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Pope Presides over Trimmed Easter Vigil Service

By iInquirer News on 31-Aug-12 10:01.

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Pope Francis celebrated a trimmed back Easter Vigil service Saturday after having reached out to Muslims and women during a Holy Week in which he began to put his mark on the Catholic Church.

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Jesuits bring the Passion to Mayfair

By Jesuit Communications on 29-Mar-13 22:47.

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large mural of the Crucifixion is being used by the Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception in central London to remind passers-by and residents of the meaning of the Easter season. The 17th century painting is on display adjacent to the Mount Street Gardens entrance to the church and shows the crucified Christ on the point of death.

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First Four Volunteers for Sacred Hearts in Africa

By Anne Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 27-Mar-13 23:57.

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Four lay people have volunteered to give up their time to travel to South Africa for the first Sacred Heart Volunteer Programme (MSCVP). Last weekend the four volunteers gathered in Cork to prepare for their trip lasting three months.

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Reflect on God's Patience this Holy Week - Pope Francis

By on 26-Mar-13 09:14.

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During Holy Week, we should stop to think about how much "patience" God has for each one of us. This was Pope Francis’s advice Monday morning for the men and women who work at the Vatican.

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Merger between the Hospitaller Brothers and the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd

By on 26-Mar-13 08:57.

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The Commission with responsibility for planning and implementing the process of merging the two Institutions is tasked with managing the whole process from the beginning to the end. Initially, it was asked to define, and then evaluate, the objectives of the committees and working groups needed to perform the process.

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Evangelisation Not a Quick Fix for Church - Archbishop Martin

By Catholic Ireland Website on 25-Mar-13 13:04.

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The mission of the TINE Catholic Leaders network is to promote Catholic evangelisation in Ireland by offering training, education and envisioning to leaders in dioceses, parishes, communities and ministries, and to organise and develop creative initiatives in evangelisation. Archbishop Martin celebrated Mass at their 'Proclaim Christ 2013' conference held on 23 March in Dublin. Homily

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NRVC to Create Fund for Student Debt Relief for Candidates to Religious Life in US

By NRVC Website on 23-Mar-13 11:21.

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As a follow-up to the NRVC/CARA Study on Educational Debt, NRVC convened a task force on February 20 to develop a proposal to create a fund for educational debt relief for candidates for religious life.

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Vocation, Contributions of Religious Brothers Called 'vital to Church'

By By Beth Griffin Catholic News Service on 21-Mar-13 23:13.

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Religious brothers say they are an invisible group in the church, but that it's not such a bad thing because it allows them the freedom to be ordinary men performing an extraordinary ministry. That's the view of brothers and other participants at a think tank convened last fall to examine their vocation

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Homily of Pope Francis on the Occasion of His Inauguration

By Catholic Ireland on 21-Mar-13 13:22.

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Let us never forget that authentic power is service, and that the Pope too, when exercising power, must enter ever more fully into that service which has its radiant culmination on the Cross. He must be inspired by the lowly, concrete and faithful service which marked Saint Joseph and, like him, he must open his arms to protect all of God’s people and embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity,

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Pope Francis and the Brothers of St. John of God

By OH-FBF Website on 06-Apr-12 00:59.

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From the very beginning of his Episcopal ministry in Buenos Aires, the Pope’s priority was his priests. He gave a small demonstration of this care for his priests in our own Order: at the Hospital of Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Luján and the San Juan de Dios Hospital which he visited many times to see the priests who were inpatients there, telling us that no-one should know about his presence there.

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"Francis, go repair my house":

By Simon Barrow www.ekklesia.co.uk on 19-Mar-13 23:19.

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Francis is the name the new pope, Argentinian Cardinal-Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, has chosen as his pontifical monicker. Both Cardinal Doolan and the Jesuit Fr Federico Lombardi, the official Vatican spokesperson, confirmed that the new pope chose the name in honour of St Francis of Assisi.

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St John of God “Witness to Hope”

By Prior General on 19-Mar-13 23:05.

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On this day, we celebrate the feast of St. John of God, I want to send you my best wishes, preparing to live with joy the memory of our Holy Founder, whose spirit lives on in the Church and in the world through this our Family .

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Meeting of Formators and Vocation Directors

By Brother Magnus Morhardt on 07-Mar-13 23:18.

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Nine Brothers from the Austrian, Bavarian and Polish Province responsible for Formation and the Pastoral Care of Vocations in their respective Provinces met at Kostenz in Germany in February . The purpose of the meeting was to foster an exchange of experiences beyond Provincial borders in the matter of providing formation and accompaniment to candidates, and to jointly develop new ideas.

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Order Takes Part in EU Measures to Combat Poverty in Europe

By OH-FBF Website on 09-Feb-13 21:32.

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On January 23, we took part in a public hearing at the European Parliament on the programme to support the poor and deprived in the European Union.

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Vatican Invites Rock Band to Explain Youth Culture

By Catholic News Service on 08-Feb-13 22:45.

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When the head of the Pontifical Council for Culture said he wanted to listen to what today's young people had to say, he wasn't afraid to hear it belted out at 100 decibels.

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