The time has come when a number of priests will be transferred and so also a number of priests shall retire.A priest usually is relieved of his administrative duties when he completes 75 years of age.This means that a parish priest is relieved of his duties when he completes 75 years of age.
So also there are a number of priests who continue to get KALA PANI postings for reasons best known to the hierarchy.
The Church in Mumbai is also plagued will various issues of illegal Property sales.
There are some priests who get prime postings and are the blue eyed boys of the Bishop.St.Michaels Church Mahim is one such prime posting.Some priests specialize in sale of Church lands and continue to get postings where there are opportunities to sell Church land.Some priests continue to give their family members opportunities to earn money at the Church’s expense.
Do these factors really matter?
Why is it that Fr.Roque Almeida is not made to retire as Parish Priest despite reaching 75 years of age? Is he related to the Cardinal?
Why is it that Fr.John Rumao not made to retire as Parish Priest despite reaching 75 years of age? Fr.John Rumao is the same Priest along with Fr.Felix who were the inquiry officers appointed in Fr.Hugh Fonsecas case and who declined to examine witnesses who wrote to both of them that they wanted to be examined and give evidence .Was it done to taper the evidence towards a desired end.
Why is it that Monsg.Nereus Rodrigues not retiring as Rector despite reaching 75 years of age?
Are all these blue eyed boys being kept with a specific purpose in mind?
The Church in Mumbai has to be transparent and the transparecy has to be seen and felt and mere lip service will not do.