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Mumbai Catholics to hold overnight pilgrimage walk

Story By: mattersindia.com.  Mumbai – Catholics across Mumbai are preparing to have an overnight pilgrimage walk. The annual event that has been happening for the last 27 years, will this year take place on March 21. Called All Mumbai Walking Pilgrimage For...

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India’s Daughter – Satyameva (Kadapi) Jayate!

 'Many who haven't even seen the documentary are claiming that it defames and damages the image of India, makes it sound unsafe, and gives the rapist a forum.' 'This couldn't be further from the truth, and the film shows the...

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Delhi police appoint nodal officer for Christians

Story By: mattersindia.com reporter.  New Delhi: Delhi Police have appointed a nodal officer and launched a Facebook page to address the grievances of Christians in the capital city. Joy Tirkey, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, has been nominated as the nodal...

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Knanaya Youth in Atlanta Creates History Again

ATLANTA: Knanaya Youths in Georgia (KCYL)should be very proud today as they proved themselves as champions of service to our community. The BLOOD DRIVE they organised on Sunday March 1, at Holy Family Knanaya Church at Rosebud Road was a success story...

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Indian diocesan priests launch website

Story By: Fr. Adolf Washington (Matters India).  Nagpur: The Council of Diocesan Priests in India (CDPI) launched its website February 27th, at its 13th National Conference where priests from dioceses across the country gathered at Nagpur to deliberate on the theme ‘Effective...

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Kerala court stays move to tax nuns, priests

The Income Tax Department had stated that the members of religious congregations were receiving the income in return for services rendered by them. Kochi:  The Kerala High Court on Monday stayed the direction of Income Tax Department to treasury officers...

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Christians attacked in Madhya Pradesh

Story By: mattersindia.com. New Delhi: Suspected Hindu radicals attacked two churches in four days in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The attacks came a few days after police in Rajasthan, a northwestern Indian state, allegedly tortured 20 Christians, reports christiannews.net....

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Bangalore Seminary gets new rector

Father Mathias fills the vacancy left by Father Thomas, whose body was found inside the seminary building on the morning of April 1, 2013. Bangaluru:  Jesuit Father Joseph Benedict Mathias has been appointed Rector of St. Peter's Pontifical Seminary in...

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Discalced nuns fear for safety

Story By: mattersindia.com.  Mangaluru – The discalced nuns of cloistered monastery in Mangaluru dedicated to Sacred Heart of Jesus, who live an enclosed life spending minimum seven hours a day in prayers, have been forced to run from pillar to post...

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Unattached Christians seek burial place

Story By: mattersindia.com.  Nagercoil: A group of Christians not attached to any denominations Monday staged a demonstration in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, to demand a separate burial ground. “A common burial ground is a must for those who are not members of...

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Losing Our Religion!

Katherine Ozment, the writer,  is a freelance writer with twenty years of publishing experience, including senior editing stints at Boston magazine and National Geographic. Her musings on the ups and downs of raising three children have been published in such venues as The New York...

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Refuse funds from liquor dealers: Kerala bishops

Story By: mattersindia.com Kochi I: The faithful should not accept donation from liquor dealers, said the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council (KCBC). The KCBC Temperance Commission made the suggestion in a circular issued here on Sunday, in connection with the observance of...

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Pope responds to question about married priests

Source: Catholic News Agency.  While addressing the priests of the Diocese of Rome on Thursday, Pope Francis also responded to a question about married priests, underscoring that the Church has great concern for priests who leave ministry to get married and...

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Spirit Guides and the Near-Death Experience

By Kevin Williams   Peg Abernathy (www.self-full-life.com) is a near-death experiencer who knows a lot about spirit guides. Her near-death experience and subsequent transformation is documented in her book The Self-Full Life: A True Story That Will Help Your Soul Remember where she...