Diocesan News

National day of celebration marks Suzanne Aubert’s progress to sainthood
19-06-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

  The Sisters of Compassion and the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference have announced the first Sunday of October as a day of celebration for the Venerable Suzanne Aubert. Suzanne Aubert was the founder of the Sisters of Compassion, New Zealand’s only home grown order of Sisters. Last year, Pope Francis declared Suzanne Aubert ‘venerable’ […]

Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival
14-06-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival is to take place in Auckland on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017. It is hosted by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference and is intended to be an opportunity of encounter with God, the Church and hundreds of friends.  The Festival will be a vehicle for bishops and church […]

Bishops announce significant appointment for the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand
12-06-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

  The New Zealand Catholic Bishops congratulate Father Bernard Espiritu SVD on his re-appointment as National Director of MissioNZ by the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Rome. Father Bernard Espiritu has been the New Zealand National Director for the Pontifical Mission Societies since 2012. His ministry has been across several continents, most recently in […]

Young Adult Ministry
09-06-2017 | Rochelle Dias

ACYM Young Adult Groups Psalm Sessions                   OutReach, Young Adult Volunteer Group Young Adult Ministry is published on 2017-06-09T16:12:59+12:00 and last modified: 2017-06-09T16:27:45+12:00 by Rochelle Dias

End of Life Choice Bill will erode end of life choices
09-06-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

9 June 2017 Reacting to news that David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill has been drawn from the Ballot today, the New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre argues it will undermine the life choices for many should it become law. “We have grave concerns about the unintended consequences of the proposed legislation”, warns Director of […]

Commission responds to 25th May Govt Budget
30-05-2017 | Karen O'Connell

Commission responds to 25 May Govt Budget Budget goes part-way towards relieving poverty The Auckland Catholic Diocese Commission for Justice and Peace believes it is the responsibility of Government to foster the common good and support the poorest & most vulnerable in society rather than just ‘building a more productive and competitive economy’ to the […]

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