India  /  Published 17.10.21

Karnataka orders survey of churches

A Karnataka legislative committee dominated by the ruling BJP has ordered a survey on churches and the functioning of Christian missionaries, prompting the archbishop of Bangalore to express concern a...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

World  /  Published 11.10.21

Church plan to ‘listen’ to laity

Pope Francis on Sunday launched a two-year worldwide consultative process that could change the way the Roman Catholic Church makes decisions and leave its mark long after his pontificate is over. Pr...
By Reuters in Vatican City

News  /  Published 10.10.21

Alumni aid for girl students

A batch of former students of a school has contributed more than Rs 2 lakh for the tuition fee of girls for one academic year in their alma mater. The batch of 1984-86 of Assembly of God Church Schoo...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

News  /  Published 08.10.21

Weathercock back atop St Andrew’s

It was made of brass and copper sheets brazed together, mounted on a steel frame with a shaft at the bottom and a bronze bearing on which it turned when the wind blew. The whole thing was mounted on t...
By Anasuya Basu in Dalhousie

News  /  Published 08.10.21

Three from Bengal win National Science Academy award for teachers

Three teachers from Bengal have received the Indian National Science Academy award for teachers this year. The three recipients are Upendranath Nandi, an associate professor of physics at Scottish Ch...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta


World  /  Published 07.10.21

Child abuse saddens Pope Francis

Pope Francis expressed “shame” for himself and the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday for the scale of child sexual abuse within the church in France and acknowledged failures in putting t...
By AP, PTI in Vatican City

Opinion  /  Published 04.10.21

Humanity’s journey beyond set sermons

Students of an esoteric line of English literature know of the great sermon writers of the seventeenth century: John Donne, Lancelot Andrewes, Jeremy Taylor. There are hardly any matching names from t...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 04.10.21

Politics by other means

According to Joseph Kallarangatt, the Catholic bishop of Pala, Muslims in Kerala are pursuing a sinister plot against his flock. They make matrimonial forays and narcotic infiltrations into the fold a...
By Valson Thampu

World  /  Published 03.10.21

Texas fanatic kills, cuts up 3 at motel

For about two months, the man who stayed in Room 113 at the Mid City Inn in Euless, Texas, would sit outside, reading the Bible and encouraging others to come to church with him, according to a manage...
By New York Times News Service in New York

Opinion  /  Published 27.09.21

Kerala’s inclusive social fabric is under strain

Kerala’s Syrian Christians solemnly observe the first week of September as the Eight Day Lent of Mary in remembrance of the birth of St Mary, mother of Jesus. During this week, they involve them...
By M.G. Radhakrishnan


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