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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...

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National United Christian Forum raises serious concerns

Rev Richard Howell New Delhi: The National United Christian Forum (NUCF) comprising three leading Churches of India Saturday voiced serious concern about the current situation of the minorities, particularly the Christians in India The forum comprising the Catholic Bishops’ Conference...

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Church of England’s first female bishop

The Rev Libby Lane, a parish priest from Crewe, is the surprise choice for the Church of England’s first female  bishop. She has been appointed suffragan (assistant) bishop of Stockport, which the church counts as part of Chester diocese. Her...