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Passionists elect new leader

The Passionist provincial for Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, has been elected deputy to the order’s father general.
South Australian, Fr Denis Travers CP, was elected Vicar General and First Consultor of the Worldwide Congregation of th

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Remembering 5/11 Parihaka’s peace

St Joseph’s in Upper Hutt made last Sunday, 5 November, a day of peace and remembrance of New Zealand’s great resistance movement at Parihaka.
When most people were celebrating Guy Fawkes, St Joseph’s chose to mark the anniversary of this much more

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A New Zealand perspective on Eucharist

Nourished by Eucharist is a refreshing,diverse look at the place of Eucharist in the parish community of the 21st century and in the wider society.
I did not intend to review the book. There was a review already written. But I felt drawn into it by t

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Limbo under threat

The Holy See’s International Theological Commission is examining the notion of limbo and may be on the verge of scrapping it.
Ad Kronos International (AKI) reports that the Vatican appears set to abolish the Catholic tradition that holds that the sou

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Brothers mark milestone

Recently two Marist Brothers in Lower Hutt celebrated the Golden Jubilee of their entry into the Order. On 12 September 1956, Brothers John Fitzgibbon and Douglas Dawick received the habit at the novitiate in Claremont, just out of Timaru.

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A cultural immersion for Newtown teachers

A trip to Samoa at the end of last term proved an unexpectedly emotional experience for 12 teachers from St Anne’s School, Newtown, and underlined the importance of seeing education as life-long learning.
St Anne’s School is offering classes in Gagan

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Pihopa Mariu unveiling

There is to be an unveiling on Saturday, 9 December for Bishop Max Takuira Mariu who died on 12 December 2005.

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Deus Caritas Est to look at people the way Jesus does

Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Deus Caritas Est challenges young people to look at people as Jesus would have done, something which is easier to say than to put into practice. This was the view of one of three students from Lower Hutt’s Sacred Heart Colle

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Pope prays for Gaza

Expressing his ‘grave worry’ over the deterioration of the situation in the Gaza Strip, Pope Benedict last Sunday prayed that Israeli and Palestinian authorities would work to end the bloodshed in the region.

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Synod 2006 possible actions

Synod 2006 held over Queen’s Birthday or Pentecost weekend, 2-4 June, presented a number of propositions. These have now been released with the promulgation of the synod booklet.

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