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“Lent will be observed in the ruins of a beautiful and gracious city” Bishop Jones

Christchurch’s traditional Anglican-Catholic Ash Wednesday service to mark the beginning of Lent took place tonight at St.

Message from Catholic Bishop of Christchurch

“With all the people of Christchurch and Canterbury I am stunned and deeply saddened by the loss of so many lives, the...

Pope appoints Coadjutor Bishop for Palmerston North

Catholic priest Monsignor Charles Drennan has been appointed Coadjutor Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Palmerston North by Pope Benedict XVI.

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' message to those affected by the Pike River Coal disaster

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops convey their deepest sympathies to the families, friends and loved ones of the men who lost their...

Prayer request from Greymouth Ministers Association

On Friday the 19th of November an explosion ripped through the Pike River coal mine between Greymouth and Reefton leaving 29 miners...

New Zealand represented at Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention

National Coordinator of the NZCBC Office for Young People, Sr Helen O’Sullivan RNDM, recently attended the inaugural Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention...

Nominations open for Delargey Awards 2010

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 Delargey Awards, which recognise significant and outstanding contributions to Catholic youth ministry in Aotearoa...

Several ACPA awards go to New Zealand publications

New Zealand’s Catholic media took several awards at the recent Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) Annual Conference held in Hobart, Australia, 1-3 September.

Pastoral letter marks feast day of Blessed Mary MacKillop

In their letter the bishops encourage parishes and schools to find ways to celebrate the canonisation of Mary MacKillop to take place...