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Sisters head to Rome for canonisation

11 of the sisters at Auckland airport before leaving for Rome.

1. Your Past

You can find out a lot about yourself from both science and religious faith.

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New Zealand Bishops welcome statement on translations of liturgical text

During our recent meeting in Wellington, we discussed Magnum Principium (the great principle), Pope Francis’ September 2017 edict concerning the translations of...

Gender Inclusive language

The issue of inclusive language arises because of a change taking place in the English language.    Only a few years ago it...

The rights of refugees and migrants

There are 21 million people defined as refugees by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

Bishops urge Pope Francis to help bring lasting peace in Gaza

The Catholic Bishops of New Zealand have sent this letter (below) to Pope Francis acknowledging his efforts to bring the leaders of...

‘Kiwi’ World Youth Day gathering in Spain tomorrow

Around 200 young New Zealand Catholics will gather in Madrid’s Parque del Buen Retiro tomorrow for a ‘Kiwi’ gathering, which will include Mass.

New Zealand represented at canonisations in Rome

Father Damian Wynn-Williams from St Bernadette’s Parish in Dunedin is a relative of Father Damien of Molokai and will be attending.

History Pre 1840

When New Zealand was declared a colony in 1840, there were no more than 500 Catholics in the country.