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Our Common Home

We live in a Common Home. We share this world with people all over the world and with animals, birds and fish of incredible colours, trees and shrubs and flowers of spectacular colour and form. In his Encyclical Laudato Si’ of last year, Pope Francis wrote: “If we approach nature and the environment without an

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Tindall Funding Now Available

Are you a group committed to social, pastoral, charitable and educational needs in our region? Apply for Tindall funding now – see Tindall Foundation Grants 2016  

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St Catherine’s College wins O’Shea Shield for fourth consecutive year.

St Catherine’s College Wellington has won the highly-prized O’Shea Shield competition for speech and drama for the fourth year in a row. Runners up were St Patrick’s College Wellington. This year’s O’Shea Shield competition was held in New Plymouth over the weekend of 14‒15 May. Hosted by Sacred Heart Girls’ College, the annual event featured

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Media Statement: Catholic Church responds to sentencing of Peter Hercock

Media Statement May 3 2016 Catholic Church responds to sentencing of Peter Hercock Former Catholic priest Peter Hercock has been sentenced to six years and seven months in jail for charges of rape, attempted rape and indecent assault against teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s. Cardinal John Dew said that while justice had finally

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The Jubilee Year of Mercy

Download the Archdiocese’s Year of Mercy Pilgrimage Resource Pack 8 December 2015 – 20 November 2016 The Holy Doors were opened in Rome and in our Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on 8 December 2015, and will remain open until 20 November 2016. A Pastoral Letter for the Year of Mercy from the New Zealand Bishops

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Stewardship is about each one of us putting the Gospel into action. It arises from a spirituality which recognises that everything we have is a gift from God and should be returned to God. Stewardship is a way of life, which calls for our response. More info and Stewardship resources

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