Patna Diocese Celebrates tolerance, diversity on 100th Birthday

Patna Diocese Celebrates tolerance, diversity on 100th Birthday

Catholics across India , be they clergy, religious or laity, give witness to the Lord Jesus by leading lives of compassion, service and peace. When non-Catholic brothers and sisters who observe their lives and worship wish to lead similar lives, they are free to do so, said Most reverend Leo Cornello, Archbishop of Bhopal in […]

Pope brings 8 ‘candidates’ closer to Sainthood

Pope brings 8 ‘candidates’ closer to Sainthood

Pope Francis took 8 candidates a step closer to sainthood, among them, Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Archbishop of Warsaw, known for his heroic stand against Nazism and Communism, according to a bulletin on Vatican radio.  The Pope, on October 2, received in audience Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of […]

Vasai Archbishop says dialogue, not reaction is the response to VHP

Vasai Archbishop says dialogue, not reaction is the response to VHP

ROME – Archbishop Felix Machado of Vasai has urged Christians and the church to engage in ‘dialogue’ with right-wing political and religious forces in India. Watching what’s happening in his country today, Machado believes the need for real conversation with the Hindu majority is more urgent than ever. Speaking to a newspaper in Rome, Archbishop […]

Catholic Priest , author to preside over Marathi Lit Fest

Catholic Priest , author to preside over Marathi Lit Fest

Bombay (Mumbai): Vasai-based Catholic priest Father Francis D’Britto, writer and environmentalist, was recently elected president of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan (ABMSS) 2020, a three-day event that will be held in Osmanabad starting January 10, 2020. Fr. D’Britto, who is the first Christian to be elected president of the ABMSS, said he would like […]

Kalimpong says, Adieu Fr Gressot

Kalimpong says, Adieu Fr Gressot

Old boys and staff of St. Augustine’s school in Kalimpong would remember Father Gressot, teacher, bursar, and Principal. Fr. Edouard Gressot, 97 years old, the last surviving Canons Regular missionary who worked in Kalimpong under Darjeeling diocese, died on September 9, 2019 at St. Maurice Abbey, Switzerland. He was associated with St. Augustine’s School, Kalimpong. […]

Come September, Catholics Reflect, Rejoice , Remember

Come September, Catholics Reflect, Rejoice , Remember

Patna, Bihar: For the small Catholic community in Bihar, the month of September has special significance. September 9 marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of Patna Diocese (now archdiocese). On Sunday, September 8, most of the churches within the Archdiocese, – which currently includes the diocese of Bhagalpur (1956), Muzaffarpur (1980), Bettiah (1998), and […]

Rosaries to pray for Syria

Rosaries to pray for Syria

Pope Francis Gives Thousands of Rosaries to Catholics in Syria on the Feast of the Assumption Pope Francis blessed the rosaries made by the Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need, and said that the Syrian families that lost someone because of the war are close to his heart. Pope Francis announced Thursday that […]

Beware of False Marian Devotion, warn Catholic Bishops

Beware of False Marian Devotion, warn Catholic Bishops

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: The bishops of the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City warned Monday against a false Marian devotion and other deviant ritual practices meant to cast out evil spirits, according to UCA News. The local Church’s auxiliary bishops, Joseph Do Manh Hung (who is also serving as apostolic administrator) and Louis […]

What Catholics believe indicates level of formation

What Catholics believe indicates level of formation

The One Holy Apostolic Universal Catholic Church has stood strong through the centuries, because of the strong spiritual formation process and exercises in piety that until recently, was the bulwark of pastoral work. But with changing times, greater accent on Bible study and less stress on the Teachings of the Church has brought about a […]

Petitioner fined 25,000 for frivolity

Petitioner fined 25,000 for frivolity

Kochi: In a mischevious attempt by certain hardline anti-constitutional groups to harrass the Christians, one MS Anoop challenged the ‘constitutionality’ of Catholic Canon law. The Kerala High Court has imposed costs of 25,000 rupees on a petitioner challenging the constitutionality of the Catholic Church’s Code of Canons and its applicability in India. The Code of […]

कुष्ठ रोगियों का इलाज़ कर रहे पटना के पाँच ब्रदर्स

कुष्ठ  रोगियों का इलाज़ कर रहे पटना के पाँच ब्रदर्स

मदर टेरेसा सभी को ‘प्रेम का वाहक’ कहती थी। उनका मानना था कि खुद को गरीबों की सेवा में समर्पित कर देना मनुष्य के जीवन का मुख्य लक्ष्य है। मदर टेरेसा के इन्हीं विचारों से प्रेरित हो कर ‘मिशनरीज़ ऑफ चैरिटी ब्रदर्स’ गठित हुआ।  पटना के ढीबरा में , पटना शहर  के एकदम बाहरी हिस्से […]

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