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Attitude decides altitude

Attitude decides altitude

Think of the people who have reached the altitude of Everest Peak and make a study of their attitude to self, others and God. Then you will realize that these peop

Commission or Omission?

Commission or Omission?

So, early into the ‘rejection passages’, Jesus decides to set the record straight and He intends to do it first with His own. His condemnation is not without j

Call of Mount Carmel Today

Call of Mount Carmel Today

But the call of Mount Carmel today is to plunge into the middle of the world where the marginalized and defenceless cry for justice and that is the Church Pope Fra

The Good News verses the fake news

The Good News verses the fake news

If we are truly to follow the heart and mind of Jesus then the road is narrow and less trodden. The Gospel of today is a fine example of what a Christian is called

A Plate for Peter

A Plate for Peter

It would be interesting if the apostles came to our neighbourhood today. We would need to ask ourselves if we would be considered worthy of such an honour. Would I

Qualifying the chosen

Qualifying the chosen

Jesus, in qualifying His words, tells the apostles to go to ‘the lost sheep’ of the house of Israel . He has not only qualified the people but a certain type o

“Every drop of my blood will tell you that I am Christian”

“Every drop of my blood will tell you that I am Christian”

You will be surprised to hear what an 18 year-old boy, Chi Zhuzi, cried out when his persecutors cut off his right arm and were getting ready to flay him alive:

Maria Goretti: A saint for today’s children

Maria Goretti: A saint for today’s children

God does not want sin, children! Maria Goretti of your age has said only this much but I would say this was her greatest book ever written because she courageously

Body and Soul, both made whole

Body and Soul, both made whole

It is a pity that the prayers of the faithful, said in our Churches seem to be more an ‘activity’ to be completed rather than a power packed experience of fait

If pigs could fly

If pigs could fly

The Fourth Lateran council which began in Rome in 1215, clearly acknowledges the role of Satan and his fallen angels who are called demons. It’s a pity that some

Thomas in the dock - Feast of St. Thomas

Thomas in the dock - Feast of St. Thomas

The words of Thomas, “My Lord and My God’ are meant to be whispered as words that give us strength in our moments of ‘unbelief’. It is in these words that

Err on the side of kindness

Err on the side of kindness

There is something going horribly wrong in the way we approach charity with little attempt to correct it, both at the grass roots and from the pulpit.

Peter and Paul: Life of Christianity

Peter and Paul: Life of Christianity

Peter wants to tell us that when it comes to giving Jesus to others there is an immediacy, there is an urgency and it cannot be postponed or delayed. It is this sp

Prayer: Are you asking or basking?

Prayer: Are you asking or basking?

The prayer of the tax collector is the most perfect prayer of mercy ever said by a sinner for we are told that he goes home justified; he is now ‘right with God

Spiritual fruit or religious nuts?

Spiritual fruit or religious nuts?

It would be foolish on our part if we look with awe to those who have spectacular gifts; which unfortunately is the case. It is not the gift of healing or prophec

“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.” (Mt 7:12)

“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.” (Mt 7:12)

The Pope also reminds us that the greatest service we can do to others is to be understanding and accepting of people and their life’s situation.

Jewel of Nazareth

Jewel of Nazareth

There may have been a great queen or a mother,
Who had done deeds great, worth of heavenly splendor,
But no one may have borne the pain of the dagger,

You can’t write a cheque in heaven

You can’t write a cheque in heaven

When greed begins to set in our heart and mind, then our sight deviates from the Lord, for as Jesus says, "Where your treasure is there will your heart be."

Faith must relate to the truth of life to realize the Sacred Heart

Faith must relate to the truth of life to realize the Sacred Heart

Our faith must relate to the truth of life, and then only the Sacred Heart, the most powerful symbol of the agape-love and mercy, will be fully and meaningfully re

'The Miracles of St. Anthony of Padua' by Titian (1510)

'The Miracles of St. Anthony of Padua' by Titian (1510)

Often regarded as a miracle worker (a patron saint of lost people and things), Saint Anthony in today’s painting is presented primarily as a ‘Saint of the Peop

Nano Nagle remembered on 300th anniversary of her birth

Nano Nagle remembered on 300th anniversary of her birth

Nano Nagle was born into a wealthy Catholic family during the penal laws in Ireland. She was sent to Paris to be educated. As a young woman, disturbed by the suffe

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