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Pope Francis: the lives of the elderly and disabled are precious

By Catholic World News - Catholic Culture.org on 20-Oct-13 09:26.

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(CWN) - As the members of the Pontifical Academy of Life gathered for a workshop on aging and disability, Pope Francis lamented that the elderly and disabled can be victims of a “throw away culture.”

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Fraternal Visit to Nampula

By OH -FBF Website on 31-Jan-14 07:56.

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The General Councillor responsible for the Africa Region, Bro. Pascal Ahodegnon, visited the Order’s Centre at Nampula in Mozambique on 25 January-6 February 2014,accompanied by Brother Leone Mbengue, the Provincial Councillor of the African Province of St Augustine. It was a fraternal visit, and included a number of meetings organised by the Religious Community to foster cooperation between the Order and the local government and the health care/welfare authorities of Nampula

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High Profile Speakers at Kildare & Leighlin Novenas

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 19-Feb-14 09:21.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) - Two novenas in the midlands will feature a host of high profile speakers ranging from the rap singer, ‘Wally’ O’Loughlin, to Cuan Mhuire founder, Sr Consilio, and former RTE newsreader, Anne Doyle.

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Newly Formed Vocations Mission Team

By Vocations Ireland Website on 17-Feb-14 23:28.

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A 'Parish Vocations Weekend' was realised in the Spiritan Parish of the Holy Spirit in Greenhills, Dublin on the Feast of the Presentation & Day of Consecrated Life. The Dublin Branch recently formed a Vocations Mission Team in order to get on the road and to promote and raise awareness of religious vocations

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Building Trust is First Step on Road to Discipleship

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 17-Feb-14 07:31.

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(Susan gGately - CI) - Renowned author warns parishes of cultural pressure which stops people sharing faith. The first step towards forming intentional disciples is to re-establish trust with people who are “gone” from the church, author Sherry Weddell has said.

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'Son of God' Movie Brings Gospels to Life, Catholic Leaders Say

By Catholic News Agency on 16-Feb-14 08:13.

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(CNA) - A new movie about Jesus Christ – to be released by the makers of the popular History Channel television miniseries “The Bible” – has drawn praise from several Catholic bishops and leaders. “It is the biggest, greatest story ever told,” said Roma Downey, a co-producer

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Ending Street Homelessness in Europe

By on 14-Feb-14 08:43.

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In January, the European Parliament adopted a resolution requesting the Commission to draw up a ?European strategy? to protect the rights of the homeless. Over the years, the economic crisis has given rise to an increasing number of people living in a state of poverty and social exclusion with no home of their own, and without any adequate social protection.

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Street Evangelisation Group Finds Success in Personal Encounters

By Kevin J. Jones - Catholic News Agency - Photo courtesy of St. Paul Street Evangelization. on 13-Feb-14 07:52.

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(Kevin Jones - CNA) - A leader with a Michigan-based street evangelisation group says that anyone can evangelise simply by fearlessly sharing the truth about Jesus with those they encounter. “We believe that street evangelisation is the easiest method of evangelisation,” Adam Janke, program director with the St. Paul Street Evangelisation

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Korean Martyrs a Step Closer to Canonisation

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 12-Feb-14 07:46.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) - Over 124 Koreans who lived between 1791 and 1888 recognised as martyrs for their refusal to renounce their faith. 103 Korean Martyr SaintsMore than 100 lay people persecuted for their faith in Korea are among those advancing towards canonisation.

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World Day of Prayer for the Sick

By News VA on 15-Dec-13 07:50.

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(News.VA) - The theme for this world day is faith and charity: " We too must give our lives for the brethren" and in his message to mark this occasion, the Holy Father turns his attention especially to the sick and all those who provide them with care and treatment. The Pope begins his five point message by saying “the Church sees in you, dear sick people, the special presence of the suffering Christ and he goes on to say that God gives us the courage to face each adversity with him and united to Him

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Pope Francis Releases World Youth Day 2014 Message

By Catholic Ireland - Sarah McDonald on 10-Feb-14 07:43.

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Pope Francis issued his first ever message for World Youth Day last Thursday, choosing his theme from the Beatitudes: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven’.

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Archbishop Challenges Religious to ‘Wake Up’

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 02-Feb-14 22:35.

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(Sarah McDonald- CI) - Smaller numbers and increased age should not tempt Religious into thinking that there is little they can do but keep something of the show on the road, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has said.

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Church Without Nuns is Unthinkable Warns Pope

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 03-Feb-14 22:06.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - Pope Francis has said a Church without nuns would be “unthinkable”. The Pope said that the Church and the world needs the witness of religious and consecrated lay people to the love and the mercy of God.

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Consecrated Life is a Gift from God, Pope Reflects

By Catholic News Agency on 03-Feb-14 07:41.

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(CNA) - .Pope Francis spoke emphatically about the importance of religious life during his Sunday Angelus message. “Every consecrated person is a gift for the People of God on a journey".

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Difficult and Delicate Time for Religious Life – Cardinal

By Catholic Ireland - Sarah McDonald on 16-Jun-12 21:36.

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The Church is experiencing a “difficult and delicate” time in religious life, Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Religious, has said.

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