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Tricolour and “Jana Gana Mana”: A people’s manifesto
Joachim Alva: This Catholic from Mangalore writes freedom in bold

Joachim Alva: This Catholic from Mangalore writes freedom in bold

As an intellectual, Joachim was convinced that the freedom movement would be vibrant and dynamic only when it was given an intellectual push and so along with wife

A Christian family marches with the beats of freedom

A Christian family marches with the beats of freedom

When the greatest soul of India decided on a course of 240 miles to the coastal village of Dandi, to break the salt-law and herald freedom for a ‘nation, long su

When a Catholic gave India the slogan: “Freedom is my birthright”

When a Catholic gave India the slogan: “Freedom is my birthright”

Baptista, Tilak and Annie Bessant together, founded the Indian Home Rule Movement in 1916, and thus the adaptation of a typical Catholic idea became the forerunner

HERE WE LEAVE OUR HEART: ‘The Golden Lily’

HERE WE LEAVE OUR HEART: ‘The Golden Lily’

Elegant as a blossomed lily, the chalice is delicately decorated with efflorescent petals. The cup is supported by graceful sheaves of wheat. The stalks of grain a

Christianity and India in the eyes of Tagore

Christianity and India in the eyes of Tagore

Tagore reminds India of its major flaw – a partial love of man. Are we not showing more concern to animals, rituals and customs than human beings?

THE KISS OF BLISS: ‘The meeting at the Golden Gate’

THE KISS OF BLISS: ‘The meeting at the Golden Gate’

Thus the meeting of the parents at the Golden gate ushers in the golden era of Divine Providence – of God made man. As St. Anne and St. Joaquim embrace, they imm

The Armour

The Armour

I had set sail to reach the golden land,
But I had succumbed to evil's lightning wand,
My sails were all torn, tattered,
As the sea of my sins had m

Alphonsa of Bharananganam

Alphonsa of Bharananganam

Pain you turned into the grain of wheat
To fall to the earth and rise as many

Last Supper in Normandy

Last Supper in Normandy

When sword was raised
Louis exalted the Cross above
That Helena discovered
Demolishing the Temple of Venus

Sleep well, live well

Sleep well, live well

Those who sleep well, they keep well. Look at Pope Francis and with so many problems roaring from his brain. He still keeps his serenity and good health because of

Radicalization and religious extremism in Ethiopia: A threat to development

Radicalization and religious extremism in Ethiopia: A threat to development

Fr. Devine said that religious ideological extremism is concerned with eradicating alternative modes of existence and perception in society through terrorism addin

QUATREFOIL: The Inspiration of St. Matthew by Caravaggio (1602)

QUATREFOIL: The Inspiration of St. Matthew by Caravaggio (1602)

True to Caravaggio’s style, the painting is devoid of detail. No landscape, no architecture, no bystanders. Caravaggio strips out the non-essentials to draw us t

Clergy in crucible: Turn searchlight inward

Clergy in crucible: Turn searchlight inward

Somewhere some priests and religious have forgotten about their personal integrity and they have forgotten that they are at the service of their brothers and siste

From the heart it has come, to the heart it shall go…

From the heart it has come, to the heart it shall go…

“You often say, ‘I would give, but only to the deserving.’ The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture. They give that they may live

Asifa

Asifa

Carrying a thousand scriptures
That hid their thousand depredations.
When you cried little Asifa, nobody heard
Your predators had turned deafened br

Development: A Christian perspective

Development: A Christian perspective

Any development without human development would remain mere skeletal system of dinosaur, sans flesh and life, as a museum piece to show what a sizeable development

Not in MY name – A critique of Catholic socio-religious customs

Not in MY name – A critique of Catholic socio-religious customs

In the Catholic social circuit, sacraments call for a celebration; be it Baptism, Eucharist (Fist Holy Communion), Confirmation, Marriage or Holy Orders. Ironicall

Discussing Nano Nagle in the Context of Today’s World

Discussing Nano Nagle in the Context of Today’s World

A pioneer in education in Ireland, Nano was declared venerable in the Catholic Church on 31 October 2013 by Pope Francis. Her life and her inspirational work have

Why do we bring money into devotion?

Why do we bring money into devotion?

Pope Gregory the Great must revisit the Catholic Church from seventh century, to cleanse the Augean stables. He removed corrupt priests from office, strictly forba

Thomas More: A saint for politicians

Thomas More: A saint for politicians

More has another wise dictum for politicians: “He travels best that knows when to return.” When we vote for a particular politician, he or she must know that o

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