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Robert Bellarmine: Saintly voice of good government

Robert Bellarmine: Saintly voice of good government

Ensuring order is the first priority of any government because God by his very nature is order as we read in the first chapter of the Genesis where He brings order

Goodness as fig leaf: Devil in angel’s appearance

Goodness as fig leaf: Devil in angel’s appearance

Saint Paul has spoken so perspicaciously about such people in 2 Corinthians: 14: “Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.” And we need to ask why s

Eucharist: Abundance of life

Eucharist: Abundance of life

Teilhard the Catholic priest converted the whole Earth into an altar and there he offered ‘all the labours and sufferings of the world’ because he knew once th

A call within a call

A call within a call

For Luke, the call of the disciple to be sent out as apostles is an important moment in the life of Jesus. We know this because Luke precedes this narration with a

Birth of daughter changes history

Birth of daughter changes history

It is the birth of this daughter into a simple family of Joachim and Anne, that changed human history and the whole outlook on women. Mary was born into an entrenc

‘FAST- forward’

‘FAST- forward’

The setting of today’s Gospel is the home of Levi the tax collector (Luke 5:29). Having experienced a conversion to repentance Levi throws a banquet for Jesus in

Make way, make way, for a family mealtime

Make way, make way, for a family mealtime

If in your busy schedule you can make the time and effort to bring together your family for just a meal on a weekly basis, you are doing more than enough to create

Five ways to live through a disaster

Five ways to live through a disaster

To live through a natural disaster, we need to associate and cooperate with all the people who come forward to help us. We must understand that accepting help is n

Let justice roll on like a river

Let justice roll on like a river

Today millions are searing in the towering inferno of injustice everywhere and people who matter do not even lift a finger to bring justice and as a result, more a

Divorce; an attempt to shift the goal post

Divorce; an attempt to shift the goal post

Marriage is not some social obligation that we commit ourselves to. It requires discernment, for not everyone can live its challenges. Having said that, we must a

MARY: “HAND MADE” by God

MARY: “HAND MADE” by God

Today we celebrate the feast of the Mother of the Church; a woman who was truly the ‘hand maid ‘of the Lord; for He made her, fashioned in His heart and made w

Stop Tipping God!

Stop Tipping God!

So when a priest talks about money, that sets a lot of people riled up. “He should not be focusing on money”. Really? Is that the best defence we can put up to

Family as treasure of humanity

Family as treasure of humanity

If family cannot have the bread and breath, then the society and the Church will be in jeopardy, and that is why Pope has given this clarion call to economists an

Freedom struggle: When India became a family

Freedom struggle: When India became a family

Gandhiji’s approach to the Dalits gave out the message to the rest of Indian populace that all human beings are ultimately one and the same, and the differences

Prayer to St. John Vianney

Prayer to St. John Vianney

We recall with admiration, your detachment from the things of the world; your deep humility and acceptance of humiliations; your extraordinary spirit of mortificat

Family: A challenge to economists and politicians

Family: A challenge to economists and politicians

Families in most of the countries of Africa and Asia are in trouble because they are caught between bad economics and evil politics.

The blessed boy with five loaves

The blessed boy with five loaves

And abandoning his own bread to the Lord
He sat behind to listen to his word
To touch his bread and make it spread
With his leaven of love for the o

At 50, Humanae Vitae has a lot to tell the 21st century

At 50, Humanae Vitae has a lot to tell the 21st century

Humanae Vitae tells us that conjugal act must be based on true love and respect for each other as valuable gifts of God, to perfect themselves through a mutual gif

Christian families and socio-psychological ostracism

Christian families and socio-psychological ostracism

Those who live in Kerala may not experience it, but outside the state, especially in North India, Christian families do experience this ostracism in different ways

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

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