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Needed: A Church Shorn of Grandeur!

Episcopal affluence, extravaganza revisited        BY Bishop Alex Dias (of Port Blair)                  (Note: The moment I read this article I fell in love with the writer, whom I have never met to this day. My frantic search...

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Document awaited from predictably unpredictable pope

All is about two family Synods   By Joshua J. McElwee in NCRm Mar.10, 2016  Pope Francis accepts offertory gifts from a family during Ash Wednesday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica                         (Note: A tree will fall only in the direction to which  it...

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Marian grotto attacked in Pune

Burnt books, a packet of bindis, an earthen pot used for Hindu funerals and a tulsi pot were also found nearby. Posted on March 10, 2016, 8:41 AM  Pune (UCAN): In another attack on Christian community, unidentified people early Wednesday brunt a...

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Infallibility: Hans Küng appeals to Pope Francis

Rome has said & discussion starts?  Infallibility: Hans Küng appeals to Pope Francis By Hans Kung in  NCR, Mar. 9, 2016 Theologian Fr. Hans Küng is pictured in his office in Tubingen, Germany, in this February 2008 file photo. (CNS/KNA/Harald...

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Churches urged to nurture family 

Published on: 7:09 am, March 10, 2016 Story By: Philip Mathew, Matters India Special Correspondent Bangalore: Some 178 Catholic bishops who have responded to the challenges facing the Indian Church during an eight-day Episcopal conference have identified “declining family values” as one of...

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Evaluating Modi  Government? Cow waving the tricolour

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta,  in Asuab Age, Mar 09, 2016                          (Note: The writer Paranjoy is an educator and commentator. Looking at Modiji as the flag bearer of  the BJP  and  the PM of India one finds a double persona always...

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Women teachers jailed, principal faces arrest in Chhattisgarh 

Published on: 5:43 pm, March 8, 2016 Story By: Mattersindia.com reporter Raipur: Christians in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh live under fear after a spate of attacks targeting them and their institutions. “The Christian community lives under constant fear and we do...

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What is it all a bout? MediCar Sersvice in Kochi

Published in New Indian Express, City, March 8/16                          (Note: This is a  recent development in  Health care service located in Tripunithura, Ernakulam, Kochi. What is it all about? When you need a medical service you  go either  to  a doctor...

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Nuncio urges to promote laity, ecumenism

The one-day meeting discussed matters affecting the Latin Catholic Church in India. Posted on UCAN – March 7, 2016, 7:15 PM  Bangalore: Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, the Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal, exhorted the Church in India to promote the lay...

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Stop Saint-making Please! Please!!

Proof of God’s Unlimited Mercy? dr. james kottoor                    Wrote a certain Tyler in the internet a few days ago: “But I doubt neither John Paul II’s celibacy nor his sanctity. I really don't care about his celibacy because it's always...