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Schools’ board turns 25

A huge debt and a leap of faith were remembered in September when the Catholic Schools Board gathered its past and present adherents to celebrate its 25th anniversary. In 1980 the Catholic Education Common Fund was established to help the 12 proprietors o

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Ross Wilson honoured

Ross Wilson was a staunch supporter of the Catholic Māori Community in Wellington. In the late 1970s he was involved in the establishment of the first Catholic Māori Centre and marae, named Te Kainga, in Boulcott Street behind the St Mary of the Angels pr

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Te Kainga welcomes new M?ѬÅori presence in the diocese

For Henare Walmsley, kaitiaki (guardian) of Te Kainga Community Centre and Marae, the appointment of Morna Taute as Turanga Māori is significant for Catholic Māori in the Wellington archdiocese. Turanga Māori embodies the concept of ahi kaa – keeping the

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Marists promote helpline as second brother faces abuse charges

The Society of Mary is inviting anyone who needs help in the area of sexual abuse to phone its helpline.
This follows the arrest of a second brother from Hato Paora Māori boys’ secondary school in Feilding on charges of sexually abusing young boys i

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Refugee service marks 25 years as numbers of stateless grow

The Jesuit Refugee Service is celebrating 25 years in its mission of accompanying, serving and advocating for the rights of refugees.
Its experiences are documented in two books the JRS has launched to mark this milestone.
The director of JRS In

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Waimea West church 150 years old

The little Catholic Church at Waimea West Nelson is celebrating its 150th jubilee next month, making it one of the oldest churches in New Zealand.
In June 1852, Fr Antoine Garin of Nelson applied to the government for land to build a church at Waime

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Spiritual balm for faith community nurses

The holistic nature of faith community nursing was highlighted for 36 delegates at a recent conference on the subject with the exploration of a range of topics from care of the aged to spiritual aspects of mental illness and historical biblical models. Read more »

Nelson doctor takes stand against prescribing contraceptives

A Nelson doctor has told his female patients he will no longer prescribe contraceptives because of his faith.
Dr Joseph Hassan wrote to 50 of his patients saying he believed fertility was a gift to be looked after and not something to be medicated f

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Jason lunches with the Pope

When World Youth Day volunteer, Jason Mackiewicz, had lunch with the pope, and 11 other young adult representatives he was overwhelmed by the symbolism of the event.
Here they were, these disciples, ‘breaking bread’ with the Church’s leader and one o

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