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Over a dozen parishes around the country (and probably many more internationally) saw a name change when Bl. Teresa of Kolkatta (i.e., Calcutta) was canonized (i.e., added to the canon — that is, list — of saints) as St. Teresa of Kolkatta. Most still use the archaic form of spelling her city’s name.
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Icon commissioned for the Servant of God Fr. Augustus Tolton
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WARNING: The following contains many spoiler alerts for the film Bad Moms and has frank descriptions of the movie’s very adult content.
You can spend over $10 on a movie ticket to learn that American culture is at its nadir. Or you can believe me, because I have seen it in the form of a ridiculously bad film now raking it in at the box office.
The movie in question: Bad Moms.
From the Times of India:
Panaji: Villagers of Divar are all set to name the main road passing through the island village after Fr Jacome Gonsalves, a son-of-the-soil, great missionary, erudite linguist and a collaborator of St. Joseph Vaz in the great Ceylon missionary adventure of the Goa Oratorians.
With the recent canonization of St Vaz, the spotlight is now on the cause of Fr Gonsalves. To commemorate his 274th death anniversary on July 17, a religious service will be held at the Our Lady of Piety Church, on his native island. The main village road of the island, fronting his three-and-half century-old ancestral house, will be named ‘Fr Jacome Gonsalves Road’. A statue of the illustrious son of Divar will soon be installed at the ancestral house, where presently the Divar High School is functioning.
A book on his life is under publication, states a press release.
Fr Eremito Rebello initiated in 2015, the spade work for pursuing the cause of canonization of Fr Gonsalves, and preliminary action has been initiated with the active participation of his co-islanders.
The parishioners at Our Lady of Piety Church, Divar, held the first annual commemoration day to pay tribute to the missionary. On the occasion, Divadkarsplanned to undertake the preliminary work of instituting the cause of canonization of the illustrious son of Divar island.
If you want to know more about the Servant of God, see this AsiaNews.it story.
Here is the most recent blog I did for National Catholic Register. Enjoy!