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Three women disciples celebrated this month

The Uniting Church celebrates three significant women in the apostle Paul’s ministry tomorrow. Without the work of Prisca, Dorcas and Phoebe in Rome, Corinth and Joppa, it is likely that Paul would have had a much more difficult job gaining a hearing amon

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CSS moving into new fields as director leaves

The director of Catholic Social Services leaves the service in good shape after a series of changes in the past decade which have aligned it more closely with community needs.
John Consedine has resigned his post after 10 years having instituted a nu

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A tribute to school principal Jacqueline Dromgool QSM

Those involved in Catholic Education in Wellington were delighted to learn of the Queen’s Service Medal awarded to their colleague, Jacqueline Dromgool, in the New Year’s Honours List.
The public recognition of her over 30 years’ contribution to Cath

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The death of a beautiful butterfly

Her name was Rosa Parks and when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Alabama, she sparked a civil rights movement that brought first the United States and then the world to attention.
There were already small groups of people

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First papal letter shows a man of surprises

The long-awaited first encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI was released on 25 January. After much speculation about its content and thus indicators of future directions for the Catholic Church, the encyclical, Deus Caritas Est (God Is Love), has received wide

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More study needed into abortion effects

The lead author of a major study into the effects of abortion and the mental health of women says it is important that New Zealand further researches the health consequences of abortion. Professor David Fergusson says that it verges on the scandalous that

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Sisters’ passion for Church shows in unifying process

‘The passion that the Sisters of Mercy have put into the task of uniting as a new Congregation of Sisters of Mercy should inspire other Catholics as it has implications for the life of the Church.’
This is the view of Maureen Cleary who has facilitat

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Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand

The four congregations of the Sisters of Mercy in New Zealand have regrouped as one ‘to more effectively be signs of God’s Mercy in New Zealand, Tonga and Samoa.’
The sisters consecrated their decision at ceremonies around the country in December. Read more »

Child poverty group wins key case

The Child Poverty Action Group has won the right to take a case against the government’s discriminatory practices.
The group claims that the In Work Payment which will replace the Child Tax Credit next April as part of the Working for Families packag

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