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Media Blitz can Help Youth Find Gospel in Digital Deluge

By Catholic News Service on 02-Feb-13 22:37.

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The best way the church can be heard and seen amid the deluge of the information age is to launch a media blitz of simple answers to life's deepest questions, a young Catholic journalist told a Vatican news conference.

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Brigid's 'Camino' Launched

By Catholic Ireland on 31-Jan-13 23:46.

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A new pilgrim walk or Irish ‘camino’ has been launched in Kildare as part of Feile Bride. The Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage or Slí Bhride takes nine days to complete and runs 70 miles or so between St Brigid’s Shrine in Faughart, Co Louth to St Brigid’s monastic city in Kildare town.

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Early New Year Meeting of the General Council

By OH-FBF Website on 30-Jan-13 21:32.

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It has now become a tradition for the General Council to meet at the beginning of every year in a special session to programme its activities. This year the session was held in two places at two different times. The first part was in Rome at La Nocetta on 8-10 January, and the second meeting convened in Granada near the mortal remains of St John of God, on 21-23 January.

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RTE Documentary Focuses on Dedicated Missionaries

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 30-Jan-13 08:52.

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Filmmaker, Ruán Magan , who made On God’s Missions has taken a more in-depth look at the lives of missionaries in a new documentary airing on RTE 1, on Thursday evening at 10.15pm. Lifers, as the program is called, refers to a prison life sentence of 30 years which is also the average period Irish missionaries spend working in the service of the poor and oppressed, and often in dangerous and isolated conditions. Lifers, as the program is called, refers to a prison life sentence of 30 years which is also the average period Irish missionaries spend working in the service of the poor and oppressed, and often in dangerous and isolated conditions.

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Killed While reaching out to Others

By Vidimus Dominium on 29-Jan-13 07:12.

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Sister Rima, 40, from Aleppo, a member of the Teaching Sisters of Dorothy-Daughters of the Sacred Hearts, was killed on 15 January in a bomb blast that killed 87 people at the Aleppo university. she was involved in the local youth mission, running a female boarding school near the University.

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CARA Study on "New Brothers and Sisters Professing Religious Vows" Published

By USSCB on 25-Jan-13 23:46.

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"New Sisters and Brothers Professing Perpetual Vows in Religious Life," a report on a survey conducted by the Georgetown University-based Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), is just published. The survey was commissioned by the U.S. bishops' Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations.

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Social Networks Need More Logic, Love and Less Ranting, Rage

By Catholic News Service on 25-Jan-13 09:38.

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Social media need to promote more logic, kindness and Christian witness than bluster, star-status and division, Pope Benedict XVI said.

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CORI: Conversations for the Year of Faith

By CORI Website on 22-Jan-13 21:28.

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CORI (Conference of Religious of Ireland) have compiled and published five prayer pamphlets for this special Year of Faith. They can be downloaded from their website.

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New Year, a New Office in Brussels

By OH-FBF Website on 21-Feb-11 11:52.

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This month, the European Office of the Hospitaller Order will continue its work in the new headquarters at the Brussels Inter-Diocesan Centre, in Rue Guimard 1.

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Explore A Way with Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

By Anne Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 14-Jan-13 09:46.

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The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) plan to send lay missionaries to South Africa this June in a new initiative. MSC Vocations Director, Fr Alan Neville, has put out a call for men and women, aged of 25 and 40, who will volunteer three months of their time over the summer. Ideally applicants should have skills in teaching, mechanics, carpentry, nursing, electricity, or medicine, but preparatory training will also be provided.

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New Director General for CORI

By CORI Website on 10-Jan-13 23:44.

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CORI is delighted to announce the appointment of Fr. Peter Rogers ofm cap. as the new Director General. He will take up his appointment on 17 June next. Meanwhile Pat O’Donovan rsm will act as DG from January to June.

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Ooberfuse to Launch World Youth Day Single with Free London Concert

By Independen Catholic News on 03-Jan-13 22:23.

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Ooberfuse are debuting their new single, Go, inspired by the theme of 2013 World Youth Day, upping the ante for the largest youth rally on the planet hosted later this year in Rio, Brazil. Their song is the first English song released for World Youth Day 2013.

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Silver Jubilee of Br. Felix Jung Korean Province

By Website of the Korean Province on 01-Jan-13 22:11.

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Just before Christmas Br. Felix Jung celebrated the Silver Jubilee of his religious profession. Renewing his vows into the hands of the Provincial Br. John Jung.

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"Discovering the Embers Under the Ashes"

By Christa Pongratz-Lippitt is an Austrian correspondent for the London-based weekly Catholic magazine The Tablet. - NCR on 31-Dec-12 09:22.

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A fiery appeal for church reform by an influential Swiss abbot has attracted widespread attention throughout Europe, and has, moreover, been welcomed by the future president of the Swiss bishops’ conference

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Prior General’s Christmas Message

By OH-FBF Website on 24-Feb-11 10:18.

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The message of Christmas, that Christ, light and hope of the world, who came to dispel our darkness, and who shone through the life and works of our Founder, St. John of God, should help us to renew and revitalise our faith in this Year of Faith, is the message of the Prior General to the whole Hospitaller family this Christmas.

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