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Mangaluru: Lourdes Central School celebrates Gandhi Jayanthi

October 5: Gandhi Jayanthi was celebrated at Lourdes Central School, Bejai, on Monday, October 2, at the school grounds.

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MY DAD MY MOM - A short film by Fr Nelson D’Almeida released

October 3:A short movie – MY DAD MY MOM, directed, produced and written by Fr Nelson D’Almeida, professor, St Joseph Seminary, Jeppu, Mangalore, was released by Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore, on 3rd October.

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Pastoral visit to Holy Family Church, Brahmavar

September 30:It was a joyful and memorable event for the parishioners of Holy Family Church, Brahmavar when their shepherd, The Bishop of Udupi, Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo visited them from 23th to 25th of September, 2017.

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Catholic psychologists’ national conference held in Mangalore

September 26: The 18th National Conference of Catholic Psychologists of India was held from September 22 to 24 at Shanthikiran in Bajjodi here.

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18th National Catholic Conference of Catholic Psychologists of India

September 23:"Psychologists must help people to know their true self" – Bishop Aloysius Paul D’Souza at CCPI National Conference.

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Newly built Presbytery inaugurated at Kifaru Parish, Tanzania

September 18:The long newly built Presbytery at Kifaru Parish, Same Tanzania was inaugurated on 10th September 2017.

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Graduation Ceremony at St Joseph Boys’ Science Secondary School

September 16:The ninth of September 2017 was a red letter day in the history of St. Joseph Boys’ Science Secondary School, Same diocese in Tanzania.

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The Feast of Nativity of Our Lady (’Monthi Fest’) and the Blessing of new corn celebrated

September 16:The feast of Nativity of Our Lady( ’Monthi Fest’) and the Blessing of new corn was celebrated with devotion and enthusiasm, at St Joseph Boy’s Science Secondary School, Kifaru Parish, Same, Tanzania on 8th September 2017.

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Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh (R) condemns the murder of Gawri Lankseh

September 16:The members of Catholic Sabha Mangaluru Pradesh on Thursday September 14 held a strong protest condemning the recent murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh.

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60th Batch of GNM of Father Muller Hospital inaugurated

September 14: The inauguration of 60th Batch of General Nursing Course was inaugurated on 13th September, at Rajatha Bhavan Hall, in FMCI campus.

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Inauguration of 33rd Batch of BHMS (Homoeopathy) course 2017-18 at Father Muller’s, Deralakatte

September 14: The Inauguration of 33rd batch of BHMS course of Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College for the academic year 2017-18 was held on 12th September 2017 at College Auditorium.

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Inauguration of AHS Courses 2017-18 at Father Muller Medical College, Kankanady

September 14:The inauguration of Allied Health Science (AHS) Courses of Father Muller Medical College for the year 2017-18 was held on 12th September at the Decennial Memorial Hall in the Hospital campus, Mangalore.

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St Antony Charity Institute Jeppu Mangalore organised a Medical Camp at Vittal

September 13:In memory of 120 years of its existence St Antony Charity Institute Jeppu Mangalore organised a Medical Camp at Vittal in association with JCC Vittal, ICYM Vittal Parish and Father Mullers Medical College Mangalore .

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"Monti Feast 2017" at St. Jude Church, Pakshikere

September 13: St Jude Church and Shrine Pakshikere celebrated the feast of the birth of Mother Mary with great pomp on Friday 8th September.

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Nativity Feast celebrated at Milagres Church

September 9:Nativity feast Grand procession began at the residence of Mr James Madtha.

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A unique way of celebrating the ‘Monthi Fest’ : YCS Unit, Bejai

September 8: First time in the history of Diocese of Mangalore, Y.C.S unit of St Francis Xavier Church Bejai, has organised a unique competition called ‘GROTTO MAKING COMPETITION’.

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Catholic Sabha City Varado organised "Prathiba Puraskar 2017"

September 5: Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh (R) City Varado and Bondel unit organized Prathibha Puraskar - 2017 for the meritorious students of the 12 parishes of city deanery for X std, II PUC, Degree and Post-graduate.

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Teachers Day Celebration at Catholic Board of Education Mangalore.

September 4:Teachers Day celebration of Catholic Board of education of Mangalore diocese for its heads of institutions was held on 2 September at Pastoral Institute Hall Bajjodi.

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Faithful in large number bid final adieu to Fr J. N. Lobo at Valencia Church

September 4: Funeral Mass and final rites of Fr Joseph Nicholos Lobo was held on 1 September at Valencia Church, Mangalore.

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Mangalore-Africa Mission "Divine Mercy Drinking Water Project" at Kwnyange Village, Tanzania

September 2:Come let’s Praise God! Mangalore-Africa Mission "Divine Mercy Drinking Water Project" at Kwnyange Village has been blessed by the Merciful Lord. On 30.08.2017 at 1.30 p.m.

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Yoga above religion, it’s ancient scientific health system: Naidu

October 11:Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that though yoga has nothing to do with religion, some people unfortunately give religious overtones to the ancient scientific system, which is a disservice to humanity.

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Small communities, the heart of the Church’s mission in Kerala

October 11:The Basic Ecclesial Communities are at the heart of the Church’s mission today and are "the new way of being a Church", a missionary Congress organised by the Council of Latin Bishops of Kerala stated.

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Indian bishops denounce burning of national flag, Hindu idol

October 11:Indian Catholic bishops have denounced youths who burned the national flag and an image of a Hindu deity in Mizoram state, northeast India.

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Pope removes restrictions on Syro-Malabar Church

October 11: Pope Francis has removed administrative restrictions on Syro-Malabar Church by establishing two new dioceses and extending the eastern Church’s jurisdiction all across India.

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History is being distorted: Goan priest

October 10:Catholic priest and theologian Dr Victor Ferrao has said that history is being distorted by upper caste Hindus to promote their views.

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Dogs, cats, birds and turtles blessed at Sunday morning service

October 10: The pets brought in for the special blessing at St John the Evangelist Church in Ballard Estate on Oct 8 included dogs, cats, lovebirds, turtles, eagles and owls.

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Dalits protest attacks on their people for sporting mustaches

October 10:Indians belonging to socially poor Dalit groups are protesting upper caste men attacking their young men for issues such as watching a dance or sporting a mustache.

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Indians protest attacks on Dalits for sporting mustaches

October 10: Indians belonging to socially poor Dalit groups are protesting upper caste men attacking their young men for issues such as watching a dance or sporting a mustache.

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Gujarat court commutes Godhra train attack sentence to life

October 10: The Gujarat High Court on Monday commuted to life imprisonment the capital punishment of 11 convicted for burning a Sabarmati Express coach near the Godhra railway station in Gujarat in 2002 which killed 59 persons.

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No firecrackers for Delhi-NCR: SC

 

 
 

October 10:The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that there will be no sale of firecrackers during Diwali, as it restored a November 2016 order banning the sale and stocking of firecrackers in Delhi and National Capital Region.

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Kandhamal’s violence-hit Christians continue to inspire

October 9:Catholic women leaders have drawn inspiration from the faith shown by survivors of the violent anti-Christian Kandhamal attacks when they recently visited the region in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.

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Asia’s first convent is 200 years old

October 9:Asia’s oldest convent, St Patrick’s Junior College in Agra, is celebrating 200 years of the foundation of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (CJM) with four days of activities.

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Believers Church barred from receiving foreign funds

October 9: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has cancelled the FCRA registrations of the Believers Church and three of its affiliates — Ayana Charitable Trust (formerly Gospel for Asia India), Love India Ministries and Last Hour Ministry.

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New Haj policy recommends quashing subsidy

October 9: A government-appointed panel for revising India’s Haj policy has recommended abolishing subsidy for the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mekkah and Medina in Saudi Arabia besides allowing women devotees aged over 45 to travel.

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Philippine church denies trying to undermine Duterte

October 7:Philippine Catholic bishops say they are not out to undermine the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte by offering sanctuary to several policemen allegedly linked to drug-related killings.

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Faced with discrimination, Rohingya struggle for an education

October 7:Sixteen-year-old Rok Sham wants to be an engineer.

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Seven killed in IAF chopper crash in Arunachal

October 7:An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter Mi-17 V5 crashed on Friday in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on the India-China border, killing all seven people on board, an official said.

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Purohit sworn in as TN Governor

October 7: Shifted from Assam, Banwaharilal Purohit was on Friday sworn in as the Governor of Tamil Nadu where the opposition and the rebel AIADMK faction are seeking an immediate floor test in the Assembly.

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Godwoman dances with police officers, two suspended

October 6:Two Delhi Police officers were on Thursday suspended after a video showed self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa dancing with some police officials in uniform and seated on the chair of a SHO in a police station.

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Need to conserve India’s Vedic culture : RSS chief

October 6:RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday called for conservation of Vedic culture and said that there is need for research in this field to make India a superpower again.

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It took a people to give birth to ’Dutertismo’

October 11:It is easy to hate Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte when he convulses with glee at killings, dismisses laws, and treats government as his personal fiefdom.

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Hong Kong Caritas counsels against criminal sexual behavior

October 11: Priests and laypeople are among the more than 600 people who have sought to end their criminal sexual behavior through a treatment and prevention program run by Caritas in Hong Kong.

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Vietnamese bishop remembered for rebuilding poor diocese

October 11: Catholics have mourned the death of a bishop who bravely rebuilt Vietnam’s northern Thai Binh Diocese in the face of official restrictions.

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Caritas appeals for help to restore Marawi cathedral

October 11: Caritas in the Philippines is appealing for help to restore St. Mary’s Cathedral in Marawi as fears grow of malnutrition and displacement problems resulting from the ongoing terrorist attacks.

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Iraqi women visit historic monastery after its recapture from Islamic State

October 11:Last week 300 women visited a historic monastery near Mosul after its liberation from the Islamic State – a decision their priest said was made in order to show they aren’t afraid, and that Christians in Iraq are there to stay.

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Pope praises ’beautiful, complex’ diversity of Catholic Churches in India

October 11:Pope Francis on Tuesday said the variety of Catholic Churches and rites in India is a richness for the country that ought to be strengthened, and as a means of doing so, he expanded the reach of one of the country’s indigenous Churches.

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Why did Twitter reject this pro-life ad?

October 11:A political advertisement for pro-life Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has been blocked by Twitter for statements about Planned Parenthood selling fetal body parts for medical research.

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Priest who secretly ministered under Soviet rule moves closer to sainthood

October 11:On Monday Pope Francis advanced eight causes for sainthood, including a Capuchin priest who ministered underground across the Soviet Union for nearly 40 years.

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Bishop: Trump’s immigration principles will harm the vulnerable

October 11:After US President Donald Trump asked Congress to pass stricter immigration laws if they plan to grant legal status to certain undocumented immigrants, one bishop said Trump’s proposals would hurt the vulnerable.

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Everything you need to know about Fatima (Part 1)

October 10:It’s the most popular and well-known Marian apparition in the recent history of the Church.

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Migration, Reformation center of Pope’s meeting with German president

October 10:On Monday Pope Francis met German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Vatican for a conversation focused largely on migration and ecumenical dialogue in the country in light of the Reformation anniversary.

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Don’t rush to judge Columbus, anthropologist encourages

October 10:The controversies surrounding Christopher Columbus are sometimes misplaced and should not overshadow Columbus’ Christian motives in his voyages, a scholar of religious studies and anthropology has said.

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Expert ’shocked’ at lack of awareness about online abuse

October 10:At the close of a Rome conference on child protection online, a leading expert in the field said that while the statistics are well-known, he was surprised by the lack of awareness about the problem.

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Contemplative religious sisters are coming to this English diocese

October 10:The Diocese of Lancaster announced Friday that the Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priest, an order of contemplative religious sisters, are being welcomed into the diocese.

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Robert George reflects on Trump admin’s latest religious liberty moves

October 10:Two sets of announcements by the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services issued Friday both promise to broaden religious freedom protections in the United States.

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Border landmines an unseen threat to Rohingya

October 9: Salamutullah, 32, is now sheltering with his 15-member extended family at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar.

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Pakistani court suspends order to deregister rights group

October 9:A Pakistani high court has suspended a state government order to cancel the registration of a prominent human rights group which provides free legal aid to death-row prisoners.

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Philippine church denies trying to undermine Duterte

October 9:Philippine Catholic bishops say they are not out to undermine the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte by offering sanctuary to several policemen allegedly linked to drug-related killings.

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For global ’peripheries,’ poverty can lead to online exploitation

October 9:While the challenge of protecting children online is one faced throughout the world, Church leaders from Asia and Africa said that the developing world faces the compounding problem of poverty.

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One hundred years later, Fatima still offers a potent message

October 9:Although the Fatima apparitions occurred 100 years ago, the Vatican’s resident Fatima expert has said they contain a message that is both relevant and needed in the world today.

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