Apostolic Nuncio visits Patna with Pallium for Archbishop

Apostolic Nuncio visits Patna with Pallium  for Archbishop

Apostolic Nuncio to India Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli was given a rousing welcome during his first visit to The Queen of Apostles Parish in the Kurji locality of Patna, the largest parish in Patna Archdiocese. A special escort of honour escorted the car carrying the Papal Nuncio from the Seva Kendra complex to the Queen of […]

St. Teresa of Avila’s handwriting, now on your computer!

St. Teresa of Avila’s handwriting, now on your computer!

Now there’s a computer font based on St. Teresa of Avila’s handwriting Fr. Martín Larios scanned the saint’s writing so we can type exactly as she wrote. Want to write like a saint? Now you can, thanks to the work of a Carmelite priest who has created a computer font based on the actual handwriting […]

Now, ‘Missionaries’ accused of Stealing from the Sikh Flock!

Now, ‘Missionaries’ accused of Stealing  from the Sikh Flock!

The new front for confrontation against ‘Conversions to Christianity’ is opening up along India’s North-western border, as a leading Sikh cleric accuses ‘Christian missionaries’ of ‘aggressive proselytisation’ and vows to stem the tide. Even as Archbishop Peter Machado of Bangalore and various Christian leaders have   condemned the continuous harassment on the Christian Missionaries in Karnataka […]

Pakistan born Bishop Emeritus to become a Catholic Priest

Pakistan born Bishop Emeritus to become a Catholic Priest

A prominent and retired Church of England bishop once tipped to become a future Archbishop of Canterbury has been received into the Catholic Church, and is set to be ordained as a deacon on October 28, and a priest on October 30 this year. Former Anglican bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali was received into the […]

As we get ready to journey together …

As we get ready to journey together …

On Sunday, the 17th of October, Dioceses all over the world [including our own] will inaugurate the Diocesan phase of Sixteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, it is the first phase of the synod that will conclude with the Bishops Synod in Rome in October 2023. Fr Cedric Prakash SJ reflects on […]

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 […]

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