Single Mothers are Saints

maryAndChildThese days any single mother who decides to keep her baby is a heroine … even a saint. Ironically, for those who identify as Catholic, greater courage may be required …” writes John Kleinsman, director of The Nathaniel Centre


Broad Alliance launches to oppose legalising euthanasia

CareAlliance20 March 2014

A coalition, assembled to oppose the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted-suicide in New Zealand, has been formally launched today at a function at Parliament.


Bioethics, Politics and Slovenly Language: Lessons from History

typewriterJohn Kleinsman reflects on the use of language and terminology, noting that the words we choose not only reveal but also shape our thinking. The history of the Nazi genocide offers insights that are relevant for our time, insights that highlight the links between language and action.


Abortion law reform

baby scan 2448810bOn 14/02/2020, the Abortion Select Committee sent its recommendations regarding the Abortion Legislation Bill to Parliament, recommending by a majority that it be passed with only very minor amendments. These fail to deal with substantive concerns raised by The Nathaniel Centre and the NZCBC in their submission to the Select Committee.


NZ Catholic bishops urge everyone to have a Covid-19 vaccine