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Bishop donated body to science!

Paglia praises generosity of bishop who donated body to science after death – Domenico Agasso Jr.Fabrizio Assandri, in Vatican Insider, 25-01-2017 The bishop in question is the bishop emeritus of Girona, Camprodon i Rovira. The new president of the Pontifical Academy for Life...

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A Brave New Self-help World

Happymon Jacob, in the Hindu,  FEBRUARY 21, 2017   UPDATED: FEBRUARY 21, 2017 01:03 IST                       (Note: Francis Pappa used to advise, nay exhort youngsters, ever since the World Youth meet in Brazil, to go and mess-up things where institutions...

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Trump Era’s Catholic Mirror

President, pope, critics – Ross Douthat, in New York Times,  Feb.. 15, 2017 (Note: This article was forwarded to us by our friend Arul Louis as it provides a wide variety of views on President Trump, Pope Francis and global politics going through...

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Young India getting Lost? Deviance of the juvenile

Anupriyo Mallick, in the Statesman, Kolkata,February 15, 2017 | 04:03 AM (Note:  The strength of a nation is its young, educated, disciplined and hardworking youth. Europe is aging. That is its weakness: shortage of young productive hands. Fortunately India is...

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After my fast, BJP offered me crores to contest Manipur polls

(Published   in Deccan Chronicle, Feb 13, 2017 – pic: 44-year-old rights activist Irom Sharmila (Photo: AP)  Irom Sharmila claims –  Manipur will vote for 60 assembly constituencies which is to be held in two phases (Note: Sharmila richly deserved the title...

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New report exposes India’s mistreatment of minorities

 Religious/ethnic mistreatment, India – Ritu Sharma, in Matters India, India. February 13, 2017 It elaborates on how laws discriminate against Christians and Muslims. (In the pic: Indian Catholics celebrate Christmas Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Allahabad late on Dec. 24, 2016. Last year...

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Francis is a dangerously misguided Pontiff?

Steve Bannon contacting Catholics who share his suspicion Francis is a dangerously misguided  Pontiff (Jason Horowitz, More on Bannon in The New York Times , February 7, 2017) While Trump, a twice-divorced president who has boasted of groping women, may seem an unlikely ally of traditionalists in the Vatican, many of...

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US Church vs politics – The President and the Bishops

By Michael McGough in the Tablet UK, 09 February 2017 (Note: The UK’s national Catholic weely Tablet, is bright, brief and begone, in its comments on the state of thinking among US hierarchy. (“Intelligenti paucca”) Few words are enough to get the...