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Introduction: Facing the Questions

Who is that sitting on a small, rotating plan­et gliding through a large, cold universe? It’s you, of course.

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A better translation of the Mass possible

The new translation of the Mass is six years old.

For a Just Peace in Palestine

Like Christians everywhere, we, the Catholic Bishops of Aotearoa/New Zealand hold a special place in our hearts for the Holy Land and...

Anglican and Catholic bishops urge transparency by Government on Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Anglican and Catholic bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand have written to the Government asking for more transparency concerning the Trans-Pacific Partnership...

Bishops reflect on New Zealand’s involvement in Middle East conflict

The conflict and ongoing violence in the Middle East and New Zealand’s involvement was discussed when the New Zealand Catholic Bishops gathered recently.

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...

Pope Francis: Welcome Ceremony in Rio

Pope Francis is now in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a week-long Apostolic visit to mark the 28th World Youth Day.

Election of new Pope brings great joy for NZ Catholic Church

New Zealand Catholic Bishops awoke this morning to the message ‘Habemus Papem’ we have a Pope and the presentation of newly elected...

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.