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A Church for the People, with the People

The Church walks in the footsteps of its founder. It is bound to liberate people from sinful situations

img Dr Suresh Mathew
02 Aug 2021

Stan Swamy -- A Requiem for Justice

This is surely Christian, not Marxist. Jesuits like Pope Francis look to the scripture

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02 Aug 2021

Articles

For wealth chasers, liberation theology is Marxist. For others, it’s justice and freedom

Joseph Lobo
02 Aug 2021

Church Doesn’t Exclude Anyone : Christians are inherently charitable. They are brought up in an inclusive culture of caring, sharing and giving

Dr Suresh Mathew
02 Aug 2021

"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13)

Dr Suresh Mathew
02 Aug 2021

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.”

Dr Suresh Mathew
02 Aug 2021

“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)

Dr Suresh Mathew
02 Aug 2021

Christians are inherently charitable. They are brought up in an inclusive culture of caring, sharing and giving

Dr Suresh Mathew
02 Aug 2021

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.

Jose Vallikatt
02 Aug 2021

The mission of Jesuits is clear: To walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, and those whose dignity has been violated

Dr Prakash Louis
02 Aug 2021

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’:

Cedric Prakash
02 Aug 2021

For any committed Catholic, especially a priest, ‘option for the poor’ is not merely a choice, but a defining aspect of one’s vocation

Prem Antony IMS
02 Aug 2021

Kamalakshi Amma was our immediate neighbour at Thekkepuram in Ranny in Pathanamthitta district. She was a washerwoman by profession.

A. J. Philip
02 Aug 2021

No wonder Rao picked on late Fr. Stan Swamy because he had the courage to stand with the victims of exploitation

P. A. Chacko
02 Aug 2021

Targeted surveillance using military-grade spyware is gross violation of privacy laws

Joseph Maliakan
02 Aug 2021

Ability to see things objectively and critical thinking have disappeared from a large number of people

Jacob Peenikaparambil
02 Aug 2021

Odanthurai in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu was a non-descript panchayat in India.

F. M. Britto
02 Aug 2021

Poor Mirabai Chanu! What a weight rested on her, as one point three billion pinned all their hopes on her weight lifting shoulders!

Robert Clements
02 Aug 2021

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.

Cedric Prakash
26 Jul 2021

Massive protests inside and outside Parliament and serious debates on the Pegasus spyware

Anju Grover
26 Jul 2021

Surveillance by an international agency is anti-national and a threat to democracy, said Paranjay Guha Thakurta

Manoj Varghese
26 Jul 2021

Mind you, the pernicious Pegasus might be perching cozily on your housetop, and you may be blissfully unaware of it at all.

Julian S Das
26 Jul 2021

Last week, we witnessed a joke being played out in the Upper House of Parliament.

Jaswant Kaur
26 Jul 2021

The current trend of polarisation in different countries, including America and India, has made many people think

Archbp Thomas Menamparampil
26 Jul 2021

Nine Inspirational Messages from the Life of Fr. Stan Swamy for the Church in India

Jacob Peenikaparambil
26 Jul 2021

The worst threat to democracy is our dependence on leaders believing that they are our saviours

Paul Thelakat
26 Jul 2021

“Congress has won political freedom, but it has yet to win economic, social and moral freedoms.

Acharyasri
26 Jul 2021

The preamble of the Constitution declares that India is a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic.

Santo Thomas
26 Jul 2021

“Which one of you is Malala? Speak up. Otherwise I will shoot you all,”

F. M. Britto
26 Jul 2021

Watching movies centred around old kingdoms, kings and courts, one is intrigued by the role played

Robert Clements
26 Jul 2021

Family planning methods should not be implemented by force but through creating awareness

Ram Puniyani
19 Jul 2021

“The Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilization and Welfare) Bill, 2021”

Chhotebhai
19 Jul 2021

Sanjay Gandhi was criticized widely and is learnt to be still in the bad books for his ‘gruesome campaign’ of forceful sterilization

Manoj Varghese
19 Jul 2021

It is a known fact that coercion leads to demographic distortions

DR. JOHN MOHAN RAZU
19 Jul 2021

As the story goes, after God had created man with clay, He found that there was a little bit of extra clay.

A. J. Philip
19 Jul 2021

The world stood aghast when they heard of Father Stan Swamy’s death.

Archbp Thomas Menamparampil
19 Jul 2021

One thing that was extensively used during the last one and a half years was the Internet.

Jaswant Kaur
19 Jul 2021

If the mission of the present disciples of Jesus is to continue the mission of Jesus in the context in which they live,

Jacob Peenikaparambil
19 Jul 2021

Michael Holding, the great West Indies fast bowler, was poetry in motion.

Mathew John
19 Jul 2021

Father Stan Swamy completed his earthly sojourn and went beyond this world on 05 July 2021

Dr. M. D. Thomas
19 Jul 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!

Julian S Das
19 Jul 2021

The octogenarian priest’s life sends out a clear message for the Church to be with the tribals, Dalits and downtrodden

Albert Thyrniang
19 Jul 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought great pain, agony, death and devastation to the nation.

Acharyasri
19 Jul 2021

The recent advisory by the Union Health Ministry in wake of violations of COVID norms reportedly

Aarti
19 Jul 2021

There was a landmark judgment by a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court

Adv. Jijo Thomas Placheril
19 Jul 2021

The 35 year old Sadhan Mistry’s life could have been saved if a doctor was then available in the village.

F. M. Britto
19 Jul 2021

Even as I hear the Supreme Court calling sedition, a ‘colonial’ law,

Robert Clements
19 Jul 2021

If St. Stephen was the protomartyr in the history of Christianity, Fr Stanislaus Lourduswamy (April 26, 1937 – July 5, 2021),

A. J. Philip
12 Jul 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.

Cedric Prakash
12 Jul 2021

He was concerned only about walking with the most vulnerable, especially the Adivasis and the Dalits

Joseph Xavier
12 Jul 2021

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.

Fr. J. Felix Raj
12 Jul 2021

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.

Fr. Stanislaus D’Souza
12 Jul 2021

(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. Frazer
12 Jul 2021

Fr. Stan walked on a less travelled path; led a simple life with bare minimum facilities; shunned luxury; and lived without a bank account

Dr G. John
12 Jul 2021

Judicial and Jail systems guilty of ‘death by default’

John Dayal
12 Jul 2021

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

Julian S Das
12 Jul 2021

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.

12 Jul 2021

The arrest and incarceration Fr. Stan Swamy is a clear case of the government’s vengeful act of suppressing dissent

Goldy M. George
12 Jul 2021

Father Stan Swamy fell victim to the machinations of a thick-skinned regime because he spoke the truth and stood for the marginalised

Vidya Bhushan Rawat
12 Jul 2021

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.

Joseph Maliakan
12 Jul 2021

The death of Stan Swamy is a clear case of constitutional and govt. bodies depriving people of dignity, liberty and justice

Sacaria Joseph
12 Jul 2021

On the Governance front, if the PMO has been the deciding factor how will the change or reshuffle have any impact?

Manoj Varghese
12 Jul 2021

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!

Robert Clements
12 Jul 2021