Bishop gives encouraging homily at Mass for Life

“Protecting life from beginning to end should be the cornerstone of our nation.  Life must be treated as a sacred taonga,” stated Bishop Michael Gielen, at the Mass for Life. Two hundred people attended Mass and Adoration at Saint Mary…

Prayer and witness outside abortion centres is a concrete way to restore a culture of life

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” 1 John 4:18 Participating in prayer and witness outside abortion centres can be an extremely uncomfortable experience.  After all, you are vulnerable and open to ridicule from people…

40 Days for Life: Be a sign of hope and help save lives

https://youtu.be/e6MtOM6pZ5U In the coming week people from all over New Zealand will participate in the largest ever world-wide 40 Days for Life.  40 Days for Life is a worldwide simultaneous prayer vigil that takes place outside local abortion centres with…

Praying to end abortion a powerful witness and necessary to hold back other evils

“Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.  If you say, ‘Behold, we did not know this,’ does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?  Does not he who…