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Speaking from the heart

by Castilino  

The other day while at the Jubilee celebrations of two MSFS Priests and a Brother at Vizag, the one preaching the sermon narrated an anecdote about an actor and an old Priest. I had heard it before but this time it struck me for one particular reason:… more »

A snake for Bread

by Castilino  

Most often when we ask God for something we expect it to be delivered as a a 'ready-to-use' package. We ask God to give us bread and we expect it good, fresh, sliced and tasty. But God is not so cheap a baker. He is God!! He gives us, each according to… more »

A lesson in friendship and fidelity

by Castilino  

In the Gospel this morning (Lk 5: 17-22), the paralytic man lowered from the roof by his friends was saved more because of the faith of his friends, than perhaps his own (When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven"). Jesus… more »

Vocation and Vocation Promotion

by Castilino  

I put down here a very striking reflection shared by Fr Joe Mannath about vocation and vocation promotion. It is very much in line with the GC 26 documents which we were discussing during our PC7. ... and which we failed to understand (as is the case… more »

Prayer

by Castilino  

Today's liturgical readings (Ex 17: 8-13; II Tim 3:14--4:2; Lk 18: 1-8), call us to focus our attention on prayer. It is something all of us 'think' we know until we are really caught up with something and no word escapes our lips or our mind is too… more »

God and His bountiful gifts

by Castilino  

Perhaps the reason, besides the many offered by Theologians and Bible commentaries, Job chose to 'bless' God in spite of the many trials and tribulations that came his way, is that every time he received something from God, his focus was not on the… more »

Digital Resurrection

by Castilino  

Today in my reading of some text, I came across this phrase 'born digital'... it is about young people today who are born and grow up playing with the latest of media technology and gadgets. By the time they start speaking and reasoning, they are… more »

Faith as inevitable

by Castilino  

Everyone believes in someone or something. Everyone has faith... the only question is in whom or in what! Faith is indeed inevitable. The atheist too believes in something; so does an agnostic. Even the most hardcore terrorist has faith. There would be… more »

A living gift from a living God

by Castilino  

During the Philosophical Symposium on Ecology and Religion, Fr Devadas made a very interesting and practical suggestion. Speaking during an ongoing debate about the role of the Church in the ongoing ecological crisis, he suggested that during major… more »

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