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Pope Francis has Message for Europe's Religous Orders

By Fusion on 02-Mar-11 22:41.

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The Australian Province of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate has a proud tradition of meeting the needs of young people through contact with them in our Parishes, Colleges, Rosies and other youth ministries.

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Jesuit Priest Evangelizes Online, on TV and at the Altar

By on 03-Nov-12 23:17.

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In mid-September, two of the loudest personalities in Catholicism today -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and comedian/faux political pundit Stephen Colbert -- gathered for an intimate discussion of faith and humor with students at Fordham University in the Bronx, N.Y.

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New Book on Catholic Movements in Ireland

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 16-Oct-12 17:41.

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There is still a vibrant Catholic faith in Ireland in spite of the recent scandals that have rocked even the most faithful. This is according to ciNews writer Susan Gately, whose new book, God’s Surprise - the New Movements in the Catholic Church, brings to the fore the, “extraordinary faith,” of those involved in Catholic movements.

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Bishops' Interns Make Silent Retreat

By independent Catholic News on 15-Oct-12 18:29.

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Eight women and men in their 20s, who are undertaking a year's internship funded by the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, have made their first ever silent weekend retreat at Loyola Hall.

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Pope Presents Vatican II Messages for Laypeople to Change World

By Sarah Delaney Carol Glatz Catholic News Service on 12-Oct-12 22:02.

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In a gesture recalling how the Second Vatican Council sought to enhance the connection between the church and the world, Pope Benedict XVI handed out copies of the council's messages for laypeople in various walks of life.

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Many Catholics Considering Religious Vocations, Study Finds

By Catholic News Agency on 11-Oct-12 17:15.

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“Although many speak of priest shortages and steep declines in the number of men and women religious, the survey reveals that there is no shortage of individuals who seriously consider these vocations among never-married Catholics in the United States,” the report said.

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Opening of Year of Faith

By Catholic Culture.org on 10-Oct-12 21:36.

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The Year of Faith begins on October 11 and concludes on November 24, 2013, the Solemnity of Christ the King. The opening ceremony “is an opportunity to revisit that event which left such a deep mark on the life of the Church in the twentieth century.

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Pope Benedict XVI Convenes Bishops to Confront ‘Tsunami’ of Secularism

By on 20-Jan-11 12:06.

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Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council revolutionized life inside the Roman Catholic Church, hundreds of bishops from around the world are gathered in Rome to confront an external threat: a mounting tide of secularization.

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\'Religious are an Essential Part of the Church\'

By Gemma Simmonds - Independent Catholic News on 02-Oct-12 18:43.

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Speaking to a conference organised by the Religious Life Institute in London on Saturday, 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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New Director of Vocations Ireland at Ploughing Championship

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 01-Oct-12 20:19.

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The newly appointed director of Vocations Ireland, Ann-Marie Gallagher, was present at the Ploughing Championship. The young laywoman from Sligo was having a baptism of fire, having been at the Higher Options careers exhibition in the RDS, Dublin, last week and on the Vocations Ireland stand at the National Ploughing Championship in Wexford this week.

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Benedictine Abbots Ask What Attracts Vocations?

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service on 27-Sep-12 19:06.

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Benedictine abbots from around the world gathered in a monastery atop the Aventine Hill in Rome to discuss what has been happening in their monasteries, how they can work together and how they can reach out to the rest of the world.

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Irish Pioneering Sisters Remembered at International Presentation Association Assembly

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 24-Sep-12 18:23.

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More than 80 Presentation Sisters from around the world have gathered in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, for the 6th International Presentation Association (IPA) Assembly.

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Dominicans pray for and celebrate vocations

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 20-Sep-12 20:51.

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The Irish Dominican Friars celebrated two first professions and the arrival of five new novices last weekend, bringing to 22 those in formation with the order.

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Seventeen Men Begin Studies at Allen Hall Seminary

By on 18-Sep-12 21:58.

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Seventeen students have joined Allen Hall Seminary to train as priests this year - eleven of them will be hoping to serve in the Diocese of Westminster. The new academic term started on 11 September 2012. The men, who come from backgrounds as diverse as A&E nursing, social work, IT consultancy and stockbroking are to embark on a new journey led by their faith in Christ. The new year group includes members of religious orders and other dioceses across England. In total there are now 56 men training at Allen Hall.

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Order’s Second International Seminar on Projects and Fundraising

By OH-FBF Website on 18-Sep-12 22:42.

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On the 5th and 6th September the Second International Seminar-Workshop on Projects and Fundraising was held in Chiclayo (Peru). The purpose of the Meeting, following on the work performed last year in Cuzco, was to continue using synergies to ensure, that against a background of changes and great challenges, the America Region will continue to make progress through sharing experiences and learning from best practices, in relation to the daily work, and to ensure the viability, sustainability and mission of the Centres, consolidating the work of the International Cooperation Project Management and Fundraising.

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