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Catholics have filled the internet with venom and vitriol, says Vatican media advisor

Fr Thomas Rosica said many Catholics were guilty of character assassination and 'being against everyone and everything' Many Catholics on the internet are unch…

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On that Stormy Sea of Life

Our Catholic Answers chaplain has an answer for every problem. Fr. Serpa directs anyone in suffering, difficulty, or doubt to contemplate the cross: "See ho…

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According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church'   Sanctifying Sundays and holy days requires a common effort. Every Christian should avoid making un…

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21 Mar 2016 News Vatican No comments

Pope Francis reflects on the lessons of Palm Sunday

Pope Francis presided at the Procession and Mass for Palm Sunday at St. Peter’s Square to usher in the Holy Week. Palm Sunday is one of the Church’s major ce…

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08 Jul 2015 Articles No comments

RIGHTEOUSNESS AND THE COMMANDMENTS by POPE JOHN PAUL II

From the very lips of Jesus, the new Moses, man is once again given the commandments of the Decalogue.  Jesus himself definitively confirms them and proposes th…

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14 Oct 2015 Europe News No comments

More scheming outside the synod? Soros foundation rep attends LGBT lobby event

Attendees at an LGBT activist event lobbying the Synod of Bishops included an official from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, one of the most influential …

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17 Jan 2016 Articles Comments (1)

How to Make the Case for Marriage in the Catholic Church

Whether we like it or not, secularism is the dominant mode of public discourse today. Even those we encounter who are not "anti-faith" often place a high va…

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The Holy Father assents Fr. Pulickal’s appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Kanjirapally

Unlike in the Latin-rite Church where the Pope have to directly appoint a  bishop, the synods of eastern-rite Catholic churches have the autonomy of appointing their own bishops, to which the Pope gives his assent. So to that effect the synods of eastern-rite Catholic churches appointed Fr. Jose Pulickal as Auxiliary Bishop of Kanjirapally, a diocese in southern India’s Kerala state ( which is under the synods of eastern-rite Catholic churches). The Holy Father on Tuesday acknowledged the appointment.

Born March 3, 1964, Fr.  Pulickal studied at the Minor seminary of Mary Matha.  After his priestly studies at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, he was ordained priest on Jan. 1, 1991.  After becoming the vicar of Kanjirapally Cathedral and director of ‎Snehashram Jesus Fraternity, he obtained a Master’s degree in biblical theology from St. Peter’s Institute, Bangalore, and a Doctorate from the Dharmaram Institute in the same city. He has held several responsible posts such as director of Catechetics, Vicar of Pathanamthitta Forane, diocesan consultor, protosyncellus or the bishop’s deputy for Ranni and Pathanamthitta, and since 2014 he has been protosyncellus  of the diocesan clergy.









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