Category: Christian World

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Abundance Without Attachment

  (Here is a thoughtful reflection by Arthur C. Brooks (a contributing opinion writer who is the president of the American Enterprise Institute.on what should be the real SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS. He calls it non-attachment in the midst of abundance...

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Clericalism: Reality and Concerns

In 2011 Voice of the Faithful criticized the John Jay Institute's "Study of the Causes and Context of the Sexual Abuse Crisis" for describing clericalism but not naming it, much less citing it, as a principal cause for clergy sex...

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Diocese of Calcutta turns 200- UCAN

Kolkata:  Completing 200 years, the Diocese of Calcutta Sunday launched year-long celebrations that includes walkathon, sports tournaments and interfaith linkages to mark the occasion. Led by Bishop Ashoke Biswas and a host of priests, the celebrations were launched with a...

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Christian event to ‘convert’ tribals stopped

Bhopal:  A Pentecostal convention in Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh came to an abrupt end after a group of right-wing activists brought the administration and police to the venue after accusing the organizers of converting tribals by offering money and other...

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Obligatory celibacy for Priests

he Catholic Church in Australia on Friday said that obligatory celibacy may have contributed to priests abusing children, and recommended that clergy should be given ‘psychosexual’ training.“In a landmark report, an Australian Catholic Church body dealing with the legacy of...

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Catholic nuns lead raids on brothels in India

With the help of police, the Sisters of Mary Immaculate have put 30 human traffickers behind bars. Leaving their habits behind and disguised along with police in regular clothes, a small group of three or four nuns raid brothels in...

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Catholic Forum calls for black Christmas !

Source : UCAN Mumbai – A Catholic forum of activists has called upon community members to observe a Black Christmas this year in the wake of increased threat from Hindu fanatic groups. The Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) said it takes...

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Undeclared War on Christians

Joseph Gathia – (Source: Indian Currents) Evangelicals, mainline Protestants, Orthodox, Catholics, and Pentecostals all were present there in an unprecedented protest against fire at St. Sebastian church located in Dished Garden area in east Delhi. The faithful said that they...

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Worldwide Priests Retreat in Rome

Santosh Digal – (for Matters India)   Bhubaneswar: International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS) and Catholic Fraternity is going to organize the third Worldwide Priests’ Retreat in Rome mid next year. This is open to all Catholic ordained ministers of the various...

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Singing nun meets Pope Francis

Vatican City: A Catholic nun who mesmerized the world with her silken voice last March realized her dream on Wednesday. Sister Cristina Scuccia, who became the Voice of Italy, in June met and shook hands with Pope Francis in St....