Pope Francis: The World’s New ‘AI Guru’!

Pope Francis: The World’s New  ‘AI Guru’!

In the ever-evolving world of artificial intelligence, the last person you might expect to find at the forefront of ethical AI governance is an octogenarian who admits he can’t use a computer. Yet, Pope Francis, with his endearing humility and profound wisdom, has emerged as a guiding light for the tech giants wrestling with the […]

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 […]

Vatican issues New Guidelines on ‘Religious Phenomena’

Vatican issues New Guidelines on ‘Religious Phenomena’

ROME — Claims of weeping statues, apparitions of divine personages of all orders, and miraculous bread are less likely to be accepted as ‘miracles’ by the Catholic Church. The Vatican has introduced new guidelines on unexplained religious phenomena, significantly altering the way the Roman Catholic Church addresses claims of supernatural events, such as weeping statues […]

Indonesian Bishops shift Ash Wednesday for Elections

Indonesian Bishops shift Ash Wednesday for Elections

Suppose the Indian elections are scheduled for Ash Wednesday 14th October, what would the Church in India do? This story comes from Indonesia. In a unique move reflective of the diverse challenges faced by religious communities globally, Catholic bishops in Indonesia are making a temporary liturgical adjustment as the country prepares for its presidential election. […]

Chaldean Christians to Fast for Peace and Stability

Chaldean Christians to Fast for Peace and Stability

Ash Wednesday falls on February 14 this year. In preparation for the upcoming Lenten season, Cardinal Louis Raphaël Sako, the Chaldean Patriarch, has called on Iraq’s Christians to observe the traditional Nineveh Fast with a special intention this year. The Nineveh Fast, a three-day discipline observed in the Syriac tradition, is a time for believers […]

What went wrong at the Modi Christmas party?

What went wrong at the Modi Christmas party?

As the Christmas season wraps the world in a spirit of joy, love, and hope, Christians in India reflect on their profound contributions to the nation while facing continuous challenges and attacks under the ruling regime. Amidst the festivities, it’s evident that the Christian community has played a significant role in India’s history. From the […]

Embracing a More Inclusive Catholicism: The Case for Liberal Catholics

Embracing a More Inclusive Catholicism: The Case for Liberal Catholics

Dominican Sister Lucía Caram, who lives in Spain but is Argentinian, said during a recent television program that she is in favor of homosexual couples being able to “marry in the Church.” In recent years, the Catholic Church has found itself at a crossroads, facing complex questions about its stance on social issues, particularly regarding […]

The Church in India Prepares for 2025 Jubilee with a Message of Hope

The Church in India Prepares for 2025 Jubilee with a Message of Hope

Goa, India – The Catholic Church in India is gearing up to participate in the upcoming Jubilee of 2025 with joy and a profound sense of responsibility towards its evangelizing mission. The central theme for this significant event is “Pilgrims of Hope.” Cardinal Filipe Neri Ferrao, the Archbishop of Goa-Daman and President of the Conference […]

As Pope Francis moves forward, ‘Backward -looking’ moralists will be Left Behind

As Pope Francis moves forward, ‘Backward -looking’ moralists will be Left Behind

Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, recently spoke out against conservative Catholics in the United States, calling them “reactionary” and expressing his concern about their influence. This marks one of his strongest criticisms of these influential figures who have been critical of his leadership for over a decade. The Pope’s comments were made […]

Robbers tie up Parish priest, make off with donations

Robbers tie up Parish priest, make off with donations

Three masked men tied up a Catholic priest and robbed him of his money in broad daylight in the Raipur archdiocese of Chhattisgarh. Father Varghese Thekkekut, is  parish priest of St. Theresa of AvilaChurch  at Bagbahra in Mahasamund district. The parish is 89 km east of Raipur, the state capital. The men called on the […]

India’s First Catholic Saint and Martyr: Gonsalo Garcia

India’s First Catholic Saint and Martyr: Gonsalo Garcia

Gonsalo Garcia is a name that may not be familiar to many people, but his legacy as the first Indian Catholic missionary to be martyred in Japan is one of great significance. He born on Feb. 5, 1556 in Agashi village in western India’s Vasai (formerly Bassein) area. His father was a Portuguese soldier stationed […]

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