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Northeast’s legendary missionary passes away

Dimapur: The first Indian to join the Salesians as a missionary for the country’s northeastern region will be laid to rest on December 26 in Dimapur, Nagaland Salesian Fr. Joseph Edakkudan died on December 22 at Bosco College of Teacher...

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CCRI STRATEGY TEAM TELECONFERENCE: 12/15/14

Present: John Buggy, Peter Wilkinson, Brendan Butler, Virginia Saldanha, Janet Hauter, Bob Kaiser, Rene Reid Opening prayer Approval of “Who We Are” for posting on our website Discussion occurred for last moment revisions.  Final agreed-upon version of Who We Are...

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Formula for Life – Swami Snehananda Jyoti

Salvation for humanity consists in unity of humanity. Humanity's destination then is unity of humanity collectively, and self-realization coming out of exhausting all potentials one is endowed with to become what can be individually. How can we all live in...

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Christmas with heavy heart – Archbishop Anil Couto

Christians celebrate Christmas with heavy heart The statement was signed by Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi and other Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant Bishops and civil society leaders.   India:  Bishops and Christian leaders India say they celebrate Christmas this year with...

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Tamil Nadu gets new diocese

The new diocese has been created with territories taken from the Kottar diocese, making it a suffragan of Madurai Archdiocese. Vatican City:      Pope Francis has created Kuzhithurai as a new diocese in Tamil Nadu.  He erected the Latin...

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Example for Catholics

Olympic figure skating star hailed as example for Catholic Addie Mena     Washington D.C., Feb 16, 2014 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic Olympian and international skating superstar Kim Yuna is a role model not only of dedication and...

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Santa ki Jai – Sagarika Ghose

(Here is some serious stuff to chew on both for RSS-Sanghparivar and Christians all over. Never miss reading Sagarika Ghose as she is a writer with precious ideas and forceful language. This article is the right message for those who...

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Vatican bureaucracy has ‘spiritual Alzheimer’s’

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis launched a blistering attack on the Vatican bureaucracy Monday, outlining a "catalog of illnesses" that plague the church's central administration, including "spiritual Alzheimer's" and gossipy cliques. The pope's traditional Christmas greeting to the cardinals,...

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The key to discipleship

Carol Harris As I was reading the article from NCR this morning regarding this weekend's readings, this jumped out at me: "… the key to discipleship, the essence of being servants of God, lies very little in the plans we...

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Church criticizes Kerala government on liquour policy

Kottayam – The Church of South India (CSI) deputy moderator Thomas K Oommen has severely criticized state government’s decision to make changes in its liquor policy. The bishop on Friday slammed chief minister Oommen Chandy for sabotaging the liquor policy. This...

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Thoughts that matter…

Stop reading the Bible like a car manual This is inevitable when there are still so many Christians who read the Bible like a car manual or a science textbook, rather than the collection of historical writing, poetry (and, dare...