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MAKING SENSE OF SUFFERING

MAKING SENSE OF SUFFERING

In a world filled with seemingly pointless and random pain and suffering, Joseph Anthraper looks into whether there is meaning and value to human suffering. As part of the International Women’s day, I read a heart-wrenching news article about a young woman who had acid splashed all over her face ...
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Leaning on

Leaning on

It was one of those beautiful, relaxing weekends when my two-year-old son and I decided to go for an evening walk to enjoy nature and each other’s company. Nature had its full colour on with trees wearing hues of yellow, green, red and brown leaves and some, adorning colourful flowers ...
COUNT IT ALL JOY !

COUNT IT ALL JOY !

. Millon Jose encourages us to consider the sufferings and struggles of life as Joy, for God is doing something wonderful even during such times. Who among us want to be perfect? If you desire for it – which we all do, let us see how “count it all Joy” ...

Jesus Youth | the growth of the movement

JESUS YOUTH : The prime mission of Jesus Youth? Friendship

JESUS YOUTH : The prime mission of Jesus Youth? Friendship

I knew this woman Sumi quite well. Recently, we had a heart to heart chat following a big tragedy in ...
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Mission Talk | Experience of Mission

MISSION TALK-BOMMITHI

MISSION TALK-BOMMITHI

Gaya Reena Saji challenges us to embrace mission trips, as an experience of the love of Jesus through the lives of those people we are called to serve. It was with utmost enthusiasm as well as a tinge of anxiety that our team of eight students and a nun from ...
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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 ...
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 ...

Editorial

EDITOR'S ROOM-Women in ministry

EDITOR’S ROOM-Women in ministry

There are three books in the Bible with women's names. They are the book of Ruth, Esther and Judith.  I ...
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Newswatch

NEWSWATCH

NEWSWATCH

Serviam, USA From February 20- 23, about 100 of the "inspired leadership" of Jesus Youth of America gathered together in ...
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NEWSWATCH

NEWSWATCH

NEWSWATCH

NEWSWATCH

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

Sweet Suffering

Sweet Suffering

He who wishes to love God does not truly love Him if he has not an ardent and constant desire ...
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Sound Reply

ANNE FRANK: THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

ANNE FRANK: THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

In the beginning, God created human beings to be like him and ‘saw that it was good’. However, as a ...
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Ida (2013)

Ida (2013)

The Croods

The Croods

Chandeliers

St. Maria Bertilla Boscardin

St. Maria Bertilla Boscardin

St. Maria Bertilla Boscardin was born Anna Francesca Boscardin in Italy, on 6 October 1888. Anna, also called Annette, was ...
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St.Helen

St.Helen

St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux

ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

Q 27. How can I overcome dryness in my prayer life and relationship with God? -Alvia Sreeny Edinburg, USA We grow and deepen our relationship with God in and through prayer; and our relationship with God in prayer has a certain rhythm. It has moments of great highs and lows, ...
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ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

Q 25. What is the significance of burning incense during Mass? Fatima Mendoza, Dallas, USA Judaism and many ancient religions used incense as an important element of their worship. According to the scriptures, God directed Aaron the high priest, ‘to burn a perpetual incense before the Lord throughout the generations’ (Ex ...
Ask Fr Bitaju

Ask Fr Bitaju

Q 24. I am engaged to a wonderful young man with strong catholic faith and morals. We are looking forward to our marriage next year. We meet and talk often. Some friends suggested that it is ok to get physically intimate as we are destined to be husband and wife ...

Culture of Life

A Ray of Light

A Ray of Light

Ann-Christy makes a passionate appeal for every responsible person to be the voice of the unborn, looking back at her ...
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Recent Articles | From latest issues

EDITOR'S ROOM - Suffering

EDITOR’S ROOM – Suffering

The dictionary meaning of suffering is 'the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship'; 'suffering is the bearing of pain, inconvenience or loss, pain endured, distress, loss or injury incurred'. Is suffering something bad which should be avoided by all means? It seems that generally there is a misconception about the concept of suffering. A student seriously preparing for an examination will be going through some pain, distress and hardship ...
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ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

Q 27. How can I overcome dryness in my prayer life and relationship with God? -Alvia Sreeny Edinburg, USA We grow and deepen our relationship with God in and through prayer; and our relationship with God in prayer has a certain rhythm. It has moments of great highs and lows, as well as very ordinary times. As most of our life in fact quite ordinary, we may feel frustrated and ...
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YOUCAT 102

YOUCAT 102

WHY ARE WE TOO SUPPOSED TO ACCEPT SUFFERING IN OUR LIVES AND THUS “TAKE UP OUR CROSS” AND THEREBY FOLLOW JESUS?  Christians should not seek suffering, but when they are confronted with unavoidable suffering, it can become meaningful for them if they unite their sufferings with the sufferings of Christ: “Christ . . . suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps” (1 Pet ...
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POPE TALK ...

POPE TALK …

Disconnect from TV, smart phones and connect to the Gospel in Lent Lent is a time to turn off the television and open the Bible.  It is a time for us to imitate Jesus and seek a place of silence, where we are free to hear the Lord’s word and experience His call. It is the time to give up useless words, chatter, rumors, gossip, and talk directly to the ...
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JESUS YOUTH : The prime mission of Jesus Youth? Friendship

JESUS YOUTH : The prime mission of Jesus Youth? Friendship

I knew this woman Sumi quite well. Recently, we had a heart to heart chat following a big tragedy in her life. “My father was an active political worker, of a right-wing party. I too had the same strong will as my Dad. But while in college I moved closer to the leftist party leadership. As you know, most teenagers want to rebel and do the opposite of what their ...
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Holiness in the ordinary

Holiness in the ordinary

Chris Cammarata shares how he first encountered Christ in silence and how his desire to live a heroic life of virtue led to him finding his home in the Jesus Youth movement Our world today is in love with superheroes and movie stars. I used to think that following God meant being the same way—polished, perfect, and clean, like a superhero. There’s something inspiring about those heroic stories and sacrifices! ...
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Easter Cuisine

Easter Cuisine

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, a time to die: a time to plant and a time to pluck the harvest…” Ecclesiastes 3:1-4. Likewise there is a time for fasting and a time for feasting. The observance of the different seasons and feast days as proclaimed by our Holy Mother Church is essential, and is quite relevant ...
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