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Pope Honours Local Priest

Pastoral

Brian Walsh, of PN's Cathedral, has recently been named a Monsignor by Pope Francis [..]

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Bioethics Centre comment on Euthanasia

General

80% of submissions to Parliament’s Health Select Committee oppose medically-assiste [..]

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Can We Say the Church Is Holy?

General

In the wake of sexual-abuse and financial scandals within the Church, where is our cr [..]

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New President of Pontifical Academy of Sciences

General

Professor Joachim von Braun is the new President of the Pontifical Academy of Science [..]

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Caritas says ‘halt deep sea mining’

General

Deep sea mining operations are being considered in the Solomons [..]

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Say No to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

General

New Zealanders have made it clear they are not in favour of legalising euthanasia [..]

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New Zealand National Vocations Awareness Week, 6–13 August

Pastoral

A selection of reflections from different vocations around the Diocese [..]

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Faith and Light

General

The Kimi Ora New Plymouth team attended a retreat in Christchurch [..]

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2019 WYD theme song

Young Catholics

The official theme song for WYD Panama has been released! [..]

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Caring for Nature – Reduce Plastic Use

General

How are we taking care of our planet? [..]

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Current of Grace Convention

General

Celebrating the diverse fruits and family or Catholic Charismatic Renewal on New Zeal [..]

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The Feast of the Assumption

Pastoral

On 15 August each year we celebrate the patronal feast of Aotearoa New Zealand [..]

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PAUSE 2017 ME TŪ - Vocations Retreat

Pastoral

A retreat for those discerning a call to the diocesan priesthood or religious life [..]

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Weaving bonds of belonging: Knowing our neighbours

General

Come and hear local politicians discuss this year's social justice week theme [..]

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Application for funding

Administration

Click here to download the application form for funding from the Diocese [..]

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Passionist Young Adults retreat

Young Catholics

The annual retreat was held at the Magnificat Centre in Featherston [..]

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Day of celebration for Mother Aubert

Pastoral

First Sunday of October marks Suzanne Aubert's progress to sainthood [..]

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David Seymour's Euthanasia Bill

Bishop

Read Bishop Charles' statement on the End of Life Choice Bill [..]

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Sea Sunday – 9 July 2017

Pastoral

On 9 July, Sea Sunday is celebrated in the Catholic and Anglican Churches in New Zeal [..]

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Mary Magdalene – ‘Apostle to the Apostles’

Pastoral

Of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ [..]

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Bill will erode end of life choices

Pastoral

Bioethics centre has 'grave concerns about the unintended consequences of the propose [..]

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Parihaka

Māori

Friday 9 June the Crown officially apologised to the people of Parihaka [..]

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East Africa in crisis

General

‘Our country is gripped by famine, insecurity and economic hardship' say South Suda [..]

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Queen’s Birthday Honours for Ohakune Parishioner

Pastoral

Local historian, teacher, and craftswoman receives medal [..]

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Pōwhiri for Parish Priest

Pastoral

Fr Marcus Francis was welcomed on Pentecost Sunday onto Kaiwhaiki Marae [..]

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Inspiring Perseverance

Young Catholics

Tim Donkin took part in the Junior Prepared Speech section at O’Shea Shield [..]

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Hawke’s Bay RNDM Sisters

Pastoral

Sunday 4 June marks the day the RNDM sisters took their vows many years ago [..]

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A Place for Silence and Contemplation

General

He Wāhi mō te Nohopuku me te Whakaaroaro [..]

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To nurture the loving eye

General

Jesus was a wisdom teacher who keenly observed the world around him... [..]

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High School Summer Camp

Pastoral

For those who are deaf or hard of hearing [..]

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Pā Steve Hancy RIP

Pastoral

A tribute to Pā Steve who passed away on May 27 [..]

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New Mission Centre for Hawera

Pastoral

On Sunday May 28th the new Mission Centre opened in Hawera [..]

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Passionist Institute 2017

General

Emma Dodsworth shares her experience of this year's Institute in Australia [..]

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Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival

Young Catholics

Matt Maher will be appearing in Auckland this December [..]

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Nostra Aetate Workshop

Pastoral

Exploring the historical origins and interfaith themes of this influential document [..]

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Matariki 2017

Māori

The rising rising of the star cluster Matariki signals the start of the Māori New Ye [..]

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How Reliable Is The Bible?

General

Reflections from Fr Neil Vaney [..]

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Faithful ‘vineyard worker’

Pastoral

A snapshot of the life of Fr Des Levins [..]

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CWL Palmerston North Conference

General

The Catholic Women's League met for their biennial conference in April [..]

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O’Shea Shield 2017 – Te Hira O’Shea 2017

Young Catholics

Secondary schools from our two Dioceses came together for this prestigious event [..]

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Church leaders discuss concerns with PM

General

Cardinal John Dew was among a group who met with the Prime Minister on May 10 [..]

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World Refugee Day 2017

General

You are invited to attend the celebration of World Refugee Day. [..]

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Pā Steve Hancy RIP

Bishop

E te amorangi, e taku hoa pirihi, Pā Tīpene, moe mai ki te Ariki. [..]

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New Secondary RE Advisor

Education

Carmel Spencer has joined the Catholic Education team [..]

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National Catholic Youth Ministry Conference

Young Catholics

People from all over NZ gathered in Christchurch last month [..]

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Kia ora Vietnam

Bishop

Recently Bishop Charles visited Vietnam to meet a prospective seminarian [..]

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Housing Crisis at a Tipping Point

General

Cardinal John Dew and Archbishop Philip Richardson speak about about the housing cris [..]

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Pā Henare Tate – 23 Maehe 1938–1 Aperira 2017

Māori

Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard reflects on the life of this influential priest [..]

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Budget 2017 needs to focus on wellbeing of communities

General

Roger Ellis of Caritas Aotearoa NZ discusses the upcoming release of this year's budg [..]

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South Sudan food crisis spreads

Pastoral

Caritas is working to provide food and shelter for thousands of displaced people [..]

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