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Rights of People with Disabilities in Europe

By OH-FBF General Website on 07-May-13 08:52.

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On April 9, members of the St. John of God Order attended a presentation of the 2013 edition of the European Yearbook on Disability Law. The event took place on the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels under the patronage of the Irish Presidency of the Union and was chaired by the Irish MEPs, Mairead McGuinness and Marian Harkin.

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Order Opens New Centre in Seoul, South Korea

By OH-FBF General Website on 07-May-13 08:44.

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On April 26, a new house was blessed and inaugurated in Seoul, in the Korean Province. This new building houses a centre for adults with serious intellectual disabilities, a Respite Care Service, the Provincial Fundraising Office, and is home to a Community of Brothers. It is planned to build a new Unit for the Elderly some time in the future.

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USCCB 2013 Study on Religious Life

By USSCB and NRVC Websites on 05-May-13 22:17.

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Researchers surveyed religious who professed perpetual vows in 2012, reaching a total of 108 sisters and 24 brothers, a response rate of 85 percent of the 156 potential members of the Profession Class of 2012 identified to CARA by their religious superior.

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'Swim Against the Tide; It's good for the Heart' Pope Tells Young

By Catholic News Service on 02-May-13 22:25.

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Administering the sacrament of confirmation to 44 people, including two teenagers from the United States and two from Ireland, Pope Francis encouraged them to "swim against the tide; it's good for the heart."

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Largest ever International Gathering of Christian Missionaries to be held in Donegal

By Columba Community Website on 02-May-13 22:01.

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The Columba Community of Prayer and Reconciliation is proud to host ‘Welcome Home to Missionaries’ from Friday 7th– 9th June 2013, as part of ‘The Gathering’ festivities happening throughout Ireland. The weekend, held at the IOSAS Centre and Celtic Prayer Garden in Lenamore, Muff, Co. Donegal, will be a celebration of Christian missionaries throughout the world, with many returning home especially for this event. .

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National Conference 'Marks Potential Sea Change' in Reading of Bible

By Independent Catholic News on 01-May-13 08:10.

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A national Bible conference held at Ushaw College has been affirmed as beginning a 'sea change' in the Catholic Bible apostolate in England and Wales. Bishop Peter Brignall (Wrexham) and member of the Bishops' Conference Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis said "This gathering is the first of its kind in a generation and as such marks a very significant moment, a potential sea change, in the profile and importance of the Bible in Catholic life in England and Wales."

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St. John of God Hospital Staff in "Cycle Against Suicide

By St. John of God Hospital Website on 30-Apr-13 08:23.

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Saint John of God Hospital has announced its involvement as an official Mental Health Partner of Cycle Against Suicide, a National Suicide Awareness initiative taking place around Ireland from Monday 22nd April to Sunday 5th May 2013.

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Catholic-Youth-Ministry-Jobs.com

By UK National Vocation Office Website on 29-Apr-13 13:39.

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CatholicYouthWork.com have just launched a new site called Catholic-Youth-Ministry-Jobs.com - a place to collect together job ads for Catholic Youth Ministry around the English-speaking world.

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Laity Key to Irish Church's Renewal, Dublin Archbishop says at Fordham

By By Beth Griffin Catholic News Service on 18-Jan-13 23:23.

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Renewal of the Catholic Church in a "post-Catholic" Ireland depends on a homegrown effort by the laity to overcome clericalism and witness the Christian message in a secular society, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin told a New York audience

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Brooklyn Diocese Launches 'Hipster' Jesus Ad Campaign

By By Carl Bunderson - Catholic News Agency on 27-Apr-13 19:23.

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A new ad campaign by the Diocese of Brooklyn is hoping to attract the unchurched, with a series of posters calling Christ “The original hipster,” as well as ads designed for gyms and bars.

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'World Youth Day: Inspiring Generations'

By Independen Catholic News on 25-Apr-13 20:43.

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In August 2011, more than 4,000 young pilgrims left Britain in the midst of the London looting and and arrived in Madrid for the World Youth Day celebrations. During this time, many of them had transformational life experiences - including Jo-Anne Rowney, Paula Mendez and James Kelleher. They got together and collected testimonies from the people they met along the way, to produce this beautiful book: 'World Youth Day: Inspiring Generations' which has just been published as an e-book on Amazon.

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The priest who changed the way we treat the mentally ill

By Catholic Herald on 24-Apr-13 22:06.

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Benedict Menni (1841-1914) gave his life to the outcasts of Spain, in particular to organising more compassionate treatment for the psychologically disturbed through the Hospitallers of St John of God and through the sister organisation which he founded.

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By Independent Catholic News on 23-Apr-13 18:49.

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What is 'The HUB'

Knock is a great place for people to come and explore their faith, experience Gods love, or take a break from the busy world.

The Hub stands for Hear, Understand, Believe.

The Hub will be situated in the Hub of the Shrine, a building called St. Josephs.

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Shopping Centres Focus for Vocation Sunday

By Frances Dignan on 22-Apr-13 08:50.

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Yesterday,Vocations Sunday, men and women from different religious congregations set up stands in Tallaght and Liffey Valley Shopping Centres. With the central theme “could this be the more you are looking for…” they were there to bring Christ and his call into the market place and to offer information on vocation to the religious life and priesthood, as well as programmes on discernment currently run by Vocations Ireland,

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Ask Jesus what he wants and be brave, Pope tells youth

By David Eubbing - Catholic News Agency on 22-Apr-13 11:53.

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Just after ordaining 10 men to the priesthood, Pope Francis called on young Catholics to ask Jesus “what he wants from you and be brave!” “There are many young people today, here in the square. Let me ask this: have you sometimes heard the voice of the Lord through a desire, restlessness, inviting you to follow him more closely? Have you had any desire to be apostles of Jesus?” Pope Francis asked the crowd in St. Peter’s Square.

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