Newsletter. Issue 09. April 24, 2010


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A year of modest expectations for Canadian firms, jobs: Bank of Canada's spring survey
Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | 12 April 2010 12:12

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada's spring survey of businesses is providing further evidence that the economic recovery is taking hold, even as key decision-makers expect improvements will be gradual rather than robust.


Message from Archbishop Collins read in 225 churches April 17/18

Pastoral Message from Archbishop Thomas Collins read at 225 GTA Parishes this April 18, 2010
Issue of sexual abuse addressed by Shepherd of 1.9 million Catholics

TORONTO (April 16, 2010) His Grace, Archbishop Thomas Collins, has prepared a pastoral message for the faithful of the Archdiocese regarding the issue of sexual abuse and the church. The message will be read as the homily at every mass in 225 parishes this weekend.

Prepare yourself for higher interest rates
Alison Griffiths | 06 April 2010 04:00

It’s official. Last week, the major banks raised mortgage rates — 60 basis points for a five-year fixed to 5.85 per cent from 5.25 per cent. Variable rate holders are quaking. Do you lock in, hold your breath and pray, downsize to delightful Musquodoboit Harbour?

RBC earns international recognition for diversity
South Asian Focus | Tuesday April 13 2010

RBC's focused and disciplined approach over these past years has yielded positive results and recognition in diversity and multicultural circles, and now includes the prestigious and internationally renowned Catalyst Award.


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The editorial of the Jesuit USA magazine "America"
Posted on
The Millstone | The Editors | April 12, 2010

The shame associated with the abuse of children by Catholic priests is borne these days by all Catholics forced to explain to incredulous friends and acquaintances how this could have happened, how it could have gone on so long, how it could have been allowed to become so extensive - questions that still require a proper answer. Like a millstone around our necks, the scandal, year after endless year, drags us all down with it. How the church as the people of God respond to it should not be a question of loyalty to the pope nor even more demands for his resignation; it is a matter of restoring the church’s integrity as an institution and renewing the life of holiness for its members. It is a matter of corporate conversion.

People Places and Things

Goan Archives Canada Release Report of Phase I Collection

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The Goan Archives Canada Steering Committee has released a report of its Phase I collection. The purpose of this effort was to gather printed material issued by Goan organizations in Canada for subsequent archiving in a national institution. The report findings are explained in an interview with the Chair of the Steering Committee.

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History made in Toronto - Pray the Rosary Service in Konkani the first of it's kind

On April 11, 2010, more than 220 people from all parts of the Greater Toronto Area, came to the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Scarborough for a service appropriately termed "Ektaim Zavum Ters Korumya". The service was held to recite the Rosary in Konkani, and sing the Ladainha in Latin. The entire service was videotaped for subsequent post-processing and display on the Internet at

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1st Black Priest in US Might Be Recognized a Saint

Archdiocese of Chicago Opens Cause for Father Tolton

CHICAGO, MARCH 22, 2010 ( After being born into slavery and living a priestly ministry overshadowed by racism, the first U.S. priest of African descent might become one of the Church's canonized saints. Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago, announced at the beginning of this month that the cause for canonization of Father Augustine (also called Augustus) Tolton has been introduced.


Tallest Divine Mercy Shrine In The World

Divine Mercy Shrine in the Philippines (50ft statue of Our Lord) built 2008, Marian Fathers, MIC Divine Mercy Hills in the city El Salvador, Mindanao.

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Meagan’s Walk honours Mother’s Day in a most special way.

Meagan’s Walk welcomes participants of all ages and abilities and ends with a human “hug”, as participants join hands in the “circle of hope” around Sick Kids, sending a clear and simple message of hope to the children and the parents within the hospital and beyond.

News Clips from Goa

Release of Tiatr Book “When Curtains Rise”
"When the Curtains Rise... Understanding Goa's vibrant Konkani Theatre" written by Andre Rafeal Fernandes, PhD, was released at an impressive function at the Goa Tiatr Academy Mini-Hall at Campal in Panjim on April 17, 2010 which is being celebrated as Tiatr Day in Goa. (Courtesy to : Joel D'Souza )


Release of Tiatr Book
"When the Curtains Rise... Understanding Goa's vibrant Konkani Theatre" writter by Andre Rafeal Fernandes, PhD, was released at an impressive function at the Goa Tiatr Academy Mini-Hall at Campal in Panjim on April 17, 2010 which is being celebrated as Tiatr Day in Goa. "Called one of the most vibrant forms of modern Indian theatre, the tiatr strikes a deep chord with its audiences," says Fernandes, while tracing "the growth of the tiar right from its diverse, sometimes overlooked, roots in zagor and khell".


Heavy rains lash Bicholim, Sanguem
Heavy rains accompanied by gutsy winds lashed parts of State including Sanguem, Bicholim and Curchorem on Friday. Bicholim correspondent adds: Property worth Rs 1 lakh was damaged, after a tree crashed on a house at Sarvan-Bicholim on Friday evening. According to fire service officials, the incident occurred due to heavy wind in which a tree got uprooted and fell on the shed constructed on top of the house belonging to one Vinayak B Sawant from Sarvan. The loss was estimated at Rs 1 lakh. The fire force rushed to the site and cleared the debris. Sanguem correspondent adds: The unexpected rains and stormy winds, which commenced at 4.30 pm, caught people unawares causing panic, particularly among those residing in remote areas of Sanguem taluka. [H]


Unwanted' patients make GMC their home
Ward No 104 of Goa Medical College & Hospital at Bambolim has become a home for three persons who came to be admitted to the Orthopaedic Ward long ago. But with no relation of theirs to take care of them, the overworked staff is compelled to look after them even though the trio is virtually fit for discharge. The three have nowhere to go and ward authorities can't disown them as no relations of these patients have come forward to take them. On the other hand, the hospital administration has not made any serious effort to make alternate arrangement to shift the persons elsewhere burdening the staff especially, nurses and servants as they have to look after them besides their regular duties, sources told this paper. [H]


Illegal mining: Farmers point finger at Joaquim, Gaonkar
Goenchea Xetkarancho Ekvott,a farmer's collective, has accused two politicians, Urban Development Minister Joaquim Alemao and Sanguem MLA Vasudev Meng Gaonkar, of being involved and shielding illegal mining at Bati village in Sanguem. GXE activist Abhijit Prabhudesai alleged that locals have seen Joaquim Alemao Physically present at the Bati site where the alleged illegal mining is being carried out. [GT]


Goanet NEWS: Report from rural Bardez -- Pomburpa's Spring Fest 2010
Goanet News | Sun, 18 Apr 2010

Two hundred students of St. Elizabeth High School, Pomburpa, and adults from all over Bardez, attended the week-long "Pomburpa Spring Eco Summer Camp 2010" beginning on 12 April that culminated on World Heritage Day i.e. 18 April, with the 'Spring Fest 2010'.


Follow Me - released on "Low Sunday "
From : | Godfrey Gonsalves | Mon, 12 Apr 2010 13:29:28 -0700

Did you know that

  1. the Church of Our Lady of Snows of Rachol in Salcete (1556) is the first  Church in Salcete and hence the “Mother Church” and the Church of the Holy Spirit (1564) in Margao is the second ?


Goa’s food grains quota increased | Posted: 17 Apr 2010 06:

APL – "Above Poverty Line" | BPL – "Below Poverty Line"

For 2009-10 the monthly allocation of quota of rice for Above Poverty Line People for the State of Goa was increased in March 2009 from 896 tons to 2222 tons and wheat from 201 tons to 498 tons , Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs ,Food and Public Distribution Prof. K.V.Thomas informed Mr Shantaram Naik M.P. in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.


Iron ore from banned mining leases in Goa
Goa Blog ( | Posted: 16 Apr 2010 07:28 AM PDT

NGOs have brought to light large scale transportation of Iron ore from banned mining leases of Netravali wildlife sanctuaries during last few days.

News Clips from India

INDIA - Priest selected for US leadership program
Published Date: April 16, 2010

BHOPAL, India (UCAN) — A Catholic priest is among three Indians the US government has invited to a leadership program. About 5,000 people from around the world are expected for the April 19-May 7 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in Washington, according to a US Consulate official in Mumbai.


Women have power to free themselves
Posted On April 16, 2010 In Asian News

JAKARTA (UCAN) — Women must change their way of thinking so as to free themselves as well as other oppressed women, say women activists. “This is the mandate of emancipation. This is the freedom. Women can be themselves a hundred percent,” Mariana Amiruddin, executive director of the Women Journal Foundation, said during an April 14 program in Jakarta.


Cricket scandal topples Indian minister
By Elizabeth Roche

NEW DELHI - Shashi Tharoor, a former top UN diplomat who became a prominent minister with a large Twitter following, has resigned over allegations of corruption in India's lucrative premier cricket league.


Heat wave claims 80 in India 
19 Apr 2010, 0602 hrs IST, REUTERS

NEW DELHI: A severe heat wave sweeping across the country, with temperatures of almost 44 C, has killed at least 80 people so far, officials said on Sunday.


Indian bishops set to finalize abuse guidelines
Published Date: April 14, 2010

NEW DELHI (UCAN) - The Indian Church’s guidelines to protect children from abusive priests and Church workers are “likely to be finalized” by the end of this month when senior officials of the bishops’ conference meet with Religious.

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