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True and False Labourers: A Parable from Kerala

By | July 21st, 2017|In Depth, Vallikatt|

“I will give you whatever is right,” is what the protagonist of the great parable of The Labourers in the Vineyard offered to the hired workers (Mt. 20:1-15). But when those who worked more in the field grumbled about what they thought as unfair distribution of wages, the landowner intervenes: “Why are you envious about [...]

Please, Don’t Close That Door

By | December 4th, 2016|In Depth, Resources, Vallikatt|

Now that Mercy Doors have been closed, what would happen to mercy? Would the Church and its members pack up mercy and set to relax of the ‘fatigue’ of the yearlong jubilee celebration? Pope Francis wants the wheels of mercy rolling forever, as expressed in his apostolic exhortation, Misericordia et Misera (MM), published at the [...]

Preventing the Predators

By | November 6th, 2016|In Depth, Vallikatt|

Open Letter to Cardinals, Bishops and Major Superiors to Stop Sex Abusers in Church Dear Cardinals, Bishops and Major Superiors, It is disheartening and scary to see news breaking out frequently about one or other Catholic priest abusing children, women or seminarians. In recent times some priests have been arrested for various levels of sexual [...]

Illogical and Emotional Malayali

By | September 26th, 2016|SR News, Vallikatt|

Pretentious Malayalis are drenching the cultural sphere of Kerala with emotional rants on the pretext of justice for Soumya, a young woman brutally raped and allegedly murdered by a single-handed beggar Govindachami in a running train. Hundreds of Malayalis vent their spleen at the erudite Juries of the Supreme Court (SC) for an unquestionably rational [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|News, SR News|

In a message to the consecrated persons of Catholic Church, Pope Francis highlights his profound belief that the Lord’s call to bring peace and mercy to mankind continues to be an urgent and significant one in today’s world. This is especially true for missionaries who leave the safety of their homelands to bring the light [...]

20 Irresistible Quotes from “Communicating Mercy”

By | August 12th, 2016|In Depth, News|

Communicating Mercy is a work edited by Dr Jose Vallikatt. The book with the punchline "Let Mercy flow like a river of Nardine" comes during this Jubilee Year of Mercy. It covers "a range of aspects – peoples, social life, environment, authority – in relation to mercy. The Church, which was hitherto viewed almost contemptuously [...]

Prayer that gains golds

By | August 9th, 2016|News, Sports|

Simone Biles, the Olympic gold medalist, in a recent interview with Us Magazine, unpacked her Olympic bag, explaining the significance of each item. Along with her bottled water, bobby pins, Beats headphones and cheetah-print umbrella, Biles carries a white rosary. "My mom, Nellie, got me a rosary at church," she told the magazine. "I don't [...]

Ledecky places God before gold

By | August 9th, 2016|News, Sports|

Olympic gold medalist Ledecky (USA) says that Catholic faith is central to her identity. “My Catholic faith is very important to me. It always has been and it always will be. It is part of who I am and I feel comfortable practicing my faith. It helps me put things in perspective,” Ledecky told the [...]

GST Not a good news for the poor

By | August 6th, 2016|News, SR News|

The Upper House of Indian Parliament on Aug. 3 passed the Goods and Services Tax Bill after political parties and state governments agreed on its terms in wide discussions and debates in parliament and outside for over eight years. Church officials have expressed concern over India passing a new law to unify its tax system, saying [...]

Magsaysay to Dalit Christian Bezwada Wilson

By | July 30th, 2016|News, SR News|

Bezwada Wilson, a Dalit Christian from the southern Indian state of Karnataka, and a member of the Church of South India, was July 27 announced as one of the six recipients of the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Award. Ramon Magsaysay Award winner for 2016, Dr Bezwada Wilson as a 10-year old boy grew up listening to the [...]