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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Recent News

2021 Talk Series Promoting Christian Unity

The Catholic Diocese of Auckland Commission for Ecumenism 2021 Talk Series Promoting Christian Unity presents our next speaker. In June this year, we hosted you to a public talk given by Monsignor Brendan Daly, Catholic priest and canon law expert, on the topic of what does the Catholic Church Canon Law on Intercommunion say for those who are not Catholics. […]

RCIA Ministry Course

The Auckland Diocese in partnership with CTC is offering a special course for those who are and will be involved in the RCIA/RCIC ministry. This course will cover the basic periods and stages which comprise the Christian rite of initiation into the Church community. The aim is to give participants an appreciation of RCIA as a process rather than a […]

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 […]

College new Dean

Te Kupenga Chief Executive Dr Areti Metuamate is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr John Evangelista as the first Dean of the new Catholic Theological College. Dr Evangelista is a leading healthcare executive with 25 years’ experience in senior management roles. He is an active Catholic and has had a strong involvement in the Church both locally and overseas. […]

Nathaniel Report 61

Recent Posts 2021: Issue 61 The Referendum Questions, Suicide & Ethical Issues with Vaccines

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