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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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Vatican honors murdered missionaries, kidnapped priests, Ebola victims

By Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service on 03-Jan-15 21:18.

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(Cindy Wooden - CNS) In addition to its annual report on church workers murdered during the year, the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples highlighted the sacrifice of pastoral workers who died of Ebola contracted while caring for others and reminded Catholics that the fates of five kidnapped priests remain unknown.

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World Day of Prayer for Peace 2015: ‘No Longer Slaves, but Brothers and Sisters’

By Catholic Bishops Website on 29-Dec-14 22:28.

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The Vatican has published the text of Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Prayer for Peace on 1 January 2015 on the theme ‘No Longer Slaves, but Brothers and Sisters’. Read the full text of the message

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Live crib a reminder of why Christmas celebrated

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 23-Dec-14 00:30.

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Susan Gately - CI) - An Beithilín Beo – the Live Crib – involving over fifty people as well as an array of farm animals will be performed eleven times this weekend in the Dublin suburb of Clondalkin.

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Christmas is the Embodiment of Hope

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 21-Dec-14 21:33.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - In their joint message for Christmas, the Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops of Clogher have expressed solidarity with families whose loved ones have been forced to go overseas for work.

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Count down to Christmas by counting your blessings, Pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service on 16-Dec-14 23:29.

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(Cindy Wooden - CNS) - No saint was ever known for having a "funeral face," Pope Francis said; the joy of knowing one is loved by God and saved by Christ must be seen at least in a sense of peace, if not a smile.

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Our faith must be a 21st century faith: Archbishop

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 15-Dec-14 22:32.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - Many who decry the errors of the recent past quickly forget “how much all of us in our own way were part of a culture of empty celebrity in the days of prosperity”.

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Men Religious Moving Forward in Hope Final Report

By NRVC Website on 13-Dec-14 22:32.

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(NRVC) - Those who took part in the winter 2013-14 workshop for men religious reported that the event spurred them to take concrete action. Learn what kind of pro-vocation steps participants have taken by reading the final report.

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New NRVC Study on Families and Vocation

By NRVC Newsletter on 10-Dec-14 21:46.

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This winter NRVC is launching a new study on a relatively unexplored aspect of vocation: family life and its effect on entrance to vowed and ordained life.

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Discernment will be a priority for Vocations Ireland

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 10-Dec-14 21:24.

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New laywoman appointed director of Vocations Ireland says people will be encouraged to look at vocation in a wider sense. Margaret Cartwright, who is married with three adult daughters, said she was looking forward to her new role and asked for prayers.

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