Category: Christian World

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Laity trained to free priests for ministry

Story By: mattersindia.com Archdiocese of NY introduces MA for lay people, preparing them for parish management. An agreement has been signed with Villanova University for a two-year course aimed at freeing priests for pastoral service. Freeing priests from administrative duties in...

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Wine made just for the Pope: Cabernet FRANCIS

The Catholic, Californian, and family-owned winery Trinitas (Latin for Trinity) began making papal themed wines with Pope Benedict XVI. According to a story by Religion News Service, Trinitas co-owner Tim Busch is a also a trustee of the charitable organization The...

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The little girl who forgave ISIS

If you haven’t seen this powerful video of hope and forgiveness, you should. SAT-7, a Christian TV channel that broadcasts in the Middle East and Africa, interviewed a young girl named Myriam, who fled from Qaraqosh, which up until last...

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Vatican event tackles women’s equality, inclusion, ordination

Ordination of Women, Inclusion, equality (Joshua J. McElwee,  Mar. 9, 2015 , in National Catholic Reporter, he  is NCR Vatican correspondent.) Vatican event tackles women's equality, inclusion, ordination Vatican City:A Vatican event Sunday saw a remarkably open and frank discussion among women about...

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Knanaya Youth in Atlanta Creates History Again

ATLANTA: Knanaya Youths in Georgia (KCYL)should be very proud today as they proved themselves as champions of service to our community. The BLOOD DRIVE they organised on Sunday March 1, at Holy Family Knanaya Church at Rosebud Road was a success story...

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Losing Our Religion!

Katherine Ozment, the writer,  is a freelance writer with twenty years of publishing experience, including senior editing stints at Boston magazine and National Geographic. Her musings on the ups and downs of raising three children have been published in such venues as The New York...

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Challenges to Religious in 21st century Asia

 Hector Welgampola. As home of the world’s main religions, Asia has been the font and source of mysticism. The ancient continent’s celestial heights, expansive deserts and sprawling wilderness whetted early Asians’ yearning for the sublime. This search inspired varied forms...

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Shan state (Myanmar) conflict reaches Catholic parish

Church attacked, priests questioned, staffers detained in Myanmar.   Myanmar:  A Catholic parish in Myanmar’s northern Shan state became embroiled in the region’s spiraling conflict last week when small artillery shells landed in the church compound. Kutkai Township, located between...