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NCEA is successful in Catholic schools

Despite rhetoric from some education quarters, NCEA is becoming cemented as our primary form of senior school assessment, according to Chris England, principal of St Peter’s College in Palmerston North.
The NCEA results of St Peter’s College have gra

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Being young and Catholic

I’m such a people person and seeing the cathedral full of people on Palm Sunday made me happy – people are great! The first of these Archdiocesan Youth & Young Adult Masses for 2006 was especially significant for young people. Why? Palm Sunday is also Wor

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Young people learn about grief through literature

Four schools have agreed to trial a new programme which educates children in coping with loss, change, and challenge in their lives.
This programme is unique in that it becomes part of the school english curriculum – not adding to the workload of te

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Mercy to Santiago’s poorest

‘You live in Huamachuco?….You really do!……in Huamachuco?’ This is a common reaction when I tell new acquaintances in Santiago [Chile] where I live.
‘Huamachuco’ is a poblaci√õn, a grass roots, disadvantaged area located on the outskirts of the

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The challenge of imitating Christ

At the very core of our human nature is a desire to be like someone we admire. Generally this is not consciously intended but it is nevertheless a pervasive force in people’s lives. However, it can be brought to consciousness, as St Paul said: ‘You imitat

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‘You have not chosen me but I have chosen you …’

Sr Analulu Tanuvasa SM
I often reflect on these words of Jesus (Jn 15:16) which are so appropriate in my own call as a Marist Sister. I was born in Samoa, of a Presbyterian family and became a Catholic while at a Catholic Primary School there. I wa

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Compassion for the stranger

One of the delights of working with refugees is being able to share their joy at welcoming family here.
I work with several refugee families as part of my mission as a Sister of Compassion. Earlier this year I joined an Ethiopian family I have been

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Marists take on the world

It’s really hard to talk about what it is to be Marist. I guess you could say the basics – he is a bloke who belongs to the Society of Mary; he’s either ordained or he’s a brother; he lives in community with his confreres; he strives to be a man of prayer

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Success for young Palmerston North athlete

Timothy Doidge of St James’ School, Palmerston North, has just won five medals at the Southern Cross Games in Auckland.
The Southern Cross Games are held biennially for vision-impaired students throughout Australasia from ages 9 -18 years old. This

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Staunching the clergy haemorrhage

Catholics know that they are in dire straights with today’s shortage of clergy. What most do not realise is that the thinning of numbers in recent years is just the lead up to a haemorrhage, which will occur during the next 20 years.
Four generations

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