Posts Tagged ‘Kerala’

Communists back Catholics over Indian land issue

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Communists in a south Indian state have declared support for five Christian candidates in national elections. The Left Democratic Front, an alliance of communist parties in Kerala, has come out for the candidates because of a common position on a land issue. Christian groups, led by a number of Catholic bishops, have been campaigning against Read more

Catholics in Kerala want to make drinking alcohol a sin

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Responding to a serious binge-drinking culture, Catholic temperance advocates in India’s most Catholic state want their bishops to declare drinking alcohol a sin. The temperance commission of the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council also wants a ban on church institutions employing people who drink, and a ban on drinking alcohol at weddings. The commission’s secretary, Father Read more

Catholic Church in India says have more children

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Worried about its dwindling numbers, the Roman Catholic church in southern India is exhorting its flock to have more children, with some parishes offering free schooling, medical care and even cash bonuses for large families, church officials have said. The strategy comes as India’s population tops 1.2 billion, making it the second most populous country Read more