Category: Indian Spirituality

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​Christmas & Refugee crisis – Fear Not!

EDITORIALS – December 19-26, 2016 Issue of America, The Editors (Note: Every one borne into this world of days and nights is literally thrown into a sea of unexpected challenges of life and death like swim or sink for survival. Result is...

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Bishop’s birth control remark sparks debate

Idukki’s Mar Mathew Anikuzhikattil –  Dec 11, 2016, in Times of India Call for more birth control options (Eric Audras/Getty Images)  (Note: Birth control issue has always been a bone of contention in the Catholic Church. It was made acute by...

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Ecumenical center gets first Catholic priest as director

 ECC (Eccumenical Christian Centre) Bangalore By Philip Mathew, Published on,  November 21, 2016 by: mattersindia.com Fr Chandrankunnel being installed as ECC director    (Note: Banglore’s Eccumenical Christian Centre (ECC) stands to the credit of a visionary Pastor, M.A.Thomas of the Mar Thoma...

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Requesting for Retaining Fr. Bosco SJ, in his Dalit Post

Letter from: Jayaraj Esukala, General Secretary – SIDCA, Hyderabad, Mobile : 87123 11112, 94941 40577 CC to CBCI SC/ST Commission,TCBC SC/ST Commission To,                                                                                                                                                  Fr. Amal Raj SJ                                                                                Jesuit Provincial Satyodayam, Tarnaka, Hyderabad.  Date : 20-10-2016 Dear Father, Greetings from...

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Syro-Malabar Diocese in Chennai! When? Soon or Never?

Dreaming of Possibilities?    – By dr. james kottoor      On Aug.30th 2016 CCV (Church Citizens’ Voice) published the article: “Now or never? Syro-malabar Diocese in Chennai?” by  P. C. Joseph, a spokesperson for Catholics in Chennai who are opposed to creating a different,...

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Mother Teresa a Humanitarian Icon

Editorial  in Indian Express, September 5, 2016 Mother Teresa reached out to those that state and society had failed. (Note: Actions speak volumes and louder than a books full of words and lecturing. With one gesture of rejecting any banquet...

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Of the baba, by the baba

Ramdev Guru in News & Ads? –  By Shailaja Bajpai, Indian Express, September 1, 2016 Ramdev is a major TV advertiser. He also makes news! (Note: Baba Ramdev is known both as a religious figure (Guru) and a business man. The commonly accepted concept...

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India celebrates new feast of Mary Magdalene

Feast of Magdalene Jersus’ wife? –  By Nirmala Carvalho, in CRUX, June 14, 2016              (Note: This story was forwarded by Arul Louis, a very smart journalism student of this scribe in New Leader times long ago. He is now much...

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Jesus’ Wife, Chhotebhai James kottoor, ticklish talk

CCV’s friend Chhotebhai,  a well-known writer, comments on the ticklish news bit “Jesus’ wife” and CCV editor dr. james  replies.  Now to you Chhotebhai: Chhotebhai, 22 June 2016 Sir,               This alleged papyrus story appeared several years ago. What’s new?...