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Occupy Advent and the Vatican: A revolution of hope

By Alex Mikulich on 04-Jul-11 11:50.

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In this time of global and national decline, economically, socially and morally, how do we take up the spiritual task of waiting this Advent?

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Religious Life – “I come to praise this life, not bury it.”

By Heidi Schlumpf - NCR on 29-Nov-11 09:51.

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Reports of the demise of religious life, to paraphrase Mark Twain, are greatly exaggerated, said theologian Sr. Sandra M. Schneiders, in a talk on “The Future of Religious Life”.

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New Leadership Team for Diocesan Vocations

By National Diocesan Vocation Conference on 25-Nov-11 11:44.

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Fr. Willie Purcell from the Diocese of Ossory heads up the new 'Leadership Team' for the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors.

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Irish religious do whatever it takes

By Arthur Jones, NCR Book Review Editor on 24-Nov-11 09:48.

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Catholic Ireland has its woes yet the life of the church goes on -- particularly where the religious are concerned. Pragmatic nuns, brothers and priests simply do whatever it takes.

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First Profession in Nine Years

By Catholic Ireland on 24-Oct-11 22:06.

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The first profession to religious life in over nine years took place in Mount saint Joseph's Cistercian Monastery in Roscrea in County Tipperary recently

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'Year of Faith' Announced

By CNA on 18-Oct-11 21:50.

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Pope Benedict XVI has declared a “Year of Faith” which will begin in October 2012, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.

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Wexford Family Has Three Vocations

By Sean Ryan CI News on 17-Sep-11 22:43.

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In a time of decreasing vocations, a County Wexford family has bucked the trend with the ordination of a second family member and a third studying for the priesthood in England.

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Sports-loving Tipperary priest uses hurling to encourage vocations

By Sean Ryan CI News on 08-Sep-11 11:03.

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A novel idea by a Clonmel based priest promoting vocations in the diocese of Waterford & Lismore generated huge interest from his local parishioners ahead of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final between Tipperary and Kilkenny

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St. John of God ‘Youth’ Meet

By APIPC on 30-Aug-11 19:54.

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Prior to World Youth Day a meeting of young Brothers, co-workers and volunteers of the St. John of God Family took place at the Brothers' House in Madrid.

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Pope Benedict XVI defends the dignity of the disabled

By Dsvid Kerr on 22-Aug-11 23:35.

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Pope Benedict XVI visited a center for mentally and physically disabled young people as part of his World Youth Day visit to Madrid.

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Year of the Family – Couples Meeting

By on 15-Aug-11 22:47.

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The Indian Province’s programme for "The Year of the Family of Saint John of God" includes a number of gatherings of members of the Family. The latest was the Couples’ Meet

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LCWR Begins Next Step in Reexamination of Religious Life

By Monica Clark NCR West Coast correspondent. on 15-Aug-11 22:24.

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"We sense that something new is emerging," said St. Joseph Sr. Carol Zinn, a member of conference's executive committee, "but we certainly don't yet know what it will look like."

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Pope to emphasise again the importance of silence and adoration at WYD Madrid

By Gerard Bennett (source: CNS) on 08-Aug-11 10:16.

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Pope Benedict XVI has put his own stamp on the church's celebration of World Youth Day, and it's especially clear in the gathering's moments of prayer.

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New Vatican Prefect for Religious Emphasizes Rebuilding Trust

By David Kerr on 05-Aug-11 12:55.

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The new Vatican prefect for consecrated life says his key job is “rebuilding a relationship of trust” with religious orders

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Vietnamese Brother Celebrates Golden Jubilee of Religious Profession

By APIPC on 05-Aug-11 13:22.

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Brother Peter Nguyen Manh Duy celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his religious profession during the General Canonical Visitation of the Province.

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