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Paul Martin appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington

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Christchurch Bishop Paul Martin has been appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington

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Born immaculate, Mary is the highest honour of our race

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Dec 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

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On mission and salvation

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Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, discusses these important topics

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Bishops meet in Palmerston North

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The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference met in Palmerston North in October

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Roadmaps for Transformation

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A presentation from Diocesan staff on our current situation

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Oceania faces multiple crises – Caritas Report

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Many countries are living in an emergency situation and facing multiple crises, report states

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Jubilees celebrated in Palmerston North Diocese

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Eight priests and three bishops celebrated their jubilees on 8 October

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Kauwhata church turns 125

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The people of Ngāti Kauwhata gathered on Oct 20 to celebrate this milestone

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Diocesan Update sessions

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All parishioners, volunteers, and leaders are invited to one of four sessions

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Fratelli Tutti – new encyclical

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Pope Francis signed his new encyclical Fratelli Tutti on the tomb of St Francis of Assisi on Oct 4

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Bishops’ Election Statement: Time to re-evaluate priorities

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The Catholic Bishops challenge NZers to ask what kind of society we want Aotearoa New Zealand to be

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He Hīkoi Whakapono: A Journey of Faith

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Our journey of faith this month visits the rural parish of Pungarehu and Opunake

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Artist wanted for commissioned work on Mary

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NZ Bishops are seeking an artist to commemorating Bishop Pompallier’s 1838 dedication of NZ to Mary

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Suzanne Aubert Celebration Day

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On Sun Oct 4 we celebrate the spirituality and good works of Venerable Suzanne Aubert

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Loud Fence movement gets approval from Cardinal

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Cardinal John Dew has written a letter in support of the Loud Fence movement

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World Day of Migrants and Refugees

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The last Sunday of September of every year is World Day of Migrants and Refugees

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Vinnies see sharp rise in requests for help

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Covid-19 has resulted in requests for support from the St Vincent de Paul Society

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Dioceses celebrate Chrism Mass together

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The Chrism Mass for both Dioceses was celebrated on 1 August

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Caritas helping after explosion in Lebanon

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Caritas NZ is providing urgently needed funding for Lebanon after the August 4 blast

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Encounter with Cynthia

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Paul Bailey describes how a visit to a rest home became a memory to treasure

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Hear the Cry of the Earth: Pre-Election Forum

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An online election forum hosted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington

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COVID-19 – Prayers in Time of Separation

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Prayers by Fr James Lyons during a time when many people are unable to meet with those they love

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The Assumption: 15 August

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The Patron Saint of NZ has her feast day on Aug 15

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Social Justice Week 2020

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The year Social Justice Week runs from 6 - 12 September

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New Zealand Bishops 2020 general election statement

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The NZ Bishops have issued a statement in preparation for the general election in September

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Study for a crucifixion

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A large-scale religious painting has been gifted to the Mission Estate Winery in Hawke’s Bay

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Newly ordained priest for Palmerston North Diocese

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Trung Nguyen was ordained as a priest on 6 June 2020

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Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

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The Cathedral, designed by architect Frederick de Jersey Clere, was opened in 1925

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Solidarity: Lockdowns and Black Lives Matter

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How did you experience the COVID19 lockdowns? Was it positive, difficult, what happened to you?

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Special Bible for New Zealand Police

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At Bible Society, we appreciate the good work the New Zealand Police have done and continue to do

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Ngā Whaea Atawhai: Sisters of Mercy, sisters of prayer

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Dr Areti Metuamate and his wife spent time living with the Sisters of Mercy in Wellington

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Masses resume & parishes open

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A Pastoral Letter from our bishops on returning to Mass and 'Leaving the Closed Room'

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Alert Level 2 and parishes

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Some parish activities to resume, but mass still unavailable

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (25-31 May)

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Celebrated between Ascension and Pentecost Sundays each year

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Palmerston North ordination postponed

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Deacon Trung Nguyen was due to be ordained for the Palmerston North diocese on April 18

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Good Shepherd Sunday

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I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture

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The Worker

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A reflection by Msgr Gerard Burns for the feast of St Joseph the Worker

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Breathe Life

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A Pentecost Reflection for Sunday 31 May 2020

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

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The week of prayer is to be held 25–31 May this year

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Marking 5 Years of Laudato si’

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This year is the fifth anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical

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Pope Francis – Letter for the Month of May

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It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home

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Essential workers – at the centre

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These essential workers do their job day in and day out, pandemic or no

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Coronavirus and the Eucharist

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Thomas O’Loughlin shares his observations from the UK

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God Present In Our Darkest Hour

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All Anzac Day services around the country have been cancelled

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Bishops disappointed at disregard for rights of unborn

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The abortion Bill ignores the fact there are at least two human lives involved in every pregnancy

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Priests attending the sick

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Communion to the sick is not able to happen at this time

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Fixing our gaze on Christ

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Lenten reflections from Cardinal John Dew

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Resources for difficult time

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Some aids to reflection and prayer in this time of pandemic

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Christian Mission - Fr Jamie Calder

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How can we truly be on mission and be fully ourselves?

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Funerals, sacraments and parish activities during COVID-19

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In his letter to parishioners Cardinal John Dew set some restrictions to parish activities

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