Author: Church Citizens' Voice

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THE IRRELEVANCE OF ORGANISED RELIGIONS IN THE MODERN WORLD

Cover image: The Grand Mosque in Paris (LifeSite News)   Varghese Pamplanil   William Kilpatrick, in LifeSite News, has quoted,the apparently, “monstrous” words of a seemingly “fanatic” Cardinal Robert Sarah. The Cardinal said “Islamism is a monstrous fanaticism, which must be fought...

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THE UNJUST AND INEQUITABLE SOCIETY OF INDIA

  Varghese Pamplanil   THE BEGINNINGS The November 2020 issue of Pax Lumina paints, in Van Gough surrealistic graphics, the pitiable and miserable condition of manual scavengers, condemned to exist,shunned and ridiculed,outside the perimeter of Indian society.   What more...

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THE JUDGEMENT DAY OF RECKONING AND ACCOUNTABILITY

  Varghese Pamplanil   For the last many years, headline grabbing torrid stories of pedophile, homophobic, homosexual and other sexual perversions indulged by a large number of Catholic clerics, all across the world, more particularly in US and Australia, have...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR – THE FIFTIETH GOSPEL

Varghese Pamplanil George Nedumparambil has proposed a 5th gospel in addition to the four Canonical gospels. He may not be in the know that many gospels, known as Gnostic Gospels,  predating the gospels recognised by the Church do exist.   In...

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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...