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Marist brothers, young adults, life’s mystery

The importance of wasting time together for building relationships has been a great discovery for the Marist Young Adult Ministry known as The Grove.
This five-year-old project sets out to have Marist Brothers and young adults living together in a su

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The Philippines: the US war on terror’s second front

Four New Zealanders, part of an International Solidarity Mission to the Philippines, said they could not visit some of the places on their itinerary because of an escalation in violence there.
After the 9/11 attacks on the United States in 2001 Presi

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Cultural diversity in Karori Mass

Unity in diversity was the undoubted theme of the Multi-cultural Mass celebrated at St Teresa’s, Karori, on Sunday, 30 October.
About 500 people gathered in the parish church to celebrate the richness of a community encompassing many of the languages

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Young Vinnies visit aged

Senior students from Chanel College in Masterton have been visiting in some of the city’s resthomes. The eight students have been making the visits weekly.

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Archbishop pleads for marginalised Catholics

The Synod of Bishops has ended in Rome with bishops taking up the challenge of Archbishop John Dew to re-think the Church’s rule that bars divorced Catholics who remarry from receiving communion.

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Guy Fawkes or Parihaka?

A Wellington priest has suggested commemorating Parihaka on 5 November as a more relevant milestone in New Zealand’s history.
Fr Gerard Burns of St Anne’s Newtown told his congregation last month that Guy Fawkes was suspect as an event for Catholics

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Brigidines consolidate in face of shrinking numbers

The sisters of the Order of St Brigid have adopted a new model of working which better suits their diminishing numbers.
The new model allows for all sisters to take a leadership role depending on the particular need.

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From MMP to SBI: strange bedfellows indeed

Our new Labour-led government has brought together a very surprising combination of parties and provided an equally surprising explanation: ‘We had to work with the cards the voters dealt us’. So let’s look at that. If Labour has New Zealand First with

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Eucharist: source and summit of Christian life

From 2 to 23 October I had the privilege of representing the New Zealand Bishops Conference at the 11th General Assembly of Bishops, the theme being ‘The Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church’.
It was certainly a very ric

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