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Statement from NZCBC President on Papal letter on abuse
The New Zealand Catholic Bishops welcome the Letter this week to the People of God from Pope Francis asking forgiveness for the…
Report on VoicetoVatican Survey of young people and the Church 2017
Report on VoicetoVatican Survey of young people and the Church 2017 PDF (1 MB)
Guidelines for the prevention of and response to sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand
In all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities or legislative bodies,…
Vacancy - Director, National Liturgy Office
The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) is seeking applications for Director of the National Liturgy Office.
Tu Kahikatea - Standing Tall
A framework for Catholic ministry with young people in Aotearoa New Zealand PDF (1.2 MB)
Caritas provides resources for educators, students, parishes, social justice advocates, researchers and for prayer.
Bishop Max Takuira Matthew Māriu
Of Ngati Tuwharetoa, Bishop Māriu was born in Waihi and educated at Hato Paora College in Feilding. PDF (321 KB)
Suzanne Aubert, also known as Mother Aubert, was born and raised in France. PDF (291 KB)
New Zealand’s first bishop, Jean Baptiste François Pompallier, was born in Lyon, France,
on 11 December 1802. PDF (211 KB)
Pope John Paul II visits New Zealand
Pope John Paul II has been the only Pope to have visited New Zealand so far. PDF (281 KB)
History Post 1840
Increasing numbers of settlers had begun to put pressure on mission stations resulting in New Zealand being made an independent vicariate by… PDF (200 KB)
12. No One Is an Island
Your relationship with God is obviously personal: no one can take your place in the history of the universe.
4. Looking But Not Seeing
If sometimes you find it hard to see the world as a gift, you are not alone.
2. Two Ways of Seeing
When you look out on the world at the beginning of each new day, there are two ways of seeing it.
1. Your Past
You can find out a lot about yourself from both science and religious faith. And that’s good news on both fronts.
Introduction: Facing the Questions
Who is that sitting on a small, rotating planet gliding through a large, cold universe? It’s you, of course.
History Pre 1840
When New Zealand was declared a colony in 1840, there were no more than 500 Catholics in the country.
Selection of Hymns
Below is a small selection of hymns often sung in parishes around Aotearoa, New Zealand.