UCAN News - Feb 15

Indian News

Religious nationalism in India self-annihilation: bishops
 
Indian bishops say authentic nationalism respects the human dignity of all citizens, not the exclusion of some. Read more...
 

Indians celebrate Polish missioner's birth centenary
 
Father Marian Zelazek was a Nobel Prize nominee for his work to help lepers and the poor in Odisha state. Read more...
 

Calcutta archdiocese tells school to follow Pocso Act
 
The diocesan team has found several loopholes in the way the school has been conducting its affairs.Read more...
 

BJP offers to send Christians on Jerusalem trip, if elected to power in Nagaland
 
The BJP is contesting the election as an ally of the regional party Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party.Read more...
 

EC won’t act in church’s letter on saffron forces
 
“The appeal does not directly concern the electoral process or conduct of elections.", the commission said.Read more...
 

World News

Catholics launch petition against Vatican-China deal
 
Bishops' conferences worldwide asked to support campaign to stop the Holy See making an 'irreversible and regrettable' mistake. Read more...
 

Rohingya welcome plans to include UN in repatriation
 
Bangladesh signs deal letting refugee agency oversee the return of thousands of displaced people to Myanmar. Read more...
 

Features

Papua priest puts life on the line to fight injustice
 
Death threats don't deter Father Djonga from defending the poor or acting as a broker between the army and insurgents. Read more...
 

Opinion & Analysis

Remember that you are dust, and repent
 
Though we may not have become totally alienated from the church community, we have done things that betray our baptismal commitment. Read more...
 

Staying in love and the secret of being beautiful
 
Love every person that comes your way, love every moment of the day.Read more...
 

MultiMedia

Sunday Gospel Reflection with Fr Bill Grimm - Ash Wednesday
 
Welcome to Lent, a time to reflect on our ashiness and our salvation. From now till the start of the Sacred Triduum we will remember that we are Cinderella sitting in sin.Read more...