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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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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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