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NZ bishop who led earthquake ruins to parish renewal to spearhead...

When it comes to spearheading talks at this year’s Parish Renewal Conference, who better than the man who watched his church reduced to rubble after the New Zealand earthquakes in 2011?

I come from a Land Down Umbers

The Kiwi-born and bred Bishop Richard Umbers has officially crossed the ditch, becoming an Australian citizen at a ceremony in Leichhardt Town Hall on 15 April.

Final bishop ordained for NZ

The ordination of Bishop Richard Laurenson to the diocese of Hamilton in New Zealand means all six Kiwi dioceses have bishops.

New Zealand bishops publish report on abuse cases

A report released by the New Zealand bishops’ conference found allegations of abuse were made against 14 per cent of diocesan clergy who have ministered in the country since 1950. The report, published 1 February, said that “a total of 1,680 reports of abuse were made by 1,122 individuals against Catholic clergy, brothers, nuns, sisters […]

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Warning after NZ assisted suicide green light

Communities of care will be essential under new regime Legal experts and pro-life advocates warn that vulnerable sick, elderly and people with disabilities will be...

New NZ euthanasia push warning

Elderly will be most at risk if an assisted suicide bill is passed, says bioethicist.

Making sense of senseless violence

By Rachel Sharman The world is reeling in the aftermath of the horrific shootings in Christchurch. The attack has also raised a number of side...

‘Service, not ego’ after attack

True strength lies in service, compassion, said Archbishop Fisher at interfaith gathering.
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