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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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LCWR Leader Hopes Assembly a Contemplative Experience for Attendees

By Catholic News Service on 09-Jul-13 21:23.

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The president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said organizers of this year's assembly hope attendees would find it to be a contemplative experience because "it is imperative to view religious life within the context of our faith and in an evolving world."

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Cardinal Invites Faithful to Attend Today’s Consecration of Ireland

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 15-Aug-13 22:17.

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Feast of the Assumption is one of the biggest days of the year in Knock. The Primate of All Ireland has invited the faithful to come to Knock today to attend the consecration of Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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Irish Religious Set Up New Ministry in Santiago de Compostella

By Catholic Ireland on 13-Aug-13 10:15.

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A new ministry of hospitality at Santiago de Compostela aimed at English-speaking pilgrims is being operated by a number of Religious from Ireland.

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NRVC, Vison Shine at World Youth Day!

By NRVC NewsLetter on 11-Aug-13 20:17.

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With support from the Hilton Foundation, NRVC and VISION Vocation Network sponsored the Vocation Veranda at the Vivo Rio during World Youth Day. The Vivo Rio was the “home away from home” for English-speaking pilgrims and was sponsored by several additional partners,

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Countdown to KingdomCome@Walsingham

By Independent Catholic News on 11-Aug-13 07:31.

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For the 25th year running, Youth 2000 will welcome more than a thousand 16 to 30 year olds to the Roman Catholic Shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham, for the highly anticipated ‘KingdomCome@Walsingham’ prayer festival.

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"Hospitality Europe" Initiative Set Up with Hospitaller Sisters

By OH-FBF Website on 09-Aug-13 21:10.

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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 to cooperate in the management of the Brussels office, named Hospitality Europe, was signed at the O.H. General Curia on August 7, 2013.

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Evangelization Blocked by Our Own 'Hesitancy' to Convert

By Elise Harris - Catholic News Agency on 08-Aug-13 11:33.

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The biggest obstacle to the success of the New Evangelization is the reluctance of individual Catholics to let themselves be converted by the faith, according to Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley.

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Africa Regional Commission

By on 08-Aug-13 11:21.

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On 29 and July 30, 2013, the Africa Regional Commission was convened for its first meeting of the Sexennium at the Provincial Curia of the Province of St Augustine of Africa in Accra (Ghana).

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US Church Sees Continued Growth in Vocations to Permanent Deaconate

By Independent Catholic News on 07-Aug-13 09:16.

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The number of permanent deacons in the United States continues to increase, according to a national survey just released by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

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Nuncio to Join Irish Chaplaincy in Britain's Mayo Walk

By Sarah McDonald - Catholic Ireland on 06-Aug-13 07:22.

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The papal nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown, is due to take part in the Irish Chaplaincy in Britain’s fundraising walk along a famous famine route in Co Mayo later this month.

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Respond to the Lord's Call, Encourages Pope Francis

By Catholic News Agency on 05-Aug-13 09:06.

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During his Angelus address today, Pope Francis asked the crowds to pray with him that the World Youth Day pilgrims will continue to respond to God’s call in their daily lives. “I ask you to join me in praying that the youth who have participated in World Youth Day can translate this experience into their daily journey,” the Pope said.

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Synod of Consecrated Women

By on 03-Aug-13 21:51.

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The largest and most significant International Women’s Assembly of the Catholic Church, which has been defined as the Synod of Consecrated Women, has just come to a close. Convened every three years by the International Union of Superiors General (UISG), the Plenary Assembly took place in Rome from May 3rd to May 8th. More than 800 Congregational Ministers, hailing from 76 countries and representing the almost 800,000 consecrated women of apostolic life living all over the world were present.

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