Category: Indian Spirituality

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Is marriage a dying institution?

Changing lifestyles, changing thinking!            Pooja Bedi in Heartchakra, Lifestyle, Times of India, March 12, 2017   (Note: Life is growth. Growth is change and the assumption is all change is a reform for the better. Hence the axim: “Ecclesia simper reformanda est”, Church must...

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This ugly Indian church must change!

This article titled "മാറണം, മാറിയേ തീരൂ!" written in almayasabdam blog (Malayalam) was my response on the heinous sex abuse case, recently unearthed in Kerala, according to which a Syro-Malabar top brass raped a 16 yr old girl and she eventually gave...

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Fr. Theophane lived in Capuchin Ashram Thammanam

He lived in Capuchin Ashram Thammanam – Vatican starts sainthood process for Fr. Theophane Koodalloor – (Published on:  January 28, 2017 by: Matters India Reporter) (Note: The Capuchin Ashram where Fr. Theophane lived, worked, died and buried happens to be walking distance from where this...

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​Christmas & Refugee crisis – Fear Not!

EDITORIALS – December 19-26, 2016 Issue of America, The Editors (Note: Every one borne into this world of days and nights is literally thrown into a sea of unexpected challenges of life and death like swim or sink for survival. Result is...

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Bishop’s birth control remark sparks debate

Idukki’s Mar Mathew Anikuzhikattil –  Dec 11, 2016, in Times of India Call for more birth control options (Eric Audras/Getty Images)  (Note: Birth control issue has always been a bone of contention in the Catholic Church. It was made acute by...

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Ecumenical center gets first Catholic priest as director

 ECC (Eccumenical Christian Centre) Bangalore By Philip Mathew, Published on,  November 21, 2016 by: mattersindia.com Fr Chandrankunnel being installed as ECC director    (Note: Banglore’s Eccumenical Christian Centre (ECC) stands to the credit of a visionary Pastor, M.A.Thomas of the Mar Thoma...

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Requesting for Retaining Fr. Bosco SJ, in his Dalit Post

Letter from: Jayaraj Esukala, General Secretary – SIDCA, Hyderabad, Mobile : 87123 11112, 94941 40577 CC to CBCI SC/ST Commission,TCBC SC/ST Commission To,                                                                                                                                                  Fr. Amal Raj SJ                                                                                Jesuit Provincial Satyodayam, Tarnaka, Hyderabad.  Date : 20-10-2016 Dear Father, Greetings from...

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Syro-Malabar Diocese in Chennai! When? Soon or Never?

Dreaming of Possibilities?    – By dr. james kottoor      On Aug.30th 2016 CCV (Church Citizens’ Voice) published the article: “Now or never? Syro-malabar Diocese in Chennai?” by  P. C. Joseph, a spokesperson for Catholics in Chennai who are opposed to creating a different,...