Nuns in India protest against bishop accused of rape

Seven nuns gathered in a public square in Kochi on Saturday to protest how both police and the Church have responded to one nun’s accusation that a bishop raped her in 2014 and sexually abused her multiple times over two years. Three more women have accused the bishop in recent days of sexual misconduct against them, but the congregation’s superior general maintains that the bishop is innocent. “The Church has not given us justice. Neither have the police or government. So, we will fight. We feel that it was the…

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HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY YEAR B (8) HOMILY THEME: IN THE RESURRECTION JESUS CONQUERED OUR DEATH

HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY YEAR B HOMILY THEME: IN THE RESURRECTION JESUS CONQUERED OUR DEATH BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: A very happy Easter to you dear friends and a happy New Month of April. The celebration of Easter is the memorial of the Lords resurrection from the dead. It celebrates primarily the power of Christ over sin and death. It is victory for the children of God. The resurrection is the summit of the mystery of our Christian faith thus we proclaim: dying He destroyed our death and…

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HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE HOLY WEEK YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: EMPTY YOURSELF BEFORE GOD

HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE HOLY WEEK YEAR B HOMILY THEME: EMPTY YOURSELF BEFORE GOD BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Jn.12:1-11) In the day’s Gospel, HOLY MONDAY, Jesus’ feet are anointed by Mary with an expensive perfume made from genuine aromatic nard. Judas Iscariot could not hide his interest in the money which maybe generated had Mary, instead, sold the precious oil. But Jesus praised Mary for her taking the opportunity to render service to the Lord whose dying is very near. Jesus aptly reminded everyone that the poor…

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WAIT THAN REGRET…

WAIT THAN REGRET… The journey of life is better taken in a slow but steady way than in a fast but unsteady manner. Is better to drive at a minimum speed and arrive than to drive at a maximum speed and never arrive. The world may call you a fool when you decide to go through the full length of the journey in pains refusing to cut corners by not taking shorter routes outside the map of the journey. “Had I known” is an expression of regret. It is often…

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Nigerian Prelate: If I were Ahira-mbaise Priests

“IF I WERE AHIARA-MBAISE PRIESTS”- “IF I WERE THE LAY FAITHFUL OF AHIARA-MBAISE DIOCESE”By: Msgr. Nathaniel Ndiokwere PreambleFor Nigerians, Igbos, and particularly Mbaise people interested in this bishopric saga which is covered by many news media all over the world today, I conclude my write up or contribution to the debate, which I deliberately decided to break up into two parts because of the length or volume of material, that is if you have been following the first part which was “If I were Bishop Okpalaeke”; “If I were the Pope”.I must…

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PRAYER TO MARY, UNDOER OF KNOTS

Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exists in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exist in my life. You know very well how desperate I am, my pain and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of…

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Baby Born at 23 Weeks and Weighing Less Than 1 Pound Heads Home from Hospital

Eirianna Martins is Chicago’s youngest premature baby yet to survive. Born after just 23 weeks in the womb and weighing 13 ounces, Eirianna quite possibly could have died soon after birth, ABC News reports . But after a four-month stay at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, the tiny girl finally was able to go home this week. Her mother, Enitan Martins, said Eirianna’s life is a miracle and a blessing. “I’m just grateful that we’re both here,” Martins told WLS-TV . “It’s been a long haul.” Eirianna was due in…

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Miracle Twins Who Survive Birth at 23 Weeks Prompt Call to Ban Late- Term Abortions

Claire and James Weir are proud parents of the youngest twins to be born in Great Britain, according to The Sun. At approximately one pound in weight, Imogen and Annabelle Weir were born at 23 weeks and 4 days. “They are the youngest and smallest surviving twins to be born in Scotland,” Claire Weir told The Sun. “I’d never heard of twins so small surviving. It didn’t seem possible for one, let alone two.” Their story makes the call to ban late-term abortions even more pressing. The legal cut off…

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Do not glamorize evil, but communicate hope, Pope says in message

On January 24, the memorial of St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of journalists the Holy See Press Office released the Pope’s message for the 51st World Communications Day, which takes place on the Sunday before Pentecost. In the message entitled “Fear not, for I am with you (Is. 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time,” Pope Francis writes that “we have to break the vicious circle of anxiety and stem the spiral of fear resulting from a constant focus on ‘bad news.’” The Pope instead called for…

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HOMILY OF THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, AND YEAR A DARKNESS TO LIGHT

HOMILY OF THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, AND YEAR A DARKNESS TO LIGHT By: Fr. Gerald M. Musa One of the things that I feared most while I was growing up as a child was darkness, especially in the middle of the night. I together with my siblings will scream at night whenever we find ourselves in total darkness. We all must be familiar with the effects of darkness. In darkness we can hardly tell where we are and can hardly locate where we are going. We simply grope…

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