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Jesus teaches us  a healthy realism”

(Pope Francis celebrates mass in the St. Martha House chapel)  Rigid idealism or healthy realism?   “It’s  heresy to  say:  This  or  nothing! Jesus teaches us  a healthy realism” From Vatican Insider 09/06/2016                  At this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House, Pope...

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1.46 lakh lives lost on Indian roads last year

Road accidents in India By Somesh Jha, in the Hindu, June 10, 2016 The Hindu: Majority of road accident victims are in the 15-34 age group. File photo: K. Ananthan  (Note: It should open everyone’s eyes when they hear that...

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PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Of all creation, only humans are endowed with freedom. Choice involves freedom. Sin or evil and virtue or good deed presuppose choice. Psycho-spiritual growth involves choice. It affects all: theists, agnostics, and atheists. God of theists is considered as Force...

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Modi’s popularity on the wane: CPI

According to CPI reporter Staff Reporter in the Hindu, June 9/16 PICKING HOLES:Communist Party of India national general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy criticized the Narendra Modi Government for its alleged ‘failure’.- Photo: Nagara Gopal Party tears apart corruption-free claims of...

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     Pope: ‘Church needs to get political’

Must meddle in Politics?    CHRISTOPHER LAMB,  in Vatican insider(La stampa) 04/06/2016 Francis gives speech to world's judges on how to tackle modern day slavery Papa Francisco and Sanchez Sorondo (Note: What is the most preferred profession in the world?...

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Will Vatican Discipline Offending Bishops?

New York Times Editorial By The editorial board,  in NY Times  June 8, 2016 Pope Francis in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican last (Note: Apparently neither New York times nor people in general seem to believe or take seriously what the...

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Syro-malabar Church gets Its First  Married Deacon

 Published in Matters India, 7, 2016 Deacon Joice James with his family. Joice had pursued a total of five years of seminary study in India and London.  (Note: The discussion world wide on conferring diaconate to women in the Latin Church is...

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First US Lady President?

Hillary makes history DECCAN CHRONICLE.Jun 8, 2016 No woman before her was officially projected by a leading American political party to fight for the presidency. Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton (Photo: AP) (Note: US the oldest democracy in the...

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Colour of Hate

Reflection on Racism & Cateism – Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in Deccan Chronicle (June 7/16)  The spate of attacks on Africans since January shames us as a nation. It brings greater disgrace to a government that fails to take prompt action against...

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What is  Editorial Note? How it helps CCV Readers

Chief Editor: for benefit of Readers dr. jameskottoor First of all kindly accept the greetings of CCV editors to all our readers, writers, advisers, critics and well wishers. Uppermost in our minds is the phrase: “Thank You” for making the...

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​Women: Reopen Ordination Dialogue!

CAMPAIGNERS FOR WOMEN'S ORDINATION HAVE UNPRECEDENTED MEETING WITH VATICAN REPRESENTATIVE By Christopher Lamb in Rome, in the Tablet uk,  June 1/16 The group has been given official permission to hold a public demonstration in the gardens of Castel Sant’AngeloCampaigners calling for women priests...

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Gotthard tunnel, world’s longest, deepest

Grand tunnel vision Editorial in Asian Age, Jun 02, 2016 (Note: “United we stand, divided we fall.”  That is what the wisdom of ages and achievements of humans working together constantly exhorts us even in the midst of all factional...