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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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‘Taster Day’ to Whet Vocation Appetite This Sunday

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 21-May-12 22:02.

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“What if God is calling me? I’m not sure what to do. How can I discern? Where do I go?” Questions like these will be addressed at a ‘taster session’ for people interested in exploring a religious vocation this Sunday in Dublin.

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Cardiff Archbishop Launches City Centre Evangelisation Initiative

By Independen Catholic News on 24-May-13 21:20.

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The Most Rev George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, has begun a new evangelisation initiative to support the sharing of the Catholic Faith in Cardiff and to the whole of the Archdiocese. The ‘Come and See’ project is located at the Archdiocese’s new city-centre venue, the Cornerstone at St David’s, and aims to provide events and a warm welcome to those interested in finding out more about Catholicism.

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Bishop O'Reilly Launches Exhibition at New Missionary Centre

By Sarah McDonald - Catholic Ireland on 24-May-13 06:04.

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Mission and missionaries are evolving, Bishop Colm O’Reilly, Chairperson of the Catholic Bishops’ National Mission Council, has said. Speaking after he opened a new missionary centre in Dublin which brings together missionary resources and the offices of the IMU, the Bishop of Ardagh and Clomacnois praised the decision to locate the new centre in the heart of Dublin’s business hub.

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Ongoing Formation

By OH-FBF Website on 22-May-13 07:52.

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On Saturday, May 18, 2013 the three Rome communities ? La Nocetta, the Vatican Pharmacy and Tiber Island ? spent a day undergoing continuing formation around the lines of action and priorities set out in the declarations of the General Chapter held in Fatima on 22 October-9 November, 2012.

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School of Hospitality in South America

By OH-FBF Website on 11-May-13 20:50.

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A School of Hospitality has been set up in the Carmen hospital in Santiago del Cile and the Sanatorio Marittimo at Viña del Mar. The courses help all who participate in them to tstrengthen and deepen their association with the charism and values of St. John of God.

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"Social Networks: Portals of Truth and Faith, New Spaces for Evangelisation" - World Communications Day

By Zenit and Vatican Websites on 11-May-13 20:21.

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On the occasion of the this year’s World Communications Day, the Pontifical Council for Social Communications is inviting people from around the world to partake in the “Mesa Comun” (Shared Table). The initiative allows the faithful of the Catholic Church to share their audio/visual pastoral resources online.

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'Faith Fest' in Ossory Diocese

By Independent Catholic News on 11-May-13 20:12.

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The Diocese of Ossory is gathering for a Faith Fest this weekend: 10, 11 and 12 May 2013. Led by Bishop Séamus Freeman SAC, Faith Fest 2013 is a special event which is being organised by the diocese as a response to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s invitation to all Catholics to mark this year as a Year of Faith.

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Sourpusses Hurt the Church's Witness, Mission

By Catholic News Agency on 10-May-13 21:40.

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Using a phrase that translates literally as "the face of a pickled pepper," Pope Francis said that when Christians have more of a sourpuss than a face that communicates the joy of being loved by God, they harm the witness of the church.

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Ember Faith Leadership Programme

By Catholic Ireland on 10-May-13 21:04.

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On Monday May 13th, the Archdiocese of Dublin Education Secretariat will begin a pilot of the new Ember Programme which has been developed in partnership with the interdenominational Christian charity Scripture Union*. The Ember Programme is a new faith leadership programme for students at senior level in secondary schools.

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Brother Makes First Profession of Vows

By OH-FBF Website on 09-May-13 21:25.

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Br. Gilbert Luna makes First Profession of Vows in the Chapel of the St. John of God Centre, Westville Grove, NJ, USA. As part of the merger process between the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God and the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd, a joint novitiate has been established in NJ, USA.

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