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Church directive on Christian names criticized

New Delhi (Matters India): Several lay people have criticized a directive from a prominent Church group in India for asking its priests to use only Christian names. “I find this an extremely narrow minded and shallow outlook,” says Astrid Lobo...

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Kerala bishops ask priests to use Christian names

Thiruvananthapuram:(UCAN)  Many Kerala Christians have more than one name and the young generation prefers Indian or Sanskrit names. The synod of Syro-Malabar bishops has asked priests and seminarians to use their Christian names as a “mark of their Christian identity”. Father...

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A Bishop moving on two boats at the same time!

The faithful in the Church are encouraged to believe that their Shepherds are beyond human errors. There is almost no experience in which a Syro-Malabar Bishop has regretted over a past action, though there are many of that from Vatican....

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Bangalore included in Mandya; new bishop named

Fr. Antony Kariyil is now Director of Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Kochi. Bangalore (UCAN) Pope Francis has extended the boundaries of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Mandya to include six civil districts of Bangalore region and approved Carmelite Father...

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Kerala bishops urged to visit northern missions

Syro-Malabar dioceses outside the state cater to mostly poor Catholics. Kochi: UCAN. The synod of the Syro-Malabar Church has urged its bishops based in Kerala to visit mission dioceses in northern India to help them more closely follow Christ, who befriended...

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DIALOGUE WITH SM EPARCHY COMMENCES

Three representatives of Laity4Unity (Ms Catherine Mathai, Ms Joan Antony and Mr Kurien Joseph) met Delhi Archbishop Anil Couto and Archbishop Kuriakose Bharanikulangara (Faridabad Eparchy) at Archbishop's House Gole Dakkhana on Tuesday 27 July 2015.  AGENDA AND ATTENDANCE Advocate Jenis...

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Synod of Syro-Malabar bishops begins in Kerala

All the 43 bishops of this Oriental Church are attending the synod. Kochi (UCAN)The Syro-Malabar bishops began on Monday their two-week-long synod in Kerala with a commitment to study current social issues affecting the Church and propose some remedies, an...

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Reception accorded to Mochana Yatra

Pathanamthitta (Matters India): The Walk of Deliverence (Mochana Yatra) led by the All Kerala Catholic Congress (AKCC) president, V.V. Augastine, reached Pathanamthitta on Wednesday. The Mochana Yatra, highlighting the ongoing agrarian crisis in the State, was accorded a rousing reception by...

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New bishop appointed for Adilabad

New Delhi (Matters India): Pope Francis has appointed a new bishop for Adilabad, the only Syro-Malabar diocese in Telangana state in southern India. The appointment of Fr Antony Prince Panengadan as the second prelate of the 16-year0old diocese was simultaneously...

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New Syro-Malabar exarchy created in Canada

New Delhi (Matters India): Pope Francis Thursday created a new exarchy for Syro-Malabar Catholics living in Canada and appointed Fr Jose Kalluvelil as its first bishop. The announcement was made in the Vatican at 12.00 noon (3:30 pm India time)...

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CPM leaders convey regret over manhandling of vicar

Thodupuzha (Matters India): CPM leaders, led by district secretariat member C.V. Varghese, on Wednesday arrived at a church here to express regret over an incident in which a vicar was roughed up by CPM workers in Kummamkallu. The party leaders...

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The Insufferable Rites of the Kerala Catholic Church

Why people are slowly skulking away from the Church? Shri. Verghese Pamplani is briefing his painful experiences with the Syro Malabar way of Sunday management. He compares it with his Latin Church experiences. Frankly speaking, I also belong to the...

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New bishop named for Satna Eparchy

The Eparchy of Satna has 9 parishes and 10 Mission Stations and 15 Sub-stations served by 52 eparchial priests. Pope Francis has appointed Father Joseph Kodakallil, a priest of Satna, as the new Bishop of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Satna...

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Isaac Gomes from Kolkota on Family Survey

Dear Dr Kottoor, The attached document will give answer to your search for the CBCI  Survey on Families.  Actually it was conducted by The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI)  Indeed in the attached document there is mention of...

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Qualifying Exam Mulled for Aspiring Priests !

Kochi (Story: Matters India)— In what could be termed a novel idea, a Catholic organization named Knanaya Fellowship has come up with a suggestion to introduce a qualifying exam for those aspiring for priesthood in Catholic Church. “A qualifying exam has...