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TV documentary on Franciscan tenor Friar Alessandro

By Independen Catholic News on 08-Apr-11 15:21.

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A TV documentary on the life of the recently-discovered recording artist Friar Alessandro is being screened in the UK this Sunday on Channel 5 at 11.25am.

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Catholic Printing Company Contributes to Religious Vocations

By UK National Vocation Office Website on 17-Oct-11 22:35.

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In welcoming the Year of Faith, The Catholic Printing Company of Farnworth has decided to help and encourage those who respond to their vocation to the Diiaconte, Priesthood and Religious Life, by printing free of charge services of ordination and solemn profession.

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The Relics of Blessed John Paul II at Tiber Island Hospital

By OH-FBF Website on 13-Dec-11 12:22.

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From 21 to 23 November, 2012, a relic of Blessed John Paul II was exposed at Tiber Island Hospital. Large numbers of patients and visitors flocked to see it.

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Pope Benedict XVI Opens Twitter Account

By Fox News on 24-Feb-11 11:40.

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Pope Benedict XVI is signing onto Twitter and starting in December will have his own account on that social network, which will be presented officially on December 3rd.

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New Radiant Light Website - Over 5,000 images by Elizabeth Wang

By Independen Catholic News on 25-Mar-12 18:03.

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The new Radiant Light website has been launched for the new liturgical year. It includes more than 5,000 images by Catholic artist Elizabeth Wang. They are arranged in galleries which deal with themes such as the Holy Trinity, the sacraments, the Mass, the Rosary, prayer, holiness, mission, and the love of Christ. Taken together, they form a visual catechism for a visual age.

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Olympic Skater to Speak at Towards Advent Festival

By Independen Catholic News on 21-Nov-12 11:31.

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A young Olympic speed-skating star will be special guest speaker at the 2012 Towards Advent Festival at Westminster Cathederal Hall this Saturday. Sister Catherine - born Kristen Holum - was an American speed-skater at the 1998 Olympics. She was born into a distinguished sporting family - her mother was a gold medal winner at the 1972 Olympics.

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Benedictine Abbot Calls for Debate to Re-Energise Church

By Pray Tell Website and The Tablet on 17-Feb-11 11:24.

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A senior and influential figure in the Swiss Church has issued a potentially incendiary appeal for church reform with a string of proposals to empower the laity. The Benedictine abbot, who is a member of the Swiss bishops’ conference, says his objective is to end the turf wars between conservatives and progressives which he believes are having a deadening effect on the Church.

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Religious Life Essential Part of the Church

By UK Religous Life Website on 21-Nov-12 22:53.

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Speaking to a conference organised by the Religious Life Institute in London, last month, Archbishop Joseph Tobin said that “religious orders are not simply an adornment of the Church they are an essential part of it.” This was, he emphasised, the conclusion of the debate surrounding the Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium.)

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St. John of God Order Represented on European JPI on Demographic Change

By OH-FBF Website on 10-Nov-12 21:41.

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Approval has recently been given to the request by Dr Carlo Gallasso, the representative of the Hospitaller Order in Brussels, to join the Societal Advisory Board of the Joint Programme Initiative on Demographic Change, a European action focusing specifically on extending life expectancy and on the progressive ageing of the European population.

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Jesus Expressed the Faith in Small 'Tweets'

By CNA on 03-Apr-11 21:56.

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A Vatican official urged Catholics to share the Gospel in a concise and eloquent way like Jesus, “who used only 78 Greek characters to express the faith, barely half of the amount used for a message on Twitter today.”

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Vatican Conference to Examine Catholic Identity in Health Care

By Matthew A. Rarey - CNA on 29-Apr-10 19:54.

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The Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers announced Nov. 13 that its upcoming international conference will discuss how health facilities can maintain a Catholic identity in secular societies.

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Religious Brother Who Founded Celtic FC Remembered

By on 12-Nov-12 18:54.

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While most fans of Scottish Premier League club Glasgow Celtic were celebrating their dramatic 2-1 victory over Barcelona in the Champions League this week, the club and its officials also took time out to remember the club's founder who was an Irish Marist Brother.

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New Vocations Leaflets from CTS

By UK National Vocation Office Website on 22-Jul-11 08:31.

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The Catholic Truth Society has teamed up with the National Office for Vocation UK, to produce a new series of leaflets to help communicate vocations

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Religious Brothers Release Gregorian Chant Album

By on 09-Nov-12 23:31.

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The Norbertine brothers of St. Michael's Abbey in Calif. have shared the beauty of Gregorian chant by releasing a new album on Nov. 6. The 13 tracks of “Gregorian Chant: Together on the Way,” includes liturgical texts, hymns, and a litany. The songs were recorded in the St. Michael Abbey chapel, located in Silverado, California.

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Bishops, Bloggers To Dialogue In ‘Encounter With Social Media’

By on 09-Nov-12 23:15.

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U.S. bishops will address the changing world of social media and its implications for the Church in a discussion with bloggers and other social media users in Baltimore, November 11. "An Encounter With Social Media: Bishops and Bloggers Dialogue" will precede the annual Fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

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