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Matters India - Oct 27

 

imageFather Stan Swamy’s bail plea rejected

Mumbai: A special court of the National Investigation Agency October 23 rejected the bail plea of Jesuit Father Stan Swamy a tribal rights activist arrested for his alleged involvement in…

imagePandemic drains Kerala’s rosary hub

By Deborah Thambi Kochi: Koonammavu a tiny village, located 27 km north of Kochi, Kerala’s commercial hub, has produced and exported an item considered integral to the Catholic faith across…

imageNun’s three-decade service to children with disabilities

By Lissy Maruthanakuzhy Old Goa: Sister Meena Dias, a member of the Sisters of Holy Family of Nazareth, is adept in training differently abled children. In 1991, she started serving…

imagePriests release book on Church financial administrative culture

By Matters India Reporter Trichy: Ten diocesan priests from Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry have released a book on the Church financial administrative culture. “It was a soul searching process while…

imageRosary, bees bring Hindu woman to Catholic faith

By Purushottam Nayak Raikia: A Hindu woman, who once opposed Christianity, now finds the Rosary a great source of peace, joy and happiness. “I always spoke ill of Christians and…

imageKandhamal orphan clears India’s toughest national exam

By Purushottam Nayak Bhubaneswar: A young Catholic woman, victim of the anti-Christian violence in 2008 in Odisha’s Kandhamal, has cleared the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), one of the…

imageWhy do the powerful want to silence Stan Swamy?

By Tony PM and Peter Martin Ranchi: Jesuit Father Stanislaus Lourduswamy’s arrest on the night of October 8 has caused a stir in India, especially in the country’s central and…

imageTwo Capuchins included in Council of Cardinals

By Matters India Reporter New Delhi: With the appointment of Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu to the Council of Cardinals (C 9), Pope Francis has selected two Capuchins among his seven…

imagePope’s same-sex marriage comments prompt support, criticism

Manila: Pope Francis’ surprise endorsement of same-sex civil unions reverberated through the Catholic world October 22, with his comments prompting criticism but also support. The supporters included Philippine President Rodrigo…

imageKerala bishops clarify Pope’s stand on same-sex marriage

Kochi: Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council (KCBC) says there is no change in the Church’s stand on same sex marriage. “The Catholic Church has not diluted its stand on family life…