The show must go on …

The show must go on …

What does one do when the chief guest of the event of the year  just doesn’t turn up on time? What if you get the news that the that person will probably be half an hour late? And what if that half hour stretches on to become two full hours? That’s not something that you’re […]

Two priests and an Angel give Darshan his sight

Two priests and an Angel give Darshan his sight

A 21-year old tribal boy from the Ooladbari tea  gardens of North Bengal, survivor of a near fatal accident,  two years and nine months ago, can now lead a normal life, thanks to the intervention of  two Salesian priests and an ‘angel’ from Italy.  Darshan Oraon,  abandoned by his parents, lives with his ailing grandmother […]

Nun in Assam makes safe space for Third Gender

Nun in Assam makes safe space for Third Gender

The passion of a pioneering Catholic nun for Guwahati’s third gender, championing their dignity, rights and recognition, has resulted in the first Church approved shelter for the Hijra community in Assam.The Catholic Church has started its first safe house  for the marginalized transgender community in the Northeastern State of Assam this month. The opening of […]

Send Stan to Holy Family Hospital: High Court

Send Stan to Holy Family Hospital: High Court

Jesuit father Stan is to be moved to Catholic-run Hospital for two weeks. The Bombay High Court on Friday (May 28) has  directed the Maharashtra government to transfer the under-trial  Jesuit Father Stan Swamy, 84, to the Holy Family Hospital from Taloja Central Jail and treat him. Jesuit father Cedric Prakash in a message said, […]

Coming soon: Christian Crematorium?

Coming soon: Christian Crematorium?

Will Cremation become an acceptable practice for Indian Christians? Graveyards are filling up, and congestion in the existing cemeteries have sparked heated debates. Some radical priests even want to dig up heritage tombs and make space for the dear departed. It’s interesting how the corona virus may soon break down resistance to the idea of […]

Breathing Hope in Times of Distress

Breathing Hope in Times of Distress

Even as India continues to report a daily covid-19  infection rate of over 350,000 and the media is replete with distress stories from all over the country, the Good News is that several Catholic dioceses and institutions have come forward to help the affected in whatever way they can. Only yesterday, somebody sent us the […]

A Smashing Tale from Bihar

A Smashing Tale from Bihar

On Christmas Day, a dastardly act of vandalism took place in Bihar’s capital city. The Quila House Museum, probably the largest privately owned collection of artifacts and cultural treasures in the state, was broken into by a weapon wielding mob, that rampaged through the grounds and smashed priceless figurines and heirlooms. It’s surprising that this […]

Fictional ‘Yeshu’ disturbs Christians in India

Fictional ‘Yeshu’ disturbs Christians in India

It’s a TV series called ‘Yeshu’, the Hindi name for Jesus and it’s slated for telecast on ‘&TV’ a ZEE TV subsidiary, on December 22. This TV series, produced and directed by Arvind Babbal is being touted as having ‘a never before story line’. The claim is certainly true, because what’s being promised by the […]

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