Category: Christian World

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PROPHETIC ACTIONS

  Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ*   Archbishop Oscar Romero and the day (24 March 1980) he was gunned down will remain forever etched in the memory of millions of people across the globe. There are several reasons for this; however,...

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Poem – The Dead Apple Tree

Varghese Pamplanil     The poem below was published in Church Citizens' Voice on 16th April 2016.  It is another facet of the colourful and multi-talented persona of Vargheseji.  He has explained that the allegory of the juicy fruit is...

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THE ‘JOSEPH’ IN FRANCIS!

-Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ* 18 March 2018 Exactly five years ago, on 19 March 2013, Pope Francis began his Pontificate. It was the Feast of St. Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church. For Pope Francis, the Feast was not...

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SAYING “NO” TO GUNS!

– Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ* On 14 February,  seventeen students and teachers were gunned down in their school in Parkland, Florida; however according to the non-profit organization, ‘Everytown for Gun Safety’, “as of 2 March almost two dozen school shootings...

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CARDINAL SIN & CAPITAL LOSS

Cover Image:  Cardinal George Alencherry at the eye of the storm     * chhotebhai This is about a cardinal, and his alleged capital sins. It is not about Cardinal Jaime Sin, the 30th archbishop of Manila (31/8/1928 – 21/6/2005) of...

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JESUITS: YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW

Cover Image: The Church of the Gesù, located in Rome, is the mother church of the Jesuits.   12 March 2018 Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ* Today, 12 March is a significant day in the annals of the Society of Jesus. On this day in...

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BANK SCAMS

    Varghese Pamplanil   Readers of Church Citizens' Voice (CCV) are very fortunate to have an erudite writer like Mr Varghese Pamplanil who has a rich and vast reservoir of knowledge.  His crystal clear insights are evident in all his...

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Christianity: an Alternate Perspective! P A R T II

  Note:This is the second part of Pamplanil’s article: ‘Christianity: an alternative perspective’ published in CCV on 28 Feb. 2018. Being a research scholar he is sharing with CCV readers, his  independent findings, different or in conflict with what the credulous folks...

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Adapting to excel – PwC Study

  Varghese Pamplanil The write up “Adapting to Excel Amid Rapid Impermanence" that Isaac Gomes,  Associate Editor, published in CCV of 4th March about the study made by PwC is a topical and timely warning, especially to the  conservative-minded SM Church...

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THANK YOU WONDER WOMAN!

*Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ As 8 March approaches once again, I am simply overwhelmed remembering the many women in my life! I stop and wonder whether it is a mere ‘cosmetic’ exercise, a kind of ‘tokenism’ just because one is...

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Syria’s Bloody War

  -Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ* 5 March 2018 Fr Cedric Prakash SJ, is at present based in Lebanon, with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in the Middle East on advocacy and   communications.  There can be none better than Fr Cedric, a...