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Breaking barriers building bridges

Breaking barriers building bridges

For Luke, the mission of Jesus is ‘for all’ and ‘to all’. It is meant to present Jesus as one who has come to shatter all boundaries of divisions. Jesus is

Keeping faith in scandalous times

Keeping faith in scandalous times

First of all everyone must rationally understand that his or her faith is in Jesus not in a clergyman who is neck-deep in scandal. This awareness is key to the hea

September: The month in History

September: The month in History

These are some landmark events in the history of the Catholic Church, to help the readers to understand the depth and breadth of the mammoth monolith called the Ca

Legendary Angelo da Fonseca’s story through his daughter

Legendary Angelo da Fonseca’s story through his daughter

A typical Fonseca painting “shows a sari-clad Madonna seated in the full padmasana, a key meditation posture both in yogic Hinduism and in Buddhist practice,”

Jesus is the cure for He endures

Jesus is the cure for He endures

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, celebrated every year on September 14, recalls three historical events. The first is the discovery in AD 320, of the

Not a pie in the sky when you die

Not a pie in the sky when you die

Clearly Luke is setting an agenda for Jesus; this is the Messiah that has come for ‘all’ but who makes a preferential option for the poor.

Mother Mary and Women’s Dignity

Mother Mary and Women’s Dignity

God has spoken in Jesus Christ. This speaking is different from the Word of creation in the beginning of time, when God was alone. Now He speaks to us. The new cre

When reformist becomes terrorist

When reformist becomes terrorist

While on the topic of the Sabbath, it is good to remind ourselves as Christians that we celebrate the Lords day. The Sunday is designated and mandated in the Old T

Awaiting birth of a girl

Awaiting birth of a girl

Nativity is the birthday of Mother Mary celebarted on September 8th. Only three birthdays are celebrated in the Church – of Jesus, Mary and John the Baptist, and

Fr Jim Borst: The last Mill Hill missionary from Netherlands who was the Apostle of Kashmir

Fr Jim Borst: The last Mill Hill missionary from Netherlands who was the Apostle of Kashmir

Fr Jim Borst, the last Mill Hill missionary from Netherlands serving in the Kashmir Valley passed away this week. Here is a tribute to him from Fr. Roy Mathew.

‘Net-works’

‘Net-works’

Jesus has healed Simon’s mother in law and cast out many demons in the city of Capernaum in Galilee. At all times Jesus has made it a priority to ‘proclaim the

Little words, big message

Little words, big message

The Lord having worked through the day and perhaps well in to the night, now departs at dawn to a deserted place; this was his ‘me time’ with His Father.

Teacher’s Day, Mother’s Day

Teacher’s Day, Mother’s Day

Education is a means for pursuing, and attaining, perfection. The passion to excel is spiritual. Only one who understands this can become a teacher in spirit and i

Evolution of Mother Teresa habit

Evolution of Mother Teresa habit

How the Mother adopted from a single stripe to three stripe design.

Resident evil

Resident evil

On a Holy day, the Sabbath, the ‘Holy One of God’ confronts an evil spirit in the synagogue. It is interesting to note that this man was sitting in the synagog

‘Cliffhanger'

‘Cliffhanger'

Luke presents Jesus as one who walks the talk. Right at the outset of His Galilean ministry, Jesus announces his mission for the poor and those on the fringes, esp

Call the Mother by any name

Call the Mother by any name

This month’s cover is Our Lady of Lourdes. You can call a rose flower by any name, it will give you sweet fragrance. This is the same case with Mother Mary.

Faith of heart is the heart of faith

Faith of heart is the heart of faith

Only a faith of heart can speak such words of connecting and relating, and in today’s world where hatred is spread scheming and screaming, every Christian in Ind

Access denied; the parable of the ten virgins

Access denied; the parable of the ten virgins

The Nuptial imagery was further heightened by the banquet imagery, symbolic of messianic banquet at the end times when the blessed would share a meal with the Mess

Hell is my neighbour

Hell is my neighbour

Matthew wants to send a clear message of warning to his community; shake off lethargy and shrug off the hopelessness that had set in. The Lord would come as He pro

Catholic faith: A call to open our eyes

Catholic faith: A call to open our eyes

Slavery was part and parcel of the early centuries, but the moment Catholic faith spread to different regions and cultures, the concept of freedom and liberation b

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