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Monks Who Sell Their Ferraris

By | September 8th, 2018|In Depth, Vallikatt|

Cars No More Cachets Not too long ago, Pope Francis put a Lamborghini he got as a gift from the Italian auto makers for auction. The dream luxury vehicle fetched nearly 1 million dollars which he dispensed completely for charity. When the 70 percent of its proceeds was shared to rebuild the Iraqi city of [...]

Thanks From The Depths of Waters

By | August 23rd, 2018|In Depth, Vallikatt|

Deluge at Midnight When water receded from the flood hit Kochi suburbs in Kerala someone clicked that image from the sky. Through the thick foliage around the house and dense water on the ground those six big white letters stood out on the terrace of a house. THANKS. Flood hit Keralites are expressing their gratitude [...]

When Shepherds Fall, the Sheep Wither

By | August 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

For behold, I will raise up a shepherd in the land who will neither care for the lost, nor seek the young, nor heal the broken, nor sustain the healthy, but he will devour the flesh of the choice sheep and tear off their hooves. Woe to the worthless shepherd, who desserts the flock! May [...]


By | August 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Fake Profiles

By | February 4th, 2018|True Lies, Vallikatt|

While thousands of people who are separated by space and time come together in the arena of social media, it also is a place where fake ‘people’ make their presence. Many people in the social media are not ‘real’ at least in two ways. The fake ‘people’ include automated accounts whose feeds are generated entirely [...]

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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 [...]