Monday, June 27, 2011

26th World Youth Convention of Catholics to be held in Madrid, Spain from 16th August, 2011

World Youth Day (WYD) was started by Pope John Paul II in 1886 to spread the love and fellowship of Lord Christ. This year's WYD congress is to be held at Madrid in Spain from August 16 to 21, 2011. Millions of Catholic youth from around the globe will gather in the Love of the Lord for this convention to share and understand the greatness of different cultures and to renew their strong faith in the Lord our Savior.

pope Benedict the XVI has extended his invitation to the Catholic youth of the world to make this mega annual event a grand success by their prayerful presence, live faith and heavenly charity. The Church in Spain is making all necessary arrangements to experience the joy of sharing and serving the faithful of the Divine Master...!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Nilackal St Thomas Church - World's First Christian Ecumenical Church...!

The Christian Church named St. Thomas Church is the first Christian Ecumenical Church in the world. It is situated on the hill slopes of Nilackal in the western ghats in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala in South India. It was established 30 years ago by the Bishops of Catholic rites, Jacobite, Orthodox, Marthoma, CSI etc jointly. It is built at the place where Apostle St Thomas first established one of the seven and a half Churches about 2000 years ago. Before the construction of this Church an old 'Cross' believed to be a part of the old Church was found. People belonging to most Christian denominations and even people belonging to other religions go to this Church to receive many favors.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Evangelisation Is A Task For All Faithful Of The Church

"The joy of producing the faith in the Church of Rome". This is the theme of the closure of the Pastoral Year of Rome by Pope Benedict the XVI.

In this congress, the Holy Father highlighted the necessity of proclaiming the "Good News" of Lord Jesus Christ to the far corners of the world.

It is the duty and a joyful experience when we share our God given faith with others and show them the path to salvation and eternal world.

Let's be proud of our Faith first and attract others to the Lord's Church by our noble and service-minded lives.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Greed for Money, Power, Position and worldly affairs

Even many chosen and ordained servants today forget at whose servicee they are. Many Priests and Pastors run for position, power and wealth. Some times they behave even more shamefully than pagans. Are they lacking the discernment of the Holy Spirit?

When a priest is elevated as a Bishop, he is expected to become more humble and graceful. He should renounce the world more and get attached to the heaven. If such 'Pastors' lead the Church, how far their tenure will be fruitful and pleasing to the 'ONE' that called them...?

The faithful must pray fervently for the spiritual leaders. Because they will be tormented by the satan more than anyone else and they need more strength to withstand such temptations.

One thing is clear and known to one and all. No position or power or reccomendation or status or wealth shall take any one to Heaven...!