Widow attempts suicide before Catholic school

Pushpa Monteiro accused St. Francis School principal Brother N. T. Cyriac of insulting her children for not paying the fees.

Posted on June 28, 2012, 6:40 PM

Protest in front of the school

By ucanindia.in reporter
Bhopal:A widow and her three children on Wednesday attempted to commit suicide before a Christian school in Bhopal.

Pushpa Monteiro accused St. Francis School principal Brother N. T. Cyriac of insulting her children for not paying the fees.

Locals, however, stopped the woman and her two daughters and son from consuming some poisonous substance.

Monteiro said that her children, two in the eighth grade and one in the fifth, were made to stand outside their classrooms for not paying the fees despite being eligible for concessions.

The woman, who works as a maid, said that earlier the school used to give them concessions on account of poverty.

This was discontinued after Brother Cyric took over as the principal a week ago. She alleged that even poor Christian students, entitled for free education, were denied admission this year.

Monteiro also told the crowd in front of the school that even those who already got admission were being humiliated before other students.

Confirming the incident, Nirmal Jude, secretary of Catholic-Isai Kalyan Parishad (Catholic Christian welfare forum), said the new principal was a “rude” person.

He said the principal humiliated poor Christian students who were not able to pay fees despite his school being a charitable school.

The forum, he said, has already taken up the issue with Archbishop Leo Cornelio of Bhopal and appealed him to exempt fees of Christian children whose parents’ annual income was less than 10,000 rupees.

Jude said the forum would protest if the Christian schools continued to deny admission to poor children from the community.

However, Brother Cyriac termed the allegations as “baseless.”

“Being a missionary school, we never deny admission to Catholic children and those who deserved concession were given the same. So was the case with the widow who tried to commit suicide,” he said.

Brother Cyriac also alleged that some vested interests have influenced Monteiro.

Meanwhile,the police reached the spot but no case was registered.

Christian School , Suicide Attempt , St. Francis School , Madhya Pradesh
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Goa Church asks govt to be humane

The recruitment and offer letters were given to 200 selected candidates.


The Goa Church today asked the state government to recruit 200 field supervisors whose pre-election recruitment has caused a row.

The Council for Social Justice and Peace (CSJP), the social arm of the Goa archdiocese, asked the Bharatiya Janata Party government to show a “humane consideration” and appoint the supervisors in its mining and geology department.

The recruitment has created a row as the candidates were appointed by the former Congress-led government on the eve of the assembly polls held in March.

CSJP secretary Fr. Maverick Fernandes, in a letter to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, said, he denial of jobs to the candidates amounted to the violation of human rights.

“Several of the recruits after receiving the ‘Offer of Appointment’ have quit their earlier secure jobs to report for duty,” he said, adding many have families who depend on their income.

“This becomes a human rights issue as it amounts to denial of a sustainable livelihood for no fault of theirs,” the priest said.

Fr. Maverick said the recruited candidates satisfied the necessary requirements and that the previous government had followed proper hiring processes.

Amid allegations of sheltering illegal mining and deliberately weakening the mining and geology department, former chief minister Digambar Kamat had hurriedly announced the recruitment of 230 field supervisors for the mining department in February.

The recruitment and offer letters were given to 200 selected candidates.

The new government initiated a vigilance probe into the jobs by the mines and other departments as well.

Official sources say the vigilance probe was in the last stage of completion.

Source: newkerala.com

Goa Church ,Pre-election Recruitment ,Field Supervisors ,Fr. Maverick Fernandes
Church of Immaculate Conception, Panjim

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Step Motherly Treatment to Venacular : Fr. Calistus.



From: calistus <calistusf@gmail.com>
To: Greg Pereira <pereiragreg@ymail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, 26 June 2012 12:06 PM
Subject: Fw: Emailing: vernacular

My reflections on Step Motherly treatment given to Vernacular in the Archdiocese of Bombay

You can comment

Fr Calistus Karjat


From: Greg Pereira <pereiragreg@ymail.com>
To: calistus <calistusf@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, 26 June 2012 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: Emailing: vernacular

Dear Fr.

It is Sad situation prevailing within Archdiocese. This matter is one of many, where Laity is not taken note of. You have taken a brave initiative to point this anomaly, But  don’t think, anything will change. Because, the archdiocese is run by honoured few, who are not concerned about alien views. They will do what they like. You may have read about recent controversy over “Archdiocesan Consultation”. We too have written to Cardinal about it. Will be putting it up on VOICEMAIL, shortly.

By the way, thank you for considering me worthy of comments. Will put this matter also on VM, with your permission.




—- Forwarded Message —–
From: calistus <calistusf@gmail.com>
To: Greg Pereira <pereiragreg@ymail.com>

Sent: Tuesday, 26 June 2012 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: Emailing: vernacular


With much affection

fr calistus


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Jacobite Church probes bishop’s allegations

The Church also asked bishop Kuriakose Mar Clemis to keep away from all duties and responsibilities as a bishop.

Posted on June 26, 2012, 8:20 AM



The Malankara Jacobite Syrian Church has formed an eight-member committee to look into the allegations of a bishop that the latter’s life was in danger.

“The committee will include three bishops, two priests and three people from the laity,” said the Church spokesperson after a meeting of the synod near Kochi.

The Church also asked bishop Kuriakose Mar Clemis to keep away from all duties and responsibilities as a bishop.

Mar Clemis went public on TV channels Sunday, claiming that his life was in danger and a section of the Church was against him and trotting out stories that were largely believed to be baseless.

He also said that he had paid 30 million rupees to Church authorities to become a bishop three years back.

He made this statement after he was asked last week to hand over the responsibilities of the Idukki dioceses where he was serving as the bishop.

Source: twocircles.net

English: A chart describing the divisions with...

English: A chart describing the divisions within the St. Thomas Christians of Kerala. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)                                               

English: Bethel Suloko Jacobite Syrian Church....

  English: Bethel Suloko Jacobite Syrian Church      Perumbavoor; Kerala; India  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



Jacobite Church , Probe Allegations , Bishop Kuriakose Mar Clemis

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10,000 Committed Viewers : WE WORK FOR YOU !

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10,000 Viewers Achieved This Day the 25th of June 2012, since “ Silent Voice ” came into being within a short span of just 8 months, as the “ Voice of the Silent Majority ” whose objective is   :  CATHOLICS FOR TRUTH, TRANSPARENCY AND WEEDING OF CORRUPT PRACTICES AT PARISH LEVELS.

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145.365 i'll come up for peace,

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