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Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Abroad says,
Don Bosco Relics Tour
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Here are some stray thoughts...RELICS of Don Bosco could be a far neater word then Urn and Casket. They preferred to use the term Relics. I have been talking to the US guys who planned it very well mobilizing lay people and enlisting professionals to cover every aspect of the tour and make it to their maximum advantage... (since they are too few SDBs were forced to enlist others... and the miracle happened).
NOV. 19. WWW #A.134
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ANTHUVAN Maria Arul , Guwahati says,
Back being a student - A Good Way to Be(gin) Teaching
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The following is an improvement of what I wrote to a struggling teacher-friend of mine, with my experience of being a student all over again. Perhaps it will be useful to some. Perhaps to some practical-trainees. Back being a student is torturous? Maybe! Sitting in a class, trying to understand something out of it? Not a total failure. Back being a student helps one to be a better teacher, or at least try something different.
NOV. 3. ING #A.133
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Guwahati says,
HELP THY NEIGHBOUR FIRST, THEN GO ABOUT CHANGING THE WORLD
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Bro. George Sungmur served many years in the motor mechanics department at Don Bosco Technical School, Shillong. In the late seventies, he came to stay in the theologate in Mawlai.
OCT. 29. ING #A.132
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Guwahati says,
A JUBILEE OF SORTS
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On 6 August, the new academic year at Sacred Heart College, Mawlai, Shillong, was inaugurated. The occasion had a special significance for me.
SEP. 23. ING #A.131
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Guwahati says,
WHY DO GOOD WITH MEANS NOT SO GOOD? (Contd.)
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Educational institutions are an excellent means of doing good. There is no doubt that much good is done.
JUN. 25. ING #A.128
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Guwahati says,
WHY DO GOOD WITH MEANS NOT SO GOOD?
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I am surprised every time I read the story of Ananias and Saphira in Acts 5. By modern standards they were by no means bad people.
MAY. 3. ING #A.127
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ANTHUVAN Maria Arul , Guwahati says,
A Difficult Idea
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When I was young, teachers taught me to learn Mathematics. Not merely did they teach Mathematics. They taught me to use my fingers and count.
FEB. 19. ING #A.125
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Guwahati says,
LETTER FROM AMERICA (contd.)
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(Fr. Paul Vadakumpadan continues his reflections on his recent visit to America to preach mission appeals.)
FEB. 15. ING #A.124
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ANTONY Christy, Chennai says,
Praying with other Religions - the Problematics!
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Praying with people of other faiths in a multi religious context like that of India, is a current issue with the National Seminar just over at Bangalore. There are a few problematics that strike me as I wrestle with its possibilities.
JAN. 21. INM #A.123
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Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Sri Lanka says,
Missions: Busting the Myth
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About 30 years ago, with Project Africa launched by then Rector Major Fr Egidio Vigano`, there was a spurt in Indian Salesians going for overseas missions. April 2009 saw the formation of Salesian Missionary Association, first ever South Asian outfit of missionaries ad gentes under the leadership of former South Asia Mission Delegate Fr Joseph Puthenpura.
DEC. 31. LKC #A.122
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ANTHUVAN Maria Arul , Guwahati says,
How tempted...!
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How tempted am I to pray this!
DEC. 17. ING #A.120
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ANTONY Christy, Chennai says,
About National Seminar - Fr. Ubahara Santhanam
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In the Human Rights efforts cannot be really measured but we can only `feel` it and experience it. This only necessiates the creation of child Rights watch Group and Human Rights Groups. We shall all commit ourselves towards declaration of zero Tolerence of Human Rights violence.
NOV. 14. INM #A.118
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CHINNAPPN , Chennai says,
Institutions and the Human Rights
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On the first day of the Seminar, eminent social activists have challenged the participants on many grounds. One of the interesting points was on the extent of involvement of Salesians in the field of Human Rights. It was argued that our institutions are not in a position to involve in the human rights issues in India due to our dependence on the government in some way or the other.
NOV. 13. INM #A.117
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Guwahati says,
Letter from America
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For a long time, I used to be a regular listener to Alistair Cooke`s BBC radio programme Letter from America. Cooke`s letter was the longest running radio programme in history by a single person, lasting 58 years.
SEP. 27. ING #A.115
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GLADSTONE Jeffrey, Chennai says,
The need of the hour: MORE SERVANTS and LESS SERVICES
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Today`s world represents a saturated planet where almost all have everything at their disposal. The best of services are offered in all the fields to all the people. Even the so-named poor seem to be in the know-how,see-how and have-how of everything.
AUG. 21. INM #A.113
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PARAPPULLY Jose, New Delhi says,
SALESIANS IN CYBERSPACE - THE CHALLENGE! Holding Up to the Light - 7
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Recently I attended a seminar on ``Salesians and the Social Media`` at the Salesian Provincial House in New Delhi. I learned some very interesting things. Here are some reflections based on that learning.
AUG. 18. INN #A.112
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PARAPPULLY Jose, New Delhi says,
``CATHOLIC`` IDENTITY OF THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL. Holding Up to the Light - 6
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This evening I read an interesting article in The Tablet [8 August, 2009, Electronic version], the Catholic Weekly from England. This lead article was written by Nicolas Kennedy and entitled ``For whom the Bell Tolls``.
AUG. 8. INN #A.111
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Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Sri Lanka says,
Hindu and Catholic Leaders Must Walk the Talk
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In the landmark two-hour inter-faith conversation that took place behind closed doors, Catholic and Hindu religious leaders drew up the Mumbai Pact 2009: ``No violence against minorities. No forced conversions. A pooling of resources for social work and charity.`` Super deal! These guys signed utopia and agreed on things beyond their control... Look at it squarely.
JUN. 14. LKC #A.110
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Guwahati says,
TILL WE MEET AGAIN AT THE NEXT FUNERAL
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An interesting aspect of funerals is that they bring together people who have not met one another for a long time. A fitting parting wish at funerals could be ``till we meet again at the next funeral.`` So the dead render a remarkable service by bringing together the living.
MAY. 27. ING #A.107
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Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Sri Lanka says,
Leadership and the digital divide
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ROME - The 43rd World Communications Day (24th May 2009) is an historic occasion. Pope B16 celebrated the WCD theme ``New Technologies, New Relationships: Promoting a Culture of Respect, Dialogue and Friendship.`` Besides going on the Face book and YouTube earlier this year, the pope has launched Pope2you interactive website. The pope has also called on the digital generation to use the digital means for ``all human individuals and communities, especially those who are most disadvantaged and vulnerable.``
MAY. 24. LKC #A.106
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Lakkisetti Praveen, Hyderabad says,
Vote for vote sake (the Pulse of India)
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For the first time in the democratic history of India after independence, the Indian citizens have become aware of the Right to Vote. This is indeed a happy sign, a progressive note in the thinking pattern of Indian folk. Watching the television channels and reading the newspapers before the elections, I got an over all impression that for the first time ever, there has been a great move in Indian citizens to exercise their right to vote. Thanks to many organizations who are instrumental in achieving this cause.
APR. 30. INH #A.105
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David Maria Selvam, Bangalore says,
Cleopas says, ``We did it that day and it is your turn now!``
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Easter Season specially calls us to relive this Emmaus experience. It is a step by step process in which Jesus revealed himself. This Emmaus episode teaches the whole treatise of Revelation in a simpler and convincing manner.
APR. 17. INK #A.104
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Lakkisetti Praveen, Hyderabad says,
Walking an Extra Mile...
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Recently once traveling in the train, I have come across a situation where the aspect of spirituality was put to question. I happened to witness a situation where an youngster took out his laptop and started showing a few film clippings to his nephew and niece who were with him(I only heard them calling him Uncle). After a couple of minutes, in my curiosity, I too became a viewer of the same since being in the same berth. As we were lost in watching, a boy aged around twelve came begging. At the first instance, none of us paid attention. As the boy pestered asking for some money, the youngster got annoyed and chased him. As I got diverted from watching, I happened to see the boy in his misery, both the legs swollen. He dragged himself from our coach to the next with great difficulty. It was only later, that I realized the boy had no more strength to walk and fallen asleep near the toilets. This incident triggered in me a sense of being one with those in need. Though, I myself never bothered in the beginning, later, the thought kept ringing in my mind.
APR. 9. INH #A.103
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Guwahati says,
Politics in Religion and Religion in Politics: A Tale of two Gujaratis
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A Tale of two Gujaratis This is the story of two Gujaratis. One I would like to call Mohandas Jesus Gandhi and the other Narendra Hitler Modi.
APR. 7. ING #A.102
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Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata says,
RETREAT AT VARANASI - THE HOLY CITY OF INDIA
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A trip to Varanasi was a very soothing one and it stimulated a kind of immense joy in the hearts of the first year Brothers of Salesian College Sonada, Darjeeling. The sole purpose of stepping into the so-called Holy City was to have a graceful experience in Matridham Ashram which is located in the suburbs.
MAR. 10. INC #A.100
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Lakkisetti Praveen, Hyderabad says,
Renounce to Regain (Spirituality of Lent)
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The season of Lent, a season of Grace is at our spiritual door step again. The aftermath of the financial breakdown and the bankruptcy of the entire world economy make rather a meaningful reflection as we go to begin the season of Lent. Holy Mother the Church invites all of us to rethink of our spiritual lives and calls us to a life of renunciation during the season of Lent.
FEB. 23. INH #A.98
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Guwahati says,
What`s in a Name?
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When I was a little boy, my mother took me for admission to a local school. Thank God this was many years ago, when there was no rush for admissions. Moreover, there was no such thing as commercialised education or even if there was, the common people did not know about it. Anyway, I got admission for the asking.
FEB. 16. ING #A.97
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Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata says,
The Almighty Principals Left Alone with None
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By Fr. Anand Muttungal (The writer is the PRO & Spokesperson for the Catholic Church in Madhya Pradesh. This article is his personal view). I am forced to highlight the plight of the so called `Almighty Principals` who run the catholic schools while they are being assulted. The schools are really run in the name of the Christians but the Christians are treated as extra burden to the School.
FEB. 8. INC #A.96
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PARAPPULLY Jose, New Delhi says,
HOLDING UP TO THE LIGHT - 5: WHERE ARE THE SALESIAN `WRITERS`?
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WHERE ARE THE SALESIAN `WRITERS`? A Question for Us to Ponder Over.
JAN. 17. INN #A.95
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Lakkisetti Praveen, Hyderabad says,
Is your Hope still Alive?
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``How shall we greet one another as 2009 dawns? `May you not fall a victim of a terrorist attack!` `May God protect you from the dangers of a living place like Kandhamal!` `May you be safe in a hospital!` `May God protect you in a train station!` Strange as it may sound, another wish or greeting too sounds appropriate: `May God protect us from our media!` (New Leader, January 1-15, 2009)
JAN. 8. INH #A.94
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PARAPPULLY Jose, New Delhi says,
HOLDING UP TO THE LIGHT - 4
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DID YOU NEED TO SAY ALL THAT?A comment on BIS`s policies that restrict light bearers.
JAN. 3. INN #A.93
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Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata says,
BPO-Call Centre: Needs New Breed of Salesians
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I was intrigued reading BIS news item Salesian Youth Rock Kolkata BPO. While it is highly commendable that a DB youth-delegate grabbed the opportunity to offer pre-Christmas bash at BPO with some 100 work force, it made me ask, how many of our youth delegates would venture out on similar BPO requests had it not been for the Jesus Youth with its well-focused and distinct youth ministry program!
DEC. 27. INC #A.92
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Guwahati says,
Holy Men?
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We always need holy men and women. But who are they and what are they like? We need not only holy but also men and women, genuine human beings. In other words, holy men today need to be more human. Does that mean we need more humanity and less sanctity? Not exactly. Deeper humanity will lead to higher sanctity.
DEC. 16. ING #A.91
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DE SOUZA Ralin, Panjim says,
Why Fuss about FOSS?
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We talk so much about FOSS today. The Salesian communicators are not exempt from it...atleast with most part of the Salesian world propagating it. BOSCOM has just concluded a National FOSS Conference (14 Dec). But where is it taking us? Is it worth all the FUSS?
DEC. 14. INP #A.90
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Minj Sunny, Dimapur says,
Advent and the Human Rights
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What has Advent to do with the Human Rights?
DEC. 10. IND #A.89
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selvanathan xavier, Chennai says,
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY  - 3 Comments
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get away from stress and anxiety
NOV. 19. INM #A.88
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selvanathan xavier, Chennai says,
IS YOUR BEST FRIEND BEST FOR YOU
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IS YOUR BEST FRIEND BEST FOR YOU
NOV. 17. INM #A.87
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CASTILINO Vincent, Hyderabad says,
Conversion as change of heart
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My conversion was not a change of religion; it was a change of heart. That`s the tagline of the article by Anand Mahadevan (editor of Outlook Business) in the Outlook magazine (October 27, 2008 p. 30). We often talk and `fight` for our Church and religion but do we dare stand by the person of CHRIST (privately and in public)?
NOV. 3. INH #A.86
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Fr. Raymond Tudu, Kolkata says,
EXPERIENCE OF A GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE DESIRING TO BE SPRITUALLY ALIVE
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Spiritual renewal of the young people of Polsonda...
OCT. 30. INC #A.85
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GLADSTONE Jeffrey, Chennai says,
Word of God and the World of God
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While there is a growing desire among the lay Christians for the Word of God, the members of the`Select Group` (Priests & Religious) are losing themselves away in a world without God.
OCT. 25. INM #A.84
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selvanathan xavier, Chennai says,
TEENAGERS DONT JOIN HIP CROWD
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Teenagers love space and freedom
OCT. 25. INM #A.83
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selvanathan xavier, Chennai says,
MOTHERS APRON STRINGS
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mothers let your sons have a happy family life with thier wifes
OCT. 17. INM #A.82
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selvanathan xavier, Chennai says,
SOOTHING TOUCH
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A Soothing touch can ease the pain, says new research
OCT. 14. INM #A.81
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Guwahati says,
To Auschwitz and Back (Part II)
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The recent events in Orissa, Karnataka and elsewhere in the country have made me realise that what I saw at Auschwitz was not just an aberration of history. Fundamentalism, ethnic chauvinism, hatred towards the other, and exploiting human suffering for political gain are as much a fact today as they were in Hitler`s Germany.
SEP. 26. ING #A.80
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PARAPPULLY Jose, New Delhi says,
HOLDING UP TO THE LIGHT - 3
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SILENCE KILLS!
SEP. 23. INN #A.79
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, Bangalore says,
Attacks on Mangalore Christians - A Dozen Doubts !!!
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The attacks on Christian Churches in Karataka is a cause of concern. Not only has there been attack from fundamental groups but the apathy from government officials.
SEP. 19. INK #A.78
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selvanathan xavier, Chennai says,
Lend your ear to your stressed child
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Lend your ear to your stressed child
SEP. 18. INM #A.77
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Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata says,
CRISIS MANAGEMENT: Enlighten Your Parishioners - Use Your Organizing Skills
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The recent disturbances, communal tensions, merciless raping, group looting, brutal killings in various parts of our country especially in Orissa are topics of discussion in every media. The fear, pain, suffering, mental agony, loss of lives, the struggle and the turmoil of hundreds of displaced people need everyone`s care, concern and united action.
SEP. 8. INC #A.74
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Lakkisetti Praveen, Hyderabad says,
``THAT WE MAY BE ONE``
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Hyderabad 08, Sept 2008: The situatoin of the victims of communal violence in Orissa seems to be brightening. Two weeks of restless violence made the Christians and the missionaries to flee to the forests for shelter. The return journey to their homes seems to be rather slow when compared to the speed of their flight to the forests. The assasination of Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswathi resulted in the vandalisation of the churches, property and loss of so many innocent lives.
SEP. 8. INH #A.73
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Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata says,
``Be Prepared - Prudence Pays`` TIPS FOR YOUR SAFETY
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(CBCI NEWS)Yesterday it was Nizamabad - Andhrapradesh, today it is Kandhamal - Orissa, tomorrow who knows it may be our town, our church, our convent or our own life. The religious fundamentalists in this country have already set their agenda to disturb peace, integrity, sovereignty of the nation.
AUG. 29. INC #A.72
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Lakkisetti Praveen, Hyderabad says,
We shall overcome
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Hyderabad, August 28: God Bless Orissa! These are the words that are flowing from the hearts of the people. The communal violence has taken a cruel shape. Exactly, eight months ago, Kandhamal district in Orissa experienced violence. It was just a day after Christmas. That was the first episode. Right now, eight months after, its not only Kandhamal but entire Orissa is buring in the flames of communal violence that shattered the situation of Christians in Orissa. Right now, our only prayer is ``God Bless Orissa`` with a hope that ``We shall overcome.``
AUG. 28. INH #A.71
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Lakkisetti Praveen, Hyderabad says,
Cheers to China
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The Beijing Olympic curtian is ready to close within a couple of days. Beijing has once again proved that the world is not satisfied with the already existing records. Hence, a gallore of records in the sports field were wiped away as the atheletes set new ones and made history. At this point of time, it may be right to thank Beijing ``Bird`s Nest`` for its ever growing spirit, making the motto of the Olympics `faster, higher, stronger` a lived reality today.
AUG. 24. INH #A.70
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CASTILINO Vincent, Hyderabad says,
The (f)utility of a World Youth Day...
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Much has been spoken and broadcasted about the World Youth Day that was held in Sydney a while ago. I wonder if much has been DONE - or will be done - as an offshoot of the World Youth Day. I agree I`ve not really followed it up day by day or have been involved in events leading up to this international event... however, I have my own reservations about the whole fanfare!
JUL. 26. INH #A.69
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FERNANDES Dominic Savio, Panjim says,
World Youth Day`08, Sydney
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An inspiring and uplifting experience with the Holy Father and the Youth. Could there be more Salesians involved and present for this mega youth event? How wonderful it would be for our own faith and our Salesian youth work.
JUL. 24. INP #A.68
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Guwahati says,
To Auschwitz and Back (1)
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I set foot in an Auschwitz gas chamber good sixty years after the death of Adolf Hitler. Fortunately! If I had entered there when that monster was alive, I would by now have been part of history. An international association of missiologists to which I belong held its plenary sometime back in Poland. No one goes to Poland without visiting Auschwitz and Jasna Gora and of course, Wadowice, the birthplace of Pope John Paul II.
JUL. 22. ING #A.66
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AAYILA Jubin, Chennai says,
Get well soon
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I was really sad to hear that you are hospitalized. Get well soon. Praying for your good health. Remembering you with love and appreciation.
JUL. 9. INM #A.65
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David Maria Selvam, Chennai says,
Fr. Stan we are with you
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We are deeply troubled when we came to know that you are hospitalized.
JUL. 4. INM #A.63
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Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata says,
Daring Rescue of Children and then...?
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BIS Mumbai, June 15: World Anti Child Labour Day (June 12) instituted by the International Labour Organization, to remind people of the atrocities against children, 12 children all below the age of 18 were rescued from Sakinaka, Chandivali Mhada, Yadav Nagar near Kherani Road in the Andheri area. The rescues operation was spearheaded by Bal Prafulta (BP), a Don Bosco Organization, with the assistance of the Labour Department, Police and the BMC. [ ....] On the day of the rescue operation, we made arrangements for hiring a bus. The police officers had to be convinced that the children up to the age of 18 cannot be employed. Journalists and television reporters were informed about the whole process of rescue and rehabilitation of the children... Read the full story on the site link given below. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?ps=0&newsid=2045&pno=1&newsidlist=,2045,2044,2043,2042,2041,2040,2039,2038,2037,2036,
JUN. 15. INC #A.62
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KANAGA Maria Arokiam, New Delhi says,
A Visit to the Land of Saints!
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It was Sunday, 25th of May and the Rector Major and the General Council were just out of a rainy experience of the Feast of Mary Help of Christians in Valdocco, Turin. As if to say that the rain had come just to spoil that wonderful Salesian Feast and the traditional profession around Valdocco, on this day it was sunny. The General Council members set out for a visit to some of the unusual Salesian places in the Monferrato region of Piedmont, in continuation of their brief pilgrimage to the Salesian places.
JUN. 3. INN #A.61
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THALAKKOTTUR Nicholas, Bangalore says,
Saint Buried in Tirupattur
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We buried not Fr.Ittayachen but Holy man...saintly man Ittayachen. It was very moving for me to participate in the funeral service of Fr. Ittyachen....on 29th of May at 4.00 p.m. in Don Bosco School Tirupattur.
MAY. 31. INK #A.60
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Guwahati says,
THE WORD OF GOD: Life for the Soul, not chewing Gum for the Mind
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There was once a Salesian community that was known for its attachment to scripture. In fact, they had the bible enthroned not only in the chapel but also in the dining hall and in the community room.
MAY. 19. ING #A.59
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Guwahati says,
Pate, Paunch and Power
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Men in midlife face a three-fold problem, more correctly a three-fold challenge. Each begins with a P. We may speak of a 3P problem: pate, paunch and power.
MAY. 2. ING #A.58
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Paul Vadakumpadan, Guwahati says,
SHEPHERDING POLICESTYLE
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I have spent much time looking for the word police in the bible. So far I have not found it. You may wonder why I looked for such a word. The reason is simple. I find a lot of policing going on among those who follow the bible or profess to follow it.
APR. 24. ING #A.57
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GLADSTONE Jeffrey, Chennai says,
True Freedom BINDS us (to our Obligations)!!
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Under the guise of `freedom of the individual` do we not constantly betray our own true freedom that has goaded us to take upon ourselves various obligations in Religious, Salesian and Priestly life?
APR. 10. INM #A.55
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PARAPPULLY Jose, New Delhi says,
HOLDING UP TO THE LIGHT - 2
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Today`s (Saturday, 2nd week after Easter, 04/05/2008) first reading at Mass and Francis Moloney`s Good Night at the General Chapter [The Word of God will Stand Forever] provided me an opprotunity to reflect further on ``light and shadow,`` on the need to hold things to the light.
APR. 5. INN #A.54
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Joseph PUTHENPURAKAL, Guwahati says,
FAMILIARITY WITH THE WORD OF GOD
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Following up the report on Fr. Frank Moloney`s Good Night to the members of GC26
APR. 4. ING #A.53
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PORUTHUR Joseph, Chennai says,
Priestly Purity, Temperance and Peace.
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Each priest has a singular privilege of being chosen by God from birth. They might have grown up in different environment and circumstance. They might have had varied experiences. But once they are priests they are faced with the big challenge and responsibility of being pure and balanced. They ask, ``Is it possible to be pure and balanced in this world? Is it possible to have peace in this changing and sophisticated world?`` These are the basic and genuine questions that taunt a priest as he goes about living his life in this world. They may think that to live a pure and balanced life are just some pious exhortations and may not be possible at all. But nothing is impossible with God. It is possible with the help of God. More than believing in this they need to experience this in their life. They will experience this after many struggles and temptations. But once they are victorious they will get peace.
APR. 4. INM #A.52
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PORUTHUR Joseph, Chennai says,
Discipline is equally important as Prayer.
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As a religious, we are usually exemplary in the eyes of the public. But what matters is how disciplined we are. Discipline is very important as it takes us closer to God. Discipline is not in doing big things, but doing simple things well. We would like to share with you the message on DISCIPLINE which is equally important as PRAYER.
APR. 3. INM #A.51
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PORUTHUR Joseph, Chennai says,
How much do you know about your soul?
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Dear Fathers and Brothers,We would like to share with you our message on PRAYER and its relevance in nourishing our soul in the present context.
APR. 3. INM #A.50
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ANTONY Christy, Chennai says,
The Human Face of the Congregation - IT`S THERE!
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Fr. Ivo`s reflection on the Human Face of the Congregation, triggers our thinking in the right direction! Has the contingent from this part of the world, presented itself as a force to reckon with... in every way...if not where have we faltered?
MAR. 31. INM #A.49
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PARAPPULLY Jose, New Delhi says,
HOLDING UP TO THE LIGHT - 1
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Thank you, Fr. Ivo Coelho, for your piece [The Human Face of the Congregation describing the dark side of the electoral process in the Congregation, and for your call to bring to light the careful but secretive plannings and plottings (``machinations and manipulations@ to use your own phrase)by the various language and ethnic group members of the Chapter.
MAR. 31. INN #A.48
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Fr.Tomy Kuruvilla, Kolkata says,
CONGRATULATIONS !
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Rector Major and his new team.
MAR. 30. INC #A.47
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, Bangalore says,
Well done - Don Bosco India
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Congratulations to the newly elected team for the animation of the Congregation. In particular of course to the Rector Major and our Regional - Fr. Maria Arokiam.
MAR. 29. INK #A.46
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ANTONY Christy, Chennai says,
There goes the Spirit`s hand again! Wow! Fr. Maria!
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Fr. Maria Arokiam Kanaga (MAK)... the new Regional! Wow! This is a great news! Congrats Fr. Maria.
MAR. 29. INM #A.45
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CASTILINO Vincent, Hyderabad says,
He has the CHARISMA...
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Fr Pascual Chavez is the one truly carved out for the job at hand! He certainly has the charisma that draws one to himself and beyond.
MAR. 27. INH #A.44
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ANTONY Christy, Chennai says,
A Welcome News!!! Congrats Holy Spirit
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The Re-election of the Rector Major is a welcome news, though as Fr. K.J. put it, it was ``never really in doubt``!
MAR. 26. INM #A.43
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Joseph PUTHENPURAKAL, Guwahati says,
CONGRATULATIONS
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welcome to shillong
MAR. 26. ING #A.42
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Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata says,
``The criteria for considering a confrere as a ``missionary`` and a territory as ``mission`` need to be considered.``
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Thank you for summing up for us Fr. Francis Alencherry`s mission report. He has done so well during the past 6 years as the Councillor for the Missions. Since I used to go to Rome every year of the past 6 years to animate the group of SDB missionaries for the Missions, I can feel the great missionary ardour in what Fr. Francis has written.
MAR. 7. INC #A.40
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David Maria Selvam, Chennai says,
The roots have become the weeds - Return to Don Bosco
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Our birth was in the oratory; Our root is the oratory.
FEB. 5. INM #A.38
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David Maria Selvam, Chennai says,
Liberal disciplinarians
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Call it an Oxymoron or a Paradox, it is the reality.
JAN. 25. INM #A.35
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