Category: Christian World


Child abuse – Is Pope Francis going to bite the bullet?

(Curtsy – Pope Francis has been described as an enigma now by quite a few commentators, including Bishop Geoff Robinson in his most recent book. In this commentary, lawyer,Kieran Tapsell, puts the case that while Pope Francis's calls for mercy and compassion are greatly...


Catholic nurses pledge to be guardians of life

The apostolic nuncio, five bishops, 16 priests and experts in the medical field were present at the convention. India: (UCAN) Catholic nurses in India reiterated their pledge to be ‘guardians of life’ against today’s ‘culture of death’ at their 20th annual...


Gilded Cage? No, he hates it.

Reporting by Philip Pullella, Nov 7, 2015 01:16 IST (Note: Pope said this in  an interview with Straatnieuws, a Dutch newspaper written by and for homeless people. As a boy of 4 going to market with his mother, he told...


Ordination of married men

It would cause other major changes within the church Joan Chittister | Nov. 6, 2015 in NCR (Note: Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister, is also a recipient of many awards for her outspoken stand on socio-political-religious issues. She told Bush to...


CCV is one year old!

A very happy, Birthday To our CCV!   May the dear Lord Bless you and make you grow to serve the Church.   Congratulations to our dear Readers Writers and Supporters!


Lord, that I may see!

                        The Prayer of Barthimaeus Pope Francis has been speaking a lot about the Blind Man Barthimaeus crying out to Jesus: “Lord that I may see” until he got his eye sight restored, see report published on this CCV page....


Political Temperature Overheated?

As October Protests rage on By, Zoya Hasan, In The Hindu, November 4, 2015 (Zoya Hasan is National Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research, affiliated to the Council for Social Development, New Delhi, and formerly Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University.)...


How to open closed hearts of Bishops?

The King is Naked, so are the Cardinals? dr. james kottor Synod laid bare "the closed hearts which frequently hide even behind the church's teachings or good intentions, in order to sit in the chair of Moses and judge, sometimes...


CCRInt’l writes to Pope – The Draft

       The CCRI (Catholic Church Reform Int'l) Strategy Team has prepared a letter to be sent to Pope Francis as a follow up to the work of the Synod.  Much work has gone into finding the best language...


Asia and the synod on the family

Sensational issues aside, global gathering held deeper meaning. By Jayeel Serrano Cornelio Manila (UCAN):  Most of the prominent reports on the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the family were prepared by Western journalists. Many of us in Asia had to...


The Catholic Church and human sexuality

How did it happen that the Catholic tradition came to find that sexual desire is sinful? How can the human species as well as other creatures survive and sustain on earth without the fusion of the male and female genes?...


Expose Frauds in Clerical,  Religious life?

 Cincinnati nun excommunicated after admitting Illegal Priestly Ordination Elizabeth A. Elliott,  Oct. 30, 2015, in  NCR                  (Note: What happened to Cincinnati Nun is almost a repeat of the sacking of Polish Monsignor Krysztof Olaf Charamsa, 43,  serving  Vatican's doctrinal...


Tyranny of the Elected

Time for Unelected to Join Hands and Rein in Tyranny of the Elected By Pushpesh Pant, in New Indian Express, 31st October 2015 Pushpesh Pant is a former professor of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (Note: You...