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NZ Catholics Flock To Online Mass In Response To Covid-19 Lockdown

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 11:55 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

Many Catholic churches big and small around New Zealand are streaming Mass online daily for parishioners unable to attend Mass because of the Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown. All the country’s Catholic churches are closed, along with the places ... More >>

NZ Catholic Bishops Suspend Masses To Help The Fight Against Covid-19 Coronavirus

Friday, 20 March 2020, 1:30 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops met this morning to discuss further responses to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. They have decided to suspend all celebrations of Mass until further notice. A statement about this is attached. Also attached is ... More >>

Bishops Deeply Disappointed At New Law’s Disregard For Rights Of Unborn

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 9:08 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops are deeply disappointed that the New Zealand Parliament last night passed the Abortion Legislation Bill by a margin of 68 to 51. “This Bill totally ignores the fact that there are always at least two human lives involved ... More >>

Bishop Dunn Says Parishioners Being Contacted After Covid-19 Diagnosis

Saturday, 14 March 2020, 1:29 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

The Catholic Bishop of Auckland, Bishop Patrick Dunn, confirmed he was advised today that a parishioner at St Mary’s Church in Papakura was diagnosed with the Covid-19 coronavirus after attending the 8.30am Mass last Sunday. “The parishioner appeared ... More >>

Urgent Covid-19 Coronavirus Update

Friday, 13 March 2020, 3:00 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

Guidance to dioceses and parishes, issued by the NZ Catholic Bishops under the advice of Fr John O’Connor Acting Director, National Liturgy Office. Tēnā koutou katoa friends, The National Liturgy Office and NZ Catholic Bishops have received new important ... More >>

Catholic Bishops' Interfaith Committee Letter On Christchurch Tragedy Anniversary

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 3:29 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Aotearoa New Zealand, At this time in particular we feel the powerful call to be people of peace. This beautiful concept is foundational in all religions, and in our shared Abrahamic tradition it is richly expressed through ... More >>

Catholic Bishops Warn Proposed Abortion Law Removes Tenuous Unborn Rights

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 11:05 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops are concerned that unborn babies will lose their existing tenuous legal rights if Parliament passes the Abortion Legislation Bill in the form proposed by a select committee. And unborn babies with a fetal disability ... More >>

Cardinal urges NZers to reaffirm protection of religion

Thursday, 6 February 2020, 7:19 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

New Zealand’s Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop is urging New Zealanders on Waitangi Day to recommit to protecting the beliefs of followers of all religions and of non-religious people. More >>

Hamilton priest Michael Gielen new Auckland Auxiliary Bishop

Tuesday, 7 January 2020, 10:41 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

Pope Francis has appointed Father Michael Gielen from the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton as the new Auxiliary Bishop for Auckland. More >>

NZ Catholic Bishops statement on Whakaari / White Island

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 8:12 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

From Bishop Patrick Dunn, Catholic Bishop of Auckland and President of the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference More >>

Suzanne Aubert moves one step further to sainthood

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 2:55 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

Missionary sister Suzanne Aubert is one more step on the road to possible sainthood, with a plausible miracle attributed to her being referred to Vatican doctors for scrutiny. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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