Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference’

Oceania’s Catholic bishops call for more aid in Turkey and Syria

Monday, February 13th, 2023
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Following last week’s deadly earthquakes, New Zealand’s Catholic bishops joined with all Oceania’s Catholic bishops in sending Church and civic leaders in Turkey and Syria a united message of condolence. “Our hearts break at the death and destruction we are seeing on our television screens and in our newspapers,” they wrote last week during the Read more

St Mary of the Angels church now a national shrine

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

New Zealand now has a national shrine dedicated to Mary, Mother of God, Assumed into Heaven. A Mass of Dedication was celebrated last Sunday afternoon at St Mary of the Angel’s church in Wellington. The central Wellington church was almost at its 550-person capacity for the Mass. The Dedication Mass was the finale of a Read more

Four winners named in the 2022 Delargey Awards

Thursday, June 30th, 2022
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Four people nominated for their outstanding work in Catholic youth ministry have won their sections in the 2022 Delargey Awards. The awards are named in honour of Cardinal Reginald Delargey (1914-79) who was noted for his tireless work for young Catholics. The awards are presented by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference every two years Read more

Bishops celebrate end of Covid restrictions

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops are delighted Covid restrictions are easing. The Government announced on Wednesday a 200-person limit for those with a vaccine pass at a religious gathering such as Mass, says a statement from the bishop’s conference. “It is really welcome that these restrictions are being eased in the middle of Lent and with Read more

Questions follow Pope’s new catechist ministry announcement

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Excitement followed by some questions have emerged among New Zealand Catholics following the Pope’s announcement, Tuesday, establishing a new ministry of Catechist. The big vision for the new lay ministry is that it aims to encourage greater participation of lay people in the teaching of the Catholic faith, and not just in places where priests Read more

New Zealand helps with new lectionary project

Monday, May 10th, 2021

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference is working with the bishops’ conferences around the world including the UK, Ireland and Australia to develop a new lectionary for the Church. The Tablet reports the bishops’ conferences are considering using the Revised New Jerusalem Bible (RNJB) published last year in the new lectionary. The RNJB Foreword says: Read more

Cardinal Dew replaces Bishop Dunn as bishop’s conference president

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) has appointed Wellington Cardinal John Dew as its president. Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn stepped down from the role at the end of his three-year term and because of health reasons. Hamilton Bishop Stephen Lowe was also appointed vice-president and secretary of the conference. Auckland Auxiliary Bishop Michael Gielen Read more

Church determine to listen, learn and reflect on abuse survivors’ evidence

Monday, November 30th, 2020

The Catholic Church is determined to listen, learn, and reflect on abuse survivors ‘ evidence at the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care. The comment came in a statement from Catholic Bishops and religious leaders on the morning of the first day of the Royal Commission into abuse in faith-based care. “The bishops and congregational Read more

Vote allowing assisted dying met with dismay

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) and New Zealand’s Catholic bishops conference, Hospice New Zealand, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists have all expressed dismay at the vote allowing assisted dying. NZMA says it goes against medical values and is a “step too far” for many doctors. NZMA Read more