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Marist Family around the world celebrates 200 years Comments 0

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

The Marist Family throughout the world has just celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the Fourvière Pledge. In Lyon more than 500 young people from 46 countries gathered for a week of activities. The celebration culminated in a Eucharist celebrated in Chapel of Our Lady of Fourviere on the 23rd July It was on this day Read more

Unaccompanied child refugees bold and resolute Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
San Felipe

Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall across all of the southern border is a distraction says Fr Tony O’Connor. Fr Tony is an expatriate New Zealand priest working in the parish of San Filipe de Jesus in a town on the border between Texas and Mexico. “This distracts from what is actually going on the border, especially Read more

Gov’t could protect schools from cyber thieves Comments 0

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The Government could pay for a minimum standard of protection for school technology, Waikato Principals’ Association president, and principal of Marian Catholic Primary School, John Coulam says. Coulam’s comments are in response to news that 36 New Zealand schools were hacked in a global operation that saw cyber thieves sell passwords and other entry methods to 70,000 servers on the black Read more

Blessed Sacrament Cathedral rebuild – it’s good news so far Comments 0

Friday, July 15th, 2016
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Recent engineering and geotechnical reports are showing “positive” signs for the future of Christchurch’s quake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, officials claim. Preliminary reports on the land and foundations on which Christchurch’s Catholic Cathedral sits are positive. The detailed content of the reports has not been made public yet. Property and Development Manager Keith Beal says Read more

MPs deny parents’ the right to be informed of 15 year-old daughter’s abortion Comments 1

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
teen secret

Family First director Bob McCroskie says it is ludicrous that parents have to give permission for their daughters to go on school trips but not for their daughter to have an abortion. He was speaking after a majority report from Parliament’s justice and electoral committee rejected a petition seeking to change the law. Read Right Read more

100 warm and weatherproof coats for the homeless given to Auckland Diocese Comments 0

Friday, July 8th, 2016

One hundred high quality coats, specially tailored to fit a wide range of sizes, have been gifted to the Diocese of Auckland for distribution to the city’s homeless. The gift comes from one of the oldest institutions of Western & Christian civilisation, the Sovereign Order of Malta, through its Sydney members. The above picture shows Read more

Rocío Figueroa to join faculty at Good Shepherd Theological College Comments 0

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
Good Shepherd College appoints Dr Rocio Figueroa to chair of systematic theology

Rocío Figueroa has been appointed as a lecturer in Systematic Theology at Good Shepherd. She will begin lecturing at the beginning of 2017 Rocío, a Peruvian married to a New Zealander, holds a doctorate in Systematic Theology with a specialisation in Christology from the Gregorian University. She lectured in Spiritual Theology for five years at Read more

Sonny Bill Williams is happiest at prayer time Comments 0

Friday, July 1st, 2016
Sonny Bill resized

All Black Sonny Bill Williams has said he is most happy when he is saying his prayers. In an article in the UK Daily Mail, Williams admitted to having to fit his Islamic diet and prayer around an intensive rugby schedule. “When I’m most happy is when I’m doing my prayers,” he said. “When you Read more

Teacher-led Innovation Fund: 8 Catholic schools colaborate for teaching technology Comments 0

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Eight Catholic secondary schools in the Wellington Archdiocese are participating in an inquiry project about enhancing students’ outcomes in technology. The lead school in the project is Chanel College in Masterton. The other participating schools are: St Patrick’s College (Silverstream), St Patrick’s College (Wellington), St Bernard’s College, Sacred Heart College (Lower Hutt), Garin College, (Nelson),  St Read more

Christopher Cardone new Archbishop of Honiara Comments 2

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Christopher Cardone, O.P. is the new archbishop of Honiara. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Gizo in 2001 and from 2004 to the present he has been Bishop of Auki, Malaita Province. A statement from the Archdiocese released to the media read, “On behalf of our Church Leaders, the clergies and the Catholic people of Read more