Posts Tagged ‘Marist Messenger’

Marist Messenger ceases publication

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023
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Upset, disappointment and, for some, ‘resigned understanding’ has greeted the announcement that the March edition of the Marist Messenger is the final edition. “What a shock and great disappointment! I appreciate commercial realities to which we are all subject, but it does not dull the pain,” one reader wrote. “The Marist Messenger has been an Read more

Marist Messenger picks up three awards

Monday, September 16th, 2019

National Catholic Monthly, The Marist Messenger, received three awards at the annual Australasian Catholic Press Association annual awards dinner held in Bathurst last week. Father Kevin Head, editor of the Marist Messenger said he was delighted with the awards. He was particularly pleased that the efforts of his small staff, working with few resources, had Read more

New bible website for NZ Catholics

Monday, May 13th, 2019
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The Bible Society has launched its new scripture-based website, The Word, the first Catholic Bible-engagement focused website of its kind in New Zealand. Mass readings are also delivered every day, thanks to a partnership with the Marist Messenger. The site delivers inspirational stories through video and word from Catholics for whom the Bible is an Read more

Centenary of death of Venerable Mary Potter

Friday, April 5th, 2013

In the early evening of 9th April 1913, Mary Potter, founder of the Little Company of Mary, died at Calvary, Rome. It was not an uncommon dying. There was no struggle, no agony. According to eye witnesses, “she gave a small cry and went to Him whom she loved and for whom she had suffered Read more

One Cathedral to unite them all

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Two of the highest profile buildings badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquake of February 2011 were the two Cathedrals. The Anglican gothic building in the centre of Cathedral Square was a city landmark. The rebuilding project has been marked by controversy; the Dean has resigned and a group of architects has taken the Diocese to Read more

Two NZ Catholic publications highly commended at ACPA awards

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

NZ Catholic and Tui Motu were runners up in their class in the Awards for overall excellence at the annual Australasian Catholic Press Association Conference (ACPA) that took place in Wellington last week. Australian Catholics won the Bishop Philip Kennedy Memorial prize for Magazines and Electronic Publications.  Tui Motu was Highly Commended. The Southern Cross won the Bishop Philip Read more

Love the church with no secrets

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Secrecy — utmost secrecy — is a feature of the way in which the Catholic Church is administered. A natural consequence of secrecy is lack of accountability by Church officials, and, inevitably, the covering up of such evils as sexual abuse, writes Fr. Brian O’Connell. When such evils are uncovered the damage to the Church’s Read more

Chalice versus cup

Friday, May 25th, 2012

He thinks that some of the vocabulary in the new English translation of the Roman Missal is ill-chosen, but Fr Merv Duffy sm considers that the translators “are right in using the word ‘chalice’ rather than the word ‘cup’ because the symbol we see elevated is something special, rather than something ordinary”. Read Fr Merv Duffy’s Read more

Here come the Catholic evangelicals

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Brian O’Connell sm, editor of the Marist Messenger, develops his November Focus article on the theme that the “Evangelical movement is not just a ‘top-down’ message but a strong ‘bottom-up’ force.”    He quotes John Allen, writing in the National Catholic Reporter, and says that it is time for the evangelical movement, the Catholic Evangelicals, “to Read more

New Zealand publications received ARPA awards

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Fourteen Kiwis attended the ARPA (The Australasian Religious Press Association) conference in Adelaide last weekend. It was held at the Stamford Grand, Glenelg, Adelaide’s seaside suburb. The Conference was full of practical helps in the art of providing ‘Christian media’ including a major plenary by the University of South Australian School of Law and Commerce Faculty’s Read more