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Making it difficult for Jesus to walk into our town!

Making it difficult for Jesus to walk into our town!

Today’s Gospel has a leper at the heart of the miracle. The term leper and leprosy as we understand today could refer to several skin conditions which were all l

Hands Free

Hands Free

The village of Capernaum sits on the banks of lake Galilee and was established in the second century. Capernaum, which means village of Nahum (the prophet) is also

Simple Truths- If you’re too busy judging you can’t be loving

Simple Truths- If you’re too busy judging you can’t be loving

The problem ironically is not so much with them as much as it is in your head. Hate consumes you to such an extent that there is no time to even grant them an ounc

Go and let the priests examine you

Go and let the priests examine you

Jesus knew about the weakness of the people and their faithlessness to believe in him. So in order to convince the lepers that they were completely cured of their

Witnessing Charity through Christian unity

Witnessing Charity through Christian unity

Christian charity is an expression and a consequence of Christian unity. The disciples’ shared their life in Jesus, sent by the Father and accompanied by the Hol

India: The Mrs. Lot who looked back

India: The Mrs. Lot who looked back

“But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.” This is a telling example from the Bible to show what happens to people who look b

Irish nun receives a presidential award for her services in the Middle East

Irish nun receives a presidential award for her services in the Middle East

Irish missionary, Sr. Bridget Tighe – a native of Ballindoon in Co. Sligo - was presented recently with a Presidential Distinguished Service Award by the Preside

Simple truths – Why am I unhappy?

Simple truths – Why am I unhappy?

The simple truth is that life is never always a high and most certainly never always a low. Sadly we have come to believe that life must be a constant high and bec

Compassion not condemnation

Compassion not condemnation

If Lent is all about us turning to God, it almost seems like the readings in Advent is all about God bending backward to make us happy. This makes me feel awfully

Mainstream Human Rights in India Now!

Mainstream Human Rights in India Now!

As the world gets its act together for the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10 December, it is imperative for the people of

Take courage, your deliverance is at hand

Take courage, your deliverance is at hand

For more than twenty odd years I saw the stress that loomed large on my parents face. A family dispute which dragged on in the courts of Mumbai had left more than

Human Rights and Jesus’ Vision

Human Rights and Jesus’ Vision

With the power of Holy Spirit, Jesus the son of God lived his earthly phase of life in order to redeem the society from spiritual poverty which deprived people fro

INRI: ‘Christ before Pilate’

INRI: ‘Christ before Pilate’

The indefinable Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606 – 1669) has made his mark in history more through his etchings than his paintings. His scratches and scribbles; his biza

Thanks giving must become India’s cultural ethos

Thanks giving must become India’s cultural ethos

Let us listen to President John F. Kennedy, the only Catholic President of USA who wrote in November 1962: “It is fitting that we give our thanks for the safety

Pretence V/S Piety: ‘The Widows Mite’

Pretence V/S Piety: ‘The Widows Mite’

‘The Widow’s Mite’ forms a part of the representations in the ‘Life of Christ.’ It elucidates Christ confrontation with the Jewish authorities, particula

Deepawali: Jesus is the Lamp of lamps

Deepawali: Jesus is the Lamp of lamps

Jesus refers to himself as the light of the world and right from his birth we can find a tremendous association with light.

Living language of Love: Only way to Peace

Living language of Love: Only way to Peace

November is a month of saints and all the Catholic saints spoke the language of love and the greatest advocate of peace Francis of Assisi sang from his soul –

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

In dying every man arrives at the moment of truth. Now it is no longer possible to repress or conceal anything; nothing more can be changed. God sees us as we are.

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