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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

Magnificat:  A song of optimism

Magnificat: A song of optimism

Optimism is a vital emotion in the Magnificat. Mary bursts out in vibrant confidence of the holiness of God’s name, whose mercy and strength are outpoured on the

Do not be silent

Do not be silent

“Do not be afraid for I am with you,” these words continue to fill the hearts of many to speak for faith and justice and not to be silent.

Sense of belonging: Indians a nowhere people

Sense of belonging: Indians a nowhere people

The effects of this absence of the sense of belonging on Indians are indeed devastating. It is the considered opinion of the psychologists that if you don’t have

Africa: Be the seed of unity and sign of hope

Africa: Be the seed of unity and sign of hope

An ever growing population of Catholics in the continent that may reach 230 million by 2025 is indeed a sign of hope.

Shed the feeling that we are beyond redemption

Shed the feeling that we are beyond redemption

Father Cecilio Perez Cruz had reportedly refused to pay ‘protection fees’ to a well-known criminal gang. The Government has announced new measures to fight cri

Being chosen as the apostle of Jesus

Being chosen as the apostle of Jesus

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it in abundance. John 10:10

How do you portray your duties to God?

How do you portray your duties to God?

The three readings portray the duties of the people of God. We are personified as sheep and if we belong to the herd, then Jesus’ words are true: “The sheep th

Father Damien lives the Eucharist with the lepers

Father Damien lives the Eucharist with the lepers

Eating and drinking the Body and Blood of Christ does not make us cannibals. It, rather, is a partaking in the mystical union with Christ. In this sharing, He beco

Working for enduring food

Working for enduring food

In today’s context, Jesus may challenge us not to strive for worldly pleasure, comfort and happiness which eventually leave us empty; but to seek for peace, joy,

Trinitarian God who leads from darkness to light

Trinitarian God who leads from darkness to light

Today’s Gospel passage highlights the Trinitarian God who through Jesus leads us from darkness to light, from falsehood to truth and from death to eternal life.

The First Communion in Sri Lanka

The First Communion in Sri Lanka

And little ones as you lie in white
With closed eyes
And folded palms holding rosary
Remember your closed eyes are the most open
In

Resurrection as a spiritual experience

Resurrection as a spiritual experience

The Resurrection of Jesus is a spiritual experience. One has to be well disposed in order to experience the power of the risen Lord. The women went to the tomb to

Pope's April prayer intention: For medical personnel in conflict zones

Pope's April prayer intention: For medical personnel in conflict zones

Pope Francis has released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for April, which this month is for doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in conf

Are you ready to share the burden on the Cross?

Are you ready to share the burden on the Cross?

Blood of Christ denotes sacrifice. In Matthew 5:48 Jesus says: “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Jesus asks you to be mature in your

“Abouna Frans Will Never Die!”

“Abouna Frans Will Never Die!”

Fr. Frans’ at his First Mass homily on 30 May 1971, had said, “only when my hands are empty that I can really receive the other!”. Prophetic words indeed fr

Being a child of God

Being a child of God

In the New Testament it is used for Jesus. He was declared to be the beloved son of God at his baptism and Transfiguration. Every Christian is called to be the ch

Shun selfishness now

Shun selfishness now

God is ready to accept any repentant at any point of his/her life: The prodigal son came to his senses, returned to his father who received him with an embrace of

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