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The Infant Jesus’s Kiss

How breath-taking it would be to give the infant Jesus a kiss! He who came to save us would doubtless have been a captivating...

Why have I Baptized my Son?

In a society that is profoundly secularized and where the Catholic Church loses the faithful at the same rhythm as the trickle of water...

Pope Francis and Fareed Zakaria: Two prophets for a post-covid world?

Nowadays, many people wonder with uncertainty what the post-pandemic world will be like and try to find answers from different sources. Reading Fareed Zakaria’s...

Four keys to understanding Afghanistan

The Taliban have regained the power they lost after the US invasion supported by NATO in 2001. In just a few days one city...

Luna and Abdou: The scandal of a Samaritan embrace

Where many of us saw a Samaritan embrace that indicated the unavoidable reality of human brotherhood, others saw the apocalyptic threat of an action...

The new

Creativity is today's magic word. It is contemporary politicians’ talisman when facing social quandaries, it is included in the curricula of the top universities...

Can We Retrieve Indian Democracy from the BJP’s Hindu Nationalist Agenda?

Seventy-three years after India was freed from British rule, our country finds itself enmeshed in a web of communalism and anti-people policies, with institutions...

Forbidden to bless homosexual unions

The Church does not have “the power to bestow a blessing on unions of persons of the same sex” because “it does not bless...

Myanmar: From the «Golden Land of dreams» to a theatre of churning nightmares

(An urgent update after the coup on 1st Feb 2021:  This essay was initially written in December,2020, soon after election results. The democratic leader,...

Stan Swamy SJ, positive on COVID. From prison to hospital

Fr Stan Swamy had been showing symptoms of Covid 19 for the last two weeks.  On 14 May, in a telephone conversation, the 84-year-old...

Western Sahara: the last decolonization

Between the truth and a lie there are only four fingers: those that separate your eye from your ear. Because whatever you are told...

Central African Republic: Violence in the Heart of the Continent

I work in the Central African Republic. In South Africa? No, in Central Africa. Ah, and where is that? The response seems so obvious,...

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