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Br. Siby Sebastian Makes Solemn Profession at the General Curia

By OH-FBF Website on 10-Sep-12 21:25.

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The 8th September 2012 was a great and joyful day for the St. Thomas Province of India and for the General Curia. Bro. Siby Sebastian who belongs to the Indian Province made his solemn Profession at the General Curia of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God at Nocetta in to the hands of Prior General Bro. Donatus Forkan

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Pope to Bring Gift of Catechisms to Lebanese Youth

By John Newton and Reinhard Backes - ICN on 10-Sep-12 21:08.

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Pope Benedict XVI will be distributing copies of a new Arabic translation of the Catholic Church’s youth catechism during his visit to Lebanon. The first copies of YOUCAT in Arabic are set to be distributed on 15 September at a youth meeting with Pope Benedict during the pontiff’s visit to the country. Youth meeting coordinator Fr Toufic Bou Hadir said the 300-page book “has inspired many of the youth in the Arabic world” – even before its translation into their native tongue.

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Presentation Brothers Celebrate Two New Professions in Kerry

By Sarah McDonald - Catholic Ireland on 07-Sep-12 22:40.

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The Presentation Brothers in Ireland are celebrating the profession of two new young members from Ghana in a ceremony in Killarney on Wednesday. Augustine Dassah (29) and Callistus Nero (28) made their First Profession in the presence of a large congregation of local well-wishers during Mass at the Franciscan Friary in the Co Kerry town.

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First Meeting of Directors of the Order's Centres for the Homeless in Europe

By on 06-Sep-12 22:50.

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The first meeting of the Directors of the Hospitaller Order’s social services for the homeless in Europe took place at the General Curia this week. The meeting, promoted and organized by Carlo Galasso, in charge of the Order’s European Office in Brussels, in cooperation with the Spanish Interprovincial Commission “Juan Ciudad” , and Joan Uribe, director of the Social Services of the Order in Barcelona, was opened by the Prior General Br. Donatus Forkan and Br. Rudolf Knopp, First General Councillor.

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Paralympian Stefanie Reid on Faith and Sport

By independent Catholic News on 30-Aug-12 11:21.

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Stefanie Reid, suffered a terrible accident when she was 16. During her talk at the Flame Youth Conference in March this year she spoke about her life and described how her faith helped her follow her dream of becoming a world class runner. I am so thankful every day that I get to live out one of my dreams - to be a professional athlete. I have wanted to do this since I was five and competed in my first school sports day. I played everything from basketball, to cross country, to swimming to ballet, and then at 12, I fell in love with rugby. It was my goal to play internationally.

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Twelve Begin Formation for Priesthood at Maynooth

By on 29-Aug-12 09:24.

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The twelve first-year seminarians include three from the diocese of Dublin, two from Down & Connor, two from Kerry and one each from Clogher, Cloyne, Ferns, Meath and Raphoe. Last year, 13 men began studies in Maynooth, while in 2010 the figure was 10 while in 2009, it was 24.

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Lay are, "... Truly Co-Responsible for the Being and Action of the Church" - Pope

By Gerard Bennett - CNS on 27-Aug-12 23:42.

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As Catholics prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, all church members need to make a renewed effort to ensure laypeople are aware of their responsibility for the church and are allowed to exercise it, Pope Benedict XVI said.

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Priest voted France's Favourite - Again

By BBC News Europe on 21-Aug-12 11:36.

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A Roman Catholic priest who has spent most of his life championing the poor, homeless and unemployed has again been voted France's favourite personality, French LCI TV reported.

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Christ in the City - Missionary Organisation for Young People

By Catholic News Agency on 18-Aug-12 08:15.

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Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver blessed and inaugurated the new Denver headquarters for Christ in the City, a missionary organization for college-aged young people who serve the poor and homeless.

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'Godpods' to open in September at Glenstal

By Fintan Deere - Catholic Ireland on 18-Aug-12 07:54.

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The first of two hermitage-style accommodation units modelled on ancient monastic beehive huts will come on stream in Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick, in the next month. The Benedictine abbey’s 'Godpods' will be made available for guests who wish to take time out for private reflection or rest.

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Adult Education in the Faith Needed in Ireland

By The Tablet and Clerical Whispers on 16-Aug-12 21:13.

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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the Church can no longer "simply presume that the faith will automatically be passed from one generation to the next or be lived to the full by its own members". He said there was a need for adult faith formation which addresses adult questions about religion.

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Korean Province Embarks on New Project at Evergreen Village

By Korean Province Website on 14-Aug-12 09:40.

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On the 9th August last the Korean Province held the ground breaking ceremony for the new Respite Centre for persons with learning disability at Gaewha-dong, Kangseo-gu, Seoul. This project is part of a larger proposed project “the Evergreen Village”. On completion of the Respite Centre, it is hoped to embark on the second stage, the building of a Centre for older persons with learning disability.

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Australian Catholic Bishops Conference to Host Largest Youth Festival Since WYD 2008

By on 14-Aug-12 08:33.

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In December 2013 the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference will host the first Australian Catholic Youth Festival. The Festival will be held in the Archdiocese of Melbourne from Thursday December 5th to Saturday December 7th and gather up to 4000 young Catholics from year 9 students to those 25 years of age.

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US Sisters Consider Questions of the Future of Religious Life

By Joshua J. McElwee National Catholic Reporter on 12-Aug-12 19:42.

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With exhortations to "live on the edge," "give hope" and be open to those who feel "spiritually homeless," the gathering of about 900 representatives of U.S. Catholic sisters considered questions of the future of religious life.

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World Youth Day to Include Vocation Emphasis

By NRVC Website on 11-Aug-12 20:43.

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With a theme of “Go make disciples of all nations,” the 2013 World Youth Day to be held in Rio de Janeiro will have ample opportunity for young people to begin considering a religious vocation. Registration has been opened till the end of August for congregations, movements, and religious communities to have a place in the Vocational Fair at World Youth Day (WYD) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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