Author: almayasabdam

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US polls: Gap narrowing

Sep 12, 2016, Editorial in Asian Age (Note: Donald  Trump, treated as joke of Republican party’s presidential candidate, seems to be narrowing  in the gap and may even overtake Clinton by the time voting is due. That will make many...

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RSS, BJP and India’s Independence Struggle

September 5, 2016 Ajay Ghosh , in  Universal Newsnetwork (Note: The question discussed here is who started and led India’s freedom struggle, the Congress led by Gandiji and Nehru or the RSS. All have short memories of historical facts.What Gandhiji wanted was...

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Young people are leaving the faith. Here’s why

By Mark Gray, Our Sunday Vivitor Newsweekly, 8/27/2016   Many youths and young adults who have left the Church point to their belief that there is a disconnect between science and religion. Fewer young people are staying Catholic. (Note:  Arul Louis in...

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MISSING THE SAINT FOR THE MIRACLES

(Note: Chhobebhai needs no introduction.  He is known to the Indian Laity as a very committed Catholic and a prolific writer.  Here is a profound, thought-provoking and fearless article by Chhotebhai – Isaac Gomes)   After watching the canonisation ceremony...

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Poverty Elimination first!

Make action on poverty, a national priority – NCR Editorial Staff , Sep. 7, 2016 In the pic: A person sleeps on a sidewalk in New York City Aug. 11, 2015. (CNS/Justin Lane, EPA) (Note: “He has sent me to preach the good news...

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Mother Teresa: Whose Legacy? R L Francis

The procedure for the canonisation of Mother Teresa is going full steam in the Vatican. It will be a triumph for the Roman Catholic Church and Pope John Paul II. But the Pope and Catholic theologians do not realise they...

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Mother Teresa a Humanitarian Icon

Editorial  in Indian Express, September 5, 2016 Mother Teresa reached out to those that state and society had failed. (Note: Actions speak volumes and louder than a books full of words and lecturing. With one gesture of rejecting any banquet...

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Little Hope In An Unequal World

By Ajay Ghosh, Editorial, in Universal News Nerwork, Aug.29/ 16 (Note:  The  title itself is self evident. The world has been so all the time. Inequality among humans – in social, cultural,  religious,  economic and political domains — has brought only misery,...

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The burkini debate: What or what not to wear

By Tina Beattie, in The Tablet UK, Sept.1, 2016. The row over burkinis is a reminder not only of the attitude of Islam to women’s bodies but also of the presumptions about the female form in Christianity, Judaism and secular society....

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Us Jesuits atone for slave trade!

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY TO FAVOUR DESCENDANTS OF SLAVES IN ADMISSIONS PROCESS  By James Roberts, in Tablet uk, 01 September 2016 The new measure is to atone for its slave-trading past Georgetown University in Washington D.C. is to give preferential status in its admissions process to descendants...

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A Layman’s Guide to Canonization

(Note:  CCV's Isaac Gomes reproduces an article on Layman's Guide to Canonisation which appeared in the Hindustan Times on 28th August, 2016,) What is Canonisation? Canonisation is the act by which the Pope declares that a person practiced heroic virtue...

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CCRInt’l Press Release – Urges New Department for the Laity…..

Catholic Reform Group Urges New Department for the Laity, Family, and Life to Actively Collaborate with Lay-led Initiatives (Note: Catholic Church Reform Group Int’l, headed by Rene Reid, has forwarded the following message for immediate release.Yes, what is urgently needed now, that is, after conducting two...

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Of the baba, by the baba

Ramdev Guru in News & Ads? –  By Shailaja Bajpai, Indian Express, September 1, 2016 Ramdev is a major TV advertiser. He also makes news! (Note: Baba Ramdev is known both as a religious figure (Guru) and a business man. The commonly accepted concept...