9F – Beginnings of the Church in Aotearoa/New Zealand

  1. Church and Culture

    The Treaty of Waitangi acknowledges the special place of Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Church supportss indigenous peoples who seek recognition of their identity and rights.

    To celebrate 150 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi the New Zealand Bishops issued  He Tau Whakamaharatanga Mo Aotearoa-Nui Tireni A Commemoration Year for Aotearoa – New Zealand.

    The New Zealand Bishops’ statement  on the Treaty of Waitangi – The Treaty of Waitangi in Today’s Perspective. Is There a Way Forward?

  2. Maori Spirituality

    Māori are the first people of Aotearoa New Zealand. Their heritage and culture enriches the lives of all New Zealanders.

    A Māori explanation of  Māori culture including migration to New Zealand and an index of Māori Legends.

    To get an understanding of the process of mourning and grief at a funeral our site has two good resources: Mourning and Grief , Tangi Ritual.

  3. Religious Orders – An Historical View
  4. Mission to New Zealand

    Who was Pompallier? Wikipedia’s description of New Zealand’s first Bishop. In 2002, Bishop Pompallier’s remains were returned to New Zealand. The story of his return.

    The Treaty of Waitangi is seen as the founding document of the nation of New Zealand. Pompallier ensured religious freedom for all people of all faiths was part of the treaty.

    Historian, Fr Ernist Simmons series of three articles:

    Beginnings of the Catholic Church in New Zealand until 1850. Catholicbeginnings.pdf [120.88 KB] by Michael O’Meeghan sm

    A “bullet-point” history of the NZ Catholic Church 1828 – 1850. Teachers Bulletin for Catholic Schools.

    History Catholic.pdf [66.76 KB]

    The growth of Catholic Church in New Zealand – pre Pompallier until after Vatican II. Catholicsinnz.pdf [144.80 KB] by Kevin Roach sm

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