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MARY: “HAND MADE” by God

MARY: “HAND MADE” by God

Today we celebrate the feast of the Mother of the Church; a woman who was truly the ‘hand maid ‘of the Lord; for He made her, fashioned in His heart and made w

Stop Tipping God!

Stop Tipping God!

So when a priest talks about money, that sets a lot of people riled up. “He should not be focusing on money”. Really? Is that the best defence we can put up to

Family as treasure of humanity

Family as treasure of humanity

If family cannot have the bread and breath, then the society and the Church will be in jeopardy, and that is why Pope has given this clarion call to economists an

Freedom struggle: When India became a family

Freedom struggle: When India became a family

Gandhiji’s approach to the Dalits gave out the message to the rest of Indian populace that all human beings are ultimately one and the same, and the differences

Prayer to St. John Vianney

Prayer to St. John Vianney

We recall with admiration, your detachment from the things of the world; your deep humility and acceptance of humiliations; your extraordinary spirit of mortificat

Family: A challenge to economists and politicians

Family: A challenge to economists and politicians

Families in most of the countries of Africa and Asia are in trouble because they are caught between bad economics and evil politics.

The blessed boy with five loaves

The blessed boy with five loaves

And abandoning his own bread to the Lord
He sat behind to listen to his word
To touch his bread and make it spread
With his leaven of love for the o

At 50, Humanae Vitae has a lot to tell the 21st century

At 50, Humanae Vitae has a lot to tell the 21st century

Humanae Vitae tells us that conjugal act must be based on true love and respect for each other as valuable gifts of God, to perfect themselves through a mutual gif

Christian families and socio-psychological ostracism

Christian families and socio-psychological ostracism

Those who live in Kerala may not experience it, but outside the state, especially in North India, Christian families do experience this ostracism in different ways

Families need to become libraries of saints

Families need to become libraries of saints

See, how a book of saints in a family affected millions of families in the world! Unbelievable, yes, but it was a book of saints in a Spanish family that created s

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

Sanctuary of life

Sanctuary of life

“Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.” (Psalm 128)

Are Family Values in jeopardy?

Are Family Values in jeopardy?

What should we do to strengthen family life in the midst of what is happening in the world? In the word of Pope Francis, ‘we need simplicity to pray as a family:

Feast of Thomas, the Apostle: Always seek the truth and acknowledge

Feast of Thomas, the Apostle: Always seek the truth and acknowledge

More than being doubtful, Thomas was seeking the truth. This is a lesson the church follows to this day when canonizing saints, declaring miracles as authentic. It

Family: Most beautiful plan of God

Family: Most beautiful plan of God

A family that lives in love makes God present in the home. What is love? Love is acceptance and welcoming of every member of the family as they are and not as we w

Thankful family is a cheerful one

Thankful family is a cheerful one

When you have gratitude, you don’t take it for granted what happened to you either from God or because of God through others. Suddenly, these happenings, these

Laity: Guardians of family and faith

Laity: Guardians of family and faith

After the Vatican Second, lay people and family became very prominent in the discourse of the Church and several encyclicals and pastoral letters came out highligh

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

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