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UCAN News - Aug 22

Indian News
Pilgrims walking to Velankanni attacked in Tamil Nadu
  Hard-line Hindu group blamed for beating up pilgrims and destroying Marian statue in Tamil Nadu state.
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Matters India - Aug 22

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Women commission wants those targeting Kalappura arrested

By Matters India Reporter New Delhi, August 21, 2019: The National Women’s Commission (NWC) on August 21 asked Kerala police chief Loknath Behera to arrest those targeting Sister Lucy Kalappura, who was recently expelled from her ... Read more  
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UCA Asia News - Aug 22

Prime ministers, presidents and heads of international banks have caused a potential catastrophe

VAtican Dossier - Aug 22

 
Sexual Abuse and Protection of Minors

Cardinal Pell Loses Appeal to Victoria Supreme Court

Cardinal’s Lawyers Have 28 Days to File Final Appeal

21 Sunday C: Liturgical Prayers

Greetings
The Lord has gathered us here,
however different we may be from one another,
to become one in him and to be a sample
of the unity in variety of the whole Church.
May the one Lord of all unite us
and be always with you. 
R/ And also with you.

Matters India - Aug 21

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Judge withdraws observation against Christian educational institutes

By Matters India Reporter Chennai, August 20, 2019: Madras High Court judge Justice S Vaidyanathan on August 20 withdrew his controversial observation that co-education in Christian institutes was "highly unsafe" for the future of girl children. The ... Read more  
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UCAN News - Aug 20

Indian News
Police file case against Kerala convent for locking up nun
 She had been in disagreement with her superiors for some time.
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UCAN News - Aug 19

Indian News
Syro-Malabar bishops’ synod opens today
  The Synod in the Oriental Churches is vested with immense power to take decision in all matters which affects the life of the Church.
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21 Sunday C: Universality of Salvation


The universality of salvation is the message from all the readings on this day. Salvation does not belong to any special race or culture but to those who accept Christ. It is the desire of God that all should be saved. Some who are regarded as last will be saved while the first called may be last.

Aug 19-24: 20th Week - Weekday Homilies


Aug 19 Monday (Saint John Eudes, Priest): Mt 19:16-22: 16 And behold, one came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?” 17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? One there is who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” 18 He said to him, “Which?” And Jesus said, “You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, 19 Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 20 The young man said to him, “All these I have observed; what do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.