Catholic Church – Quo Vadis‏

Appendix - IH.H. Pope / H.E. Inter-nuncio,
Appendix - II

Many discerning Catholics, and members of the clergy were found to be perplexed when Pope Benedict the XVI, averred in his book “Jesus of Nazareth” that the ox and the ass in the manger was a myth.

In this context I quote from a parish bulletin of a church in New Zealand copy attached (Appendix – 1)

Surely St. Francis of Assisi so widely revered could not have been wrong in his emphasis.

Strangely, the Pope has a precursor in the person of Rev. Father Erasto Fernandes who has penned his version in his book the “Christmas Story – Fact or Fable” where he has digressed to give his theological explanation for the Ascension, copy attached (Appendix – II).

Mr. Michael Prabhu, noted apologist from Chennai has mentioned in his findings that even now Fr. Erasto teaches that Christ rose from a cross.

Within this conflicting background, I refer to a circular letter from Rev. Father Villa to all the Cardinals and Bishops concerned (this was circulated all over India) against the beatification of Pope Paul VI.

Since the process was accomplished despite objections to Paul VI because of his homosexual and Masonic links and titles, I had suggested to the pontiff that he recant the sainthood of previous Popes who held distinctly divergent views.

It becomes clear now that the Vatican has a colour bias considering that the processes of venerable Fr. Agnel and Blessed Joseph Vaz continue to lie in limbo.

The fact is that it was government intervention viz. Mr. Asaf Ali, Indian Ambassador to the Vatican who told Rome in no uncertain terms that India were displeased at not having a Cardinal which culminated in Valerian Gracias being alleviated to be a Prince of the church.

The Postulants of the causes of both the above saintly men should bring to bear pressure on the Ministry of External Affairs – Govt. of India to expedite their sainthood processes.

The impassioned prayer and plea of our Holy Father on Vocation Sunday is very impressive and telling. However it is shocking to learn that 2 senior priests proscribed from teaching in the diocesan seminary by H.E. Ivan Cardinal Dias have been recalled to disseminate as it were their disparate views. It is a well known fact that the teaching in the seminary is diluted, so one may ask how strong will be the faith of the candidates who are ordained.

Let this be a Clarion call to the laity to make their presence known and felt as been in church history.

Yours in Christ

A. G. D’Mello

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2 Responses to Catholic Church – Quo Vadis‏

  1. I am confused, and shocked. Soon we could be asked to believe that Joseph was not the foster father, and the three kings were a myth. May be they will soon tell us that Jesus was never born at Bethlehem,
    Whats happening is very shocking and one tends to believe to doubt what we have been taught over the generations.
    I believe that we now need to approach the Indian Ambassador to the Vatican and express the feelings of the catholics in India to The Holy Father. We at Mumbai (Bombay) have tried enough to dialogue with our Dear cardinal Oswald Gracias with little success.
    As for our Apostolic Nuncio its silence of a graveyard
    Any views of feedback please?

  2. Croydon. says:

    Thank you Mr. D’mello for this article and your action of writing to the Pope. I hate to sound discouraging, but please dont expect very much from the Nuncio though. He seems to be asleep since his in this country, probably jetlag, so please dont disturb him.
    As you have highlighted, the inefficiency of teaching AUTHENTIC Catholic doctrine in the seminary,one must also realise that we are led by a Cardinal who has xxxxx the Catholic faith by words and deeds. So, nothing much can be expected by the subordinates. With regard to the Article by Fr Erasto Fernandes,on what has he based his article. When I read from great Indian Christian writers such as Fr Conrad Saldanha and Mr.Michael Prabhu, you will read of references to scripture or doctrine. There is no mention of such in Fr.E.Fernandes’ article. Which then makes this article his opinion and not fact. Which also asks the question, does Fr Ernasto Fernandes write FACT or FABLE?

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