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Student Debt Delays Some Americans from ReligiousLife

By Catholic News Agency on 28-Jan-14 21:48.

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About ten percent of those who took perpetual religious vows in the U.S. in 2013 said that educational debt delayed their application to religious orders or institutes, a new survey says.

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Irish Intern at Vatican Radio Meets Pope

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 28-Jan-14 20:37.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) - A Kildare man who was doing an internship at Vatican Radio was delighted to meet Pope Francis last week. Vatican Radio’s English Section’s intern, Michael Gannon, along with his family who flew to Rome for the occasion, met the pope in St Peter’s Square.

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West European Province of St. John of God Provincial Chapter

By OH-FBF Website on 25-Jan-14 08:54.

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The Western European Province celebrated its Provincial Chapter on 20-24 January 2014 at the Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry, Co. Down. It was the second Chapter of the new Province which was established four years ago by the Irish and English Provinces.

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St John of God Order's Response to the New Poverties

By OH -FBF Website on 25-Apr-13 11:23.

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Representatives of countries where the Order runs shelters for the homeless met in Rome recently to design a common action plan to respond to the new social difficulties and poverties that the economic crisis has produced in Europe and to which the Order’s facilities intend to make an appropriate and effective response.

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Ecumenism a 'spiritual process' rooted in the Trinity, Pope says

By Kerri Lenartowick - Catholic News Agency on 19-Jan-14 09:17.

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(CNA) - Pope Francis met this week with members of an ecumenical delegation of Finnish Lutherans, encouraging them to work towards unity among all Christians. “In the face of those who no longer see the full, visible unity of the Church as an achievable goal, we are invited not to give up our ecumenical efforts, faithful to that which the Lord Jesus asked of the Father, ‘that they may be one,’” the Pope told the delegation Jan 17.

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Boston Globe Launching Website Dedicated to Coverage of Catholicism

By Irish Central on 15-Jan-14 08:07.

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(Irish Central) - John Allen, the distinguished journalist who has covered the Vatican for the National Catholic Reporter, will be leaving his post at the weekly publication, to take up a new post with the Boston Globe.

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Baptism Gives Strength to Forgive Enemies, Love Poor, Pope Says

By Catholic News Service on 11-Jan-14 20:06.

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(CNS) - Baptism isn't just some formal ritual, it profoundly changes people, giving them unwavering hope and the strength to forgive and love others, Pope Francis said.

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Volunteering Linked to Vocations

By Vocations Ireland Website on 09-Jan-14 10:21.

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A just-released study of more than 5,000 former full-time volunteers shows that 37 percent had considered a vocation to priesthood or religious life. Twenty-seven percent said they had considered such a vocation "very seriously." A total of 6 percent had actually entered religious life or diocesan priesthood or were preparing to enter.

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Pope: In New Year, Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Get Involved

By Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service on 06-Jan-14 07:39.

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(Carol Glatz -CNS) - The new year will be brighter only if everyone steps outside their safe havens, gets involved and works together to solve local problems with generosity and love, Pope Francis said

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Pope Orders New Rules on Relations Between Bishops, Religious Orders

By Francis X. Rocca - Catholic News Service on 04-Jan-14 20:01.

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(Francis X. Rocca - CNS) - Pope Francis said he has ordered a revision of what he called outdated Vatican norms on the relations between religious orders and local bishops, in order to promote greater appreciation of the orders' distinctive missions.

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Vocation to Fraternity Key to Peace - Pope Francis

By on 20-Sep-12 21:20.

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In his first message for the World Day of Prayer for Peace, Pope Francis says that our vocation to fraternity is "the pathway and key to peace." Fraternity, he says, is an essential human quality because we are relational beings. This fraternity begins in the family and creates the foundation for peace, since by its vocation the family is meant to spread its love to the world around it.

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Pope Francis: Refugees, the Elderly are the Outcasts of Society

By Independent Catholic News on 06-Dec-13 21:41.

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(ICN) - On Sunday, Pope Francis turned his attention to the dramatic predicament of migrants and refugees who do not always find a welcome, but often become victims of human trafficking and slave labour. Speaking to thousands of pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square for the Angelus, the Pope said that on this first Sunday after Christmas, the liturgy invites us to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family

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Peace and Joy be in Your Hearts and Homes this Christmas

By on 25-Dec-13 07:44.

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He came to be like us so that we could be like Him

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Christmas is not just a day, it is a way of life: Archbishop

By Catholic Ireland - Sarah McDonald on 03-Jan-13 22:23.

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(Sarah McDonald - Catholic Ireland) - Christmas is not just a day, it is a way of life, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said in his homily for Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. Asdressing the congregation gathered in St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin, the Archbishop warned that politics and economics had to be at the service of people.

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Pope Francis Documentary Becomes Amazon Bestseller

By Catholic News Agency on 23-Dec-13 09:23.

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(CNA) - A recent documentary on Pope Francis, “Francis: The Pope From The New World,” has become a bestseller on Amazon.com and at one point ranked number four in the documentary category.

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