The Church walks in the footsteps of its founder. It is bound to liberate people from sinful situations
This is surely Christian, not Marxist. Jesuits like Pope Francis look to the scripture
For wealth chasers, liberation theology is Marxist. For others, it’s justice and freedom
Church Doesn’t Exclude Anyone : Christians are inherently charitable. They are brought up in an inclusive culture of caring, sharing and giving
"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13)
Holy Father Pope Francis has clearly said, “No authentic, profound and enduring change is possible unless it starts from the different cultures, particularly those of the poor.”
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal.3:28)
Christians are inherently charitable. They are brought up in an inclusive culture of caring, sharing and giving
It is simplistic to reduce Church as an institution looking after spiritual needs of its members. It has a much bigger role of liberating people from every bondage.
The mission of Jesuits is clear: To walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, and those whose dignity has been violated
A thirteen- fourteen-year-old has many dreams! That’ s an impressionable age; at the cusp of finishing school. It is also a time when one tastes a different kind of ‘freedom’:
For any committed Catholic, especially a priest, ‘option for the poor’ is not merely a choice, but a defining aspect of one’s vocation
Kamalakshi Amma was our immediate neighbour at Thekkepuram in Ranny in Pathanamthitta district. She was a washerwoman by profession.
No wonder Rao picked on late Fr. Stan Swamy because he had the courage to stand with the victims of exploitation
Targeted surveillance using military-grade spyware is gross violation of privacy laws
Ability to see things objectively and critical thinking have disappeared from a large number of people
Odanthurai in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu was a non-descript panchayat in India.
Poor Mirabai Chanu! What a weight rested on her, as one point three billion pinned all their hopes on her weight lifting shoulders!
That India is going through one of her most dangerous and anti-people phases is without doubt! The nation is being throttled in every possible way.
Massive protests inside and outside Parliament and serious debates on the Pegasus spyware
Surveillance by an international agency is anti-national and a threat to democracy, said Paranjay Guha Thakurta
Mind you, the pernicious Pegasus might be perching cozily on your housetop, and you may be blissfully unaware of it at all.
Last week, we witnessed a joke being played out in the Upper House of Parliament.
The current trend of polarisation in different countries, including America and India, has made many people think
Nine Inspirational Messages from the Life of Fr. Stan Swamy for the Church in India
The worst threat to democracy is our dependence on leaders believing that they are our saviours
“Congress has won political freedom, but it has yet to win economic, social and moral freedoms.
The preamble of the Constitution declares that India is a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic.
“Which one of you is Malala? Speak up. Otherwise I will shoot you all,”
Watching movies centred around old kingdoms, kings and courts, one is intrigued by the role played
Family planning methods should not be implemented by force but through creating awareness
“The Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilization and Welfare) Bill, 2021”
Sanjay Gandhi was criticized widely and is learnt to be still in the bad books for his ‘gruesome campaign’ of forceful sterilization
It is a known fact that coercion leads to demographic distortions
As the story goes, after God had created man with clay, He found that there was a little bit of extra clay.
The world stood aghast when they heard of Father Stan Swamy’s death.
One thing that was extensively used during the last one and a half years was the Internet.
If the mission of the present disciples of Jesus is to continue the mission of Jesus in the context in which they live,
Michael Holding, the great West Indies fast bowler, was poetry in motion.
Father Stan Swamy completed his earthly sojourn and went beyond this world on 05 July 2021
Perhaps we are all sitting with our fingers crossed thinking aloud as to who may be the next victim to be martyred by the government machinery!
The octogenarian priest’s life sends out a clear message for the Church to be with the tribals, Dalits and downtrodden
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought great pain, agony, death and devastation to the nation.
The recent advisory by the Union Health Ministry in wake of violations of COVID norms reportedly
There was a landmark judgment by a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court
The 35 year old Sadhan Mistry’s life could have been saved if a doctor was then available in the village.
Even as I hear the Supreme Court calling sedition, a ‘colonial’ law,
If St. Stephen was the protomartyr in the history of Christianity, Fr Stanislaus Lourduswamy (April 26, 1937 – July 5, 2021),
Fr Stan Swamy is no more: when he slipped into that eternal reward which he so richly deserved, a pall of gloom descended on the earth, he once walked upon.
He was concerned only about walking with the most vulnerable, especially the Adivasis and the Dalits
His death is an institutional murder by a section of the Indian Judicial system. Standing for truth can cost us significantly. Fr. Stan stood for truth and truth cost his life.
Dear Friends, we have gathered here online and offline to bid farewell to our brother and friend, guide and mentor Fr. Stan as he makes his final journey.
(The following is the edited version of Fr. Frazer’s speech during the funeral of Fr. Stan Swamy at the St. Peter’s Church, Bandra)
Fr. Stan walked on a less travelled path; led a simple life with bare minimum facilities; shunned luxury; and lived without a bank account
Judicial and Jail systems guilty of ‘death by default’
Fr. Stan Swamy’s death was not caused by an individual or a single factor. Many seem to have colluded to see him off from the scene
We are deeply saddened at the passing away of Fr. Stan Swamy. We give thanks to God for Fr. Stan’s life and commitment to the poor indigenous people and their struggles.
The arrest and incarceration Fr. Stan Swamy is a clear case of the government’s vengeful act of suppressing dissent
Father Stan Swamy fell victim to the machinations of a thick-skinned regime because he spoke the truth and stood for the marginalised
The government, police, courts, and media have become collaborators in the ‘great design’ to develop the nation by depriving the Adivasis and Dalits of their Jal, Jungle and Jameen.
The death of Stan Swamy is a clear case of constitutional and govt. bodies depriving people of dignity, liberty and justice
On the Governance front, if the PMO has been the deciding factor how will the change or reshuffle have any impact?
One of the saddest pictures I’ve seen in recent times, is the back of a young girl in jeans, head bowed down, weeping over the sliced trunk of an axed tree, her arms holding it tight!