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A religion that is criticized grows faster and stronger

A religion that is criticized grows faster and stronger

The beauty of the Catholic Church is that it allows criticism from within and without, and not scared of even malicious ones and that is the secret of its growth a

Elders are blessings for the family

Elders are blessings for the family

Family members must realize that elderly people are the greatest blessings in their homes and they are repository of experience-based wisdom and this wisdom can wo

Consecration of family to Sacred Heart: An invitation to Love

Consecration of family to Sacred Heart: An invitation to Love

This devotion helps family to experience the love of Jesus and in turn it fosters mutual love among the family members, and for a family this devotion is indeed

Seven Essentials of Education parents need to know

Seven Essentials of Education parents need to know

When you look at education as Jesus the Word, the whole value system changes. June is an appropriate month for the schools to reopen because it is the month of the

Honour your father and mother

Honour your father and mother

When my first kid was born, I got a feeling of changed world and looking at her infant face gave me a new meaning in my life; it changed my perspective on me and l

A child grows up in India today

A child grows up in India today

Today, textbooks are filled with contents that will never help an Indian child to grow into Jesus' description of kingdom and even the sense of scientific history

Has ‘children’s mass’ become a colossal mistake?

Has ‘children’s mass’ become a colossal mistake?

Today for pastoral reasons we have ‘children’s mass’ and this is followed or preceded by catechism class also known as Sunday School. The children’s mass i

Marriage is a sacrament, not a labour contract

Marriage is a sacrament, not a labour contract

In India there is an urgent need to focus on marriage as a sacrament because of the awful treatment meted out to women and the chidings Indian leaders get from pro

Family life is a vocation

Family life is a vocation

Now it is time that we change the gear and think of family also as a vocation, just like the religious life, established by Jesus himself by being born into a fami

India must change its thinking on work and worker

India must change its thinking on work and worker

The cultural determinism of the caste does not allow an individual to choose the work he or she wants because everyone is born to a caste which can never be change

Are girls expendable and boys exalt-able?

Are girls expendable and boys exalt-able?

We are born into the mortuary of India
Where the tomes of ethics
Stand as mortuary guards
Blind to our tears
And deaf to our nowhere cry.

Kamala Grows

Kamala Grows

“You are no more a wolf”
And this churned Kamala’s inner being
And began she
To think like a human
And in her Book of Life
A new cha

Gabbatha

Gabbatha

When people’s cry rendered the air
Wife’s dream fell by the way
And to please the whitewashed sepulchers
The governor invited Golgotha to Gabbat

Pesaha: Family unites around an unleavened bread

Pesaha: Family unites around an unleavened bread

When all the family members gather around the table, head of the family says prayer and breaks the bread and gives to each one starting with the eldest. They all r

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the victory of the palm
That touched and healed
The untouchable.

Saint Joseph: Caring for God’s own family

Saint Joseph: Caring for God’s own family

“Don’t be scared to receive her in your heart
For she carries the Light that will change hearts.
Darkness will run away from millions of hearts

The

The "special treasures" among us

Parents must be masters in acknowledging their shortcomings, their 'special needs' as well as their passions, regardless of how varied they might be, and that’s

Catholic family is a domestic church

Catholic family is a domestic church

Through this mutual gift of love, a Catholic family has to become an apostle to preach Christ and build the Church. When other families look at such a family, they

The Fasting and Feasting of Lent

The Fasting and Feasting of Lent

The traditional practices of Lenten observance have been prayer, fasting and abstinence. In the past these were rigorously followed to the point of being scrupulou

The Bible can invigorate Catholic families

The Bible can invigorate Catholic families

When the wisdom of the Bible sinks into the soul of the reader, he or she changes automatically. When you read the Bible, you will understand that this compendium

Pope Francis envisages a joyfully loving family

Pope Francis envisages a joyfully loving family

“The family is the foundation of co-existence and a remedy against social fragmentation. Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother

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