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Matters India - Oct 16

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Kerala doctor questions miracle requirement for canonization

By Matters India Reporter Kochi, October 15, 2019: A doctor in Kerala has questioned the Catholic Church’s dependence on miracles to declare someone a saint. Sulphi Noohu, secretary of the Kerala unit of the Indian Medical Association ...Read more
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Matters India - Oct 14

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Prime minister, political, religious leaders mourn Jala's death

By Matters India Reporter Shillong, Oct. 12, 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi led political and religious leaders to mourn the death of Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong in a car accident in California. The Salesian archbishop “will ...Read more
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Vatican Dossier - Oct 14

 
Pope and Holy See

It’s Official: Saint John Henry Newman, Canonized by Pope Francis in Rome

Along with Four Other New Saints

29th Sunday C - Persistent Widow


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Mission Sunday - Oct 20


Is 53: 10-11; Heb 4: 14-16; Mark 10: 35-45
During the American Revolution, a man in civilian clothes rode past a group of soldiers who were busy pulling out a horse carriage stuck in deep mud. Their officer was shouting instructions to them while making no attempt to help. The stranger who witnessed the scene asked the officer why he wasn't helping. With great dignity, the officer replied, "Sir, I am a Corporal!" The stranger dismounted from his horse and proceeded to help the exhausted soldiers himself.

Matters India - Oct 12

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Former Chikmagalur bishop dies

By C V Joseph Bengaluru, October 10, 2019: Former Bishop John Baptist Sequeira of Chikmagalur died on October 9 due to old age ailments. The end came at the Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor, ... Read more
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28th Week: Oct 14-19: Daily Reflections


Oct 14 Monday (St. Callistus I, Pope, Martyr) https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-callistus-i/ : Lk 11:29-32: 29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah. 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the men of Nineveh, so will the Son of man be to this generation. 31 The queen of the South will arise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. 32 The men of Nineveh will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. USCCB reflections: https://youtu.be/Km3lgo0S6y4?list=PLpTzvCOJa7DD9TgXScDzmUNxVbbSBuOSi

Matters India - Oct 10

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Mauritania bishop hails Pilar missionaries’ service to Sahara nomads

By Fr. Elvis Fernandes Pilar, October 9, 2019: A visiting bishop from Mauritania has commended the Pilar missionaries from India for their loving and dedicated service to the nomads of Sahara. Bishop Martin Happe of Nouakchott, who ... Read more
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