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‘Capital punishment must end’

– Catholic publications unite in rare joint statement Washington D.C., Mar 5, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Four U.S. Catholic publications with a broad range of audiences have come together in a joint editorial citing Church leaders in calling...

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India’s empty rhetoric on religious freedom

Modi's assurances of ending violence are contradicted by his party faithful.   By John Dayal  New Delhi:  Whether you love her or hate her, Blessed Teresa of Kolkata did her main work with her hands and heart among people that...

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Pious prayerful Atheist – Dr James Kottoor

         At the Ex-priests meet at Ernakulam I was quoted as saying: ”I am in my eighties. I'm still a questioning, doubting and searching atheist.”  Quoting part of a sentence or out of context can be very misleading and end...

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It’s all about honey and a lady

The story of Aleyamma, a house wife in Kasargodu disrict of Kerala, was elaborately written in the Sunday magazine of Indian express. In itself, this live story is quite motivating and inspiring – Editor It is 9 p.m. Outside their...

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Andhra Christians march demanding RSS chief’s apology

Fr M Prasad said that Mother Teresa always wanted to serve the poor, but not involved in religious conversions. Vijayawada:  The Andhra Pradesh Federation of Churches organized rally in Vijayawada on Tuesday demanding an open apology from RSS chief Mohan...

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‘KCRM-Priests, Ex-priests, Nuns Association’, Formed

Ex-Priests and Ex-Nuns belonging to Syro-Malabar Church joined together at Kochi in a National Conference organized by Kerala Catholic Reformation Movement (KCRM) and have formed a National Organization, KCRM -Priests, Ex-priests, Nuns Association. The Convention called at St. Francis Nagar,...

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Court moved against proposed church demolition

The parish was in possession and enjoyment of the site for 80 years and had been given electricity connection. Madurai:  Madurai district administration has ordered demolition of a church allegedly instigated by Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK), the church's parish told...

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A Controversial Canonization

What should disqualify someone from being a saint? That might seem a funny question. How about sin? But over the course of the last month, people in California and elsewhere have been asking it a lot. In January, Pope Francis...

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Vatican police chief confirms ISIS threat to Pope Francis

Vatican City (matters India): The head of Vatican security has said ISIS militants have threatened the Vatican, but there are no indications of any planned attack. The Vatican gendarmes, Swiss Guards and the Italian state police that patrol the perimeter...

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To all Reformers: Dr James Kottoor

  Pope Francis acknowledged and affirmed the position of all the baptized in our Church when he raised this question to the bishops in South America: "As pastors, bishops, and priests, are we conscious and convinced of the mission of the...

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Is Sr. Anitta’s choice wise?

 The issue of Sr Anitta, who has been unreasonably expelled from her Order, without showing any reasons is cruel. Reports say that she is proceeding to fight for a re-entry in the convent and a hunger strike is declared on...

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Needless provocation

(This Hindu Editorial, February 28, 2015,  on Mother Teresa is full of lessons for all and comforting for those who look to her as the saint of the gutter. Dr James Kottoor)          Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat’s recent...