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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

A Cannonball that canonized a soldier

A Cannonball that canonized a soldier

And the lamed soldier marched forward
Through centuries and continents
Canonized as Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

The Ascension Sunday and the World Communications Day:  Call to Missionary Action

The Ascension Sunday and the World Communications Day: Call to Missionary Action

For us Disciples of Christ, communication is not mere words. It entails a living experience, giving oneself in love, and is accompanied by “looks, testimonies, e

Ascension: Mystery, Marvel, Miracle, and Mysticism

Ascension: Mystery, Marvel, Miracle, and Mysticism

Don’t miss the fact that Jesus’ ascension was a bodily ascension. This matters! It means that in the Incarnation Jesus took on and identified with the human bo

Ascension: Command to communicate a culture of liberation

Ascension: Command to communicate a culture of liberation

The missionary mandate and the confidence in the Lord’s assurance made His disciples to travel to the length and breadth of the world, not worrying about what is

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