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  • We are better and worse than we think

    Jun 15, 2024

    Our own complexity can be befuddling. We are better than we think and worse than we imagine, too hard and too easy on ourselves all at the same time. We are a curious mix.

  • Finding wholeness through Jesus

    Jun 07, 2024

    Reflecting on our Sunday Readings with the Editor

  • Grudgingly … we adore Thee

    Jun 07, 2024

    We are not always expected to be the strong towers of strength for others. It is okay to throw yourself on the mercy of others and ask for sustenance for the journey. Doing so, however, requires humility. It takes the inner strength of the publican in Luke 18:13 who abandons himself to the mercy of God and prays, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

  • Believer or Not: Reflections of a lapsed Catholic

    Jun 07, 2024

    I was born into a staunch Catholic family and grew up on a weekly ‘religious’ routine that was about as predictable as Lot’s wife looking back at the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Nightly prayers before bed, obligatory family prayers in front of the altar every Friday, catechism classes followed by Mass in Tamil on Sunday. I went through all the motions and even made it to Confirmation.

  • Losing a loved one to suicide

    Jun 07, 2024

    There is perhaps nothing more painful in the world than for us to lose a loved one to suicide.

  • “...My body...My blood...”

    May 31, 2024

    Reflecting on our Sunday Readings with Fr William Pillai

  • Pope’s prayer intention for June: For migrants fleeing their homes

    May 31, 2024

    The prayer intention of the Pope for June centres on the plight of refugees fleeing their homes due to war, hunger, and the subsequent perilous journeys they endure.

  • Marriage: Must have or nice to have

    May 31, 2024

    Marriage is absolutely not a must have, but to me, it is nice to have.

  • Love at first sight

    May 31, 2024

    My love for the Blessed Sacrament began with a rough start.

  • Reacting to criticism

    May 31, 2024

    Everything about Jesus suggests that Hume’s view is closer to the gospel than the other. When Jesus says, my flesh is food for the life of the world, he is telling us that the major task of the church is not to defend itself, to ensure its continuity, or to keep the world from grinding it up.