en-us Don Bosco India SpeakUp in Province : 'Kolkata' Classification : 'All' http://www.donboscoindia.com Copyright 2005 All rights reserved Thu, 19 Sep 2019 06:28:55 +0000India Standard Time kjlouis@gmail.com Don Bosco india http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/images/toplogo1.gif http://www.donboscoindia.com/ 255 41 Visit http://www.donboscoindia.com http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=175 World Rosary Prayer Campaign for the Church and the New Pope ``As the cardinals enter the conclave on Tuesday March 12, 2013, to elect the ``new St. Peter``, let us join them in spirit through incessant prayer``, invites Fr. T.C. George, Co-ordinator, World Rosary Campaign, Bangalore. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=170 <b>Media illiterate principals</b> KOLKATA - Coming on the heels of the upcoming national meeting of principals of schools scheduled to be held at Don Bosco Park Circus, from 28 September, the recent reports from Poland where high school kids were put through a bizarre ``initiation rite`` which school authorities claim were ``innocent fun`` calls for serious introspection. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=169 Follow Him The following is a forwarded email from <b>Fr. Maria Arokiam</b>. It contains a letter with a powerful and objective message by a Muslim, Aziz Noorani, sent through the WorldIsmailis Yahoogroup on 19 September to people of different Faiths, in the context of the global violent reactions to the denigrating movie on Islam. It is worth reading, reflecting on and spreading the message for preserving sanity and humanity. Thank you, Fr. Arokiam, for passing it on to BIS. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=168 <b>Celebrating Faith</b> KOLKATA - In a month`s time (11 October 2012) the long awaited YEAR OF FAITH proposed by Pope Benedict XVI in his apostolic letter <b>Porta Fidei</b> will commence faith journeys in parishes and dioceses around the world. Present below is a master plan for year-long celebration of faith at Auxilium Parish Kolkata, prepared by parish priest Fr K.K. Sebastian and Pastoral Animation Team. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=166 <b>Formation in mission, from woes to wows!</b> KOLKATA, (C.M. Paul) - A provincial superior dashing from one meeting to another sends an SMS on his Blackberry ``bye for now... must meet the confreres now... listen to their `woes` and .... wish they were `Wows!``... most are stuck in woes ... in agonies and tortures...! i want to RESURRECT THEM ... tough... most feel more comfortable in complaining than in doing something to make a difference!`` http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=163 <b>Don Bosco International Film Festival</b> Multicity project in preparation for DB bicentenary 2012-2015. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=100 RETREAT AT VARANASI - THE HOLY CITY OF INDIA A trip to Varanasi was a very soothing one and it stimulated a kind of immense joy in the hearts of the first year Brothers of Salesian College Sonada, Darjeeling. The sole purpose of stepping into the so-called Holy City was to have a graceful experience in Matridham Ashram which is located in the suburbs. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=96 <b>The Almighty Principals Left Alone with None</b> By Fr. Anand Muttungal <i>(The writer is the PRO & Spokesperson for the Catholic Church in Madhya Pradesh. This article is his personal view).</i> I am forced to highlight the plight of the so called `Almighty Principals` who run the catholic schools while they are being assulted. The schools are really run in the name of the Christians but the Christians are treated as extra burden to the School. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=92 <b>BPO-Call Centre: Needs New Breed of Salesians</b> I was intrigued reading BIS news item <i>Salesian Youth Rock Kolkata BPO.</i> While it is highly commendable that a DB youth-delegate grabbed the opportunity to offer pre-Christmas bash at BPO with some 100 work force, it made me ask, how many of our youth delegates would venture out on similar BPO requests had it not been for the Jesus Youth with its well-focused and distinct youth ministry program! http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=85 EXPERIENCE OF A GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE DESIRING TO BE SPRITUALLY ALIVE Spiritual renewal of the young people of Polsonda... http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=74 CRISIS MANAGEMENT: <b>Enlighten Your Parishioners - Use Your Organizing Skills</b> The recent disturbances, communal tensions, merciless raping, group looting, brutal killings in various parts of our country especially in Orissa are topics of discussion in every media. The fear, pain, suffering, mental agony, loss of lives, the struggle and the turmoil of hundreds of displaced people need everyone`s care, concern and united action. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=72 <b>``Be Prepared - Prudence Pays`` </b>TIPS FOR YOUR SAFETY (CBCI NEWS)Yesterday it was Nizamabad - Andhrapradesh, today it is Kandhamal - Orissa, tomorrow who knows it may be our town, our church, our convent or our own life. The religious fundamentalists in this country have already set their agenda to disturb peace, integrity, sovereignty of the nation. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=62 <b>Daring Rescue of Children and then...?</b> BIS Mumbai, June 15: <i>World Anti Child Labour Day (June 12) instituted by the International Labour Organization, to remind people of the atrocities against children, 12 children all below the age of 18 were rescued from Sakinaka, Chandivali Mhada, Yadav Nagar near Kherani Road in the Andheri area. The rescues operation was spearheaded by Bal Prafulta (BP), a Don Bosco Organization, with the assistance of the Labour Department, Police and the BMC. [ ....] On the day of the rescue operation, we made arrangements for hiring a bus. The police officers had to be convinced that the children up to the age of 18 cannot be employed. Journalists and television reporters were informed about the whole process of rescue and rehabilitation of the children...</i> <b>Read the full story on the site link given below.</b> <a href=http://urlpath target=_blank > http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?ps=0&newsid=2045&pno=1&newsidlist=,2045,2044,2043,2042,2041,2040,2039,2038,2037,2036,</a> http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=47 CONGRATULATIONS ! Rector Major and his new team. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=40 ``The criteria for considering a confrere as a ``missionary`` and a territory as ``mission`` need to be considered.`` Thank you for summing up for us Fr. Francis Alencherry`s mission report. He has done so well during the past 6 years as the Councillor for the Missions. Since I used to go to Rome every year of the past 6 years to animate the group of SDB missionaries for the Missions, I can feel the great missionary ardour in what Fr. Francis has written. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=33 Film Protest Controversies Help Box Office C.M. Paul* ROME (SAR NEWS) -- Riding on the waves of a controversy has been an age-old surefire strategy to salvage flop films. Producers of period or religious films, which normally do not attract large crowds of cine-goers, use controversy to keep their film afloat in the box office. They hope sustained column centimetres, as well as sound and visual bytes in the mainstream media will keep the crowds flocking to the cinemas. <i>In the face of this planned strategy, what should be the reaction of the Indian Church?</i> http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/articles_default_ms.php?proid=6.0&articleid=16 The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has broadened the definition of corporal punishment. It now includes even calling a child ``mindless`` or ``stupid``. While, there may be some who might still argue that corporal punishment is the best or the only way to discipline children, the time has perhaps come for teachers and school authorities to look for another alternative to discipline students as the commission says no to corporal punishment in any form.