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Student suicides in India lead to words of caution

Senior church officials warn parents to ease up on pressuring their children. New Delhi (Posted on May 11, 2016, 4:42 PM) UCAN:  Parental pressure on children to excel in school is a major cause of student suicides in India, senior...

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Mindset change needed to counter crimes against women

Caste, poverty and patriarchal society prejudices in India play a major role in this abuse, say Catholic Church officials. Posted on May 10, 2016, 6:08 PM New Delhi (UCAN):  Catholic leaders in India are calling for a change in mindset to...

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Jharkhand Lutheran pastor found murdered

Murder of a Lutheran minister is latest of anti-Christian violence in India’s tribal-dominated state. Bhopal: (Posted on May 9, 2016, 5:21 PM) The murder of a Lutheran minister in India's tribal-dominated Jharkhand state shows that Christians are now becoming a target...

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Bishop Kidnaped by priests

Indian Currents on corruption in RC  Church – An Alert from Cuddapah Dr Suresh Mathew (Editor, Indian Currents, Delhi, 09-15 May 2016) Bishop Prasad Gallela of Cuddapah Diocese, kidnapped, torchured by 3 priests for money (Note: The truth is that there...

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Indian bishops seek to mend fences with Hindus

Meeting with Modi sends positive message of friendship to those who orchestrate violence against Christians – Christopher Joseph Posted on May 3, 2016, 6:31 PM (UCAN)  New Delhi:  Catholic Church leaders in India, including bishops' conference president Cardinal Baselios Cleemis recently met...

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Kandhamal tale in new light 

Published on: 5:15 pm, May 6, 2016 Story By: Mattersindia.com New Delhi: The killing of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati in Kandhamal district in 2008 was carried out by forces who had envisaged subsequent collateral damage, a new book released Thursday said. The book Who Killed...

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Dorothy Day: not your off-the-shelf saint

Dorothy Day stings consciences! ​ Kevin Ryan, in  MERCATORNET  May 4 2016 "a thorn in the conscience of the comfortable"​ Despite her wild past and radical politics, an American woman’s life has inspired many             (Note: Saints and sinners are...

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Two priests among 14 arrested in bishop’s kidnapping

Police in south India said accused were motivated by 'greed for money and power'. Posted on May 3, 2016, 6:27 PM New Delhi (UCAN): Two Catholic priests were among 14 people arrested May 2 for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting Bishop Prasad...