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Latest Articles By Ann Tom Anand
Standing with Father Stan
The paradigm of “development,” assiduously followed by India’s elites, includes indiscriminate extraction of scarce mineral and natural resources, which are unfortunately located in the Scheduled Areas, where tribal people dwell.
Dorothy dollar in most populous nation
India is home to more than 135 million LGBTQ+ people with their nominal income pegged at $113 billion annually. India’s attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people have grown more tolerant though the country remains deeply traditional and patriarchal and poverty-stricken at the same time.
Sri Lanka’s 4-year-old Easter ordeal
Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday attacks have been completed four years but the perpetrators are still at large
Divided over Mass –the Syro-Malabar way
The nearly five-decade-old liturgical dispute in the India-based Eastern Church is continuing with no end in sight in the near future. The supercharged liturgical dispute in the second-largest of the 22 Eastern Catholic Churches in full communion with Rome, has seen street burning of cardinals’ effigies, hunger-strikes, and street fights and fisticuffs.
Sans US, China and Holy See travel in same boat
Both the Holy See and China are showing the olive branch in the Middle East while the US is busy elsewhere with something else, which gives less room for peace, prosperity and stability
Last woman of sexual servitude standing
Of the approximately 200,000 survivors of a system of sexual servitude run by the Japanese troops during World War II hardly a few thousand are believed to be alive today
A mosque, church, and synagogue side by side
Abrahamic Family House, a mosque, church, and synagogue sharing a campus in Abu Dhabi, opened its doors to the public on March 1
Fake ordination rocks Vietnam, Philippine Churches
A Catholic diocese in the Philippines has initiated a probe into allegations that its bishop ordained an unqualified Vietnamese man as a priest based on false documents
Hangover of Japan’s secret executions
The Japanese Catholic bishops’ Justice and Peace Commission has called the death penalty an "attack on the inviolability and dignity of personality."
Why Holy See is tight-lipped on Hong Kong?
The Church has about 14 million followers in China and the pope and the Vatican are eyeing for more
Cambodian Church has to watch out for lull before storm
Cambodia marked a century of Christianity on Jan. 27 with Prime Minister Hun Sen advocating harmony among all religions
India’s mega economic makeover put limelight on tribal Christians
Tribal and former untouchables (Dalits) together make up 60 percent of India’s 27 million Christians with tribal people alone accounting for nearly 33 percent of Indian Christians. The economic makeover demands converting virgin resource-rich forest lands into industrial purposes
Can polls save Myanmar’s ethnic Christians?
Since world powers are divided over Myanmar's ruling military and ethnic rebels, which also include Christians, there is no silverline at the end of the tunnel
St. Padre Pio: Modern Saint of Obedience
By Amelia Monroe Carlson
Vigilant Sober Aware
By JFF III
CATHOLIC MOVIE REVIEW: Journey to Bethlehem
By Karen Salstrom
THE CHAPEL VEIL: Antiquated Practice or Holy Discipline?
By Karen Salstrom
Christmas without Christ
By Richard Auciello