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Pope calls on clergy, religious to share love with the poor

By Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service on 26-Jan-15 21:48.

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(CNS) - All pastoral ministry is born of love. All consecrated life is a sign of Christ’s reconciling love.” “Each of us is called, in some way, to be love in the heart of the church,” the pope said. The Gospel has the power to transform society, ensuring justice and care for the poor, but that can happen only if Christians — beginning with the church’s ministers — allow the Gospel to transform them,

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The Good Shepherd Province in North America is Born

By OH -FBF Website on 22-Jan-15 22:33.

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On January 19, 2015 the Genera lCouncil officially erected the Province of the Good Shepherd in North America. The new Province comprises the Centres of the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd in North America (United States, Canada and Haiti) which were incorporated into the Order on the same day, the houses of the Canadian General Delegation and the Centre at Westville Grove (USA) which had previously belonged to the West European Province.

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New Centre and Hermitages Honour St Brigid

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 22-Jan-15 22:04.

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(Anne Marie Foley - CI) - A double celebration will honour St Brigid on her feast day as a new centre and hermitages in Kildare are officially opened in the coming weeks.

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St. John of God Brothers “Year of Vocation”

By OH -FBF Website on 19-Jan-15 23:24.

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A year dedicated to vocation will commence on 20th January, feast of the conversion of St. John of God. The European Commission for Vocations has been planning projects and resources for the year and details of these will be published on our website over the course of the year.

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Angulo Day - Celebrating Our Staff

By OH -FBF Website on 18-Mar-14 07:35.

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he 19th of January has been designated "Angulo Day", an annual date when Saint John of God Hospitaller Ministries celebrates the contribution, skills and commitment of our staff members. The day is called after Angulo, a close companion and Co-worker of Saint John of God.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015

By Catholic Ireland on 18-Jan-15 23:22.

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(CI) - The Dublin Council of Churches has announced a range of events taking place in celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which commences this Sunday 18 January.

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There are Limits to Freedom of Expression: Pope

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 16-Jan-15 19:28.

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(Sarah McDonald -CI) - Killing in the name of God “is an aberration” Pontiff warns but adds that responsible people should recognise the boundaries of civility. Pope Francis has warned that there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith.

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Discernment Videos Worth Watching

By NRVC Newsletter on 14-Jan-15 23:22.

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(NRVC) - Two new video series on vocation discernment have become available for free online.

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New ‘Samuel’ Vocations Group starts in Cork

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 13-Jan-15 10:27.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) -The first ever ‘Samuel’ meetings in Ireland will begin this coming Sunday in Cork. The new programme will compliment the existing Irish vocations programme ‘ExploreAway’ which some people are not ready for.

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Ceremony for Merging of St. John of God Brothers and Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd

By OH -FBF Website on 12-Jan-15 22:20.

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The official ceremony for the merger between the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God and the Congregation of the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd will take place on January 19, 2015 at Albuquerque (New Mexico, U.S.A.).

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Opinion Piece on Apostolic Visitation Published

By NRVC Newsletter on 07-Jan-15 21:16.

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(NRVC) - Brother Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., executive director of NRVC, was invited by America magazine to share his thoughts on the vocation impact of the December 16 Apostolic Visitation Report.

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More aid pledged by Irish Govt to fight Ebola

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 20-Oct-13 09:28.

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(Anne Marie Foley - CI) - The Government is to provide an extra €778,000 to help fight the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. Through American and UK Catholic relief agencies and World Vision, the money will fund a fleet of ambulances and burial vehicles in twelve of Sierra Leone’s fourteen districts.

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St Teresa of Avila - 500th Anniversary Events

By Independent Catholic News on 07-Jan-15 17:37.

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(ICN) - Throughout 2015 the Church around the world is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Avila, one of the great Doctors of the Church,

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Homelessness Campaigners on Peace Shortlist

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 05-Jan-15 21:22.

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Those shortlisted for this year’s Tipperary Peace Award include prominent Irish campaigners on homelessness, Fr Peter McVerry, Sr Stan Kennedy and Bro Kevin Crowley.

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Over 30,000 young people gather for Taizé

By Independent Catholic News & Catholic Ireland on 03-Jan-15 23:16.

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(ICN - CI) - Tens of thousands of young people from Europe and around the world, have arrived in Prague, by bus, train, plane or hitchhiking for a four-day Taizé gathering.

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