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The Fire within us

The Fire within us

Just like water, fire has the power to destroy the world. May be this is one of the reasons why fire is a symbol of divine. Because of the destructive capacity fir

Michelangelo in Pieta

Michelangelo in Pieta

The master in pensive face
Caressed the marble with a deep sigh
And the hammer began its dialogue
With the chisel in his young hand.

Archbishop Oscar Romero (15 August 1917  -  24 March 1980)

Archbishop Oscar Romero (15 August 1917 - 24 March 1980)

“If God accepts the sacrifice of my life,
May My Death be
For the Freedom of My People.”

Picturing the Passion: ‘Christ Carrying the Cross’ by El Greco (1577 – 1587)
Hunger is debilitating

Hunger is debilitating

I present before you the challenging words of late Father Pedro Arrupe, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus: “If there is hunger anywhere in the world,

A Pope comes from Argentina

A Pope comes from Argentina

On the footprints of Peter
He will mingle his own To walk a way
Filled with stones and thorns

Have I lost my reward?

Have I lost my reward?

When Christ chastised Satan, He used strong words when He said, “man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from God.” By saying that, Chris

Entry right

Entry right

Condemned woman and condemning men
Waited with baited breath
This man’s silence to break,
History to make
And at last it did!

Katharine Drexel: The virgin with the lamp of knowledge

Katharine Drexel: The virgin with the lamp of knowledge

She proved through her life that the Eucharist is a never-ending sacrifice to be translated into one’s own life which she did for the education of the marginaliz

Catholic students, beware of fulminations against English!

Catholic students, beware of fulminations against English!

Catholic students and educational institutions across India must make a conscious and concerted effort to learn English and teach English, because it is the most d

Striving to be the rule: Ethics for wedding guests

Striving to be the rule: Ethics for wedding guests

One must admit that a certain culture of disrespect has crept in at wedding celebrations. This culture of disrespect has now become a cycle of acceptable behaviour

Papacy: The wonder continues

Papacy: The wonder continues

Though the forces of hell have been subjecting papacy to nefarious calculations starting from the first Pope Saint Peter who was crucified head down in Rome, in t

Fatima is a warning for us today

Fatima is a warning for us today

“The Virgin Mary and God himself are infinitely sad. It is up to us to console them.” These words are from the heart of a child as he experienced in his vision

The unusual story of Edgardo Mortara

The unusual story of Edgardo Mortara

The abduction of Edgardo Mortara left the world in outrage. Protests erupted against the decision of Pio Nono, and petitions were signed by the intellectuals and r

Sacred Heart of Jesus: Message for today

Sacred Heart of Jesus: Message for today

The need to have this in today’s inhuman world is self-evident. We cannot wish it away saying cruelty is done for an ideology but we need to accept the fact that

Burrowing out of the rabbit hole

Burrowing out of the rabbit hole

Things which once seemed pleasurable dons a cloak of despair and the mere existence of oneself seems an ever laborious affair.

Catholicism and sense of time

Catholicism and sense of time

Christians are a forward looking people because that is their eschatology – looking forward. We cannot be a backward looking people because our God has strictly

Mardi Gras: A gala of extravagance

Mardi Gras: A gala of extravagance

Mardi Gras known also as Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, is inevitably a blend of music, dance, parades, floats, merrymaking and revelry. The colours of the Mardi G

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