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Archive for February, 2012

Vedruna Niketan Dispensary Organises Free Medical Camp For Tribals

Share By Fr. Varghese Paul, SJ, SAR NEWS VALSAD, Gujarat (SAR NEWS) – Vedruna Niketan Dispensary at Unai in Valsad district organised a day-long free medical camp for tribal people from Unai and surrounding tribal villages, February 20. “More than 1,600 tribal patients attended the medical camp. Dr. Ashwin Shah, his wife Dr. Harsha Shah and their team [...]
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Bangalore’s ‘Mother Teresa’ Gets International Award

Share By SAR NEWS BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Popularly know as Bangalore’s ‘Mother Teresa’ Sister Jacquiline Jean McEwan from the United Kingdom, working for thirty years for the welfare of leprosy patients with Sumanahalli Society, was conferred the Rotary International Peace and Goodwill Award, February 16, in Bangalore.             The award was presented to Sister Jean at [...]
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There Are Righteous Journalists, Truth Is Their Weapon, Says Banker Timms

Share By SAR NEWS BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – “While we are discussing on the theme ‘Is Righteous Journalism fading away’, we need not have apprehensions that there are no more righteous journalists or righteous journalism. Despite the fact that most TV channels and newspapers operate on TRP ratings, giving you tainted news or news not worth [...]
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ICPA Gears Up For Golden Jubilee Celebrations

Share By SAR NEWS BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – At the annual general body meeting of the Indian Catholic Press Association (ICPA), February 12, plans and discussions were made for the golden jubilee celebrations of the Association in 2013. Members of the ICPA expressed the need to have several programmes through the year to commemorate the golden jubilee. [...]
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Righteous Journalism Is Not Fading Away, Says Scribe

Share By SAR NEWS BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – “Journalism has become a world of fantasy with the coming of the visual media. Is righteous journalism possible? It is relative. We all know that the media is run by private groups with self-interest. They frame policies and the journalist who works for these media establishments is only [...]
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St. Mary’s Basilica Gets A Catholic Enquiry Centre

Share By SAR NEWS By Fr Varghese Paul, SJ, SAR NEWS BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, Apostolic Nuncio to India, inaugurated a Catholic Enquiry Centre (CEC) at St. Mary’s Shrine Basilica at Shivaji Nagar in the city, February 9. The inauguration took place in the presence of the Secretary for the Evangelization of the People, Archbishop [...]
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Church Dignitaries Visit CEC

Share By SAR NEWS BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Secretary for the Evangelisation of the People, Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai, SDB, Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, Apostolic Nuncio to India, and Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore together with a dozen other Church dignitaries visited the office of the Catholic Enquiry Centre (CEC) on the first floor of the Infant [...]
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Resist All Forms Of De-humanisation For A Better India: Cardinal Gracias

Share By SAR NEWS BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, has called for humanising social, political, economic and religious structures and institutions in the country. Any form of exploitation results in de-humanisation: oppression of women de-humanises them, discrimination against the disadvantaged groups de-humanises them, denial of civil and [...]
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National Change Makers Assembly Meets In Ahmedabad

Share  By SAR NEWS AHMEDABAD, Gujarat (SAR NEWS) – The 5th National Change Makers Assembly of WECAN campaign was inaugurated February 3 in Ahmedabad by human rights activist, Jesuit Father Cedric Prakash and dancer and activist Malika Sarabhai.             The programme began with the hoisting of ‘WECAN’ flag and opening of a poster exhibition on diverse issues affecting women rights. [...]
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Indian Catholic Youth Movement Office-bearers Elected

Share By SAR NEWS NEW DELHI (SAR NEWS) – The National Council of the Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) elected its office- bearers for 2012-14 at its general elections held in Kolkata, West Bengal.             The newly elected office-bearers are: President – Olima Minj (Chhattisgarh); General Secretary – Titu Thomas (Kerala); Vice President I – Savio Vishal Daniel (Madhya Pradesh); Vice [...]
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