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New General Council Elected

By OH-FBF Website on 05-Nov-12 22:06.

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Today the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God elected it's General Council, the four newly elected members of the General Council will assist the Prior General in the governance of the Order for the next six years.

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St. John of God Sisters Receive Award

By Giselle Lapitan - CRA on 04-Nov-12 08:47.

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The State Heritage Award received by the Sisters of St John of God early this year for the Broome Heritage Centre has given them opportunities for greater civic engagement in Western Australia. More significantly, the recognition has helped the congregation clarify their goals on the healing of memories that are steeped in the painful history of the Stolen Generati

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Jesuit Priest Evangelizes Online, on TV and at the Altar

By on 03-Nov-12 23:17.

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In mid-September, two of the loudest personalities in Catholicism today -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and comedian/faux political pundit Stephen Colbert -- gathered for an intimate discussion of faith and humor with students at Fordham University in the Bronx, N.Y.

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New Prior General Elected

By OH-FBF Website on 01-Nov-12 23:43.

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Br. Jesus Etayo, was today, elected Prior General of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God. Br. Jesus is a native of Fustinana, Pamplona, Spain and is 52 years old. He iis a member of the General Council with responsibility for he areas of animation and goverance of the life of the Brothers, Co-Workers, Vocations and Formation, Pastoral Care and Bioethics throughout Europe.

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New Book on Catholic Movements in Ireland

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 16-Oct-12 17:41.

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There is still a vibrant Catholic faith in Ireland in spite of the recent scandals that have rocked even the most faithful. This is according to ciNews writer Susan Gately, whose new book, God’s Surprise - the New Movements in the Catholic Church, brings to the fore the, “extraordinary faith,” of those involved in Catholic movements.

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What is the New Evangelisation?

By National Catholic Reporter on 13-Oct-12 20:29.

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Since the late Pope John Paul II coined the phrase in an address to Latin American bishops in the late 1970s, Catholic thinkers, writers, theologians and pastors have debated what the new evangelization really means.

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Pope Presents Vatican II Messages for Laypeople to Change World

By Sarah Delaney Carol Glatz Catholic News Service on 12-Oct-12 22:02.

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In a gesture recalling how the Second Vatican Council sought to enhance the connection between the church and the world, Pope Benedict XVI handed out copies of the council's messages for laypeople in various walks of life.

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Many Catholics Considering Religious Vocations, Study Finds

By Catholic News Agency on 11-Oct-12 17:15.

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“Although many speak of priest shortages and steep declines in the number of men and women religious, the survey reveals that there is no shortage of individuals who seriously consider these vocations among never-married Catholics in the United States,” the report said.

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Opening of Year of Faith

By Catholic Culture.org on 10-Oct-12 21:36.

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The Year of Faith begins on October 11 and concludes on November 24, 2013, the Solemnity of Christ the King. The opening ceremony “is an opportunity to revisit that event which left such a deep mark on the life of the Church in the twentieth century.

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Rediscover Journey of Faith to Personal Relationship with Christ says Cardinal

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 09-Oct-12 21:08.

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Cardinal Seán Brady has called on Catholics in Ireland to continue the path to renewal by rediscovering the journey of faith, which leads to a personal relationship with Christ that fills our hearts with love.

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Irish Patrician Brother Fundraising for Papua New Guinea

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 07-Oct-12 18:39.

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A Patrician brother who is on a visit to his native County Laois has been raising funds to educate young people in Papua New Guinea. Brother Rice wants to raise €10, 000 to fund the education programme. While he is home in Laois, he has published articles in all the local press about the project he would dearly love to progress when he returns to his mission in November.

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Evaluating Charismatic Management

By OH-FBF Website on 03-Oct-12 19:03.

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\"Charismatic Management in the Hospitaller Order of St John of God: a guide for evaluating and improving our apostolic mission\". This newly produced document is in reponse to a request made at the 2008 Europe Regional Conference to design a tool for evaluating Charismatic Management. The document will be circulated to all Provinces over the next few weeks.

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\'Religious are an Essential Part of the Church\'

By Gemma Simmonds - Independent Catholic News on 02-Oct-12 18:43.

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Speaking to a conference organised by the Religious Life Institute in London on Saturday, 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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Mary McAleese Publishes Analysis of Vatican II

By independent Catholic News on 01-Oct-12 20:49.

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In Quo Vadis, her first book since leaving the Presidency of Ireland, Mary McAleese has produced a masterful and highly accessible study of how Vatican II’s teachings on collegiality, or how power and responsibility were to be shared between the Pope and the college of bishops within the Catholic Church, have either been sidetracked or not yet come to fruition, depending on how you interpret the events which followed the Council up to the present day.

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Franciscans Welcome Six New Members

By Sarah McDonald - Catholic Ireland on 29-Sep-12 22:43.

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The Franciscans in Ireland have expressed great satisfaction over the news that three young men have joined their novitiate while another three young men have just begun postulancy. Five of the men are destined to serve in the Irish province and one of the postulants will join the English province.

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