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Francis Papa not practicing what he preaches?

Editorial by dr. james kottoor         Yes, that is what even  some of his well-meaning critics say. You all know that Francis described as the “Miracle of humility in an era of vanity” is under the scanner by all  sorts...

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The origins of religions and evolution of gods

The Hebrew Bible, the starting point for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, contains remnants of primitive religions – the religion of hunter-gatherer or the  agrarian. The monotheism of Abrahamic religions evolved organically out of the ancestral milieu of primitive religions. Edward...

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POPE FRANCIS GETS REAL

Inheriting a changing Church. Image courtesy flickr user badgercatholic via Creative Commons BY PATRICIA MILLER, IN RELIGION  DISPATCHES,  APRIL 12, 2016     (Note: Delayed reactions are supposed to b e much thought over and therefore more balanced. Central to the whole discussion...

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Greatness & Corruption Bedfellows?

70-Lakh Watch, 1-Crore Car, 125 Feet vs 125 Feet; the Greater the Power, the Bigger the Abuse By By T J S George, in  the New Indian Express, 24/4/16                            (Note: “Greatness and corruption bedfellow?” was  the  title I was tempted...

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Pope hears confessions at Jubilee event for teens

Vatican City, Apr 23, 2016 / 06:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Saturday heard the confessions of young people in St. Peter's Square as part of this weekend's Jubilee for Boys and Girls, an event which is expected to...

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Discrimination seen in Christian absence in minority commission 

Published on: 5:12 pm, April 24, 2016 Story By: Basant Kumar Mohanty New Delhi: Sister Jessy Kurian, a former member of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI), sees discrimination in keeping the post of a Christian vacant in the quasi-judicial body....

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Kandhamal village ordains 12th priest 

Published on: 8:29 pm, April 22, 2016 Story By: Santosh Digal Bhubaneswar: With the ordination of two deacons on April 20, a village in Kandhamal district has 12 Catholic priests, the highest for any place in Odisha state in eastern India. Divine Word...

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Situation Ecthics of Francis Pappa?

Received from Bombay Laity                  (Note: This  letter by an Italian Journalis was forwarded by Bombay Laity.  Its content helps one to see how Pope Francis the most world-acclaimed  Pope is also becoming the most controversial person for many of  his...

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Bangalore archbishop orders closure of church 

Published on: 7:34 pm, April 22, 2016 Story By: Matters India Reporter New Delhi: Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore has ordered indefinite closure of a parish that erected the statue of a controversial priest flouting the prelate’s warning. Archbishop Moras issued the canonical...

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Lahore, Delhi Archdioceses’ pilgrimage of peace 

Published on: 1:40 am, April 23, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com A Pakistani Catholic bishop led a pilgrimage of peace and reconciliation to neighbouring India, to bring closer to each other the two south-Asian rivals that have fought several wars and conflicts since their...

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90-year-old priest becomes finally Indian 

Published on: 4:27 pm, April 22, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com Mumbai: After years of struggle and being a resident of India for over 67 years, Father Sopena, who originally hails from Spain, finally received Indian citizenship. Originally from Spain but having resided in...

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  Can divorced and remarried receive communion?

Papal  Exhortation Spreading – Confusion instead of clarity? dr.james kottoor It was on April 8th that Francis Pappa released  his long awaited Apostolic Exhortation on Family Life, “Joy of Love”. Ever since the global media has been flooded with reactions ranging from...

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Old Dreams Gone, New Dreams Born

Swami Snehananda Jyoti  I left home at the age of 17 with the dream of conquering the world for Christ. I had 16 years of rigorous training with the Jesuits before being ordained a Catholic priest in the Society of...