Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Technology and Religion, both are needed and a greater complementarity is to be ensured for a better living. This was perhaps the winning argument (or proposal) of the Annual Debate held at St. John's Regional Seminary, Kondadaba on December 14, 2010. The College witnessed a lively volley of arguments to and from peppered by few torggers by Fr. Anthony Puthussery,
The Moderator, on the theme 'Technology and Religion are Complementary'.

The eight speakers of the day, representing a growth group each were well prepared with their talks and set in motion the arguments during the 50 minutes floor discussion. The Presence of Fr. Anthony as the Moderator proved to be a great help in directing the flow of the debate. He rightly clarified terms, rephrased questions, tickled deeper reflection, and offered valuable insights all along. Though the focus of the discussion stayed mostly on the technological front the validity of the arguments could not be denied.

The strongest argument of the team against the motion was that God was being replaced by modern adrared technology and that technology is a greater distraction than aid in evangelization. Those for the motion strongly argued that Technology and Religion have a common origin, goal and their difference in the method of reaching the goal, only endorses the complementarity.
Fr. Rinoy Joseph, in his concluding remarks pointed out that in and through the whole procedure there were more proposals them opponents. He complimented the students for taking an active part and encouraged them to continue reading, reflecting and challenging one another in line with the theme of the debate.
Prof. Ratnasekhar and Br. Vincent Castilino were the judges - The team which argned against the motion were eventually declared winners. Fr. Wilson Jose, the Principal was the main brain, hands and legs behind the whole programme, with a little help from the Rainbow Group.
Report by M.H. Wilson

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Annual Spiritual Youth Retreat

The Mother Teresa Group Members Celebrated organized the Annual Youth Retreat on December 15, Sunday, 2010, with the help of their animator Fr. Rinoy Joseph. There were totally 75 youngster from the various places to which Brothers go for their week-end ministry.

This Retreat was animated by Fr. Yugul Kumar from Archdiocese of Visakhapatnam. He gave an inspiring and wonderful talk to the youth to renew their lives. he led the youth towards the Lord Jesus by animating the adoration in the evening and by the celebration of the Holy at noon Mass. The youth felt very happy for coming here and taking part in this retreat. Their joy and happiness was evident in their faces and in their words. They also complimented Fr. Yugul for his piety and great zeal for in his Ministry.
The One-day retreat started at 11.00 am. followed by the words of welcome given by Br. B. Balaraju, the leader of the groups At 11.30 am. Fr. Yugul Kumar started his talk and concluded it at 1.00 pm. After the talk the group moved for lunch and some free time.
Fr. Yugul conducted the adoration at 2.15 pm. and at 3.00 pm. we started the Mass. The Mass singing was looked after by Bros. Velangani and B. Sunil. Prayer of the faithful was led by B. Lourdu and Offertory was seen to by G. Mariadas. The concluding vote of thanks was given by K. Raphael. M. Rajendra and S. Sudhakar prepared the stage backdrop and water arrangements were overseen by P. Chaitanya and K. Rajendra.
Report by Br. B. Balaraju