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Catholic Women’s League supports education for healthy relationships

August 2016 News Annette Scullion Catholic Women’s League New Zealand ‘At Home Appeal’ charity is to support the Sophie Elliot Foundation for the year ahead, announced national president Kay Blackmore at the CWLNZ biennial conference in Christchurch, 20–23 July. CWLNZ established its ‘At Home Appeal’ in the late 1980s to support a national organisation each

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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

July 2016  |  Hōngongoi Diocesan News  |  Ngā Pitopito Kōrero a Rohe Pīhopa Henare Walmsley, Te Kahu o te Rangi Māori Pastoral Care Team of the Archdiocese of Wellington, introduces Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Language Week for WelCom. E te tī, e te tā kua tae nei I raro I te maru o

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School student achievers

July 2016  |  Hōngongoi Youth, Schools, Education  |  Hunga Taiohi, Ngā Kura, Mātauranga St Mary’s College Young Achievers On Friday 17 June five All Blacks visited St Mary’s College, Wellington, to run a skills session for our rugby players. St Mary’s was a winner of the OneMoreTeam Competition where three schools throughout the country were

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Marist Family celebrates 200 years

July 2016  |  Hōngongoi Our Heritage  |  Ō Tātou Taonga Tuku Iho Mission Among Māori: The Lyon-Aotearoa Connection Pa Gerard Burns Recently I had the good fortune to be able to do a short pilgrimage to Lyon in central France to visit some sites important in the history of the Catholic mission in Aotearoa. What

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Four O’Shea Shield wins in a row!

June 2016 For the fourth consecutive year St Catherine’s College Wellington has won the highly-prized O’Shea Shield at the annual speech and drama competition for Catholic Colleges’ of the Wellington and Palmerston North Dioceses. Fellow Kilbirnie school, St Patrick’s College Wellington, were runners up. The competition was hosted by Sacred Heart Girls’ College in New

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Bishop Viard College blessed with new event centre and gym

June 2016 Story and photos by Annette Scullion Bishop Viard College’s long awaited event centre and gymnasium was officially opened and blessed by Cardinal John Dew on 2 May. The Porirua Catholic college caters for around 350 students from a wealth of cultures and diversity. A powhiri welcomed local Catholic schools, local priests, the Board

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Budget lacks capital to address affordable housing

June 2016 Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand and Christian Social Services, the umbrella organisation of churches’ social-service agencies in Aotearoa New Zealand, including Catholic Social Services, say the 2016 Budget response to affordable housing is inadequate. No bricks and mortar in Budget’s new housing spend Crispin Anderlini, Caritas Aotearoa NZ Despite Budget 2016 taking small steps to

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Pope Francis on marriage and family

May 2016 Pope Francis’ document on marriage and the family follows the two gatherings of bishops and lay persons and consultation with Catholics worldwide to discuss challenges facing families. Amoris Laetitia – the Joy of Love, signals the Pope’s vision for the Church as a family of families. It reaffirms the welfare of the family

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Helen Clark says NZ can provide model of religious diversity

May 2016 Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says New Zealand can provide a model of religious diversity for the rest of the world. Miss Clark, who heads the United Nations Development Programme, said this at the opening of the new Religious Diversity Centre in Wellington on Wednesday 30 March, while home briefly in New Zealand.

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Pentecost – When Giving Brings Life

May 2016 Reflections Fr James Lyons Pentecost Sunday, which marks the end of the Easter season, celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. Pentecost 2016 falls 50 days after Easter 2016, and ten days after the Ascension of Our Lord. What happens to the gifts we give, or are given? Some appear very quickly

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