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Faith must relate to the truth of life to realize the Sacred Heart

Faith must relate to the truth of life to realize the Sacred Heart

Our faith must relate to the truth of life, and then only the Sacred Heart, the most powerful symbol of the agape-love and mercy, will be fully and meaningfully re

'The Miracles of St. Anthony of Padua' by Titian (1510)

'The Miracles of St. Anthony of Padua' by Titian (1510)

Often regarded as a miracle worker (a patron saint of lost people and things), Saint Anthony in today’s painting is presented primarily as a ‘Saint of the Peop

Nano Nagle remembered on 300th anniversary of her birth

Nano Nagle remembered on 300th anniversary of her birth

Nano Nagle was born into a wealthy Catholic family during the penal laws in Ireland. She was sent to Paris to be educated. As a young woman, disturbed by the suffe

He gives and forgives and we get and forget

He gives and forgives and we get and forget

He is all over but we do not notice him for lack of faith as Mary must have seen him in everybody and everywhere because she was a woman of great faith.

Father’s Day is typically a Christian vision

Father’s Day is typically a Christian vision

With the teaching of ‘Our Father’, the most recited prayer in the world, the term Father became synonymous with Jesus himself because he is in the Father and t

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

“Giving the best of yourself”: A Christian perspective on sport and the human person

“Giving the best of yourself”: A Christian perspective on sport and the human person

As Pope Francis put it, “The bond between the Church and the world of sports is a beautiful reality that has strengthened over time, for the Ecclesial Community

Revisiting the commandments, stepping away from traditions!

Revisiting the commandments, stepping away from traditions!

Jesus takes on the Jewish leaders understanding of the law which they have filled with human tradition. In Matthew 15: 1, He will confront the leaders when he says

“You are the salt of the earth.” (Mt 5:13)

“You are the salt of the earth.” (Mt 5:13)

Today’s gospel reminds us that we are called to be ‘salt,’ to be that softening agent in the world, flavoring the world with values of sensitivity, gratuitou

The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise’ by Benjamin West (1791)

The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise’ by Benjamin West (1791)

Unlike popular culture, West in his painting depicts not the Garden of Paradise teeming with natural beauty and peaceful glory but rather draws us to the very hear

The Commandment of Love

The Commandment of Love

The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a reminder that our human feelings, desires and inclinations - our hearts - must be inclined to God’s providential love

A’scribe’-ing to Jesus

A’scribe’-ing to Jesus

The scribe in our pericope seems to be one with a mind of his own. He has been hovering in the temple, listening to the Jesus haters who came in attack formation,

Entrapment 4.0

Entrapment 4.0

Any question on the resurrection would have the ears of the Pharisee puckered up, to say nothing of the consequences of the hold Jesus had on the people, should he

The Indian Cathedral that prays for government and nation

The Indian Cathedral that prays for government and nation

Sacred Heart Cathedral, one of the 100 icons of Delhi, has the most interesting history to know.

'The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament' by Raphael (1509 – 1510) PART 1

'The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament' by Raphael (1509 – 1510) PART 1

A painted manifestation of the theological truth, the painting dwells on the basic tenet of Christian faith: the Transubstantiation. This doctrine professes that w

Heart we hurt through our iniquities still loves us

Heart we hurt through our iniquities still loves us

In this surge of communication, we often find ourselves in a dilemma trying to sift fact from fiction or truth from untruth, our faith and morals shaken and even

Prayer is not a ‘sometimes’ – Retreat talk to the SVD seminarians in Pune (Part 1)

Prayer is not a ‘sometimes’ – Retreat talk to the SVD seminarians in Pune (Part 1)

There is no such thing as unanswered prayer, for God always hears our prayer. He may choose not to grant it in the way we so desired it but that does not mean he h

Two steps forward, one step back

Two steps forward, one step back

Like the disciples we too take two steps forward and then one step back in our spiritual life. The cares of the world, if not the lure of power seem to be the ston

What’s in it for me?

What’s in it for me?

Peter cries out that he and the other disciples have given up everything to follow Jesus — their families and their livelihood, so what was their reward? At the

Making the impossible, possible

Making the impossible, possible

For Jesus, the commandments had a vertical and horizontal dimension of love. It was not so much in the doing rather than in the being, that salvation could be obta

Leave, Weave, Cleave

Leave, Weave, Cleave

Jesus declares that marriage was God’s plan for humankind from the beginning; marriage is God’s idea and His institution so it’s incorrect for man to add his

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