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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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Creating a Culture of Vocation ‘Essential’ says Vocations Director

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 16-Jul-13 07:04.

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Four Irish delegates were among almost seventy participants representing 21 Catholic Bishops’ conferences in Europe who attended the European Vocations Service Conference recently in Rome. Bishop Donal McKeown, along with Fr Willie Purcell, National Coordinator for Diocesan Vocations, and Fr Ignatius McCormack as well as Ann-Marie Gallagher, Director of Vocations Ireland, also joined 6,000 young people discerning a vocational journey in a Marian procession in the Vatican Gardens.

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WYD Cross and Marian Icon Arrive in Rio de Janeiro

By National Catholic Register on 11-Jul-13 22:19.

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The World Youth Day Cross and Icon of the Virgin Mary arrived July 6 in Rio de Janeiro, where they will remain until the conclusion of the July 23-28 gathering of young people and Pope Francis.

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St John of God European Project for the Homeless

By OH-FBF Website on 11-Jul-13 07:02.

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It was announced last week that the application, submitted a few months ago by the Order’s Brussels office, to obtain funding for a European project has been officially approved. This funded project will bring together, for the first time, all the centres of Hospitaller Order which offering shelter and assistance to homeless and marginalised people, and forms part of the work which the European office is fostering specifically in this sector.

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Young People Begin Summer of WYD Events

By Archdiocese of Liverpool on 11-Jul-13 06:49.

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Bishop Tom Williams celebrated an open air Mass with Liverpool's World Youth Day and Lourdes Youth Pilgrims before they head off to Rio and Lourdes later this month. The Mass on Sunday was in the grounds of Lowe House Church, St Helens; the home of Animate Youth Ministries.

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All Catholic Faithful Are Called to Be Missionaries, Pope Francis Says

By The National Catholic Register on 08-Jul-13 22:07.

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In his July 7 Angelus reflection, Pope Francis reminded those gathered in St. Peter’s Square that all of the faithful are called to be missionaries, spreading the Gospel message.

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Pilgrims with Disabilities to have Special Attention at WYD

By Independent Catholic News on 08-Jul-13 06:26.

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Pilgrims with physical, hearing, visual and intellectual disabilities will have all the support and assistance necessary to participate in the catechesis activities and main events, from those in Copacabana all the way to those of the Campus Fidei, without losing any of the emotion of World Youth Day (WYD) Rio 2013. 120 national and international volunteers will be trained and will assist with those individuals

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Meeting of the Europe Formation Commission

By OH-FBF Website on 06-Jul-13 08:39.

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The first meeting on Vocations Promotion/Pastoral Care for the Europe Region met on 4 and 5 July, 2013 at the General Curia, attended by Brothers and co-workers responsible for Vocations Promotion/Pastoral Care in the European Province, namely:

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Gospel Rapper Baliva at Catholic Underground

By Independent Catholic News on 06-Jul-13 08:01.

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The talented gospel rapper, BALIVA is headlining at this Saturday's Catholic Underground at St Patrick's Church in Soho Square. BALIVA says he believes that God loves all types of music and that it is our responsibility to use our skills and talents to worship God and proclaim the good news to everyone.

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Six thousand young people bear witness to their vocation

By Catholic Ireland on 03-Jul-13 06:46.

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On the 1st July in the Holy See Press Office a presentation was given for the “Great Event of the Year of Faith,. The event will begin on 4 July with a pilgrimage to the tomb of St. Peter. It will depart from the gardens of Castel Sant'Angelo and continue along the entire length of Via della Conciliazione, concluding at St. Peter's Basilica where Cardinal Angelo Comastri will address those present.

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Battling the Elements on a Bicycle for Poor Youth

By Independent Catholic News on 02-Jul-13 17:30.

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Bracing wind, rain and stormy conditions in the Peak District, a priest undertook a 100-mile bicycle ride to raise funds to send youngsters from a poverty stricken part of Brazil to World Youth Day.

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Resource for Vocations' Ministry

By Catholic Religious Australia Website on 01-Jul-13 20:22.

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Being Catholic, the online web resource for Catholic educators founded by Jonathan Doyle, presents a series of vocation videos which feature interviews of religious men and women and their vocation story, with the latest in the series featuring Good Samaritan Sister Linda Caswell

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First Meeting of Extended General Council

By OH-FBF Website on 01-Jul-13 06:37.

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The Extended General Council comprises the members of the General Definitory and the two Regional Delegates, Brother Joseph Smith (Asia-Pacific and North America) and Brother Jairo Enrique Urueta (America Latina). In future, the Enlarged Council could also include other members,

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