#LoveWins!!! This hashtag has been making quite the rounds on the internet these days after the verdict of the United States to allow homosexual marriages. This was seen by many as a socially bold decision and considered by few a slap of the face of the Church. Few saw this and supported it because of their belief in the movement while majority just piggy backed this movement because ‘it was the cool thing to do.‘ But I thought it would be right to mention what the church really believes with regards to this whole so called controversial topic of homosexuality. Continue reading
Yes, both at the same time
After the National Singles Conference ‘A Glimpse of Heaven’ which was based on St John Paul II Theology of the Body (TOB), it was the desire of the CFCI community to spread this message to all. We agree with George Weigel, author of the biography on St John Paul II, who described TOB as “theological time bomb set to go off with dramatic consequences“. The community was more than willing to activate this “theological time bomb” here in India. Thanks to the support of His Holiness Bishop Agnelo Gracias, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Bombay and fellow catholic apostolates Family of Faith & Foundation and Opus Dei, this desire turned in to reality on Sunday, October 12, 2014 in Mumbai. Continue reading
I have always been a huge fan of Pope John Paul II. His life and his approach to deal with things simply inspire me. As I recently dived deep into the pool of Philosophy (very reluctantly), I was first amazed to know that Papa John was a philosopher and as my first book to read this year I started with ‘FIDES ET RATIO’ – Faith and Reason, encyclical letter by Pope John Paul II. I would like to share with you all in simple language what this great man of faith wanted to let us know through this letter. This book is written by this brilliant man in few words but when I started reflecting I could spend hours and endless pages making my own notes. So I will share with you only my understanding of the introduction and would suggest you to read this letter. Continue reading
The reading from Isaiah 49:1-6 is very significant as it takes us back to our theme for the year 2011,
“My God is now my strength!” (Is 49:5d)
According to the eternal plan of God, we are destined to carry on our mission from the time we are in our mother’s womb.
God “formed (us) as his servant from the womb” (Is 49:5b).