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Families need to become libraries of saints

Families need to become libraries of saints

See, how a book of saints in a family affected millions of families in the world! Unbelievable, yes, but it was a book of saints in a Spanish family that created s

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

Sanctuary of life

Sanctuary of life

“Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.” (Psalm 128)

Are Family Values in jeopardy?

Are Family Values in jeopardy?

What should we do to strengthen family life in the midst of what is happening in the world? In the word of Pope Francis, ‘we need simplicity to pray as a family:

Feast of Thomas, the Apostle: Always seek the truth and acknowledge

Feast of Thomas, the Apostle: Always seek the truth and acknowledge

More than being doubtful, Thomas was seeking the truth. This is a lesson the church follows to this day when canonizing saints, declaring miracles as authentic. It

Family: Most beautiful plan of God

Family: Most beautiful plan of God

A family that lives in love makes God present in the home. What is love? Love is acceptance and welcoming of every member of the family as they are and not as we w

Thankful family is a cheerful one

Thankful family is a cheerful one

When you have gratitude, you don’t take it for granted what happened to you either from God or because of God through others. Suddenly, these happenings, these

Laity: Guardians of family and faith

Laity: Guardians of family and faith

After the Vatican Second, lay people and family became very prominent in the discourse of the Church and several encyclicals and pastoral letters came out highligh

A religion that is criticized grows faster and stronger

A religion that is criticized grows faster and stronger

The beauty of the Catholic Church is that it allows criticism from within and without, and not scared of even malicious ones and that is the secret of its growth a

Elders are blessings for the family

Elders are blessings for the family

Family members must realize that elderly people are the greatest blessings in their homes and they are repository of experience-based wisdom and this wisdom can wo

Consecration of family to Sacred Heart: An invitation to Love

Consecration of family to Sacred Heart: An invitation to Love

This devotion helps family to experience the love of Jesus and in turn it fosters mutual love among the family members, and for a family this devotion is indeed

Seven Essentials of Education parents need to know

Seven Essentials of Education parents need to know

When you look at education as Jesus the Word, the whole value system changes. June is an appropriate month for the schools to reopen because it is the month of the

Honour your father and mother

Honour your father and mother

When my first kid was born, I got a feeling of changed world and looking at her infant face gave me a new meaning in my life; it changed my perspective on me and l

A child grows up in India today

A child grows up in India today

Today, textbooks are filled with contents that will never help an Indian child to grow into Jesus' description of kingdom and even the sense of scientific history

Has ‘children’s mass’ become a colossal mistake?

Has ‘children’s mass’ become a colossal mistake?

Today for pastoral reasons we have ‘children’s mass’ and this is followed or preceded by catechism class also known as Sunday School. The children’s mass i

Marriage is a sacrament, not a labour contract

Marriage is a sacrament, not a labour contract

In India there is an urgent need to focus on marriage as a sacrament because of the awful treatment meted out to women and the chidings Indian leaders get from pro

Family life is a vocation

Family life is a vocation

Now it is time that we change the gear and think of family also as a vocation, just like the religious life, established by Jesus himself by being born into a fami

India must change its thinking on work and worker

India must change its thinking on work and worker

The cultural determinism of the caste does not allow an individual to choose the work he or she wants because everyone is born to a caste which can never be change

Are girls expendable and boys exalt-able?

Are girls expendable and boys exalt-able?

We are born into the mortuary of India
Where the tomes of ethics
Stand as mortuary guards
Blind to our tears
And deaf to our nowhere cry.

Kamala Grows

Kamala Grows

“You are no more a wolf”
And this churned Kamala’s inner being
And began she
To think like a human
And in her Book of Life
A new cha

Gabbatha

Gabbatha

When people’s cry rendered the air
Wife’s dream fell by the way
And to please the whitewashed sepulchers
The governor invited Golgotha to Gabbat

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