Category: National

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Money power & cash for votes – Editorial in the Hindu,

Tamil Nadu’s direct cash transfers – May 19, 2016                          (Note:  This Hindu editorial is published mainly for two reasons: to show how money power and corruption rule roost both in Churches (Cuddapah kidnap) and politics. Rs.4.77 crore Election Commission (EC) seized...

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Principal removed for dividing class on caste lines 

Published on: 4:42 pm, May 15, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com (Note: There is no section in India which is not affected by the cancer of Caste mentality. We have published  the most scandalour example of it practiced by the Catholic Church in India....

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Priests, pastors campaign for BJP in Kanyakumari 

Published on: 10:42 pm, May 14, 2016 Story By: Mattersindia.com Nagercoil: Two weeks ago, as temperatures soared and weary campaigners tried to sharpen their pitch, Nagercoil residents spotted Roman Catholic priest from suburban Chennai, Father David R Thomas, campaigning for Nagercoil BJP candidate...

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Student suicides in India lead to words of caution

Senior church officials warn parents to ease up on pressuring their children. New Delhi (Posted on May 11, 2016, 4:42 PM) UCAN:  Parental pressure on children to excel in school is a major cause of student suicides in India, senior...

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Mindset change needed to counter crimes against women

Caste, poverty and patriarchal society prejudices in India play a major role in this abuse, say Catholic Church officials. Posted on May 10, 2016, 6:08 PM New Delhi (UCAN):  Catholic leaders in India are calling for a change in mindset to...

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Jharkhand Lutheran pastor found murdered

Murder of a Lutheran minister is latest of anti-Christian violence in India’s tribal-dominated state. Bhopal: (Posted on May 9, 2016, 5:21 PM) The murder of a Lutheran minister in India's tribal-dominated Jharkhand state shows that Christians are now becoming a target...

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Indian bishops seek to mend fences with Hindus

Meeting with Modi sends positive message of friendship to those who orchestrate violence against Christians – Christopher Joseph Posted on May 3, 2016, 6:31 PM (UCAN)  New Delhi:  Catholic Church leaders in India, including bishops' conference president Cardinal Baselios Cleemis recently met...

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Two priests among 14 arrested in bishop’s kidnapping

Police in south India said accused were motivated by 'greed for money and power'. Posted on May 3, 2016, 6:27 PM New Delhi (UCAN): Two Catholic priests were among 14 people arrested May 2 for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting Bishop Prasad...

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Joke called Prohibition (A small peg is a good digestive)

From the Time of Adam, Prohibition did not Work; Awareness Campaigns May Help, Politics won't.  By T J S George, in New Indian Express, 01st May 2016 (Note:  Literally prohibition is a joke, the whole world knows it, especially the Catholic church and...

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Dalits socially ostracized in Odisha’s Sambalpur 

Published on: 4:50 pm, May 2, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com Bhubaneswar: Samajwadi Party Odisha State Committee on Saturday draw attention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) into the matter where six yadav families has been socially ostracized by the upper caste people...

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Justice, A Far Cry – Editorial, Indian Currents

Dr Suresh Mathew Hard facts first. A whopping 3.5 crore cases are pending in various courts across the country. Of these, 65,000 are in the Supreme Court; 44 lakhs in 24 High Courts; and 2.6 crore in lower courts.  Over...

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Catholic bishop blindfolded, assaulted in Andhra Pradesh 

Published on: 1:48 am, April 29, 2016 Story By: Matters India reporter Secunderabad: The apex body Telugu Christians has condemned a “vicious assault” on a Catholic bishop in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. According to a press release from the Federation...

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Sisters of Nazareth open Ayurvedic hospital in Bihar

The facility is located within the Nazareth Hospital, run by the congregation. Posted on April 27, 2016, 10:46 PM Patna (UCAN): The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have opened an alternative medicine wellness centre, the first of its kind in the...