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Service of the poor is goal of Christian Education

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Service of the poor is goal of Christian Education

Calcutta: Rights of Minorities guaranteed by the constitution are being systemically eroded, and those who manage the premier Christian educational institutions of the country are worried. However, the direction of Christian educational educations is clear: service of the poor, says Calcutta Archbishop Thomas D’Souza. A national colloquium of Catholic educationists in Calcutta (16 November)  heard […]

Campaign of lies and hate targets Christians in MP

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Campaign of lies and hate targets Christians in MP

Madhya Pradesh: The peace and amity of the country is being systematically dismantled as ‘fringe groups’ of anti-socials claiming to be Hindu groups have let loose a campaign against Christians. In Sagar, the  Catholic diocese has appealed to the  government reign in radical these Hindu groups that are spreading  malicious campaigns against the Church. “Well […]

Catholics oppose eviction of Adivasis for jungle ‘adventure tourism’ scheme

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Catholics oppose eviction of Adivasis for jungle ‘adventure tourism’ scheme

Catholic bishops have lent their support to tribal communities in Jharkhand , who oppose a planned ‘corridor for wild life’ that threatens to displace thousands of people in 214 villages. The government has identified 296 hectares of land for a “wild life corridor” for elephants over four districts in the state. This meas that people […]

Good news for Indore Catholics

Good news for Indore Catholics

Martyred Indian Sister Rani Maria Vattalil, who was slain by an assassin 22 years ago in central India was proclaimed a ‘Blessed’ at a beatification ceremony at the start of a Holy Mass in Indore, Madhya Pradesh state on Saturday, Nov. 4. The nun belonging to the Franciscan Clarist Congregation was 41 when Samandar Singh, […]

Kandhamal Day in Orissa

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Kandhamal Day in Orissa

August 25 is observed as Kandhamal Day , and Archbishop John Barwa leads the campaign that asks, even after nine long years, why haven’t the victims of the worst violence against Christians in India received justice? Kandhamal in Orissa (Odisha) witnessed the biggest communal violence in 2008. Over 395 churches and worship places which belonged […]

Catholics in Bihar bid farewell to ‘Jack of All Trades’

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Catholics in Bihar bid farewell to ‘Jack of All Trades’

The citizens in Patna are going to miss the sight of the big ‘gora American in chappals’ who was often seen on a striking vintage motorbike weaving through the lanes and bye-lanes. Fr John Joseph Kenealy, a “jack of all trades” American Jesuit missionary, who cared for Bihar’s girl children decades before the government focused […]

VHP affiliated trouble makers on the prowl in MP

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VHP affiliated trouble makers on the prowl in MP

The rise of so-called fringe groups whose sole agenda seems to harass the minorities is on the rise in Madhya Pradesh. Members of Matrushakti, a female wing of the VHP, and Bajrang Dal (responsible for the gruesome burning alive of the Australian national Graham Staines and his two small sons in Orissa(Odisha) a decade or […]

Pak Agriculture University to house Catholic Church

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Pak Agriculture University to house Catholic Church

A Pakistani University will be the first to house a Catholic church and has allotted one square kilometre for its construction, a brave move given the many reports of intolerance against religious minorities in that country. While most Pakistani universities host mosques, UAF will be the first to allow a Christian house of prayer on […]

Beware of Hypocrisy, says Pope

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Beware of Hypocrisy, says Pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The diabolical language of hypocrisy, which ensnares others through flattery, has the power to destroy Christian communities, Pope Francis said. Like the Pharisees who spoke to Jesus with soothing words of adulation, Christians who engage in hypocrisy speak gently yet “brutally judge a person,” the pope said June 6 at his […]

‘Save adivasis from losing their lands’: Catholic Bishops appeal to President

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‘Save adivasis from losing their lands’: Catholic Bishops appeal to President

Over the years, social scientists and tribal activists in India have observed what appears to be a systematic scheme to move tribal people off their lands. Human rights organisations and a broad segment of social workers have observed how in the past few years, tribal communities are being systematically alienated from their traditional land holdings, […]

Goa intrigued by Priest death mystery

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Goa intrigued by Priest death mystery

Panaji, (Panjim)  Friends of priest-turned-activist Fr Bismarque Dias, who was found dead in 2015, have demanded a proper investigation into the case by the Goa crime branch, including interrogation of the five witnesses. The priest stood up to many anti-social elements and other vested interests who wanted to ruin the ecology of Goa Fr Dias, […]

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