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Spirit in the City Festival

By Independen Catholic News on 10-Jun-13 20:23.

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A West End theatre and four Catholic churches - as well as gardens and streets in between - are all gearing up for this year's Spirit in the City Festival - a celebration that brings faith directly into the heart of the capital. Up to 50,000 people are expected to take part in celebrations which begin this Wednesday evening, 12 June with a dazzling opening show: 'Awakening' and ends on Saturday with an all-day festival in Leicester Square.

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Second European Day Organised by the Order’s Brussels Office

By OH-FBF Website on 10-Jun-13 20:14.

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On Thursday, June 6, the General Curia hosted the second meeting organised with the delegates of the European Provinces responsible for liaising with the Hospitaller Order’s Brussels Office. The meeting was opened by the Superior General, Brother Jesús Etayo who, in his address, recalled the important part played by the Order in Europe, and urged everyone to remain confident in this difficult and delicate moment through which we are currently passing.

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Catholic Priests in Philippines bring Mass to Shopping Malls

By PRI's The World on 07-Jun-13 22:50.

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The Philippines is one of the largest Catholic countries in the world, but recent surveys have shown that the country's devotion is waning, as churchgoers object to sex scandals and morality that seems old-fashioned. So priests are having to work harder, including saying mass in malls.

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Religious Women Return to Roots

By Ramon Gonzalez, Canadian Catholic News - Catholic Register on 06-Jun-13 08:58.

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Religious women have seen their vocations change dramatically over the years. They have gone from running large institutions such as hospitals, fine art academies, schools and retreat houses to more modest ministries such as working with immigrants, abused women and inner city poor.

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Calling All Young People Interested in Justice and Peace

By Independent Catholic News on 06-Jun-13 08:00.

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The 2013 National Justice & Peace Network conference will take place Friday 19 – Sunday 21 July 2013. The theme is ‘Breaking Open the Word – a call to faith in action’. The venue is The Hayes Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire and it is expected to attract around 400 participants.

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St John of God Centre Schärding, Austria, Evacuated

By OH-FBF Website on 05-Jun-13 07:51.

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On June 3, 2013, when the Inn burst its banks, our hospital at Schärding in Austria had to be completely evacuated. We have been told by the Provincial, Brother Ulrich Fischer, that the guests in the Centre, and the Co-workers, were all taken to safety

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Group Works to Raise Profile of Religious Brothers

By NRVC Website and CMSM on 04-Jun-13 20:16.

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The purpose of this group is to heighten awareness of brothers and value for their way of life. Several recommendations were made by the 18-member group for further action to be reviewed by the CMSM board. NRVC applauds CMSM for its vision, proactive response, and continued support of the significant work of this group.

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"The Hub" New Youth Initiative at Knock Shrine

By Knock Shine Website on 03-Jun-13 08:26.

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"The HUB" stands for "hear, understand, believe. It will provide a space for young people to gather for retreat, reflection and workshops. as well as a drop in centre from The HUB is open from Wednesday - Sunday for all young people 16+ who visit the Shrine.

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Pope Francis Calls for Solidarity, Walks Corpus Christi Procession

By Catholic Ireland on 27-May-12 21:21.

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A crowd of about 20,000 gathered for an outdoor mass with Pope Francis on Thursday at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. While the two previous Popes rode on the truck, kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament, the 76-year-old Pope Francis walked the entire 1.5-kilometre route, following right behind the Blessed Sacrament.

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Eucharistic Gathering in Enniscorthy to Mark Year of Faith

By Independent Catholic News on 31-May-13 23:26.

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A special three day 'Eucharistic Gathering' will take place in Enniscorthy, Diocese of Ferns, starting tomorrow Friday and running until Sunday evening. The Eucharistic Gathering in Enniscorthy has been arranged to mark the Year of Faith which is being celebrated by the Universal Church throughout 2013.

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Meeting with the Reference Persons from the European Provinces

By OH-FBF Website on 30-May-13 20:36.

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The next meeting of the Reference Persons of the Provinces with the European Office in Brussels has been scheduled for Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the General Curia in Rome.

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Worldwide Hour of Eucharistic Adoration for Sunday, June 2

By Catholic Culture on 29-May-13 21:47.

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Pope Francis will lead a worldwide hour of Eucharistic adoration on Sunday, June 2, the Vatican has announced. On that date, cathedrals all across the world will hold an hour of Eucharistic adoration at the same time, inviting the faithful to pray for the Pope’s intentions.

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Lay Missionaries are an Integral Part of the Irish Church

By Catholic Ireland on 28-May-13 21:28.

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“Lay Missionaries are An Integral Part of the Irish Church” says statement of identity from main Lay Missionary Groups at a recent Think In ahead of the upcoming international conference on ‘Mission Today & Tomorrow’ Irish Lay Missionary groups come together to create a statement of identity on their future and position within the Irish Church

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Bishop Kevin Dowling on Role of Religious in the New Millennium

By Independent Catholic News on 27-May-13 20:35.

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“The church is tired, in the Europe of well-being and in America. Our culture has become old, our churches and our religious houses are big and empty, the bureaucratic apparatus of the church grows, our rites and our dress are pompous. Do these things, however, express what we are today? ... Well-being weighs on us. We find ourselves like the rich young man who went away sad when Jesus called him to be his disciple. I know that we can't let everything go easily. At least, however, we can seek people who are free and closest to their neighbour, like Archbishop Romero and the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador. Where are the heroes among us who can inspire us?”

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Singer-Songwriter Aims to Bring Christ to ‘10,000 Places’

By Joseph Austin - Catholic News Service on 26-May-13 17:15.

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Singer-songwriter Audrey Assad seeks to bring a message of Pope Francis about building bridges to the music business. “Paul is a pontifex, a builder of bridges,” the pope said at a Mass May 8. “He doesn’t want to become a builder of walls. ... This is the attitude of Paul in Athens: Build a bridge to their heart, in order then to take another step and announce Jesus Christ.”

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