Category: Christian World

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Irish gay marriage vote reflects Church in decline

Dublin (Matters India): Friday`s vote on legalising same-sex marriage in Ireland is a further sign of the waning influence of the once-dominant Catholic Church, experts said. Bishops have come out strongly against changing the constitution, but polls indicate their attempt...

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Kerala hunts for priest ‘molester’

Ernakulam (Matters India): The police in Kerala are searching in several states for a Catholic priest who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl earlier this year. Father Edwin Figurez Joseph has been suspended from his parish and a complaint has gone...

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Lay principal: broader trend among Jesuits

Mumbai (By: Kanchan Srivastava– Matters India)— As the numbers of Jesuit priests decline, and the times change, the Jesuit order across Maharashtra is having laypersons head its educational institutions for the first time in its history, which spans about 150 years. Over...

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Cardinal Calls it Cardinal Sin!

                  Jesus never built any Church with brick and mortar. He was constantly busy building living churches made of flesh and blood – feeding, healing and caring – building what we call today domestic churches made up of temples of the...

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Raul Castro may return to Catholic Church

Vatican City (Matters India): Following a private meeting at the Vatican with Pope Francis, who has helped to broker improved relations between Cuba and the United States, the president of the Caribbean nation suggested he could return to the Church...

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The perils of thoughtless giving

By Fr William Grimm Tokyo (UCAN):  A project I worked with that served homeless men in Tokyo once received a gift of a carton of bras for nursing mothers. People do not always use their heads when their hearts bid...

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Assyrian Christians face terrible moment

  (Matters India) Danger levels rose sharply in late April for northeast Syria’s isolated Assyrian Christians, caught for nearly three months now between Kurdish militias and Syrian army forces battling with militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State for control of...

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Has Christianity really failed in India?

There are some who want you to believe so. By Philip Jenkins India (UCAN):  In the Indian magazine Outlook and in a number of other publications, Tony Joseph recently sought to find out ‘Why Christianity Failed In India’. That is...