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Stokes papal tensions by meeting Rome nationalist

(In the pic: US cardinal Raymond Burke) Stephanie Kirchgaessner, in the Guaridan UK Sunday Monday 6 February 2017 Pope Francis’s harshest critics are aligning themselves with Trump and his acolytes around the world, including Matteo Salvini (Cardinal Burke, the unofficial...

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Canadian Contrast

Editorial in Indian Express, February 3, 2017 Amid the rise of the far-right, Justin Trudeau’s Canada stands out as a bastion of Western multiculturalism.                  (Note: There is always a silver lining even in a dark overcast sky. We have...

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Trump has inspired a growing opposition

Editorial in US Catholic Reporter –  Editorial  in National Catholic Reporter, USA,   Feb. 3, 2017 People protest against President Donald Trump's immigration policies during a demonstration near the White House in Washington Jan. 25. (CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz) (Note: “I was a stranger...

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Canadian Contrast

Editorial in Indian Exprss, February 3, 2017. Amid the rise of the far-right, Justin Trudeau’s Canada stands out as a bastion of Western multiculturalism. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Note: There is always a silver lining even in a dark overcast...

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Fr. Theophane lived in Capuchin Ashram Thammanam

He lived in Capuchin Ashram Thammanam – Vatican starts sainthood process for Fr. Theophane Koodalloor – (Published on:  January 28, 2017 by: Matters India Reporter) (Note: The Capuchin Ashram where Fr. Theophane lived, worked, died and buried happens to be walking distance from where this...

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Highlights of Union Budget 2017-18

Source: THE HINDU    FEBRUARY 01, 2017 11:47 IST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 02, 2017 02:08 IST Cover photo: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley arrives at Parliament to present the Union Budget 2017-18, in New Delhi on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: V. Sudershan  ...

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Bishops worry over minority support to Church teachings on marriage

                        According to  Saramma Emmanuel reporting on Feb.1st from Bhopal: Catholic Church in India began to seriously ponder over revitalizing Catholic families after separate studies found only a “minority of people support the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage” in the...

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Indian-origin woman forced to  Sell  Home for 2 Pounds

Published on:  January 31, 2017 by: mattersindia.com – Rekha Patel (Note:  Coming in the wake of Brexit, triumph of Trumph and the anti-foreigner, anti-migrant conservative attitude gripping the west, this news need not surprise us. Of course we are not applying the logic, (post...

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Twitter and Trump, Putin and WikiLeaks

Narain D Batra, in the Statesman, Kolkotta, January 29, 2017 Vladimir Putin (PHOTO: Facebook) (Note: With the omnipresence of press and TV the habit of reading books have come  to a stand still. Now with the omnipresence of Facebook, Twitter and...

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Sin to call man a Sinner! An abiding message!

Kalyan Mitra, in the Statesman, Kolkata,January 28, 2017 (Note: “Never ever call man, the crown and glory of creation a sinner!” Vivekananda said it in another place. I quoted it many times. Here he is quoted as saying: “It is...

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America’s era of anger

Editorial in the Hindu, January 23, 2017 00:08 IST (Note: “What do people say I am?” Jesus asked his disciples. In the same spirit we should look around to see what people think, say and write in serious publications to...

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Racism in US, casteism in India!

Pastors need to decry racism as a sin from the pulpit – Church’s appalling Silence on Racism By Father Bryan Massingale in US Catholic publication, January 23, 2017  (Note:  Reading this article every Christian in India will jump up crying the US church is...