Media Ministry and Indian Jesuits

How we have measured up, and what remains to be done [auth] 2019 marks fifty years the Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC) set up on the campus of St Xavier’s College, Mumbai - probably the…

Money ‘Matters’ in Our Ministries

If you (individual or institution) have a dream, an idea or a project, the first thing you need is a total commitment. [auth] This dream, idea or project has to be dear to your heart…

Dissent, Democracy and Civil Society

In recent years India has been witness to intolerance of dissent and pluralism, and to the rise of the fundamentalist view of Hindu Rashtra. A small minority of thinkers contests this effort to impose a…

From Outside the Looking Glass

I have the fondest memories of my life as a Jesuit scholastic. I spent nine very formative years with the Jesuits: Antony D’Mello - my Rector, Vincent Banon - my Novice Master, Bertie Phillips -…

Lay Collaboration: An Issue of Governance

The modest purpose of these lines is to propose several ways of dealing with the issue of collaboration. I have made an attempt to understand critically the decisions taken by the last three General Congregations…

CLERICALISM: Where it comes from and why it…

Clericalism describes the cronyism and cloistered political environment of Catholic priests, and their loyalty to the feudal system of Rome. Jesuits are present in this environment too, both as perpetrators and as victims. Most professional…