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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

Edith Stein

Edith Stein

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Science of the Cross

Priests — Burn with the love of Jesus

Priests — Burn with the love of Jesus

A priest cannot preach Christ and give him to others, if the Lord is not already dwelling vibrantly in his heart. Saints and martyrs in history of the Church are g

A Walk on The Sea - Reflections of St. Peter

A Walk on The Sea - Reflections of St. Peter

I fear the dark, the sea, the rain; I have not even spoke to a man of name,
How will I speak to crowds insane, who throng for wisdom, for fame,
I am cove

Jerome D’Souza: The man who helped shape India’s freedom book

Jerome D’Souza: The man who helped shape India’s freedom book

What made Jerome D'Souza a unique Catholic priest in the history of independent India was his dynamic presence in the Constituent Assembly that met for the first t

‘Ars’ NOT ‘ours’ – Memorial St John Marie Vianney

‘Ars’ NOT ‘ours’ – Memorial St John Marie Vianney

Vianney Sunday is not about the kind words and gestures as much as it is a reminder to the clergy what we willingly enrolled for.

Familiarity breeds contempt

Familiarity breeds contempt

Interestingly Jesus is rejected not because He has said anything blasphemous but simply because they were unable to accept the notions of Him that they had in thei

Infuse our children to God’s call

Infuse our children to God’s call

While we would unhesitatingly encourage our children to be IT professionals, doctors and engineers, we unfairly never even bring up the word priest or nun. What ai

A kingdom made in heaven

A kingdom made in heaven

Jesus understood the attachments we have to our human treasures; frivolous as they may be in the larger picture of life. It is for this reason that He constantly a

The Jesuit who helped change the modern world

The Jesuit who helped change the modern world

Life confronts us with many choices which make us anxious, because we don’t know whether we’re doing the right thing or not. Ignatius’ book helps us to “di

From small beginnings come great endings

From small beginnings come great endings

While the parable of the mustard seed reminds us that even a tiny seed like the mustard can explode into the greatest of shrubs for all to see, the parable of the

Banning confession is infringement of religious freedom: Cardinal Gracias

Banning confession is infringement of religious freedom: Cardinal Gracias

This demand by the Commission betrays a total lack of understanding of the nature, meaning, sanctity and importance of this Sacrament for our people; and also an i

Unity, not uniformity

Unity, not uniformity

Following Christ may bring us unity, but not uniformity. That’s why spiritual comparison is a futile exercise. Each of us, before the Lord, knows the kind of soi

A kingdom full of surprises

A kingdom full of surprises

There was a reason why Jesus spoke in parables. Parables embodied simple elements of everyday life, it avoided the jargon of the learned and it got the message acr

My boys

My boys

Power can make us all go a bit crazy and Mrs Zebedee is not too far in the game. That’s not the kingdom that Jesus envisaged. His was a kingdom of servant leader

What’s happening in your heart is what’s happening in your prayer

What’s happening in your heart is what’s happening in your prayer

Just because we don’t see Jesus physically it does not mean he is not present spiritually. He has given us the Holy Spirit to be with us. Prayer is the gap that

THE MARTYRDOM OF ST. THOMAS, Apostle of India by Peter Paul Rubens

THE MARTYRDOM OF ST. THOMAS, Apostle of India by Peter Paul Rubens

In the Gospels, St. Thomas is often referred to as ‘Didymus’ or ‘the twin’. Well, rightly so! For the life of St. Thomas is often a twin to our search and

Cornfield controversies

Cornfield controversies

To the modern mind, perhaps the act of plucking corn without the owner’s permission seems like the bigger crime. So we need to explain this one.

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