When does a man become perfect?: Guruji

After taking birth, when a man embarks upon the journey of life, he is nearly always busy in fulfilling his desires. Life comes to an end gradually but there is no end to his desires. Throughout his life man is busy searching as to how, where, and in whose company, he will be fulfilling his desires and making himself happy. Therefore, man is busy in all activities aimed at providing him happiness and convenience. He devotes all his time and energy in organizing his security, rest and peace. Man is…

Was Lord Ram Nepali? by George Nedumparambil: Dr. James Kottoor

Iron must be hit when it is red hot to have the intented effect! In the same way reaction to articles published in CCV will have the maximum effect, only when it is reacted by readers immediately. Here is a case in point. We (CCV) published the article on ‘Ram in Nepal’ on July 13th and on the very following day George reacated and wrote this letter to Editor. He also wrote a second letter on the jailed raper priest’s request for marriage. He was setting an excellent example for…

Faith and Reason will never meet!; Protect kids from priest-craft: Valson Thampu

No religion is safe in the hands of priests. The pattern of irrational dependence on priestly favours impairs your child’s will to endure. Note: Reading Valson’s article on protecting kids from:“Priest-craft”, reminded me of “witch-craft” and its vile machinations. It simply opened flood gates of too many wild and mild thoughts as a fitting introduction here. But I decided to present here a historic event: “What happened to someone after listening to the story of Bar Thimeus, the blind man and his prayer: “Lord that I may see!” Almost by…

An open letter by the Kerala Catholic Church Reformation Movement North America (KCRMNA) to all Indian bishops

Dear brother bishops, I am writing this letter on behalf of Kerala Catholic Church Reformation Movement North America (KCRMNA). KCRMNA is an independent non-profit registered Catholic Lay Organization in the United States of America. The main objective of this Organization is to participate in international lay movements of the Catholic Church especially of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. We consider ourselves as indispensable people of God for the evangelical work of Jesus promoting LOVE and JUSTICE. Therefore, we also act as a watch-dog for the Catholic community that has certainly endured…

Is Congress waxing or waining?: An ism is coming to an end

Note: In this article Manini Chatterjee gives a graphic picture of the slow but steady revival of the Congress party.With the advent of BJP government, Mod-Amitsha government almost succeeded to wipe out Congress with the war cry “Congress-mukth Bharath”. Victories of Congress in states in the Hindi belt are the signs of revival. Now in view of the coming General election, he is addressing the anti-BJP alliance partners – RJD, SP, BSP in the North and Dravidian parties in the South like Thelugu Deasam and DMK-Anna-DMK, that their tactictis are…

Trump and Moscow

While running for president, one of Donald Trump’s businesses tried to build a big, new real estate development in Moscow and his company cozied up to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime to make it happen. This has been brought to light, after years of obfuscation by Trump adherents, by a guilty plea from the president’s shady former lawyer. But Trump has waved it off. “Oh, I get it! I am a very good developer,” Trump tweeted about the story, “I decide to run for president & continue to run my…

Indian Bishops’ Solitary Boast!; CONGRATS, CONGRATS, THRICE CONGRATS! to Bp. Kuriakose Bharanikulangara

Note: The talk of the town every where for the past two weeks in India has been on the sorry shameful plight of a Kerala Nun allegedly raped by bp. Mulakkal. She was made to run from pillar to post for months complaining to her superiors, Bishops, Arcvhbishops, Cardinals, CBCI heads and Vatican Nuncio in India, all to no avail. Finally she approached the civil court and five of her convent sisters conducted a two week sist-in strike near the High court in Ernakulam and got the Bishop arrested. He…

Clerical sex crushing Church in India; A community at the cross-roads

By Valson Thampu, : 16th July 2018 in New Indian Express Of late, the Kerala Christian community has been serially buffeted by tremors of priestly sexual aberrations. Where did the church fail? Note: “The spiritual merit of the church is not that no wrong happens within its premises, but that no wrong is condoned or covered up, pressured by parochial compulsions.” Well said Valson Thambu. This penetrating observation from a well-meaning outsider, we hope, will prompt even the hard hearted in the Catholic church to reflect, repent and change for…

Modi’s Long Silence as Women in India Are Attacked

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India tweets frequently and considers himself a talented orator. Yet he loses his voice when it comes to speaking out about the dangers faced by women and minorities who are frequent targets of the nationalist and communal forces that are part of the base of his Bharatiya Janata Party. Indians took to the streets during the weekend to protest their government’s callous response to the horrifying rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in January in which supporters of his political party have been implicated.…

Female stars dominate Cannes festival jury

Hollywood actresses will dominate the jury at Cannes next month, the film festival’s organisers said Wednesday as they appeared set to lift their bar on controversial Danish director Lars Von Trier. Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux will head a starry jury, with American writer-director Ava DuVernay of “Selma” fame and Burundian singer Khadja Nin completing the five women on the nine-person jury that will decide the top Palme d’Or prize. In a year when the #MeToo movement has dominated the headlines, and with only three female directors among…