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Marginalizing women leads to sterile society, says Pope

Vatican City, Mar 8, 2015 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Women across the globe received a special greeting on Sunday from Pope Francis, who stressed the importance of their unique perspectives on the world. “A world where women are marginalized...

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When I Look Back- 1 – Dr James Kottoor

Dr James Kottoor, a free thinker by nature, later left the Order and continued talking on the cases he stands for. Dr James became once Editor of prominent publications like New Leader and Indian Currents, and now is a veteran journalist...

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Challenges to Religious in 21st century Asia

 Hector Welgampola. As home of the world’s main religions, Asia has been the font and source of mysticism. The ancient continent’s celestial heights, expansive deserts and sprawling wilderness whetted early Asians’ yearning for the sublime. This search inspired varied forms...

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What is at Stake? Swamy (Dr)Snehananda Jyoti

 (A short article exposing our inability to live what we believe. Swami Snehananda Jyothi spent most of his life in USA. Quite attracted in distinct philosophies, he founded the 'East-West Awakening Ministries', which means an effective sharing of the philosophies...

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Why Meditating Is Better Than Taking Pills

Finding peace and stillness within yourself is CRUCIAL to your body’s health. 90% of all diseases and illnesses are either caused or aggravated by stress, and meditation is a great way to restore balance in your body. A shift in...

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Gandhiji’s Monkey

 A very thought provoking article from Sri Rakesh Mittal IAS.  He had been an administrative officer in Uttar Pradesh state cadre for about 35 years. He is a spiritual man with high moral values and a selfless heart. His mission in life...

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A Family of Saints!

Saints in the Little Flower family grow as parents set for canonization   Marta Jimenez and Elise Harris Vatican City, Mar 4, 2015 / 03:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Last week it was informally announced to journalists that the parents of St....

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Shan state (Myanmar) conflict reaches Catholic parish

Church attacked, priests questioned, staffers detained in Myanmar.   Myanmar:  A Catholic parish in Myanmar’s northern Shan state became embroiled in the region’s spiraling conflict last week when small artillery shells landed in the church compound. Kutkai Township, located between...

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Seekers of Truth

This is the extract of the Presidential address given by Dr MP Mathai, Professor (Retd), Gandhian studies, Gujarat Vidyapeet, during the first national convention of 'KCRM – Ex-priests, Nuns association' held at Kochi  on 28th Feb. 2015. Oh bold seekers...

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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...