Author Archives: Arasu

Christmas: Baby Jesus is in need of our help

The Refugee Jesus and Christmas Christmas is at our doorstep once again. At Christmas we commemorate Christ’s birth on earth in flesh and blood like us. It is Lord’s birthday. As we all remember birthdays of our dear ones with … Continue reading

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A little child explains war “When elephants fight grass suffers”, is a well-known African proverb. It describes well the untold sufferings of young children caught up in war. In war situations children live in violent and terrorized environments and they … Continue reading

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The Case of Jacinto Kibuuka

The Case of Jacinto Kibuuka, the former Catholic Priest As Catholics and being faithful, we call the Church our Mother. Just like our earthly mothers who suffer when their children wander and falter, Holy Mother the Church too suffers when … Continue reading

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Social Media and our personal lives

Social Media and our personal lives Literally hundreds of messages in the form of texts, pictures and video clippings flood my smartphone on daily basis. Except a few, most of them are not worthy of attention. Recently I received a … Continue reading

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Sexualization of girl-child causes violence

The sight of beautifully (rather seductively) decorated flower girls who are children below eight years and girls in pre-teens who are hypersexualized in clothing and cosmetics are common sights in Ugandan weddings and Kwanjula (betrothal-Introduction ceremonies).  Are we aware that … Continue reading

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Why Catholic Church discourages contraceptives?

Why Catholic Church discourages contraceptives? Whenever there is an interest of offering family planning services to adolescents by civil societies a section of religious leaders especially the Catholic leaders raise a stern refusal to such plans. Recently when such a … Continue reading

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St. Camillus de Lellis: Soldier turned Healer

St. Camillus de Lellis: Soldier turned Healer Camillus de Lellis was born in Italy in 1527. His father was a soldier and an adventurer. He fought for various imperial powers and he even fought against Rome. As a carrier soldier … Continue reading

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Visit “Jesus” in the Prisons

Visit “Jesus” in the prisons “I was in the prison, you visited me…” These words would be one of the feedbacks Jesus will be giving to the good souls on arrival at the heaven’s gates, as Bible narrates in a … Continue reading

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St. Joseph Cafasso: A Social Saint

St. Joseph Cafasso: A Social Saint Pope Benedict XVI in his weekly catechesis on saints called St. Joseph Cafasso as one of the “Social Saints” of 19th Century. He is a patron of prisoners and Spiritual Direction. The century was … Continue reading

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Education to Love and Responsibility

Education to Love and Responsibility Dear Young Friends, Talking, sharing, encouraging and sometimes putting young people to task gives joy in my ministry. Here I have put into the words of “Innocent” what many youngsters have told me in the … Continue reading

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