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Christmas is the Embodiment of Hope

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 21-Dec-14 21:33.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - In their joint message for Christmas, the Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops of Clogher have expressed solidarity with families whose loved ones have been forced to go overseas for work.

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Count down to Christmas by counting your blessings, Pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service on 16-Dec-14 23:29.

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(Cindy Wooden - CNS) - No saint was ever known for having a "funeral face," Pope Francis said; the joy of knowing one is loved by God and saved by Christ must be seen at least in a sense of peace, if not a smile.

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Our faith must be a 21st century faith: Archbishop

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 15-Dec-14 22:32.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - Many who decry the errors of the recent past quickly forget “how much all of us in our own way were part of a culture of empty celebrity in the days of prosperity”.

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Men Religious Moving Forward in Hope Final Report

By NRVC Website on 13-Dec-14 22:32.

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(NRVC) - Those who took part in the winter 2013-14 workshop for men religious reported that the event spurred them to take concrete action. Learn what kind of pro-vocation steps participants have taken by reading the final report.

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New NRVC Study on Families and Vocation

By NRVC Newsletter on 10-Dec-14 21:46.

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This winter NRVC is launching a new study on a relatively unexplored aspect of vocation: family life and its effect on entrance to vowed and ordained life.

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Discernment will be a priority for Vocations Ireland

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 10-Dec-14 21:24.

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New laywoman appointed director of Vocations Ireland says people will be encouraged to look at vocation in a wider sense. Margaret Cartwright, who is married with three adult daughters, said she was looking forward to her new role and asked for prayers.

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Advent meditations for Pope delve into meaning of peace

By Catholic news agency on 21-May-14 21:59.

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Papal preacher Father Raniero Cantalamessa gave his first advent homily to Pope Francis, touching on the biblical meaning of the word peace – both as a gift from God and a longing of the human heart.

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Vocations Promotion and Formation - Meeting of the European Officers

By OH -FBF Website on 05-Dec-14 23:25.

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The meeting of the European Provincial Vocations Promotion and Youth Pastoral Ministry officials was held at the General Curia on 3-4 December 2014.

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Veritas donates large Nativity to School

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 18-Oct-14 19:32.

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The religious publisher and retailer, Veritas, on Tuesday donated a large Nativity to a school which caters for children with moderate, severe and profound intellectual disability

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Pope Francis to consecrated men, women: Leave your nests!

By Catholic news agency on 30-Nov-14 22:11.

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(CNA) - Religious men and women are called to leave their “nest” and bring the Gospel to the peripheries, said Pope Francis in a video message marking the vigil of the Year for Consecrated Life.

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We must throw off defensiveness & be led by the Spirit

By Independent Catholic News on 30-Nov-14 21:24.

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(ICN) - Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Saturday at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul and in his homily reflected on the need for Christians to be guided by the Holy Spirit who is able to kindle diversity, multiplicity and, at the same time, bring about unity.

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Pope authorizes plenary indulgence for Year of Consecrated Life

By Catholic News Agency on 28-Nov-14 22:43.

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On the occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life that begins this weekend, Pope Francis has allowed the faithful to receive plenary indulgences, under the normal conditions.

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Primate Launches Online Calendar for Advent

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 29-Sep-14 07:30.

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The Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, on Tuesday launched a specially commissioned 2014 Advent calendar to coincide with the beginning of Advent on Sunday 30 November.

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Pope tells 'haggard' Europe that human dignity is key to renewal

By Catholic news agency on 25-Nov-14 21:04.

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Pope Francis’ address to the European Parliament touched on a variety of issues, all of which, he said, ought to promote the “centrality” of the human person so that a true cultural renewal can be attained.

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Pope Francis: All Christians are called to be missionaries

By Independent Catholic News on 22-Nov-14 20:49.

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(ICN) - All Christians - not just "the few" - are called to go out to proclaim the joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis said today in his address to more than 700 participants in Italy’s National Missionary Congress,

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