Category: Christian World

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Blacks shot outnumber whites in US

Young black men killed by US police at highest rate in year of 1,134 deaths By Jon Swaine, Oliver Laughland, Jamiles Lartey and Ciara McCarthy, in the Guardian, Thursday 31 December 2015 (Note: We wish a Happy New Year 2016...

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A Very Happy New Year!

New Year Greetings to all Readers and Friends of CCV from its Editors! dr.james kottoor, Joseph Mattappally, Zach Nedunkanal   May heavenly joy, peace, serenity and tenderness that descended on the silent and holy night, befriend you, protect you, comfort you with...

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Martyr status for Kandhamal victims?

Cardinal Gracias favors Martyr status for Kandhamal victims Published in Matters India, Story By: Santosh Digal (Note: After speaking up for the Lesbians Bombay’s Cardinal Gracias is proving once again that his ears are very much attuned to various ground...

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Doctor of canon law, Zero in commonsense

                Fr. Nobi Ambookkan, vicar of Ollur church The recent events at the Ollur parish in the diocese of Trissur ought to be an eye opener for all parish priests and bishops in Kerala. The church has to pay to...

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How we worship God is of vital importance

by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith taken from Catholic Herald (Curtsy – The Laitytude) There are profoundly differing visions of God in the world, and these dictate the sort of societies that we have built for ourselves Over at the National Review, the leading conservative...

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The Italian priest who discovered soul of India

Story By: Lissy Maruthanakuzhy, Matters India reporter When I first met Fr Joseph Maurus Ferrero in 1980s, I had already read two of his books. So, my first question to him was: “How did you start writing?” He answered casually, but...

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Sixty years of crib making

(Story: Matters India editor) When one thinks about Christmas preparations, it is the making of the crib that tops the list of priorities. Some have a traditional crib, a sort of family heirloom, while others make a different one every...

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JESUS CHRIST, SANTA CLAUS and COCA COLA,

24 December 2015 SANAL EDAMARUKU I write this message to you from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The Finnish equivalent of the major Christmas myth Santa Claus is joulupukki, who has his origin in the pre-Christian Nordic shaman tradition of...

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A Merry Christmas and a Befitting Personality

Swami Snehananda Jyoti Personality generally means those qualities that describe an individual. Gordon Allport, a well-known personality psychologist, who extensively studied personality of individuals, their traits and characteristics, defined personality as “the dynamic organization within the individual of those psychophysical...

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24 virtues needed to work in the Curia

Pope outlines 24 virtues Collaborators need to work in the Curia ANDREA TORNIELLI, In Vatican Insider, 21/12/2015 Pope Francis meets heads of dicasteries for the traditional Christmas greetings, making an indirect reference to Vatileaks 2: reform is to go ahead...

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Happy Christmas & Heavenly Peace to You!

Happy Christmas & Heavenly Peace to You CCV Readers & Well Wishers! Christmas is God befriending us In Jesus through His loving embrace Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us in loving embrace “You are my Friends, I have chosen you...

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Gandhiji and Christmas

                A Christmas message                 from Mahatma Gandhi (Note: Our friend Fr Dr. Anthoniraj Thumma from Hyderabad, Executive director of Ecumenism forwarded this timely message to us. Feast days does not mean fasting days are over. No pain, no gain,...