Newsletter. Issue 20. September 29, 2012


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Catholics must take action to protect religious liberty, speakers urge
Sep-21-2012 | By Catholic News Service | U.S.

JAMAICA, N.Y. (CNS) -- Religious liberty is facing such grave threats in the United States that Catholics must take immediate and courageous action to defend fundamental values both in the public forum and in the privacy of the voting booth, according to speakers at a Sept 20 forum.


Pope urges Middle East Christian youth to stay and make peace
Written by Francis X. Rocca and Doreen Abi Raad, Catholic News Service
Saturday, 15 September 2012

Photo: Benedict XVI meets with young people in the square outside the Maronite patriarch's residence in Bkerke, Lebanon - CNS photo/Paul Haring

BKERKE, Lebanon - Pope Benedict XVI urged young Christians in the Middle East not to flee violence and economic insecurity through emigration, but to draw strength from their faith and make peace in their troubled region. The pope spoke to some 20,000 young people from several Middle Eastern countries gathered outside the residence of the Maronite patriarch in Bkerke in a celebration that included fireworks, spotlights, singing and prayer.


Challenges await new GTA immigrants
CBC News

Great Expectations: A look at the challenges facing York Region immigrants

Like thousands of immigrants who come to Canada every year, the Thanesh family came to Toronto hoping for a better life.


Net international migration has been the main source of population growth for Canada
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As of July 1, 2012, Canada's population was estimated at 34,880,500, an increase of 396,500 or 1.1% from the same date in 2011. This was slightly higher than what was observed in the previous year (+1.0%) and was similar to the average growth rate of the past 20 years.


Justin Trudeau to announce Liberal leadership bid next week: reports

Justin Trudeau will announce his long-awaited candidacy for the Liberal leadership next Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

The son of one of Canada’s most contentious figures, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, had previously been non-committal to running for the leadership of the third-place Liberal party, saying he wanted to spend time with his young family.


What do you want to do before you die?
by By Ashley Goodfellow

Starting Sept. 30, you can share your innermost musings on what you want to accomplish during your lifetime via a public art installation in Brampton’s downtown.


More food bank visits in Toronto: immigrants, university-educated are new face of hunger
Posted by John Michael McGrath on Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Daily Bread Food Bank has released a new report on the use of food banks in the GTA. The findings suggest that more people are using them, and they're not necessarily the people you would assume. For one, 28 per cent of food bank users hold university degrees. Half, according to the survey, are immigrants. From the report:


Liverpool Archbishop commissions laypeople to preside at funerals
By Simon Caldwell | Catholic News Service

MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- The Archdiocese of Liverpool has become the first diocese in England and Wales to commission laypeople to preside at funerals.


Canadians recognize the value of sport, but participation levels remain low

Sports Day in Canada provides Canadians with an opportunity to move more through sport

Toronto, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - While almost all Canadians (96 per cent) believe that sport benefits their communities, only about 4 in 10 (37 per cent) say they participate in sport once a week or more, according to a recent survey commissioned by ParticipACTION. Sports Day in Canada, celebrating its third anniversary on September 29, 2012, provides the perfect opportunity for Canadians to get active and participate in sport.


The statements, opinions, or views in the articles may not necessarily reflect that of the Goan Voice Canada.


How do we control these violent protests?
22 September 2012 | By Shafaque Alam

The anti-Islamic video circulating on the internet, followed by the offensive cartoons published in a French magazine, indicate a bad omen and a threat to the world peace.

Dozens of people across the countries have already succumbed to injuries due to the anti-Islamic movie protest which is still unabated. Several American embassies in different countries have been attacked and public property torched. The protest has also resulted in the killing of several including a US consulate, Christopher Stevens in Libya. The real irony is not that a few mischievous persons have succeeded in their act of dividing the East from the West, and the Muslims from the Christians, but the failure of world leaders to control the situation.

People Places and Things

Westend Seniors’ Club (Toronto) Turns Thirty-Five
By Armand Rodrigues

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As one of the founders of this club in July, 1977, Vincent D’Souza could not have envisaged this club going from strength to strength and morphing into an admirable showcase of an institution catering to the social, cultural, recreational and religious needs of its geriatric membership. Today, he is an enviable 101 in age, still with a spring in his step, and not averse to tripping the light fantastic toe on the dance floor. Another pioneering member is Joanita Lopes who has just turned a century.


Flashback: From Goa with love- the Karachi Goan Association

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Moniza Inam relates how the Goan community brought a unique touch of exuberance and vivacity to the Karachi of the 1960s


My Two 40th Anniversaries On The Same Day
By : Maurice Pinto | 28th September, 2012.

Reminiscing September 28th,1972 - Canada's glorious day in sports history with "The Goal Of The Century" scored by Paul Henderson against the U.S.S.R in the summit series played in Moscow and her day of compassion warmly welcoming the first batch of the South Asian expellees arrival in Montreal from the African country of Uganda expelled by the dictator Gen. Idi Amin to get out of the country with a 90 day deadline - thousands of others being re-settled in other countries.......


Gomes, the father of Uganda’s Gomesi
September 24, 2012 | Posted Saturday, September 22 2012

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In Summary
Vali Jamal writes about business enterprises, clothing, especially the gomesi, and schools that emerged following monetary and intellectual investments of notable Asians.


Third installment of 'Jesus of Nazareth' due out in Italy at Christmas
Catholic News Agency (CNA) | September 22, 2012

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2012 / 02:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican Publishing House has signed an agreement allowing the publication of Pope Benedict's latest book on Jesus, which focuses on the the infancy of Christ.


Diocese publishes ‘open letter’ on social policy
Posted By Philip On September 21, 2012

The Hong Kong Catholic Diocese today published an open statement in two local newspapers urging the newly elected government and legislative council to implement more just and family-friendly policies.


Planes of the future could fly on sawdust or straw
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:00pm GMT | By Jean Décotte

Toulouse, France (Reuters) - Passenger jets could be chomping on straw or flying on fuel extracted from sawdust in coming years as the search widens for cleaner alternatives to kerosene, French scientists say.


Africa Needs Engineers as Much as Doctors to Save Lives, says South African Entrepreneur

Johannesburg, Sept. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Africa needs engineers as much as doctors to stop people dying needlessly, according to the South African entrepreneur Ivor Ichikowitz.

News Clips from Goa

Goa steps up effort to develop 170 villages
- New York Daily News

Panaji, Sep 17: Goa has stepped up efforts to develop its 170 villages down to the remotest hamlet over the next few years to bring them at par with urban hubs of the state, an official said Monday  Datta Kholkar, deputy chairman of the state ...

Far-flung breaks for fabulous prices: Goa 
- Aberdeen Press and Journal

THRIFTY Brits with a sense of adventure should consider going to Goa for a sunshine break with a
difference. The smallest of India's states, Goa boasts beautiful beaches and scenic cities that attract over two million visitors every year. Packed with...

India's Goa state halts mining over $6 billion scam
- New York Daily News,,,

acked inquiry estimated illegal trade in iron ore had cost more than $6.0 billion in five years. The state Mines and Geology department directed all mines...


Planning board to focus on boosting rural economy
Times of India

Panaji: The Goa state planning board wants to boost the primary sectors of agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries and the like at the micro-level of the Goan village, thus aiming to realize the concept of a self-sustaining village in the state ...

Notice to Goa state infrastructure development corporation to demolish 19 Margao toilets
Times of India

Margao: The Margao urban health centre (UHC) has issued a notice to the Goa state infrastructure development corporation (GSIDC) asking them to demolish 19 illegally constructed toilets at the construction site of the new district collectorate building. ...

Audi India inaugurates first showroom in Goa 
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Audi India has officially expanded its reach in the Western region by inaugurating its first showroom in the state of Goa - it's 7th facility in Western India. The showroom was inaugurated by Mr Rahil Ansari, head of dealer development, Audi India and ...

Goa's feni, now made in Jharkhand?
Daily Pioneer

Tipplers may, in the near future, seep in not only the Goan-made delight but also in spirit made from cashew grown on the hills of Singhbhum, Seraikela and Dumka. Thanks to efforts made by the Jharkhand Horticulture Mission, the State has been able to ...

Goa, the most preferred destination for travellers
Times of India

Mumbai: An online travel site has released its monthly travel report derived from live buyer data. The latest report covers facts about domestic holiday consumption pattern in India. As per the report released : Average price spent on a holiday for a ...

Indian iron ore mining mess - Goa's mining prowess a matter of pride 

Indo-Asian News Service reported that even as the shockwaves of an estimated INR 350 billion illegal mining scam continue to rock Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has claimed that the state occupies a position of pride in the iron ore mining sector ...

Legislator accuses Goa cop of being Portuguese national
22 September 2012 | By IANS,

Panaji: A legislator heading an assembly probe into Goa's drug mafia and involvement of a politician's son in it has accused a state police officer of being a Portuguese national. The police officer has denied the charge.

News Clips from India

The knowledge economy and internet use in Asia
September 5, 2012 by From the Newspaper | – AFP (File Photo)

How big is the impact of the Internet’s potential on Asia, including the impact on development of the knowledge economy?

We all have a sense that the information and communications technology (ICT) industry has transformed social media, education and the way business is done. But we are not sure what is the best way to use the knowledge economy to propel our future growth.In 1973, American sociologist Daniel Bell predicted the arrival of the post-industrial society by 2000, with a world dominated by the service industry, high-value professional and technical employment, and innovation driven by scientific research.


Indian Children And Their Hopes For A Better Future

There are still many problems with India and the way in which it approaches care for its many street children. While rights for children are recognized there are still many areas where children slip through the gaps and fall into the dark edges of society. Here they are often exposed to abuse and live a miserable existence. Sometimes things may be common place for so many kids in more affluent western countries so the extent that they’ll think nothing of it in, such modern rights to enjoyment and self development are much rarer in India.


Pakistan urged to end blasphemy law abuses 

Sep 21, 2012 - 05:15 pm .- An international hearing sponsored by the World Council of Churches called on Pakistan to end abuse of the nation's blasphemy law, which leads to major human rights violations for religious minorities.

New study finds rise in religious restrictions worldwide

Sep 21, 2012 - 04:06 am .- Hostility towards religion has risen globally, both in the form of government restrictions and social attitudes, determined a new study by the Pew Research Center.


Film aims to curb human trafficking in India
Catholic News Agency (CNA) | September 22, 2012 | By Hillary Senour

Mumbai, India, Aug 4, 2012 / 07:13 am (CNA).- A group of independent film makers is using media to put an end to the epidemic of human trafficking that has plagued India's “untouchables” for centuries. “We can see ourselves in this story and when we do that we get involved,” Brent Martz, co-producer of “Not Today” told CNA. He hopes the film, which is set to release sometime next spring, will help make human trafficking in India a reality to film-goers, which will then prompt them to take action to stop it.


Slavery is 'alive and well' in India, pastor says
Catholic News Agency (CNA) | September 22, 2012 | By Hillary Senour

Bangalore, India, Jul 15, 2012 / 05:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Even in contemporary culture, India's Dalits or “untouchables” face oppression and persecution akin to slavery, an American pastor involved in humanitarian work said. “Modern day slavery is alive and well in India,” Pastor Matthew Cork told CNA, “and there's something we can do about it.”

At 250 million people, the Dalit community makes up nearly one quarter of the country's population, yet are considered too lowly to even be assigned a caste.These people, Cork said, “have no rights, no opportunities, no chance at good jobs,” and according to the caste system, are “considered less than animals.”


Cajetan D'Souza
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