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Respond to the Lord's Call, Encourages Pope Francis

By Catholic News Agency on 05-Aug-13 09:06.

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During his Angelus address today, Pope Francis asked the crowds to pray with him that the World Youth Day pilgrims will continue to respond to God’s call in their daily lives. “I ask you to join me in praying that the youth who have participated in World Youth Day can translate this experience into their daily journey,” the Pope said.

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Synod of Consecrated Women

By on 03-Aug-13 21:51.

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The largest and most significant International Women’s Assembly of the Catholic Church, which has been defined as the Synod of Consecrated Women, has just come to a close. Convened every three years by the International Union of Superiors General (UISG), the Plenary Assembly took place in Rome from May 3rd to May 8th. More than 800 Congregational Ministers, hailing from 76 countries and representing the almost 800,000 consecrated women of apostolic life living all over the world were present.

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Author Sets Out New Theory on Origins of St. Patrick

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 15-May-12 20:34.

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A new book written by a Wicklow-based Church of Ireland clergyman looks set to challenge long held traditions about the country’s national saint. ‘Rediscovering Saint Patrick: A New Theory of Origins’ has just been published by Columba Press. The author, Rev Marcus Losack, is a lecturer and pilgrim leader and he believes his research has located the true origins of St Patrick.

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Teens Pack 100,000 Meals for Poor in Africa

By Catholic News Agency on 02-Aug-13 07:56.

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Participants at a youth conference in Atlanta helped feed the hungry of Burkina Faso, Africa, by volunteering to package more than 100,000 meals.

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'Symbolon' Programme Aims to Improve Adult Faith Formation

By Catholic News Agency on 31-Jul-13 11:49.

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The Denver-based Augustine Institute has launched its new Symbolon program aimed at improving adult faith formation overall, and in particular the process of welcoming converts into the Church.

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'go, do not be afraid and serve'

By on 29-Jul-13 09:14.

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There was jubilation among the three million young people camped on Copacabana Beach on Sunday morning as Pope Francis arrived to celebrate the final World Youth Day Mass. The Holy Father offered three simple ideas: “Go, do not be afraid, and serve”.

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"I Want the Church to Go Into the Streets"

By Independent Catholic News on 27-Jul-13 22:42.

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On Friday Pope Francis added an extra visit to the official programme; he went to Rio Cathedral to greet an exuberant crowd of young Argentinians. Speaking colloquially, he said: “I want the Church to go out into the streets,

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World Youth Day a Seedbed for Consecrated Vocations

By Father Jeffrey Gubbiotti of Ansonia, Conn. on 17-Jul-12 09:16.

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Previous events have fostered a flood of U.S. vocations, and Church officials anticipate a similar response among Rio's WYD 2013 pilgrims.

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Opening Mass of World Youth Day in Rio

By Independent Catholic News on 22-Aug-12 13:58.

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.Yesterday afternoon more than half a million young people participated in the opening Mass of the 28th World Youth Day, celebrated by the archbishop of St Sebastian of Rio de Janeiro, Mgr Orani Joao Tempesta, on the beach at Copacabana. At dusk, the large stage dominated by a blue cross was lit up with the colours of the Brazilian flag. Silence greeted the arrival of the Cross and the image of the Virgin of World Youth Day, carried in procession by young people from the five continents.

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Pope Francis Warmly Welcomed in Rio de Janeiro

By on 24-Jul-13 07:42.

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Pope Francis has arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to take part in World Youth Day. An estimated two million young people are expected to attend. This visit marks his first overseas journey. As he left the Alitalia plane, he was welcomed by President Rousseff to cheers and applause from the waiting crowd. A choir sang and he was presented with a bouquet of flowers

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Young Irish Pilgrims Arrive in Rio for WYD

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 22-Jul-13 07:10.

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The majority of the Irish Church’s one hundred and seventy young pilgrims who are taking part in World Youth Day in Brazil are due to arrive in Rio de Janeiro today..

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Younger Sisters See Smaller Orders Ahead, But Say Future Still Bright

By Copyright (c) 2013 Catholic News Service/U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops - Picture Giving Voice Website on 21-Jul-13 07:21.

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Some of Sister Chero Chuma's friends back in Kenya think she wasted her visa to the United States by becoming a religious and joining an order of mostly elderly nuns in the Seattle area.

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Bishop McKeown Selected as Bishop Catechist for WYD

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 20-Jul-13 06:07.

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Bishop Donal McKeown of Down and Connor has been selected as one of the bishop catechists who will provide catechesis to English-language pilgrims attending next week’s World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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La Nocetta: Half a Century of History

By OH-FBF Website on 19-Jul-13 07:15.

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July 3rd this year marked the 50th anniversary of the inauguration, at La Nocetta, of the St John of God International College (Collegio Internazionale San Giovanni di Dio) and 50 years since the Holy See issued its approbation to erect it as a Canonical House.

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Contemplative Monk Creates Comic Book to Teach Faith

By Catholic News Agency on 17-Jul-13 22:59.

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Building on his lifelong love of comic books, an Eastern Catholic monk has authored a short graphic novel, “The Truth is Out There,” to help explain the truths of the faith in an understandable way.

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