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Church’s future lies in small faith communities: priest

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 06-Oct-14 22:03.

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Fr Neal Carlin has said his hope for the future of the Church is that small basic communities based on the charism of the local saint, will “sprout up all over Ireland, like small springs to again irrigate this holy land of ancient saints and scholars”.

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Pope Francis before synod – listen to 'beat' of the times, keep eyes on Christ 8832

By Catholic news agency on 05-Oct-14 21:19.

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(CNA) - In a prayer vigil set before the opening of the synod of bishops, Pope Francis said we must be attentive to the signs of the times to see the needs of the family by listening, being open and looking to the Lord.

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Ebola: ‘No Touch’ Rule in Affected Countries

By Independent Catholic News on 04-Oct-14 20:25.

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(Robert Vitillo) - Perhaps the most striking difference from my other visits to Africa was found in the “no touch” policy. Africans usually are warm and physical in expressing welcome – they usually offer hearty handshakes. Now, in the Ebola-affected countries, everyone seems uncomfortable as a result of the need to avoid physical contact in order to prevent further spread of this virus.

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Celebrate Feast of Saint Francis with on-line Peace Concert

By ICN - Independent Catholic News on 04-Oct-14 15:24.

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(Independent Catholic News) - The US-based Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity have published a streaming Peace Concert on their website this month, to honour the Feast Day of St Francis and Pope Francis Intention of Prayers for World Peace.

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New Bishops' leader to Meet Radical Priests over Growing Vocations Crisis

By Irish Independent on 09-Aug-14 08:47.

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(Irish Independent) - A new figurehead in the Catholic Church has said he is willing to meet a radical association of priests to discuss the vocations crisis hitting the Irish Church.

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Bishop welcomes Chemin Neuf Community to Abbey in Cornwall

By Catholic Herald on 01-Oct-14 21:24.

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(Catholic Herald) - Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth has welcomed a Chemin Neuf (“New Way”) community to an abbey in Cornwall. The community, which was founded in France in the 1970s, will take over Sclerder Abbey from the Carmelites.

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Bishop Leahy Announces 2016 Synod for Limerick

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 30-Sep-14 21:19.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - The Diocese of Limerick has announced it will hold its first synod in over seventy years in spring 2016 which is aimed at plotting a way forward for renewal and collaboration in the Church there.

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Meeting on Ebola in Africa

By OH -FBF Website on 29-Sep-14 21:01.

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On 21 and 22 September2014, a meeting was held at the Curia of the St Augustine, Africa Province in Accra, Ghana, to discuss the Ebola epidemic situation in Sierra Leone and Liberia, countries where the Order is present.

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Br. Manual RIP - Ebola Virus Claims another Life

By OH -FBF Website on 28-Sep-14 08:02.

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Br. Manuel García Viejo died on the 25th September. Having been brought back to Spain, he rallied for a short time but his condition deteriorated subsequently. Rest in Peace Manuel!

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Ploughing 2014: Church in the ‘market square’

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 26-Sep-14 21:46.

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Among the 1,400 exhibits of all things worldly and agricultural at this year’s National Ploughing Championships which drew more than 200,000 people, were stands promoting faith, religious education, mission and vocations.

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Ebola - Poem of Hope

By Dr. Timothy P. Flanigan Blog on 26-Sep-14 21:22.

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Dr. Timothy P. Flanigan is currently in Monrovia, Liberia, to assist in efforts to battle the Ebola This poem was written by Dr Timothy Flanigan’s 8 year old son, Patrick.

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More aid required as Ebola crisis deepens

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 24-Sep-14 21:37.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) - City of Liberia put under quarantine resulting in 75,000 people being sealed into a densely-packed slum. Ebola is still not under control in Sierra Leone according to a spokesman for Edmund Rice Development, Br Pious Conteh.

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Fifty Years on the Ground in Togo

By OH-FBF Website on 24-Sep-14 21:23.

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The St John of God Hospital in Afagnan, Togo, was founded in 1964 by Brothers of th eLombardy-Venice Province and celebrates its' half-centenary this year.

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Ebola Emergency - Letter from the Prior General

By OH -FBF Website on 23-Sep-14 08:29.

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Last Friday, Bro Manuel García Viejo, a surgeon at the Hospital of St John of God in Lunsar (Sierra Leone), tested positive for the Ebola virus. He was repatriated to Spain last night so he can be treated and cared for as well as possible at the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid.

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Merger between Hospitaller Order of St John of God and Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd

By OH -FBF Website on 21-Sep-14 08:02.

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The Commission overseeing the process of merging the Hospitaller Order of St John of God Fatebenefratelli (OH) and the Congregation of the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd (BGS )held another meeting on 15 and 16 September 2014, in Hamilton (Ontario).

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