The election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who took the name of Francis of Assisi, as the 266th Pope in 2013, stirred the Catholic Church as never before in its recent history.
Pope Francis distinctly wants the laity to be more active in the synodal process. It should not be a clerical or hierarchical exercise but of the whole people of God.
In the next two years, culminating in 2023, Pope Francis has projected a synod of the entire Church, going beyond the synod of bishops
We hope that at the end of the synodal process, the Church will become what God wants it to be: the Kingdom of God.
The Catholic Church is preparing to have another synod. This year the theme of the synod is Synodality.
The early Church was able to strengthen the unity of the Body of Christ, the Church, because all Christians nurtured relationships between the pastors and the faithful.
Just as Christ journeyed with the People of God, we are also called to continue this journey in the same spirit
Within the Church we have hierarchical structure which can easily collude with patriarchal structure if one is not careful
On 11 October 1962, Pope John XXIII (Papa Buono-The Good Pope, now Saint!) opened the historic Second Vatican Council fully convinced
On October 3, around 13 attacks on churches were reported from across the country. Most of them were perpetrated by radicals alleging ‘conversion’.
How did someone dare to ram a vehicle into a crowd with a view to killing the people at random? Who filled the person’s mind with so much hatred for the farmers?
Fr. Varghese Alengaden is unlike any other priest; he is unlike any other motivational speaker, animator, trainer or writer.
As I see the infighting in our country and across the world, over construction of mosque or Jewish temple, and church or other religious shrines