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Media New Zealand

NZ Catholic goes fully digital after long print run

NZ Catholic, New Zealand’s national Catholic newspaper published by the Bishop of Auckland, will cease its print publication at the end of June.

New Zealand

Christchurch’s new cathedral will be built on site of previous one

New Zealand’s Christchurch Diocese has decided to build its new cathedral on the same site as its last one. Source: Radio New Zealand.

Appointment New Zealand

Vatican confirms appointment of rector for NZ’s national seminary

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelisation has confirmed the appointment of Fr David Dowling as the new rector of New Zealand’s national seminary in Auckland. Source: NZ Catholic.

Abortion New Zealand

NZ bishops want new Government to promote policies that reduce abortion

New Zealand’s bishops say the rise in abortion numbers since a 2020 law change is a tragedy and they want the new coalition Government to promote policies that reduce stresses that can lead to mothers opting for abortion. Source: NZ Catholic.

Ethics New Zealand

Bishops add ethics to NZ politicians’ summer reading list

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have given a copy of their new ethics teaching document to all 123 members of the country’s recently elected Parliament. Source: NZCBC.

New Zealand

Christchurch’s bishop nominates preferred location for new cathedral

Christchurch Bishop Michael Gielen has signalled the preferred location for a new cathedral precinct to replace a former building that succumbed to the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. Source: RNZ.

Evangelisation New Zealand

Sydney program encourages New Zealand parish to ‘wake up’

A parish in New Zealand had embraced Go Make Disciples, Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP’s vision for the future of Sydney parishes. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

New Zealand Vatican

Vatican orders investigation into New Zealand Catholic group

The Vatican has appointed former Toowoomba Bishop Robert McGuckin to investigate a little-known Catholic group in Christchurch, following allegations of spiritual and psychological abuse and unauthorised exorcisms. Source: Newshub.

Bishops New Zealand

All six NZ dioceses now have a bishop after Pope appoints Bishop of Hamilton 

Pope Francis has appointed Fr Richard Laurenson as Bishop of Hamilton Diocese in New Zealand, the Vatican announced last night. Source: NZCBC.