Category: SM Church

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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”,...

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Dialogue only way forward, bishops told 

Published on: 11:29 pm, March 3, 2016 Story By: Philip Mathew -Published in – Matters India Bangalore: The need for “dialogue” was stressed on the second day of the biennial plenary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI). Speakers were unanimous in saying that...

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Spread Christ’s compassion in India: Cardinal Cleemis 

Published on: 12:16 am, March 3, 2016 Story By: Philip Mathew, Matters India reporter. (Note: Sri Isaac Gomes loves to see you read this report with appropriate explanations along with. Like any other responsible meetings of the Bishops, it also is going to...

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Indian bishops to seek Church response to current challenges

Bishops 180plus meet in Bangalore : Philip Mathew,  Matters India reporter Published on: 12:05 am, March 2, 2016   CBCI office bearers addressing a press conference (Philip Mathew) (Note: It is the Biennial meet of all Catholic Bishops of India, which includes all...

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Kerala government backtracked on Nadar reservation: Cardinal Cleemis 

Kerala government backtracked on Nadar reservation: Cardinal Cleemis  Published on: 9:37 am, February 29, 2016 Story By: Mattersindia.com – Nedumangad: Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis, head of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, has criticized Kerala government for going back on its promised to grant reservation to Nadar...

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Reactions to Vatican Settlement of Rite Issue (Updated)

Dear Mr. Kottoor, I am surprised by your statement that “the Eparchy leadership was adamant that all should be registered members to get sacramental service.” From where did you invent this? As Bishop of Faridabad I have never held this position....

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Bombay archdiocese expands App to iOS

The AOB App is designed, developed and monitored by the Catholic Communication Centre of the archdiocese. Mumbai (UCAN): Mumbai archdiocese has expanded its Mobile App to iOS platform aiming to help every Catholic participate in the faith-related activities of the Church,...

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Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum Gets New Auxiliary Bishop

Trivandrum (Matters India): His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Christudas Rajappan, of the Clergy of Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum, as Auxiliary Bishop of Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum and Titular Bishop of AvittaBibba This ecclesiastical provision was made public...

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Fr.Jose Pulickal is new Auxiliary to Kanjirapally

Staff Reporter | Jan 12/16/ in| ZENIT.org | Eastern Churches | India                           Pope Francis has given his assent to the appointment, by the Synod of Bishops of the major archiepiscopal Syro-Malabar church, gathered in...

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Protest:  must we? Jose Paul (Delhi)

                   To protect: Gods we worship? Religions we belive in? Irrational things majority do? Start world war to end local wars? Our Church Leaders must protest. But for what?  Agnes of God? Pure blood Christianity? Tearing the mystical body of Christ? The Church Act...

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Church denies rumors support to Hindu nationalist party

Bangalore (Matters India): Indian Church leaders have expressed shock and surprise after an article was published claiming dozens of bishops attended the launch of a Christian forum by a Hindu nationalist organization. They dismissed the report as propaganda, saying four...

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Kerala parish encourages daily Mass attendance

Story By: Lissy Maruthanakuzhy (Matters India). Monippally: A Catholic parish in Kerala has devised a new way to encourage daily Mass attendance among children. St Thomas’ Parish, Cheenkallel under Palai diocese, on January 1 gifted bicycles to 20 children aged 5 to...

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First Syro-Malabar parishes established in Europe

Two personal parishes were established in the dioceses of Lancaster Ernakulam (UCAN):  The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church has opened its first personal parishes in England when Major Archbishop Cardinal George Alencherry opened two parishes in the dioceses of Lancaster last week....

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Syro-Malabar Church can teach about family-based parish: Cardinal

Mississauga (Matters India): The major archbishop of the Indian-based Syro-Malabar Catholic Church said he believes his church can teach the Synod of Bishops about parishes centered on families. Cardinal George Alencherry said Syro-Malabar parishes are divided into family groupings or...