Category: SM Church

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Pro – exogamous Bishop for a non – endogamous diocese

To  Most Rev.. Michael Mulhall, Bp. of Pembroke Diocese Pembroke, Ont. Canada Most Reverent, Arch Bp. Moolakattil  denies The Practice of Endogamy Expulsion In the Arch Diocese of Kottayam In A Legal Confrontation (please see the attachment). The Denial of...

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Kerala church on Affluence!

Don’t  Flaunt  Wealth  at  Weddings! By Liz Mathew, in Indian Express, August 30, 2016 Quoting reports, the Church body said more than 800 tonnes of gold are bought for weddings in Kerala, while poor girls are finding it difficult to get...

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Now or never? Syro-malabar Diocese in Chennai?

P.C. Joseph, Chennai,  email: peeceej@hotmail.com (Note: Given below is a letter from a local group of Catholics in Chennai, mostly from Kerala, strongly opposed to the setting up of a Syromalabar Eparchy there, like Kalyan in Bombay and Faridabad in...

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Syro-malabar Church gets Its First  Married Deacon

 Published in Matters India, 7, 2016 Deacon Joice James with his family. Joice had pursued a total of five years of seminary study in India and London.  (Note: The discussion world wide on conferring diaconate to women in the Latin Church is...

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Vote for values: Cardinal 

Published on: 6:16 am, April 13, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com Kochi: People must vote for candidates who stand by values, have social commitment, abhor corruption, violence, and communalism, and have a clear stand on rights of minorities in the oncoming Assembly polls, Cardinal George...

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Kerala bishop advocates early marriage 

Published on: 1:02 pm, April 4, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com Idukki:  Bishop Mar Mathew Anikkuzhikattil of Idukki has urged the faithful to give priority to marriage over education. In a pastoral letter, which will be read during the Sunday Mass in the churches...

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New Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum to be ordained on Sunday

Fr Christudas has been serving as the rector of the diocese's St Vincent's Seminary at Menamkulam. Thiruvananthapuram (UCAN): Posted on March 30, 2016, 4:52 PM The episcopal ordination of Fr Christudas Rajappan, the auxiliary bishop-elect of the Latin archdiocese of Trivandrum,...

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Church has no favourites in Kerala elections: cardinal 

Published on: 6:18 pm, March 25, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com Kochi: Cardinal George Alencherry says his Syro-Malabar Church has no favorites in the upcoming state legislative assembly elections and that his Church shares the concerns of the people. The cardinal, who heads the...

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Churches urged to nurture family 

Published on: 7:09 am, March 10, 2016 Story By: Philip Mathew, Matters India Special Correspondent Bangalore: Some 178 Catholic bishops who have responded to the challenges facing the Indian Church during an eight-day Episcopal conference have identified “declining family values” as one of...

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Stand up or perish – Varghese Pamplany on present day Church

Varghese Pamplany   A number of articles have appeared in CCV on the  autocratic and “holier than thou” attitude of the clergy of the Catholic Church, especially in the Syro-Malabar outfit in Kerala. Another matter agitating the Christians is the perceived  high rate of unemployment among them. The demand is for...

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Eparchy in Chennai? Syro Malabar Rite church and Chennai

P.C. Joseph (Chennai)                      (Note: Latin, Syromalabar(SM) and Syromalankara are the three Catholic Rites just functioning or flourishing in India. All three speak of brotherly collaboration.  What often happens is brotherly “collision”,...