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  • Sunday Gospel reflection with Fr. Bill Grimm

    October 21, 2016

    Love it or fear it, a new Church is being born. It will take several lifetimes, but eventually the Church throughout the world will be different because of what is happening at the back of the temple.

  • The victory of good over evil

    October 18, 2016

    Durga Puja or the worship of goddess Durga, is a major annual Hindu religious festival in South Asia that commemorates the victory of good over evil. Hindus believe that the goddess Durga, wife of their destroyer god Shiva, visited her father's house in the Himalayas at the same time as the festival is held. Hindus also recall her victory over Mahishasura, a buffalo-headed demon who tormented the world. In Bangladesh, where Hindus make up about 9 percent of the Muslim-majority country, the festival is considered a catalyst for interfaith harmony and peace as it attracts a large number of people from other faiths. People in Bangladesh celebrated Durga Puja Oct. 7-11 this year amid tight security as the traditionally moderate Muslim nation with a long history of secular culture and religious harmony has seen a spike in Islamic militancy in recent times, with members of religious minorities attacked. (Photos and text by