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Australia has sent 157 Tamil asylum seekers, including 50 children, to Nauru a week after religious leaders slammed policy in this area as child abuse. The group were held at sea for a month after their boat, which set sail from Pondicherry in India, was intercepted in June. They were moved to Australia’s mainland, to […]

Tuesday 25 June

Genesis 13:2, 5-18,Ps 15, Matthew 7:6, 12-14 Empathy Evelyn Greenslade, in ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, is a recent widow struggling to start life again on her own. She encounters the inflexible patter of call centres and gives up. Later, living in India, she is able to explain to call centre operatives, the value of […]

Birth of a Pilgrimage – Miracle at Rayakottai

When Fr Joy bought a farm ten years ago in the little village of Nagamangalam, nothing let him forsee the amazing events which account for the fame of the place today. Thousands of pilgrims are flocking each week to take away water seen as miraculous. One day in 2002, when I was still in charge […]

Wednesday 24 August

St Bartholomew Apostle Apocalypse 21:9-14, Ps. 145, John 1:45-51 Faithful follower Jesus chose the Twelve to live and learn from him and to bring the good news to all the earth. Bartholomew was one of the twelve. He is probably the one identified as Nathaniel whom Jesus saw under the fig tree and who was […]