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Hair loss? God has the count

Hair loss? God has the count

With a bit of humour, Luke argues from the lesser to the greater. If God cares for the least expensive item on the menu and counts the hairs that fall from the hea

Feast of Saint Luke the evangelist – Patron of Doctors and the Arts

Feast of Saint Luke the evangelist – Patron of Doctors and the Arts

Luke came from the large metropolitan city of Antioch, a part of modern-day Turkey. By birth Luke was a Gentile. One of the reasons this is asserted is that in St

Frills or Faith?

Frills or Faith?

In the Gospel of today Jesus pronounces three woes against the Pharisees and the lawyers. These were members of the religious establishment who had become the de f

Outside In

Outside In

The confluence of such diverse thinking people with multiple religious backgrounds is bound to cause friction especially on matters such as ritual purity which wer

Remembering a Jesuit legal luminary among tribals

Remembering a Jesuit legal luminary among tribals

The 68-year old Jesuit priest was the man the poor could approach in case of any legal problems. And for the tribals, legal problems were in plenty, and they had n

Romero: A Saint for our Times

Romero: A Saint for our Times

One new Saint, who will truly be celebrated by several, particularly by the poor and oppressed, is Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. Even in his lifetime, se

October: The month in History

October: The 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

Pester or Persevere?

Pester or Persevere?

The Father of the Lord ’s Prayer to whom we ask for daily bread, is the Father to whom we shamelessly ask for all our needs (ask and it will be given) and we do

And we called God, Father!

And we called God, Father!

The prayer given by Jesus has come to be known as the Lord’s Prayer though it can also be called the disciples prayer considering that the disciples asked to be

The Martha in me

The Martha in me

The response of Jesus to Martha has sadly been seen by many as a rebuke. Look at it with newness and you will see it is rather as an invitation; “Martha, Martha

From Who to Which, the parable of five questions

From Who to Which, the parable of five questions

Jesus breaks out into a parable which has come to be known as the ‘parable of the good Samaritan’. The parable is set on a journey between Jerusalem to Jericho

Rossary, Way to Holiness

Rossary, Way to Holiness

The reason why we pray the Rosary is to long for peace in this millennium that has witnessed a lot of bloodshed. Rosary is a prayer of peace. By praying the Rosary

Horrors not Honours

Horrors not Honours

The Gospel passage of today stands smack in between the sending out of the seventy into mission and the return of the seventy from mission. It almost seems like an

Francis of Assisi: The Saint for our times

Francis of Assisi: The Saint for our times

We live in days when the call Francis heard from God ‘Rebuild my Church, which is in ruins’ has immeasurable relevance for us today.

My way or the Highway

My way or the Highway

Many have tried to understand these three proverbs literally and treated them as though they must be lived exactly as said by Jesus. To do that would be foolishnes

Gandhi’s Challenge to Christianity in India

Gandhi’s Challenge to Christianity in India

The leadership in Indian Christianity lies mostly with the clergy and the laity is quite cool about politics or political action.

The Link between Mission and Enviornment

The Link between Mission and Enviornment

October is notable for three significant dates: 1, 4, 7. On October 1st we celebrate the feast of Saint Therese of Lisieux, on 4th that of Saint Francis of Assisi

A heartfelt witness

A heartfelt witness

In asking the disciples who do people say he is Jesus wishes to elicit a response from those closest to him and to know what is in the mind of the Galileans. The r

Seek; don’t just see

Seek; don’t just see

In Luke 7:1-9:6 we saw how Jesus’ kingdom message is for men AND women and how it also shatters the boundaries of clean and unclean.

Jesus never meant faith to be blind

Jesus never meant faith to be blind

Jesus never meant faith to be blind even when he said that if you had faith as tiny as a mustard seed, you can even move mountain; and the faith he meant was fait

Hearing and Listening

Hearing and Listening

There is a difference between hearing and listening. Often people say, ‘I listened to the other’ when in reality they only heard the other. To listen is to not

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