Thursday, March 5, 2015

Today in Church Citizens' Voice

The parish was in possession and enjoyment of the site for 80 years and had been given electricity connection. Madurai:  Madurai district administration has ordered demolition of a church allegedly instigated by Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK), the church's parish told Madras High Court in a petition. Read more: Court moved against proposed church demolition

We have only one life that we know about for sure, and that life is lived in this world. If that life is lived well, the after-life will be well taken care of. According to Joseph Campbell, the well-known researcher and writer of myths, all major religions have some sort of creation story. Read more: Beyond Dogmas and Doctrines – Swami (Dr) Snehanand Jyoti

What should disqualify someone from being a saint? That might seem a funny question. How about sin? But over the course of the last month, people in California and elsewhere have been asking it a lot. In January, Pope Francis announced that in September he will canonize Junípero Serra, the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan priest .. Read more: A Controversial Canonization

Pope Francis acknowledged and affirmed the position of all the baptized in our Church when he raised this question to the bishops in South America: "As pastors, bishops, and priests, are we conscious and convinced of the mission of the lay faithful and do we give them the freedom to continue discerning, in a way befitting their growth as disciples, the mission which the Lord has entrusted to them?" Read more: To all Reformers: Dr James Kottoor

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