What ‘Birth Control Pills’ are doing to your body

Most people have heard about ‘Birth control pills’ or the ‘Morning-after pill’ or ‘oral contraceptives’, but not many know how they really work and what are the consequences of taking these pills. Though the pill can have serious moral and health consequences, we seldom talk about it. I’ve recently had the opportunity to dvelve into…

Digital Desert

We are into the third week of Lent and it’s time to evaluate our Lenten observances. It’s not uncommon to have failed after having resolutely and faithfully followed our Lenten practices for the first few days. So what should I do? Easy – make an examination of conscience and start over. The first step is…

Finding NiMo

The Nirav Modi case has once again brought the media spotlight on the Corruption Circus! It never ceases to amaze me how we (and the media) always have a new, juicy topic every two weeks to freak out about and more importantly, to divert our attention away from other more important issues, which are then…

Two Lenten Passion Poems

Lorraine Monteiro from Good Shepherd Church, Andheri West, has always had a talent with words. She is an avid poet and has penned many beautiful compositions. I would like to share two of them which are particularly relevant as we approach the Lenten season. Calvary The way to Calvary on which walked my Lord Was…

Fighting Fair: Resolving Marriage Problems Big and Small

I receive tons of marriage jokes on Whatsapp, many of them from women themselves. As you can imagine, most of them are skewed heavily in favour of the husband. A statement dubiously attributed to Al Gore says, “After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can’t face each other, but…

Why #MeToo is not enough

Ever since the Harvey Weinstein abuse scandal broke out last year, I have wanted to write about it. But I haven’t. Partially because I was afraid of how my thoughts on this subject would be interpreted (yes, priests are human too). You see, speech online today has become extremely emotional and quite often devoid of…

I’m waiting for two babies this Advent

Every Advent season, we are reminded that it is a season of ‘waiting’, of hopeful anticipation of the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. But how many of us really feel this ‘waiting’? How many of us really feel the excitement of the arrival of Christmas Day? Well, let me be more specific. Everyone’s usually…

The Virgin Mary and Wonder Woman

This maybe a little late in the day but better late than never. Wonder Woman was one of my favourite movies this year. And Gal Gadot has made herself indispensable in the role. What appealed to me was that Wonder Woman was powerfully portrayed without making her seem to be a feminist (although her colleagues…

Unite the League

If you are a fan of superhero movies, choosing between the DC Universe and the Marvel Universe is a tough act. But then if you are like me, don’t choose but have twice the fun. It’s not either-or, it’s both. Remember when fans were divided between the Star Wars franchise and the Star Trek series?…

Can Catholics support same-sex marriage?

Just a few days ago, Australians voted for same-sex marriage in a non-binding postal referendum, with the “yes” earning 61 percent of the votes. Though this referendum has not yet been translated into legislation till the time I was writing this, there seems to be little reason why it won’t happen. With this, one of…