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 endeavourRead more »
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
This December is the 30th anniversary of Paul VI’s groundbreaking encyclical Evangelii Nuntiandi. Ruth Smithies takes a fresh look at this papal letter in today’s context.Read more »
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
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
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 permRead more »
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.Read more »
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 knRead more »
The Samoan community came in droves to Sacred Heart Cathedral on the afternoon of Sunday 20 February to farewell Cardinal Tom Williams and welcome Archbishop John Dew.Read more »
The sudden death of Fr Warren Fowler last Monday sent shock waves, not unlike the earthquakes weve had this week, through the priests of the archdiocese and among the people Fr Warren served.Read more »