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. […]

Patna Archdiocese enters Centenary Year

Patna Archdiocese enters Centenary Year

A day of prayer and adoration across churches in Patna Archdiocese marked the beginning of the Centenary celebrations of Patna Archdiocese. Earlier,  Most Reverend William D’Souza SJ, Archbishop of Patna  called for a Day of Prayer in all parishes across the state to mark the start of the Centenary year of Patna Archdiocese. In a […]

Petition against compulsory sacramental confession, dismissed by HC

Petition against compulsory sacramental confession, dismissed by HC

The sacrament of confession also called the sacrament of reconciliation is one of the fundamental practices and sacraments of the Catholic Faith, and no government that abides by the Constitution of India can interfere with this. In the midst of increasing interference and a sustained campaign by certain mischievous and vocal elements, this latest ‘petition’ […]

This was a life: Inigo Lopez de Loiola

This was a life: Inigo Lopez de Loiola

The man was a soldier, philanderer, some say as vain as a peacock, but he could read … and that one book set him on the path that has now brought excellence in education to the world! Born Inigo Lopez de Loyola in 1491, the man known as Ignatius of Loyola entered the world in […]

Catholics : a part of Bihar for over 300 years!

Catholics : a part of Bihar for over 300 years!

The 66,500 Catholics in 11 districts of  Bihar State are getting ready to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Diocese of Patna, but the history of the Catholic faith in Bihar can be traced some 398 years ago, when Jesuit Father Simon Figueredo SJ came to Patna in 1620 at the invitation of the Mughal […]

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