Diocesan News


Lutheran-Catholic common commemoration
16-10-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, there will be a commemoration at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday 31 October at 7.30pm led by Bishop Patrick Dunn, the Catholic Bishop of Auckland and Bishop Jim Pietsch, the Assistant Bishop of the Lutheran Church in New Zealand.   Lutheran-Catholic common commemoration is published on 2017-10-16T17:10:28+13:00 […]


Chair appointed to newly established Council for Young People
28-09-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

27 September 2017 The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) this week announced the appointment of Dave Mullin to the role of Chair of the newly established NZCBC Council for Young People. The Council for Young People is tasked with working with the Church and young Catholics in developing a national vision for Catholic ministry […]


A forum with election candidates
09-09-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

The Social Welfare Anti-Poverty Committee (SWAP) of the Auckland Catholic Diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission is hosting a forum with representatives of major political parties. The question they have asked the speakers to address is:- How does your party intend to address Inequality and Poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand. The forum will be held on […]


St Patrick’s Cathedral organ recital series
05-09-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

The Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph is pleased to announce it’s 2017 Celebrity Organ Recital series. Entitled  Saturdays @ 6,  the recitals feature three of New Zealand’s top organists, performing on the cathedral’s baroque-style instrument. September 9 Wellington-based Douglas Mews began learning the organ at the Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph in […]


To Elect with Justice
05-09-2017 | Sian Owen

To Act with Justice   Micah 6:8 God has told you what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God? Justice and the General Election The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have written to all New Zealanders about how to […]


New Zealand Catholic Bishops: decision to disaffiliate ProLife Club at University akin to banning books!
30-08-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

The New Zealand Catholic bishops have today expressed concern at the decision of Auckland University’s Student Association (AUSA) to disaffiliate a ProLife Club.  “The Catholic Church has learned through dark periods in our own history that banning free-thinking and persecuting those with different views is a shameful and retrograde step for society.”  Said Bishop Patrick […]

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