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SCAPULARS: How many of them do you know?

SCAPULARS: How many of them do you know?

Scapular is a visible sign of the devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel and it is worn by millions of Catholics around the globe. They see it as an armour of protec

Hating: Stunting India’s growth

Hating: Stunting India’s growth

In a communal atmosphere mutual suspicion grows and this mutual suspicion affects economic progress adversely as it turns into state policies and corporate policie

Devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

“Receive, my beloved son, this habit of thy order…whosoever dies clothed in this shall never suffer eternal fire .... It shall be a sign of salvation, a protec

We are called to have the heart of Jesus

We are called to have the heart of Jesus

The heart of Jesus was moved with pity as he spoke these words while gazing on a crowd that was “troubled and abandoned.”

Call to a table of connection and belonging

Call to a table of connection and belonging

Jesus' calling of the tax collector Matthew consoled me after I was mailed a “Traffic Violation Document” that showed my car entering an intersection just as a

God’s gift to comity of nations

God’s gift to comity of nations

The summit of Denali became the flaming new Sinai
With freedom’s tongues of fire calling on all nations
To tell all Pharaohs everywhere “Let my pe

The 12 promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The 12 promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus dates back to the Eleventh Century. The heart of Jesus is adored as a symbol of his threefold love: human, spiritual and

Parents and teachers: What do you fill them with?

Parents and teachers: What do you fill them with?

Indian parents caught up in the vertex of religious and cultural revivalism fill their children with awful ideas and values which do not have any place in 21st cen

Good Faith: John the Baptist shows the way

Good Faith: John the Baptist shows the way

Repentance is the most essential quality of any good faith and a religion that does not insist on repentance is the opposite of religion. That is why John insisted

Centenarian Father Pariza dies: Ordinary people’s extraordinary missionary

Centenarian Father Pariza dies: Ordinary people’s extraordinary missionary

Meeting Jesuit priest Lopez De Pariza was just a chance. And I felt blessed like never before. As I climbed the third floor of the Jesuit Residence, Pariza’s roo

When the movie Shazam taught me a thing or two about Christian Life!

When the movie Shazam taught me a thing or two about Christian Life!

Well, as anyone can guess, use your power for good and you are a hero. Use your power for bad and you are a villain. Now we all would prefer to see power as author

Forgiveness creates a world without enemies

Forgiveness creates a world without enemies

Love with humility will work wonders and that is the way to become children of God.

Light of Padua

Light of Padua

The wonder worker of Padua grew
From the soil of charity
Who never demanded and never denied
And his actions speak the gospel of charity.

More than Grace - God Himself

More than Grace - God Himself

The Eucharist consists of bread and wine which are transformed into Jesus during Mass. But why did Jesus choose bread and wine? Part of the answer comes from study

Jesus calls us differently

Jesus calls us differently

True Discipleship is properly exercised only in a humble acceptance of whatever destiny the Lord has reserved for each disciple who loves Him.

Priesthood: Vocation to solidarity with the most poor

Priesthood: Vocation to solidarity with the most poor

The priests need to understand that they are not only in the line of Melchizedek but they are also equally in line with the Poor man of Assisi whose name Pope Fran

Wake up call: Be a communicating Church

Wake up call: Be a communicating Church

Communications in the Church in India today has primarily to be contextual; it cannot be divorced or isolated from the realities that have a stranglehold on the co

Ascension: The under-rated mystery of the final hour of human history

Ascension: The under-rated mystery of the final hour of human history

Any claim that Christianity devalues the human body is misguided. Pope Benedict XVI, in a homily in 2005, stated: “Christ’s Ascension means … that He belongs

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