Monthly Archive: October 2020

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Stand With Stan Now!

  -*Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ   It is more than three weeks now: on the night of 8 October 2020, the 83-year-old Jesuit Fr Stan Swamy was taken into custody by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) from his residence in...

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THE EUCHARIST— THE DRAMA BEHIND THE CURTAIN

  VARGHESE PAMPLANIL   I have gone through the introduction of Dr. James Kottoor on the write up “Eucharist Ceremony” by George Nedumparambil.   By any yardstick, George, being a non-Italian is no Latino; I am no Syro-Malabarian either. Both of...

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‘Fratelli Tutti’: Papal dreams or Vatican diversion?

Cover image: (Unsplash/Matthew Waring)   Pope Francis' latest Encyclical Fratelli Tutti meaning “all brothers and sisters” has made several news headlines.  It is particularly directed at heads of nations, leaders and social thinkers.  Church Citizens' Voice has published two timely articles on...

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“What the Dickens are Traditions?”

TRADITION, WHOSE TRADITION PLEASE? Varghese Pamplanil   What the Dickens are traditions?   This is with reference to Mr.Joseph Mani’s excellent exposition on tradition.   Webster’s Encyclopaedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language defines “tradition” as the handing down of...

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TRADITION – WHOSE TRADITION PLEASE?

        Joseph Mani   Pope Francis is undoubtedly the most liberal Pope during the last half century. When he was asked if he would allow Catholic priests to be married, he said “Never, it goes against all...

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Clergy Sex: Crisis or Constant?

In the Picture: Detail of painting "The Missionary's Adventures" by Jean-Georges Vibert. circa 1883 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) New book examines clergy sexual abuse in the wide lens of history By Thomas P. Doyle, Oct 10, 2020 & The corrupter of boys: Sodomy,...