Vatican Excommunicates former Nuncio Viganò

Vatican Excommunicates former Nuncio Viganò

Vatican Takes Unprecedented Step In a rare and severe move, the Vatican has excommunicated Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, one of Pope Francis’s harshest critics. This action comes after Viganò repeatedly refused to recognize Pope Francis’s authority and criticized the liberal reforms of the Catholic Church since the 1960s. Background on Archbishop Viganò Archbishop Viganò, a […]

Celebrating the Spirit of Stan Swamy

Celebrating the Spirit of Stan Swamy

By Cedric Prakash SJ When on 5 July 2021, the fascist regime of India, killed Jesuit Fr. Stan Swamy, they succeeded only in destroying the frail body of an 84-year-old Catholic Priest. Today, three years after that fateful day, the Spirit of Stan Swamy lives on. Millions of people: the Adivasis and the Dalits, the […]

Boko Haram Strikes Northern Nigeria: Coordinated Attacks Leave 30 Dead

Boko Haram Strikes Northern Nigeria: Coordinated Attacks Leave 30 Dead

In Nigeria, a series of deadly blasts thought to have been carried out by female suicide bombers has killed more than 30 people, according to the vice-president. Kashim Shetim visited the hospital in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, on yesterday (July 1) and said there were 42 people injured, AFP reported. Female suicide bombers […]

The Hug of a Humbug!

The Hug of a Humbug!

 Another insightful observation from Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ Few will not remember Judas Iscariot and the role he played in the betrayal of Jesus! For those who don’t know or don’t remember, these passages from Sacred Scripture will help put things in perspective: And while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.” […]

America celebrates ‘Juneteenth’

America celebrates ‘Juneteenth’

On June 19, the United States commemorates Juneteenth, a pivotal day marking the end of slavery and a significant chapter in American history. Known as Emancipation Day, this day has long been celebrated by Black communities, but recent discussions on racial justice have propelled it into broader national recognition. Juneteenth, a blend of “June” and […]

Salute to the Most Valuable Players in the Sacred Blood Games

Salute to the Most Valuable Players in the Sacred Blood Games

Today, June 14th, is  World Blood Donor Day! It’s that special occasion where we celebrate those brave souls who willingly part ways with their precious life juice for the greater good. World Blood Donor Day was first established in 2004 by the World Health Organization (WHO). The date, June 14th, commemorates the birthday of Karl […]

No Love Affair better than Ours!

No Love Affair better than Ours!

Eighty years ago, Harold Terens first set foot in Normandy as a young U.S. Army Air Forces corporal, not long after D-Day. His mission was to help transport German prisoners and freed American POWs to England, a somber task in the wake of the bloody beach landings where many of his friends had fallen. Fast […]

Pope Francis: Apology for using an ‘F’ word!

Pope Francis:  Apology for using an ‘F’ word!

Earlier this week, on 28 May, Pope Francis apologized after being accused of using a highly offensive slur to refer to gay men during a private session with bishops. Unexpected Words from a Bridge-Builder The pope’s choice of words, reported by major Italian news outlets and confirmed to The Washington Post by a senior Vatican […]

Seoul: Fancy Housing to boost Birth Rate!

Seoul: Fancy Housing to boost Birth Rate!

In a move that could be described as either a bold leap forward or a desperate grasp at straws, Seoul’s Mayor Oh Se-hoon has announced a new housing scheme aimed at tackling South Korea’s demographic crisis. Seoul is in South Korea, right? But this isn’t a K-pop story. The crisis, fuelled by an alarmingly low […]

Agnikul Cosmos: Launch Aborted (Again?)

Agnikul Cosmos: Launch  Aborted (Again?)

Another Delay for Agnikul Cosmos: Fourth Aborted Launch in Three Months India’s ‘promising’ private space company, Agnikul Cosmos, faced yet another hiccup on Tuesday 28 May, with their much-anticipated rocket launch. This marks the fourth time in just three months that they’ve had to call off a test flight at the last minute. Let’s dive […]

Rajkot Court Demands SIT Report on Game Zone Fire Tragedy

Rajkot Court Demands SIT Report on Game Zone Fire Tragedy

There’s some serious legal drama unfolding in Rajkot, Gujarat. A court has just demanded a status report from the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that’s digging into the tragic ‘TRP Game Zone’ fire. This all kicked off because a plea was filed, asking for criminal cases to be registered against several high-ranking officials who were either […]

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