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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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Bishop of Limerick Seeks to Open up Dialogue with Youth

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 01-Sep-13 22:34.

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Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland - Bishop Brendan Leahy has indicated he is particularly concerned about young people and is anxious to “open up a dialogue” with them.

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St John of God Sister Honoured for Lifetime of Service, Leadership

By www.catholicreligiousaustralia.org on 31-Aug-13 21:12.

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www.catholicreligiousaustralia.org - St John of God Sister Isobel Moran was given the Sr Maria Cunningham Lifetime Contribution Award for her enduring contribution to the Catholic health and aged care community in Australia. according to a media release from Catholic Health Australia (CHA).

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New LCWR Head Says Assessment is About Church's Future

By Catholic News Agency on 24-Aug-13 21:46.

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Catholic News Agency - Sister Carol Zinn, the newly elected head of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, said the Vatican’s doctrinal assessment of the conference is “much more about the future” of the Catholic Church and not primarily about the conference itself. “As women of the Church, we will discern how to move through the turbulent aftermath of the doctrinal assessment.”

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National Catholic Reporter Receives Hilton Foundation Grant for Coverage of Religious Sisters

By National Catholic Reporter on 23-Aug-13 20:38.

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The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded a grant of $2.3 million over three years that will allow the National Catholic Reporter Publishing Co. to embark on a groundbreaking project to give greater voice to countless Catholic sisters around the globe. With the use of the Hilton Foundation grant, NCR plans to build a network of editors and reporters not only to write about women religious, but to help them develop their own communication skills by working with them as columnists who report their own missions and challenges.

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Columban Order to Host Major Conference on Irish Missionary Monk

By Sarah McDonald - Catholic Ireland on 19-Aug-13 07:42.

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A major conference on the sixth century Irish missionary, St Columban, later this month will begin the commemorations ahead of the 1,400th anniversary of his death in 2015.

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New Project at Southwark Vocations Centre

By National Vocations UK Website and Catholic Herald on 28-Mar-13 23:30.

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Fr Stephen Langridge, vocations director for Southwark, is launching a new project for would-be seminarians in an effort to support their discernment and prevent them from being “John Boscos by day and John Travoltas by night”.

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LCWR Leader Hopes Assembly a Contemplative Experience for Attendees

By Catholic News Service on 09-Jul-13 21:23.

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The president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said organizers of this year's assembly hope attendees would find it to be a contemplative experience because "it is imperative to view religious life within the context of our faith and in an evolving world."

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Irish Religious Set Up New Ministry in Santiago de Compostella

By Catholic Ireland on 13-Aug-13 10:15.

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A new ministry of hospitality at Santiago de Compostela aimed at English-speaking pilgrims is being operated by a number of Religious from Ireland.

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"Hospitality Europe" Initiative Set Up with Hospitaller Sisters

By OH-FBF Website on 09-Aug-13 21:10.

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The Agreement between the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God and the Sisters Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to cooperate in the management of the Brussels office, named Hospitality Europe, was signed at the O.H. General Curia on August 7, 2013.

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Africa Regional Commission

By on 08-Aug-13 11:21.

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On 29 and July 30, 2013, the Africa Regional Commission was convened for its first meeting of the Sexennium at the Provincial Curia of the Province of St Augustine of Africa in Accra (Ghana).

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Nuncio to Join Irish Chaplaincy in Britain's Mayo Walk

By Sarah McDonald - Catholic Ireland on 06-Aug-13 07:22.

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The papal nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown, is due to take part in the Irish Chaplaincy in Britain’s fundraising walk along a famous famine route in Co Mayo later this month.

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Over 300 Young People Take Part in Dublin Prayer vVgil

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 30-Jul-13 12:37.

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The Archdiocese of Dublin is planning a follow up event in September to last week’s hugely successful World Youth Day in Brazil and the simultaneous ‘Rio in Dublin’ gathering.

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On Stormy Seashore, Pope Invites Young People to Follow Jesus

By Catholic News Service on 27-Jul-13 23:12.

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Even at its stormiest, the Sea of Galilee doesn't have waves like those pounding Copacabana beach, but Pope Francis asked young Catholics to imagine they were with Jesus on the seashore and he was asking them to follow him and share his love with others.

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Opening Mass of World Youth Day in Rio

By Independent Catholic News on 22-Aug-12 13:58.

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.Yesterday afternoon more than half a million young people participated in the opening Mass of the 28th World Youth Day, celebrated by the archbishop of St Sebastian of Rio de Janeiro, Mgr Orani Joao Tempesta, on the beach at Copacabana. At dusk, the large stage dominated by a blue cross was lit up with the colours of the Brazilian flag. Silence greeted the arrival of the Cross and the image of the Virgin of World Youth Day, carried in procession by young people from the five continents.

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