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…

The philosophy behind a peaceful presence outside abortion centres

When a great tragedy occurs in a community, caring citizens often come together to grieve, pay their respects to the victims and to show support for those left behind.  Flowers are laid at the site and often candle light vigils…

Candlelight Vigil for unborn a moving experience

More than 200 people attended the Candlelight Vigil for the Unborn held outside the Auckland Medical Aid Centre on Palm Sunday evening. Another 30 people gathered outside Wellington Regional Hospital. The Candlelight vigil is an annual event hosted by Family…