Sunday, August 9, 2020

The Quotation of the Week (August 9 - 15, 2020)



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Sunday, July 26, 2020

The Quotation of the Week (July 26 - August 1, 2020)



"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." 
--Albert Einstein

A quotation of Albert Einstein on 'explaining and 
understanding,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa




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Sunday, July 19, 2020

The Quotation of the Week (July 19 - 25, 2020)



"Don't just teach your children to read...Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything." --George Carlin
Quotation of George Carlin on 'reading and 
questioning everything,' compiled by Jerome D'Costa




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Monday, July 13, 2020

Archbishop Moses M. Costa, C.S.C., Dies of COVID-19 Complications



Bishop Moses M. Costa, CSC, of the Diocese of Dinajpur,
Bangladesh, visiting the Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada


Bishop Moses M. Costa, CSC, in front of the Niagara Falls

Bishop Moses M. Costa, CSC (3rd from left) 
with Mrs. Mary D'Costa and her sons Ujjal Peter D'Costa,
and Shouvik Mikhail D'Costa at the Niagara Falls,
Ontario, Canada

Mrs. Mary D'Costa and her son Ujjal Peter D'Costa
with Bishop Moses M. Costa, CSC at the Niagara Falls,
Ontario, Canada

Bishop Moses M. Costa, CSC (5th from left) and
Mrs. Mary D'Costa (1st from right) pose with some
American visitors at the Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

All the photos above by Jerome D'Costa (July 2002)


Archbishop Moses M. Costa, C.S.C., of the Archdiocese of Chattogram (Chittagong), Bangladesh, died on July 13 at the Square Hospital in Dhaka of COVID-19-related multiple strokes caused by a brain hemorrhage. He was 69 years old.

His body was taken to nearby Tejgaon Catholic Church in Dhaka and then to his village home parish church of Tumilia in Gazipur District before his burial at the Chattogram Catholic cathedral graveyard.

On June 13, Archbishop Moses was admitted to the Square Hospital with severe respiratory distress and cough and the following day he was diagnosed with COVID-19. He was recovering from it, but later on July 9 he suffered brain strokes and was put on life support two days later. With the further deterioration of his condition, he was transferred to the intensive care unit where he ultimately died.

He was well-known in Bangladesh for his selfless work among students, youths, seminarians, and disadvantaged people of different ethnicities and faiths. He is being mourned by them all.

Archbishop Moses Costa, son of Hiron Pundit (teacher), was born on November 17, 1950, at the village of Tumilia. He had several brothers and sisters, among whom three -- Sister Mary Catherine, S.M.R.A., Sister Mary Tara, S.M.R.A., and Sister Mary Bibha, S.M.R.A. -- became nuns.

He became a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross on February 5, 1981. Later, on July 20, 1996, he was named the bishop of the Diocese of Dinajpur. On April 6, 2011, he was appointed the Bishop of Chattogram Diocese. Pope Francis, in 2017, elevated the Diocese of Chattogram into an archdiocese and appointed him the first archbishop of Chattogram on February 2, 2017. In both the dioceses he served, he worked relentlessly for the spiritual upliftment of his Catholic folk.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Quotation of the Week (July 12 - 18, 2020)


"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider." 
--Francis Bacon


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Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Quotation of the Week (July 5 - 11, 2020)



"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character -- that is the goal of true education." --Martin Luther King, Jr.
A quotation of Martin Luther 
King, Jr. on 'the function of education,' 
compiled by Jerome D'Costa



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