Church must learn to operate under continual threat of persecution

Church must learn to operate under continual threat of persecution

“The Church is having to learn to operate much as the early Church in the book of Acts — under the continual threat of persecution,”  says Release International CEO Paul Robinson. UK based Release International supports Christians around the world who have been forced to flee because of their faith. Christians in Afghanistan have been […]

Persecution still alive in Odisha’s Kandhamal

Persecution still alive in Odisha’s Kandhamal

Last week in the district of Kandhamal in Odisha four families were kicked out of their own houses. The reason for this was their faith. Their houses were demolished and they were not allowed to access common public resources, such as the village well. Because of this hostile environment some of them had to flee […]

Why are MP Christians suddenly so fearful?

Why are MP Christians suddenly so fearful?

Christians in the Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh state are in a state of apprehension and fear, following repeated threats by self-styled Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists that they plan to demolish all ‘illegal’ churches in the district. Even though no serious incidents have been reported two days past the deadline, locals say that a […]

New Coordinators for CCBI

New Coordinators for CCBI

The  87th Executive committee of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), culminated with the appointment of  coordinators for the education, health, social service and media apostolate. The decision was taken during the conference’s 87th executive committee meeting held September 21-22. Salesian Father Joseph Manipadam, currently the coordinator for Education and Culture of Don […]

Student death, Jesuit Principal Arrested

Student death, Jesuit Principal Arrested

A tragic accident and death of a 14 year old student in a Jesuit run school in Williamnagar town of the North-eastern state of Meghalaya has caused a major stir in the Garo hills region. The incident took place on Tuesday September 24. Following protests, the principal of the school, Jesuit Father Melwyn Fernandes was […]

Catholic Church starts Bioethics Forum

Catholic Church starts Bioethics Forum

The Conference of Catholic Bishops’ of India (CCBI) has established a Bioethics Forum, which will be headed by Archbishop Felix Toppo SJ of Ranchi, chairman of the CCBI Commission for Theology and Doctrine, will be head the forum.  Father Christopher Vimalraj, currently the director of Germain Academy, from the Archdiocese of Bangalore is its first […]

Patna Archdiocese Floods relief to the Distressed

Patna Archdiocese Floods relief to the Distressed

As Bihar, India’s third largest state, reels under the twin misfortunes of post covid-19 instability and the onslaught of floods caused by heavy monsoons, the Christian communities and the laity, religious congregations and social action centres in Patna Archdiocese are on a relentless mission of relief to the affected. According to conservative estimates, 53 persons […]

Christian vs Muslim? The Jihad Narratives!

Christian vs Muslim? The Jihad Narratives!

Are Indian Christians becoming aggressively anti-Muslim?  It would appear so, especially if one monitors certain ‘Christian groups’ on social media. And when a Bishop, no less begins speaking the language of suspicion, one cannot sit quietly any longer. Look at some of the issues floating around:  ‘love jihad,’ [when even a certain South Indian Bishop […]

Beware The ‘Love Jihad’ Bogey

Beware The ‘Love Jihad’ Bogey

The bogey of ‘Love Jihad’ continues to be kept centre-stage! An insidious strategy to ‘de-focus’ on real issues plaguing society in India, says Cedric Prakash SJ. in this hard-hitting piece: A Bishop from Kerala, and a Chief Minister from Gujarat are both wrong Recently, a Bishop from Kerala directly accused Muslims for making ‘Catholic’ girls […]

Farewell Oscar!

Farewell Oscar!

Tributes and condolences are pouring in from all parts of the country as the Indian Christian community and national political and civic leaders mourn the death of 80 year old Oscar Fernandes, a prominent Catholic politician from Karnataka State and former Union minister, on September 13. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief over the […]

SXCMT ने नए शैक्षणिक वर्ष की शुरुआत की

SXCMT ने नए शैक्षणिक वर्ष की शुरुआत की

सेंट जेवियर्स कॉलेज ऑफ मैनेजमेंट एंड टेक्नोलॉजी (SXCMT), पटना ने बुधवार, 1 सितंबर, 2021 को तीसरे वर्ष के छात्रों के लिए एक ओरिएंटेशन सत्र के साथ नए शैक्षणिक वर्ष की शुरुआत की। कॉलेज ने पहले, ऑनलाइन परीक्षाओं का आयोजन करके छात्रों के आंतरिक मूल्यांकन को पूरा किया, जिसमें बहुविकल्पीय प्रश्न, प्रेजेंटेशनऔर मौखिक परीक्षा शामिल थी। […]