Posts Tagged ‘Hamilton Diocese’

New Hamilton Catholic Bishop is a local lad

Thursday, October 26th, 2023
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The new Catholic Bishop-elect of Hamilton, Fr Richard Laurenson, does not wear clerical black. He puts his avoidance of black down to Josie, his cat. Late Wednesday night, Pope Francis appointed the 55-year-old Laurenson (pictured) the new Catholic Bishop of Hamilton. Trust is fundamental Laurenson says he is looking forward to his new role with Read more

Denis Browne – 38 years a bishop, 52 years a priest

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The retiring Bishop of Hamilton, New Zealand, has been a bishop for 38 years, serving in three dioceses, The Cook Islands, Auckland and Hamilton. He has been a priest for 52 years. “Looking back over nearly 38 years as a Bishop in three different Dioceses, I am grateful for the wonderful support and loyalty that Read more

New Bishop for Hamilton

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Fr. Stephen Lowe has been appointed the third Bishop of Hamilton in New Zealand. He replaces bishop Denis Browne who has retired. He is at present Director of formation at the National Seminary, Holy Cross College. Hearing of the announcement Bishop Browne said, “I am delighted that Hamilton will receive a Bishop with such pastoral Read more

Environment court to decide fate of Euphrasie House

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

The diocese of Hamilton, in New Zealand, has gained consent to demolish Euphrasie House. The Hamilton East Community Trust (HECT) is fighting to prevent the demolition of the 74 year old building. The former convent, rebuilt in 1939, used as a boarding house for girls attending Sacred Heart College until it closed in 2011, is Read more

Mike Ryan, NZ’s first permanent Catholic deacon, passes away.

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

The Reverend Mike Ryan, the first ordained permanent deacon of the Catholic Church in New Zealand, died in Rotorua last Tuesday. “I lost a very dear friend this week. We had known each other for only a few years but we got together regularly to talk about life and faith and all sorts of other Read more