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Advent meditations for Pope delve into meaning of peace

By Catholic news agency on 21-May-14 21:59.

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Papal preacher Father Raniero Cantalamessa gave his first advent homily to Pope Francis, touching on the biblical meaning of the word peace – both as a gift from God and a longing of the human heart.

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Vocations Promotion and Formation - Meeting of the European Officers

By OH -FBF Website on 05-Dec-14 23:25.

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The meeting of the European Provincial Vocations Promotion and Youth Pastoral Ministry officials was held at the General Curia on 3-4 December 2014.

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Veritas donates large Nativity to School

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 18-Oct-14 19:32.

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The religious publisher and retailer, Veritas, on Tuesday donated a large Nativity to a school which caters for children with moderate, severe and profound intellectual disability

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Pope Francis to consecrated men, women: Leave your nests!

By Catholic news agency on 30-Nov-14 22:11.

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(CNA) - Religious men and women are called to leave their “nest” and bring the Gospel to the peripheries, said Pope Francis in a video message marking the vigil of the Year for Consecrated Life.

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We must throw off defensiveness & be led by the Spirit

By Independent Catholic News on 30-Nov-14 21:24.

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(ICN) - Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Saturday at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul and in his homily reflected on the need for Christians to be guided by the Holy Spirit who is able to kindle diversity, multiplicity and, at the same time, bring about unity.

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Pope authorizes plenary indulgence for Year of Consecrated Life

By Catholic News Agency on 28-Nov-14 22:43.

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On the occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life that begins this weekend, Pope Francis has allowed the faithful to receive plenary indulgences, under the normal conditions.

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Primate Launches Online Calendar for Advent

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 29-Sep-14 07:30.

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The Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, on Tuesday launched a specially commissioned 2014 Advent calendar to coincide with the beginning of Advent on Sunday 30 November.

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Pope tells 'haggard' Europe that human dignity is key to renewal

By Catholic news agency on 25-Nov-14 21:04.

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Pope Francis’ address to the European Parliament touched on a variety of issues, all of which, he said, ought to promote the “centrality” of the human person so that a true cultural renewal can be attained.

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The Day for Disabilities at Los Molinos

By OH -FBF Website on 25-Nov-14 19:48.

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The third edition of the days dedicated to intellectual disabilities was held at Los Molinos on 20-22 November at the initiative of the Interprovincial Commission-"Fondazione" Juan Ciudad.

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Towards the Canonization of Brother Fortunatus Thanhäuser

By OH-FBF Website on 23-Nov-14 20:21.

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The process for the Beatification of Bro. Fortunatus Thanhäuser officially opened at 10 a.m. on 22 November with a solemn Pontifical Mass celebrated in the parish church of St George in Kattapana, Kerala State, India, by H.E. Mgr Mathew Arackal, Bishop of Kanjirapally. The process was initiated following a written petition (supplex libellus) by the Postulator General, Bro. Elia Tripaldi, on behalf of the General Government of the Order and of the General Government of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of St John of God. Start of the beatification process means Bro. Fortunatus will be called a Servant of God.

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Pope Francis: All Christians are called to be missionaries

By Independent Catholic News on 22-Nov-14 20:49.

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(ICN) - All Christians - not just "the few" - are called to go out to proclaim the joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis said today in his address to more than 700 participants in Italy’s National Missionary Congress,

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Vatican to Host International Conference on Autism

By Independent Catholic News on 19-Nov-14 23:02.

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(ICN) - An international conference on autism opens in the Vatican on 20 November. The two-day event, organised by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, is entitled: 'The person with autism spectrum disorders: animating hope'.

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Calendar of the Year of Consecrated Life

By Vidimus Dominum - UISG on 18-Nov-14 21:28.

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Calendar of the year of Consecrated life 2014/2016: Opening, Prayer Vigil, November 29, 2014. First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014; Closing, Prayer Vigil, February 1, 2016. World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016...

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Priests must reclaim their voice on vocations: Bishop

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 17-Nov-14 20:22.

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(Sarah McDonald- CI) - Priests need to reclaim their voice again in encouraging vocations Bishop Denis Nulty has said as he emphasised that the most important group who can promote vocations are priests themselves.

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Example – not words – transmits faith to youth, Pope Francis says

By Ann Schneible - Catholic News Agency - Picture - Daniel Ibáñez/CNA on 15-Nov-14 21:21.

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Addressing the children who filled the chapel at the Santa Marta residence on Nov. 14, Pope Francis said that – in an age dominated by images and cellphones – the faithful must rely on example, rather than words, to transmit the faith to young ones.

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