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Come be my Love

Come be my Love

A common picture that pops up in people’s mind when they hear the word ‘Evangelization’ is usually that of a person holding up the Bible high and proclaiming at the top of his voice the ‘Good News of our salvation’ - somewhat equivalent to what Jonah was called to do ...
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He makes beauty out of ashes

He makes beauty out of ashes

Though interested in art from a young age, I was never serious about it. I used to draw whenever I got time or felt like doing it. I love colors and nature. At some point of time, I started creating faith related paintings and drawings and I felt at peace ...
Extraordinary Month of Mission

Extraordinary Month of Mission

100 years ago, on 30th November 1919, Pope Benedict XV issued the Encyclical, Maximum Illud, calling on Catholics to bring the Good News to people all over the world – mission ‘Ad Gentes’ (to the peoples). To commemorate the centenary of this momentous Encyclical, Pope Francis has declared October 2019 ...

Jesus Youth | the growth of the movement

JESUS YOUTH:Being normal, ordinary and simple – with a difference

JESUS YOUTH:Being normal, ordinary and simple – with a difference

In our early days of the Renewal, often during leadership formation programs there would be a session called ‘the Normal ...
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Mission Talk | Experience of Mission

MISSION TALK-Haiti

MISSION TALK-Haiti

Inspiration On Jan 12, 2010 Haiti was devastated by an earthquake. The estimated death toll was nearly 300,000. Around 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings were destroyed or severely damaged, and almost 4 million people in total were affected by the earthquake. As a response to the widespread devastation in ...
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MISSION TALK -JOE MAMPALLI

MISSION TALK -JOE MAMPALLI

Joe Mampalli, Jeslin and their eight children went for a one month mission trip and share their experience. For long, Joe Mampalli has been dreaming about going for a mission experience as a family. But the mission journey kept getting delayed. However, the dream of a mission trip was in their ...
MISSION TALK :JOM GEORGE

MISSION TALK :JOM GEORGE

It is quite natural to be ‘reluctant’ at times to respond to our call. But what happens when we blindly say ‘YES’ to the lord? The answer is, ‘birth of Missionaries,’ says Jom George Koippallil, who was one among the eight, of the first batch of missionaries from Singapore. We ...

Editorial

EDITOR'S ROOM

EDITOR’S ROOM

Go, Share the Good News The Holy Father Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Mission Month ...
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Familia

Marriage as a path to happiness?

Marriage as a path to happiness?

Based on his pastoral experiences with young people and married couples, Fr Charbel takes a look at the truth of ...
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Newswatch

NEWSWATCH

NEWSWATCH

India - National Pro-Life Resource training program  - Yes To Life The first National Pro-Life Resource training program – ‘Yes ...
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NEWSWATCH

NEWSWATCH

MOVIE -BRAVE

MOVIE -BRAVE

Evolution

Beyond the cloud...

Beyond the cloud…

It was the time “cloud computing” was starting to gaining momentum in Software industry, and the time I had already missed an ...
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Blooming Kids

The “Little Way”

The “Little Way”

Soon after He was resurrected, Jesus commissioned His disciples on a mission to go around the world preaching the Gospel ...
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Sound Reply

Dunkirk (2017)

Dunkirk (2017)

The Selfish Gene and Survival of the fittest – theories which are religiously held as sacrosanct in the Western world ...
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MOVIE-Unplanned

MOVIE-Unplanned

Movie-THE WAY

Movie-THE WAY

Chandeliers

Saint Marcellus and Mammaca- Feast August 27

Saint Marcellus and Mammaca- Feast August 27

In book 8, Chapter 9 of his Ecclesiastical History, Eusebius relates the special zeal with which the Emperor Diocletian pursued ...
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ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

What’s wrong with being a “cafeteria Catholic”? Why does one have to believe everything the Church says even though one may not agree with it?  Soumya Prakash, McAllen, USA A cafeteria Catholic is defined as one who picks and chooses what Catholic teaching he/she wants to believe. Catholics are not ...
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ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

Q 19 - How important is it for a Catholic to discern his/her vocation? How does one start discerning? Rahul George, Gujarat  How important is it for a Catholic to discern his/her vocation? The word ‘vocation’ comes from the Latin word ‘vocare’ – which means ‘call’. It is a call ...
ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

Q 18. How did the Church formulate its teachings regarding Purgatory?  DIANA SONY/BRISBANE AUSTRALIA The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve ...

Culture of Life

The Unheard Lamentations

The Unheard Lamentations

“Life is a gift from God and no one has the right to take it away” – words we have ...
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Recent Articles | From latest issues

EDITOR'S ROOM

EDITOR’S ROOM

Go, Share the Good News The Holy Father Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Mission Month. The following paragraph from Pope Francis’s letter shares with us the context in which such an announcement was made. “For the month of October 2019, I have asked that the whole Church revive her missionary awareness and commitment as we commemorate the centenary of the Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud of ...
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ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

What’s wrong with being a “cafeteria Catholic”? Why does one have to believe everything the Church says even though one may not agree with it?  Soumya Prakash, McAllen, USA A cafeteria Catholic is defined as one who picks and chooses what Catholic teaching he/she wants to believe. Catholics are not free to choose which teachings (on faith and morals) to accept and which to reject. Even when the Church has ...
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YOUCAT 139

YOUCAT 139

Why do we hand on the faith? We hand on the faith because Jesus commands us: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28:19). [91] No genuine Christian leaves the transmission of the faith exclusively to specialists (teachers, pastors, missionaries). We are Christ for others. This means that every genuine Christian would like God to come to other people, too. He says to himself, “The Lord needs me! ...
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POPE TALK  ...

POPE TALK …

The ‘Our Father’ is the synthesis of every prayer The Our Father prayer is one of the most precious gifts Jesus has left us. The disciples wanted to experience the same ‘quality’ of prayer that was present in Jesus’ relationship with the Father. They could see that prayer was an essential dimension in the life of their Master. They noted that each of His important actions was characterized by extended ...
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JESUS YOUTH:Being normal, ordinary and simple – with a difference

JESUS YOUTH:Being normal, ordinary and simple – with a difference

In our early days of the Renewal, often during leadership formation programs there would be a session called ‘the Normal Christian Life’. I don’t know if the phrase came from the book of the same name by the famous Chinese author Watchman Nee. Another amusing thing was that in those days, many people had the notion that a Renewal experience could upset the mental balance of some who were involved ...
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THE NOW OF GOD !

THE NOW OF GOD !

Monica Gigi views the Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, Christus Vivit, from a youth perpective “Youth is more than simply a period of time; it is a state of mind,” perhaps, even a lifestyle! Delving into Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation ‘Christus Vivit’ as a Jesus Youth was an incredibly affirming yet challenging experience. He reminds us that what keeps us young is our willingness to accept our weaknesses ...
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NO to temptations

NO to temptations

Temptations come in different forms. It allures us in different ways. And if we do not have the will power then we fall into the trap. It could be as simple as binging on food. We all come across many temptations that hold us back from achieving what we are meant to achieve, because when tempted our focus shifts. But it's all a matter of saying 'no' to it. This ...
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