UCAN News - Jun 23

Indian News

Catholic Church supports separate Gorkha homeland
The West Bengal state government has failed to work for the welfare of the people, says Bishop Stephen Lepcha of Darjeeling. Read more...

Rome Reports - Jun 23

ROME, 22-06-2017

 Fr. Zollner on clerical sex abuse: Our goal is for victims of abuse to feel listened to
June 22, 2017. In addition to training Church leaders, he suggests creating an office to respond to victims letters.

Matters India - Jun 23

Newsletter – June 23, 2017
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Bhopal archdiocese highlights Christian issues

Bhopal: The Archdiocese of Bhopal organized a peaceful sit-in to highlight various problems Christians face in Madhya Pradesh state as well as in India.
Representatives of various Churches on June 20 spoke on topics related to …
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Pope's Stirring Homily: To be Happy

Look what a homily Pope Francis gave in yesterday's mass! It's to read and reread several times ...
This is the Pope with the greatest spirituality since Peter.

"You can have flaws, be anxious, and ever angry, but do not forget that your life is the greatest enterprise in the world. Only you can stop it from going bust. Many appreciate you, admire you and love you. Remember that to be happy is not to have a sky without a storm, a road without accidents, work without fatigue, relationships without disappointments.To be happy is to find strength in forgiveness, hope in battles, security in the stage of fear, love in discord. It is not only to enjoy the smile, but also to reflect on the sadness.It is not only to celebrate the successes, but to learn lessons from the failures.It is not only to feel happy with the applause, but to be happy in anonymity. Being happy is not a fatality of destiny, but an achievement for those who can travel within themselves.

UCAN News - Jun 22

Indian News

Mizoram sees low key yoga day
Young Mizo Association urged people to stay away from any event related to yoga.Read more...


Look at this scenario!

*He stood up to preach in one of the daily weekday's evening Masses. The first thing he asked the congregation to do was to go ask someone "How was your day?".*

*Everyone went around asking, shaking and patting each others back. Some even hugged themselves!

12 Sunday A - Liturgical Prayers

1. No Room for Fear
2. Witness, Speak Up!

Greeting (See Second Reading)
It is certain that the grace of God came to us
through one man, Jesus Christ,
and it came to us as a free gift.
May Jesus pour out his grace on you
and may he always be with you. R/ And also with you.

Introduction by the Celebrant
1. No Room for Fear
Nothing can give us more trust and courage than to know that someone loves us deeply. Faith is really the trust and conviction that God loves us, and loves us deeply. When we are aware of this love there is no more room for fear. People with deep faith are not afraid of professing that faith and of speaking out and committing themselves to all that this faith and love implies. We ask Jesus in this Eucharist to fill us with faith and love and so to take all fear away from us.

Vatican Dossier - Jun 22

General Audience 

Matters India - Jun 22

Newsletter – June 22, 2017
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Miscreants vandalize cathedral church in Assam

By Matters India Reporter
Guwahati: Unidentified miscreants have vandalized tabernacle and Sacred Hosts kept inside the Catholic cathedral church in Bongaigaon in Assam, northeastern India.
The attack took place in the night of June 20, according to …
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Rome Reports - Jun 22

ROME, 21-06-2017

 Pope Francis explains in the General Audience that everyone can aspire to be saints
June 21, 2017. "Christian life is not an unattainable ideal,” he said.