Te Kupenga

Te Kupenga is the home of three national agencies: the Catholic Theological College, responsible for providing approved tertiary qualifications; the National Centre for Religious Studies, responsible for supporting religious education in Catholic schools; and the Nathaniel Centre for Bioethics, responsible for research and advocacy on bioethical issues.

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Recent News

Robert Blucher new CE of Te Kupenga-Catholic Leadership Institute

Education leader Robert Blucher has been appointed Chief Executive of Te Kupenga-Catholic Leadership Institute. He is currently the Northern Regional Manager of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu – also known as Te Kura, the former Correspondence School. Robert replaces Te Kupenga’s inaugural chief executive, Dr Areti Metuamate, who returned to Australia last year. Nathaniel Centre director Dr John Kleinsman […]

Accompanying Survivors of Sexual Harm – A Workshop for Church Leaders

We are excited to be able to offer this workshop face-to-face in Auckland. If you lead a ministry in the church or are involved with supporting the vulnerable in your community, come and join us for this one day workshop. This workshop will be facilitated by our very own Dr Rocio Figueroa (Theologian and Lecturer at CTC), Dr Emily Colgan […]

Transformation and Our Missionary Impulse

Join us for another online event, “Transformation and Our Missionary Impulse” on Thursday 02 June 2022 from 6:30-8:00pm with Brendan Bergin (Primary School Religious Education Adviser of Auckland Diocese and CTC Lecturer) and let us reflect on the transformative practice of evangelising. To register for this event, click here.

“But who do you say I am?”: Images of God, mental well-being and Pacific young women

If you missed the event, recording is now available to watch. Come and join us online as Dr Therese Lautua talks about the significance of Christianity for the spiritual and mental wellbeing of young Christian, multi-ethnic Pacific women. She will take us through the different images of God and how these impact mental wellbeing. This will be on Thursday 31 […]

Free online event – Mercy: One key to understanding Pope Francis’ papacy

If you missed Fr Bernard Teo’s talk on 24 February, recording is now available to watch.

Catholic Responses to the End-of-Life Choice Act – Free Online Event

  If you missed the event on the Catholic Responses to the End of Life Choice Act, here’s Dr John Kleinsman and Fr Merv Duffy’s presentation.

Enrol now

Are you involved or wanting to be involved in church ministry? Are you a Catholic school staff or teacher? Are you a hospital or prison chaplain? Do you want to deepen your understanding of Catholic faith? Come and see. Learn with CTC. Registration and enrolment for 2022 is now open. Chat with us to know more.

CTC rated Category 1 by NZQA

The NZQA External Evaluation and Review (2021) of Te Kupenga – Catholic Theological College has rated our institute Category 1.  This is the highest rating and means NZQA is Highly Confident in the educational performance of CTC.   NZQA regularly evaluates all tertiary education providers and in 2021 it was the turn of Te Kupenga Catholic Theological College – its […]

Dr John Kleinsman speaks about the Church’s message on the Covid-19 vaccine

Dr John Kleinsman, Director of the Nathaniel Centre for Bioethics, appeared on TV3’s AM Show on 10 August and speaks about the Church’s message of the importance and safety of the Covid-19  vaccine. Church leaders have launched a campaign urging people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, fighting against “echo chambers” of misinformation on social media amongst their communities. “We know that […]

Safeguarding in the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand (SCCANZ)

As part of the commitment of the NZ Catholic Bishops to foster a culture of safeguarding in the Church, CTC in collaboration with the National Office for Professional Standards (NOPS) is offering a course on Safeguarding in the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand (SCCANZ). This course is for all those involved in church ministry, whether in a paid or […]

Te Kupenga - Catholic Leadership Institute

The Catholic Theological College Auckland campus and Colin Library have moved to St Columba Centre 40 Vermont Street Ponsonby.
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