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Only a joyful witness will attract, Pope tells religious

By Catholic news agency on 19-Aug-14 07:29.

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Addressing the religious communities of Korea, Pope Francis urged a deep reliance on the mercy of God and a focus on community life in transmitting the joy of the Gospel to the world.

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Pope Francis Beatifies Korean Martyrs

By Independent Catholic News on 16-Aug-14 22:15.

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Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the Beatification of the Korean Martyrs today (Saturday). During his homily he said the example of the martyrs pointing to their example that - he said - has much to say to societies today where immense wealth exists alongside dire poverty and where the cry of the poor is seldom heeded.

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Irish grown community offers training for “missionary disciples”

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 10-Aug-14 07:26.

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(Susan Gately CI) The Céili Community, established by Irish priest Monsignor Pat Lynch, is running its first course on evangelisation based at the community’s centre in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath this month

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Br. Patrick Nshamdze, Director of St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital, Monrovia, Dies from Ebola Virus, RIP

By Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God on 05-Aug-14 08:43.

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The St. John of God Hospital in Lunsar (Sierra Leone) and the St. John of God Hospital in Monrovia (Liberia) have been involved in treating patients who are suffering from the ebola virus. Tragically already one of the doctors, two nurses and last Saturday, Br. Patrick Nshamdze, have died from contacting the deadly virus.

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Meeting of the Enlarged General Council

By OH -FBF Website on 02-Aug-14 08:43.

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The second meeting of the Enlarged General Council met on 29-31 July, 2014. The Council examined and analysed the life of the Order in terms of its various animation structures,the life of the Brothers, Formation and the mission.

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Brother James Pidgeon, RIP

By Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God on 22-Jul-14 12:45.

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Br. James Pidgeon, who died on Friday 17th July, will be deeply missed by his Brothers in the Order, his family, friends and former work colleagues throughout the St. John of God Services. Br. James had been ill for several years and died peacefully, in his sleep.

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Irish Church Benefits from Mature Vocations

By Catholic Ireland - Sarah McDonald on 21-Jul-14 08:11.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - The Irish Catholic Church increasingly appears to be discovering the merits of older vocations, with three of this summer’s ordinations ranging in age from late 40s to mid 60s.

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Jesus would have been a great 'fit' on TV

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service on 18-Jul-14 07:49.

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(Carol Glatz - CNS) - The Gospel is made for television and Jesus Christ would have been a perfect on-air evangelist, said the papal preacher.

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Vatican Cardinal Pays Tribute to Irish Camillians

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 17-Jul-14 06:31.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - On first visit to Ireland, Brazilian Cardinal João Braz de Aviz says Church is in need of purification. Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Consecrated and Apostolic Life has acknowledged that many of the Irish Church’s 9,000 Religious have suffered in recent years.

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L’Arche UK Jubilee Pilgrimage By: Maurice Billingsley

By Maurice Billingsley - Independent Catholic News on 29-May-14 09:35.

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(Maurice Billingsley - ICN) - Jean Vanier founded L’Arche in Trosly, France, 50 years ago this year; the first of many faith-based communities welcoming people with learning disabilities.

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World Youth Day 2016 Logo Unveiled

By Independent Catholic News on 23-Jun-14 21:35.

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The logo and official prayer for the 31st World Youth Day were unveiled yesterday by the metropolitan archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.

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Pope: Jesus was a pastor, not a 'moralistic' power-seeker

By Elsie Harris - Catholic News Agency on 27-Jun-14 06:01.

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(Elise Harris CNA) - In his daily homily Pope Francis warned of those who reduce the faith to moralism and ambition, stating that people in Jesus' time followed him because he spoke the truth in a way they understood.

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Measure your "culture of vocations"

By NRVC on 22-Jun-14 07:21.

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(NRVC) - New tool helps communities self-assess This eight-page "Culture of Vocations" assessment tool was developed by Brother John Mark Falkenhain, O.S.B. for the “Men Religious Moving Forward in Hope” gatherings.

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St Brigid’s Way Making Great Strides

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 19-Jun-14 07:18.

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(Anne Marie Foley - CI) - The walk, or Irish *camino as it has been described, is the brainchild of Karen Ward, RTE’s Health Squad and BBC’s Last Resort and Dolores Whelan, Celtic spiritual teacher and author of Ever Ancient, Ever New: Celtic Spirituality in the 21st century.

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Brothers United in Spirit and Ministry

By OH -FBF Website on 07-Apr-11 09:16.

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Another important stride forward has just been made in the process of amalgamating the Order of the Brothers of St John of God (OH)and the Congregation of the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd (BGS)

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