Category: Christian World

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What the Church must do to help the poor

 Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith 'Until the rule of law is respected, then places like the Philippines will continue to be corrupt' (PA) Corruption in the Third World and the break down of family life in the UK contribute to the blight...

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The plague of fundamentalist violence

We must not denigrate followers of an entire religion because of the misguided acts of a few. Tokyo:  Fundamentalist believers, who were enraged by what they decided was a blasphemous film, set off firebombs in a Paris movie theater. Thirteen...

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RSS targeting Dalits- Not the Brahmin Christians

“The real intention of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is to terrorise the dalits, adivasis and the OBCs who have been converting into several evangelical Christian denominations that have no centralised structure.” Kancha Ilaia The Sangh Parivar is conducting the so-called...

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LESSONS FROM LORETO SEALDAH

One of the most powerful drivers of the CSR movement could well be the thousands of schools dotting the country. Schools enjoy what most corporate houses do not. They possess scale; a single school in excess of a thousand students...

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One Buddhist nun’s thoughts on Pope Francis

Miao Jing of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist association arrives at Santo Tomas University in Manila, Jan. 18, 2015. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA. Manila, Philippines, Jan 18, 2015 / 04:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Buddhist nun who experienced Pope Francis’ visit...

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Reconversion in two places in Kerala

The VHP claimed to have reconverted 27 Christians, from five families, to Hinduism in Kayamkulam too on Sunday. Kochi:  Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) claimed to have converted more than 100 people from 42 Christian families to Hinduism in two places...

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Saif Ali Khan: Intermarriage is not jihad, it is India

(Note: Saif Ali Khan, actor and producer  is the Son of International Cricketer Pataudi and Actress Sharmila Tagore.  He speaks of his marriage.The noteworthy statement to digest is: “Intermarriage is not jihad. Intermarriage is India. India is a mix. Ambedkar...

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Another Ex- Sister speaks…

By Shevlin Sebastian  A few days ago, Sr. Regina spoke in public for the first time about why she left the Franciscan Claris Congregation at Irinjalakuda ten years ago. This was at a symposium on the problems faced by nuns,...

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Vatican grants approval for exorcism!

Source: The Herald (Kolkota) The Vatican has given its blessing to exorcisms as a standard practice in the Catholic Church. The Congregation for the Clergy decided last month to recognise the International Association of Exorcists, which consists of 250 priests...

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India’s deepening communal cleavages

 Michael Kugelman – Matters India       On December 1, Niranjan Jyoti, a member of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a federal government minister, gave a speech at a state election campaign rally in New Delhi. Voters, she...

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Pope Francis arrives in the Philippines

Pontiff begins four-day tour of nation that is home to Asia's largest Catholic population Francis has arrived in the Philippines at the start of what is likely to be one of the most extraordinary visits of his pontificate.The authorities have...