Tag: Catholic Church

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  • Overdue crackdown

    Overdue crackdown

    Those who created/encouraged the mindset that to even talk about sexual misconduct would invite the proverbial “fires of Hell” will now have to be wary ~ the principle of accountability has been established, and it will progressively extend itself into all spheres of the Church’s functioning.

    May 12, 2019
  • Pope Francis donates $500,000 to migrants in Mexico

    Pope Francis donates $500,000 to migrants in Mexico

    The Catholic Church said it hosts thousands of these migrants in hotels within dioceses or congregations.

    April 28, 2019
  • Satanic alibi

    Satanic alibi

    A communication on the outcome of the conference from the Catholic Bishops Conference of India, more comprehensive and authentic than media reportage, is awaited.

    February 26, 2019
  • First time ever, Pope Francis acknowledges sexual abuse of nuns at hands of priests

    First time ever, Pope Francis acknowledges sexual abuse of nuns at hands of priests

    The Pope said that the Church was aware of the issue and "working on it".

    February 6, 2019
  • Cubans inaugurate first new Catholic Church in decades

    Cubans inaugurate first new Catholic Church in decades

    The first new Roman Catholic Church to be completed in Cuba since the country's 1959 socialist revolution was inaugurated with the aid of a Florida congregation Saturday, in a ceremony that observers called a hopeful sign amid international tensions.

    January 27, 2019
  • China vs Christians

    China vs Christians

    This time, the outrageous has happened in Chengdu province where leaders and members of the Early Rain Covenant Church have been detained.

    December 14, 2018
  • A word against regulation

    A word against regulation

    Regulation of social media, like regulation of the press, should not be attempted less it offer another way for despots to control their population. When the printing press first began spreading throughout Europe in the 15thand 16thcenturies, it brought with it a revolution in and democratization of ideas. Scripture and scientific text spread rapidly and …

    October 31, 2018
  • Abdication’s price

    Abdication’s price

    The leadership of the Catholic Church in India could pay a heavy price for declining to take a lead and resolve the controversy over the now-arrested Bishop of Jalandhar before it erupted into street protests that have shaken to the core its cherished concepts of “discipline” and “obedience”. The argument that the law will take …

    October 2, 2018
  • Galileo’s damage control

    Galileo’s damage control

    The scientist considered prudence the better part of valour while dealing with Papal orthodoxy.

    September 26, 2018
  • Bishop behind bars

    Bishop behind bars

    Even if that “action” is only temporary, the damage to the Catholic Church in India is permanent. At the very outset it must be acknowledged that Franco Mulakkal may be enlarged on bail, that there is a distance between arrest and conviction, yet the case of the former Bishop of Jalandhar has so many troublesome …

    September 24, 2018
  • CBCI ‘apes’ Pilate

    CBCI ‘apes’ Pilate

    There is actually small need for a Biblical reference to link dereliction of duty with a display of moral cowardice: just over six decades back President John F Kennedy had asserted that “those who did not speak when they should lose the right to speak altogether.” The Catholic Bishop Conference of India (CBCI) runs the …

    September 19, 2018
  • Vatican vacillates..

    Vatican vacillates..

    ..And the CBCI dithers. The sum total of that reluctance to face a challenge square-on erodes the credibility of the administration of the Catholic Church in India which could actually impact the reputation of the religion itself. Particularly since cracking down on sexual abuse is not a strong point of Pope Francis’ leadership. The Kerala …

    September 13, 2018
  • The Pope and the Catholic Church

    The Pope and the Catholic Church

    When an institution sexually abuses children on an industrial scale, you won't win back trust easily. This Pope is an extremist, ignoring centuries of tradition to announce opposition to all of it at once, like a papal Che Guevara.

    September 2, 2018
  • Papal Clemency

    Papal Clemency

    It is a watershed development in the history of the Catholic church. Pope Francis has signalled a profound change in the traditional teachings of the Vatican. The death penalty, the Pope announced last Thursday, is “inadmissible” and the Catholic church would work for its abolition across the world. The risk that the Vatican might ruffle …

    August 5, 2018
  • Kerala Catholic Church opposes NCW’s proposal to scrap ‘confession’

    Kerala Catholic Church opposes NCW’s proposal to scrap ‘confession’

    Kerala Catholic Bishops Conference, the top Catholic Church body in the state, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining about the “shocking” statement issued by National Commission of Women on “confessions”.

    July 27, 2018
  • Delhi Archbishop’s ‘pray for 2019’ letter triggers controversy, HMO says minorities are safe

    Delhi Archbishop’s ‘pray for 2019’ letter triggers controversy, HMO says minorities are safe

    A massive controversy erupted a day after a letter written by the head of the Archdiocese of Delhi, Archbishop Anil Couto, asking all churches in the national capital to hold special prayers ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

    May 22, 2018
  • Catholic Church rubbishes mass wine controversy

    Catholic Church rubbishes mass wine controversy

    The Catholic Church on Thursday dismissed as an "unnecessary controversy" reports on the application of licence by various Christian communities for manufacturing of wine for mass. Speaking to the media, spokesperson of the Syro Malabar Catholic church, Paul Thelekkat said that everything is done as per the law of the land. "Churches apply for wine licenses to …

    June 8, 2017