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January 1, 2020

Blessed William Joseph Chaminade
(1761-1850)

Born in Périgueux, France, William Joseph Chaminade was the second youngest of 15 children in a deeply Christian family. At age ten, he went to the College of Mussidan where he remained for 20 years. He made private vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in 1775, and was ordained a priest ten years later.… More

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First Mass, and First Christian Service, in Aotearoa New Zealand

In our issue for May, 1967, Professor John Dunmore, of Massey University, an authority on the French explorers of the Pacific, first proposed the view that the first Mass (and, ecumenically speaking, the first Christian service) in New Zealand, was said by the Dominican chaplain of de Surville’s ship, Saint Jean-Baptiste, at Christmas, 1769, at Doubtless Bay, not far from Kaitaia.… More

December Crossword

Solution for November

Apologies that the clue for 17 Across in the November Crossword was misplaced

17 Across should have been:

"Gamblers' profit from Wednesday's lead during a cricket game! (8)

Across: 1 Pawpaw, 4 U-boats, 8 Religion, 9 Ogre, 11 Chock-a-block, 12 Stipulating,
15 Interregnum, 16 Evil,
17 Winnings, 18 Theist,
19 Demons. … More

Can You Bear It?

A moral conundrum for golfers: what do you do when your opponent claims to have found her ball in the rough and you know she is a liar because you’ve got her ball in your pocket?


“Why don’t you play golf with Ted any more?”… More


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