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Creation was very good indeed!

Creation was very good indeed!

We, and all of nature exist because of God’s explicit desire for us. How wonderful to know that “God saw all that He had created and found that it was VERY GOO

The Visual Sermon

The Visual Sermon

How a Jesuit priest is transforming the way we see the Holy Mass.

The cat among the pigeons

The cat among the pigeons

A riot breaks out and Paul’s life is only spared by the arrival of the tribune and a Roman cohort. Paul is bound in chains and taken to barracks only to be follo

"Cor Orans": Instructions on Contemplative Life of Women

"Cor Orans" — Instructions on the "Contemplative Life of Women" was presented by Archbishop José Rodriguez Carballo, Tuesday at the Holy See Press office.

This Month in History

This 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

Ascension: First ever mass communication day

Ascension: First ever mass communication day

Ascension was the last occasion Jesus spoke to all the eleven disciples about giving his life and message to the entire creation and the Holy Spirit Jesus promised

The march of the unqualified

The march of the unqualified

God qualifies the unqualified and the Bible is filled with many such candidates. For the many that are afraid of taking responsibility in Church ministry with the

In Love with the Holy Bible

In Love with the Holy Bible

Bible is not like any other book in the world. It is unique because it is inspired by the Holy Spirit.

The winds of change

The winds of change

While we may not be happy with judgments that we believe ‘to be wrong’ or which clash with our set of beliefs, we must not become the cause of dissention and d

The Mother Beside Me

The Mother Beside Me

You shall rise to the blue sky of history
As cedar of courage for all in fear!
You shall burn on the road of history
As a lamp of freedom

Are we truly Christian in our attitude to those who labour?

Are we truly Christian in our attitude to those who labour?

The institution of the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, on the first day of May, by Pope Pius XII, is the recognition of ‘the dignity of human work as participati

Change of guard

Change of guard

It is good for us to also look back at ‘our personal salvation history’ and see how much God has done for us, and often had to “put up with us”! Yet we dem

Christ, Rite, and Universality

Christ, Rite, and Universality

This tension between the universal and the parochial has affected the Catholic Church in India too. The territorial expansion of the Syro-Malabar Rite outside Kera

No solo artist, this one

No solo artist, this one

We were told in chapter seven that barring the apostles who stayed in Jerusalem, the rest were scattered. This scattering must not be seen as an abandonment of the

God converts, not man

God converts, not man

When the Lord breaks into our world, He demands a radical change. A Christian who has experienced the Lord must now “get up”. Paul is asked to “get up” and

Why stand in the way?

Why stand in the way?

So the question is why stand in the way? There are so many who seek the Lord and we allow our prejudice to stand in the way. People are in need of Christ’s messa

Do not hold this sin against them

Do not hold this sin against them

It takes a lot of hate to throw a stone with the deliberate intent, to take another human life. The waters get even more murky when the murderers are not some half

‘Hate-rid’

‘Hate-rid’

God does not cause us to suffer, especially when the cause of suffering stems from another human, for He does not interfere like a puppet master in the scheme of t

Forty, less one

Forty, less one

From Deuteronomy 5:1-3, we know that Jewish councils were permitted to order a maximum of thirty nine lashes of the whip in order to maintain law and order, or if

Gaudete et Exsultate: A call to holiness

Gaudete et Exsultate: A call to holiness

“The Lord asks everything of us, and in return offers us true life, the happiness for which we were created.”

An angel in the bedroom

An angel in the bedroom

She is blessed because she heard God’s voice, fearful as she was at the annunciation and yet surrendered. She is blessed because she permits her role as mother t

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