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Ignore 'Prophets of Doom' Predicting End of Religious Life, Pope Says

By National Catholic Register on 05-Feb-13 12:23.

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Pope Benedict XVI asked nuns, brothers and priests not to listen to the "prophets of doom" who say consecrated life has no future or that it has no meaning in today's world.

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Abbot Martin Werlen on Church Reform, Tradition, and Being With One Another

By Pray Tell Website on 04-Feb-13 20:36.

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Benedictine Abbot Martin Werlen of Einsiedeln Abbey in Switzerland, who is also a member of the Swiss bishops’ conference, has become well known for his firm but gentle words on Church reform.

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Religious Life a Sign of Contradiction in Today’s Efficient World

By Asia News IT on 03-Feb-13 21:48.

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"In societies concerned with efficiency and success," religious life, "marked by the 'minor' things, the weakness of the small, empathy with those who have no voice, becomes an evangelical sign of contradiction. "

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Meeting of the Provincials of the Asia Pacific Region

By OH-FBF Website on 03-Feb-13 08:28.

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The Provincials met in Vietnam January 28-30, 2013 with the General Delegate Brother Joseph Smith. One of their priorities is the establishment of a ?Regional Centre For Hospitaller Formation? by 2014. The main focus of such a centre being the formation of formators.

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Media Blitz can Help Youth Find Gospel in Digital Deluge

By Catholic News Service on 02-Feb-13 22:37.

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The best way the church can be heard and seen amid the deluge of the information age is to launch a media blitz of simple answers to life's deepest questions, a young Catholic journalist told a Vatican news conference.

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Brigid's 'Camino' Launched

By Catholic Ireland on 31-Jan-13 23:46.

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A new pilgrim walk or Irish ‘camino’ has been launched in Kildare as part of Feile Bride. The Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage or Slí Bhride takes nine days to complete and runs 70 miles or so between St Brigid’s Shrine in Faughart, Co Louth to St Brigid’s monastic city in Kildare town.

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Early New Year Meeting of the General Council

By OH-FBF Website on 30-Jan-13 21:32.

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It has now become a tradition for the General Council to meet at the beginning of every year in a special session to programme its activities. This year the session was held in two places at two different times. The first part was in Rome at La Nocetta on 8-10 January, and the second meeting convened in Granada near the mortal remains of St John of God, on 21-23 January.

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Killed While reaching out to Others

By Vidimus Dominium on 29-Jan-13 07:12.

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Sister Rima, 40, from Aleppo, a member of the Teaching Sisters of Dorothy-Daughters of the Sacred Hearts, was killed on 15 January in a bomb blast that killed 87 people at the Aleppo university. she was involved in the local youth mission, running a female boarding school near the University.

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Order's Road Map for Next Six Years

By on 25-Jan-13 09:23.

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Following the General Chapter of the Order in October last year, the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God has just published its action plan and priorities for the next six years.

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Social Networks Need More Logic, Love and Less Ranting, Rage

By Catholic News Service on 25-Jan-13 09:38.

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Social media need to promote more logic, kindness and Christian witness than bluster, star-status and division, Pope Benedict XVI said.

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CORI: Conversations for the Year of Faith

By CORI Website on 22-Jan-13 21:28.

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CORI (Conference of Religious of Ireland) have compiled and published five prayer pamphlets for this special Year of Faith. They can be downloaded from their website.

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Mass to Mark 200th Anniversary of Edmund Rice Brothers in Dublin

By Catholic Ireland - Presentation Brothers Website on 02-Feb-12 22:45.

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A special mass to commemorate 200 years of ministry by the Presentation Brothers and the Christian Brothers in the Archdiocese of Dublin took place at the weekend.

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Feast of Conversion of St. John of God - Order's Day of Prayer for Vocations

By St. John of God Vocation Team on 14-Jan-13 12:35.

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Today the St. John of God Order celebrates the Feast of the conversion of St. John of God. A defining moment in John's vocation journey. As such it is also a special day of prayer for vocations in the Western European Province (England/Ireland/ US/ Malawi and Zambia).

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Preparing for Peace Sunday

By Independent Catholic News on 16-Jan-13 13:59.

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Parishes around the country are preparing to celebrate Peace Sunday with Pax Christi on 20 January. As well as focusing on the peace message during Mass on 20 January, some parishes will mount exhibitions, others will hold vigils, some will create special children's peace liturgies.

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New Director General for CORI

By CORI Website on 10-Jan-13 23:44.

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CORI is delighted to announce the appointment of Fr. Peter Rogers ofm cap. as the new Director General. He will take up his appointment on 17 June next. Meanwhile Pat O’Donovan rsm will act as DG from January to June.

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