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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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Easter Saturday Designated National Pilgrim Paths Day

By Sarah Mac Donald on 01-Jan-14 13:41.

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National Pilgrim Paths Day will see a series of walking and cycling events take place along Ireland’s medieval penitential trails this Easter.

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Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Order’s Hospital in Monrovia

By OH -FBF Website on 29-Mar-14 21:06.

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The celebrations of the Golden Jubilee of St Joseph?s Catholic Hospital, Monrovia, ended on March 19, 2014. They had begun on March 13, 2013 with a number of local events celebrating the 50th anniversary of this hospital, which has been through so many difficulties over the years, but especially so during the war in Liberia.

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Pope Francis: Pray for Vocations

By Vatican Radio on 01-Apr-14 07:04.

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(Vatican Radio) - Pope Franci asked the faithful to pray for vocations, so that God may send priests and nuns whose hearts are for Him only; free from the idolatry of vanity, of power and of wealth.

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Restorative Justice Element Needed in Sacrament of Penance

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 29-Mar-14 22:32.

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(Susan Gately - CI) - As Catholic churches all over the world stayed open last night and today to celebrate “a festival of forgiveness” through the ’24 hours for the Lord’ initiative, the President of St Patrick’s College Maynooth has said there is a real need for restorative justice in the sacrament of Confession.

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400 Years - St. John of God Hospital Vienna

By OH -FBF Website on 28-Mar-14 07:57.

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(1614 - 2014) Special stamp issue To celebrate the fourth Centenary of the foundation of the Viennese Hospital of the Brothers of St John of God, the Austrian Post Office issued a special commemorative postage stamp on March 8, 2014.

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Dioceses Set for 24 Hours for the Lord

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 26-Mar-14 07:39.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) - Dioceses around Ireland are making preparations to host the ’24 Hours for the Lord’ initiative called for by Pope Francis. Kildare and Leighlin, Cork and Ross, and Kerry are among the dioceses that have nominated parishes to celebrate the 24 hours of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and confessions.

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"Festival of Forgiveness"

By Zenit on 05-Jul-12 21:47.

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After reciting the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged all those present to celebrate "24 hours for the Lord", a prayer initiative which will be held on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 March. The event will be a moment of penance that will begin with a celebration in St. Peter's Basilica on Friday afternoon, and various churches in the centre of Rome will stay open during the night for prayer and confession. "It will be a festival of forgiveness", he said, "that will also take place in many dioceses and parishes throughout the world".

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New Confirmation Programme Aims to Transform Catholic Youth

By Kevin J. Jones - CNA on 24-Mar-14 07:53.

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(Kevin J. Jones - CNA) - Youth minister and Catholic speaker Chris Stefanick says that his confirmation preparation programme “Chosen” aims to catechize and evangelize teens in a transformative way that leads them to Jesus Christ.

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Down Syndrome Researcher’s Sainthood Cause a 'Witness to Life'

By Adelaide Mena - CNA on 22-Mar-14 21:41.

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(Adelaide Mena- CNA) - The life of Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, a French researcher who discovered the genetic cause of Down syndrome, is an example of faith, respect for the dignity of all human life, and search for truth in science, say those who work to spread his legacy

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The Superior General’s annual Appeal

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

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Each year the General of the Order proposes a project for support in less well off countries. This year thenSuperior General’s proposal for 2014 is for the following project; ?The refurbishment of the Saint John of God Psychiatric Institute at Cochabamba(Bolivia): Mother-and-Child Units (psycho-pedagogical)?

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Pope’s Evangelii Gaudium Proves a Bestseller

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 20-Mar-14 07:26.

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Sales of Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) have surpassed all expectations with 11,000 copies sold by Veritas on the island of Ireland (North and South). The Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis was published on 24 November 2013 and is now on its fourth print run.

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We Pray the Blessings of the Feast of Patrick on all the People of Ireland...

By on 16-Mar-14 21:07.

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The Irish Bishops in their message for St. Patrick's Day ask for prayers for the many Irish people who have emigrated over the past years, recalling that St. Patrick also spent many years in a country not his own.

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Pope Francis' top 10 most quotable quotes of the year

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service on 15-Mar-14 18:46.

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(Carol Glatz CNS) - In his formal documents, many speeches and unscripted morning homilies the past year, Pope Francis has given the church a bounty of memorable sound bites. Here's a look at what could be the top 10 most quotable quotes.

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Augustine Institute Releases Symbolon Programme on DVD

By Catholic News Agency on 14-Mar-14 23:19.

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(CNA) - The Augustine Institute has released on DVD the first ten episodes of “Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained,” a formation programme that comprehensively covers the Catholic faith. Edward Sri, Augustine Institute theology professor and director of the Symbolon program, said it is intended to address “a fragmented understanding of the faith” common among many Catholics

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