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Prayers for farm accident victims at National Ploughing Championship

By Anne-Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 30-Aug-11 20:43.

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A ‘walk of light’ for those killed and injured in farm accidents was part of the opening ceremony at the National Ploughing Championship on Tuesday (18 September). The procession was led with candles and a picture of wellingtons collected in 32 counties – each pair representing someone who has been killed or seriously injured in farm accidents.

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Interfaith prayer for planet is powerful witness to global family

By Catholic Online Susan Gately on 31-Aug-18 12:28.

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“The planet is our home, home for all of us, regardless of what faith or background we come from.” In perhaps a first for a World Meeting of Families, representatives of seven world religions came together to pray last week for the planet.

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Church revs up for October synod

By NRVC on 23-Jul-14 08:56.

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From October 3 to 28, bishops from around the world will come together in Rome to deliberate on the themes of "young people, the faith, and vocational discernment."

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New Project Promoted by Hospitality Europe

By OH-FBF Website on 20-Jul-18 09:26.

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The European Office of the Hospitaller Order in Brussels “Hospitality Europe” is delighted to learn from the communication issued by the Agency responsible for the European Union’s “Erasmus+” programme that it will finance the latest European project proposal recently submitted by the Hospitality Europe office

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Celebrate Water on National Holy Wells Day

By Anne-Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 18-May-18 10:45.

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Organisers of the annual National Holy Wells Day (NHWD) invite people to visit their local holy well and pray there for the protection and fair distribution of water. The sacredness of water and the tradition of holy wells will be celebrated on the second National Holy Wells Day on Sunday 17 June 2018.

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22nd April World Day of Prayer for Vocations

By Vatican Website on 09-May-13 21:25.

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The Holy Father said 2018 is a special year for vocations, because the Synod of Bishops will reflect on young people, especially “the relationship between young people, faith, and vocation”. He went on to say that “We are not victims of chance or swept up in a series of unconnected events; on the contrary, our life and our presence in this world are the fruit of a divine vocation,”

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Lent is time to notice God's work, receive God's mercy, pope says

By Catholic News Service on 03-Jan-13 09:46.

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Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said.

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What's a Brother?

By The Beacon on 02-Feb-13 10:29.

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But why a brother and not a priest? I always love this question because I think it’s rooted in our society of achievement. We live in a society where a higher rung on the ladder is coveted by those in it.

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Young adult delegates to pre-synod gathering span vocations

By Catholic News Agency on 03-Mar-15 22:03.

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The U.S. bishops have selected the young adult delegates who will represent the country at the pre-synod gathering in Rome this March, which will take place before the 2018 Youth Synod of Bishops in October.

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Why do some young people leave the Church? A new study investigates

By Catholic News Agency on 29-Apr-14 06:46.

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A national two-year study released this week offers a look at why young people are leaving the Church as early as age 13. The study was released today by St. Mary’s Press and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University (CARA).

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Religious Vocations in Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities

By Vocations Ireland on 29-May-16 10:23.

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This is a research project carried out on behalf of Vocations Ireland by Dr. Noelia Molina. The study report noted, “The Irish Catholic Church has been shaken to the very core of its structure,” by sex abuse and clericalism. This has coincided with steep declines in the practice of Catholicism in Ireland and much-reduced numbers and visibility of religious. Furthermore, religious themselves point to weak leadership in their own institutes and the wider Irish church as a problem.

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Hospitaller Order of St John of God on its future in Spain

By OH-FBF Website on 11-Jun-12 11:39.

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The Hospitaller Order in Spain has a network of 75 social and health care centres, 220 Brothers, about 12,000 employees and 3,600 volunteers. The Interprovincial Chapter for the three Spanish Provinces is taking place from the 15th-25th January looking at "The Future of Hospitality in Spain".

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Don’t let fear keep you from welcoming the stranger, Pope says

By Catholic News Agency on 21-May-12 22:02.

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“The sin is to refuse to encounter the other, to encounter the different, to encounter the neighbor, when this is in fact a privileged opportunity to encounter the Lord.”

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A group sculpture dedicated to St John of God

By OH-FBF Website on 09-Jul-12 22:32.

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A beautiful group sculpture dedicated to Saint John of God has just been inaugurated in Palencia (Spain), commemorating the 425th anniversary of the Order's presence in the city.

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