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Hamas Attack On Israel A Watershed Moment For Holy Land, Says NZ Vice Chancellor Of Bethlehem University

Monday, 9 October 2023, 12:03 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

New Zealander Br Peter Bray FSC – the Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University in the Holy Land – is not surprised by the Hamas attack on Israel at the weekend. He says his students and staff appear all to be safe. “This is a watershed moment ... More >>

NZ Catholic Bishops' Statement For The 2023 General Election

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 11:12 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have published their Election Statement for the 2023 General Election being held on 14 October. The statement is in the process of being distributed around the county’s 470,000 Catholics in six dioceses and 194 ... More >>

Fr John Adams Of Christchurch Appointed Catholic Bishop Of Palmerston North

Friday, 23 June 2023, 9:28 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

Pope Francis has appointed Father John Adams from the Diocese of Christchurch as the new Catholic Bishop of Palmerston North. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2306/8850f6418584d82a98da.jpeg" width="720" height="695"> Bishop Elect Father John Adams ... More >>

Homilies And Video From Archbishop Paul Martin SM’s Installation AsCatholic Archbishop Of Wellington

Monday, 19 June 2023, 10:31 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

Archbishop Paul Martin SM was installed as Archbishop of Wellington in a special Mass on Saturday 17 June at St Teresa’s Pro-Cathedral in Karori. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2306/225a5c650752c5b0160c.jpeg" width="720" height="396"> In his main homily, Archbishop ... More >>

All Rangatahi Welcome And Supported In New Diversity Guidelines For Catholic Schools

Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 1:56 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

The Catholic bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand have published new guidelines for the country’s 235 Catholic schools to support young people with regard to sexual diversity. The guidelines make it clear that all young people in Catholic schools – including ... More >>

Robert Blucher New CE Of Te Kupenga-Catholic Leadership Institute

Friday, 29 July 2022, 12:13 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

Education leader Robert Blucher has been appointed Chief Executive of Te Kupenga-Catholic Leadership Institute. He is currently the Northern Regional Manager of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu – also known as Te Kura, the former Correspondence School. <img ... More >>

Pope Francis Seeks Kiwi Feedback On Direction Of Catholic Church

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 11:08 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

“Pope Francis wants to hear from you” is the message the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand is using to invite people – Catholic or not – to take part in a survey for an international synod on the future direction of the Church. The ... More >>

Catholic Churches Will Offer Mass For All Under “traffic Light” Plan

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 10:03 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

The Catholic bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand will ensure vaccinated and unvaccinated people alike can safely attend Mass when the Government’s “traffic light” Covid-19 system starts. Each parish will be asked to provide Mass for people with the “My ... More >>

NZ Catholic Bishops Urge Everyone To Have A Covid-19 Vaccine

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 2:19 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

The country’s Catholic bishops are strongly urging their faithful and everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand to get a Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available. NZ Catholic Bishops Conference President, Cardinal John Dew, cited this country’s 2019-20 measles ... More >>

Catholic Church Will Listen To Learn From Abuse Survivors

Monday, 30 November 2020, 8:22 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

The Catholic Church is determined to listen, learn, and reflect on the evidence of survivors who will speak at the first faith-based redress hearings of the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care, starting today in Auckland. “The Catholic bishops ... More >>

“Yes” Vote For Euthanasia Puts Vulnerable On A Dangerous Path

Friday, 30 October 2020, 3:21 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

The approval of the End of Life Choice Act Referendum puts vulnerable people and those who care for them on an unwelcome and dangerous path, says the ethics expert for the Catholic bishops, Dr John Kleinsman. “For very many people the End of Life ... More >>

Catholic Bishops Seek Artist To Create Special Mary Dedication Work

Friday, 2 October 2020, 9:31 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

Aotearoa New Zealand’s Catholic bishops are seeking an artist to create a work commemorating Bishop Jean-Baptiste Pompallier’s 1838 dedication of the country to Mary the Mother of Jesus. The bishops’ National Liturgy Office has begun advertising ... More >>

Religious Leaders Warn Of Dangers In Poorly Drafted End OfLife Choice Act

Sunday, 20 September 2020, 8:12 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

Some of New Zealand’s most prominent religious leaders say New Zealanders need to be aware of the considerable harm that the End of Life Choice Act could do and are urging them to vote No in the referendum at this year’s general election. “We ... More >>

Catholic Bishops’ Oppose Euthanasia, Urge Cannabis Caution

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 12:20 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops are urging voters to say “no” to the euthanasia referendum and ask that voters give “serious thoughts” to the effect of cannabis on vulnerable young people when considering the cannabis referendum. The six bishops ... More >>

NZ Catholic Bishops Refute Claims They Have Endorsed A Political Party

Friday, 14 August 2020, 6:57 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops are seriously concerned by a false statement circulating widely online that claims they are urging Catholics to vote for the New Conservative political party. The bishops have reported the false statement to the Electoral Commission, ... More >>

NZ Catholic Bishops' Statement On Lifting Of Level 2 Restrictions To 100 For Religious Services

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 6:58 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

Kia tau te rangimārie ki ā koe. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement this afternoon, Mass – restricted to 100 people – is able to resume from this Friday at noon. We will issue a Pastoral Letter tomorrow. Each parish will decide ... More >>

Catholic Bishops Write To PM Over Restrictions On Religious Services

Saturday, 23 May 2020, 7:45 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have written to the Prime Minister urging the Cabinet to raise the limit on numbers allowed at religious services to at least 100 when it meets on Monday. Their strongly-worded letter follows the New Zealand Police today ... More >>

Kerbside Rites And Lockdown Soup All Part Of Catholic Work In COVID-19 Times

Sunday, 19 April 2020, 4:50 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

Catholic agencies and individuals around Aotearoa-New Zealand are busy working from home and still-open “essential services” supporting communities in need during the Level 4 COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown. Foodbanks and soup kitchens are two very ... More >>

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 >>





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