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A New Bishop for Auckland(0)

March 1, 2020

Bishop-elect Michael Andrew Gielen was born in 1971 in Cambridge, NZ, and was ordained priest in 1997.

He holds a Bachelor of Theology degree from the University of Otago, a Master in Theology degree from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, USA, and a Licentiate in Theology from the St.… More

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2019 ACPA Awards

ACPA Awards 2019 honour the Marist Messenger

Joint Bible Campaign Promotes Social Justice

During  Social Justice Week (Sept 13-19), Bible Society New Zealand, in partnership with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand,  launched its new Poverty and Justice Bible campaign in Catholic churches throughout the country.

This Catholic NRSV Bible includes more than 3,500 verses highlighting references to  poverty and justice, helping people understand the call of Pope Francis to “give a voice to the cry of the poor.”… More

Antarctic – New Zealand Catholic Chaplaincy to End

The National Science Foundation, which manages the U.S. Antarctic Programme, has announced that a steady decline in church-going at U.S. Antarctic stations means the Programme can no longer support the services of Catholic Priests through New Zealand’s Catholic Diocese of Christchurch’s Antarctic Chaplaincy Programme.… More


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