Papal Nuncio conveys Pope’s Greetings on Patna Diocese Centenary

Papal Nuncio conveys Pope’s Greetings on Patna Diocese Centenary

The Catholics of Patna and Bihar celebrate 100 years of the Catholic community’s contribution to the development of Bihar, and give thanks to the Lord for providing them the numerous opportunities to be of service to others. To be a Christian means to live a life of love, because God is Love, and the way […]

Kurji Parish prepares for Patna Diocese Centenary

Kurji Parish prepares for Patna Diocese Centenary

It’s an eventful November for Patna’s Kurji Parish. After a remarkable Christ the King procession at on Sunday (the 25th), Bihar’s most populous parish prepares to play host to the Papal Nuncio and several bishops this week. It’s going to be an evening to remember, according to sources close to Kurji Parish Priest Raymond Cherubim SJ, […]

Patna’s ‘Sister Dorothy’ honoured for promoting Constitution

Presentation Sister Dorothy Fernandes, working in Bihar, was honoured for promoting democratic and republic characteristics of the Indian Constitution on Monday November 26. Catholics of Patna know her as a person with a strong commitment for the poor and disempowered. She received the award “Neelkanth Samman”  on November 26, the Constitution Day, at Mavlankar Hall […]

Poland remembers, mourns its ‘oldest nun’

Was she the oldest nun in the world? We don’t know for sure. But without a doubt, Sister Cecylia Maria was one who made a world of difference for so many people and their families. A Polish nun who was believed to be the oldest nun in the world and was recognized as a rescuer […]

An Agnostic Deconstructs the Bible Mahotsav

An Agnostic Deconstructs the Bible Mahotsav

In these troubled times, and despite what the apologists for a particular political regime want to say, these are definitely troubled times; three thousand Catholics, over half of them the rural poor, congregated at a church in Patna to acknowledge the source of their faith. And for so many who came, this was an act […]

Celebrating the Word that Transforms: Bihar Bible Mahotsav

Celebrating the Word that Transforms: Bihar Bible Mahotsav

PATNA (OCTOBER 16): The Transforming and liberating Word is at the heart of a celebration that has drawn some 3000 Catholics from different parts of Bihar to  a three day Bible Mahotsav at Queen of Apostles’ Church, Kurji, in Patna, the state capital. The festival is one of the first major events in a year- […]

To know the Bible is to know Jesus: Bible Mahotsav 2018

To know the Bible is to know Jesus: Bible Mahotsav 2018

Excitement, wonder and a sense of joyful worship  was evident at the inaugural day of the Patna Archdiocesan Bible Festival, the Bible Mahotsav. The three- day long event will feature sermons, prayer, Holy mass, singing, cultural events, and a quiz, all based on the Bible. The first Grand event of the year long Patna Archdiocesan […]

पटना महाधर्मप्रान्तीय बाइबिल महोत्सव: धर्मग्रन्थ में शान्ति एवं सदभाव का समारोह

पटना महाधर्मप्रान्तीय बाइबिल महोत्सव: धर्मग्रन्थ में शान्ति एवं सदभाव का समारोह

पटना (बिहार): दिनांक 15 अक्टूबर (सोमवार) को पूरे बिहार मे ईसाई प्रतिनिधि एवं प्रतिभागी लगभग तीन हजार की संख्या में कुर्जी स्थित ‘ प्रेरितों की महारानी ईश मंदिर गिरजाघर’ के परिसर मे एकत्रित होने जा रहे है। पिछले वर्ष पटना के महाधर्माध्यक्ष विलियम डिसूजा, ये.स. ने इस वर्ष को बाइबिल वर्ष  धोषित किया था। त्रिदिवसीय […]

Pope’s reforms, Social Justice stance make Catholic conservatives angry

Pope’s reforms, Social Justice stance make Catholic conservatives angry

Pope Francis , the first Jesuit pope, who has a deep commitment to the poor and oppressed, has become a target of a deeply entrenched coterie of conservative and fundamentalist Catholics who dislike change. Yet Francis is determined to address long standing issues of corruption and mismanagement within the Church and in the Vatican, which […]

Quit, Bishop M! say Catholics across India

Quit, Bishop M! say Catholics across India

Let’s face it. The Church in India is facing an unprecedented crisis, all because Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar continues in his seat. One one hand, the controversy is getting shriller, the allegations are flying thick and fast, and on the other, there is an eerie silence from the CBCI or from the Church authorities. […]

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