Category: Christian World

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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....

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Indian parliament takes up attacks on Delhi churches

Source: Matters India New Delhi: Recent attacks on Catholic churches in the national capital have figured prominently in the two houses of the Indian parliament. Trinamool Congress member Derek O’Brien raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha (royal council), the...

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Conspiracy against Christians – John Dayal

As government Intelligence agencies warn of a conspiracy against churches in the national capital, New Delhi, by non-state actors – and possibly also in other states – the lack of political will in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Union...

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500 Christians join BJP in Delhi

New Delhi:  The BJP's Delhi unit on Sunday made a special membership drive among Christians ahead of state elections in the national capital and successfully enrolled some 500 Christians.  Atif Rasheed, president of Delhi BJP's minority wing that organized the...

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Good News from Kolkotta !

Isaac Harold Gomes  (Kolkotta Correspondent)  His Grace Archbishop Thomas D’Souza rolled out the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council (APC) for Calcutta Archdiocese with effect from 1st June 2014.  This is the outcome of careful deliberation for two years.  The Archbishop and the Coordinator...

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നീ മാപ്പര്‍ഹിക്കുന്നില്ല പുരോഹിതാ..

(2014 നവംബറില്‍ വൈദികനായി അഭിഷേകം ചെയ്യപ്പെട്ട ഫാ. ജോജോ മണിമല (OFM  Cap) ഡിക്കന്‍ ആയിരിക്കെ എഴുതിയ ഈ മലയാളം കവിത ഏറെ ചര്‍ച്ച ചെയ്യപ്പെട്ടതാണ് – എഡിറ്റര്‍) ചിരന്തന വിചിന്തനത്തിനുശേഷം കാലം ചോദിക്കുമ്പോൾ നിന്റെ പൊക്കണത്തിൽ എന്തുണ്ട് ചരിത്രത്തിനു നല്കാൻ? നിനക്കു നല്കപ്പെട്ട കരുതലും തണലും  ആദിവാസിയുടെ തുളവീണ നിക്കറുകാരന് നൽകിയിരുന്നെങ്കിൽ ജയിലിൽ തൂക്കുമരത്തിനു...