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Mangaluru ex-deputy mayor Judith Mascarenhas dies

Former deputy mayor and social worker Judith Mascarenhas passed away here on Jan 9. She was 85. ....

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Saverapura ICYM organises unique ‘Kutma Fest’

Sept 12, 2016: Saverapura Church was establised on Dec 3, 1991 is on the verge of Silver Jubilee this year and many programmes are being organised to mark this unique milestone...

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Thousands walk to Attur Shrine declared Minor Basilica

Thousands of devotees from Belman, Shirva, Kedinje, Nitte and other places walked all the......

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Dedication of Attur Minor Basilica to believers on August 1

The dedication ceremony of St Lawrence Shrine of Attur as a Minor Basilica to the faithful will be held on August ..........

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ICYM Mangalore Diocese Central Council Elections 2016-17 held : 3-July-2016

The ICYM Central Council Annual Elections of Mangaluru Diocese for the year 2016-17 was held during the 69th Annual General Body Meeting at Urwa Church Hall on July 3 2016.........

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Titular Feast & Blessing of the renovated sanctuary at Kuntalnagar, Udupi

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The Rector of the Minor Seminary take charge

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Mangaluru, Jun 28: Catholic Sabha Episopical Ward and ICYM jointly organized a condolence meeting on Trasi accident victims and a talk on road safety at Milagres Jubilee Hall on Monday Jun.........

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’Blaze 2016’ a spiritual programme held in Milagres Hall Mangalore : June 17 - 19, 2016

‘Blaze 2016’, a spiritual programme for the youth of Mangalore, was held in Milagres Hall from 17th June 6 p.m. to 19th June 5.30 p.m.......

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Diocesan Pastoral Parishad (DPP) meeting 2016 held In Mangalore : June 17

Discussion on Amoris laetitia is a post-synodal apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis........

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Mangalore: CAP Quiz & YET winners honoured at Paladka Church

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 ICYM Paladka organise Yuva Samavesh In Mangalore  : 19-June-2016

ICYM Unit of Paladka Church organized "Yuva Samavesh" on 19 June at the Church hall. Inputs were given on traffic rules, how to avoid youth.....

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Bishop Aloysius P. D’Souza- Birthday thanksgiving mass In Mangalore

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Felicitation to Bishop Aloysius P. D’Souza at Town Hall  

On the occasion of 75 th birth day of Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D Souza bishop of Mangalore felicitation programe was organized.........

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Deacon Nelson Vaz Udupi Ordained Priest by Bishop Gerald Lobo     

 

Deacon Nelson Vaz Udupi Ordained Priest by Bishop Gerald Lobo

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Inauguration and Blessing of the St Joseph English Medium School and Building at Belman  

Inauguration and Blessing of the St Joseph English Medium School and Building at Belman

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Pastoral Visit to St Philip Neri Church, Basrur 

Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo paid his official Pastoral Visit to the Parish Priest and the faithful of St. Philip Neri Church Basru...........

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Udupi Diocesan Minor Seminary Inaugurated by Bishop Gerald Lobo at Moodubelle

Udupi Diocesan Minor Seminary Inaugurated.......

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The Titular Feast of St. Antony celebrated with devotion and joy at Kerekatte

The Titular Feast of St Anthony’s of Padua was celebrated at St. Anthony’s Shrine at Kerekatte near Siddhapura .....

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Trinity Central School’s New Building Blessed by Bishop Gerald Lobo at Perampally

Trinity Central School’s New Building Blessed.....

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More people losing their religion in Kashmir

According to revised census data, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim majority state, houses the highest number of people without a religion in ..............

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Philippine authorities on alert for another major festival

Philippine authorities will deploy some 8,000 security personnel during this year’s celebrations of the feast of ..............

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Call for foreign judges to hear war crimes in Sri Lanka

 

A government appointed committee has called for an international judge to be given a role in legal efforts to bring ............

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Muslims pledge support for Catholics in blasphemy case

Muslim activists have joined growing calls for a hardline Muslim cleric to be charged with blasphemy for insulting ...............

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Philippine coal plant accused of spewing toxic ash

A coal-fired power plant north of Manila has sparked a major row following revelations by environmental groups that ...............

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2 years on, Sikhs, Christians in Telangana await convention centres

The construction of two major religious convention centres in this 425-year-old city, Christian Bhavan and Sikh Congregation Centre, remains a ............

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Kerala tourism to tap state’s Christian heritage

Kerala Tourism is all set to tap the rich Christian heritage in the state to lure more international travellers, religious scholars, historians and pilgrims from western countries.............

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Christians in India increasingly under attack, study shows

The persecution of Christians in India has risen over the past year, pushing it up a league table of countries where the practice of the faith .........

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Catholic priest jailed on rape charges released

 

A Catholic priest arrested and jailed 16 months ago on charges of a raping a minor in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh was released as the prosecution failed to establish the ..........

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Widodo lauded for recognizing indigenous people’s rights

Indigenous communities in Indonesia have lauded a decision by President Joko Widodo granting nine indigenous groups thousands of hectares ..............

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Woman dies of swine flu in Hyderabad

One more person died of swine flu in Telangana, taking the death toll to six since August 2016, a health official said.............

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Bring new law to set up banks for poor, says Mohd.Yunus

The government of India must bring changes in banking law or come out with new legislations to create banks for poor, Nobel laureate and founder of ............

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US-based charity to aid more Catholic orphanages in India

A non-profit organisation based in Delaware’s Wilmington that helped India’s Roman Catholic nuns to build seven orphanages plans to fund ..........

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Priests should be links in chain of friendship: Kerala CM

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here on Jan 9 lauded the role of the Varapuzha Archdiocese in the development of Kerala society .............

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Assaults in India raise fear for women’s safety

Two high-profile cases of sexual violence against women in major Indian cities have raised safety concerns among women, and sparked .............

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India reduces baby deaths but still hasn’t met 2012 targets

First, the good news: 37 babies died for every 1,000 that were born in 2015, two better than the government’s projections of an infant ..............

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Tamil Nadu wants to resume Jallikattu

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Monday urged the central government to promulgate an ordinance enabling the conduct of Jallikattu .........

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A missionary sacrifice blurred in the mists of obscurity

 

The Discalced Carmelites of Goa cherishes a dream; that of pulling the first two martyrs of the worldwideorder out of obscurity..............

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Church of South India starts synod this week

 

The synod of the Church of South India (CSI), the supreme decision making body of the Protest ..........

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Cardinal Gracias denounces acquittal of nun’s alleged rapists

The acquittal of the alleged rapists of a Catholic nun in India’s Chhattisgarh state "is a ..........

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Philippine killings not on agenda at global mercy meeting

A global church meeting on mercy being held in the Philippines will not discuss President ............

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The fight over abortion law on the Isle of Man

A member of the Isle of Man’s legislature and a pro-choice campaign group are aiming to ..........

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Pro-life feminists booted from Women’s March sponsorship

Pro-life feminist organization New Wave Feminists has been removed from the official list .............

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Indonesian Christians voice religious freedom concerns

Christians are concerned about rising intolerance in Indonesia, with a significant increase in the number of religious ..............

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Muslim encourages Catholics to vote in Indonesia polls

A prominent Muslim intellectual has urged Indonesian Catholics to put any prejudices aside and vote in regional ...........

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Cardinal Tagle leads baptism of 400 children from Manila slums

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila led the baptism of some 400 children from Manila’s poor districts ............

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Philippines blocks websites over child pornography concerns

The Philippines government has blocked several commonly accessed pornography websites, on both desktop and ..............

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Attorney General nominee says he’d consider cracking down on porn

The new nominee for U.S. Attorney General has said that he would “vigorously” enforce obscenity laws, a move which .............

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New York police officer remembered for his example of mercy

Thousands gathered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Friday to commemorate and mourn the loss of Officer Steven McDonald ...........

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Cardinal Caffarra explains the reasons behind the dubia

In an interview with an Italian daily published Saturday, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra discussed at length the questions ............

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Love God now – because you might not have tomorrow, Pope says

Pope Francis reflected on Thursday how each person, not knowing what will happen in the future, has only “today” to love ..............

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St Louis archbishop foresees dire effects of proposed abortion law

 

Giving civil rights protection to abortion would undermine respect for life and threaten the religious freedom of Catholic ...........

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In Texas legislature, second thoughts about ’no-fault’ divorce

 

Changes to divorce law are up for consideration in the Texas legislature, with supporters saying it is too easy to ..............

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Looking for family history? Boston archdiocese is digitizing Catholic records

If you’ve been wanting to learn more about your family tree, a new online database is making the search easier with ................

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Balochistan under attack amid China investment

Arshad Hussain, 28, is a resident of Lyari — Karachi’s oldest suburb and home to mostly lower middle class families. On Nov. 12 last year .........

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Philippines’ Duterte announces ’National Bible Month’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has previously told Filipinos not to believe in religions especially the Catholic Church, has declared January "National Bible Month.".............

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Activists call for recovery of missing Pakistan bloggers

Church and rights campaigners in Pakistan have expressed alarm over the mysterious disappearance of four progressive activists and bloggers in the space of a week...................

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Philippine authorities on alert for another major festival

 

Philippine authorities will deploy some 8,000 security personnel during this year’s celebrations of the feast of the Child Jesus, or Santo Nino ..........

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Baby left at Minnesota cathedral now safe and healthy

On the night of Jan. 4, Nathan Leonhardt was locking up the Cathedral of St. Paul in Minneapolis when he found something extraordinary ............

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Vatican weekly paper gets a facelift

On Tuesday, the Vatican unveiled a “new and improved” weekly edition of its newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, which will begin with the Jan. 19 issue, and include updates to both .........

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