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Christmas Celebration by Christian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Members of Christian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) celebrated Christmas along with their family members on 20th December 2013 at Hotel Kohinoor Intercontinental, Andheri East. The occasion was graced with the presence and special Christmas messages by Bishop Bosco Phena of Mumbai Archdiocese and Mrs. Janet L. D’Souza, Vice Chairperson of Maharashtra State Minority Commission. Earlier Henry Lobo, Chairman welcomed the guests and participants. Members and their families enjoyed the spirit of Christmas with games, fun and frolic and exchanged greetings. —Ptotos: Ronida

United Christmas Program People from 10 different places came together to celebrate Christmas at the St Peter’s Church in Doddaballapur, Bangalore on the 22nd of December. For the first time, different Christian denominations and different institutions run by the Christians are coming together to celebrate Christmas in Doddaballapur. Each of the churches presented a program on the theme of Christmas. Through songs, carols, dance and skits, the message of unity, love and peace was communicated to the people. A common prayer was conducted by Fr Mario from St Jude Church, Karahalli. Rev Sudheer from St Paul’s CSI Church gave the Christmas message that only when we have good heart, God’s name will be glorified.

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Rise of Aam Aadmi Party

t was the seminal political development of the year that sent alarm bells ringing through the establishment while spawning a new mood of optimism among ordinary Indians who had started to lose faith in democratic change. AAP’s sensational debut in Delhi elections on the back of its promise to change the old ways of doing politics and usher in a new era of transparency and accountability got even hardened cynics talking. The buzz word became “change” replacing the familiar weary sense of hopelessness. Last year, who would have thought that a fledgling party with few resources and derided as a bunch of clowns and rabble-rousers would soon be running Delhi. Although Arvind Kejriwal and his team always maintained that they were going to cause an “earthquake’’, privately, even they must have been surprised by the scale of their achievement. The impact of AAP’s triumph is already evident with both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party scrambling to take a leaf from its book. Suddenly, the aam aadmiis every politician’s darling. The games have just begun. Political chess in Delhi which was being played over the course of last year has finally taken a climaxing turn. This comes as a surprise to many. It will be interesting to see how far it gets in its motive to wipe off corruption and secure basic minimum necessities for every common man with congress on its side. BJP on the other hand, is calling this combination a farce to the public and a disservice on AAP’s part by aligning with the “corrupt Congress”. AAP has released a video through its Facebook page where it drew a clear line between itself and keeping BJP and Congress as opposition. The party highlighted that Congress will get no ministries and they will still come after corrupt ministers from both BJP and Congress. The video is on its way to getting viral all over and people are becoming a party to this unprecedented charged up atmosphere. For now BJP as well as Congress finds itself in a position of fix because AAP’s actions might reverberate through the country and it just might spoil their 2014 plans too. General elections are due in the first half of next year, all over the country and BJP would have liked to have re-elections in Delhi at that time, but this is a new possibility which no one had thought of. The game will get interesting in the coming few weeks when we try to count AAP’s promises vs. delivery and it will get heated up as 2014 draws nearer. For now, nobody knows what the future holds and there is so much to be focused on. The only thing about democracy that’s certain is that it is always interesting!

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Pope to share daily Mass with people of Rome

Vatican city: After reaching out to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics at Christmas, Pope Francis now wants to get better acquainted with the faithful who live in his own backyard. From the new year a handful of Romans will be invited to celebrate morning mass with the pope inside the Vatican. The 77-year-old pontiff is wellknown for embracing the young, old and disabled when they gather in St Peter’s Square, or picking up the phone to make personal calls to individuals or families in distress. As the pope is also formally recognised as the bishop of Rome, he will have the chance to get to know the Catholics closest to him.

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Muslim Anger As Indian Court Clears Modi

A court in Gujarat, western India, has cleared controversial Hindu leader and prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of responsibility for the deadly Hindu-Muslim riots in 2002. The court yesterday rejected an appeal from Zakia Jafri who challenged an earlier verdict of not guilty, awarded to Modi and 59 others who were alleged to have played a key role in fomenting the riots. Jafri’s husband, who was a former parliamentarian at that time, was dragged out, hacked and burnt to death along with 68 others in a cluster of 29 bungalows and 10 apartment buildings housing mostly Muslims in Ahmedabad, the Gujarat state capital. “We are disappointed by the judgment. We had top lawyers to defend the case and there was enough evidence to prosecute Modi,” Father Cedric Prakash told ucanews.com. Muslim human rights activist Zubai Gopalani echoed the sentiment, and alleged that the lower courts in the state has been biased in anti-Muslim riot cases. “There is hope for justice for Muslims from the apex court only,'' he said.

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Christian leader sees future PM in Jayalalithaa

Chennai: Christian leaders who took part in the Christmas celebrations organised by Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary on Saturday wished her all success in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and wished that she lead the nation after the elections. Speaking at the celebrations, the Chief Minister said the advent of Jesus Christ indicates peace, hope, happiness and charity to all. “If one has to achieve a goal, the person needs conviction and a vision for achieving the objective. Above all, what we need is unshakeable faith in the Lord and that is what Jesus Christ taught us all,” she added. Narrating an anecdote, Jayalalithaa said, “faith in the Lord can create miracles. We should live for worthy goals and for that the Lord has given this human birth to us.” M Prakash, Bishop, Synod of the Independent Churches of India and chairman of the Tamil Nadu Minorities Commission, recalled the welfare measures being implemented by the government headed by Jayalalithaa. He said the day is not far away then she would be leading the country. “Let us all pray that Jayalalithaa be the Prime Minister after the Lok Sabha elections,” he added. Bishop of Church of South India, V Devasahayam, referred to the salient features of the Vision 2023 released by Jayalalithaa and said only such a visionary leader could lead the country to prosperity. Archbishop George Antonysamy recalled Jayalalithaa’s letter to the PM seeking SC status for the Dalit Christians and said she should further pursue it till it is achieved. Christians constitute 8 per cent of the State’s population.

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TINA There Is No Alternative So it becomes imperative That you support the Grand Old Party. We gave the Right to Information and Food Which we thought were jolly good. Also the Lokpal and Women’s Safety bills. But the CAG declared presumptive losses That handed us electoral tosses. And onions reduced us to tears. But we are the dynasty To shape the country’s destiny. Rahul Baba will deliver still.

The Song Writers

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PEHLE AAP The pollsters had us disdainfully dismissed But to Delhiwallas we had promised That we dared to be different. We will give water and electricity And regularize all slums of the city. We are the slumdog with a million airs. We believe that Sheila, of Delhi made a mess. Now we will solve all problems through SMS. Just follow us on Twitter and FB. A transparent political class we will groom To clean up we have a new broom. Kejriwal will answer every sawaal.

TTUFF The Third United Front Federation Alone can save the nation. For TTUFF is made of sterner stuff.

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Oops, we forgot our comrades Marxist. Who for TTUFF consistently persist. We’ll revise the PM’s number to eight.

NOTA None Of The Above Have made me fall in love. I now have a button to press.

Maybe we should have military rule For everybody else is a fool. What was that about retirement age?

He saved thousands of pilgrims In Innovas packed to the brims. What he claims we all believe.

Muslims were pahye ke nichey Opponents were burqe ke pichey. The tallest statue he now builds.

Our number of Prime Ministers will be six All rumours on non-viability they will nix. They will all be the first among equals.

They are not worth voting for. I am looking for something more My candidate should be perfect.

This is the chant for the divine Or those not so sanguine For the chaiwalla iron man of Gujarat.

Alexander the Great in Bihar! In history and geography he may not be par. Yet to hear him in thousands we flock.

We have Mulayam, Mayawati and Mamta. What happened to George’s Samata? But we have Naveen, Nitesh and Jayala-la-la-la …

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Or perhaps a Supreme Court judge Who the papers will not fudge. Who bowled a googly at some Ganguly?

HINDUSTANI It is better to light a candle Than to curse the darkness. I cried because I had no shoes Till I saw a man who had no feet. Do not ask what the nation has done for you; But what you have done for the nation. If you are not a part of the solution Then you are a part of the problem. Are you looking for a perfect spouse? Keep waiting, no one will enter your house. Just because a loved one falls sick Should I not with that person stick? Warts and all, I love my motherland. I will participate with hope and courage In Elections 2014. “Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani” JAI HIND! # The Songwriter is the Convenor of the Kanpur Nagrik Manch

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New Year Gift by Melvyn Brown Bejewelled days in seasons four Have fallen in the vat of time, To rest in peace forevermore. Eternal bliss burnished sublime. Untarnished fruits in hope this year, Bare tattered faith, a living God: Crestfallen Christ says, “have no fear, Believe, brave all, trust in the Lord. Break free from all your cactus ways; Live free from stress or distant goal. Come down a step and marshall days To elevate your prisoned soul. God’s sacred light in splintered rays, Has reached the corners of our life. This New Year gift will test our days: In faith, in trust, in love and strife.

Top 14 Books You Cannot Afford To Miss In 2014 As we turn over the last page of the Chapter of 2013, here are 14 books that we recommend for 2014. The selection brought to you spans across different literary genres, ages and nationalities, and every title is an easy find in the nearest bookstore. 1. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing 2. The Gospel According To Jesus Christ – José Saramago 3. The Luminaries- Eleanor Catton 4. How To Get Filthy Rich In The Rising Asia – Mohsin Hamid 5. The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri 6. Chronicles of A Death Foretold – Gabriel Garcia Marquez 7. One Thousand and One Nights 8. Beloved – Toni Morrison 9. No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith 10. The Palace of Illusions – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 11. Please Look After Mom - KyungSook Shin 12. How I Became A Nun – César Aira 13. Kafka On The Shore – Haruki Murakami 14. Lord of the Rings Trilogy – J.R.R. Tolkein

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New hope for 2014 As the curtain comes down on 2013, and we prepare to usher in the new year, the question uppermost in the minds of all concerned citizens is what will 2014 hold out for the common man. Will it be another year of scams, high inflation , rising prices , crime , insecurity for women and children ,collapse of law and order and total unconcern for the aam admi? Or, a bright and prosperous new year?. In such a bleak scenario however, there appears to be some hope and light at the end of the tunnel as we see the emergence of a new India with the ‘Aam Admi’ party in power in the country’s capital , and their promises to clean the Augean stables with their 18-point agenda. We will hopefully witness a paradigm shift in governance with the doing away of the hydra -headed monster of corruption, the trappings of power and arrogance, the end of dynastic rule ,immunity from the law, and justice for all .Until such time we will continue to pray for the success our leaders.

Church Tribunal Should Set Priorities The news item captioned “Families breaking up a big problem for the Church”, which appeared in the Hindustan Times daily on 23rd December 2013 was informative and thought provoking. It is indeed alarming to note that the number of couples approaching the Archdiocesan Tribunal of Mumbai Diocese for annulments of their marriage has increased to about 120 cases per year. However, the reason for seeking annulment of marriage is not only that today women are more educated and career minded and that they are now more assertive. There are also petitions seeking decree for annulment of marriage involving fraud by one of the spouses. When consent of the other person to the marriage is obtained by concealing vital facts about oneself, then according to Vatican’s Canon 1098, it amounts to fraud and if the fraud is proved, the marriage becomes null and void from the beginning. There are quite many cases pending with the Archdiocesan Tribunal of Mumbai Diocese involving fraud by a spouse. The Tribunal should have regular sittings and take up such cases for hearing on priority, as there is very little scope for adjustments and reconciliation.

—Vincent Bagul, Mumbai

—A. F. Nazareth, Alto Porvorim

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Parish Portability I feel sad that the parishioners are considered as consumers and the divine sacraments as consumables ( the Secular Citizen november 18, 2013 ) in the aricle captioned " parish portabilty ". The Church is the body of Christ and the faithful are the members of that body. The reasons on which the proposal is made are 1 the unhappiness of parishioners in attending Mass in a particular church 2. Receiving Communion at the hands of a particular priest 3 Soporific sermon by priest in a parish. The aim seems to be better satisfaction about these for the parishioner. But where is the guarantee that the parishioner will get all such satisfaction as he/ she wants to derive ,in the new parish.? Can we ignore our position as members of the one Body of Christ and compare ourselves with electricty/gas consumers.? The Church wants a relationship between the parish priest and the parishioners. The priest has a duty to cater to all spiritual needs of his parishioners,through personal contact ,visits and other means. The priest are from our own homes and some have the weaknesses as we laity too have.Loyalty and closeness to a parish church will help growth of spiritual and social activities. Registration based on the geographical boundaries fixed by the authorities is necessary. However when a parishioner moves out ,he / she is permitted to join a new parish. The Catholic Church is not a democratic organization where decisions can be based on majority votes. It is basically a Body constituted or established by Jesus Christ and continues to function under Apostolic authority. I am aware that in few matters which are purely unconnected with spirituality or religious dogmas ,though more consultation and involvement with the laity are recommended by Vatican II, opposition or non co-operation by some authorities exists. This aspect needs considerstion. Let our criticism be useful for unity and spiritual growth and not one that encourages division and spiritual lethargy. —K.C.Thomas

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seminarians with homosexual tendencies will not be ordained, till they have been healed both mentally and emotionally. Priests indulging in homosexual acts will be de-frocked and incur an automatic excommunication. So, while on the one hand the church is clear on its stand that homosexuals must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity, the purification of seminaries goes on to protect the church’s sullied image. —A. F. Nazareth Alto Porvorim.

Church Or Wedding Hall ?

Mysterious star of Bethlehem

I agree with the findings of Shri Ladislaus D souza that during wedding or baptism ceremonies,the presence of the Eucharist and the need for silence and the decorum for the holy place are simply ignored. The parish priest and the parish council seem to be interested in collecting some money in the form of rent ,electricity etc ignoring the holiness of the place and the decorum required in such place. There should be some guide lines for permitting cameramen and such employees( or contractors)' The concerned diocesan authorities are requested to issue such guide lines for all the churches in the diocese to avoid the embarassment and to keep up the standard of holiness of the church. —K.C.Thomas

The wonders of the celestial universe continue to baffle scientists, despite the tremendous progress made in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics. The mysterious ‘Star of Bethlehem’ is just one case which has posed a challenge to modern-day scientists, who have no answers to the biblical account in Mathew’s gospel which mentions 2 sightings of the star –one, before the wise men of the East began their journey, and the other which led them on their journey, and stood still at the place where the child Jesus was born . While scientists are still struggling to offer a satisfactory and convincing explanation for this extraordinary astronomical phenomenon even after 2000 years of its appearance, the secular media has not hesitated to debunk the event as a literary creation by Mathew to put forward a theological idea. And after the controversial infancy narrative ‘ Jesus of Nazareth’ by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, the Magi ( 3 wise men ) could also be another work of fiction rather than a historical reality. Nevertheless, despite these controversies, the symbolic star continues to adorn the churches and homes of Christians every Christmas, even after 2000 years, as a symbol of enlightenment and joy, culminating with the feats of the Epiphany on January 6 , popularly known as the feast of the 3 kings.

Homosexuality in the church The shame and scandal brought upon the Catholic church by homosexual priests and bishops involved in sodomising youngsters, is too well known to be forgotten or brushed aside lightly. Mounting public pressure in view of the spate of clerical abuse cases has forced the church to evolve a long term strategy to prevent the recurrence of such scandals by subjecting new entrants to the priesthood to stringent screening and psychological tests to weed out homosexuals. Accordingly,

—A. F. Nazareth Alto Porvorim.

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2014 Happiness Calendar Amp up the amount of happiness in your life each and every month of the year by intentionally focusing on 12 strategies that the science of happiness and well being has proven can increase your feelings of happiness and satisfaction. Even better: know that, if you add these actions to your life, your feelings of increased positive emotion can last for days, weeks, and even months! If this is the year you decide to get serious about adding happiness that lasts to your life, here are 12 happiness strategies for 2014 and suggestions to make them work for you:

January: A Month of Hope and Plans The beginning of the year is traditionally about new years’ resolutions. This year, write one positive goal you have for the coming year down on your calendar each morning of each day of January. Also write your plan to make it a reality. Then, resolve that you will intentionally invest your time and energy to work on your resolutions during the year and to live a happier life by implementing these 12 happiness strategies – one each month.

February: A Month of Gratitude Gratitude is the antidote to greed, envy, and jealously. We feel much happier when we are being grateful for what we have, rather than envious of what we don’t. Remember, no one has everything! This month, each night before going to bed, take a daily gratitude inventory. Write down three things you are grateful for about your life – your relationships, your work, your charac-

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ter, your family, your country, the world around you, your life.

March: A Month of Kindness Plato said, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” And, if you look around, it’s still true today. This month, find one opportunity each and every day to perform some kind act for someone else – even the simplest act of holding a door open for another will do. And, each day, after your act of kindness, enjoy the feeling that, for at least one shining moment, you are the personification of all that is good about the human race.

April: A Month of Optimism Each day this month, be more conscious of your negative thoughts – if

you have any. And every time you do, immediately “dispute” it by intentionally replacing the negative thought with a positive one. Do this each time you think a negative thought for a month, and notice how your thinking might change.

May: A Month of Friendship Close relationships are one of the longest-lasting of happiness-increasing strategies. But, sometimes, we take our friends for granted – or are “too busy” to see them. This month, at least one time per week, reach out to a friend and arrange to spend time with them. This can be as simple as a walk, a meal, coffee, drinks – whatever you choose. But find the time to visit with your friends face-to-face this month.

June: A Month of Love Traditionally, June is a month of weddings – and love is all around us. Each day this month, call, write, or email someone you love or care deeply about – one per day – and tell them how much they mean to you – and how happy you are that they are a part of your life – even if you haven’t been the best communicator up to now. Notice reactions – yours and theirs.

July: A Month of Spirituality Studies have proven that people who have spirituality in their lives – whether it’s their own secular belief system, their own faith, or some organized religion – are happier. We don’t know if it’s because of the fellowship of a caring group of like-thinking folks, or the spiritual beliefs themselves. This month, make a conscious effort to spend some moments each day – perhaps during lunch – repeating to yourself at least one “prayer” or belief you hold.

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August: A Month of Health, Fitness, Skill Summer is a great time to focus on increasing your health and fitness – and on using your skills and abilities to their max. This month, begin some daily fitness regimen (check with your doctor first if needed) – even if it’s only walking. In addition, make a list of your top skills, talents, and abilities and assess if you are using them to their fullest. If not, take one step per day to begin doing so.

September: A Month of Contribution Making a meaningful contribution to make the planet a better place is one of the longest-lasting, happiness-increasing strategies known. What are you contributing? This month is your chance to decide what difference you’d like to make in the world. Spend a few minutes each day at lunchtime and write down ideas about how you can make a positive difference in the world. At the end of the month, decide on a plan of action – and begin! The world needs you and your contribution!

October: A Month of Savoring Fall is a season to enjoy the changing foliage in many parts of the world. Consciously spend at least five minutes each day focusing your attention exclusively on something of beauty outside – changing leaves, trees, clouds, sky – something. Five minutes of complete attention to savor the beauty of life around you – each day, every day.

November: A Month of Forgiveness Forgiveness is a powerful, although a slightly more complicated, happiness strategy. We forgive others to make us feel better. This month, examine your life and see if there are any lingering resentments you are holding on to that are holding you back from joy. If so, do two things: First, write the apology letter you would have liked to have received from the person who has

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The New Year offers an opportunity to start things on a fresh slate. It is the period for letting go of the old to make way for the new. If you have been going round in circles previously, it is time to let go of the energies that have kept you stuck. If you have been distracted along the way last year, it is time to once again set your priorities straight. Thus, the turn of a new year represents hope. Hope is energy that renews you. It is an infusion of energy that moves you forward. Your eyes sparkle with promise when you have hope. Hope makes you come alive. wronged you. Second, rise above your desire for revenge, and write your letter of forgiveness to them. No need to mail it, just recall the hurt or violation, write about your feelings. End the letter with your statement of forgiveness. Just this simple act of writing a forgiveness letter can often grant you freedom from your negative thoughts and give you increased happiness.

December: A Month of Generosity The end of the year is a time for giving – a time to donate your time, your money if you can, your skills, your positive energy, your attention – to others to help make their life a little better. Each day, find one opportunity to give something of yourself to help another – and notice your feelings.

In Conclusion For the best results, remind yourself of each month’s happiness strategy by adding these topics to your calendar – every day of each month. Then, each day of the year, find creative ways to act on these strategies – and enjoy your

reactions and your increased feelings of happiness. You’ll notice that these feelings will last far longer than the happiness you feel from just partaking of the pleasures of life – and will be more meaningful to you. No matter what your situation, remain hopeful about increasing your happiness. The truth is that no one is ever out of the game when it comes to living a happier and more fulfilling life! As the months of this year unfold, continue all of the 12 strategies that work best for you. If you do, a year of happiness can be yours.

Make This Your Best Year Sitting on an airplane thinking about what the best performers and most successful people do to continually outperform everyone around them. Allow these thoughts to infuse your mindset to make this year a best in your life: 1. Remember that the quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts. 2. Keep the promises you make to others – and to yourself. 3. Take 60 minutes every weekend to craft a blueprint for the coming seven days. As Saul Bellow once said: “A plan relieves you of the torment of choice.” 4. Every morning ask yourself: “How may I best serve the most people?” 5. Every night ask yourself: “What 5 good things happened to me this day?” 6. Do more than you’re paid to do and do work that leaves your teammates breathless. 7. Leave your ego at the door every morning. 8. Set 5 daily goals every morning. These small wins will lead to nearly 2000 little victories by the end of the year. 9. Say “please” and “thank you”. 10. Don’t be the richest person in the graveyard. Health is wealth.

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Vatican II and Catholic Church

he Vatican II Council had brought in many benevolent changes in the Church. It had, in fact, started the renewal of the Church. We have discussed below three main aspects in which we can mainly see these changes happened with special reference to India. They reflect our lived experience:

1. Church’s concern for the poorThe 2nd Vatican Council had enkindled lot of hope for the poor and marginalized in our dioceses. In the early days, we found some initiative being taken by the church to empower the poor and homeless. We had a few instances of allotting house sites and providing help to build the houses for the homeless. The “food for work” schemes initiated at that time also helped. The funding agencies like Misereor (Germany) and Caritas India rendered financial assistance for these schemes. This assistance really helped in the beginning. But as the time passed by, these efforts were rendered ineffective as they created more dependents than empowering the people to stand on their own legs. This made our leaders to realize that it was better to teach people to stand on their own legs than doling out help. Spreading of knowledge, awareness through education was the best remedy. As a matter of fact we have good educational institutions run by the Church establishment and other Catholic bodies. But as per the general perception of laypersons, the institutions in higher education, care only for those who could give them donations. Meritorious and deserving students are mostly sidelined. Hence our precious and scanty educational resources are wasted on undeserving or are hijacked by rich and powerful.

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As a result, the middle class and poor students, particularly from catholic community are deprived of quality edu-

 Valerian Menezes, Kota cation. They are unable to compete in the employment market and are underemployed. Some disgruntled youth venture out to seek jobs even in lower cadres abroad – in Gulf countries. Able bodied persons remaining out of the country, leaving only women and children back home, weakens the catholic community politically and socially, though their earnings from abroad create a temporary illusion of financial well-being.

2. The role of the LaityAfter the Vatican II, Lay People were happy because they believed that they became “participators in the function of Christ: priest, prophet and king” and they had a hope of having “an active part of their own in the life and action of the Church”. They were proud to think that “their action within the Church communities is so necessary that without it the apostolate of the pastors will frequently be unable to obtain its full effect”. As a result, Lay People started participating in liturgy, they thought

they got an active role in the administration of the parish becoming members of the Parish Assembly, Parish Pastoral Council, Parish Finance Committee etc. As far as the pastoral aspect is concerned the laity has participated in ward leadership in the Church community leading to social and cultural integration. Extraordinary Ministers for distribution of communion, Lay Theologians in a few cases and Lay Catechists have helped. The Basic Christian Communities have yielded some, though peripheral, results. Further the laity, under the guidance of the Church, has formed organisations like Catholic Sabha, Youth Movements and lay Women’s Councils. This has helped in (Contd.. on p. 16)

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angkok : The Church's social doctrine applied to the world of business and commerce, together with the "vocational" role and commitment of businessmen in the challenges of the New Evangelization . These are the issues at the center of a conference scheduled for March next year in Thailand. It will bring together top international Catholic businessmen. The Asian Conference on the Vocation of the Business Leader in the New Evangelization seeks to strengthen Catholics' faith and to examine the dilemmas facing Catholic business leaders in an uncertain world economy. The conference will take place March 20-22, at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. The event is organized by the International Catholic Union of Business Executives (UNIAPAC), in collaboration with the Thailand-based Catholic Business Executives Group and the Thailand-based Catholic Young Executives Society. Joseph Prachub Trinikorn, the chairman and coordinator of the business executives' group, said that Catholic social teaching has not flourished in Catholic businesses, and as a result, many businesses have faced "crisis, insolvency, and bankruptcy through bad practices of greed and corruption." He stressed that the core teachings of "Gospel values and principles" could be applied in business networks

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T3 Urban Developers Ltd., (T3) honoured with this years Best CSR award. The award is presented to its CMD V. P. Lobo on 17th December 2013 at a glittering ceremony of 6th Estate Awards in Hotel Lalit Intercontinental, Mumbai. T3 was selected amongst many stalwarts from the industry for the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Company 2013 by Franchise India Magazine in association with CREDAI and MCHI for the outstanding social work done in the interior villages rather than in the cities. For CMD V. P. Lobo, it was a pleasant surprise receiving the award. He came from a humble village back-

ground and is aware of struggling life in villages where basic facilities are not available. Most corporate companies do social service in and around cities and do not go far away interior poor villages. VP Lobo's efforts in reaching out interior village's is at last rewarded and recognised. The company provided electricity connections to several poor houses and also provided educational support as well as public amenities in the backward area. T3 Urban Developers are having several projects spread across Karnataka and Maharashtra State. Their major projects are in progress in B.C. Road, near Mangalore.

that uphold the "esteemed" virtues of love, service, and charity. Trinikorn added that businesses have a "social responsibility" and have many "resources" at hand to serve the community and the world. "If you pay the employees well, you help their livelihood, and if your products help people for a better life, that is true love and that is Christian teaching". This, he said, means that "doing business is evangelizing". For this reason , he concludes,

it will be increasingly important to create networks and share information. In the past, Thai Catholic entrepreneurs said they had to "find inspiration" in their work and daily choices by following the thought of Benedict XVI , especially present in his social encyclical "Caritas in Veritate" . During the three-day conference Masses will be celebrated, lunches and shared opportunities for social development. AsiaNews

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A Special Day for the Church in Mangalore New Tomb for Servant of God Raymond F. C. Mascarenhas

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ecember 16th 2013 was indeed a special day for the Church in Mangalore. In St. Sebastian’s Church Bendur – the mortal remains of the Servant of God Raymond Francis Camillus Mascarenhas were exhumed, identified and transferred from its original place in the nave of the Church, to a newly erected tomb. The meticulously prepared and long ceremony began at 8. 30 a m was presided over by Rt. Rev Aloysius Paul D’Souza the Bishop of Mangalore. The select gathering present for the ceremony included Rev. Msgr. Denis Prabhu, Vicar General of Mangalore; Fr Henry Sequeira, the Episcopal Delegate; Fr. John Mendonca, the Promoter of Justice; Fr. Vincent Saldanha, the Notary; members of the Historical Commission: Fr. J. B. Saldanha, Fr. Peter Mascarenhas SMM, Fr. George Painadath; Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ the great grand nephew of the Servant of God, Medical experts and other special invitees. Welcoming the Bishop, the dignitaries and other invitees, Sr. Wilberta, the Superior General of the Bethany Congregation said it was a special moment of grace not only for Bethany but

for the many people from all walks of life who pray to and venerate the Servant of God. Sr Lillis, the Postulator of the Cause of the Beatification of the Servant of God then gave a brief history of Msgr. Raymond. Bishop Aloysius highlighted the virtues of Msgr. Mascarenhas and felt that all of us should try to emulate them. Msgr. Denis Prabhu then read the Letter from the Vatican approving the process of the day It is important to recall, that the Servant of God Raymond Mascarenhas was a holy priest who served the poor and the marginalized selflessly till his death on December 23rd 1960. He

founded the Congregation of the Sisters of Little Flower of Bethany (Bethany Sisters) -who today work all over India and abroad in several fields-specially in the education of the girl child and in women empowerment programmes. The Cause of the Canonization of the Servant of God Mgr. RFC Mascarenhas was introduced in 2008, by the Bishop of Mangalore. The newly built tomb now has greater access to the public for prayer and veneration. It is a fitting tribute to the man who built the Church in 1914 (exactly one hundred years ago) and served the parishioners there, as a compassionate pastor for seventeen long years!

Creating future leaders in the community through the project:

‘Leaders in the Making and Reaching to the Top’ Youth are the pillars upon which a nation’s future is built. It is true that in this challenging era of globalisation, our youth must be nurtured, educated and guided towards the right path. There is a need for the youth of our community to strengthen their faith by adopting the right mindset and acquiring a wealth of knowledge. With this objectives in mind we have been conducting special youth seminars entitled ‘Leaders in the Making and Reaching to the Top’ since 10 years. So far over 8000 youth have participated and benefited in the 12 seminars which have been guided by expert resource persons. Guiding our youth as effective future leaders and shine in top positions within and outside the country is our dream which we want to turn it into reality, The Entire project is conducted absolutely Free for the participants. This appeal is an invitation specially for people who are concerned about our youth and their bright future to be a part of this project :

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Fernandes as Chairman, Oswald Kamath as Secretary & F M Lobo as treasurer. Rev. Fr. Stany Miranda S.J., former Rector of St. Joseph Seminary and later Director of Fatima Retreat House always gave his whole-hearted support & encouragement right from the start. In the year 1992, the Karnataka Jesuit Society, came forward with 4.38 acres of land on lease at Assaigoli, Konaje, wherein new buildings, Workshops, canteen, hostel building, open air stage, administrative building were put up with the generous donations from Benefactors & Well wishers. Hundreds of students have passed out from the Xavier Industrial Training Centre (XITC), Assaigoli & have been working in MNC’s namely MRPL, ISRO, MICO, HMT etc. etc. How time flies, it will be 30 years and on 3rd December, 2014 there is a proposal to celebrate this happy occasion. Normally, lay people are successful entrepreneurs and are generally involved with personal affairs & establishing business houses for personal gains & profit. It was the 3 lay leaders as mentioned earlier with a capital of Rs. 3,000/- came forward to start the Project without any profit motive to render honorary services to the poor & downtrodden members of the Society. JJV hails from Kapikad, Bejai, Mangalore. He had his early education in St. Aloysius College. He is an advo-

cate by profession, has worked as a Labour Relations Officer in Syndicate Bank Ltd. H.O. Manipal. Later he worked as a Labour Consultant. He established Canara Chemical Industries, a SSI unit at Baikampady. He was also a successful builder. At present he is a Notary Public & a Registrar of Marriages. He is happily married and living at Kapikad, Bejai with his wife Renee. His son Joel is an Engineer and married and his 2 daughters Mayola & Andria are also happily married. For the last 3 decades, JJV has been striving very hard to manage, nurture & bring this institute to the present status. The mighty buildings, the open air stage, the Workshops, Canteen, Hostel building, sophisticated tools & equipments, well laid gardens and the bubbling activity at the campus is a living memory to the vision, far-sight, imagination & hard work of JJV. During the initial stages, there were many hurdles & obstacles in managing the affairs of the XET & XITC and it is JJV who used to come daily to the Office of XET situated at the Catholic Club presently called as Catholic Centre and give necessary directions to the staff & students. The dedicated, devoted & selfless services of the honorary Trustees, Principal & Staff can never be forgotten. JJV is a hard task master & perfectionist to the core, a true gentleman & above all an excellent human being. He has sacrificed his time, talent, energy & money with nothing in return. Let us earnestly hope that younger & selfless trustees come forward to keep this struggle alive and carry on this wonderful work of rendering devoted & selfless service to the poorest of the poor youth of the Community. We earnestly pray God Almighty to bestow choicest blessings on JJV & all members of his family, friends, as also on all the members of XET & XITC.

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Vatican II and Catholic Church (Contd.. from p. 10) a limited way. Only a fraction of the faithful has an active role. However, the new liturgy has given a positive meaning to the majority since it is conducted in their own mother tongue and hence all well-meaning faithful participate in the prayers vehemently and devoutly. However, much of the grouse for the laity comes from the administration of temporal goods of the Church: Their role in the church administration is only advisory, with only right to suggestions; in the financial matters laity has no powers, clergy is the sole administrator; laity is supposed to donate for the parish developmental work with no privilege of overseeing and controlling such work even when there is misuse and diversion of church fund, land and property; the laity is generally mute spectators with no powers to stop such misuse; they cannot participate in the administration of schools, auditoriums etc. run by the parish though they were built out of their contributions. Bodies like Parish Council, Finance Committee and the exercise of presenting annual accounts are all routine matters with no meaningful participation by laity.

3. Dialogue with Religions in the Indian context: Vatican II enjoins Catholics not to reject anything which “is true and holy” in religions around them. They shall “while witnessing to their own faith and way of life acknowledge, preserve and encourage the spiritual and moral truths found among non-Christians, also their social life and culture”. In India, Catholics being in the minority, should all the more, create an atmosphere which is cordial and of mutual respect. This exhortation of the Vatican Council was well taken by our people, since cordial and respectful relations with other religions had already existed. Liturgy in vernacular, celebration of

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Holy Mass in Indian rite and inculturation have further helped dialogue with other religions. Greeting during the feasts and festivals of other religions and felicitating in their social functions, giving company in tribulations, illness, family mourning etc. were considered to be beneficial to build bridges between two communities of different religions. But now-a-days since the onset of “hindutva” spirit for political gains this cordial relation between Hindus and Christians has thinned down. Now no one is interested in understanding and appreciating one another’s religion. Religion has really become a political tool. As a result, it is a real challenge for the Catholics to continue the dialogue in the society at large. Some of the political leaders/political parties with majoritarian agenda would never let their followers to have peace in the society, lest the peace would damage their prospects for political dominance.

4. What are the future prospects for further meaningful reception of the Council (action plan): To better the economic condition of the poor, co-operative societies together with the self-help groups, are the best tools. If operated prudently and with care co-operative set up would empower the poor and marginalized. But training of good co-operative leaders is a must for successful operation of these groups. Greater transparency is needed in our church schools and educational institutions. Many a time, the allegation of corruption against Church administration may not be true. But such allegation have stemmed out of non-transparency. The laity need be given a greater say in the management of these bodies. Clergy shall refrain from manning the positions like teachers, principals, directors in hospitals etc. where duly qualified laity can be appointed. Selection of students in schools and colleges should only be on merit with a particular bias towards poor children among dalits and marginalized.

Apostolic lay organisations like Catholic Sabha, Women’s Councils, Youth Movements and other Catholic NGOs shall be encouraged to imbue the spirit of Vatican II. The laity shall be trained as lay leaders. Such duly trained/qualified lay leaders shall be entrusted with the administration work in the Church limiting the role of the clergy for spiritual and pastoral work. The laity shall be involved in real decision making in the realm of administration and finances with transparency as hallmark. In this 21st century, except for matters of faith, democratic administration shall be encouraged in parishes. The question of “hindutva” in India can be dealt with only politically, no other process will help. Hence more and more lay youth shall be encouraged to participate in the political and civil service arena of the nation. Some efforts, though empirical, are already being made by the church encouraging youths to contest in elections for local bodies like panchayats and municipalities and training laity for IAS, IPS and IFS examinations. But such efforts shall be whole-hearted and intensified with academic and financial back-up, where necessary, until results are achieved. The goal should be occupying higher levels of state and national positions. The Church in India is viewed, in certain quarters, as a foreign entity and less national. We know it is an unfair view and far from truth. Church is much more patriotic than any of the so called national organizations. However prevalence of such a view is a reality and we have to get people shed this view by integrating ourselves more and more into national mainstream. Much more inculturation/indianization would definitely help. But change should not be for the sake of change. It should be genuine and well-meaning. Our faith should be deep in the teachings of Jesus Christ and not in the outward social and cultural appearance. But such appearance shall be conducive to easy mingling with the local communities. O

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Everyone knows that Google Maps is the ruler when it comes to mapping services. There is no doubt about that whatsoever. You can use it in your mobile phone as an app or in a browser. Although Google Maps is loaded with tons of effective features, few of these are useful Here are some tips and tricks on making Google Maps even more useful: 1. View live traffic. It is a feature in which Google Maps displays live traffic feed on maps. This enables users to go by the current rate of traffic and plan their routes accordingly. In order to view live traffic, simply click on the ‘Satellite’ icon and then on the ‘Traffic’ option. This particular feature is operational through mobile apps.

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, loved, glorified & praised throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come. St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude helper of the hopeless pray for us. Amen, Say this prayer nine times a day for nine days. By the eighth day your prayer will be answered. It has never known to fail. Promise to publish this or distribute this as soon as your favour has been granted. —Mrs. P. D'Souza Bandra

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2. Google Now. This is yet another feature of Google Maps. Its integration enables the Google Maps Sync to function in a more enhanced manner than before. Searching for directions enables the feature to predict the desired location based on your web history. If Google is aware of your work or home locations, it will calculate and display the route and estimated time it will take to reach home or work. 3. Route change. If Google Maps suggested routes are not according to your liking or convenience, you can click a point (it can be any point) present on the map and then drag it to some other place. By doing so, you can change your route.

4. Mode of transit. Directions, whether for walking or driving, are available from whatever your current location. You can also access directions if traveling by bicycle or public transit. Whatever the case, Google Maps will provide you with three different routes. Varied directions help in selecting the best and most convenient route for you, whatever you’re preferred mode of transit. 5. Routes with numerous destinations. If you want to stop on multiple destinations, you can make use of the ‘Add Destination’ feature. Through this link, you can add each of your desired destinations to your list. Google will then provide you with the most efficient and convenient route. 6. Make maps for yourself. If there are vital locations available with you, you can create and make customized maps for yourself only. Visit Google Maps and go to ‘My Places’. Right under it, you will find the link ‘Create Map’. 7. Locating places of interest. Try out the Tourist Path. Through this feature, you can get a display of historical sites, parks and restaurants on a customized Google Maps view. Using Google Maps is simply easy. All you need to do is fiddle with its many features and work with them until you get the desired results!

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Good Habits To Keep Your Stomach Clean

Stay hydrated There is nothing better than water for your body. Drinking less water slows down our digestive system creating problems for our stomach. We must drink plenty of water each day to keep our system healthy. When your urine is clear and odorless its a sign you're getting enough water.

Eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grain products Vegetables, fruits and whole grain products are rich in fiber. Fiber is important to your body. Fruits like strawberries, mangoes, avocados, and dried fruits like raisins and prunes provide the required fiber and help keep the stomach clean and healthy.

Don’t lie down for 2 hours after you eat Often many of us lie down or rest after having our dinner. This slows the digestive process which can create problems in your stomach.

Eat on schedule Some doctors say that having your meals on a regular schedule can help keep your stomach healthy and in

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How To Pray For Your Child 1. Pray NOTHING hinders your child from accepting Christ as his/her personal Savior early in life. (Matthew 19:14)

Satan and his/her wiles in every area of his/her life. (John 17:55, Psalm 121)

2. Pray your child learns to know God and will have a deep desire to do God's will for his/her life. (Psalms 119:27,30,34,35).

8. Pray that God would destroy the enemies in his/her life whether they be weaknesses, lying, selfishness etc. (Psalms 120:2; 140).

3. Pray child hears stories from the Bible that will be a basis for his/ her decisions throughout life. (Ecclesiastes 12:1, Psalms 71:17).

9. Pray that God would make him/ her successful in the work God has for him/her to do. (Psalm 118:25, 139:9-10)

4. Pray child will-develop a keen sense of right and wrong and that he/she will truly abhor evil and cling to that which is good. (Psalms 139:23-4).

10. Pray he/she have a strong sense of belonging to a family that is loving and dwells together in unity (Psalms 133, Colossians 3:12-14).

5. Pray child will increase in wisdom (mentally) and in stature (physically) and in favor with God (spiritually) and man (socially). (Luke 2:52). This prayer covers his/her total development to his/ her full potential. 6. Pray that child will develop a thankful heart and a positive mental attitude. (Psalm 126:2-3, Romans 8:31) 7. Pray that God protect child from

11. Pray he/she will respect authority. (Romans 13:1, Ephesians 6:14). 12. Pray that his/her entire life will be a testimony of the greatness and love of Christ. (Phillippians 2:15-16 Thess 5:2-3) If you pray one of these a month, you will have your child covered for a year! —Agnelo Rodrigues Marine Lines

shape. Practice having your breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same time each Eat slowly day. Eating in a rush or taking big bites can put a lot of stress on your stomach and Regular Yoga/Exercise your digestive system will have to work Regular exercise and yoga keep the harder to digest the food. This may food inside your stomach moving, cause stomach ache or affect your dithereby reducing constipation. It will gestive system adversely. Chewing also help you to maintain your figure thoroughly will lead to easier digestion and weight. Add it to your schedule and you can also enjoy the delicious and stay healthy for life. taste of food longer.

Avoid fast food

Quit Bad habits

The more saturated fat you eat, the more your stomach gets strained. You should try to cut down on burgers, cakes, chips, pizzas, and donuts to help keep your stomach healthy and to prevent it from any kind of ache.

Intake of alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs can disturb the functioning of your stomach and digestive system which can cause stomach ulcers and heartburn. These should be avoided or at least reduced.

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Are You A Worrier Or Warrior?

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ake a decision, right now, to become a Warrior. All positive change begins with a decision – a choice to rise up to a whole new way of being in the world. So, if you tend to be a Worryah, make a decision to take charge of the most powerful creative tool you own: your beautiful mind. Tell yourself: “I am the ‘Master of My Mind’ and I choose to think positive, lifeaffirming thoughts.” Let your body lead. When you start to ruminate about something, catch yourself and immediately move your body in an outrageous way. I know, I know, this might sound a bit crazy, but stay with me. Do something wacky with your body. For example, if you have a tendency to worry when in bed (before going to sleep or upon waking), the minute you start thinking troublesome thoughts, you might: Go to the bathroom and make goofy faces in the mirror. Sit up and shake your head from side to side while holding a big smile on your face. Get up and start dancing a happy dance (if you share a bed with someone, please warn him or her ahead of time . The quickest way to shift your state of mind is to shift your body from the position it’s in once you start to worry. Try it and experience the magic for yourself. See yourself as a Warrior. Take a few moments to find an image of yourself as a Warrior. You might see yourself sitting stick straight on the back of a beautiful white horse, dressed like a king or queen, holding a golden sword, armed and ready to slice away at any worrisome thoughts. Or, you might imagine yourself as a big, majestic, bird that

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drops any negative thoughts into a cleansing lake where they’re transformed into positive ones that allow you to feel strong, courageous, and resourceful. Then, see yourself flying back from the lake with a renewed determination to be an even stronger Warrior. To find your own image, close your eyes, take several slow, deep breaths, and ask your subconscious mind to gently place an image in front of you. Go ahead. Do it now… When you find yourself worrying about something, focus on your image so you can return your mind to a more resourceful state. Do something for someone else. Sometimes the fastest way to shift from “Worryah to Warrior” is to get out of your own head by giving support to someone else. I’ve had days when I’ve been strangled by worry and literally forgot what I was worrying about after spending time on the phone with someone who needed comfort, advice, or a listening ear. It always happens. Being a Warrior for someone else will instantly make you a Warrior for yourself.

On a flight a Guy asked a beautiful lady sitting next to him "Nice perfume.. which one is that...? I want to gift it to my wife" Lady replied - "Don't give it to her... Some idiot will find an excuse to talk to her." **** Possible reasons for a man opening a car door 1. The car is new 2. The wife is new 3. (Most important) She is not his wife

Give Me Your Blessings..... Girl: "Dad, I'm in love with a boy who is far away from me. I am in INDIA and he lives in U.K. We met on a dating website,, became friends on facebook, had long chats on whatsapp, he proposed to me on skype, and now we've had 2 months of relationship through viber. I need your blessings and good wishes daddy" ...... Dad said: "Wow! Really!! then get married on twitter, have fun on tango. "Buy" your kids on e-bay, send them thru gmail. And if you are fed up with your husband.... sell him on amazon. YOU HAVE MY BLESSINGS" —Agnelo Rodrigues, Marine Lines

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MATRIMONIALS Parents of R.C. Mangalorean Spinster, 32 years age, Ht. 5’ 4”, Wheatish Complexion, B.Engg. Mumbai University, software Engineer, working abroad (E.U.) since 5 years, seeks the alliance from well qualified R.C. Bachelors preferably Mangaloreans / Goans with sound health and good family backgrounds. Age around 32-36 years. Relocation / transfer possible. Available for personal contact from 20-12-2013 till mid January. Please contact Mob.:09869627640 email : newalliance09@gmail.com QATAR : R.C. Spinster, age 27, Ht. 5’ 6”, MBA, working in Qatar for an Oil Company along with her family, seeks alliance from tall, well educated bachelors (working on ship or abroad-Engineers), having strong catholic values. She is visiting Mumbai in December. Contact immediately to fix a meeting. Please respond to email: vanspereira25@gmail.com OR 97466756066 (Regd. No. 5990) MUMBAI : Mangalorean R. C. Spinster, 31 yrs., 5’ 6”, within average build and fair complexioned, Edn. PG and MBA (HR) working as a Manager in an MNC in Mumbai, seeks a suitable match who is well educated, tall and a cheerful disposition. We are open to grooms from other denomination (East Indian, Goan, South Indian etc.,) Contact : 9892191359 / 65721172 and send details to plethora0161@ yahoo.com (Regd. No. 5873) MUMBAI : Mangalorean RC Spinster, 26 years, Ht. 5’ 7”, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. March Environmental Architecture, Architect by profession. Seeks a well settled Mangalorean bachelor preferable from Mumbai. (Regd. No. 5872) MUMBAI : Mangalorean RC Spinster, 30 years, Ht. 5’ 4”, Wt. 52 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn.B.E., (Computer

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Serving Since 32 Years 6 January 2014

Engg.,) working as a Senior Consultant. Contact : seema.machado@gmail.com / drrashanmachado@gmail.com (Regd. No. 5871) MUMBAI : Goan RC Spinster, 24 years, Ht. 5’ 5”, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B. Pharm., working as a Trainee, Seeks a suitable match. Contact Email : ra29137@gmail.com OR 8097033180 (Regd. No. 5870) MUMBAI : Mangalorean RC Spinster, 49 years, Ht. 5’ 3”, Wt. 42 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. HSC, employed as a Office Executive. Religion No Bar. Contact Email : sairafleur@yahoo.com OR 9870356752 / 9773466716 (Regd. No. 5868) MUMBAI : Mangalorean RC Spinster, 28 years, Ht. 5’ 4”, Wt. 54 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. B.E., M.B.A., working as a Marketing Professioanl, Well settled, Seeks a suitable Mangalorean boy, below 30 years, Well qualified. Contact Email : theo_valli@yahoo.co.in OR 8452870455 (Regd. No. 5867) MUMBAI : RC Spinster, 26 years, Ht. 5’ 6”, Fair Complexion, good looking, Edn. B.A., CPL., working as a Pilot, Seeks a well qualified preferably Doctors/Civil Services/Businessman below 30 years. Contact Email: royaltyping.2010@gmail.com OR 9820092831 (Regd. No. 5866) UDUPI : Mangalorean RC Spinster, 28 years, Ht. 5’ 6”, Wt. 68 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. MBBS, MS., Doctor by profession. Seeks a suitable match. Contact : joycepascalrozario@gmail.com OR 9880702121 (Regd. No. 5865) UDUPI : Mangalorean RC Spinster, 25 years, Ht. 5’ 4”, Wt. 65 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.E. (Tele com) Working in BANGALORE. Seeks a suitable match. Contact Email: helenandrade79@ gmail.com OR 0820-2546093 (Regd. No. 5864) MUMBAI : Mangalorean RC Spinster, 26 years, Ht. 5’ 4”, Wt. 59 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. B.E. (IT) MS work-

ing as a Software Engineer. Contact Email: dawdsouza@ gmail.com OR 9869036355 (Regd. No. 5862) MUMBAI : Tamilian RC Spinster, 26 years, Ht. 5’ 2”, Wt. 52 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B. Com., (MBA), working as a International Sales coordinator. Contact : 9819715377 (Regd. No. 5858) AURANGABAD : Mangalorean RC Spinster, 24, 5’ 4”, Wt. 58 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. M.Com., M.B.A. Student, having own Business. (Beauty Therapist) Seeks a suitable match. Contact Email: robertaurangabad@gmail.com OR Mob.: 9370707116 (Regd. No. 5852) MUMBAI : RC Spinster, 32, 5’ 4”, Wt. 62 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.Com., working as a Marine Personnel Officer in a reputed Shipping Company. Seeks a Roman Catholic Bachelor below 36 years, above 5’ 6”, minimum graduate and financially stable. Contact 9892217659 / 9769432469 Email : reni_dias1981@yahoo.co.in (Regd. No. 5851) MUMBAI : Mangalorean RC Spinster, 29, 5’ 2”, Wt. 62 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.D.S., (Dentist), Doctor by profession. Having own Dispensary. Seeks a Professionaly qualified bachelor. Contact : email : apoline_ubi@yahoo.co.in OR Tel.: 9920283957 (Regd. No. 5850) NAVI-MUMBAI : Mangalorean RC Spinster, aged 31 years, Ht. 5’ 1”, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B. Com., employed as an Admin., Contact Email : sonaldabhi0@gmail.com OR Mob: 9820579253 (Regd. No. 6011) Address your replies to :

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MATRIMONIALS MUMBAI : RC Mangalorean Spinster, M.Com/MBA (Finance) 27 / 5’2”, talented, with strong family values & from respectable family, working for a bank in Mumbai. Seeks well qualified boy upto 32, reply with recent photo & full details to email: smileangel378@yahoo.com OR 9920424282 (Regd. No. 5962) MUMBAI : Mangalorean R.C. parents, invite alliance for their daughter 27 years, 5’ 4”, fair, good looking, B.Com., working as an H.R. marriage annulled, from qualified settled bachelor age upto 34 years, Contact email : orchidsunrise12@gmail.com (Regd. No. 5918) MUMBAI : Goan Roman Catholic Spinster, aged 35 years, Ht. 5’ 5”, Wt. 60 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.A., employed as a Secretary. Contact : Mob: 9833120168 (Regd No. 6010) MUMBAI : Goan Roman Catholic Spinster aged 28 years, Ht. 5’ 3”, Fair Complexion, Edn. B.E. (Mumbai) MBA (USA), working in Reputed IT Company as Business Analyst in USA. Contact email : virginia4u@gmail.com OR 9833099037 / 9821373880 / 9222380052 (Regd. No. 5934) MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster aged 24 years, Ht. 5’ 8”, Wt. 60 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. BMS in Marketing, MBA in Retail Management, Working in Retail Sector. Contact email : aarikhalws99@gmail.com OR 9930672317 (Regd. No. 5933) MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster aged 33 years, Ht. 5’, Wt. 62 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. B.A., PGDBM, Working as a HR Manager. Contact email: lumfers1954@hotmail.com OR 9819352481 (Regd. No. 5932) MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster aged 30 years, Ht. 5’ 2”, Wt. 50 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. B.Com., CAIIB., working as a Officer in Private Bank. Only Child. Contact : mpascal009@gmail.com OR 9869316408 (Regd. No. 5930)

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MUMBAI : Anglo Indian Roman Catholic Spinster aged 39 years, Ht. 5’ 3”, Wt. 68 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. B.Sc., MBA (HR) working as a AGM (HR) Contact email : berny2002@ hotmail.com OR 26771992 (Regd. No. 5929) MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster aged 29 years, Ht. 5’ 2”, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. MBA (Marketing) working as a Manager. Contact email: diana.g.fernandes@ gmail.com OR 25923985 (Regd. No. 5927) MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster aged 31 years, Ht. 5’, Wt. 50 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. M.A. B.Ed., Teacher by profession. Contact email : carol.chitale@ yahoo.com OR 9769775073 / 9819442577 (Regd. No. 5926) MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster aged 30 years, Ht. 5’ 2”, Fair Complexion, beautiful, Edn. MBA Finance working in Private Limited Company. Seeks a suitable match. Contact email : lavitac@gmail.com OR 9930936622 (Regd. No. 5942) MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster aged 26 years, Ht. 5’ 6”, Wt. 69 kgs, Wheatsish Complexion, Edn. MBA in Marketing, working as a F & B Executive. Seeks a suitable match. Contact email : flaviajet86@yahoo.co.in OR 28816294 (Regd. No. 5939) MUMBAI : Goan Roman Catholic Spinster aged 29 years, Ht. 5’ 5”, Wt. 68 kgs, Wheatsish Complexion, Edn. MBA (Finance) working as a Research Assistant in Pvt. Sector. Contact email : roshan.gomendes@ yahoo.co.in OR 9167140184 (Regd. No. 5938) MUMBAI : Goan Roman Catholic Spinster aged 23 years, Ht. 5’ 5”, Wt. 55 kgs, Wheatsish Complexion, Edn. M.Sc., good looking and smart, working as a Maths Analyst. Contact email : mariaferns71@yahoo.com (Regd. No. 5941) MUMBAI : Tamilian Roman Catholic Spinster, 39 years, Toll, slim, Fair, Edn.

EMBR HR, working as a Sr. Executive. Contact Email : rinklynj@ gmail.com / floryjanardhan@ rediffmail.Com OR 9820076082 (Regd. No. 5917) MUMBAI : Goan Roman Catholic Spinster, 28 years, Ht. 5’, Wt. 56 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.Com., MBA (Finance) working as a Jr. Manager in Bank. Seeks a suitable match. Contact Email : oldgoa2012@gmail.com OR 9869765169 (Regd. No. 5916) MUMBAI : Mangalorean R. C. Spinster, 33 yrs., 5’ 4”, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. HSC., working with MNC has an Executive Assistant to MD, Seeks a suitable well settled match. Contact : Email : cyrus_0679@yahoo.co.in OR 9820661181 (Regd. No. 5884) NASIK : Goan R. C. Spinster, 26 yrs., 5’ 6”, Wt. 55 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. B.Com., MBA, working as a Marketing Executive. Contact email : shawn.fernandes23@yahoo.com OR 9860082311 (Regd. No. 5883) MUMBAI : Goan R. C. Spinster, 38 yrs., 5’, 3”, Wt. 55 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.Com., working as a Crew Logistic. Contact Email : regiferr2@yahoo.com OR 9820059399 (Regd. No. 5882) MUMBAI : Goan R. C. Spinster, 37 yrs., 5’, Wt. 53 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. HSC, working as a Crew Logistic Contact : email : maria_g23@rediffmail.com OR 9819220429 (Regd. No. 5881) MUMBAI : Mangalorean R. C. Spinster, 36 yrs., 5’ 6”, Fair Complexion, Edn. Post Graduate, working for a Foreign Bank Seeks a suitable match. Contact Email : replytosender2013@yahoo.com (Regd. No. 5879) MUMBAI : Mangalorean R. C. Spinster, 27 yrs., 5’ 4”, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. M.Sc., Micro, working as a Officer in Nationalised Bank. Seeks a suitable match. Contact Email : belindabarnz@gmail.com OR 9769485550 (Regd. No. 5878)

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After the successful visit to Holy Land (Jordan, Israel, Palestine and Egypt) with 128 members group in May 2013, The Secular Citizen and DIVO readers are getting ready to visit Western Europe in 2014 The countries include Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Vatican, Italy, etc. The tour is organised in association with an expert tour operator

Those interested to join this group are requested to contact : The Secular Citizen / Divo 99, Perin Nariman Street, 1st Floor, Fort, Mumbai 400001

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Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony

O holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for his creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore of you to obtain for me (request). The answer to my prayer may require a miracle, even so, you are the Saint of Miracles. O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the Sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.

—Mrs P. S. Rasquinha, Borivali

6 January 2014

Thanksgiving Thanks to

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Registered No. MH/MR/South-139/2012-14

Royal Christian Family invites

BACHELORS & SPINSTERS for their forthcoming

GET-TOGETHER A grand gathering to get acquainted with boys and girls of matching age group who are in search of a suitable Life-Partner of their choice with an ultimate view to matrimony.

Gain much required important information concerning marriage

Highlights K Participants bio-data circulated at least 15 days in advance among participants. K Many choices for a Boy or Girl in his/her own age group K Marriage counselling and guidance by experts in the field. K Cordial atmosphere K Free and independent way of choice + Volunteers to assist K A well planned introduction session. K Boys-Girls of matching standard, status and education. K Games and other activities to get to know with each other. K Participants include good boys and girls K Each Get-together is limited to around 100 boys and 100 girls K Boys and girls from all over Mumbai and from other locations K Get-togethers will be held on Sundays or Holidays

Places are limited ! Book Your Seat Early !! Royal Christian Family 99, Perin Nariman Street, 1st Floor, Near GPO., Fort, Mumbai 400001 Tel.: 022 - 22693578, 22654924 Email: secular@vsnl.com, secular@sezariworld.com Printed and Published by Lawrence Coelho at The Secular Citizen, 99, Perin Nariman Street, 1st Floor, Harihar Nivas, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001. Tel.: 2269 3578, 2265 4924 6 January 2014 Printers: The Secular Citizen, Fort, Mumbai 400001. Editor : Philip Myaboo

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