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Abundance Without Attachment

  (Here is a thoughtful reflection by Arthur C. Brooks (a contributing opinion writer who is the president of the American Enterprise Institute.on what should be the real SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS. He calls it non-attachment in the midst of abundance...

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Clericalism: Reality and Concerns

In 2011 Voice of the Faithful criticized the John Jay Institute's "Study of the Causes and Context of the Sexual Abuse Crisis" for describing clericalism but not naming it, much less citing it, as a principal cause for clergy sex...

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Diocese of Calcutta turns 200- UCAN

Kolkata:  Completing 200 years, the Diocese of Calcutta Sunday launched year-long celebrations that includes walkathon, sports tournaments and interfaith linkages to mark the occasion. Led by Bishop Ashoke Biswas and a host of priests, the celebrations were launched with a...

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Christian event to ‘convert’ tribals stopped

Bhopal:  A Pentecostal convention in Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh came to an abrupt end after a group of right-wing activists brought the administration and police to the venue after accusing the organizers of converting tribals by offering money and other...

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Vatican Books Booked! – Isaac Harold Gomes (Kolkotta)

In the photo above, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (before his election to the papacy), wearing simple vestments, looks at Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone’s richly embroidered vestments (The following article is prepared in response to an article 'We’ve discovered hundreds of millions of euros...

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New Cardinals in February – Vatican

Vatican City, (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will hold a consistory for the creation of new cardinals Feb. 14-15, 2015, the Holy See press officer announced Thursday, adding that the consistory will follow meetings on the reform of the Roman Curia....

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Obligatory celibacy for Priests

he Catholic Church in Australia on Friday said that obligatory celibacy may have contributed to priests abusing children, and recommended that clergy should be given ‘psychosexual’ training.“In a landmark report, an Australian Catholic Church body dealing with the legacy of...

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Pets have place in heaven: Pope

Source: Matters India Vatican City: Pope Francis confirmed during his weekly address in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square that canines, along with “all of God’s creatures,” can make it to heaven. The leader of the Catholic Church made the remark...

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How Rich Is the Catholic Church?

Nobody really knows, because religious groups don’t need to follow regular accounting and disclosure rules Pope Francis is not just the spiritual leader of one of the world’s major religions: He’s also the head of what’s probably the wealthiest institution...

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The Search for Christ – Mathew Idikkula

No one has moved the popular minds as Jesus Christ did two thousand years ago with his intensely practical teachings. He inspired, healed, and transformed many, and he continues to inspire millions by virtue of the tremendous spiritual energy that...