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Mother Teresa -Saint of the Poorest of the Poor

Mother Teresa -Saint of the Poorest of the Poor

The turning point of Mother Teresa’s life came on September 10, 1946, when she was 36 years old and was travelling by train to Darjeeling. During this train jour

Mônti Fest: Feast of The Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary

Mônti Fest: Feast of The Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary

Today Mônti Fest is the most popular and important cultural and family feast among the Konknni Catholics of Karnataka.

Allegory in Jesus’ teachings: Parable of the unfruitful fig tree

Allegory in Jesus’ teachings: Parable of the unfruitful fig tree

Fig tree has so much significance and there are repeated mentions of it in the Bible, both in the Old Testament and the New Testament. It is first mentioned in th

Indigenous Day calls for reviving traditional values, says Arunachal Bishop

Indigenous Day calls for reviving traditional values, says Arunachal Bishop

“It is sad that many of our youth and children these days try to imitate K-Pop culture. Indigenous Day is a significant occasion to get back to our roots to pre

Thank you, dear Fr. Stan, you will live forever!

Thank you, dear Fr. Stan, you will live forever!

You were profoundly touched by the help you received from your fellow prisoners. You seemed to have an intuition of your impending death: you wanted to be given re

Church is for a holistic healing

Church is for a holistic healing

The painting is a montage of nurse, doctor, priest and nun with that typical red cross and stethoscope to reflect well the healing mission of the Church which is a

An Altar in Taloja

An Altar in Taloja

The bars could not bar the priest who dared to build an altar
Inside the darkness of Taloja with the bricks made of
The aspirations of an abandoned p

Freedom of Thought

Freedom of Thought

Church is not speaking about freedom merely in the vacuum but is in the context of human dignity as we can see in the Vatican Second where Dignitatis humanae (Of t

Eucharist: The spiritual food for deliverance from sins and damnation

Eucharist: The spiritual food for deliverance from sins and damnation

Nothing is impossible for God including the invisible conversion of the substance of the Eucharistic elements into the body and blood of Jesus, referred to as ‘T

Reaching out to rural India with healing hands

Reaching out to rural India with healing hands

It is indeed anguish for Catholic missionaries who are working day and night to reach the healing hands of Jesus to the rural folk to hear the unwanted accusations

Catholic Church: Embodiment of Ministry of Healing

Catholic Church: Embodiment of Ministry of Healing

The Catholic Church has been in the forefront of healthcare and has withstood the tests of time growing bold in its mission to heal the sick as a mandate of its le

Towards Indian Christian Day: July 3, 2021

Towards Indian Christian Day: July 3, 2021

Indian Christian Day this year will herald the launch of a Decade of Celebration: the ten years (2021-2030) would lead to honour the 2000th anniversary of the publ

Cremation of the Dead

Cremation of the Dead

Cremation is permitted now as a situational imperative, scattering of ashes or keeping the urns at home are forbidden and they must be buried in a church graveyard

Pillars of fire to lead through darkness

Pillars of fire to lead through darkness

The front cover depicts certain symbolic elements which are closely related to the three Catholic leaders the issue deals with – Pope Francis, Antonio Guteres, a

Three Catholics at the Helm of the World

Three Catholics at the Helm of the World

Three men, are in several ways, at the helm of the world today: Pope Francis, Antonio Guterres and Joseph Biden. Three men who are very different in many ways, fro

Light on a hilltop as ray of hope to lead

Light on a hilltop as ray of hope to lead

“You are the light of the World. A city set on hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to al

Magnificat: A song of optimism

Magnificat: A song of optimism

Optimism is a vital emotion in the Magnificat. Mary bursts out in vibrant confidence of the holiness of God’s name, whose mercy and strength are outpoured on the

Old coat and the new cloth: the twain shall not go together

Old coat and the new cloth: the twain shall not go together

Jesus' mention that no one will patch up an old coat with a piece of new cloth refers to the spiritual impropriety between the two Laws viz. the Mosaic Law and the

Workers and farmers communicate the significance of life

Workers and farmers communicate the significance of life

The heavens declare the glory of God… Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. -Psalm 19:1-2

A Pentecostal Catholic: one who walks the path of limitless love

A Pentecostal Catholic: one who walks the path of limitless love

A Pentecostal is usually described as a person who gives more importance to the Holy Spirit and its actions. A Catholic, on the other hand, is perceived as a pers

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