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Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral to close doors due to earthquake damage
15-07-2018 | Lyndsay Freer

13 July 2018 Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral in Thorndon closed its doors today, in the interest of safety for parishioners and the public, following a structural engineer’s report confirming it presents a significant risk to occupants in the event of an earthquake. Following a verbal report from structural and civil engineers, Dunning and Thornton, the […]


Catholic bishops lodge submission to Law Commission on proposed abortion legislation changes
29-05-2018 | Lyndsay Freer

CATHOLIC BISHOPS EXPRESS CONCERN AT PROPOSED ABORTION LEGISLATION CHANGES A joint submission by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) to the Law Commission last Friday argues that the State has an essential responsibility to protect and care for all human life, born and unborn, which it would abdicate by making abortion solely a matter […]


Budget takes initial steps to help relieve poverty
19-05-2018 | Lyndsay Freer

The Auckland Catholic Diocese Commission for Justice and Peace believes it is the responsibility of Government to foster the common good and support the poorest & most vulnerable in society rather than just building a more productive and competitive economy to the possible detriment of the wider community. Budget 2018 takes some measures to reset […]



40 Years of Marriage Encounter Celebrations
02-05-2018 | Karen O'Connell

    Since Marriage Encounter was established in New Zealand, many thousands of couples, and many priests, have experienced, and benefited from, a Marriage Encounter weekend. You may have been involved with Marriage Encounter in some way during this time, and we’d like to offer you the opportunity to renew those friendships with couples and […]


Hato Petera Consultation Media Release
09-04-2018 | Karen O'Connell

Media Statement 7 April 2018 The Catholic Bishop of Auckland, Bishop Patrick Dunn, as Proprietor of Hato Petera College is undertaking a second consultation process about the possible cancellation of the Integration Agreement for Hato Petera College. This consultation process is being undertaken by mutual agreement with the Minister of Education, under section 430 of […]

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