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Obligatory celibacy for Priests

he Catholic Church in Australia on Friday said that obligatory celibacy may have contributed to priests abusing children, and recommended that clergy should be given ‘psychosexual’ training.“In a landmark report, an Australian Catholic Church body dealing with the legacy of...

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Pets have place in heaven: Pope

Source: Matters India Vatican City: Pope Francis confirmed during his weekly address in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square that canines, along with “all of God’s creatures,” can make it to heaven. The leader of the Catholic Church made the remark...

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How Rich Is the Catholic Church?

Nobody really knows, because religious groups don’t need to follow regular accounting and disclosure rules Pope Francis is not just the spiritual leader of one of the world’s major religions: He’s also the head of what’s probably the wealthiest institution...

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The Search for Christ – Mathew Idikkula

No one has moved the popular minds as Jesus Christ did two thousand years ago with his intensely practical teachings. He inspired, healed, and transformed many, and he continues to inspire millions by virtue of the tremendous spiritual energy that...

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A Brief History of Syro-Malabar

The Syro-Malabar Church is an Apostolic Church which traces its origin to the Apostolate of St. Thomas who, according to the tradition, landed at Cranganore in 52 AD and founded seven Christian communities at Palayur, Cranganore, Kokkamangalam, Kottakavu (Parur), Quilon, Niranam, and Chayal. It is...

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Catholic nuns lead raids on brothels in India

With the help of police, the Sisters of Mary Immaculate have put 30 human traffickers behind bars. Leaving their habits behind and disguised along with police in regular clothes, a small group of three or four nuns raid brothels in...

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Humiliation of Notre Dame -The Guardian

The past mark of French Glory, the Notre Dame Cathedral, now finds it difficult to fund a Christmas tree. Read the full report from The Guardian.  The Chinese have panda diplomacy. The Russians, it appears, prefer trees. France may have...

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മനുഷ്യനും പരിണാമവും – ദിലീപ് മമ്പള്ളില്‍

Source: http://www.mathrubhumi.com/technology/science/human-evolution-anthropology-evolutionary-theory-social-evolution-evolutionary-biology-evolution-natural-selection-science-biology-gene-505831/ സത്യത്തില്‍ മനുഷ്യന്‍ പരിണമിക്കുമോ? ഒരു ഉദാഹരണത്തില്‍ തുടങ്ങാം. എന്റെ ആദ്യ കമ്പ്യൂട്ടറിന് മെമ്മറി 512എംബി ആയിരുന്നു. ഇന്ന് 2ജിബിയില്‍ കുറഞ്ഞ മെമ്മറിയുള്ള കമ്പ്യൂട്ടറുകള്‍ വിപണിയില്‍ കാണാനേ ഇല്ല. കാരണം കമ്പ്യുട്ടര്‍ ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്നവരുടെ സാങ്കേതികമായ ആവശ്യങ്ങള്‍ (ആവാസവ്യവസ്ഥ) വര്‍ധിച്ചു. 512 എംബി ഉള്ളവ അതിജീവിച്ചില്ല. ആവാസവ്യവസ്ഥ മാറിയതോടെ കമ്പ്യൂട്ടറുകള്‍ പരിണമിച്ചു കൂടുതല്‍ മെമ്മറി ഉള്ളവയായി മാറി...

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Family synod gets down to basics of marriage, Pope says

Elise Harris: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/  Vatican City, (CNA/EWTN News)– In his weekly general audience Pope Francis started a new catechesis on the family, and explained that discussion surrounding the topic in the synod of bishops is rooted in the fundamental truths of marriage....

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Catholic Forum calls for black Christmas !

Source : UCAN Mumbai – A Catholic forum of activists has called upon community members to observe a Black Christmas this year in the wake of increased threat from Hindu fanatic groups. The Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) said it takes...

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Undeclared War on Christians

Joseph Gathia – (Source: Indian Currents) Evangelicals, mainline Protestants, Orthodox, Catholics, and Pentecostals all were present there in an unprecedented protest against fire at St. Sebastian church located in Dished Garden area in east Delhi. The faithful said that they...

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Worldwide Priests Retreat in Rome

Santosh Digal – (for Matters India)   Bhubaneswar: International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS) and Catholic Fraternity is going to organize the third Worldwide Priests’ Retreat in Rome mid next year. This is open to all Catholic ordained ministers of the various...