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EVEN ONE DRINK IS UNSAFE : STUDY

  THE TELEGRAPH, CALCUTTA G.M. MUDUR 24th August 2018   An enlightening and self-explanatory report in today's Telegraph Calcutta.  It particularly applies to states which eye huge revenue earning through sale of alcohol.  It also applies to Hill states /...

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REDEFINING OUR FREEDOM

Cover Photo:  Independence Day programme by students of Auxilium Parish Primary School, Kolkata.    * Fr Cedric Prakash SJ 18 August 2018   Social media was clogged with messages, images and videos on 15 August, the day on which India...

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PRIESTS, PREACHERS AND POLLUTION

  Cover image: Father Sony Varghese (Abraham Varghese) and Father Jaise K George, accused of raping and blackmailing a woman for several years, surrendered before a local court today. (Courtesy:  NDTV News Thiruvananthapuram 13th August 2018)   This is a...

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SHRINKING ST STEPHEN’S

  # chhotebhai (A response to the article “The Shrinking of St Stephen’s” Hindustan Times 12th August 2018)     Prof Ramachandra Guha is a historian and Gandhian of great standing, and I have often written to him expressing my...

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PROGRESSION OF PROCESSIONS

  Here is another masterpiece by Chhotebhai, a treatise on the increasing hullabaloo we are witnessing across India, all in the name of Religiosity and less Spirituality. The organisers/ processionists do not care for any civic norms by making the local...

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Reactions from Readers!

Note:  We are in receipt of too many reactions to our recent posts in the CCV. As time and pace permit we shall publish them subject wise or part by part. First there is heated discussion on Auricular confession on...

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Government wants last word on judges

THE FREE PRESS JOURNAL By Olav Albuquerque  Aug 10, 2018 07:26 am The dilly-dallying of the Government of India over the elevation of Justice K.K. Joseph to Supreme Court, is an alarming sign.  It shows that it is trying its...

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THE CONFESSION CONUNDRUM

  * JOSEPH MANI   In the wake of the confession-related scandal in Kerala, the NCW chairperson has suggested that Confession should be banned. The Churches have vehemently opposed the suggestion, naturally; the BJP government, through its Minister Alfons Kannanthanam,...