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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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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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