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Us Jesuits atone for slave trade!

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY TO FAVOUR DESCENDANTS OF SLAVES IN ADMISSIONS PROCESS  By James Roberts, in Tablet uk, 01 September 2016 The new measure is to atone for its slave-trading past Georgetown University in Washington D.C. is to give preferential status in its admissions process to descendants...

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A Layman’s Guide to Canonization

(Note:  CCV's Isaac Gomes reproduces an article on Layman's Guide to Canonisation which appeared in the Hindustan Times on 28th August, 2016,) What is Canonisation? Canonisation is the act by which the Pope declares that a person practiced heroic virtue...

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CCRInt’l Press Release – Urges New Department for the Laity…..

Catholic Reform Group Urges New Department for the Laity, Family, and Life to Actively Collaborate with Lay-led Initiatives (Note: Catholic Church Reform Group Int’l, headed by Rene Reid, has forwarded the following message for immediate release.Yes, what is urgently needed now, that is, after conducting two...

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Of the baba, by the baba

Ramdev Guru in News & Ads? –  By Shailaja Bajpai, Indian Express, September 1, 2016 Ramdev is a major TV advertiser. He also makes news! (Note: Baba Ramdev is known both as a religious figure (Guru) and a business man. The commonly accepted concept...

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Man carrying his dead wife! What this says about India?

Behold the Man! (Behold India!) – Manu Joseph,  in Hindustan Time,  Aug 28, 2016 The man and his daughter had walked about 12 kilometres this way when some journalists spotted him and saw news. (ANI) (Note: “Behold the Man!” was first said...

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​Dalit anger aginst manual scavenging

'Do you want the poor to Pay Even  to  Shit?' – Top of Form (August 30, 2016 , in Reddif.com) 'We cannot let this country be a place where the poor pay to shit.' That is inhuman and unacceptable.' (Note: There is a...

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Kerala church on Affluence!

Don’t  Flaunt  Wealth  at  Weddings! By Liz Mathew, in Indian Express, August 30, 2016 Quoting reports, the Church body said more than 800 tonnes of gold are bought for weddings in Kerala, while poor girls are finding it difficult to get...

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LIFE SKETCH OF ST TERESA OF CALCUTTA

(Note:  On the occasion of the Canonisation of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, CCV's Isaac Gomes gives below a self-explanatory chronological graph of the life of the Mother.  The logo appearing on the cover is the official logo approved by...

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Now or never? Syro-malabar Diocese in Chennai?

P.C. Joseph, Chennai,  email: peeceej@hotmail.com (Note: Given below is a letter from a local group of Catholics in Chennai, mostly from Kerala, strongly opposed to the setting up of a Syromalabar Eparchy there, like Kalyan in Bombay and Faridabad in...