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David Maria Selvam, Chennai says,
How many of us will score distinction?
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Fourteen years of study, for the priests and religious ...What are we good at? Do we know our field of study? Do you know our major papers? What is our specialization?
JAN. 4. INM #A.34
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Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata says,
Film Protest Controversies Help Box Office
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C.M. Paul* ROME (SAR NEWS) -- Riding on the waves of a controversy has been an age-old surefire strategy to salvage flop films. Producers of period or religious films, which normally do not attract large crowds of cine-goers, use controversy to keep their film afloat in the box office. They hope sustained column centimetres, as well as sound and visual bytes in the mainstream media will keep the crowds flocking to the cinemas. In the face of this planned strategy, what should be the reaction of the Indian Church?
NOV. 26. INC #A.33
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, Chennai says,
Whitewashed Intellectuals (Poem)
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A question that comes up everytime i am alone. Am I living my salesian to the full?
NOV. 6. INM #A.32
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, Chennai says,
We have Killed God
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``Where has God gone?`` he cried. ``I shall tell you. We have killed him - you and I have killed him. We are his murderers.
NOV. 6. INM #A.31
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MATTHEWS Dominic , Chennai says,
The Call to Be Christian among Christian Religious
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Why should we need to rethink our Christian life and call ``The last Christian died on the Cross.`` Said Nitchez. ``I don`t believe in a God who sits in heaven and enjoys his life when people are suffering on earth.`` I rather would burn all the Churches and I would be ready to crucify Christ naked for hundred times if he tells me to pray and to pray when my people are dying out of injustice and poverty.
OCT. 30. INM #A.29
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ANTONY Christy, Chennai says,
An either / or for us today!
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We speak of a ``options``! Option for the poor, Option for the Young, Option for the Oppressed and so on! today, we have a fundamental otpion to make - an inevitable either/or - To BE or to DO!
OCT. 23. INM #A.27
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PORUTHUR Joseph, Chennai says,
For us the Word, listened to with faith, is a source of spiritual life, food for prayer, light to see God`s will in the events of life, and strength to live our vocation faithfully.
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I am happy to present to you a few suggestions to make our Children and our Young come closer to the Word of God. This extract is from the Provincial Circular, October 2007. Thanks to Fr. Stanislaus Swamikannu SDB, INM Provincial for leading the Province to Jesus Christ. If we do not present Jesus Christ to our youngsters what else are we presenting!
OCT. 15. INM #A.25
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MARTIN Sowriappan , Chennai says,
Low Participation in BIS Worshop
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The representation for the BIS Correspondents from the communities is very low. Why???
SEP. 15. INM #A.22
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A. Raj sdb, Tiruchy says,
MODERN MEDIA ACCELERATES THE NEED FOR SEX EDUCATION
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It is said that while a teacher was speaking to the children on HIV/AIDS she happened to mention that `there are diverse colours of condoms`. A voice from the class interrupted asking ``Teacher, what do you mean by diverse?`` With so much exposure today, children know more than what we expect them to know on sex. But the concern is whether they know the right stuff.
AUG. 29. INT #A.20
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A. Raj sdb, Tiruchy says,
E-CHURCH: A NEW REVELATION
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Mikethecoug, boamura, parisbloande, DaleATL2, jimclbn, latinlabel, Guajolotio, msjoylstokes, brandy333. Are you wondering what language am I writing? These are the names of visitors of e-church for their spiritual needs and interactive answers about Christianity.
AUG. 29. INT #A.19
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ANTONY Christy, Chennai says,
Dear Confreres of Trichy..Feel us Close to You!
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It is a real shock to the Salesians of Tamilnadu! More so, for the PRovince of Trichy.
AUG. 27. INM #A.18
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Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata says,
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has broadened the definition of corporal punishment. It now includes even calling a child ``mindless`` or ``stupid``.
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While, there may be some who might still argue that corporal punishment is the best or the only way to discipline children, the time has perhaps come for teachers and school authorities to look for another alternative to discipline students as the commission says no to corporal punishment in any form.
AUG. 24. INC #A.16
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BOSCO Francis, Chennai says,
SPACE FOR THE POOR
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It is not important to work for the poor, rather we should make sure that the poor enter our campuses, and become the main beneficiaries of all our works. To reach out to the poor is the mission of a Salesian. When Don Bosco began his work for the poor he went in search of them; he didn`t work inside the campus expecting them to come to him. Like Jesus, he went in search of the lost sheep. It is also true that when we are with the poor and work for the poor we indeed are working with the kingdom of God: ``Blessed are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven``. Allow the poor to become the center of our activities.
AUG. 23. INM #A.15
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ANTONY Christy, Chennai says,
Networking is the order of the day !
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It is truly heartening to see the willingness and eagerness towards networking among various sectors in the province! it is great and has to be carried to newer heights.
AUG. 11. INM #A.14
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BOSCO Francis, Chennai says,
Working for the poor is not `important`, but a `option` for the poor.
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As religious, we have consecrated ourselves to the poor without our own security and desires. As days go by, we tend to sleep off with our own commitment and hardwork. So often we need to discern ourselves and take a right path towards the option for the poor,which is needed for the time and space of this century.
AUG. 10. INM #A.13
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selvanathan xavier, Chennai says,
Social communication networks with social ministry.
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I witnessed for the first time in the Chennai Province the desire to come together and network our mission towards rural youth. There was openess in sharing and discussion. How good it would be if we come together like this for working for the common mission? This will help us in advoccy.
AUG. 10. INM #A.12
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john paul prassanna augustin, Tiruchy says,
The national website puts Salesians in India at par with corporate sectors - a model for the Congregation at large.
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The two days seminar cum workshop at The Citadel, Chennai for the Uravu correspondents of the various houses was the need of the hour.
JUL. 13. INT #A.8
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jayaseelan, Tiruchy says,
How many of us really steal people`s hearts
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There was a big crowd to bid farewell to a man who loved his people dearly. It was a moving sight for me to see so many of his friends turning up for the funeral.
JUL. 10. INT #A.9
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sekarsdb@rediffmail.com, Tiruchy says,
Will bricks make a home for the homeless
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A house for the street children is still in the air at Vellakinar, Coimbatore.
JUL. 9. INT #A.7
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ashok lawrence britto, Tiruchy says,
Speak Up and let the voice of the voiceless be heard.
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Citizen Journalism is a wonderful way to express yourself to the world. Who knows your words can work miracles and change the world. People and agencies will come forward to support your cause. So start writing.
JUL. 8. INT #A.6
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A. Raj sdb, Tiruchy says,
Salesians should reach out to the youth of HIV/AIDS
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The Salesians in India should reach out to the youth affected and infected by HIV/AIDS.
JUL. 8. INT #A.5
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Herbert Amos Gandhi, Tiruchy says,
I personally remember him for his `Chastity Good Nights`
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The demise of Fr. N.I. John is like adding more sadness to already grieving heart. The Province of Trichy was just recovering from the sudden and unexpected demise of Fr. Amala Joseph, a young and dynamic Salesian, in a gastly accident. Now the death of Fr. N.I. is even more heart breaking.
JUL. 8. INT #A.4
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ANTONY Christy, Chennai says,
Vow - BIS Team!
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We congratulate the BIS Team for the new look of the site! it is professionally done and browser-friendly. Continue to be on the look out to make it simpler and more versatile! KEEP IT UP!
JUL. 1. INM #A.3
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