Participation in parishes enriches families in innumerable ways

Bishop Charles, 2012

Meet Bishop Charles

Bishop Charles’ motto caritas congaudet veritati (love delights in the truth) is taken from the First Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians, chapter 13. Saint Paul’s insight can be considered the kernel of Blessed Antonio Rosmini’s (founder of the Institute of Charity to which Bishop Charles belongs as an Ascribed member) entire contribution to the dialogue between faith and reason. It also stands at the heart of the ‘new evangelization’ in which all the baptized of Aotearoa-New Zealand are called to participate as we further the mission of the universal Church in our own secular society.

Bishop's Writings Easter Vigil 2017

Bishop Charles' homily during the Easter Vigil mass

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Easter Vigil 2017

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Bishop Charles' homily during the Easter Vigil mass

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Chrism Mass 2017

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Read Bishop Charles' homily for this year's Chrism Mass

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Holy Week Collections

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Bishop Charles asks us to support the Good Friday and Easter Sunday collections

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Marist Brothers Bicentennial

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Bishop Charles reflects on the 200th anniversary of the Marist Brothers

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Christmas Midnight Mass 2016

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Our Christian lives show to humanity that the darkness of fate can be overcome ...

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Strengthening of Catholic Schools

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...a most significant letter concerning all our Catholic schools and parishes...

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Easter Sunday 2016

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…the answer is revealed in tonight’s sacred liturgy, making tonight the most holy of nights...

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Chrism Mass 2016

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...The great unity which this Chrism Mass celebrates is an emboldening of our diocesan mission...

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New Plymouth - unification

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...We have all stumbled and fallen, rarely are our paths straight but always Jesus is with us...

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