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Jesuit Challenges Some of the Myths Around Prayer

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 26-Sep-13 21:16.

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(Sarah McDonald - Catholic Ireland) - The Director of the Australian Catholic Film and Broadcasting Office who is also the author of ‘Where the Hell is God?’ is in Ireland this week to promote his new book Forty-nine-year-old Dr Richard Leonard’s latest publication is titled ‘Why Bother Praying?’ In it the Jesuit explores the question of why we pray and what does praying do for us, for God and for the world.

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Curial Reform, Role of Laity Top Subjects in Council Meetings

By Catholic News Agency on 05-Apr-12 21:39.

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In their final day of meetings with Pope Francis, the group of eight cardinals defined concrete steps in curial reform and specified that the role of the laity will be a significant area of focus in the future. The council of cardinals – formed by the Pope to advise him in areas of reform and governance within the Church – began their first set of meetings Oct. 1, and finished on Thursday.

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General Commission on Pastoral Care

By OH-FBF Website on 04-Oct-13 11:52.

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In his words of welcome to the members of the Pastoral Care Commission, the Prior General, Brother Jesús Etayo stressed the importance of Pastoral Care which, he said, ?forms part of our Hospitaller Order?s DNA?.

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BRO: Men with Hope to Bring - New Documentary on Brothers

By Nich Perez, CSC - Kickstarter Webside on 01-Oct-13 12:42.

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(Nich Perez, CSC) - A documentary on a group of men in the Catholic Church who live their lives with the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. This 90-minute feature focuses on the lives of "consecrated men" from different parts of the world; individual stories of hope of religious brothers who work as teachers, lawyers, social workers and etc., as they live in community and in service of others.

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The Priests Lend Their Support to ‘Living Church’ Congress

By Anne Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 30-Sep-13 09:06.

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(Anne Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland) - “A major event” was how Fr Eugene O’Hagan from the renowned singing group The Priests described the Down and Connor Congress which he attended and sang at on Saturday.

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St. John of God Fundraising Alliance Dublin (Ireland)

By OH-FBF Website on 31-Mar-12 09:11.

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The last meeting of the St John of God Fundraising Alliance scheduled for 2013 was held on September 20, in Dublin, at the Provincial Curia of the Province of Western Europe. In addition to reporting on the projects and activities being implemented by each of the member organisations co-ordinated by the Missions and International Cooperation Office (UMICOI), the members devoted considerable time to sharing and reflecting on fundraising: "How we raise funds?, and ?traditional and new fundraising methods".

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Famous Catholic Apologist to Address Dublin Conference

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 29-Sep-13 06:50.

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(Sarah McDonald - Catholic Ireland) - The well known Catholic apologist and scientist, Fr Robert Spitzer, is to address a conference in Dublin in mid October on the evidence in contemporary physics for God. Fr Spitzer, a physicist, is a founder and President of the Magis Institute, a non-profit organisation dedicated to public education concerning the complementary relationship among the varied disciplines of physics, philosophy, reason and faith.

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“Ploughing the Field and Sowing the Seed”

By Frances Dignan on 26-Sep-13 08:18.

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Vocations Ireland at the Ploughing Championship - This year Vocations Ireland marked it’s 7th year of attendance at the National Ploughing Championships. Vocation’s Ireland is the association of Vocation Directors for the Religious Congregations in Ireland. Many of the Religious volunteer to help out at the stand over the three days.

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Pope Says Focus on Morality can Obscure Gospel Message

By Francis X Rocca - Catholic News Service on 27-Aug-13 07:48.

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(Francis X. Rocca -Catholic News Service) In a lengthy and wide-ranging interview with one of his Jesuit confreres, Pope Francis spoke with characteristic frankness about the perils of overemphasizing Catholic teaching on sexual and medical ethics.

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Former Peace Activist Becomes a Nun

By Editor Catholic Ireland on 18-Jul-13 06:22.

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(Editor - Catholic Ireland) - It may seem a long journey from Greenham Common’s peace camp to religious life, but a former member of the 1980s peace movement, who has just been professed, sees no contradiction between the two.

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Renewal is at Heart of New Evangelization

By Catholic News Agency on 17-Aug-13 22:36.

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(CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics today are being called to renew their own faith in order to share the Gospel with the modern world, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.

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St Maximilian Kolbe’s Story Draws Thousands to West End

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 19-Aug-13 07:54.

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(Sarah McDonald - Catholic IIreland) Almost 3,000 tickets have been bought for Ten Ten Theatre’s new production of David Gooderson’s powerful play ‘Kolbe’s Gift’ which will be staged in London’s West in October.

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Youth Build Multi-Faith Community in Bossey, Switzerland

By Vidimus Dominum Website on 10-Sep-13 11:36.

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(Vidimus Dominum Website) - Young people of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths have recently created a unique community at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland. Together they seek to break religious stereotypes, promote mutual respect and enhance their understanding of religions beyond the conflict paradigm

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Three Men Make First Vows as Presentation Brothers

By Presentation Brothers Website on 09-Sep-13 07:08.

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(Presentation Brothers website) African music echoed through the Church of the Resurrection in Killarney on Saturday (7th September) during a special ceremony which saw three men make their first vows as Presentation Brothers.

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New Encyclical on Poverty

By Catholic News Agency on 06-Sep-13 06:51.

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(CNA) A new encyclical that is being written by Pope Francis will help address how to live out a vow of poverty in the modern world, according to one cardinal. “How to define poverty is not easy today because it’s not a question of radical poverty,” Cardinal Prosper Grech, an Augustinian friar, told CNA Sept. 3, “but an encyclical on poverty will help all religious orders to define how to really live poverty in our societies.”

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