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Three Men Make First Vows as Presentation Brothers

By Presentation Brothers Website on 09-Sep-13 07:08.

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(Presentation Brothers website) African music echoed through the Church of the Resurrection in Killarney on Saturday (7th September) during a special ceremony which saw three men make their first vows as Presentation Brothers.

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New Encyclical on Poverty

By Catholic News Agency on 06-Sep-13 06:51.

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(CNA) A new encyclical that is being written by Pope Francis will help address how to live out a vow of poverty in the modern world, according to one cardinal. “How to define poverty is not easy today because it’s not a question of radical poverty,” Cardinal Prosper Grech, an Augustinian friar, told CNA Sept. 3, “but an encyclical on poverty will help all religious orders to define how to really live poverty in our societies.”

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Bishop of Limerick Seeks to Open up Dialogue with Youth

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 01-Sep-13 22:34.

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Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland - Bishop Brendan Leahy has indicated he is particularly concerned about young people and is anxious to “open up a dialogue” with them.

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St John of God Sister Honoured for Lifetime of Service, Leadership

By www.catholicreligiousaustralia.org on 31-Aug-13 21:12.

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www.catholicreligiousaustralia.org - St John of God Sister Isobel Moran was given the Sr Maria Cunningham Lifetime Contribution Award for her enduring contribution to the Catholic health and aged care community in Australia. according to a media release from Catholic Health Australia (CHA).

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The ‘Hospitality Europe’

By Vidimus Dominum on 29-Aug-13 22:01.

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The Agreement between the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God and the Sisters Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was signed at the O.H. General Curia on August 7, 2013.

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St. John of God Brothers and Young People in Solidarity Walk

By www.hsjd.org on 28-Aug-13 12:00.

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On 24 August, Bro. Luis Santander González and the young people of the St John of God community of Chile took part in the solidarity walk organized by the Archdiocese of Santiago under the motto "With Christ at the service of the world", proclaiming and celebrating the solidarity of the Church in the figure of San Alberto Hurtado

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New LCWR Head Says Assessment is About Church's Future

By Catholic News Agency on 24-Aug-13 21:46.

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Catholic News Agency - Sister Carol Zinn, the newly elected head of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, said the Vatican’s doctrinal assessment of the conference is “much more about the future” of the Catholic Church and not primarily about the conference itself. “As women of the Church, we will discern how to move through the turbulent aftermath of the doctrinal assessment.”

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National Catholic Reporter Receives Hilton Foundation Grant for Coverage of Religious Sisters

By National Catholic Reporter on 23-Aug-13 20:38.

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The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded a grant of $2.3 million over three years that will allow the National Catholic Reporter Publishing Co. to embark on a groundbreaking project to give greater voice to countless Catholic sisters around the globe. With the use of the Hilton Foundation grant, NCR plans to build a network of editors and reporters not only to write about women religious, but to help them develop their own communication skills by working with them as columnists who report their own missions and challenges.

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Beauty and Beer: Monks' Outreach is Part of New Evangelisation

By Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Agency on 23-Aug-13 20:20.

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Even before retired Pope Benedict XVI set up a pontifical council for new evangelization and convoked a world Synod of Bishops on the theme, a new group of Benedictine monks was using Latin and liturgy to reach out to those whose faith was weak or nonexistent. Now they've added beer to the blend, and people are flocking to the monastery in Norcia, the birthplace of St. Benedict, about 70 miles northeast of Rome in the Umbrian countryside.

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Despite Rise of 'Nones,' Religious Belief Still Strong in the US

By Adelaide Mena - Catholic News Agency Picture Credit: Mazur. on 22-Aug-13 08:02.

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An increase in the number of religiously unaffiliated in the U.S. does not necessarily mean that the country is growing significantly more secular, said experts at a recent panel.

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"A Long Way to Tipperary, A Long Way to Peace" Malala Warns

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 21-Aug-13 10:13.

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Malala Yousafzai has called for the abolition of laws “that go against the rights of women and children” as she received the Tipperary International Peace Award on Tuesday.

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Professor O'Callaghan Bursary 2013

By St. John of God Services Website on 19-Jul-12 20:54.

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To honour the exceptional contribution made by the late Professor Eadbhard O’Callaghan to the area of Mental Health Research, Saint John of God Hospitaller Ministries established the Professor Eadbhard O’Callaghan Memorial Bursary in 2012. In 2013, its second year, in keeping with Professor O’Callaghan’s primary field of interest and advancement, the Bursary Committee will consider applications which address Psychosis in adult mental health

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Pope Francis Criticizes 'Ornamental' Faith

By Kerri Lenartowick - Catholic News Agency on 19-Aug-13 07:54.

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During his Sunday Angelus message, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of a deep faith that is fixed on Jesus, warning against a religious life that is only superficial. Faith “is not some decorative or ornamental thing,” said Pope Francis to cheering crowds in St. Peter’s Square.

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Columban Order to Host Major Conference on Irish Missionary Monk

By Sarah McDonald - Catholic Ireland on 19-Aug-13 07:42.

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A major conference on the sixth century Irish missionary, St Columban, later this month will begin the commemorations ahead of the 1,400th anniversary of his death in 2015.

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New Project at Southwark Vocations Centre

By National Vocations UK Website and Catholic Herald on 28-Mar-13 23:30.

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Fr Stephen Langridge, vocations director for Southwark, is launching a new project for would-be seminarians in an effort to support their discernment and prevent them from being “John Boscos by day and John Travoltas by night”.

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