The 15th Station Podcast


The 15th Station (or Station 15) is New Zealand’s first Catholic podcast.  It has now grown into a podcast network!

The podcast itself is a monthly news discussion podcast that was launched on the Feast of the Assumption (August 15) 2007, as that is the feast day of New Zealand. We named the podcast after the Stations of the Cross. The last station (the 14th) ends with Christ’s body being laid in the tomb. Of course, we all know that the next station would be Christ’s rising from the dead – which our Church is the product of. So, we named this media project after that glorious moment when Christ conquered death and sin and gave us all new life.

The latest episodes from the 15th Station

Station XV: Episode 128 — Conviction, Courage, Communion and Commando (priest)

15 June 2018 | 10:57 pm

The conviction of an Australian archbishop of failing to disclose child sexual abuse leads this month’s show, with Anna, James and Gavin seeking to navigate the complex case of Archbishop Philip Wilson. In New Zealand, in Rome and in South …

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Station XV: Episode 127 — Crosiers, Cardinal, Criticism and Climate

15 May 2018 | 10:48 pm

There’s more cause for celebration in New Zealand, with a second bishop ordained in quick succession. Bishop Michael Dooley is a local boy who has swapped his farmer’s crook for a bishop’s crosier. Across the Tasman in Australia, Cardinal George …

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Station XV: Episode 126 — Exhortation, Examination, Information and Profanation

17 April 2018 | 10:25 am

Pope Francis has issued his third apostolic exhortation, calling on people to consider how they can lead a life of holiness under the title of (in English) “Rejoice and Be Glad”. There’s not much rejoicing in New Zealand, as child …

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Station XV: Episode 125 — Two Bishops, One Pope, 1,900 Young People and a Persecuted Minority

17 March 2018 | 3:58 am

The Catholic Church in New Zealand — especially on its South Island — is celebrating the ordination of one bishop and the appointment of another. Considering there are only two bishops there, that’s a big deal. The five-year anniversary of …

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Station XV: Episode 124 — Criticism, Canada, Christchurch and Chile

15 February 2018 | 10:55 pm

As the euthanasia debate heats up in New Zealand, so has criticism of some of the advocacy, including material found in a Catholic cathedral. In Canada, people of faith have much to be critical about in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s …

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