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Boston Globe Launching Website Dedicated to Coverage of Catholicism

By Irish Central on 15-Jan-14 08:07.

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(Irish Central) - John Allen, the distinguished journalist who has covered the Vatican for the National Catholic Reporter, will be leaving his post at the weekly publication, to take up a new post with the Boston Globe.

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More than 32,000 in Taizé Youth Gathering

By Independent Catholic News on 14-Jan-14 08:02.

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(ICN) - The 36th European youth meeting organised by the Taizé Community in Strasbourg, Alsace and the neighbouring region in Germany, ended with prayer and festivities to celebrate New Year's Eve, and lunch on 1 January shared by the young participants and their hosts. It was one of the highlights of the meeting: nearly 10,000 homes decided to open their doors throughout the region.

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General Definitory Meeting in Vienna

By OH-FBF Website on 13-Jan-14 07:52.

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The first meeting in 2014 of the General Definitory took place in the Austrian Province, in Vienna, on 7 - 10 January 2014 which happily coincided with the celebration of the 4th centenary of the foundation of the St John of God Hospital in Vienna.

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Baptism Gives Strength to Forgive Enemies, Love Poor, Pope Says

By Catholic News Service on 11-Jan-14 20:06.

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(CNS) - Baptism isn't just some formal ritual, it profoundly changes people, giving them unwavering hope and the strength to forgive and love others, Pope Francis said.

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Volunteering Linked to Vocations

By Vocations Ireland Website on 09-Jan-14 10:21.

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A just-released study of more than 5,000 former full-time volunteers shows that 37 percent had considered a vocation to priesthood or religious life. Twenty-seven percent said they had considered such a vocation "very seriously." A total of 6 percent had actually entered religious life or diocesan priesthood or were preparing to enter.

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Lilongwe Clinic Celebrates One Year

By St. John of God Services Website on 08-Jan-14 07:48.

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Staff in Saint John of God - Lilongwe Clinic celebrated 1 year service recently. Br. Donatus Forkan and the Management of Likuni Mission Hospital were present at the celebration. Two clients were attended to on the first day. To date there are 470 clients on register with an average of 23 new clients and 107 clients attending.

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Pope: In New Year, Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Get Involved

By Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service on 06-Jan-14 07:39.

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(Carol Glatz -CNS) - The new year will be brighter only if everyone steps outside their safe havens, gets involved and works together to solve local problems with generosity and love, Pope Francis said

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Pope Orders New Rules on Relations Between Bishops, Religious Orders

By Francis X. Rocca - Catholic News Service on 04-Jan-14 20:01.

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(Francis X. Rocca - CNS) - Pope Francis said he has ordered a revision of what he called outdated Vatican norms on the relations between religious orders and local bishops, in order to promote greater appreciation of the orders' distinctive missions.

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Hugely Positive Response to TV Bible Series

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 04-Jan-14 09:27.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - TV3 has received hundreds of emails and telephone calls praising the US mini-series The Bible, which aired exclusively on the station over the festive period. Produced by the Emmy award winning husband and wife team, Mark Burnett and Irish-born Roma Downey, The Bible explores the story of God’s creation of the Earth and the landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

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Vocation to Fraternity Key to Peace - Pope Francis

By on 20-Sep-12 21:20.

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In his first message for the World Day of Prayer for Peace, Pope Francis says that our vocation to fraternity is "the pathway and key to peace." Fraternity, he says, is an essential human quality because we are relational beings. This fraternity begins in the family and creates the foundation for peace, since by its vocation the family is meant to spread its love to the world around it.

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Pat Kenny Learns about Redemptoristine Way of Life

By Anne Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 22-Dec-13 08:03.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) - The ‘high tech prioress’ was how Pat Kenny described Sr Gabrielle when he visited the Monastery of St Alphonsus in Dublin. His interview with Sr Gabrielle and other enclosed Redemptoristine Sisters was broadcast on Newstalk on Christmas day and is available to playback via a link on the Sisters’ website.

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Pope Francis: Refugees, the Elderly are the Outcasts of Society

By Independent Catholic News on 06-Dec-13 21:41.

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(ICN) - On Sunday, Pope Francis turned his attention to the dramatic predicament of migrants and refugees who do not always find a welcome, but often become victims of human trafficking and slave labour. Speaking to thousands of pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square for the Angelus, the Pope said that on this first Sunday after Christmas, the liturgy invites us to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family

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30,000 Young Europeans to Attend Taizé Gathering

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 28-Dec-13 10:03.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) - Up to 30,000 young Europeans are expected to attend this year’s ‘Pilgrimage of Trust’ hosted by Taizé in Strasbourg, which starts today 28 December. Participants include more than 4,500 Poles, 2,600 Ukrainians, 1,400 Italians, 1,200 Croatians, and 1,000 Belarussians

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Pope Francis Focuses on Peace in Urbi et Orbi

By Editor Catholic Ireland on 27-Dec-13 09:47.

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(Editor - CI) - Pontiff called on God to protect the earth “frequently exploited by human greed and rapacity.” In his traditional Urbi et Orbi Christmas message, Pope Francis dwelt on the announcement of the angels to the shepherds of Bethlehem

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Peace and Joy be in Your Hearts and Homes this Christmas

By on 25-Dec-13 07:44.

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He came to be like us so that we could be like Him

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