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 adult faith formation; and the Nathaniel Centre for Bioethics, responsible for research and advocacy on bioethical issues.

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The Sistine Chapel – A free webinar with Dr Christopher Longhurst

Free Public Zoom Webinar with Q&A on 25 October 2021 from 7:30 – 9:00PM THE SISTINE CHAPEL “Many believe – and I believe – that I have been designated for this work by God.” Michelangelo Divine and Human Interaction In Art History’s Crowning Glory This webinar takes us inside the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel to look in-depth at Michelangelo’s two master […]

The Unity of Being – A free webinar with Dr Christopher Longhurst

Free Public Zoom Webinar with Q&A on 18 October 2021 from 7:30 – 9:00PM THE UNITY OF BEING “Being is desirable because it is identical with Beauty, and Beauty is loved because it is Being.” Plotinus Raphael’s Mega-Synthesis in Stanza della Segnatura This webinar takes us inside one of the most extraordinary spaces in art history and religion, Pope Julius […]

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 […]

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