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Hospitality Europe General Meeting

By OH-FBF Website on 12-Dec-14 22:28.

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Dr Galasso, the General Secretary of Hospitality Europe updated the members on the main European Union issues being monitored by the Office, and in particular both the adoption of the EuropeanPillar of Human Rights and the operation of the European Solidarity Corps.

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Pope worries about Europe's fragmentation

By news.com.au on 22-Sep-13 07:07.

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Pope Francis is concerned about the "fragmentation" of Europe, the Vatican says, as Spain was dealing with a secession attempt by the region of Catalonia. Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's second-in-command, spoke at a conference in Rome organised by the association of European Catholic bishops (COMECE).

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Europe's women religious answer the call to help the growing refugee crisis

By Global Sisters' Report on 24-Dec-14 08:01.

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"While some convents are too small to offer much, some of the larger ones have offered hundreds of places to refugees after having their facilities checked," Salmaier told Global Sisters Report. "Some can provide long-term accommodation, while others have had to limit shelter to a few months only. And while many local communities were doubtful at first about having refugees in their midst, the atmosphere has quickly improved once they've seen the refugee children playing and laughing in our gardens."

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"The world needs to know that I don’t 'suffer' from Down syndrome"

By Catholic News Service on 07-Oct-15 18:05.

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In her own words, Bridget Brown is “a self-advocate, an inclusion advocate, an actress… and a young woman with Down syndrome.” She also loves her life and wants others to know that each and every person is precious.

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Majority of young Irish people feel church attendance is optional

By Catholic Ireland - Sarah McDonald on 09-Jan-13 23:02.

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“Minding your own business” is one of the moral values many Irish youth prioritise, while a majority of young Irish people feel that church attendance is optional (65%) according to a new study on Irish teenagers and young adults’ faith, worries and perceptions of Christianity.

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YOUNG PEOPLE, THE FAITH, AND VOCATIONAL DISCERNMENT - Synod to be held in 2018

By NRVC on 27-Jun-13 21:10.

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The next general assembly of Catholic bishops will take up the theme: “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment.” To prepare for this 15th Ordinary General Synod, Pope Francis has written a preparatory document and a letter to young people. There is also a special prayer written for young people. Read/download a summary of the preparatory document prepared by NRVC.

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General Commissions on Vocations Promotion and Formation

By OH-FBF Website on 24-Sep-11 22:43.

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The Brothers on the General Commission reported on the activities being carried out in the different regions in the field of vocations and formation in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. They then took stock of the work done in the regions for the Week of Prayer for Vocations, which is celebrated every year in the universal Church.

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Church can't be blind, deaf to people with special needs, Pope says

By Catholic News Service on 14-Sep-14 08:18.

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The Catholic Church must be welcoming and creative in finding ways to not let people's physical, psychological or intellectual limitations keep them from encountering God, Pope Francis said.

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National Office for Vocation launches Compass programme 2017-2018

By National Vocation Office UK on 29-Jun-17 16:49.

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The National Office for Vocation has launched the new season for vocation discernment to the Religious life. Young people considering a vocation to be a nun, monk, sister, priest or brother

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Over 100,000 people expected to attend Limerick Novena

By Catholic Ireland on 12-Jun-17 20:01.

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One of the biggest novenas to take place in Munster will this year focus on the family, it has been announced. Over 100,000 are expected to attend the Limerick Novena, which will run this year from 16 to 24 June at St Alphonsus’ Redemptorist Church on the South Circular Road in the city.

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Inauguration of the Homeless Shelter in Madrid

By OH-FBF Website on 03-Jul-12 14:19.

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On 14 May, the Superior General presided over the celebrations for the inauguration of the new facilities at the homeless shelter of Our Lady of Peace in Madrid, belonging to the Castile Province

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Archbishop Eamon Martin remembers the crew of Rescue 116 in his message for Saint Patrick’s Day 2017

By Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference on 30-Apr-15 17:42.

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Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland has sent warm greetings from the Cathedral City of Saint Patrick in Armagh to Irish people everywhere

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Vocation/Formation Meeting Central Europe

By OH-FBF Website on 23-Jul-14 08:56.

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Sr Ruth Pucher MC, presented the ?Religious VolunteerYear? project, of which she is the coordinator. Augustinian, Fr Manfred Krautsieder, explained what is the attraction of the ReligiousLife to men and women of our age.

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Want to aid vocations? Helping reduce debt is key, this group says

By CNA - Kevin Jones on 13-May-13 07:14.

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(CNA) Personal and student debt can slow down or prevent prospective seminarians and aspirants to religious orders from pursuing their vocations, but one organization with national scope aims to change that.

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Magi's journey reflects people's longing for God

By Catholic News Agency on 12-Sep-12 21:55.

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(CNS) The Magi had the courage to set out on a journey in the hope of finding something new, unlike Herod who was full of himself and unwilling to change his ways, Pope Francis said.

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