Category: Christian World

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Church misuses Blasphemy-law

An Interview with Sanal Edamaruku – Relevant parts  Sanal Edamaruku is a world-renowned author and rationalist currently facing a maximum sentence of three years in prison plus fines for criticizing the Catholic Church. As president of the Indian Rationalist Association,...

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Priest abused for clicking boozing men

Source: Matters India. Thiruvananthapuram: A hunt is under way for six men who abused a priest and assaulted a church committee member at Thumpa, Kazhakkoottam police said on Wednesday, a day after the incident. The priest, Fr Ashlin Jose, was verbally...

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Dalits angry as Bihar massacre accused are acquitted

Source: UCAN. All the Dalit victims were landless agricultural workers. Patna:  Family members of the Dalits who were killed in 1999 in Bihar's Arwal district, allegedly by the outlawed, upper -caste militia Ranvir Sena men, are disheartened and devastated over...

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Another Delhi church vandalised

The incident came to light in the morning when Father Balraj reached the church. New Delhi:  A Marian grotto of a parish church under Delhi archdiocese was vandalised by two unidentified men in west Delhi’s Vikaspuri area Wednesday morning. The...

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Conversion Crusade

Competes for people’s souls Harsh Mander in Hindustan Times, Jan, 13, 2015     (Note: The writer is director, Centre for Equity Studies. He makes three striking points not to be missed: 1.Glamour of Christianity is its missionary dedication to serve...

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Fostering Gender Balance in Religion

Mother Pelican, A Journal of Solidarity and Sustainability has published its January issue with a thorough study on gender considerations and discriminations in religions. At a time when Church is discussing Ordination of Women in Sacramental Churches, this issue seems to...

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Bajrang Dal attacks Christian bhawan in Bihar town

They were apparently protesting against the alleged conversion of poor Hindus by Christians. Source: UCAN   A group of Bajrang Dal activists Sunday attacked and vandalized the Christian bhawan (building) at a Bihar town, police said. The incident created panic among...

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Stoppage of overseas donations to India!

In his Editorial “From ‘Receiving’ to ‘Giving’ Church” (Page 4 – The Herald July 11-17, 2014) the Editor has written: “Gone are the days when financial help was given by foreign donor agencies in order to educate and empower the...

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Catholicism on the ropes in the Philippines

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao's embracing of Protestantism means the Catholic Church in the Philippines has a fight on its hands In a packed function room in a Las Vegas hotel, a hymn to Jesus Christ reverberates. At the centre of...