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Young New Zealanders called to share their voices with the Vatican
20-07-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

Young New Zealanders are being called to take part in an international conversation with the Catholic Church.  The New Zealand Catholic bishops are asking those aged 16 to 29 years to share their views about life, faith and their experience of Church through an online survey which will go live this Sunday (July 23). The […]


Caritas calls for halt to deep sea mining
13-07-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

12 July 2017 “We call for an immediate halt to all deep-sea mining including exploratory testing as this will undermine the ability to achieve sustainable development goal 14” said Julianne Hickey, Director of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, speaking in New York at an event associated with a United Nations High Level Political Forum on the progress […]


Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival: Ticket sales open this Saturday July 15 2017
12-07-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

  Spend a weekend in Auckland and be changed for a lifetime!   The Festival on 2-3 December is an opportunity of encounter with God, the Church and hundreds of friends.  It will be a vehicle for Bishops and Church leaders to engage with young people, hearing from them how they see their world today. […]


Can you help provide coats for Auckland’s homeless?
12-07-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

The diocese is most grateful for the generous gift of 100 weatherproof, warm coats gifted to us by the Sydney members of the international Order of Malta that were sent to us last year and again this year.  They have gifted us these coats and covered all freight and customs charges.  The coats will be […]



New Zealand Catholic bishops warn of the dangers of voter apathy
05-07-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

5 July 2017 Even when the choices to be made seem difficult or the questions to be asked too tough, are we tackling some of the big challenges facing us as a nation and as part of a global community? With the 2017 General Election in just over two months, this is the message of the […]

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