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Jesus for every home: Build an interior castle

Jesus for every home: Build an interior castle

Select an image of Jesus that you like most, it can be the Sacred Heart of Jesus, it can be the world wonder Christ the Redeemer of Brazil, or the Jesus whom Saint

Migrant families and parental church: Tensions and solutions

Migrant families and parental church: Tensions and solutions

The predominant concern of a migrant Catholic family is to provide economic security for its members and a Catholic education for the children along with their hea

A praying family is a healthy family

A praying family is a healthy family

In whatever family he has gone, the healing has always taken place. Take the healing of Peter’s mother –in-law, the moment Jesus steps in, her fever leaves her

Memorial of the Guardian Angels

Memorial of the Guardian Angels

The Catechism of the Catholic Church proclaims that “from infancy to death, human life is surrounded by the angels’ watchful care and intercession. Beside each

Meghraj: A new church for a new people

Meghraj: A new church for a new people

Holy Family Church in Meghraj, nestled by the green-carpeted Aravalli Range, the oldest fold mountain of India, is in an idyllic location where the population is m

Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and evangelist

Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and evangelist

Why could Matthew not be like Simon, Andrew, James or John? What was so wrong in honest living even if you smelled of fish the whole day? Matthew’s professional

Family is not for breaking but for being one

Family is not for breaking but for being one

All in a family must accept the fact that they are destined to be one in heart and mind irrespective of all other differences.

Robert Bellarmine: Saintly voice of good government

Robert Bellarmine: Saintly voice of good government

Ensuring order is the first priority of any government because God by his very nature is order as we read in the first chapter of the Genesis where He brings order

Goodness as fig leaf: Devil in angel’s appearance

Goodness as fig leaf: Devil in angel’s appearance

Saint Paul has spoken so perspicaciously about such people in 2 Corinthians: 14: “Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.” And we need to ask why s

Eucharist: Abundance of life

Eucharist: Abundance of life

Teilhard the Catholic priest converted the whole Earth into an altar and there he offered ‘all the labours and sufferings of the world’ because he knew once th

A call within a call

A call within a call

For Luke, the call of the disciple to be sent out as apostles is an important moment in the life of Jesus. We know this because Luke precedes this narration with a

Birth of daughter changes history

Birth of daughter changes history

It is the birth of this daughter into a simple family of Joachim and Anne, that changed human history and the whole outlook on women. Mary was born into an entrenc

‘FAST- forward’

‘FAST- forward’

The setting of today’s Gospel is the home of Levi the tax collector (Luke 5:29). Having experienced a conversion to repentance Levi throws a banquet for Jesus in

Make way, make way, for a family mealtime

Make way, make way, for a family mealtime

If in your busy schedule you can make the time and effort to bring together your family for just a meal on a weekly basis, you are doing more than enough to create

Five ways to live through a disaster

Five ways to live through a disaster

To live through a natural disaster, we need to associate and cooperate with all the people who come forward to help us. We must understand that accepting help is n

Let justice roll on like a river

Let justice roll on like a river

Today millions are searing in the towering inferno of injustice everywhere and people who matter do not even lift a finger to bring justice and as a result, more a

Divorce; an attempt to shift the goal post

Divorce; an attempt to shift the goal post

Marriage is not some social obligation that we commit ourselves to. It requires discernment, for not everyone can live its challenges. Having said that, we must a

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

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