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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...

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IS fighter changes heart after “death”

Aleppo (story – Matters India) – An ISIS jihadist has recently converted to Christianity after being left for dead near the eastern border of Syria where he was finally rescued by Christian missionaries from the region, reported the Aleppo Herald...

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Dalit Liberation Theology: Interview with James Massey

Story: Matters India. Reverend James Massey, who died March 3, was a leading Dalit Christian theologian, one of the pioneers in the field. He wrote several books on Dalit Christian theology. He was the general secretary of the Indian Society for...