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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

Blood on the dance floor

Blood on the dance floor

The dance ended in death and Herod would be forever known as Herod the spineless. Backbones, it seemed, were in short supply in Palestine, for a few years later Pi

Ritualism without reality

Ritualism without reality

One can look at the seven woes of Jesus as a fantastic piece of satire on religious establishments and hopefully unlike the Pharisees I do hope we have the grace t

Knock out

Knock out

The Gospel text of today covers the first three woes. Consider them to be three good powerful straight punches thrown in a classic “one-two” combination.

The cynical Apostle

The cynical Apostle

Bartholomew believed because Jesus revealed his past to him. We don’t need to only believe because Jesus or any one may reveal our past. We believe because we kn

Where to find the clergy?

Where to find the clergy?

The crisis in vocation today.

Kerala floods and faith-interpretation: A dangerous course

Kerala floods and faith-interpretation: A dangerous course

Once the scientific cause of the disaster is buried under a faith-cause, the approach to the disaster management will be negatively affected.

Buying heaven!

Buying heaven!

Salvation is not obtained by performing a unique or special deed, nor is it a ‘claim’ made by virtue of religious appropriation. Salvation is a free gift! Here

Rich, young and nameless

Rich, young and nameless

The rich young man loved the Lord but it seems he loved his riches even more. While he took pride in keeping the commandments, he had inadvertently broken the firs

Vocation to another tongue

Vocation to another tongue

Preaching Jesus through a cultural idiom.

Forgiven of 150 years hard labour

Forgiven of 150 years hard labour

The question to be asked is this; are we taking advantage of Jesus? Are we permitting sin to accumulate to a ridiculous amount where no matter what we do, reparati

Faith and Independence

Faith and Independence

Where does faith come into the canvas of freedom? Why do we undermine our own freedom? Why do we fail to exercise our freedom to the fullest extent and to be best

TOTUS TUUS: ‘The Assumption of the Virgin’ by Titian (1516 – 1518)

TOTUS TUUS: ‘The Assumption of the Virgin’ by Titian (1516 – 1518)

As the Virgin is lifted into eternity, an angel and a cherub submerged in an incalculable depth of glory, bring forth a wreath and tiara to crown the Queen of Heav

The Assumption of 'Faith'

The Assumption of 'Faith'

If we look at the amazing journey from the Day of Visitation, to the day of Assumption, Mother Mary had only one thing in her heart and mind—Faith reinforced in

A day to remember God's call

A day to remember God's call

An acute shortage of vocations is experienced in the Catholic Church. Vocations are drastically decreasing in India too. Concerned about this crisis, Pope Francis

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Edith Stein

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