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A pope of surprises: Cardinal Williams Returns

The new Holy Father, Benedict XVI, will be ‘a pope of surprises’, Cardinal Williams said as he returned from Rome and his first conclave. The Cardinal also said that Pope Benedict will be a man of peace, reconciliation, warmth and compassion and endeavour

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Book Review: Committed to Escape: a NZ soldier’s story

Reviewer: Julian Wagg, Chaplain to the Forces
This story chronicles Daniel Riddford’s escape as a prisoner of war during the second World War.
Riddiford was a member of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force at the invasion of Libya in Novembe

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Knights devise contest to spark vocations

The Porirua Branch of the Knights of the Southern Cross has organised a writing competition to encourage young people to consider a vocation to the priesthood or religious life.
The topic is: ‘vocations to the Priesthood or to Religious Orders are ve

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The future of the papacy

While the cardinals were in conclave electing a new pope, the Wellington Catholic Education Centre held a forum to discuss how the papacy could look.
Here Catholic laywoman, Anna Thompson, and former Anglican Church Canon, Peter Stuart, give their v

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Vocations – called to put out into the deep

In his message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations celebrated recently, John Paul II reflected on the call to all of us to follow Christ and, in particular, to consider the call to Religious Life and Priesthood. This is very relevant today when perm

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New pope is a man deeply in love with God

Some of Pope Benedict’s first words to the city of Rome, to the Church and to the world were ‘above all I entrust myself to your prayers’. Please remember those words.

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The time has come to say ‘thank you’.

Cardinal Tom would be the first to say that what has been done in the archdiocese, in the Church of New Zealand and internationally has been done through the grace of God and through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. We all know this is true. We also kn

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