National Justice Day : Stan Swamy is setting the Church is on Fire

National Justice Day : Stan Swamy is setting the Church is on Fire

“My country is on fire, there is none to put it out,” he said. Even as he lamented, he was perhaps unaware of another kind of fire that has begun smouldering within the Catholic Church in India. Stanislaus Lourdaswamy’s death has brought the Church to a crossroads. The fire to call out injustice and spread […]

Bethany Sisters at 100, build Houses

Bethany Sisters at 100, build Houses

The Congregation of the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany, popularly called, ‘Bethany Sisters, ’is celebrating their centenary year by building 100 houses for the poor. Father Raymond Francis Camillus Mascarenhas of Mangalore diocese founded the congregation  on July 16, 1921, at Bendur,  Mangalore (now Mangaluru,)  to cater to people on the margins, according […]

Muzaffarpur Diocesan Priest new Delhi Bishop

Muzaffarpur Diocesan Priest new Delhi Bishop

Pope Francis on July 16 appointed Father Deepak Valerian Tauro, rector of St Albert’s College in Ranchi, as the auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Delhi,  according to a press release from Father Stephen Alathara, deputy secretary general of the Conference of Catholic Bishops in India. The 54-year-old bishop-elect is a priest of the diocese […]

Indian Management mourns Jesuit Guru

Indian Management mourns Jesuit Guru

Jesuit Father Abraham Enthemkuzy, (70) widely recognized as a management expert and  also as the longest-serving director of Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, one of the best management schools in India died earlier this week due to cardiac arrest. Father Abe, as he was known among confreres,  was on born Nov 5, 1950. He […]

Church Demolished: What Next?

Church Demolished: What Next?

The demolition of a Catholic Church in the South Delhi region on Tuesday (July 12) morning has prompted widespread concern and condemnation among the Christian community. The Little Flower Church in Lado Sarai, belonging to the Syro-Malabar rite was demolished by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation citing encroachment on government’s agricultural land “by instalment of […]

‘Awesome Power’ vs the Tengdro Monks

‘Awesome Power’ vs the Tengdro Monks

A lost cellphone led to a raid on a monastery, multiple arrests,a suicide and a secret trial of four Buddhist monks in 2020, says a recently released Human Watch Report. Chinese authorities in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have prosecuted four monks who received up to 20 years in prison for dubious offenses, says Human […]

Myanmar: A Human Rights Catastrophe

Myanmar: A Human Rights Catastrophe

It is over five months since the military junta deposed Myanmar’s elected government, and the situation remains a human rights catastrophe. Efforts towards regional diplomacy have not borne results. The five-point plan adopted by ASEAN in April is yet to be implemented and has not resulted in any efforts towards de-escalation, or lessening of loss […]

Insure Your Yak against Climate Change

Insure Your Yak against Climate Change

Yak owners of the country from Sikkim to Ladakh and beyond have a reason to celebrate. For the first time in Indian insurance history , the iconic Himalayan herbivores have been accorded recognition with an insurance policy. Thanks to the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) . Long suffering yak owners can now get get financial […]

Stan will not disappear into the Dark Night

Stan will not disappear into the Dark Night

Social activists and human rights defenders have called for a nationwide ” Dark Resistance” campaign on Thursday, July 8,  when lights will be switched off at 8 PM  for a 5 minute period. The campaign will draw attention to the fate of thousands of undertrials, who like Father Stan languish in jails without bail or […]

Arrested for inciting killing of birds!

Arrested for inciting killing of birds!

Following a virtual social media storm, Police in Assam have arrested three officials in connection with the killing of more than 250 cattle egrets by the Tangla Municipal Board in Assam’s Udalguri district. The heart of the matter is a ‘direction’ by the Municipal Board to villagers to lop of bamboo groves that were the […]