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Newsletter. Issue 21. October 11, 2014


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Climate change a moral crisis
By Frank Flegel

REGINA — The impact of climate change on social justice is a moral crisis, according to Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, associate professor of theology and religious studies, Seattle University. She delivered this year’s Luther lecture, Climate Justice: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation Sept. 22 at Luther College, University of Regina.


Pope Francis: Vatican begins landmark synod to discuss family life
5 October 2014 Last

Pope Francis has opened a gathering of more than 200 senior Roman Catholic bishops by urging them not to impose what he called "intolerable moral burdens" on believers.

The gathering, known as a synod, is discussing the Church's position on controversial issues. They will be joined by lay Catholics to debate abortion, contraception, homosexuality and divorce.


Pope Francis at meeting with the elderly: “Violence against the elderly is inhuman”

Thousands of grandparents and elderly people participated in a meeting with Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square. There was also one very special guest: Benedict XVI, who was affectionately greeted by Pope Francis.


Bishops urged to support national dementia strategy
By Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News | October 3, 2014

OTTAWA - An Ottawa Catholic husband and father whose wife suffers a rare, early onset form of dementia is calling on Canada’s bishops to help advance a national dementia strategy.


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Life is short: follow your passion
Lasha Morningstar | October 6, 2014

It was a casual conversation, the kind of relaxed chat that usually happens once the tape recorder is turned off and the interview is over. The physician had just described a new protocol being introduced into the hospital and the impact it would have on wait times.


The Synod could use a woman's touch
Posted on September 25, 2014, | By Fr William Grimm

What good is a family synod comprised of post-middle age celibate males?.

Tokyo: The Extraordinary Synod for the Family that will be held in Rome next month has attracted more attention than any synod since their introduction following Vatican II.


What is our “Religion”? What is ‘Dharma’?
HHR September 15, 2014

I would like to discuss briefly my ideas on the English terms like religion, faith and culture and Indic terms like dharma, sanatana dharma, vaidika dharma etc. and also touch upon what we should call ourselves.

People Places and Thingss

Dr. Colin Saldanha, bestowed Papal Knighthood in the
"Equestrian Order of The Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem."

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Congratulations to Dr. Colin Saldanha, renowned physician of Mississauga, Canada on the honour bestowed on him of a Papal Knighthood in the "Equestrian Order of The Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem."

Charles Correa: India's Next Bharat Ratna?
V M vmingoa at | Sun Sep 28 2014

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Jubilation across Canada as Jamatkhana opens at new Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Toronto, 19 September 2014 — Ismaili Muslims from across the city gathered to attend Jamatkhana for the first time at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. It was a particularly happy and emotional occasion, especially for the Jamat who live in the Don Mills area and surrounding neighbourhoods. Another milestone in Charles Correa's already spectacular career last week, when the $300 million Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre opened in Toronto. The museum was designed by 86-year-old Japanese Pritzer Prize winner, Fumihiko Maki, and the Ismaili Centre (including prayerhall) by Goa's own Correa, now a compelling candidate for the Bharat Ratna. The new complex has earned raves, Architectural Record says "Toronto's cultural brand has moved into a new galaxy."

"Golf Shootout for SIckKids" event raised $7,100 for SickKids Foundation !!!
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A group our young people organized a fund raiser for Sick Kids Hospital and raised $7100. They are Warren Andrade, Geoffrey Mascarenhas and their friend Ray Punzalan.

The event was held this past Sunday @ Eagles Nest GC

Interactive World Map
Posted on GoaNet by Con Menezes | Sat Sep 27 2014
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Interactive Global Map!

With the new year coming in, maybe it's time to brush up on our knowledge of the world. For instance, how many people live in it, which country is growing the fastest, who has a good economy, and which countries should you beware of? All of this and much, much more is available on this wonderfully detailed and interactive global map!


Card. Reinhard Marx: “Not all things are regulated by market and financial questions”

One of the most frequented requests of the Pope is to create a culture of encounter in a society in which the person be at the center.

News Clips from Goa

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Goa Tourism Industry Expects to Gain From Modi's US Trip
By PTI  | Published: 27th September 2014 07:29 PM

Panaji: Tourism industry in Goa is of the view that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ongoing visit to the USA, coupled with the Central policy of granting visa on arrival, will go a long way in attracting more number of Americans to the coastal state in the upcoming tourist season.


‘Goa is dirty’, says email to PM’s office
TNN | Sep 28, 2014, 12.30AM IST

Panaji: A complaint about garbage litter at beaches in Goa has reached the Prime Minister's office (PMO). Bijal Tikmay, resident of Goa, in an email complaint to the PMO, said, 'Goa's beaches and roads have garbage dumps'. The PMO's office has forwarded the complaint to the Goa chief secretary's office, which, in turn, has routed it to the tourism department.


‘Goa needs to turn migrants into a resource’
TNN | Sep 28, 2014,

Panaji: The happiness index in Goa appears to be low as a large number of youth are leaving to work in Europe and seem to believe that there is nothing on offer for them here, former law commission chairperson Ramakant Khalap said at 'Goa's Human Development Index: Prospects & Challenges' at International Centre Goa, Dona Paula.


Goa Governor to welcome guests with basket of fruits instead of flowers
Prakash Kamat

Governor of Goa, Mridula Sinha has expressed her desire that she would like to welcome dignitaries to the state with a single flower and a basket of fruits and she would also prefer to be welcomed in the same manner.

She has appealed to the public representatives and dignitaries of Goa that they may encourage the same practice which will boost the sale of locally grown fruits and also feed the needy children at various institutions.


No paradise this: Goa’s suicide rate hitting alarming levels
Oct 3, 2014
Panaji: On the surface it may seem like a tropical, palm-fringed beach paradise to the hundreds of thousands of tourists who drop by every year, but scratch this obvious veneer of the picture perfect postcard and one can't but help notice that something is driving natives of this seeming Utopia to death.


Goa bursting at its seams with tourists
TNN | Oct 4, 2014,

Panaji/Calangute: The long weekend brought thousands of tourists flying and driving into the state. The extended break which began on Thursday (Gandhi Jayanthi) will carry on till Monday, which is celebrated at Eid-ul-Zuha.

A bit of Konkani for tourists!

In Goa, speak like a Goan

  • Okay-Borem
  • Excuse me - Matxem
  • Here - Hanga
  • Make less - Thoddem Kor
  • Stop - Rau
  • Too expensive - Ekdom Marog
  • Why - Kiteak
  • 1 - Ek
  • 2 - don
  • 3 - teen
  • 4 - char
  • 5 - panch
  • 6 - sou
  • 7 - sath
  • 8 - aath

PANJIM: The Tourism Department has now introduced translations of frequently used Konkani words and numbers to help domestic and international tourists communicate with locals during their holiday in the State.

News Clips from India

Goan-Origin Canadians With Pakistani Links Face Hurdles In Getting Visas
(Sep 26 2014)

A total of 24 Canadian citizens of Goan origin with links to Pakistan are facing hurdles in obtaining visas to visit Goa for the Exposition of the Sacred Relics of St Francis Xavier.The Goans, many of whom had settled in Pakistan before Independence and later migrated to Canada and acquired Canadian citizenship, have sought the state NRI commission's intervention for their home-coming.


Mahindra & Mahindra launches 110-cc scooter Gusto
By PTI | 30 Sep, 2014,

Mahindra & Mahindra, which is yet to make a mark in the two-wheeler space, today launched a new 110-cc scooter 'Gusto'. Mahindra & Mahindra, which is yet to make a mark in the two-wheeler space, today launched a new 110-cc scooter 'Gusto'.

Mumbai: Mahindra & Mahindra aims to quadruple monthly sales of its motorcycles and scooters to 80,000 units in the next 2-3 years by selling smaller models, a move it hopes will bring it closer to taking on much more powerful rivals such as Hero MotoCorp and Bajaj Auto.

We find out whether the Gusto can bring about a breeze of change for Mahindra in the Indian scooter market"In India, 90% of the market is about 110 cc two-wheelers while the rest is accounted for by 125 cc models. We have so far concentrated on the niche segment but will be moving to the popular segment now," Rajesh Jejurikar, CEO, farm equipment and two-wheeler division at M&M.


India Mars Mission: New York Times apologises for cartoon

The newspaper said a large number of readers had complained about the cartoon

The New York Times newspaper has apologised for a cartoon on India's Mars Mission following readers' complaints that it mocked India.

The cartoon showed a farmer with a cow knocking at the door of a room marked Elite Space Club where two men sit reading a newspaper on India's feat. The cartoon was carried with an article titled India’s Budget Mission to Mars. Last month, India successfully put the Mangalyaan robotic probe into orbit around Mars. The total cost of the Indian mission was put at 4.5bn rupees ($74m; £45m), which makes it one of the cheapest interplanetary space missions ever.

India: Plant 2 billion Trees Get Jobs

New Delhi: The Indian government plans to plant 200 crore (2 billion) trees along the entire 1 lakh km ( hundred thousand) National Highways network across the country to employ jobless youth.


Indian-American professor Thomas Kailath wins National Medal of Science

A file photo of professor Thomas Kailath.

Washington: US President Barack Obama has selected Indian-American professor Thomas Kailath for the prestigious National Medal of Science, highest honour for achievement in the fields of science and engineering. Kailath, 79, will receive the medal along with nine other awardees, at a White House ceremony later this year.

“These scholars and innovators have expanded our understanding of the world, made invaluable contributions to their fields and helped improve countless lives,” Obama said in a press statement. “Our nation has been enriched by their achievements, and by all the scientists and technologists across America dedicated to discovery, inquiry and invention.”


Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders to get lifetime visas
Bharti Jain | TNN | Oct 1, 2014, 05.23 PM IST

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New Delhi: Just two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in New York that Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders would get lifetime visas and be exempt from police reporting in India, his government has walked the talk and formally notified the two measures.



+ Mrs. Deogracia Gomes
Thu Oct 23 08:13:25

It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Deogracia (Gracie) Gomes in London, U.K., on October 22nd. 2014, after a battle with Cancer.

Wife of the late Sebastian (Seby) Gomes (ex Nairobi and U.K.), and cherished mother of Ida Gomes (Armand) Toronto, the late Thelma Fernandez (Maurice) Vancouver, Youlanda D’Costa (Dr. Walter) San Francisco, Fermina Remedios(Trevor), Toronto....  Read more


+ Valerian Xavier FERNANDES
Wed Oct 22 11:40:38

FERNANDES, Valerian Xavier - Passed away peacefully on October 19, 2014 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Matilda and loving brother of Lucy (Simon) and Raymond (Elaine). Missed by his nieces, nephews, grandnephews, grandnieces and great-grandnephews, many extended family and friends. Predeceased by sisters Catherine (Jerry) and Ursula (Francis) and nephew Kenny. The funeral mass will be hel....  Read more


+DA COSTA, Julio Newton
Thu Oct 16 12:00:00

DA COSTA, Julio Newton - We announce the passing of our dear Newton on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at North York General Hospital in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Martha Da Costa (nee DeMello). Cherished father of Melville (Samanda), Mylene (Andrew) and Siena (Richard). He will be missed by his grandchildren Alexis, Brennan, Katryna, Natasha, Tyler, Stephan, Stephanie and Adam.

 ....  Read more



Connecting Seniors to Their Communities
Ontario Funds Social Inclusion, Volunteerism and Community Engagement Projects
October 1, 2014 12:00 P.M.

Ontario is helping seniors stay connected to their communities through the Seniors Community Grant Program, the province's first grant program dedicated solely to seniors. Reduced social contact, or social isolation, has been associated with a lower quality of life for seniors and can also lead to poor health and depression.


Goan Tanzanite – Annual Community Memorial Mass
Message from Claude Fernandes

Once again we are having the Annual Community Memorial Holy Mass for all those who died during the year.


Celebrating Canadian Citizenship
Citizenship Week 2014 runs October 13-19

October 10, 2014 — Ottawa — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander invites Canadians to take part in Citizenship Week 2014 activities happening in communities across Canada next week.


Goa Retirees - Keep the Dates Free‏
  • December 12, 2014: Retirees Christmas Fest

Events for 2014





Sunday, October 26, 2014 Dr. Ribeiro Goan School Alumni (UK) Alumni Memorial Mass & Reunion
Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon, Surrey.
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November 22, 2014
Navelim Union - Toronto 39th Navelim Feast
Venue: Payal Banquet Hall
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December 05, 2014
at 6pm
55 PGA Christmas Dance
3045 Southcreek Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L4X2X7
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December 06, 2014
Friends of St.Francis Xavier (Toronto) 13th Annual Feast celebration 
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Church,2950 Midland Ave, Scarborough ON
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Health & Wellness

Canadian grown super food: barley
Posted Sep. 26th, 2014 by Dorothy Sandercock

The combination of barley, black beans and cheese provides enough protein to make this a vegetarian dish. | Alberta Barley photo

Wild forms of the super food barley may have been harvested as early as 17000 BC. The fourth largest crop grown in Canada today was also used in beer making as far back as 3200 BC.


Warnings signs for lightning can save lives
Ted Clarke / Staff writer

Heeding the warning signs of a pending lightning strike can be a lifesaving decision. Every year in Canada, an average of 10 people are killed by lightning and between 62 and 164 people in the country suffer lightning-related injuries. If you do get hit, the chances are one in 10 you will die.


Health Canada bans some drug imports from India; cites quality concerns
The Canadian Press | October 1, 2014 01:00 AM

Ottawa - Generic drug company Apotex Inc. is taking issue with Health Canada's ban on imports of some medications and drug ingredients produced in India due to concerns about quality.


Scientists Find Potential Way to Treat Cold-triggered Asthma
October 03, 2014 | by Reuters

British scientists have identified a sequence of biological events that could trigger life-threatening asthma attacks in people suffering from colds -- a finding that holds the potential for developing more effective medicines.


Alzheimer Society of Canada applauds agreement to create national dementia plan

Toronto, Oct. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society of Canada welcomes Health Minister Rona Ambrose's announcement yesterday that she and her provincial and territorial counterparts have agreed to collaborate on a national plan to curb the staggering personal, societal and economic toll of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.


Canadians Widely Unaware Of How To Protect Against Travellers' Diarrhea Caused By An E. Coli Infection

Ninety-four per cent of Canadians are unaware they can get sick from contaminated ice cubes while on vacation

Toronto, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Planning for warmer climates this travel season? Why spoil the fun? Up to 70 per cent of travellers may experience travellers' diarrhea while on vacation, the most common travel-related disease. However, a recent survey has revealed the majority of Canadians (79%) are not as travel savvy as they should be about the potential causes, symptoms and risks of an E. coli infection. Bacterial pathogens, such as enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), are thought to cause approximately 80 per cent of cases of travellers' diarrhea, which is characterized by a sudden onset of symptoms including watery diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.5,6 ETEC is the leading bacteria causing up to one third of travellers' diarrhea cases.

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