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There are Limits to Freedom of Expression: Pope

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 16-Jan-15 19:28.

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(Sarah McDonald -CI) - Killing in the name of God “is an aberration” Pontiff warns but adds that responsible people should recognise the boundaries of civility. Pope Francis has warned that there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith.

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Ceremony for Merging of St. John of God Brothers and Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd

By OH -FBF Website on 12-Jan-15 22:20.

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The official ceremony for the merger between the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God and the Congregation of the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd will take place on January 19, 2015 at Albuquerque (New Mexico, U.S.A.).

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Opinion Piece on Apostolic Visitation Published

By NRVC Newsletter on 07-Jan-15 21:16.

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(NRVC) - Brother Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., executive director of NRVC, was invited by America magazine to share his thoughts on the vocation impact of the December 16 Apostolic Visitation Report.

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Count down to Christmas by counting your blessings, Pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service on 16-Dec-14 23:29.

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(Cindy Wooden - CNS) - No saint was ever known for having a "funeral face," Pope Francis said; the joy of knowing one is loved by God and saved by Christ must be seen at least in a sense of peace, if not a smile.

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Our faith must be a 21st century faith: Archbishop

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 15-Dec-14 22:32.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - Many who decry the errors of the recent past quickly forget “how much all of us in our own way were part of a culture of empty celebrity in the days of prosperity”.

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Discernment will be a priority for Vocations Ireland

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 10-Dec-14 21:24.

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New laywoman appointed director of Vocations Ireland says people will be encouraged to look at vocation in a wider sense. Margaret Cartwright, who is married with three adult daughters, said she was looking forward to her new role and asked for prayers.

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Advent meditations for Pope delve into meaning of peace

By Catholic news agency on 21-May-14 21:59.

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Papal preacher Father Raniero Cantalamessa gave his first advent homily to Pope Francis, touching on the biblical meaning of the word peace – both as a gift from God and a longing of the human heart.

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Pope Francis to consecrated men, women: Leave your nests!

By Catholic news agency on 30-Nov-14 22:11.

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(CNA) - Religious men and women are called to leave their “nest” and bring the Gospel to the peripheries, said Pope Francis in a video message marking the vigil of the Year for Consecrated Life.

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Pope authorizes plenary indulgence for Year of Consecrated Life

By Catholic News Agency on 28-Nov-14 22:43.

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On the occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life that begins this weekend, Pope Francis has allowed the faithful to receive plenary indulgences, under the normal conditions.

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Primate Launches Online Calendar for Advent

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 29-Sep-14 07:30.

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The Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, on Tuesday launched a specially commissioned 2014 Advent calendar to coincide with the beginning of Advent on Sunday 30 November.

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The Day for Disabilities at Los Molinos

By OH -FBF Website on 25-Nov-14 19:48.

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The third edition of the days dedicated to intellectual disabilities was held at Los Molinos on 20-22 November at the initiative of the Interprovincial Commission-"Fondazione" Juan Ciudad.

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Towards the Canonization of Brother Fortunatus Thanhäuser

By OH-FBF Website on 23-Nov-14 20:21.

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The process for the Beatification of Bro. Fortunatus Thanhäuser officially opened at 10 a.m. on 22 November with a solemn Pontifical Mass celebrated in the parish church of St George in Kattapana, Kerala State, India, by H.E. Mgr Mathew Arackal, Bishop of Kanjirapally. The process was initiated following a written petition (supplex libellus) by the Postulator General, Bro. Elia Tripaldi, on behalf of the General Government of the Order and of the General Government of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of St John of God. Start of the beatification process means Bro. Fortunatus will be called a Servant of God.

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Vatican to Host International Conference on Autism

By Independent Catholic News on 19-Nov-14 23:02.

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(ICN) - An international conference on autism opens in the Vatican on 20 November. The two-day event, organised by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, is entitled: 'The person with autism spectrum disorders: animating hope'.

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‘A time of opportunity for religious broadcasting’

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 15-Nov-14 21:06.

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The president of CatholicTV in the US has said he believes the present moment is a time of tremendous opportunity for religious broadcasting.

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Assembly of Orders' Provincials

By OH -FBF Website on 06-Nov-14 22:12.

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The Provincials of the Order, together with the Prior General, met in Rome on November 3rd to to reflect, share experiences and engage in collegiate dialogue on the life and the mission, and the challenges and hopes of the Order throughout the world.

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