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Legalising euthanasia or assisted suicide would be bad for New Zealand

“While the decision by Labour MP Maryan Street to withdraw her Euthanasia Bill from the Members Ballot today is welcomed, we understand...

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.

A stronger commitment needed to measuring children’s wellbeing – Catholic Bishops

New Zealand needs a greater commitment to measuring the wellbeing of our country’s children, say New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops.

New Zealand Bishops message of congratulations to Pope Francis.

The New Zealand Bishops today sent their first communication to the newly elected Pope Francis to congratulate him and offer their prayerful support.

Bishops Response to Select Committee Report on Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill

The Bishops have not yet had the opportunity to study the full report in detail, however they are disappointed that the Select...

Catholics around the world celebrate World Mission Day 2012

Catholics around the world will celebrate World Mission Day during a time that we celebrate hope and renewal in our global church.

Growing diversity and secularism – challenges for evangelisation in Oceania

Archbishop John Dew addressed the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelisation for the transmission of the Christian Faith yesterday in Rome,...

Ecumenical Statement: Child Poverty discussion is crucial, say New Zealand’s Church Leaders

Proposals to reduce New Zealand’s unacceptably high child poverty rates need to be urgently debated and discussed, say the leaders of the...

Caring a Special Focus for Catholics Next Weekend

Catholics around the country next weekend will be focussing on the ‘caring’ ministries within the Church which care for people in a...

Response from the Catholic Church on Contraception Proposals in Welfare Reform

The proposal to subsidise long term contraception to women on any kind of benefit is just one of the many changes to...