Viganò Excommunication: Painful, but Necessary

Viganò Excommunication: Painful, but Necessary

Pope Francis’ Leadership: Strength in Openness Over the past decade, Pope Francis has garnered both admiration and criticism for his open, candid, and gentle approach. Some view these traits as weaknesses that emboldened opponent factions within the Church. Recent actions suggest a different interpretation. The excommunication of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò leaves no doubt of […]

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 […]

Facing the Heat: Struggle Amidst a Global Crisis

Facing the Heat: Struggle Amidst a Global Crisis

If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you’re probably aware that it’s been quite hot. This summer, North India has been no exception, grappling with relentless heat waves that are becoming increasingly unbearable and life-threatening. From record-breaking temperatures to devastating impacts on daily life, the heat is no longer just a discomfort—it’s a clear sign of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is the Indian Church serious about Lay Collaboration?

Is the Indian Church serious about Lay Collaboration?

‘It is ‘Laity Sunday’ once again on 26 June! A time for the Church once again to introspect and to see whether the much flaunted ‘lay collaboration’ actually exists in reality or not!‘ says Fr Cedric Prakash SJ In a highly clerical and patriarchal Church, which has stubbornly refused to accept in toto the changes […]

Mexico: Slain Jesuits Bodies found; Funeral soon.

Mexico: Slain Jesuits Bodies found; Funeral soon.

The bodies of two Jesuit priests and a tour guide shot dead this week in a gang-ravaged area of northern Mexico were found on Wednesday after a major search, authorities said.The three were killed on Monday after a suspected run-in with a wanted drug trafficker in the border state of Chihuahua, a crime that drew […]

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