Catholic News

National day of celebration marks Suzanne Aubert’s progress to sainthood

  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’ […]

Bishops announce significant appointment for the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

  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 […]