Category: Thought

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Where is this transparency? Varghese Pamplanil

Note: As is clear from the headline, the image of the writer and the content of his letter, our esteemed columnist Sri Pamplanil is asking for transparency on the part of the editor of CCV, which the Editor of CCV demands from...

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IS THIS COINCIDENCE?

      (Note:  These thoughtful thoughts are from  MD Hegde, forwarded  by CCV's friend Dr. Hilda  Raja, formerly member of New Leader editorial Board member in Chennai. jk, editor)       1. CHURCH has 6 letters so does MOSQUE. (also...

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FIDELITY TO GOD AND HUMANITY

Swami Snehananda Jyoti  Fidelity to God means faithful following of God’s will after having rigorously and conscientiously discerned it. Faithfulness to humanity with regard to fundamental values of truth, justice, freedom, love, human rights, and acceptance of each person for...

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BEST POEM IN THE WORLD

  (Note: My friend, Hilda Raja sent this poem from Gujarat.  Hilda was one of the Editorial board members of New Leader in those good old days in 1950s. At that time she was in Chennai, now in Ahmedbad. As...

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Meritocracy: Beyond

Thoughts  from Osho – Democracy and Mobocracy!  In the run up to the next presidential election in America, the democratic process has caught the attention of the entire world. Has democracy had its day, and what do we put in its...

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The Trees – Poem

        Varghese Pamplani     (Note: (Note: Shri Varghese Pamplanil, is an voracious reader and a unique thinker. He graduated in economics with politics and world history as optional. He has worked as a high school teacher and In 1963...

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The Dead Apple Tree – Poem

You lie  forlorn and all alone, none near you to mourn your passing, you are reduced to just skeletons, all flesh denuded and gone, deserted you are by one and all.   In the  glory days of your youth, you...

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Greatest story never told

Robert Mickens, A Roman Observer, in NCR, Mar. 28, 2016                         (Note: Hello Roman Catholics, why are so many of you leaving your church especially when you have a unifier par excellence in your present Pope Francis? Has it become true that...

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The Homeless Jesus comes to the Vatican

   From Peripheries he comes as outcast BY  ANDREA TORNIELLI IN VATICAN INSIDER, 3/03/2016 A life-size sculpture of the Nazarene, depicted as a homeless person lying down on a bench, has been placed at the entrance of the Office of Papal...

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Bangalore’s witty priest dies 

Published on: 12:32 am, March 16, 2016 (Matters India) Story By: Adolf Washington  Bengaluru: Fr. Terence Joseph Fransz, widely known as a ‘witty’ ‘cheerful’ and ‘prayerful’ priest died March 15. He was 87. He served the Archdiocese of Bangalore for more than six...

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When did we confuse freedom of speech with freedom to be rude?

Free speech  must be civilized        –    Sr. Joan Chittister,  in NCR,  Mar. 11, 2016 (CNS/Reuters/Zoran Milich)                           (Note: Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister is a frequent NCR contributor, besides  being a  prolific writer, international speaker  and a  winner of many  awards. ...