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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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Christmas is not just a day, it is a way of life: Archbishop

By Catholic Ireland - Sarah McDonald on 03-Jan-13 22:23.

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(Sarah McDonald - Catholic Ireland) - Christmas is not just a day, it is a way of life, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said in his homily for Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. Asdressing the congregation gathered in St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin, the Archbishop warned that politics and economics had to be at the service of people.

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St John of God Hospital Wins Nursing Project of the Year

By St. John of God Services Website on 23-Dec-13 09:41.

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Congratulations to Saint John of God Hospital which recently won the Nursing Project of the Year Award at the Irish Healthcare Awards for its project on “Changing observation practice in a mental health setting”. This new approach to patient observation marks a shift in emphasis from a paternalistic approach to one where patients are actively involved in their own care and recovery

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Pope Francis Documentary Becomes Amazon Bestseller

By Catholic News Agency on 23-Dec-13 09:23.

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(CNA) - A recent documentary on Pope Francis, “Francis: The Pope From The New World,” has become a bestseller on Amazon.com and at one point ranked number four in the documentary category.

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L'Arche Workshop uses Bethlehem Commodity to Provide Work for Members

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service on 21-Dec-13 21:48.

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(Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service) - Activity was in full swing at the Ma'an lil-Hayat workshop as 16 adults shaped felted wool into round balls for a large order of sheep to fill people's Nativity scenes. "Now at Christmastime we have a lot of orders for sheep and grottos," said Rania Hawash, administrative assistant at the workshop.

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Joy of the Gospel Sells Out in Veritas Stores

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 21-Dec-13 10:03.

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(Susan Gately - CI) - Unprecedented interest has people queuing in Dublin store waiting for reprints to arrive. Pope Francis is “stirring the imagination of people” evoking an unprecedented interest in papal documents according to the Director of Ireland’s largest religious publishing house, Veritas.

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‘A gesture of love in a bag’ - the Vinnie Packs

By Independent Catholic News on 20-Dec-13 06:59.

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(Independent Catholic News) - The cold winter has crept up on us slowly this year but temperatures are heading towards freezing with every night that passes; and those who feel the effectsIn 2011 a simple idea was born. To combat the cold, the SVP began assembling ‘Vinnie Packs’ – a small collection of useful, daily items to be distributed to homeless people and those on the streets to provide them with comfort against the cold weather.

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Pope prays for Church to be 'free of clericalism'

By Catholic News Agency on 18-Dec-13 23:43.

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(CNA) - .In his daily homily preached in the Santa Marta chapel, Pope Francis emphasized the need for prophets in the Church in order to prevent a negative spirit of legalism from taking over. “May our prayer in these days, in these during which we prepare for the Birth of the Lord, be: ‘Lord, let there not be a lack of prophets among your people!’” he said on Dec. 16.

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St John of God African Province to Work with "Women for Africa Foundation"

By OH-FBF Website on 18-Dec-13 08:02.

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On 9 December, 2013 officialsof the African Province of St Augustine (Hospitaller Order of St John of God)met the Fundación Mujeres por África in Madrid to sign the Cooperation Agreement between their twoinstitutions, to pursue the common objective of improving the health of womenin Africa, which suffers from the highest levels of poverty.

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Interview with Pope Francis about Christmas

By Vidimus Dominum - UISG on 14-Aug-13 07:36.

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(Vidimus Dominum) - “For me Christmas is hope and tenderness...”. Francis talks to “La Stampa” and “Vatican Insider” about his first Christmas as Bishop of Rome. We’re in Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican; it’s 12:50 in the afternoon on Tuesday 10 December. The Pope receives us in a room next to the dining hall. The meeting lasts an hour and a half. Twice during the course of the interview, the peaceful look which the whole world has grown accustomed to seeing on Francis’ face fades away when he talks about the innocent suffering of children and the tragedy of hunger in the world.

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New Devotional App Delivers Christian Content to any Device

By Catholic News Agency on 16-Dec-13 07:49.

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(Catholic News Agency) - A new multi-device content delivery system has been hailed as a “game-changer” for the way Christians receive devotional materials to help grow their faith. “The amount of Christian content available through iDisciple is unparalleled,” said Mike Kendrick, president and CEO of iDisciple.

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Christmas Lights Reflect Truth that Christ is Light of World, Pope Says

By Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service on 14-Dec-13 19:02.

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(Cindy Wooden - CNS) -The lights glowing on the Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square, like Christmas lights everywhere, are reminders that Jesus is the light of the world, Pope Francis said. While he did not attend the Vatican's tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 13, the pope personally thanked the German donors and their Czech neighbors for the tree during an audience earlier in the day.

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"Life in Christ" - Inspiring New Resource

By Independent Catholic News on 12-Dec-13 22:54.

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(Independent Catholic News) - Many leading contemporary Catholic theologians and Scripture scholars in the UK, have contributed to Life in Christ, a major new study resource, for use in parishes, colleges and schools, youth and young adult groups launched at Amigo Hall in Southwark on Saturday. Produced by Southwark Youth Services, Life in Christ consists of three DVDs of short talks by 26 speakers - among them Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ, Fr Stephen Wang, Bishop Keiran Conry, Dr Philomena Cullen, Bishop John Arnold, Suzy Brouard and Professor Gavin D'Costa

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Pope Francis Named TIME's "Person of the Year 2013"

By Zenit on 11-Dec-13 21:31.

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(Zenit) - The international news magazine chose to bestow the honor on the Holy Father largely because of his humility and compassion. "In a very short time, a vast, global, ecumenical audience has shown a hunger to follow him," TIME's managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, wrote in an article explaining their decision. "For pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world’s largest faith to confronting its deepest needs and for balancing judgment with mercy, Pope Francis is TIME’s 2013 Person of the Year."

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