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First Centenary of the Death of St Benedict Menni

By OH -FBF Website on 30-Apr-14 08:03.

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Celebrations for the 1st centenary of the death of St. Benedict Menni took place in Dinan, France where Benedict spent the last two years of his life He was responsible for restoring the Order of St. John of God in Spain and founding the Hospitaller Sisters of the Sacred Heart.

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John XXIII and John Paul II Canonised

By ICN & Catholic Ireland - picture courtesy Daily Mail on 28-Apr-14 07:37.

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(ICN & CNA) - At least half a million people attended the ceremony on Sunday morning in St Peter’s Square for the canonisation of the ‘two pope saints’ - John XXIII and John Paul II. Many more people around the world watched the service online, on television and in 3D cinemas. From its opening to the public at 5am, the square and its environs were filled with faithful from all over the world. Polish pilgrims, however, constituted one of the largest groups.

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Web Feature for Canonisation of Two Popes

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 26-Apr-14 10:35.

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(Sarah MacDonald - CI) - On Sunday 27 April Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II will be canonised by Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square in Rome. Ahead of the canonisations, the Catholic Communications Office in Maynooth has created a special web feature, including background information on the two new saints.

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Youth fill Rome's Cathedral to Remember John Paul II, John XXIII

By Marta Jimenez - Catholic News Agency on 23-Apr-14 22:45.

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The Basilica of St. John Lateran, cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, was filled Tuesday with thousands of youths who had come to learn more about the two Bishops of Rome who will be canonized Sunday. Both John Paul II and John XXIII will be canonized by Pope Francis April 27 at a Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

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Easter should last all week, including in your Bible reading, pope says

By Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service on 19-Apr-14 23:59.

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(Cindy Wooden - CNS) - Trusting that people took his Lenten advice and either downloaded a Bible app or bought a pocket-sized edition of the Gospels, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to re-read the accounts of the Resurrection during Easter week.

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Pope: Easter invites return to our first encounter with Jesus

By Elise Harris - CNA on 20-Apr-14 00:00.

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(Elise Harris - CNA) - In his homily for the Easter Vigil Pope Francis encouraged those present to remember the moment they first felt the love of God, saying that Jesus' resurrection is a time to relive this experience anew.

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Archbishops Lead Good Friday Walk of Witness

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland - Photo John McElroy on 19-Apr-14 09:23.

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The Catholic and Anglican Archbishops of Dublin led people of all traditions through the streets of the capital on Good Friday evening for the annual Ecumenical Walk of Witness. Carrying a Taizé Cross between them, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Archbishop Michael Jackson journeyed the two kms on foot from Christ Church cathedral to St Mary’s Pro Cathedral.

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Pope: During Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

By Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service on 16-Apr-14 22:52.

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(Cindy Wooden - CNS) - Throughout the Holy Week liturgies -- Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter vigil and Easter morning Mass -- "it would do us good to ask one question: Who am I? Who am I before my Lord?" the pope said.

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"Hospitality - Visible Sign of the Resurrection" - Prior General

By OH -FBF Website on 16-Apr-14 07:58.

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In his Easter Letter, Br. Jesus Etayo, Prior General, says that John of God met the Risen Christ every day in the poor and needy. In spite of all the challenges we face today we must continue to focus on hospitality, a visible sign of the resurrection.

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RTÉ to Feature Glencairn Nuns on Easter Sunday

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 15-Apr-14 07:26.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) - Over the course of a year, the programme team spent time behind the scenes documenting the lives of the nuns who follow St Benedict’s 6th century way of life in silence, solitude and prayer.

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Trafalgar Square to Stage Passion on Good Friday

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 14-Apr-14 07:34.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - For the fifth year in a row, Trafalgar Square in central London will be transformed into Jerusalem of two millennia ago on Good Friday, when the 80-strong cast of the Wintershall Players perform the Passion of Christ at 12 noon and 3.15pm.

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Pope: Christianity isn’t a Do-Gooder’s Guide

By Catholic San Francisco - Catholic News Service on 12-Apr-14 11:04.

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(CNS) - Christianity isn’t a philosophy or guide to survival, good behavior and peace, it’s a relationship with a real person who died on the cross for our sins, Pope Francis said.

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Pope to young: Be honest, discover what you hold dear to your heart

By Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service on 05-Apr-14 22:12.

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(Carol Glatz CNS) - Pope Francis told a group of young people to be honest with themselves and others and figure out what they hold dear: money and pride or the desire to do good

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New Bible Exhibit Evangelizes Through History of Scripture

By Elsie Harris - Catholic News Agency on 28-Mar-14 07:55.

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(Elise Harris - CNA) - Featuring ancient biblical artifacts from all over the world, the Verbum Domini II exhibition has officially opened at the Vatican, and is something organizers hope will inspire faith in those who come.

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Vatican Official Urges Greater Efforts to Help Those with Autism

By Catholic News Service on 28-Mar-14 10:13.

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(CNS) - While it may be a huge challenge, the Catholic Church must find ways to offer support to families with a child who has autism, include people with autism in church activities and fight the prejudice surrounding the learning disability, a Vatican official said.

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