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Ignore 'Prophets of Doom' Predicting End of Religious Life, Pope Says

By National Catholic Register on 05-Feb-13 12:23.

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Pope Benedict XVI asked nuns, brothers and priests not to listen to the "prophets of doom" who say consecrated life has no future or that it has no meaning in today's world.

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Abbot Martin Werlen on Church Reform, Tradition, and Being With One Another

By Pray Tell Website on 04-Feb-13 20:36.

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Benedictine Abbot Martin Werlen of Einsiedeln Abbey in Switzerland, who is also a member of the Swiss bishops’ conference, has become well known for his firm but gentle words on Church reform.

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Religious Life a Sign of Contradiction in Today’s Efficient World

By Asia News IT on 03-Feb-13 21:48.

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"In societies concerned with efficiency and success," religious life, "marked by the 'minor' things, the weakness of the small, empathy with those who have no voice, becomes an evangelical sign of contradiction. "

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Meeting of the Provincials of the Asia Pacific Region

By OH-FBF Website on 03-Feb-13 08:28.

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The Provincials met in Vietnam January 28-30, 2013 with the General Delegate Brother Joseph Smith. One of their priorities is the establishment of a ?Regional Centre For Hospitaller Formation? by 2014. The main focus of such a centre being the formation of formators.

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Media Blitz can Help Youth Find Gospel in Digital Deluge

By Catholic News Service on 02-Feb-13 22:37.

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The best way the church can be heard and seen amid the deluge of the information age is to launch a media blitz of simple answers to life's deepest questions, a young Catholic journalist told a Vatican news conference.

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Brigid's 'Camino' Launched

By Catholic Ireland on 31-Jan-13 23:46.

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A new pilgrim walk or Irish ‘camino’ has been launched in Kildare as part of Feile Bride. The Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage or Slí Bhride takes nine days to complete and runs 70 miles or so between St Brigid’s Shrine in Faughart, Co Louth to St Brigid’s monastic city in Kildare town.

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Early New Year Meeting of the General Council

By OH-FBF Website on 30-Jan-13 21:32.

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It has now become a tradition for the General Council to meet at the beginning of every year in a special session to programme its activities. This year the session was held in two places at two different times. The first part was in Rome at La Nocetta on 8-10 January, and the second meeting convened in Granada near the mortal remains of St John of God, on 21-23 January.

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RTE Documentary Focuses on Dedicated Missionaries

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 30-Jan-13 08:52.

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Filmmaker, Ruán Magan , who made On God’s Missions has taken a more in-depth look at the lives of missionaries in a new documentary airing on RTE 1, on Thursday evening at 10.15pm. Lifers, as the program is called, refers to a prison life sentence of 30 years which is also the average period Irish missionaries spend working in the service of the poor and oppressed, and often in dangerous and isolated conditions. Lifers, as the program is called, refers to a prison life sentence of 30 years which is also the average period Irish missionaries spend working in the service of the poor and oppressed, and often in dangerous and isolated conditions.

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Killed While reaching out to Others

By Vidimus Dominium on 29-Jan-13 07:12.

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Sister Rima, 40, from Aleppo, a member of the Teaching Sisters of Dorothy-Daughters of the Sacred Hearts, was killed on 15 January in a bomb blast that killed 87 people at the Aleppo university. she was involved in the local youth mission, running a female boarding school near the University.

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Order's Road Map for Next Six Years

By on 25-Jan-13 09:23.

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Following the General Chapter of the Order in October last year, the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God has just published its action plan and priorities for the next six years.

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CARA Study on "New Brothers and Sisters Professing Religious Vows" Published

By USSCB on 25-Jan-13 23:46.

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"New Sisters and Brothers Professing Perpetual Vows in Religious Life," a report on a survey conducted by the Georgetown University-based Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), is just published. The survey was commissioned by the U.S. bishops' Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations.

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Social Networks Need More Logic, Love and Less Ranting, Rage

By Catholic News Service on 25-Jan-13 09:38.

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Social media need to promote more logic, kindness and Christian witness than bluster, star-status and division, Pope Benedict XVI said.

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CORI: Conversations for the Year of Faith

By CORI Website on 22-Jan-13 21:28.

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CORI (Conference of Religious of Ireland) have compiled and published five prayer pamphlets for this special Year of Faith. They can be downloaded from their website.

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Mass to Mark 200th Anniversary of Edmund Rice Brothers in Dublin

By Catholic Ireland - Presentation Brothers Website on 02-Feb-12 22:45.

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A special mass to commemorate 200 years of ministry by the Presentation Brothers and the Christian Brothers in the Archdiocese of Dublin took place at the weekend.

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Light from the North - Fredrik Heiding - The Tablet

By Fredrik Heiding - The Tablet on 09-Jan-13 23:15.

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When the Nordic Bishops’ Conference met in Iceland last September, it noted an exciting new trend. The Catholic Church is growing in Scandinavia and is showing signs of vitality in several ways, one of which is the growing number of vocations both to the secular priesthood and to religious orders.

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