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Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Angelus address on Feb. 19, 2023.

Pope Francis: God asks us to love beyond ‘the logic of self-interest’

Feb 19, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope reflected on what it means to “love your enemies” in his Sunday Angelus address. Read more

Despite concerns raised, New Zealand voters back assisted suicide

Oct 30, 2020

A strong majority of New Zealand voters approved the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia for the terminally ill Oct.... Read more

New Zealand Parliament, Aukland.

New Zealand legalizes abortion

Mar 19, 2020

New Zealand’s House of Representatives passed the Abortion Legislation Bill on March 18, legalizing abortion throughout the first 20 weeks... Read more

New Zealand bill seeks to allow elective abortions before 20 weeks

Aug 6, 2019

The government of New Zealand proposed a bill this week that would lift a law stipulating that abortions before 20... Read more

Al Masjid Al Jamie mosque in Ponsonby, New Zealand, Oct 2013.

New Zealand bishops ‘horrified’ by mosque shootings

Mar 15, 2019

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference released a statement of solidarity with the country’s Muslim population following terrorist attacks on... Read more

St. Mary Mackillop and the miraculous bookstore rescue

Dec 27, 2018

When your business runs out of money and you need a miracle, whom do you call? The Catholic Church, apparently.  Read more

St. Joseph's Cathedral in Dunedin, New Zealand.

New Zealand bishops reaffirm commitment to government abuse inquiry

Oct 18, 2018

The Catholic bishops of New Zealand have countered reports that say they are backing away from an upcoming government inquiry... Read more