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All Ireland Hero Pays Tribute to Irish Missionaries

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland - Anthony Maher. Pic courtesy: GAA.ie on 12-Oct-14 07:09.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - "Missionaries continue to work in some of the most volatile, disadvantaged and challenging countries in the world and they do so selflessly and tirelessly" - Anthony Maher.

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Year of Consecrated Life - Creative plans are multiplying

By NRVC Newsletter on 11-Oct-14 20:26.

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The Year of Consecrated Life, designated by Pope Francis, begins November 30, the first Sunday of Advent. Around the world parishes, dioceses, and religious communities are forming plans for celebrating this year

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Brother Raymond Keane, RIP

By Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God on 11-Oct-14 08:32.

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Br. Raymond Keane, who died on Thursday 9th October , will be deeply missed by his Brothers in the Order, his family, friends and former work colleagues.

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“Days with Religious” for 2015 Year of Consecrated Life

By Vidimus Dominum - UISG on 09-Oct-14 07:42.

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(Vidimus Dominum) - As the Catholic Church prepares to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations is promoting “Days with Religious” initiatives and resources

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Church’s future lies in small faith communities: priest

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 06-Oct-14 21:03.

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Fr Neal Carlin has said his hope for the future of the Church is that small basic communities based on the charism of the local saint, will “sprout up all over Ireland, like small springs to again irrigate this holy land of ancient saints and scholars”.

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Pope Francis before synod – listen to 'beat' of the times, keep eyes on Christ 8832

By Catholic news agency on 05-Oct-14 20:19.

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(CNA) - In a prayer vigil set before the opening of the synod of bishops, Pope Francis said we must be attentive to the signs of the times to see the needs of the family by listening, being open and looking to the Lord.

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Celebrate Feast of Saint Francis with on-line Peace Concert

By ICN - Independent Catholic News on 04-Oct-14 14:24.

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(Independent Catholic News) - The US-based Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity have published a streaming Peace Concert on their website this month, to honour the Feast Day of St Francis and Pope Francis Intention of Prayers for World Peace.

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New Bishops' leader to Meet Radical Priests over Growing Vocations Crisis

By Irish Independent on 09-Aug-14 07:47.

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(Irish Independent) - A new figurehead in the Catholic Church has said he is willing to meet a radical association of priests to discuss the vocations crisis hitting the Irish Church.

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Bishop welcomes Chemin Neuf Community to Abbey in Cornwall

By Catholic Herald on 01-Oct-14 20:24.

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(Catholic Herald) - Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth has welcomed a Chemin Neuf (“New Way”) community to an abbey in Cornwall. The community, which was founded in France in the 1970s, will take over Sclerder Abbey from the Carmelites.

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Meeting on Ebola in Africa

By OH -FBF Website on 29-Sep-14 20:01.

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On 21 and 22 September2014, a meeting was held at the Curia of the St Augustine, Africa Province in Accra, Ghana, to discuss the Ebola epidemic situation in Sierra Leone and Liberia, countries where the Order is present.

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Ploughing 2014: Church in the ‘market square’

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 26-Sep-14 20:46.

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Among the 1,400 exhibits of all things worldly and agricultural at this year’s National Ploughing Championships which drew more than 200,000 people, were stands promoting faith, religious education, mission and vocations.

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Ebola - Poem of Hope

By Dr. Timothy P. Flanigan Blog on 26-Sep-14 20:22.

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Dr. Timothy P. Flanigan is currently in Monrovia, Liberia, to assist in efforts to battle the Ebola This poem was written by Dr Timothy Flanigan’s 8 year old son, Patrick.

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More aid required as Ebola crisis deepens

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 24-Sep-14 20:37.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) - City of Liberia put under quarantine resulting in 75,000 people being sealed into a densely-packed slum. Ebola is still not under control in Sierra Leone according to a spokesman for Edmund Rice Development, Br Pious Conteh.

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Fifty Years on the Ground in Togo

By OH-FBF Website on 24-Sep-14 20:23.

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The St John of God Hospital in Afagnan, Togo, was founded in 1964 by Brothers of th eLombardy-Venice Province and celebrates its' half-centenary this year.

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Merger between Hospitaller Order of St John of God and Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd

By OH -FBF Website on 21-Sep-14 07:02.

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The Commission overseeing the process of merging the Hospitaller Order of St John of God Fatebenefratelli (OH) and the Congregation of the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd (BGS )held another meeting on 15 and 16 September 2014, in Hamilton (Ontario).

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