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Diocesan News


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 […]


Catholic Bishops of Aotearoa and representation from Catholic religious encourage Prime Minister for inclusion in Royal Commission of Inquiry
27-03-2018 | Lyndsay Freer

26 March 2018 The New Zealand Catholic Bishops and representation from Catholic religious orders have written to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the Minister for Children, Tracey Martin and Sir Anand Satyanand, Chair of New Zealand’s Royal Commission into Abuse in State Care, supporting the Royal Commission and seeking inclusion of religious institutions. The letter, signed […]


Free cooking courses for the elderly
15-03-2018 | Lyndsay Freer

Our Lady of Fatima parish in Meadow is one of the parishes that has generously agreed to host these cooking courses for the elderly which are being run by the NZ Nutrition Foundation. Each course will be held once a week for four consecutive weeks. (See details on link below for the Meadowbank course which […]


New bishop for Dunedin appointed by Pope Francis
26-02-2018 | Lyndsay Freer

Pope Francis has appointed Father Michael Dooley as the new Bishop of the Dunedin Diocese. Bishop-Elect Michael will be the seventh Bishop of Dunedin and succeeds Bishop Colin Campbell who has served in this role for almost 14 years. The President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) Bishop Patrick Dunn said, “Father Michael’s […]


Applications are now open for grants from the Catholic Caring Foundation for 2018
19-02-2018 | Lyndsay Freer

The Bishop’s charitable organisation, the Catholic Caring Foundation, is now accepting applications for grants from organisations that strengthen or support families, individuals and communities in need, or suffering from the effects of poverty within the Auckland Diocese. All grant applications close on Fri, April 13th, 2018 at 5.00 p.m. To download an application form please […]


NZ Catholic bishops’ letter to all parishioners on the ‘End of Life Choice Bill’ which seeks to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide
28-01-2018 | Lyndsay Freer

23 January 2018  Dear Parishioners, As many of you will know, in December 2017, David Seymour’s ‘End of Life Choice’ bill had its first reading in Parliament and was voted through to the Justice Select Committee. This Bill, which seeks to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide, is something that we, the Bishops of New Zealand, […]

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