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Newsletter. Issue 25.  December 07, 2013


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Pope Francis: Use intelligence to understand signs of the times

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Wednesday audience on Oct. 2, 2013. Credit: Marianne Medlin/CNA.

Vatican City, Nov 29, 2013 / 09:41 am (CNA/EWTN News). - During his daily Mass, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of man's intellect in understanding the Lord, and cautioned those present against “restricted” thought which keeps us focused on ourselves. “What path does the Lord want? Always with the spirit of intelligence with which to understand the signs of the times. It is beautiful to ask the Lord for this grace,” the Pope said in his Nov. 29 daily homily.


Thousands of University of Toronto Students Object to Paying More for Less

At U of T it's 3 courses for the price of 5

Toronto, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The University of Toronto Students' Union (UTSU), Local 98 of the Canadian Federation of Students, is calling on Ontario's Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to announce their plans to address the unfair practice of charging flat tuition fees at the University of Toronto and in Ontario.


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Pope issues first Apostolic Exhortation: Evangelii Gaudium .‎
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | by Jean Heimann - in 1,211 Google+ circles

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has issued his first Apostolic Exhortation on Tuesday, Evangelii Gaudium, translated into English as The Joy of the Gospel. The 224-page document outlines the Pope’s vision for a missionary Church, whose “doors should always be open”. The Pope speaks on numerous themes, including evangelization, peace, homiletics, social justice, the family, respect for creation, faith and politics, ecumenism, interreligious dialogue, and the role of women and of the laity in the Church.


Consultation asks Churches to critique unjust tourism structures (Matters India)
Sourced from: Goanet News news.goanet at  | Sat Nov 30 16:54:06 PST 2013
Published: 3:00 pm, November 30, 2013 | Story By: Philip Mathew, | reporter Kolkata consultation

The consultation stated that “All human beings are created in the image of God and are the subjects and not objects of creation. Any concept that pictures human beings as objects for enjoyment by commodifying them is a travesty of human values, and an insult to human beings. Modern tourism is centered on such an approach.”

Kolkata: Participants of an international consultation on “Theology of tourism” have urged churches and theological institutions around the world to analyze and critique unjust tourism structures and practices prevailing in the world.


As Goans, registering our birth in Portugal is our birthright
Joe D’Souza | Dec 2, 2013,

Bal Gangadhar Tilak said, "Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it." In the same vein, the right to registe their births in Portugal given to Goans, cannot be taken away from them and they shall have it. I was therefore surprised to read that all those who registered their birth in Portugal by virtue of their being born in Portuguese Goa, prior to the Liberation of Goa on December 19, 1961, or born of Goan parents after Liberation, are now considered foreign nationals.

People Places and Thingss

Christmas Comes Early For This Club
BY Armand Rodrigues

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In Right photo L to R: Olencio Fernades, Benny Fernandes, Tony Fernandes, Reggie Dias. Oscar Peres, Sally Carvalho, Juliana Fernandes, Oscar de Melo, Anthony DeSouza- At the back Elma DeSouza, Arthur Braganza

Despite the number of banquet halls with spacious dance floors, in the Greater Toronto Area, a reservation at Christmas time becomes a daunting task, even if the search starts early in the year. But, the Westend Seniors’ Club never comes up empty, and finds a venue as close to the big day as possible. This year their Xmas Dance was at the Pearl Banquet Hall in Mississauga, on November 24, 2013.

Goan Seniors on Stage at Square One, Mississauga Canada
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The Square One Shopping Center in Mississauga, one of the largest in Canada, has an Older Adult Center (OAC)which offers seniors a host of recreational and entertainment activities. The management of the center has encouraged the many ethno-cultural groups in the Mississauga Area to participate in activities and even form their own groups. The Goan Cultural Group is one of these and was formed in 2008 when a group of seniors, keen on playing truque, and needing a place to practice Goan dances, was able to get the programs room of the center on a weekly basis.

Feast Day of St Francis Xavier celebrated in Toronto

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On Sunday December 1, 2013, the Goan Overseas Association (GOA) celebrated the feast day of St Francis Xavier with a Mass and a cultural program in Mississauga, about 40 km west of Toronto.


Canada gives Kenyan scientist Sh8.5 million research grant
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Nairobi, Kenya: A post-doctoral researcher at Kemri-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTP), Kilifi has won 'Stars in Global Health' grant award. Dr Evelyn ...

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News Clips from Goa

St. Francis Xavier Feast, Old Goa 3.12.13

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Published on Dec 3, 2013:
Archbishop Derek Fernandes (Bishop of Karwar), Filip Neri Ferrao, Raul Gonsalves & Blasco Colaco

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New terminal building of Goa airport inaugurated
All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: December 03, 2013 17:22 IST

Manohar Parrikar said the state would require another airport as the existing facility has already been exhausted.

Panaji: The new integrated terminal building at Dabolim international airport was unveiled today, expanding the capacity of the state's only airport.

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Goa Tourism to see biggest boom of arrivals

Panaji, Dec 2 (TruthDive): Goa tourism this season starting this month is going to see the biggest flow of tourists from abroad. Goa, India's most popular beach ...

Goa overtakes Kerala as best leisure destination
Times of India

Mumbai: International travel magazine Conde Nast has chosen Goa as the best leisure ... With safety of women being a concern, the Goa Tourism said the ...

Goa court says Tejpal misused his position as mentor & father figure ... 
India Today

After almost two days of arguments, the North Goa District and Sessions Court turned down the bail petition while rejecting all the major arguments offered by ...

BJP displaying double standards on Portuguese citizenship: Fatorda ...
Times of India

"There are Goans who might have registered his or her birth with the Portuguese authorities with the single aim of a better standard of living. If the present trend ...

Another writers' storm in Goa's teacup?
Mid Day 

Word comes in from Goa that Jerry Pinto, one of Mumbai's most serious poets and writers, has fallen out with a faction of women writers mostly based in Goa....

Konkani filmmakers 'open up' at Iffi
Times of India

The interactive session held on the sidelines of Iffi 2013 brought together Goan filmmakers Laxmikant Shetgaonkar, Dynanesh Moghe and Sahitya Akademi ...

'Instrumental' in keeping tradition alive
Times of India

"When I heard about Premanand, my wife Aarti and I struck upon the idea of getting him to use his talent in making bamboo Goan instruments. I first decided to ...

News Clips from India

Indian diocese of Belgaum celebrates 60th anniversary, focuses on catechesis

Bishop Machado (L) and Papal Nuncio Arcbishop Salvatore Pennaccio (R) bless a new Church foundation stone. Credit: Diocese of Belgaum.

Belgaum, India, Nov 29, 2013 / 03:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News) .- The Diocese of Belgaum, in southwestern India, celebrated its diamond jubilee this month, and intends to continue building on 60 years of faith among its people.

Historical Christ the King monument unveiled in Karachi
Shazia Hasan | Updated 2013-11-26 12:00:03

Karachi: After being restored to its former glory, the magnificent Christ the King monument at the entrance of the St Patrick’s Cathedral and visible even from the far end of Shahrah-i-Iraq, has and will continue to bless the people of Karachi for many more years to come.


Indian editor arrested in sexual assault case
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar |  Nov. 30, 2013 11:07 AM EST

Panaji, India (AP) — The editor of an Indian magazine known for exposing abuses of power was arrested Saturday in a sexual assault case that has fueled fresh outrage over the treatment of women in the country, police said.


India leads world in suffering: Gallup poll
Posted on November 28, 2013, 5:30 PM | (Photo: livemint)

The significant deterioration in Indians' well-being is likely to be rooted in the country's disappointing economic performance.

Washington: Suffering, on average, has increased worldwide in the past several years, and nowhere more than in South Asia, largely due to negative developments in India, according to a new Gallup poll.

One in seven adults worldwide rated their lives poorly enough to be considered suffering in 2012, leading US opinion poll organization said Tuesday. South Asia led the world in suffering at 24 percent, followed by 21 percent in the Balkans and the Middle East and North Africa. Attributing the massive increase in suffering among South Asians "to negative developments in India" Gallup said, Average suffering in India more than doubled between 2006 to 2008 and 2010 to 2012. In 2012, a full quarter of Indians were suffering."


Cong compares Modi speeches to stand up comedy shows
Press Trust of India | New Delhi November 30, 2013

Congress today ridiculed Narendra Modi as a "poorly-educated" man who was "talking foolish" in his attempt to rival a highly educated Prime Minster Manmohan Singh.



+ Bernadette(Bunny) Colaco
Thu Dec 19 12:00:00

Bernadette (Bunny) Gladys Colaco passed away peacefully at home on December 19, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 73.

Beloved wife of Santana (Sandy).  Dearly loved mother of Vanessa, Jacqueline/Nazir, Colin/Cathy. Loving grandmother of Kareem, Rachelle, Aliah, Jonathan, Anthony, Abdul Hakeem, Ryan, Charlene, Nicholas and Aneesa. Only ....  Read more


Funeral details: Olga Ireland
Mon Dec 16 12:00:00

We celebrate the life of Olga Ireland, who passed away on December 14th, 2013 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada leaving behind many memories of her love, kindness and her laughter.

Olga was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Ireland and mother of Delilah (Francisco) D'Souza and most cherished grandchildren Stephanie and Candice. Her siblings, late Julie (late Rudy) Indonesia, late Fulu ....  Read more


+Pascoal Vincente D''Souza
Thu Dec 12 10:16:20

Passed away peacefully at the Credit Valley Hospital on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the age of 102. Beloved husband of the late Cleofrida. Much loved father of Joyce and her husband Pliny Noronha, and Rayner and her husband Peter Abreu. Loving grandfather of Conrad, Renata, Marissa, Brennan ....  Read more



Blessed Vaz International Day of Service - an opportunity to do some good
George Pinto georgejpinto at

The Joseph Naik Vaz Institute based in Berkeley, California ( invites you to join our “Blessed Vaz International Day of Service” in memory of Blessed Joseph Vaz whose feast day is January 16, 2014. See more information at 


Ambitious Youth Workshop
Mervyn Lobo mervynalobo at | Wed Dec 4 19:28:30 PST 2013

The G.O.A of Toronto is calling and looking for the YOUTH.....

Do your parents want you to become a Doctor, Lawyer or Accountant?
Do you want a career that uses your talents and skills?
Calling all Tweens, Teens & Young Adults
The GOA is hosting a career session on February 9th, 2014


Events for 2013





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SOLD OUT New Year’s Eve Gala – December 31st 2013
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Dinner- 6:45- SHARP
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Health & Wellness

Maintenance tips for winterizing your home
Vancouver, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) offers Canadians maintenance tips to protect their homes over the winter season.

"Winter weather can cause costly damage to your home. British Columbians know all too well that winters bring a wide variety of weather depending on the region you live in. Heavy rain, low temperatures, high winds, significant snowfall and freezing rain are hard on houses. Following a few simple maintenance tips will help keep your home in tip-top shape," says Bill Adams, IBC Vice-President, Western & Pacific.


Exotic hibiscus beverages latest health food trend 

Could hibiscus become the next big thing in holistic nutrition? Two Nigerian-come-Manitoban business owners and the farmers they employ back in Nigeria sure ...

Soldier suicides raise concerns about mental-health services in the ...
Toronto Sun

Among the systematic problems are front-line mental-health workers ... But according a Statistics Canada report, the suicide rate among veterans is 1 1/2 times ...

Medical marijuana use without safety proof worries doctors
When the change was announced in June, Health Canada said the number of people authorized to use marijuana for medical reasons grew from less than 500 ...

Government of Canada Announces Investment in Healthy Living to ...
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