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Six years later, Christians in India await justice for Kandhamal massacre

Nov 18, 2014 - 02:08 am .- Last August marked the six year anniversary of the brutal 2008 Kandhamal, Odisha massacre in India, but for Fr. Thomas Chellan, the memories have not faded.

New Sydney archbishop hopes for seminaries 'teeming with new life'

Nov 14, 2014 - 02:04 am .- At his Mass of Installation on Wednesday, Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney said that by the time of his retirement, he hopes for a local Church filled with vocations to priesthood and the religious life.

Pakistani archdiocese rejoices over return of a school from government

Nov 11, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Catholics in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, are rejoicing over their government's recent decision to return a more than century-old school to the archdiocese.

A year after the storm, gratitude trumps grief for Haiyan survivors

Nov 8, 2014 - 04:03 am .- A sign hangs outside a newly re-opened storefront in Tacloban.

Our Lady of Fatima shrine in India serves disadvantaged tribes

Nov 7, 2014 - 12:03 am .- A parish and shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima in the Archdiocese of Bombay draws thousands of pilgrims regularly, and serves the scheduled tribes who live in Raigad district of India, outside of Mumbai.

Australian bishops welcome new head of pastoral life commission

Nov 3, 2014 - 01:03 pm .- The Australian bishops' conference has welcomed Alison Burt as the new leadership steering the national Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life in their nation.

March of Saints aims to catechize Filipino children about heaven

Oct 30, 2014 - 08:07 pm .- Families in Manila are gearing up to march in a colorful Oct. 31 parade dressed as their favorite saints, to evangelize and to catechize on heaven and the communion of the saints.

Asia Bibi's death sentence sparks outrage from Pakistan's Christians

Oct 16, 2014 - 05:29 pm .- The Lahore High Court's rejection on Thursday of Asia Bibi's appeal against her death sentence, passed by a lower court, has dismayed Christians and others in Pakistan.

Secular institutes to explore evangelization in Far East

Oct 16, 2014 - 02:06 am .- The general assembly of secular institutes in Asia, being held later this month in South Korea, is committed to finding new ways to share in the continent's evangelization.

'The Christian minority in India is under serious threat'

Oct 15, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- With the election of Narendra Modi of the Hindu "Bharatiya Janata Party” (BJP) as prime minister of India the country's secular constitution has come under threat, a Catholic priest in India has charged.

Indian diocese responds to Vatican II's call 'to the nations'

Oct 15, 2014 - 04:02 am .- The Diocese of Miao, located in far north-east India, is conducting a series of seminars to study Ad Gentes, Vatican II's decree on the mission activity of the Church, and to apply it to the local situation.

Papuan bishops launch gameplan to transform society

Oct 10, 2014 - 12:03 am .- At a recent Mass, the bishops of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands revealed a roadmap for pastoral planning to guide the the transformation of their societies.

Holy Family the model for all families, Thai couples learn

Oct 8, 2014 - 07:04 pm .- Married couples in Thailand recently met at a workshop reflecting on pastoral challenges confronting their vocation, which emphazised the role of the Holy Family as their guide.

Church in Burma explores challenges of openness to modernity

Oct 6, 2014 - 06:04 pm .- The bishops of Burma held communications and media workshops last week to help form the laity of the country to meet the rapidly changing realities in the southeast Asian country.

Exhibition of St Francis Xavier's relics preceded by catechesis

Sep 30, 2014 - 07:02 pm .- Spiritual formation and catechesis are underway to prepare for the upcoming exposition in Goa of the relics of St. Francis Xavier, the “Apostle to the Far East.”

Bishop prays for victims of plane crash in Papua New Guinea

Sep 29, 2014 - 03:07 pm .- In Papua New Guinea, the Bishop of Bereina has prayed for the four persons killed Sept. 20 when their aircraft, which was carrying supplies to a remote village, crashed.

Buddhist composes symphony to mark Pope's Sri Lanka visit

Sep 27, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- In an effort for religious reconciliation, the Sri Lankan government has commissioned  a symphony from a Buddhist composer to commemorate Pope Francis' voyage to the nation which will take place in January.

Filipinos unite around faith as volcano forces mass evacuations

Sep 20, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- Residents near the restive Mayon volcano in the Philippines are turning to prayer as the mountain begins to erupt, and the nation's Catholic charity agency is preparing to help those whose lives are disrupted.

World Youth Day organizer named as next Sydney archbishop

Sep 18, 2014 - 03:24 pm .- Pope Francis has named the next Archbishop of Sydney: Parramatta Bishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., a Sydney native and a lead organizer for the 2008 World Youth Day in Australia.  

Pope's visit will change Philippines, Cardinal Tagle hopes

Sep 18, 2014 - 12:47 am .- Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines in January will be an opportunity to lead the Church in the country down “new roads in the faith and in the mission,” said Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila.  

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November 25, 2014

Tuesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

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