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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...

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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....