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“Birthday Greetings, Dear Fr. Stan!”

“Birthday Greetings, Dear Fr. Stan!”

You have taught us the true meaning of ‘solidarity’ what it means to sincerely walk the talk; that to meaningfully empower the exploited and the excluded, one

First South Indian who wrote fifty books in Gandhiji’s language

First South Indian who wrote fifty books in Gandhiji’s language

It was a challenge for a Malayali to venture into another north Indian language to express his thoughts. Yet with that typical missionary zeal, Varghese Paul in hi

A Cross by the Ganges

A Cross by the Ganges

The men carrying the cross
Close to their hearts moved towards the river
And plunged into it to swim against the stream

Jesus the Bridegroom

Jesus the Bridegroom

St. Augustine of Hippo says: “Jesus went forth from his nuptial chamber...He came even to the marriage bed of the Cross, and there, ascending it, he fulfilled ma

Needed: Oscar Romero’s Prophetic Courage

Needed: Oscar Romero’s Prophetic Courage

Over the years Pope Francis has consistently highlighted the prophetic courage of Romero as “a father, a friend, and a brother and who should serve as a yardstic

Saint Oscar Romero

Saint Oscar Romero

Seminary classes in El Salvador preceded Óscar Arnulfo Romero’s studies at Rome’s Gregorian University and his ordination in 1942.

Catholic Church is for genuine world peace

Catholic Church is for genuine world peace

Peace means much more than not being at war. At the heart of the Christian message is the belief that the life and death of Jesus gives people peace with God and p

‘Laudato Si’ touches all dimensions of human existence

‘Laudato Si’ touches all dimensions of human existence

‘Laudato Si’ focuses on human rights violations and injustices. He does not mince words when he says “in the present condition of global society, where injus

Go To Joseph

Go To Joseph

When you see dark forces hovering over
To snatch away Jesus from you
Go to Joseph he will show you
The safest road to Egypt in your dreams

Let us Celebrate St. Joseph!

Let us Celebrate St. Joseph!

The foster-father of Jesus has always been referred to as a ‘just man’. Celebrating St Joseph today means we have to be visible and vocal in taking a stand aga

World Peace and the Church

World Peace and the Church

Real peace is not and cannot be a negative concept; cannot be ‘absence’ of something; genuine peace is a highly positive spiritual element.

Evil spirit and its obsession with human mind

Evil spirit and its obsession with human mind

The only recourse left to seek God’s grace for deliverance from the temptation of the evil spirit and to keep us safe, is to say the Lord’s Prayer, as Jesus as

The Catholic Church is NOT Apolitical

The Catholic Church is NOT Apolitical

Sadly, times have changed; today, being ‘apolitical’ and ‘diplomatic’ are apparently the buzzwords in the Church of India. Actually, they are sinful forms

Stop selling space for tombs in church cemeteries

Stop selling space for tombs in church cemeteries

A grave’s role is for a temporary period till the physical body buried in it takes time to decay and join the soil. What is spiritually needed for deliverance of

Pitaji Vasco do Rego: a relentless crusader of Konknni

Pitaji Vasco do Rego: a relentless crusader of Konknni

The greatest and most valuable contribution Vasco do Rego rendered to the Church in Goa was in the fields of Liturgy in Konknni and translation and editing work of

Destroy the Earth and the Poor are Oppressed

Destroy the Earth and the Poor are Oppressed

The intertwining of environmental issues and social justice is evident with climate change – an issue which disproportionately affects the marginalized who contr

Straight Talk: Decoding chhotebhai’s ‘THE JERUSALEM CODE’

Straight Talk: Decoding chhotebhai’s ‘THE JERUSALEM CODE’

The 356-page ‘tome’ weaves delicately into a host of sensitive issues like papal infallibility, clericalism, celibate clergy, women priests, divorce and remarr

Village church as an invitation to become a stronger faith community

Village church as an invitation to become a stronger faith community

Bishop George Pallipparampil SDB congratulated the community for staying strong in their faith for the last 25 years. He invited them to become a stronger church n

Paul the Apostle and his amazing Conversion

Paul the Apostle and his amazing Conversion

Saul (Paul) was not one of the twelve apostles whom Jesus had chosen before the starting of his ministry of preaching, teaching and healing. Paul did not know Jesu

Saint Joseph, The Carpenter of Nazareth

Saint Joseph, The Carpenter of Nazareth

Saint Joseph who occupies the place of the earthly father to Jesus and husband to Virgin Mary by the virtue of his having been chosen by God through the Holy

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