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Don’t use communion as a political weapon!

Vatican warns US bishops: Don’t deny Biden communion – BY: MATTERS INDIA, JUNE 15, 2021   TAGGED: ABORTION, AMERICAN BISHOPS, AMERICAN CHURCH,   COMMUNION,   PRESIDENT  BIDEN      Don’t mix religion and politics, is the central message of the article below.  Communion to a Catholic, believing and...

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Cardinal Marx offers to resign!

Cardinal Marx offers to resign! Chico Harlan, Washington Post, MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2021 Reinhard Marx, Germany’s most prominent Catholic leader, has offered his resignation to the Pope Francis in a lengthy letter, citing his personal role in the “catastrophe” of sexual abuse. “I...

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Why Vijayan dumped Kerala’s Shailaja teacher?

Shailaja Teacher Came Up Against "Double-Chested" Pinarayi Vijayan, why? Sagarika Ghose, in NDTV: May 19, 2021 37C CM Pinarayi “dumped KK Shailaja teacher!” The first time I read it, my mind responded instantly: “because it casts a dark shadow over Vijayan who...

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Communal harmony, not violence please!

The Guardian view on intercommunal violence in Israel: a dangerous development with deep roots! Guardian Editorial, Fri 14 May 2021  Political rhetoric has cultivated hatred. Both Palestinian and Jewish citizens are paying the price.   In the land of the so-called Prince ...

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Here comes ‘World Laity Synod’!

Joseph mattappally (Associate editor – CCV) Here is another critical step from Global Catholic Church laity at unrest. It is a fact that since 10 years, not a single Syro Malabar Bishop’s Synod had a layman concern for consideration. This...

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French example of living in harmony!

French archdiocese gives Money to build large mosque. The Archdiocese of Tours’ financial situation has been badly affected by the COVID-19 crisis, leading to a dramatic appeal from Archbishop Vincent Jordy this month.  By Jeanne Smits, Paris correspondent, in LifeSite, Fri...

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April 1st: All fools’ Day? Dr James Kottoor

james kottoor   On Apri 1st All fools’ day in 1960s I took over as editor of New LEADER, Chennai, after completing my 4-year journalism studies in US, from Msgr. Eric D’Soosa, a saintly non-controversial editor for long. I did it...