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Church misuses Blasphemy-law

An Interview with Sanal Edamaruku – Relevant parts  Sanal Edamaruku is a world-renowned author and rationalist currently facing a maximum sentence of three years in prison plus fines for criticizing the Catholic Church. As president of the Indian Rationalist Association,...

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Priest abused for clicking boozing men

Source: Matters India. Thiruvananthapuram: A hunt is under way for six men who abused a priest and assaulted a church committee member at Thumpa, Kazhakkoottam police said on Wednesday, a day after the incident. The priest, Fr Ashlin Jose, was verbally...

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Dalits angry as Bihar massacre accused are acquitted

Source: UCAN. All the Dalit victims were landless agricultural workers. Patna:  Family members of the Dalits who were killed in 1999 in Bihar's Arwal district, allegedly by the outlawed, upper -caste militia Ranvir Sena men, are disheartened and devastated over...

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Another Delhi church vandalised

The incident came to light in the morning when Father Balraj reached the church. New Delhi:  A Marian grotto of a parish church under Delhi archdiocese was vandalised by two unidentified men in west Delhi’s Vikaspuri area Wednesday morning. The...

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Priests and nuns break silence

 K.P. SHIBU- FORMER PRIEST   Sunday Express 08/11/2009 MATHRUBHUMI 01/09/2012   After nun, former priest writes a tell-all book on sexual exploitation Shaju Philip : Thiruvananthapuram, Wed Sep 01 2010, 01:30 hrs Barely a year after a former Catholic nun...

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25 percent of nuns unhappy

Kerala nuns unhappy, finds church study Shaju Philip : Thiruvanananthapuram, Tue Jan 27 2009, 00:56 hrs Updated: Sun, 5 Aug 2012 10:30 IST A Church study has found that 25 per cent of nuns in Kerala were not happy with their way of...

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Conversion Crusade

Competes for people’s souls Harsh Mander in Hindustan Times, Jan, 13, 2015     (Note: The writer is director, Centre for Equity Studies. He makes three striking points not to be missed: 1.Glamour of Christianity is its missionary dedication to serve...

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Fostering Gender Balance in Religion

Mother Pelican, A Journal of Solidarity and Sustainability has published its January issue with a thorough study on gender considerations and discriminations in religions. At a time when Church is discussing Ordination of Women in Sacramental Churches, this issue seems to...

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Report: Christians face worsening mistreatment around the world

Open Doors International said 2014 had the highest level of global persecution of Christians in the modern era Source: Catholic Herald. An international report has warned that Christians face worsening mistreatment worldwide and called for “urgent action” by Western governments...

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Catholic ex-priests, nuns to meet in Kochi

A 101-member committee, comprising former priests and nuns, has been formed for organising the conference.   Kochi:  Catholic priests and nuns who have left their ministerial in the Church will meet in Kochi in late February demanding social acceptance and...

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Vatican suspends Bangalore priest accused of rape

സൌര്‍ചെ: UCAN Activists are now campaigning for reopening of the case. Bangalore:  The Vatican has suspended a priest of Bangalore archdiocese accused of rape in what is described as a first in India. Father S Bartholomeow, the parish priest of...

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Kejriwal vs Modi again?

  All is not lost for AAP in Delhi Suryakiran Tiwari, in Hindustan times,  January 12, 2015   (Writer Suryakiran Tiwari aka Politicalbaaba runs a popular blog on Indian politics and elections. Politicalbaaba has been nominated by The Guardian as...