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Antarctic – New Zealand Catholic Chaplaincy to End(Comments Off on Antarctic – New Zealand Catholic Chaplaincy to End)

September 1, 2015

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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Voluntary Euthanasia Inquiry Announced

Anouncing an inquiry into voluntary euthanasia, chairman of the health select committee, Simon O’Connor, said members were “ready to engage” on what was an “important conversation that needs to be had.”

The inquiry will consider how best to involve the public and what questions and terms of reference need to be included, he said.… More

Bishop Stephen Lowe – New Bishop of Hamilton

Bishop Stephen Lowe was recently ordained for the Hamilton diocese.  He is seen here with Bishop Denis Browne who is now Bishop Emeritus.

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Pope Francis on Marriage

Recently Pope Francis celebrated the marriage of twenty couples from Rome in St Peter’s Bascilica.

The couples, like many others, have been engaged for different lengths of time; some already live together, others have children and others have met within the parish. More


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