Catholic News

Auckland diocesan initiative to raise awareness of domestic violence

The Auckland diocesan Justice & Peace Commission’s Social Welfare Anti-Poverty Committee, together with Catholic Social Services, invites people to a one-day workshop to raise awareness of domestic violence issues to parishes and ethnic and cultural communities within the Diocese, with the endorsement of the Catholic Bishop of Auckland, Bishop Patrick Dunn. The workshop aims to […]

Marist Brothers celebrate 200th anniversary

from Brother Richard Dunleavy FMS The caption “Marist Brothers 200” highlights the story of the Marist Brothers, who with their Champagnat associates, friends and ex-students in  80 countries worldwide are celebrating 200 years since St Marcellin Champagnat founded their Congregation on 2 January 1817. Marcellin was one of a number of young priests who, in […]

Fast response to fires in Christchurch

“In response to parishioners around the Auckland Diocese seeking a way to support those affected by the recent fires in and around Christchurch, the Catholic Caring Foundation (CCF), on behalf of Bishop Patrick, was able to quickly initiate an appeal throughout the Auckland diocese,” said Darragh O’Riordan, General Manager of the CCF. Those who would […]

Auckland’s Catholic Caring Foundation thanks Aucklanders for their contribution to last year’s earthquake recovery

A cheque for $65,000.00 was handed over to Cardinal John Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington in whose archdiocese the earthquake occurred, by Anne Marie Parker (left) and Darragh O’Riordan (right) of the Caring Foundation, pictured here with the Cardinal. Thanks to the generosity of spirit demonstrated by Auckland catholic schools, parishioners and religious communities, the Catholic […]

Auckland Catholic Justice Commission supports moves for Indian students to stay

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland calls on the Minister of Immigration to act with compassion and mercy and to drop the deportation orders against the Indian Students who have been granted sanctuary at the Unitarian Church in Ponsonby.  We believe that they should be allowed to stay to complete […]

Mother Suzanne Aubert now “Venerable”:  Pope Francis recognises her heroic virtues

  Among the list of decrees whose promulgation was authorized yesterday by Pope Francis is the name of Mother Mary Joseph (Suzanne) Aubert, the French-born foundress of the Daughters of Our Lady of Compassion.  She may now be honoured with the title “Venerable”. Suzanne Aubert served most of her life here in Aotearoa/New Zealand, arriving […]

Earthquake appeal launched for Auckland Catholics

Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn is anxious to assist the people who have been affected by the recent and ongoing devastating earthquakes in North Canterbury, and is appealing to Auckland Catholics to offer their support. The Catholic Diocese of Auckland, through its agency the Catholic Caring Foundation, has launched an appeal for a humanitarian response to these events. The […]

Invitation to honour St Teresa of Kolkata

Bishop Patrick Dunn and the members of the Mother Teresa Interfaith Committee extend an open invitation to a celebration of her life and work in this year of her canonisation  Sunday 27 November St Paul’s College,Richmond Road, Ponsonby 2.30pm ALL WELCOME motherteresa-final-poster-2016 Invitation to honour St Teresa of Kolkata is published on 2016-11-10T16:54:55+13:00 and last modified: […]

‘No remedy for death’ says Caritas on euthanasia debate

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has spoken out today in opposition to assisted suicide in an oral submission to the Health Select Committee looking into attitudes towards euthanasia. Drawing on its experiences working with disempowered communities in New Zealand and abroad, the social justice agency highlighted the issue of powerlessness as a major concern in the […]

St Patrick’s Cathedral Organ Recital 5 November 2016

  For the final of the Saturday Cathedral Organ Recitals, St Patrick’s Cathedral presents special guest organist Tom Chatterton Tom, who is from the UK began his musical career as a Chorister in Lincoln Cathedral Choir, after which he became a music scholar at Uppingham School.  He continued his education at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, […]

NZ Catholic newspaper celebrates 500th edition

New Zealand’s national Catholic newspaper, NZ Catholic, celebrates the printing of its 500th edition with the current issue,  and to mark the occasion, staff, board and supporters were hosted to morning tea with the publisher, Auckland’s Bishop Patrick Dunn on Saturday 1 October 2016. Pictured are NZ Catholic’s editor, Michael Otto, cutting the jubilee cake with the […]

St Patrick’s Cathedral Saturday evening monthly organ recitals

St Patrick’s Cathedral is proud to announce its 2016 Spring Organ Recital series. Entitled ‘Saturdays @ 6’, the recitals feature four of Auckland’s top organists, performing on the cathedral’s baroque-style instrument. Sept 10 This recital celebrates Organist and Director of Music James Tibbles’ 40th year as a professional musician. James is one of NZ’s leading […]

Aucklanders honour canonisation next Sunday of Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Poster of Mother Teresa in foyer of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Auckland This coming Sunday, September 4 at 11am, St Patrick’s Cathedral in Auckland’s CBD will commemorate the canonisation of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.  She will be canonised  a saint of the Church by Pope Francis at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Sunday morning […]

Catechists Gather

We are Called, Gifted, Supported Saturday 20 August saw Catechists of Parish Religious Education and Sacramental Programmes, from Kerikeri to Thames gather for prayer, support and formation.  Having prayed together as a community Catechists were broken into groups to explore five key aspects of their role. Mary the Model Catechist. Mary who instructed the servants […]

Media and Ministry

 One of the priorities of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan Fit for Mission is communication. “My fourth priority is communication.   With the rapid growth of the new technologies we have the opportunity to assess what are the best communication strategies for us to succeed in proclaiming the Good News . We will review our communication processes to identify […]

Bishop of Auckland to highlight social justice week with own migration story

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand 28 July 2016 At a time when the number of international migrants is growing faster than the world’s population (according to the UN), the theme of migration for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ annual Social Justice Week is very pertinent. Held from 11-17 September in 2016, Bishop Patrick Dunn and Caritas […]