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Kerala bishops to strengthen farmers movement

Source: Matters India Kochi – Aimed at intensifying the fight for farmers’ rights, the Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC) has issued a circular urging the faithful to strengthen the Indian Farmers’ Movement (Infam), an independent movement of farmers initiated by...

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Pope Announces Names of 20 New Cardinals

Feb. 14 Consistory Will Make 15 New Cardinal Electors, Another 5 Over Voting Age Vatican City, January 04, 2015 (Zenit.org) Deborah Castellano Lubov Pope Francis has announced the 20 names of those whom he will make cardinals at the Feb. 14, 2015, consistory....

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Pope’s Message for World Day of Peace

   Many faces of slavery yesterday and today  (Note: January 1st  was the world day of Peace. For the occasion Pope Francis  sent his message of peace exhorting all to help wipe  out all forms of slavery from the face...

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In Zimbabwe, poverty is the Church’s biggest enemy

Reinhard Backes     Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, Dec 30, 2014 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Felix Tachiona Mukaro is disappointed in his country’s politicians, as many Zimbabweans are, saying they are more concerned with power than the peoples' poverty. “All...

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The Rites of the Catholic Church

Source: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/liturgy/rites/the-rites-of-the-catholic-church/ It may surprise most people to know that there are many different rites within the Catholic Church. Before discussing these rites it is important to note that different sources disagree on exactly what constitutes a rite and exactly how...

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Religious Guinness World Records Smashed In 2014

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/31/religious-guinness-world-records-2014_n_6401808.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular&ir=India The latest is the Santaclose Show in Trichur, where 18,000 plus people showed up at one place in Santa's costumes, on 27th December 2014- Editor (RNS) Some churches conduct pageants. Some temples host dinners. And others spend weeks or...

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Why Ghar Wapsi Should Be Welcomed

Author: Maria Wirth Publication: India Facts Date: December 29, 2014 URL:     http://indiafacts.co.in/ghar-wapsi-welcomed/#.VKIUi1A_Y   The topic of conversion has become centre stage in India – not because millions have been converted from their Hindu faith to Christianity and Islam in recent years, but...

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Diocesan priests to seek new ways to care for family

Source: Matters India Bhubaneswar—The Conference of Diocesan priests of India (CDPI) has decided to discuss on pastoral care to the family in its next national council, said Father I. Raymond Joseph, CDPI secretary. “The theme ‘Effective ministry to the family...

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Church Recognition of gay relationships…!

Belgian bishop advocates Church Recognition of gay relationships John A. Dick,  Dec. 30, 2014, in NCR, USA        (Belgium Bishop Bonny of Antwerp, had made headlines earlier  when he wrote an elaborate scientific, scripturally researched article supporting and advocating the...