Events

Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral to close doors due to earthquake damage

13 July 2018 Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral in Thorndon closed its doors today, in the interest of safety for parishioners and the public, following a structural engineer’s report confirming it presents a significant risk to occupants in the event of an earthquake. Following a verbal report from structural and civil engineers, Dunning and Thornton, the […]

NZ Catholic bishops’ letter to all parishioners on the ‘End of Life Choice Bill’ which seeks to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide

23 January 2018  Dear Parishioners, As many of you will know, in December 2017, David Seymour’s ‘End of Life Choice’ bill had its first reading in Parliament and was voted through to the Justice Select Committee. This Bill, which seeks to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide, is something that we, the Bishops of New Zealand, […]

Christchurch has a new bishop

Pope Francis has appointed Fr Paul Martin SM as the next Bishop of the Christchurch Diocese. Bishop-Elect Paul Martin will be the tenth Bishop of Christchurch and succeeds Bishop Barry Jones who died in February 2016. Bishop Patrick Dunn, President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC), said “we are delighted that Bishop-Elect Paul […]