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Arnab Goswami of Times Now Resigns

            The Jack Reacher of Indian  Television & Anchor News Today R. Sukumar, in Live Mint, 05/11/2016 Like Lee Child's muscular man of action, Arnab Goswami is judge, jury and sometimes executioner (Note: Arnab Goswami has his friends and foes...

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Pope Calls All Religions to Follow Path of Mercy

Ours is a time of fraternity –   KATHLEEN NAAB  in Zenit,NOVEMBER 3, 2016”  (PHOTO.VA – Osservatore Romano) (Note: Mercy is the bench mark of  Francis, which is also at the heart of all religions, especially Hinduism and Islam. Recall the...

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Poll probity: A good step

DECCAN CHRONICLE. Editorial comment on 3/11/16 – Voters have a basic right to know a candidate’s academic qualifications. Union textiles minister Smriti Irani, whose qualifications were questioned by a writer who claimed there were discrepancies in her declarations in different elections...

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Pope Francis and Lutheran Archbishop Antje Jackelen embrace

  Pope embraces lady Archbishop!   After embracing female bishop, Pope spins again on women’s ordination BY KAYA OAKES  NOVEMBER 1, 2016, in religin dispaches (Note: What could have been the thoughts running through the minds of Pope Francis and Antje Jackelen, Archbishop and...

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Parishes are bad at managing finances

(Note: This article on management (mismanagement?) of church finance in the US is very much applicable to the Indian Church, feels CCVs Isaac Gomes, who has written several articles on installing Parish Finance Committee (PFC) in each parish in India...

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  Ailments in the Holy Church

What ails your Parish & Diocesan structures? Gitanjali Sudhir,  New York (Note: Our friend Gitanjali Bernard in New York has sent this with the brief letter to readers: “Dear Reader: Parishes and institutions of the Church are, as perceived as...

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Catholic Women Preach? Soon You’ll Be Able To!

Michael O'Loughlin | Oct 27 2016 , in America Catholic Review   Cover photo: Sister Jamie Phelps delivered the University of Dayton Speaker Series annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. address titled "The MLK Legacy and Its Contemporary Implications for the Social...

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Push For Equality, majority appeasement too is a problem

Modi also slams triple talaq –  TOI Editorials | Edit Page, |TOI, October 26, 2016 (Note: Finally even the PM has come out strongly against triple talaq stressing that constitutional guarantees of gender equality and freedom of choice should be protected first before particular practices,...

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You Don’t Do God Alone

Ultimate realities, where to seek? Bill McGarvey, in America national Catholic Review, Oct 12 2016 (In the pic: Paul at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting). (Note: Why are people leaving religions, gurus, swamijis, godmen, mullas, muftis, priests, pontiffs, nay even god and proclaim:...

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Requesting for Retaining Fr. Bosco SJ, in his Dalit Post

Letter from: Jayaraj Esukala, General Secretary – SIDCA, Hyderabad, Mobile : 87123 11112, 94941 40577 CC to CBCI SC/ST Commission,TCBC SC/ST Commission To,                                                                                                                                                  Fr. Amal Raj SJ                                                                                Jesuit Provincial Satyodayam, Tarnaka, Hyderabad.  Date : 20-10-2016 Dear Father, Greetings from...

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Things You Can Do After Pursuing Law

  October 23, 2016 (Note: In this article, Ms. Shelly Saluja, a Deputy Legal Manager at Reliance Jio and a Mentor at Project Abhimanyu provides advice to students on the different legal avenues one can look at, after pursuing law. Project Abhimanyu acts...

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Seeking Right Knowledge

            By Mathew Idikkula (The writer is one of CCV’s regular  columnist who lives in Chicago. His field of interest and specialization is Indian and Christian  philosophy and spirituality.  He calls Self-knowledge or “adhyatma-vidya”  the supreme right knowledge which the...