Author Archives: Arasu

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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SACRED HEART OF JESUS: Loves and Saves

SACRED HEART OF JESUS: Loves and Saves The image of the physical heart tickles everyone. Universally, the heart is the symbol of love, tenderness, affection, friendship and all the synonyms of the word—love. But we all know that the emotion … Continue reading

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St. Catherine of Siena: Mystic and Reformer

St. Catherine of Siena: Mystic and Reformer (Feast day: April 29) Catherine was born in Siena, Italy in 1347, into a very large family, she died in Rome in 1380. In this short life of just 33 years this young women … Continue reading

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Cross: The Summit of Love

Cross: The Summit of Love (Sermon delivered in Alokulum National Seminary on Good Friday, 14 April 2017) They will look up the one whom they have pierced… Have a look at the cross for two minutes. 1. What are the … Continue reading

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