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WE TOO – HUM BHI!

            # chhotebhai     The “Me Too” moment seems to have arrived in India, with long suppressed secrets of sexual harassment tumbling out of the dark recesses of memory, to shame and shock the mighty – be they journalists,...

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M.J. Akbar should have resigned Or else, asked to go

Untenable: on M.J. Akbar – ​EDITORIAL IN THE HINDU, OCTOBER 15, 2018.  Note: Given below are two editorials from the Hindu: one on M.J. Akbar and another on Mulakkal, both in connection with sex abuse and patriarchy, in civil society and...

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ROMERO: SAINT FOR OUR TIMES

*Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ     On Sunday 14 October, Pope Francis will canonize seven women and men as saints of the Catholic Church. Each of these have proved outstanding in holiness and contributed in significant ways to help make...

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Youth synod of old men!

Cover image: Pope Francis talks with Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri (second left) as they leave after addressing the opening of the Synod of Bishops on Oct. 3, 2018 at the Vatican. (Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP)   LA CROIX INTERNATIONAL Fr. Myron...

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Dangerous saints for desperate times

Photo credit : Julie Lonneman   By National Catholic Reporter Editorial Staff Oct 12, 2018   Note: Pope Paul VI became famous and notorious for two things: 1.  His arch conservative birth control encyclical and 2. Opposition to liberation theology of...

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Non-violence is the only way!

*Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ   Cover image: Mahatma Gandhi when he was practising as an attorney in South Africa. He is seated in front of a window bearing his name, on the left is H S L Polak then his...

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THE CELIBATE DEBATE – Chhotebhai

Hardly have I seen articles more challenging than those of the author Chhotebhai. Most of his catches are more or less like that – much bigger than even the boat. Chhotebhai is peeling a fishy item here. The bang will take...

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CATHOLICS JOIN GANDHIAN COMMEMORATION

chhotebhai     KANPUR: The Catholics of Kanpur joined a large number of Gandhians, social and civic activists in a commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of his sesquicentennial (150th) birth anniversary on 1st October.   The commemoration was...

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FRIGHTENING FRANCO FIASCO

Cover Image: Bishop Franco Mulakkal. Express photo. # chhotebhai Blitz, the weekly brought out by R.K. Karanjia, had three Fs on its masthead – Free, Frank, Fearless. The blitzkrieg that has hit the Catholic Church in India over the last...

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Third Millennial Catholic Reformation

Look ahead, not back to become a salt pillar! Third Millennial Catholic Reformation From ccri-advisors Report of ST meeting Sept. 20, 2018 – John A. Dick, Ph.D., S.T.D.  Note: This is from the latest circular Rene Reid of the Catholic Church Reform International...