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Don't let Bureaucracy Block Evangelization, Pope says

By Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service on 08-May-14 21:20.

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(Cindy Wooden CNS) - Too often Catholics turn the church into "a company that manufactures impediments" to faith, rather than a community that patiently helps people come to believe in Jesus, Pope Francis said.

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Twelve of Our African Brothers make Profession

By Br. Ronan Lennon on 03-May-14 21:56.

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The St John of God Brothers recently celebrated the Profession of 12 African Brothers; 1 from Malawi, 1 from Liberia, 2 from Senegal, 3 Sierra Leone, 4 from Togo and one from Benin. Outdoor mass and party for over 500 family members, Brothers from throughout Africa, Spain and Ireland; religious, clergy, staff, residents friends and neighbours

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The Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union Visits Order's General Curia

By OH -FBF Website on 03-May-14 22:11.

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During his visit the Apostolic Nuncio, Mgr Lebeaupin expressed his deep appreciation of the work being done by the Order’s European Office in Brussels. They then moved on to discuss a number of general issues such as the great value of the social work being performed by Religious Institutes and the Church throughout Europe, as well as the great importance of ensuring the Church’s presence within the European institutions.

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First Centenary of the Death of St Benedict Menni

By OH -FBF Website on 30-Apr-14 07:03.

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Celebrations for the 1st centenary of the death of St. Benedict Menni took place in Dinan, France where Benedict spent the last two years of his life He was responsible for restoring the Order of St. John of God in Spain and founding the Hospitaller Sisters of the Sacred Heart.

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John XXIII and John Paul II Canonised

By ICN & Catholic Ireland - picture courtesy Daily Mail on 28-Apr-14 06:37.

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(ICN & CNA) - At least half a million people attended the ceremony on Sunday morning in St Peter’s Square for the canonisation of the ‘two pope saints’ - John XXIII and John Paul II. Many more people around the world watched the service online, on television and in 3D cinemas. From its opening to the public at 5am, the square and its environs were filled with faithful from all over the world. Polish pilgrims, however, constituted one of the largest groups.

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Web Feature for Canonisation of Two Popes

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 26-Apr-14 09:35.

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(Sarah MacDonald - CI) - On Sunday 27 April Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II will be canonised by Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square in Rome. Ahead of the canonisations, the Catholic Communications Office in Maynooth has created a special web feature, including background information on the two new saints.

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Easter should last all week, including in your Bible reading, pope says

By Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service on 19-Apr-14 22:59.

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(Cindy Wooden - CNS) - Trusting that people took his Lenten advice and either downloaded a Bible app or bought a pocket-sized edition of the Gospels, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to re-read the accounts of the Resurrection during Easter week.

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Pope: Easter invites return to our first encounter with Jesus

By Elise Harris - CNA on 19-Apr-14 23:00.

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(Elise Harris - CNA) - In his homily for the Easter Vigil Pope Francis encouraged those present to remember the moment they first felt the love of God, saying that Jesus' resurrection is a time to relive this experience anew.

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RTÉ to Feature Glencairn Nuns on Easter Sunday

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 15-Apr-14 06:26.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) - Over the course of a year, the programme team spent time behind the scenes documenting the lives of the nuns who follow St Benedict’s 6th century way of life in silence, solitude and prayer.

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New Bible Exhibit Evangelizes Through History of Scripture

By Elsie Harris - Catholic News Agency on 28-Mar-14 07:55.

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(Elise Harris - CNA) - Featuring ancient biblical artifacts from all over the world, the Verbum Domini II exhibition has officially opened at the Vatican, and is something organizers hope will inspire faith in those who come.

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Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Order’s Hospital in Monrovia

By OH -FBF Website on 29-Mar-14 21:06.

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The celebrations of the Golden Jubilee of St Joseph?s Catholic Hospital, Monrovia, ended on March 19, 2014. They had begun on March 13, 2013 with a number of local events celebrating the 50th anniversary of this hospital, which has been through so many difficulties over the years, but especially so during the war in Liberia.

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400 Years - St. John of God Hospital Vienna

By OH -FBF Website on 28-Mar-14 07:57.

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(1614 - 2014) Special stamp issue To celebrate the fourth Centenary of the foundation of the Viennese Hospital of the Brothers of St John of God, the Austrian Post Office issued a special commemorative postage stamp on March 8, 2014.

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Dioceses Set for 24 Hours for the Lord

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 26-Mar-14 07:39.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) - Dioceses around Ireland are making preparations to host the ’24 Hours for the Lord’ initiative called for by Pope Francis. Kildare and Leighlin, Cork and Ross, and Kerry are among the dioceses that have nominated parishes to celebrate the 24 hours of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and confessions.

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"Festival of Forgiveness"

By Zenit on 05-Jul-12 21:47.

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After reciting the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged all those present to celebrate "24 hours for the Lord", a prayer initiative which will be held on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 March. The event will be a moment of penance that will begin with a celebration in St. Peter's Basilica on Friday afternoon, and various churches in the centre of Rome will stay open during the night for prayer and confession. "It will be a festival of forgiveness", he said, "that will also take place in many dioceses and parishes throughout the world".

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The Superior General’s annual Appeal

By OH -FBF Website on 21-Mar-14 08:02.

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Each year the General of the Order proposes a project for support in less well off countries. This year thenSuperior General’s proposal for 2014 is for the following project; ?The refurbishment of the Saint John of God Psychiatric Institute at Cochabamba(Bolivia): Mother-and-Child Units (psycho-pedagogical)?

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