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Contemplative Monk Creates Comic Book to Teach Faith

By Catholic News Agency on 17-Jul-13 22:59.

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Building on his lifelong love of comic books, an Eastern Catholic monk has authored a short graphic novel, “The Truth is Out There,” to help explain the truths of the faith in an understandable way.

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'We Must Find New Language to Communicate Gospel'

By Independent Catholic News on 17-Jul-13 07:01.

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Failure to communicate the Gospel in a way which 21st century society understands has resulted in a growing number of young people who don’t know what Christmas and Easter are all about, according to the Most Reverend Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark in London.

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Creating a Culture of Vocation ‘Essential’ says Vocations Director

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 16-Jul-13 07:04.

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Four Irish delegates were among almost seventy participants representing 21 Catholic Bishops’ conferences in Europe who attended the European Vocations Service Conference recently in Rome. Bishop Donal McKeown, along with Fr Willie Purcell, National Coordinator for Diocesan Vocations, and Fr Ignatius McCormack as well as Ann-Marie Gallagher, Director of Vocations Ireland, also joined 6,000 young people discerning a vocational journey in a Marian procession in the Vatican Gardens.

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A Strong Sense of Church and a Living Faith

By http://www.osservatoreromano.va on 23-Mar-12 22:53.

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“The care of vocations springs from a strong sense of Church and from a living faith”: this is what Bishop Mariano Crociata, Secretary-General of the Italian Episcopal Conference (cei), stressed in his homily at the Mass which marked the beginning of the European Vocations Service's Conference.

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Vocations Ireland Participates in Pilgrimage for those on Vocational Journey

By Vocations Ireland Website on 13-Jul-13 20:36.

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Vocations Ireland attended the Pilgrimage for seminarians, novices and those on a vocational journey in Rome July 4 - 7 to mark the Year of Faith.

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WYD Cross and Marian Icon Arrive in Rio de Janeiro

By National Catholic Register on 11-Jul-13 22:19.

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The World Youth Day Cross and Icon of the Virgin Mary arrived July 6 in Rio de Janeiro, where they will remain until the conclusion of the July 23-28 gathering of young people and Pope Francis.

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St John of God European Project for the Homeless

By OH-FBF Website on 11-Jul-13 07:02.

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It was announced last week that the application, submitted a few months ago by the Order’s Brussels office, to obtain funding for a European project has been officially approved. This funded project will bring together, for the first time, all the centres of Hospitaller Order which offering shelter and assistance to homeless and marginalised people, and forms part of the work which the European office is fostering specifically in this sector.

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Young People Begin Summer of WYD Events

By Archdiocese of Liverpool on 11-Jul-13 06:49.

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Bishop Tom Williams celebrated an open air Mass with Liverpool's World Youth Day and Lourdes Youth Pilgrims before they head off to Rio and Lourdes later this month. The Mass on Sunday was in the grounds of Lowe House Church, St Helens; the home of Animate Youth Ministries.

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All Catholic Faithful Are Called to Be Missionaries, Pope Francis Says

By The National Catholic Register on 08-Jul-13 22:07.

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In his July 7 Angelus reflection, Pope Francis reminded those gathered in St. Peter’s Square that all of the faithful are called to be missionaries, spreading the Gospel message.

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Pilgrims with Disabilities to have Special Attention at WYD

By Independent Catholic News on 08-Jul-13 06:26.

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Pilgrims with physical, hearing, visual and intellectual disabilities will have all the support and assistance necessary to participate in the catechesis activities and main events, from those in Copacabana all the way to those of the Campus Fidei, without losing any of the emotion of World Youth Day (WYD) Rio 2013. 120 national and international volunteers will be trained and will assist with those individuals

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Meeting of the Europe Formation Commission

By OH-FBF Website on 06-Jul-13 08:39.

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The first meeting on Vocations Promotion/Pastoral Care for the Europe Region met on 4 and 5 July, 2013 at the General Curia, attended by Brothers and co-workers responsible for Vocations Promotion/Pastoral Care in the European Province, namely:

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The Light of Faith

By Catholic Ireland on 27-Jun-13 21:10.

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Pope Francis’ first encyclical entitled "Lumen fidei" or “The Light of Faith” was released Friday at a press conference in the Vatican. The document completes the trilogy of papal teachings on the three theological virtues, begun by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who issued his encyclicals "Deus Caritas Est" on Charity in 2005 and "Spe Salvi" on Hope in 2007.

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Gospel Rapper Baliva at Catholic Underground

By Independent Catholic News on 06-Jul-13 08:01.

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The talented gospel rapper, BALIVA is headlining at this Saturday's Catholic Underground at St Patrick's Church in Soho Square. BALIVA says he believes that God loves all types of music and that it is our responsibility to use our skills and talents to worship God and proclaim the good news to everyone.

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Six thousand young people bear witness to their vocation

By Catholic Ireland on 03-Jul-13 06:46.

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On the 1st July in the Holy See Press Office a presentation was given for the “Great Event of the Year of Faith,. The event will begin on 4 July with a pilgrimage to the tomb of St. Peter. It will depart from the gardens of Castel Sant'Angelo and continue along the entire length of Via della Conciliazione, concluding at St. Peter's Basilica where Cardinal Angelo Comastri will address those present.

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Battling the Elements on a Bicycle for Poor Youth

By Independent Catholic News on 02-Jul-13 17:30.

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Bracing wind, rain and stormy conditions in the Peak District, a priest undertook a 100-mile bicycle ride to raise funds to send youngsters from a poverty stricken part of Brazil to World Youth Day.

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