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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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NRVC Study on Multiculturalism in Religious Life

By NRVC Website on 19-Apr-13 08:41.

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A Working Group has been set up to develop the design of the new NRVC-CARA “Study on the Integration of Multicultural and Multiethnic Candidates into Religious Life.” The goal of this research is to identify promising practices and resources to help religious institutes in welcoming and retaining candidates not of European descent.

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Noticeable Growth in Number of Novices and Priests in England and Wales

By Independent Catholic News on 18-Apr-13 08:33.

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Entry to religious orders has continued to rise in England and Wales during 2012. For the third year running, the number of women entering religious communities has grown and this year has seen a noticeable increase in the number of men joining as well. The rise in men and women entering is across a wide variety of different orders, some of whom have not had novices for many years

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Pope Appoints Panel of Cardinals to Weigh Major Reform of Roman Curia

By Catholic Culture on 15-Apr-13 21:18.

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Pope Francis has appointed a commission of eight cardinals to advise him on a reform of the Roman Curia. In the first clear indication that he plans major changes in the administration of Vatican affairs, the Pope named cardinals from every continent to the commission.

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New Forum to Support Spiritual Needs of People with Learning Difficulties

By Independen Catholic News on 08-Jun-12 06:29.

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A new forum has been launched to provide specialist advice and resources for people with intellectual and cognitive disabilities; their families, carers and support workers. Intellectual disabilities include Down's syndrome and autism; cognitive disabilities include dementia and people who survive a stroke. Directed by Cristina Gangemi and Dr John Swinton of the University of Aberdeen, the Kairos Forum is a response to research carried out with the University of Aberdeen into the spiritual needs of people with intellectual disabilities. The official launch will take place at the Charterhouse in London on 19 April.

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Service, Humility, Gentleness, Key to Christian Lives, Pope Says

By Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) on 14-Apr-13 07:11.

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Each member of the church has a role in the community and society, and responsibilities that require specific preparation and particular characteristics, according to Pope Francis. ”We mustn’t forget that baptism is sufficient for going to encounter the people” in evangelization, he said.

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Ex-Baseball Phenom Discusses Life in a Norbertine Abbey

By Trent Beattie - National Catholic Reporter on 12-Apr-13 07:35.

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National Catholic Register In January of 2010, Grant Desme shocked the baseball world by announcing his retirement from the game. Only 23 at the time, Desme had recently been named the 2009 Arizona Fall League MVP and was on the verge of playing in the majors. Despite his athletic success, the former center fielder knew he was called to something greater.

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IT Tests Prayer Ritual

By Catholic Religious Australia Website on 10-Apr-13 12:02.

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A Benedictine monk dedicated to an ancient art of reflective Scripture reading says the practice is being challenged by the fast-paced and very visual reading habits propagated by information technology

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