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Holy Father says religious freedom the path to peace

In his message for the World Day of Peace (1 Jan 2011) Pope Benedict XVI described religious freedom as “an authentic weapon...

Bishops encourage Catholics to support World Mission Sunday

“The gift of faith which we have received is a gift which must be offered to others,” is a key message of...

Social Justice Week focus on inclusive and connected communities

For Social Justice Week 2010 (12-18 September) New Zealand’s Catholic bishops are asking parish communities to commit to the equality of all...

Alternative Welfare Working Group launched at Catholic Centre

The group is made up of respected academics, representatives of beneficiary groups, people with disabilities, and churches and was established out of...

Head of Caritas Internationalis to give talk in Wellington

Lesley-Anne Knight will deliver her talk “Fighting Poverty: Authentic human development in a globalised world” at 5.30pm in Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Wellington.

Catholic Church takes time out on crime, punishment and reconciliation

Each year, Social Justice Week focuses on a particular social issue. This year the theme is “A justice that reconciles”.

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Social Justice Week: Fair you say?

Social Justice Week was established by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference in 1997 as an ongoing commitment in the Catholic calendar...

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Environment the theme for Respect Life Sunday 2019

Respect Life Sunday 2019 on 13 October has the environmental theme which asks: “What kind of world do we want to...

Child protection and family subsidiarity important, say Catholic bishops

Family subsidiarity is a concept rooted in Catholic social teaching and means that government should not interfere unnecessarily with decisions that families...

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Church leaders co-host housing forum with key political party members

Church leaders, Catholic Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew and Anglican Bishop of Wellington Justin Duckworth will co-host a housing forum with...