Critics warn against British movement advocating at-home abortion pills

London, England, Dec 12, 2017 / 02:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A new effort in the UK has garnered the support of some of Britain’s maternity doctors who are recommending that women should be allowed to take abortion pills at home. […]

Lectio Divina used at Wgtn Masses

by MARTIN DE JONG Accounts from Lower Hutt suggest an introduction to praying the Gospel using Lectio Divina in Wellington archdiocese Masses on Sunday, October 29, went down well. The process of Lectio Divina (meaning “reading with God”) involved reading the Gospel aloud twice, with half a minute silence between. Then the reader led the

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Greek myth inspires thriller

The French theory of “auteurism” has proved a valuable way to view and analyse films. Though it originated in France as far back as the late 1940s, it has been constantly updated. It was first invented as a way of distinguishing European filmmakers, particularly the French New Wave of the 1960s, Italy’s neo-realists and Sweden’s

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Bishop dons skis on southern heights

Bishop Colin Campbell of Dunedin may well have participated in a first for the Catholic Church in New Zealand. While visiting Central Otago to administer the sacrament of Confirmation in early spring this year, the bishop took the opportunity to engage in snow sports with the senior pupils of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Queenstown.

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Australian Catholic Youth Festival draws tens of thousands

Sydney, Australia, Dec 11, 2017 / 07:10 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Church in Australia kicked off Advent with a Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney last weekend, drawing some 20,000 attendees and including the country’s largest Mass since the World Youth D… […]

Soros money means legal trouble for Amnesty’s Ireland abortion campaign

Dublin, Ireland, Dec 11, 2017 / 07:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Amnesty International is in no position to oppose an Irish law against foreign political funding now that it is under scrutiny for taking money from U.S. financier George Soros’ Open Society … […]

School mural shows beautiful North-East Valley

by JEFF DILLON Thinking positively by Sacred Heart School in North East Valley, Dunedin, produced a top result with the school winning the primary school section of the “Keep New Zealand Beautiful” Wall Worthy mural competition for the whole of New Zealand. In doing so, it became the first primary school in Otago ever to

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NZ bishops to ask ICEL to look at 1998 translation

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference will ask the members of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) to review the 1998 draft Roman Missal translation in view of Pope Francis’ recent edict Magnum Principium. NZCBC president Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn said the New Zealand bishops agreed to write to ICEL to put

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Farewell to Polish refugee who had remarkable life

The life of Helena Wanda Ellis, a leading light in Auckland’s Polish community, was a story of resilience, tragedy, faith and love that is quite remarkable. This was the consensus of those who paid tribute to her at her funeral at St Patrick’s Cathedral on October 14. Mrs Ellis died in Auckland on October 7,

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The devastating but little-noticed DRC refugee crisis

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec 8, 2017 / 05:49 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Every day, thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are forced to flee their homes. […]