Posts Tagged ‘Catholic youth’

Fledgling social justice movement connects young Catholics

Monday, July 4th, 2022
fledgling movement

A fledgling movement of social justice and environmentally conscious young Catholics is emerging in Europe. Among the movement is a group of doctoral students and young activists in Belgium. In common with young people in other countries, they’re concerned about the various crises the institutional Church is facing. It is also intended to oppose the Read more

Young people make short films about hope; huge response

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
Salesian Institutions of Higher Education

The theme “Moved by Hope” inspired hundreds of short film submissions from young people from across the world to a new Catholic-run international film festival. The festival strives to embrace, encourage and empower every young person to become the voice of hope and solidarity. “You, young people, are the architects of the future, signs of Read more

Students march for youth mental health

Monday, August 17th, 2020
mental health

Saint Bernard’s College year-13 student Dallas Serj Reilly is campaigning for the government to do more for youth mental health. He is no stranger to getting stuck in to achieve his goals. Dallas is on the Student Youth Council and over the past few years has balanced Merit-Excellence in NCEA and run fundraisers and awareness Read more

New CEO for Catholic Education Office

Monday, May 4th, 2020
shore

Dr Kevin Shore has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the NZ Catholic Education Office. (NZCEO) Shore will be Chief Executive of both NZCEO and the Association of Proprietors of Integrated Schools (APIS). APIS serves a network of 70 non-Catholic “special character”, faith-based schools – private schools that have been integrated into the state Read more

Nominations open for 2020 Delargey Awards

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
nominations

The NZ Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) is seeking nominations for the 2020 Delargey Awards, which recognise significant and outstanding contributions to Catholic youth ministry in Aotearoa New Zealand. Begun in 2008, the biannual awards are named in honour of Cardinal Reginald Delargey (1914-79), a former Bishop of Auckland and Archbishop of Wellington who was noted Read more

Two New Zealanders attend youth forum in Rome

Thursday, June 13th, 2019
forum

Next week, two New Zealanders will join hundreds of other young people in Rome as part of an international Youth Forum. The Youth Office of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life is holding the International Youth Forum in Rome to carry forward the work of the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Read more

College boys lock themselves in cage at Hastings clocktower

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

James Barr and Ishan Parmar, Year 11 students from St John’s Hastings, locked themselves in a cage for four hours, from 10am to 2pm, to protest against poor living conditions for those in New Zealand prisons. Both students were part of a young enterprise team at their school that had delved into the subject. Read Read more

St Patrick’s College students become English teachers in Thailand

Monday, February 18th, 2019
Ranong

During the recent summer holiday, eight students and two teachers from St Patrick’s College Wellington went on a two-week school trip to visit the Marist mission in Ranong, Thailand. The purpose of this trip was to experience what life is like for Burmese migrants, see Marist faith in action and teach English to the students attending Read more

Cardinal Dew: Leadership in times of change

Monday, July 16th, 2018
leadership

The archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew, was the keynote speaker at the Proclaim 2018 conference in Brisbane. He spoke on the topic of Leadership in a Time of Change. The cardinal said New Zealand Catholics looking for answers to “renewal” took heart from Pope Francis. “The Pope is encouraging us to go out of our buildings Read more

Catholic Education Convention engages educators

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Last week Catholic educators, bishops, priests, school trustees and others took part in seminars, workshops, tours and exhibitions at an education convention at the TSB Arena on Wellington’s waterfront. Almost all Catholic schools were represented at the convention. Topics discussed included: Mana Whenua Mana Tāngata Working with Pasifika children and families The changing landscape of Read more