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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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Feast of Conversion of St. John of God - Order's Day of Prayer for Vocations

By St. John of God Vocation Team on 14-Jan-13 12:35.

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Today the St. John of God Order celebrates the Feast of the conversion of St. John of God. A defining moment in John's vocation journey. As such it is also a special day of prayer for vocations in the Western European Province (England/Ireland/ US/ Malawi and Zambia).

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New Year, a New Office in Brussels

By OH-FBF Website on 21-Feb-11 11:52.

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This month, the European Office of the Hospitaller Order will continue its work in the new headquarters at the Brussels Inter-Diocesan Centre, in Rue Guimard 1.

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Preparing for Peace Sunday

By Independent Catholic News on 16-Jan-13 13:59.

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Parishes around the country are preparing to celebrate Peace Sunday with Pax Christi on 20 January. As well as focusing on the peace message during Mass on 20 January, some parishes will mount exhibitions, others will hold vigils, some will create special children's peace liturgies.

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Explore A Way with Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

By Anne Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 14-Jan-13 09:46.

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The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) plan to send lay missionaries to South Africa this June in a new initiative. MSC Vocations Director, Fr Alan Neville, has put out a call for men and women, aged of 25 and 40, who will volunteer three months of their time over the summer. Ideally applicants should have skills in teaching, mechanics, carpentry, nursing, electricity, or medicine, but preparatory training will also be provided.

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