Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (January 22 - 28, 2017)


A quotation of Pope Francis on 'women in the Catholic Church,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo (a car dashboard ornament in Dhaka: January 10, 2012) © Jerome D'Costa

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Toronto Star Cartoonist's Prediction on Donald Trump's Inauguration Came True


Theo Moudakis' cartoon, in early 2016, shows the U.S. Chief Justice presiding over the oath of office of Donald Trump at the presidential inauguration to be held on January 2017!
Cartoon courtesy: Theo Moudakis, Toronto Star

Toronto Star's renowned cartoonist Theo Moudakis was right to the point when he drew this predictive cartoon on Donald Trump. One year ago not a single soul could  have thought that Donald Trump would one day be the president of the U.S. 

Now use your colourful imagination to interpret this cartoon.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (January 15 - 21, 2017)


A quotation of Derek Bok on 'education,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo (A child's chalkboard in Toronto: March 22, 2015) © Jerome D'Costa

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Quotation of the Week (January 8 - 14, 2017)


An African proverb on 'going fast or farther,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Artwork (a dog) by Shouvik Mikhail D'Costa

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year To You All!


Artwork by Andrea Mary D'Costa (aged 6 years)

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The Quotation of the Week (January 1 - 7, 2017)


A quotation of Robert F. Kennedy on 'achievement,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa
Photo (Green leaves in Toronto: July 4, 2012) © Jerome D'Costa

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Vatican Scandals and Reforms of Pope Francis


The Vatican City, with St. Peter's Basilica, in Rome, Italy
Photo courtesy: indesignarch.com/

Pope Francis
Pope Francis, from the first day of his papacy, has been striving for bringing about reforms in the Vatican as well as in the Catholic Church. He has been trying to make us all focus on Jesus Christ -- his teachings and exemplary life -- which were full of pastorality, love, simplicity, poverty, and non-pompous and non-judgmental nature. 

This article touches on some of the recent scandals in the Vatican and the Church, and how Pope Francis is going about reforms. It also mentions that scandals and sins were there both in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. It further suggests some actions Catholic lay men and women (God created ordinary man and woman first and the clergy or the hierarchy came about much later to serve them spiritually and pastorally) can take to learn from them and help minimize the number and intensity of future scandals. 

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