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Newsletter. Issue 13 - June 20, 2015


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Pope's Encyclical: Laudato Si - Read summary (Vatican Radio)

On Thursday, Pope Francis released his much awaited encyclical titled: 'Laudato Si' which translates to 'Praise Be to You.'

In it, he addresses the need to care for the environment and to carry out lifestyle changes in every day life.

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Read summary below (Vatican Radio) The following text is a useful guide for an initial reading of the Encyclical. It will help you to grasp the overall development and identify the basic themes. The first two pages are an overview of Laudato si’ (literally “Be praised” or better, “Praise be to you”). Then for each of the six chapters, there is a one-page summary which gives the argument or main points and some key passages. The numbers in parentheses refer to the paragraphs in the Encyclical.


Harper Government supports new training and certification program for advanced manufacturing
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport) and Member of Parliament for Bramalea–Gore–Malton, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, announced an investment for a project with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). The project will pilot a new training and certification program to better equip youth with the skills needed for a career in advanced manufacturing.


As the attack ads fly, church groups key on what really matters to Canadians
By Michael Swan | The Catholic Register | 06/10/2015

Attack ads rule the airwaves. Sponsored Facebook posts are trying to flush out political supporters with a click. The twitterverse is dividing up by hashtags. The 2015 vote may be four months away, but political parties are already in election mode.


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The situation with US Catholic youth actually is grim
Christian Smith | Jun. 13, 2015

Many American Catholics are worried about the apparently weak religious faith, practice and commitment of Catholic youth today and what it portends for the church’s future. Some observers are less concerned, however. Four Catholic sociologists -- William D'Antonio, James Davidson, Mary Gautier, and Katherine Meyer -- for example, have suggested that some scholars (including yours truly) overstate the magnitude of the problem. The title of their Dec. 6 NCR essay [1], for instance, summarizes their view about my recent book, Young Catholic America: “Assumptions in study on young Catholics lead to unnecessarily grim outlook.” I wish they were correct. But they are not. The situation, in fact, is grim.

People Places and Things

Dr. Colin Saldanha appointed new chair of hospital foundation board
Mississauga News | By Joseph Chin

Dr. Colin Saldanha has been appointed the new chair of Trillium Health Partners Foundation’s board of directors.

As a family physician in Mississauga and a member of the board since 2010, Saldanha has a long history of public service. He has served as chair of the Mental Health Task Force for the Mississauga-Halton LHIN and co-chair of the system access model in the development of a new psychiatric care model. As chair of the public policy committee of United Way of Peel Region, he initiated a non-pharmacological approach to mental health.

He has been honoured with the Sir Charles Tupper Award from the Canadian Medical Association for Political Action and Advocacy, the Governor General’s Medal for Volunteerism, the Sam McCallion Award for Community Service by the Mississauga Board of Trade, and the Paul Harris Award by Rotary International. Saldanha was also selected as the Mississauga Citizen of the Year in 2010 and recently received a Papal Knighthood.

Hawaiian Nite Perks Things Up For Seniors
By Armand Rodrigues

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Hawaii evokes visions of swaying palms, gentle breezes, magma flowing down volcanoes, surfers and, above all, “wahinees” (women) doing the exhilarating “Hula”. This is a slow and sensual dance, with graceful hand movements to the tempo of the rise and fall of undulations in ocean swells, with well-timed bumps and grinds thrown in. Well-endowed women strut their stuff with gusto. The attractive dancers are in eye-catching grass skirts and coconut-shell bras, with “leis” (necklaces) made of ginger flowers, frangipani, carnations or orchids. Local women spectators may be garbed in a “muumuu”, which was supposed to be a loose-fitting, non-revealing long dress, originally designed by missionaries to mask visual sensuality, but had the opposite effect and led to swishing and suggestive body movements becoming more exaggerated!


Affluent retirees to boost tourism in Kenya
By Nicholas Waitathu Updated Friday, June 5th 2015

NAIROBI: Kenya has launched a campaign targeting affluent retirees from developed countries to revive the struggling tourism industry. East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phylis Kandie yesterday said the country will send a delegation to attend the Milan expo-tourism month in Italy to market Malindi and Watamu as retirement destinations for retirees from Europe and America.


CountMeInCA Harper Government launches the National Strategy for Financial Literacy--Count me in, Canada

The strategy sets goals and priorities for the public, private and non-profit sectors to help Canadians make sound financial decisions.

Toronto, June 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney today launched the National Strategy for Financial Literacy—Count me in, Canada at an event held at the YMCA of Greater Toronto. The strategy is a call to action for all Canadians to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to make good financial decisions.

Cardinal Parolin opens new Catholic Church in Abu Dhabi
12/06/2015 12:00

Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, at the inauguration of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Abu Dhabi. - AFP

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(Vatican Radio) The Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on Thursday inaugurated the second Catholic Church to be opened in Abu Dhabi, one of the United Arab Emirates.


Rebel Priest in the Time of Tyrants
Mission to Haiti, Ecuador and Chile

An extraordinary testimony by Claude Lacaille, a Quebec missionary fighting for social justice in Haiti, Ecuador and Chile.

This is Lacaille’s first-hand account of the extraordinary oppression and poverty he witnessed in Haiti, Ecuador, and Chile between 1965 and 1986 where thousands shed blood simply for resisting oppressive regimes, politics and economic doctrines. The men and women featured in Lacaille’s story are an inspiration for those who still believe in a better world. This is an impressive story of courage and solidary, inspired by a left-wing Christianity truly faithful to the Gospel.

Claude Lacaille’s memoir helps understand what “the preferential option for the poor” really means. Like other advocates of Liberation Theology, Claude Lacaille saw it as his duty to join the resistance, particularly against Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet. But the dictators were not alone; they enjoyed the support of the Vatican under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

News Clips from Goa

Don't hope to be safe in Goa if you’re not a Goan: Chief Minister Parsekar
09 Jun, 2015,

A few weeks ago Chief Minister Parsekar had, with a puffed chest, announced that he had asked his lady Environment Minister Alina Saldanha to "shut her mouth", when she had asked him for advice on how to handle the media after her courageous stand opposing a marina project on the Sancoale bay.


Goa is still among the greenest states in India
TNN | Jun 5, 2015, 05.43AM IST

Panaji: The India state of forest report (ISFR) 2013 recently published by the Forest Survey of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests, indicates that Goa features among the top 15 states and union territories in the country with forest cover crossing 33 percent of the geographical area.


Goa is the starting point of the drug trade in India

There is heavy traffic on the coast of Anjuna. As the season ends and the monsoons begin, this is the start of the real season of earning for the new kind of business where Goa has become a hub. Herald forays into the narcotics belt of North Goa and converses with a number of locals, agents, small time pushers and policemen and has revealed that the state is currently the starting point for maximum consignments of drugs moving out to India’s metros.

News Clips from India

Weak monsoon sparks industry-wide worries in India
Rebecca Bundhun | June 13, 2015 Updated: June 14, 2015 01:53 PM

The monsoon season from June to September plays a vital role in crop production, which in turn affects rural incomes, food prices, household spending and ultimately the Indian economy as a whole.

Following a heatwave in India, the delayed monsoon rains are advancing across the south of the country. But the India Meteorological Department has predicted weak rains – at 88 per cent of their normal strength – and a drought this year. There is also the looming threat of an El Niño event, a weather phenomenon that leads to drier weather in parts of Asia.


India Wants Temples, Households to Put Gold in Banks to Cut Imports
by Anjana Pasricha

As dawn breaks, thousands of devotees line up at Mumbai's Shree Siddhivinayak temple to pay homage to Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu God. At times, offerings for the deity include gold or silver coins, or sometimes even a piece of jewelry.

Each night the valuables are placed in a heavily-guarded strongroom, where the trove has built up for more than 200 years.


India can double economy in a decade: MoS Finance
Press Trust of India | London June 11, 2015

India can double its economy over the next decade from a USD 2 trillion economy to USD 4 trillion, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said today. The minister also claimed that the foundations laid by the Narendra Modi government's first year in office would restore the country's economic growth to the 8 per cent mark.


Magellan Aerospace to Partner with Mahindra Aerospace in India

LE BOURGET, France, June 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Magellan Aerospace Corporation ("Magellan") announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mahindra Aerospace ("Mahindra"), an Indian-based aerospace manufacturing company, to develop a partnership agreement. This agreement will provide the framework for the two companies to offer their mutual customers major structural assemblies, machined components and fabrications for the global market. This agreement supports our customer's strategy to develop supply from India.


Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Says India To Buy Only 36 Rafale Jets, Previous Deal Cancelled
HuffPost India | By Anirvan Ghosh | Posted: 01/06/2015

New Delhi - The world's biggest order for fighter jets just got scrapped.

India's tender for 126 Rafale fighter aircraft, carried out through long delays by the previous UPA government and estimated to cost Rs 1.3 lakh crore, is not economically viable, said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. India will now buy 36 of the jets, as part of the deal signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France.

Rafale jets, made by France's Dassault Aviation, had been declared as the lowest bidder in the final stage of India's so-called MMRCA contest (medium multi-role combat aircraft). The previous government had been carrying out techno-commercial negotiations with Dassault when the regime change in New Delhi happened.


Mumbai's horse-drawn Victorias to go from June 2016
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IANS | 08/06/2015 07:14 PM

Justice Menon and Justice Oka ordered the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation to shut down all the stables housing these horses after one year

The horse-drawn Victorias, a familiar sight for joyrides in Mumbai's tourist areas, will become history from June 2016 after the Bombay High Court on Monday termed them "completely illegal".

A division bench comprising Justices A.K. Menon and A.S. Oka directed the government to come up with a rehabilitation scheme for the some 700 families which will be affected by the decision -- as well as the horses.


Charles Correa (1930 – 2015)

‘India’s greatest architect’ Charles Correa has died, aged 84

17 June, 2015 | By Laura Mark

He is credited with shaping the architecture of post-independence India having designed some of the country’s most significant buildings. These included the Gandhi memorial in Gujarat (1958–1963), which Correa designed when he was just 28 years old, and the Madhya Pradesh Assembly building (1996).

In the 1970s, when the new city of Navi Mumbai was being built across the harbour from the old town, Correa was appointed as its chief architect responsible for planning. The city would become home to more than 2 million people.


+Edmund Rodrigues
Sat Jun 20 09:23:27

After a 2 year fight with cancer, Edmund Rodrigues passed away on June 17, 2015.

Edmund is survived by sons Craig and Fr. Fr-Eric Rodrigues, wife Antonia Forero
and daughters Nicole Moore and Elissa Mowat.

Edmund was the son of Caetano Joao Rodrigues (Assolna), and Albina Rodrigues (Velim).
Edmund was born in Nakuru, Kenya in 1945 during British colonial ti....  Read more



Our Lady of Grace Rosary Path at Marylake

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A campaign is underway for sponsoring a Rosary Bead - the Hail Mary - with a bronze plaque in the name the GOAN COMMUNITY, .

The project is in King City called Marylake. The Rosary Path is to be spread out over 20 acres of land. Sponsorship for a Hail Mary Bead is $3000.00. With donations already received and pledges, we are 3/4 into acquiring a bead for the GOAN COMMUNITY. If you are interested in being part of this first and only GOAN COMMUNITY venture let me know and we will send you the material to read more about the wonderful project. Toronto /Ontario will have its own Marian Shrine. The vision is to model it like that of Fatima and Lourdes. How wonderful is that!

The goal is to have the BEAD paid for by mid July 2015.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015 Parra Association The Parra Social 2015 Click for Flyer
Saturday, August 22, 2015 CLR Association CLR Picnic
Centennial Park, Etobicoke
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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Martyrs’ Shrine. Midland ON.

6th  Annual Goan Pilgrimage..

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September, 10 - 13, 2015

Dr. Ribeiro Goan School Ex-Students

Toronto Memorial Mass & Reunion

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 CLR Association CLR Social
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Health & Wellness

Dementia Friends Canada launched to support Canadians living with dementia
Published on June 7, 2015

Campaign will help Canadians who are living with dementia

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, along with Mimi Lowi-Young, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Canada, officially launched Dementia Friends Canada to support the growing number of Canadians living with dementia.


Poor Health Among Men Costs Canada $36.9 Billion a Year
(CNW Group/Canadian Men's Health Foundation)

Canadian Men's Health Week aims for big improvements through small changes

Vancouver, June 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadian Men's Health Week is kicking off with an urgent message: Unhealthy lifestyle choices are running rampant, and they are costing this country an arm and a leg.


Truth and Reconciliation: The Road to Healing Is Long and Arduous

Kristin Harder couldn’t bear to let her friend photograph the tiny braids that lay curled in their little box. Although dry with age, the hair was clearly that of a child, wispy and innocent. The little braids in the box could very well have belonged to Harder’s birth mother, who attended Indian residential school and later gave Harder up for adoption during the infamous Sixties Scoop.


The 'Art' of Choosing
Tuesday, 9 June 2015 - 7:05am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency

Contemplating which subjects to opt for in the arts' stream? Don't sweat. Beulah Pereira speaks to a few experts to help you decide

A degree in Arts is a whole new adventure, but choosing the right subject combination can be tricky. We'll get to that in a bit, but first things first! Choosing a college that offers good arts courses is important. According to the India Today 2014 survey, some of the top arts colleges in Mumbai are St. Xavier's College, followed by K.J. Somaiya, Ramnarain Ruia College and Sophia College. Now that we've got that settled, let's look at parameters you can use to select your subjects.

Selection Criteria

When it comes down to choosing subjects, Dr. Shefali Balsari-Shah, former Head of Department of English in St. Xavier's opines, "don’t get carried away by the so-called popular or big-name subjects. Each discipline has its own demands and challenges."

Ottawa launches financial literacy strategy
By Staff The Canadian Press

Toronto – A new national stategy aims to help Canadians better understand and manage their finances. The federal government announced the plan today, saying it will better co-ordinate existing programs across the country.


Bayshore HealthCare Ltd. Opens Branch in Brampton Civic Hospital

Office will work to offer families and caregivers hospital bedside care and home care after discharge
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Bayshore HealthCare Ltd. (Bayshore) is pleased to announce that it will officially open a new branch in Brampton Civic Hospital on June 17, 2015. As a leading national provider of home and community healthcare, the new Bayshore branch will work to offer additional care to the loved ones and caregivers of patients, including bedside observational care, companionship, personal care and more.

Our lazy lifestyles mean back pain is hitting men at 37

Back pain first hits men at the age of 37 on average, the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) claims – significantly younger than in the past.

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