Author Archives: Arasu

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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Racism: Inhuman and Unchristian

(Published in Leadership magazine, Uganda, March 2017) “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they … Continue reading

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St. Joseph: Just and Patient

St. Joseph: Just and Patient The definition of patience seems to fit well with the character and personality of St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus and the spouse of Mary. Patience can be defined as ‘The ability to suppress … Continue reading

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Not Counting Women and Children: Evangelizing Boys and Young Male Adults

“Not counting women and children, there were about five thousand men…” (14:21) reports Evangelist Matthew about the attendance of MEN at Jesus’ pastoral ministry events. This seems not the case in our current pastoral situation especially in rural Uganda. If … Continue reading

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St. Josephine Bakhita: A Fortunate Slave (Published in Leadership magazine, Uganda, February 2017) Josephine Margaret Bakhita, was born in 1869 in the western Sudanese region of Darfur; in the village of Olgossa, west of Nyala and close to Mount Agilerei … Continue reading

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Need to teach Catechism

Need to teach Catechism Apostles began their ministry by teaching catechism. It is rudiments of faith instructed in a simple way for one to know, understand and live. Among them St. Paul was an ardent teacher of faith. He was … Continue reading

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Earth cries out for mercy

Earth cries out for mercy Pope Francis has been labelled as Pope of Mercy. He has woken up the church and the world with the thought of mercy; he calls us to show mercy not only towards each other but … Continue reading

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Martyrs and US

Martyrs and Us (Letter to the Editor, Leadership Magazine, Uganda) Dear Editor, The article “The youth question in the Catholic Church is wailing” by Joseline Byakatona was spot on. It is the most practical lesson I have ever read on … Continue reading

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