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Darwin’s descendant becomes Catholic apologist

June 6th, 2018 (2)
England: Laura Keynes, a great-great-great-granddaughter of the English naturalist, has joined Catholic Voices, the project set up to speak up for the Church in the media. She writes in this week’s Catholic Herald about how she returned to her childhood Catholic ...

Plenary indulgence for participating in World Meeting of Families

May 25th, 2018 (0)
Ireland: Catholics who participate in the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August or pray with their families during the August from 21 to 26 event can receive a plenary indulgence, the Vatican announced. An indulgence is a ...

China bans online Bible sales

April 6th, 2018 (3)
Beijing: The Chinese government has banned online retailers from selling the Bible, moving in the wake of new rules to control the country’s burgeoning religious scene. The measures to limit Bible sales were announced over the weekend and began ...

Christian priest who excels in singing Muslim folklore

March 14th, 2018 (2)
Mappila songs deal with religion, love, satire, and heroism

Pope Francis suggests rewording the Lord’s Prayer

December 11th, 2017 (1)
The problem? 'Lead us not into temptation'

Headlines, Herrings & HMV

December 7th, 2017 (0)
The 1st of December was a cold morning, with temperatures the previous night plummeting to 6’C, heralding the onset of winter in Kanpur, where I live. But what really sent a chill down my spine was the election results ...

Bishop apologizes for Hindu ritual in Catholic church in Spain

August 30th, 2017 (6)
Spain: Bishop Rafael Zorzona Boy of Cadiz y Ceuta has issued an apology to local Catholics for an incident in which a Hindu procession honoring the god Ganesh was welcomed into a Catholic church. The procession took place in ...

Uzhunnalil alive: Yemen deputy prime minister

July 12th, 2017 (3)
Father Tom Uzhunnalil was abducted by the ISIS terror group which attacked an old-age home run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Yemen's port city.

Scottish Episcopal Church approves gay marriage

June 9th, 2017 (0)
Galsgow: The Scottish Episcopal Church has voted to allow gay couples to marry in church. The vote to amend canon law on marriage, removing the stipulation that it is between a man and a woman, was carried by the ...

Make cow national animal, recommends Rajasthan judge

June 1st, 2017 (2)
Jaipur: A judge of the Rajasthan High Court today recommended that the cow be declared the national animal of India and also that punishment in the state for cow slaughter be increased from the current 10 years’ imprisonment to a ...
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