Diocesan News


A forum with election candidates
09-09-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

The Social Welfare Anti-Poverty Committee (SWAP) of the Auckland Catholic Diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission is hosting a forum with representatives of major political parties. The question they have asked the speakers to address is:- How does your party intend to address Inequality and Poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand. The forum will be held on […]


St Patrick’s Cathedral organ recital series
05-09-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

The Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph is pleased to announce it’s 2017 Celebrity Organ Recital series. Entitled  Saturdays @ 6,  the recitals feature three of New Zealand’s top organists, performing on the cathedral’s baroque-style instrument. September 9 Wellington-based Douglas Mews began learning the organ at the Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph in […]


To Elect with Justice
05-09-2017 | Sian Owen

To Act with Justice   Micah 6:8 God has told you what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God? Justice and the General Election The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have written to all New Zealanders about how to […]


New Zealand Catholic Bishops: decision to disaffiliate ProLife Club at University akin to banning books!
30-08-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

The New Zealand Catholic bishops have today expressed concern at the decision of Auckland University’s Student Association (AUSA) to disaffiliate a ProLife Club.  “The Catholic Church has learned through dark periods in our own history that banning free-thinking and persecuting those with different views is a shameful and retrograde step for society.”  Said Bishop Patrick […]


Survey to Vatican by young Zealanders sees an outstanding response
30-08-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

New Zealand’s VoicetoVatican survey for Young New Zealanders held over July and August this year has received almost 2000 responses from throughout the country. The survey will contribute to a worldwide initiative by Pope Francis to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of young people around the world, in the lead up to the […]


Catholic Bishops urge care for the sea and support the indigenous people of West Papua
14-08-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

  14 August 2017 The Executive Committee of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania (Australia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, New Zealand, CEPAC – the rest of the Pacific) is currently meeting in Auckland, New Zealand. We come from a multitude of island nation States spread throughout the Pacific Ocean. We are […]

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