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Olympic Skater to Speak at Towards Advent Festival

By Independen Catholic News on 21-Nov-12 11:31.

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A young Olympic speed-skating star will be special guest speaker at the 2012 Towards Advent Festival at Westminster Cathederal Hall this Saturday. Sister Catherine - born Kristen Holum - was an American speed-skater at the 1998 Olympics. She was born into a distinguished sporting family - her mother was a gold medal winner at the 1972 Olympics.

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Benedictine Abbot Calls for Debate to Re-Energise Church

By Pray Tell Website and The Tablet on 17-Feb-11 11:24.

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A senior and influential figure in the Swiss Church has issued a potentially incendiary appeal for church reform with a string of proposals to empower the laity. The Benedictine abbot, who is a member of the Swiss bishops’ conference, says his objective is to end the turf wars between conservatives and progressives which he believes are having a deadening effect on the Church.

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Religious Life Essential Part of the Church

By UK Religous Life Website on 21-Nov-12 22:53.

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Speaking to a conference organised by the Religious Life Institute in London, last month, Archbishop Joseph Tobin said that “religious orders are not simply an adornment of the Church they are an essential part of it.” This was, he emphasised, the conclusion of the debate surrounding the Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium.)

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St. John of God Order Represented on European JPI on Demographic Change

By OH-FBF Website on 10-Nov-12 21:41.

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Approval has recently been given to the request by Dr Carlo Gallasso, the representative of the Hospitaller Order in Brussels, to join the Societal Advisory Board of the Joint Programme Initiative on Demographic Change, a European action focusing specifically on extending life expectancy and on the progressive ageing of the European population.

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Pope: Message to Youth Ahead of Rio 2013

By Vatican Radio on 19-Jan-11 10:22.

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On Friday the Vatican published Pope Benedict XVI's much anticipated message to young people as they begin the countdown to World Youth Day celebrations in Brazil, July 2013.

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Loyola Institute's Course in Catholic Theology "a Milestone

By Sarah McDonald - Catholic Ireland on 18-Oct-12 07:53.

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The establishment of the Loyola Institute at Trinity College Dublin, offering an academic programme in Catholic theology, has been described as, “a milestone in the institutional development of Catholic theology in Ireland

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Jesus Expressed the Faith in Small 'Tweets'

By CNA on 03-Apr-11 21:56.

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A Vatican official urged Catholics to share the Gospel in a concise and eloquent way like Jesus, “who used only 78 Greek characters to express the faith, barely half of the amount used for a message on Twitter today.”

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Nun Honoured for Her work with Prisoners Abroad

By FintanDeere - Catholic ireland on 22-Aug-11 23:22.

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Sr Agnes Hunt who has devoted a large part of her life to helping Irish people who fall foul of the law abroad was conferred with the Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award last weekend

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Launch of UK National Vocations Framework

By UK National Vocation Office Website on 15-May-12 07:51.

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For the past month, the National Office for Vocation has been touring the country to launch The National Vocations Framework, in order to help those involved with vocations work know where their efforts should be focused and how they can receive national support.

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Religious Brother Who Founded Celtic FC Remembered

By on 12-Nov-12 18:54.

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While most fans of Scottish Premier League club Glasgow Celtic were celebrating their dramatic 2-1 victory over Barcelona in the Champions League this week, the club and its officials also took time out to remember the club's founder who was an Irish Marist Brother.

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New Vocations Leaflets from CTS

By UK National Vocation Office Website on 22-Jul-11 08:31.

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The Catholic Truth Society has teamed up with the National Office for Vocation UK, to produce a new series of leaflets to help communicate vocations

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Religious Brothers Release Gregorian Chant Album

By on 09-Nov-12 23:31.

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The Norbertine brothers of St. Michael's Abbey in Calif. have shared the beauty of Gregorian chant by releasing a new album on Nov. 6. The 13 tracks of “Gregorian Chant: Together on the Way,” includes liturgical texts, hymns, and a litany. The songs were recorded in the St. Michael Abbey chapel, located in Silverado, California.

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Bishops, Bloggers To Dialogue In ‘Encounter With Social Media’

By on 09-Nov-12 23:15.

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U.S. bishops will address the changing world of social media and its implications for the Church in a discussion with bloggers and other social media users in Baltimore, November 11. "An Encounter With Social Media: Bishops and Bloggers Dialogue" will precede the annual Fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

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Young Hospitallers Launch New Website

By Province of Aragon Website on 08-Nov-12 09:11.

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The St. John of God Young Hospitallers in Spain, have launched a new website which will outline their activities, provide information on the charism and values of the St. John of God Order , as well as the events which the young hospitallers organise throughout the year; youth camps, volunteer experiences, prayer and personal growth as well as vocational discernment.

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Program to Help Those Considering a Vocation in Religious Life Commences Soon

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 06-Nov-12 22:14.

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Vocations Ireland has announced that exploreAway 2012 – 2013 will commence on the first weekend of Advent from November 30 to December 2. This is the second exploreAway, a program for single men and women between the ages of 21 and 40, to look into religious life and the priesthood in a reflective and prayerful environment. Last year seven people participated in the series of weekends to discern their vocation

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