan tendered his resignation to Pope Francis following an investigation into a complaint ... More >>

Letter to all Catholics living in Otago and Southland

Friday, 3 August 2012, 8:59 am | Catholic Communications

A letter by Bishop Colin Campbell, Catholic Bishop of Dunedin, to all Catholics living in Otago and Southland. This letter will be read and published in all Catholic Church’s in the Diocese of Dunedin this weekend. The letter calls for the Southern ... More >>

Mother Teresa’s associate visits Auckland

Friday, 8 May 2009, 12:14 pm | Catholic Communications

Mother Teresa’s associate of 20 years and promoter of her canonisation visits Auckland this weekend More >>

Catholic Church closes its communications office

Monday, 22 December 2008, 11:56 am | Catholic Communications

From 31 December, Catholic Communications, the national media office of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference, will be disestablished and its staff made redundant as a result of a restructuring of the Conference operation. More >>

Call to support Declaration on Indigenous Rights

Monday, 8 December 2008, 4:46 pm | Catholic Communications

Marking 60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops have called on the government to support the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2007. More >>

Catholic Matchmaker website: a safe place

Wednesday, 22 October 2008, 12:39 pm | Catholic Communications

Catholic Matchmaker New Zealand made a ground-breaking announcement to the media in August 2007. They became the first Catholic matchmaker site to receive official support from the Catholic Church. Archbishop John Dew of Wellington, followed by ... More >>

Church leaders support 'Open Letter' to Candidates

Thursday, 11 September 2008, 1:38 pm | Catholic Communications

Church leaders from the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian and Salvation Army churches have lent their support to an "Open Letter" issued by the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) that calls for all political ... More >>

Mindful of Common Good: Thinking about Election 08

Monday, 11 August 2008, 3:37 pm | Catholic Communications

The focus of this election reflection is our Catholic values and attitudes, because what we expect of our candidates comes back to what really matters to us as a community. More >>

Bishops on "poverty in an affluent society"

Tuesday, 29 July 2008, 4:21 pm | Catholic Communications

The New Zealand Catholic bishops have reaffirmed their commitment to stand with New Zealanders in need, in a statement prepared for Social Justice Week 2008. The bishops express concern that, despite the increased social spending of the last decade, the ... More >>

Students are worth it, Greens say

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 1:15 pm | Catholic Communications

The Government should release a timetable for the roll out of universal student allowances, Green Party Tertiary Education Spokesperson Metiria Turei says. "Now the Government knows the financial cost of ending the ludicrous practice of students having to borrow ... More >>

Capturing WYD though images

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 1:13 pm | Catholic Communications

Sydney's Daily Telegraph is inviting Pilgrims to share their images of World Youth Day either by emailing them to the Daily Telegraph or by uploading them directly to the Daily Telegraph's Website, and in doing so, creating their own Daily Telegraph ... More >>

Religious and community leaders say “God Speed”

Friday, 4 July 2008, 3:27 pm | Catholic Communications

Religious and community leaders say “God Speed” to 4000 young Kiwi Catholic WYD pilgrims More >>

Wellington lass to be the voice of World Youth Day

Friday, 4 July 2008, 12:39 am | Catholic Communications

The role of an MC is always a privilege. For one New Zealand pilgrim going to World Youth Day in Sydney this month, the privilege was also a complete surprise – and, she adds, an honour. More >>

PM wishes 4000 "the experience of a lifetime"

Thursday, 3 July 2008, 4:34 pm | Catholic Communications

Leading New Zealand polititians, including Prime Minister Helen Clark, assure the 4000 youngKiwi pilgrims that they’re right behind them on their pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Sydney. Clark’s message, with others from National Party Leader John ... More >>

Christchurch young adult to lunch with the Pope

Tuesday, 1 July 2008, 5:18 pm | Catholic Communications

For most of the 220,000 expected pilgrims at World Youth Day, lunches will probably be eaten with fellow pilgrims, on roadsides, park benches or in noisy cafeterias. For one lucky New Zealand pilgrim, however, one lunch at World Youth Day will involve ... More >>

St John of God Brothers Statement

Monday, 30 June 2008, 4:57 pm | Catholic Communications

Following the verdict in the Christchurch High Court last week, concerning a member of the St John of God Brother, Rodger Moloney, the head of the St John of God Brothers in the Australia-Pacific region, Br Timothy Graham, said that justice in this matter ... More >>

World Youth Day forums tackle the big issues

Friday, 27 June 2008, 4:38 pm | Catholic Communications

World Youth Day Sydney 2008 (WYD08) pilgrims and Sydneysiders are encouraged to attend a selection of free forums and workshops taking place throughout Sydney during the WYD08 week, 15 – 20 July. More >> to host WYD Kiwi Pilgrim Journal

Wednesday, 18 June 2008, 3:00 pm | Catholic Communications

The recently re-launched online hub for young New Zealand Catholics,, will be home to the Kiwi Pilgrim Journal (KPJ) during the week of World Youth Day in Sydney (14 – 20 July). The KPJ will be a real-time online journal of the Kiwi ... More >>

Catholic parishes brace for 4000 pilgrims

Thursday, 5 June 2008, 9:16 am | Catholic Communications

Details are now finalised as to how the six Catholic dioceses of New Zealand will host 4000 international pilgrims passing through New Zealand for “Days in the Diocese” prior to World Youth Day in Sydney in July. More >>

Australian Papal itinerary announced

Friday, 30 May 2008, 4:44 pm | Catholic Communications

With just 46 days to go until World Youth Day Sydney 2008 (WYD08), the itinerary of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI was released today by the Holy See Press Office in the Vatican. More >>





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