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The Devil

Father Joseph woke up from sleep with a tremor running down his spine.  His body was drenched with sweat.  This had become a routine now: a nightmare would kill his sleep halfway through it. Read the whole story. Advertisements

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Peak of Discontent

  Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate … Continue reading

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It’s Religion, Stupid

 “They were here to worship God, several said, not to lament the failings of the humans who served him, and as far as they were concerned this Sunday was like any other. Father Hoye [the parish priest] said not a … Continue reading

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The Church and Nobility of Family

  The Malayala Manorama [5 Oct] reports that the Catholic Church in Kerala has decided to honour Catholic couples in the state who reproduce more children.  The wing of the Kerala Catholic Bishops Conference dealing with families and “pro-life” has … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Kurtz

One of the paradoxes of human existence is that society corrupts while solitude can be highly destructive.  Solitude is not a solution for the problems raised by society.  Joseph Conrad is a novelist who explored these themes extensively in his … Continue reading

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Death Penalty – an essay

 I was never totally against death penalty.  There could be individuals who are so detrimental to the human society that they could be done away with, that was my view.  For example, a person like Kasab whom we saw on … Continue reading

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Dignity and the profession of teaching

  Living with dignity is a fundamental need for all normal human beings.  The human being is simultaneously a creator and a product of his/her environment.  The Biblical notion that “the imagination of man is evil from his youth” (Genesis … Continue reading

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