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Counselling and support

Thursday, November 9th, 2023

Anxiety New Zealand 0800 ANXIETY (0800 269 4389) Chinese Lifeline – 0800 888 880 (for people who speak Mandarin or Cantonese) Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757 Healthline – 0800 611 116 Lifeline – 0800 543 354 Mental Health Foundation 09 623 4812 Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time Rural Support Trust Read more

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Friday, October 13th, 2023

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Pope Francis’ letter to new doctrine chief Archbishop Fernández

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández Vatican City, 1 July 2023 Dear Brother, As the new prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, I entrust to you a task that I consider very valuable. Its central purpose is to guard the teaching that flows from the faith in order to “to give reasons for Read more


Saturday, March 18th, 2023

The suspicions about his life that priests have to endure sometimes go as far as public insult. Not anyone says it, but someone who, from 2010 until his resignation due to age last January, was the Church’s highest authority in appointing bishops – and one of Pope Francis’ trusted men –: Cardinal Ouellet. Now he Read more

Finding help

Sunday, March 5th, 2023

Where to find help and support: Anxiety New Zealand 0800 ANXIETY (0800 269 4389) Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757 Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland Mental Health Foundation 09 623 4812 Need to Talk? – Call or text 1737 Rural Support Trust 0800 787 254 Samaritans – 0800 726 Read more

Aid to Ch in need responding

Wednesday, February 15th, 2023

The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) will be providing at least $800,000 NZ of immediate aid to Christians in Syria in the wake of the devastating earthquake that killed more than 20,000 people in that country and in neighbouring Turkey. Given the many years of war and the economic collapse of Read more

Salvation Army State of the Nation 2023 report provides snapshot of social realities

Wednesday, February 15th, 2023

he escalating cost of living, increased household debt, lack of affordable housing, worsening of education outcomes and increase in young people reporting psychological distress are among some of the challenges facing New Zealanders identified in a new Salvation Army report.   The sixteenth annual State of the Nation report, titled ‘Costs … of Living / Read more

Justice & Peace Commission

Wednesday, February 15th, 2023

29.1.23 SUBMISSION to Finance and Expenditure Select Committee on 2023 Budget Policy Statement The Justice & Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland is established to promote justice, peace, integral human development and the care of creation especially for the poor and marginalised in New Zealand society.   Housing affordability We are encouraged that Read more

Inculturation: The Eucharistic Dimension

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

If one were to ask for ‘a biblical basis’—a desire that for many is still an idol of the Christian forum—for dialogue with other religions, one would surely have to turn to the story, told by Luke, of Paul (already by Luke’s time—the early second century—being remembered as the ideal ‘apostle to the gentiles’: cf. Read more

Letter to priests about Alert Level Two

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

7 May 2020 Dear brothers in Christ, Greetings to you all in this time of what may be the last days of Lockdown Level Three. We continue to be inspired by the creative ways in which you have been providing pastoral and spiritual care of your parishioners. With the Prime Minister today announcing many details Read more