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Christ's Kingdom has no borders

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Bishop Charles' homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King

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Bishop Charles invites you to Miha Māori

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This Sunday, September 2nd, the 9:30am Mass at the Cathedral will be a Miha Māori

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Columbans Celebrate 100 Years

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Bishop Charles shares his reflections on the Columbans and other missionaries

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Pentecost 2018 Homily

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High rates of adolescent depression correlate to impossible aspirations placed on teenagers

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Chrism Mass homily 2018

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Our faith is an embrace of not escape from time.

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Letter to Year 13 students on Euthanasia

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Welcome to Year 13. I’m writing to you about the so-called End of Life Choice Bill ...

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Happy New Year 2018

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Christmas is a time of faith and whānau...

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Bishop Charles' Christmas Message

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The birth of Jesus changed the world. God became one of us ...

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Raphael, the lepers colony

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Raphael, where I stay in India, was founded as a colony or community for lepers...

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Bishop Charles writes from India on World Day of the Poor

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Poverty, part of every culture and nation, takes many forms...

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Ragpickers

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Ragpickers intrigue us...

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Schools in India

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Schools and hospitals abound in India...

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Sab ko namaste

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Despite best intentions I’ve taken well over a week to tap out a line or two from India...

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Let’s talk about Sundays

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My heart is lifted by the presence at Mass of young families, elderly, teenagers, and young adults

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Homily preached on the 150th Anniversary of NZ SVdP

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The Church’s credibility depends on our work of charity and justice for the poor...

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Better translation of the Mass possible

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Bishop Charles suggests a refined translation could happen in the future

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Southern Star Abbey, Kopua

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I am writing this early in the morning following “Vigils” at Southern Star Abbey

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Vocations Retreat 2017

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Last weekend I led a Vocations Retreat...

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A Visit to De La Salle College

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A couple of months ago I suggested that we visit De La Salle College in South Auckland...

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Federation of Catholics Bishops Conference of Oceania

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This week I'm in Auckland...

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David Seymour's Euthanasia Bill

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We Catholics are a progressive, pro-life, pro-nature people ...

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A Visit to Waipukurau

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I love visiting our schools ...

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A Visit to Whanganui

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Our network of Catholic schools is a massive commitment...

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The Start of Confirmation Season

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Yesterday marked the opening of the Confirmation season in our Diocese

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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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Vietnam Visit pt 3

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My Vietnam visit has now reached its end...

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Vietnam Visit pt 2

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One of the hidden treasures of the Church in NZ...

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Vietnam Visit pt 1

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The last week in Lent might seem an odd time to travel...

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Lent and the Essentials of Our Faith

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Bishop Charles reflects on the season of Lent

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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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Travels in India pt 7

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Along with entrenched corruption, India is full of scams...

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Travels in India pt 6

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Dehra Dun and Mussoorie Hill Station are well known for their schools...

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Travels in India pt 5

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TB is a killer ...

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Travels in India pt 4

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One of the great things about volunteering...

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Travels in India pt 3

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It takes me a few days to get into gear at Raphael...

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Travels in India pt 2

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I've made it to Dehra Dun

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Travels in India pt 1

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Bishop Charles heads off on his annual trip to India

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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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