All Saints Day 2019 (Fr. Francis)

It is quite amazing that we who have faith and believe we will live forever can sometimes allow ourselves to be influenced or contaminated by the unspiritual viewpoint of western culture. We could have heaven on earth, but sometimes we create hell on earth! Who are...

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

Grandmother used to point to a man in church whom she’d known since they were both children. “He was such a pious boy,” the grandmother always said approvingly. “He’d be in that same third pew each morning earlier than any of us, and he’d stay later. He knelt so long,...

30th Sunday in Ordinary time (Fr. Simham)

EMPTY VESSELS MAKE MUCH NOISEI remember a simple fable which I heard long back. It was about a young man who was fed up with the life of this world and so he wanted to renounce this world and become a Sanyasi or a monk. He retired to the forest and saw an old Rishi or...

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

PrayerAs a seventh-grade math teacher, Angela Duckworth discovered that IQ wasn’t the only thing that separated her highest performers from her lowest performers. Some of her best students didn’t have high IQ scores, and some of her smartest students weren’t among her...

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham)

ARE YOU CHANGING THE PLAN OF GOD BY PERSISTENT PRAYER OR REALISING ITOne of the things that most of us hate is “nagging” or “pestering”. We feel so irritated and angry and embarrassed when we are pestered. We want to get rid of such people and so we are prepared to do...

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

“What kind of Thanksgiving dinner is this? Where’s the turkey, Chuck? Don’t you know anything about Thanksgiving dinners? Where’s the mashed potatoes? Where’s the cranberry sauce? Where’s the pumpkin pie?” With those harsh words, Peppermint Patty berated poor Charlie...