Church Citizens' Voice
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Muslims opting for Atheism? Crisis of faith

Hasan Suroor, in the Tribune, April 4, 2018 Disillusioned young Muslims are opting for atheism. Doubt lingers: ‘Ex-Muslims’ can’t reconcile to values of ‘coercion’ and ‘repression’. (Note: Change alone is the only constant in life. We have heard it and also...

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HE IS RISEN. HE IS RISEN, INDEED!

  Isaac Gomes, Asso. Editor, Church Citizens' Voice writes on the significance of Easter. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/self-regulatory-body-to-keep-tabs-on-private-schools/articleshow/58935592.cms            A traditional Easter greeting in the Western church is the exclamation “He is risen!” and the response is “He is risen, indeed!”  The words...

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3 NAILS, 3 HOURS & 3 DAYS

  Chhotebhai           It’s that time of the year  when well meaning people ask us what is good about Good Friday, if it commemorates the death of a great person like Jesus. It is also when people will call up...

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PALM LEAVES

  Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ* Palm Sunday once again and a flood of reflections grip one’s soul. It is six days before the Passover and one cannot help but see the inter-connectedness of the different dimensions that make the day...

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PROPHETIC ACTIONS

  Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ*   Archbishop Oscar Romero and the day (24 March 1980) he was gunned down will remain forever etched in the memory of millions of people across the globe. There are several reasons for this; however,...

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Poem – The Dead Apple Tree

Varghese Pamplanil     The poem below was published in Church Citizens' Voice on 16th April 2016.  It is another facet of the colourful and multi-talented persona of Vargheseji.  He has explained that the allegory of the juicy fruit is...

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THE ‘JOSEPH’ IN FRANCIS!

-Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ* 18 March 2018 Exactly five years ago, on 19 March 2013, Pope Francis began his Pontificate. It was the Feast of St. Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church. For Pope Francis, the Feast was not...

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SAYING “NO” TO GUNS!

– Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ* On 14 February,  seventeen students and teachers were gunned down in their school in Parkland, Florida; however according to the non-profit organization, ‘Everytown for Gun Safety’, “as of 2 March almost two dozen school shootings...

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CARDINAL SIN & CAPITAL LOSS

Cover Image:  Cardinal George Alencherry at the eye of the storm     * chhotebhai This is about a cardinal, and his alleged capital sins. It is not about Cardinal Jaime Sin, the 30th archbishop of Manila (31/8/1928 – 21/6/2005) of...

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JESUITS: YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW

Cover Image: The Church of the Gesù, located in Rome, is the mother church of the Jesuits.   12 March 2018 Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ* Today, 12 March is a significant day in the annals of the Society of Jesus. On this day in...

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BANK SCAMS

    Varghese Pamplanil   Readers of Church Citizens' Voice (CCV) are very fortunate to have an erudite writer like Mr Varghese Pamplanil who has a rich and vast reservoir of knowledge.  His crystal clear insights are evident in all his...