Six-hour-long Hindi film on Jesus CHRISTAYAN


A six-hour-long film on Jesus in Hindi, directed by Divine Word Father Geo George, was released in Indore on Dec. 2. Heworked seven years on it with a team of some 200 amateur actors and technical staff.
Most part of the film was made in Madhya Pradesh but the team of actors had to visit 10 states including the northeastern part of India. The team of over 200 people included scientists, professors, doctors, teachers, social activists, farmers, atheists, students, media persons, priests and religious sisters.

How much does it cost to get fitted out as a cardinal?

How much does it cost to get fitted out as a cardinal?




When a bishop is created a cardinal, they stop wearing the violet coloured garments they donned previously and replace these with red coloured ones. Tailors prepare a list of all the garments and accessories cardinals will need.

Here are the current prices for items prepared by Rome’s most renowned tailor, Gammarelli, which has traditionally been the Pope’s tailor.

Why is persecution of Christians seen as acceptable?

Why is persecution of Christians seen as acceptable?


The harassment and murder of Christians for their faith is commonplace, but why does it have to be that way?
United Kingdom, October 31, 2012: The latest bombing in Nigeria shows how Christians are increasingly suffering for their faith – and how their plight is being ignored.
Imagine the unspeakable fury that would erupt across the Islamic world if a Christian-led government in Khartoum had been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Sudanese Muslims over the past 30 years. Or if Christian gunmen were firebombing mosques in Iraq during Friday prayers. Or if Muslim girls in Indonesia had been abducted and beheaded on their way to school, because of their faith.

Can Christians practice Yoga

Is Yoga Beyond Religion?

November 6, 2012

Even as the debate rages on… a reader, Alexander says according to classical Yoga, the driving force in Yoga is the Kundalini. It is claimed that the Kundalini is coiled at the end of your backbone and through Yoga it can unfold. He points out it could be the serpent of 2 Cor. 11:3 and forwards the following article, being published without comment.
The following article is written by Yogi Baba Prem, who is a Hindu Yogi, a Vedavisharada trained in the traditional gurukural system. We hope that Thomas Nelson, who publishes Yoga for Christians, American Family Association, who sells Holy Yoga, and emerging leader, Doug Pagitt, who offers it at his church, will all read this article by Yogi Baba Prem.
There is no Christian Yoga
by Yogi Baba Prem, Vedavisharada, CYI, C.ay,

Why did the Pope announce the new cardinals now?

Why did the Pope announce the new cardinals now?


Ill health? Need for geographical diversity? Vatileaks? Clearing the path for a successor? The Pope's surprise announcement has sent speculation flying.
Posted on October 25, 2012, 2:38 PM


Udupi diocese opening set for October 15


With this, the number of dioceses in the country will rise to 166.

Mangalore:  More than 15,000 people are expected to take part in the opening of Karnataka’s the 14th diocese on Oct. 15.

With this, the number of dioceses in the country will rise to 166.

The new diocese comprises 48 parishes from Karkala, Shirva, Udupi, Kallianpur and Kundapur deaneries.

The Church of Our Lady of Miracles will be the cathedral church of the new diocese.

Earlier, Udupi was under the Mangalore diocese, which comprised the districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kasargod.


Laity has right over church property: court

October 12, 2012

 The Kerala High Court has ruled that the laity has right over church property.
Parishioners, independently or together as a committee of administrators, are competent to represent the parish and claim rights over the property of the church, Justice K. Vinod Chandran gave the ruling yesterday.
The court passed the ruling while hearing a case over property rights between parishioners and church authorities of ‘Mukkad Thirukudumba’ Church in Sakthikulangara, Kollam in Kerala.
As per Canon Law, church property is vested in the hands of the bishop or the vicar and clearly mandates consent from either the bishop or the vicar for initiating a litigation.The court said that the competence of the parishioners cannot be doubted even going by the Canon Law; less so by the law applicable to this land.

Pope Benedict


Vatileaks trial left many more questions than answers
Concluded with remarkable haste, the trial of Paolo Gabriele left several important areas unexplored.
Posted on October 8, 2012, 3:19 PM Source: UCANEWS
Vatican City: Pope Benedict XVI opened a crucial meeting of bishops from around the world on Sunday, just 24 hours after his butler was given an 18 month prison sentence for stealing confidential papers from the Vatican.
Many Vatican observers said it was no coincidence that the trial of Paolo Gabriele, one of the biggest scandals to hit the Holy See for years, was brought to a neat conclusion the day before the start of the three week long synod. Senior Vatican figures were anxious that the trial, which consisted of just four hearings lasting less than 10 hours, be dealt with quickly so that the Pope can concentrate on the synod and the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, which reformed key aspects of the Roman Catholic Church.
But the many lingering questions over the murky affair could yet tarnish the conference, in which Catholic leaders will discuss how to “re-evangelise” the West in the face of secularism and a sharp decline in church attendance.

The return of women’s veils at Mass

The return of women’s veils at Mass sparks a debate
The mantilla seems to be making a comeback
Posted on October 8, 2012 United States:
If traditionalist Catholic blogs are to be believed, veil wearing in church is making a comeback.
The biggest supporters? Young women, who see it as a countercultural sign of their devotion to the church.
A recent Facebook photo of a young woman, hands folded in prayer and head topped by a lace veil, garnered dozens of “likes” and comments gushing about how it’s an “amazing way to express our faith” and “honor the Blessed Mother,” as well as an antidote to “immodest dressing.”
Other websites supporting a return to head covering for women note that it’s a privilege, not a sign of submission, since the only other “covered” things at Mass are clergy, the tabernacle and the chalice. That’s a stretch.
Most supporters cite 1 Corinthians 11:5-6, which says that “any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled disgraces her head … she should wear a veil.” It’s not surprising that traditional Catholics who prefer their nuns in habits and priests in cassocks would want to get in on the dress-up fun. And I understand the power of a nonverbal message sent through clothing.

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