Diocesan News


Catholic Bishops urge care for the sea and support the indigenous people of West Papua
14-08-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

  14 August 2017 The Executive Committee of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania (Australia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, New Zealand, CEPAC – the rest of the Pacific) is currently meeting in Auckland, New Zealand. We come from a multitude of island nation States spread throughout the Pacific Ocean. We are […]


Last chance for young New Zealanders to talk to the Vatican
11-08-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

11 August 2017 There are just over two weeks to go for Young New Zealanders take up the chance to be part of an international conversation with the Catholic Church. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have been asking those aged 16 to 29 years to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of […]


Anglican / Catholic Election Forum on housing
03-08-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

3 August 2017 MEDIA STATEMENT – New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference Church leaders, Catholic Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew and Anglican Bishop of Wellington Justin Duckworth will co-host a housing forum with leaders of key political parties  on 9 August at the Anglican Cathedral.  Attendance is welcome and there is no charge. With less […]


Health Select Committee states 80% are opposed to medically-assisted dying
03-08-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

An overwhelming 80% of submissions to Parliament’s Health Select Committee oppose medically-assisted dying, it was revealed in the Committee’s Report on euthanasia and assisted suicide released yesterday. “This report expresses significant public concerns around the unintended consequences of any such legislation,” said Dr John Kleinsman, Director of the New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. “It also […]



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 […]

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