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Young Irish Pilgrims Arrive in Rio for WYD

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 22-Jul-13 07:10.

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The majority of the Irish Church’s one hundred and seventy young pilgrims who are taking part in World Youth Day in Brazil are due to arrive in Rio de Janeiro today..

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Younger Sisters See Smaller Orders Ahead, But Say Future Still Bright

By Copyright (c) 2013 Catholic News Service/U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops - Picture Giving Voice Website on 21-Jul-13 07:21.

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Some of Sister Chero Chuma's friends back in Kenya think she wasted her visa to the United States by becoming a religious and joining an order of mostly elderly nuns in the Seattle area.

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La Nocetta: Half a Century of History

By OH-FBF Website on 19-Jul-13 07:15.

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July 3rd this year marked the 50th anniversary of the inauguration, at La Nocetta, of the St John of God International College (Collegio Internazionale San Giovanni di Dio) and 50 years since the Holy See issued its approbation to erect it as a Canonical House.

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Contemplative Monk Creates Comic Book to Teach Faith

By Catholic News Agency on 17-Jul-13 22:59.

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Building on his lifelong love of comic books, an Eastern Catholic monk has authored a short graphic novel, “The Truth is Out There,” to help explain the truths of the faith in an understandable way.

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'We Must Find New Language to Communicate Gospel'

By Independent Catholic News on 17-Jul-13 07:01.

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Failure to communicate the Gospel in a way which 21st century society understands has resulted in a growing number of young people who don’t know what Christmas and Easter are all about, according to the Most Reverend Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark in London.

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Creating a Culture of Vocation ‘Essential’ says Vocations Director

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 16-Jul-13 07:04.

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Four Irish delegates were among almost seventy participants representing 21 Catholic Bishops’ conferences in Europe who attended the European Vocations Service Conference recently in Rome. Bishop Donal McKeown, along with Fr Willie Purcell, National Coordinator for Diocesan Vocations, and Fr Ignatius McCormack as well as Ann-Marie Gallagher, Director of Vocations Ireland, also joined 6,000 young people discerning a vocational journey in a Marian procession in the Vatican Gardens.

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Vocations Ireland Participates in Pilgrimage for those on Vocational Journey

By Vocations Ireland Website on 13-Jul-13 20:36.

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Vocations Ireland attended the Pilgrimage for seminarians, novices and those on a vocational journey in Rome July 4 - 7 to mark the Year of Faith.

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WYD Cross and Marian Icon Arrive in Rio de Janeiro

By National Catholic Register on 11-Jul-13 22:19.

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The World Youth Day Cross and Icon of the Virgin Mary arrived July 6 in Rio de Janeiro, where they will remain until the conclusion of the July 23-28 gathering of young people and Pope Francis.

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St John of God European Project for the Homeless

By OH-FBF Website on 11-Jul-13 07:02.

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It was announced last week that the application, submitted a few months ago by the Order’s Brussels office, to obtain funding for a European project has been officially approved. This funded project will bring together, for the first time, all the centres of Hospitaller Order which offering shelter and assistance to homeless and marginalised people, and forms part of the work which the European office is fostering specifically in this sector.

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Pilgrims with Disabilities to have Special Attention at WYD

By Independent Catholic News on 08-Jul-13 06:26.

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Pilgrims with physical, hearing, visual and intellectual disabilities will have all the support and assistance necessary to participate in the catechesis activities and main events, from those in Copacabana all the way to those of the Campus Fidei, without losing any of the emotion of World Youth Day (WYD) Rio 2013. 120 national and international volunteers will be trained and will assist with those individuals

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Gospel Rapper Baliva at Catholic Underground

By Independent Catholic News on 06-Jul-13 08:01.

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The talented gospel rapper, BALIVA is headlining at this Saturday's Catholic Underground at St Patrick's Church in Soho Square. BALIVA says he believes that God loves all types of music and that it is our responsibility to use our skills and talents to worship God and proclaim the good news to everyone.

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Battling the Elements on a Bicycle for Poor Youth

By Independent Catholic News on 02-Jul-13 17:30.

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Bracing wind, rain and stormy conditions in the Peak District, a priest undertook a 100-mile bicycle ride to raise funds to send youngsters from a poverty stricken part of Brazil to World Youth Day.

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First Meeting of Extended General Council

By OH-FBF Website on 01-Jul-13 06:37.

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The Extended General Council comprises the members of the General Definitory and the two Regional Delegates, Brother Joseph Smith (Asia-Pacific and North America) and Brother Jairo Enrique Urueta (America Latina). In future, the Enlarged Council could also include other members,

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Archbishop Launches 'Rio in Dublin' Ahead of WYD

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 29-Jun-13 08:31.

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Speaking at the launch of a specially organised Dublin youth faith festival which will coincide with WYD2013 in Brazil at the end of July, the Archbishop said one of the things anybody who goes to a world youth day says is that they never knew there were so many other young people who shared their faith.

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Vocations Fair for World Youth Day

By UK National Vocation Office Website on 28-Jun-13 07:03.

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Want to discover your vocation, the calling God has for you? The Vocation Fairs could be the perfect place for you to encounter the will of God. Almost 150 new communities and religious congregations are expected to be present at the stands at Quinta da Boa Vista.

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