Be not afraid; Put out into the deep…

These are not ‘happy days’ for the Catholic Church. Financial scandals, sex abuse cases and civil war type reactions from within the hierarchy – these and other issues are engulfing the Church. Pope Francis is…

Too little and too late?

I am not talking about Kerala Flood Relief efforts. I am talking about the tsunami that continues to hit the Catholic Church because of child abuse and sexual abuse cases. ‘Too little and too late’…

Public Spaces and Minority Discourses

In most of the important cities in South Asia Christian institutions - in particular Catholic institutions - have occupied central spaces. The ‘Jesuit geographical map’ is not far behind. This may be attributed partly to…

Nothing to lose is a new kind of…

Pablo Picasso once said: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist as we grow up.” There is creativity, newness and richness in every child, and in each one of…

To be holy is to become a nuisance!

We are witnessing unusual times in our days. The near total grip of the right-wing fundamentalism and neo-liberal economy on the socio-political map of the world is worrisome. There is uncharacteristic justification of the unacceptable.…

Jesuits and community life!

The Encyclical ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is a game changer in its approach to moral issues. Rather than starting from principles to application, it begins with the reality of family and builds up moral perspectives. This is…

We are the gifts of death

Teilhard de Chardin is believed to have said that ‘for those who know how to look, nothing is profane.’ The sacred and the profane are not polarities to be defended but perspectives to be imbibed.…

Retracing the pilgrim in us

It is said that the title that Ignatius liked most about himself was ‘Iñigo the Pilgrim’. There was this ‘wanderlust’ in him, not just for travelling but for seeking. Ablaze with God, Ignatius never stopped…