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Fr David Dowling Appointed Rector At Holy Cross Seminary Auckland

Monday, 26 February 2024, 8:46 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Father David Dowling has been appointed the new rector of Holy Cross Seminary in Auckland. The appointment has been confirmed by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelisation. Fr David is at present the Human Formator at Holy Cross. He will take over the role ... More >>

RIP Thomas Cardinal Williams 20 March 1930 – 22 December 2023

Friday, 22 December 2023, 8:53 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Cardinal Tom Williams, ONZ, Archbishop Emeritus of Wellington has died, aged 93. Cardinal Williams became Archbishop of Wellington on 20 December 1979 – the 20th anniversary of his priestly ordination – following the death of Cardinal Reginald ... More >>

NZ Catholic Bishops Give Copy Of Ethics Booklet To All Members Of The New Parliament

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 10:52 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have given a copy of their new ethics teaching document to all 123 members of the recently elected 54th Parliament. The bishops published Te Kahu o te Ora: A Consistent Ethic of Life in September. Bishop of Auckland ... More >>

Fr Richard Laurenson Appointed Catholic Bishop Of Hamilton

Thursday, 26 October 2023, 5:30 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Pope Francis has appointed Father Richard Laurenson from the Diocese of Hamilton as the new Catholic Bishop of Hamilton. The appointment was announced in Rome at 11pm New Zealand time tonight, Wednesday 25 October. Bishop-elect Laurenson replaces ... More >>

Joint Anglican-Catholic Bishops’ Statement On Israel-Palestine Conflict

Sunday, 22 October 2023, 6:09 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

War is once again destroying people’s lives in the Holy Land. This new cycle of violence in this long conflict brings us new images of bloodied bodies and the anguished cries and faces of children, women and men – both Palestinian and Israeli. We’re ... More >>

Pope’s Climate Exhortation A Clarion Call, Say NZ Catholic Bishops

Thursday, 5 October 2023, 6:10 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Pope Francis’ Laudate Deum climate change exhortation is a clarion call, says the Catholic Bishop of Auckland, Bishop Stephen Lowe. “ Laudate Deum is a clarion call to us all, as individuals, as industry and as nations, to examine whether our ... More >>

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge To Address NZ Catholic Priests At Rotorua Assembly

Wednesday, 4 October 2023, 6:31 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Archbishop Mark Coleridge Archbishop of Brisbane Mark Coleridge will be one of the speakers at a week-long assembly of 170 Catholic priests to be held in Rotorua next week. The National Assembly of Diocesan Priests from October 9 to 13 will be the ... More >>

Catholic Bishops Say Abhorrent Abuse At Marylands And Hebron Trust Should Never Have Happened

Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 2:00 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

The nature and scale of abuse set out in today’s report from the Royal Commission on Abuse in Care is abhorrent and should never have happened, says Archbishop Paul Martin SM, General Secretary of the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference. “We recognise ... More >>

Cardinal John Dew Retires As Catholic Archbishop Of Wellington

Saturday, 6 May 2023, 11:17 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

John Dew consecrated Auxiliary Bishop 1995 by Cardinal Thomas Williams Cardinal John Dew, the Catholic Archbishop of Wellington since 2005, has retired on reaching his 75th birthday. Pope Francis has accepted Cardinal John’s formal resignation ... More >>

NZ Catholic Bishops Welcome Vatican’s Rejection Of 'Doctrine Of Discovery'

Friday, 31 March 2023, 8:32 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

The Catholic Bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand strongly support the Vatican’s repudiation of the colonial-era concept of the “Doctrine of Discovery” used by European powers to take over many lands from their indigenous owners. A joint statement (in full ... More >>

Catholic Bishops Support Staying Safe On Social Media Campaign

Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 9:23 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops are supporting a campaign to help people stay safe on social media. The campaign follows diocesan communications and pastoral staff around the country noticing increased suspicious activities on Church social media ... More >>

Auckland Catholics Launch Appeal To Help Cyclone Gabrielle Victims In Palmerston North And Hamilton Dioceses

Monday, 20 February 2023, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

The Catholic Diocese of Auckland’s Caring Foundation has begun an appeal to help Cyclone Gabrielle victims in the Hamilton and Palmerston North dioceses. Bishop of Auckland Steve Lowe says neither diocese has the infrastructure to host a national ... More >>

Catholics In NZ Offering Prayers For Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Sunday, 1 January 2023, 6:51 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Catholics around New Zealand are offering prayers today for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who died in Rome last night aged 95. Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington and President of the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference, said each of the six New Zealand ... More >>

NZ Catholic Bishops’ Tribute To HM Queen Elizabeth II, A Woman Of Faith

Friday, 9 September 2022, 10:59 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Kua riro te kōtuku rerengatahi ki te pō. E te Kuini o Ingarangi, te ūpoko o te Hāhi Mihingare, pononga a te Atua, haere, e hoki ki to tātou Ariki. The white heron takes flight into the night. Queen Elizabeth, head of the Anglican Church, servant ... More >>

NZ Catholic Bishops In Solidarity With Nigeria Church Massacre Victims

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

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. Unidentified armed men attacked ... More >>

Research Produces Further Details About Reported Abuse In NZ Catholic Church

Thursday, 2 June 2022, 6:06 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

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. The research is being undertaken by Te Rōpū Tautoko, the group that coordinates Catholic ... More >>

Synodal Hui, Suzanne Aubert Discussed By Bishops At NZCBC Meeting

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 11:17 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

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,” ... More >>

Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Michael Gielen As Bishop Of Christchurch

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 7:01 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

21 May 2022 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. He will be installed in his new Christchurch role by July to replace the former ... More >>

Danny Karatea-Goddard Appointed Sisters Of Compassion Co-Chief Executive

Saturday, 30 April 2022, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

NZ Catholic Bishops Conference adviser Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard has been appointed Co-Chief Executive Māori-Tumu Whakarae of the Sisters of Compassion Group, the religious order founded by Meri Hōhepa Mother Suzanne Aubert. He joins Dr Chris Gallavin (appointed ... More >>

Catholic Bishops Welcome Covid Restrictions Easing In Time For Easter

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 7:36 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

The Catholic bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand are relieved that the use of vaccine passes is ending and restricted numbers of people allowed at Mass eased in time for Easter. The Government announced today that the limit of 100 allowed with a vaccine ... More >>





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