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Mercy  Fridays of Francis!

Pope visits hospice to highlight respect for life – Published  in mattersindia, September 17, 2016 Pope visits neonatal unit, hospice to highlight respect for life. (Note: “Mercy Fridays” every month is another matchless surprise example this 79 year old Pontiff does in following...

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Communion to the Divorced-remarried OKed

POPE PRAISES ARGENTINIAN BISHOPS' CORRECT INTERPRETATION OF AMORIS LAETITIA Francis has praised the text saying it correctly spells out the way his apostolic exhortation should be understood. Pope Francis has endorsed an interpretation of his family synod document that allows divorced...

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‘Loves of the Popes’ and the Vatican’s New Normal

By David Gibson Sep 13/16, in America, National Catholic Reviews Revelations of the private lives of popes are part of a humanizing trend Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd during "Many Hearts for the pope, messenger of peace" meeting at...

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Shake-up! Will World Order Soon Collapse?

BY DR. JAMES F. PASTOR, PH.D., J.D. In The Real Truth Magazine,    Sept.1, 2016 Islamic terrorists slaughter hundreds across Europe and America. Violent political factions vie for control after decades-long regimes fall in the Middle East. Citizens pit themselves against...

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US polls: Gap narrowing

Sep 12, 2016, Editorial in Asian Age (Note: Donald  Trump, treated as joke of Republican party’s presidential candidate, seems to be narrowing  in the gap and may even overtake Clinton by the time voting is due. That will make many...

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RSS, BJP and India’s Independence Struggle

September 5, 2016 Ajay Ghosh , in  Universal Newsnetwork (Note: The question discussed here is who started and led India’s freedom struggle, the Congress led by Gandiji and Nehru or the RSS. All have short memories of historical facts.What Gandhiji wanted was...

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Young people are leaving the faith. Here’s why

By Mark Gray, Our Sunday Vivitor Newsweekly, 8/27/2016   Many youths and young adults who have left the Church point to their belief that there is a disconnect between science and religion. Fewer young people are staying Catholic. (Note:  Arul Louis in...

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MISSING THE SAINT FOR THE MIRACLES

(Note: Chhobebhai needs no introduction.  He is known to the Indian Laity as a very committed Catholic and a prolific writer.  Here is a profound, thought-provoking and fearless article by Chhotebhai – Isaac Gomes)   After watching the canonisation ceremony...

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Poverty Elimination first!

Make action on poverty, a national priority – NCR Editorial Staff , Sep. 7, 2016 In the pic: A person sleeps on a sidewalk in New York City Aug. 11, 2015. (CNS/Justin Lane, EPA) (Note: “He has sent me to preach the good news...

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Mother Teresa: Whose Legacy? R L Francis

The procedure for the canonisation of Mother Teresa is going full steam in the Vatican. It will be a triumph for the Roman Catholic Church and Pope John Paul II. But the Pope and Catholic theologians do not realise they...

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Mother Teresa a Humanitarian Icon

Editorial  in Indian Express, September 5, 2016 Mother Teresa reached out to those that state and society had failed. (Note: Actions speak volumes and louder than a books full of words and lecturing. With one gesture of rejecting any banquet...

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Little Hope In An Unequal World

By Ajay Ghosh, Editorial, in Universal News Nerwork, Aug.29/ 16 (Note:  The  title itself is self evident. The world has been so all the time. Inequality among humans – in social, cultural,  religious,  economic and political domains — has brought only misery,...