Author: Almayasabdam

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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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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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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...

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Open Letter to the bishops on Jalandhar issue

Readers are aware of the recent developments on the agitation seeking removal/arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar. Five nuns, belonging to the Missionaries of Jesus, are on an indefinite sit-in-demonstration in Kerala demanding the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal...

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NINE ELEVEN MATTERS!

   *Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ September 11, 2018   Nine eleven matters because on this date in 1906, Mahatma Gandhi launched his non-violent resistance campaign at a historic mass meeting in Johannesburg South Africa. It was the birth of a...

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BEYOND 377

  A crisp and lucid article by Chhotebhai on the recent Supreme Court judgement on striking down of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and its probable impact on society including the Church.  Isaac Gomes, Asso. Editor, Church Citizens'...

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Inside the Vatican Magazine : Letter #53, 2018

Cover image: The New York State attorney general, Barbara Underwood, has launched an investigation into whether Roman Catholic institutions covered up allegations of sexual abuse of minors. CreditTodd Heisler/The New York Times   In his letter No. 53 from the...

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Mother of Refugees and Displaced

  A very enlightening and compact article by Fr Cedric Prakash on St Teresa of Calcutta, whom most Calcuttans and many in the world still call "Mother Teresa", as Pope Francis mentioned during her Canonisation two years ago on 4th...

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Whither Pope  Francis? Please don’t dither now

 Chhotebhai Editorial Note: Once again, we are blessed with one of our top contributors with his considered views on Pope Francis caught  between the devil and the deep sea! Amidst the sad and shameful catastrophe of cardinals and bishops drowning...