“INCULTURATION” ð ð ð “ACCOMODATION” ð ð ð “CAPITULATION”

Taken from Ephesians- 511.Click on the link below to view the photograph

CARDINAL OSWALD GRACIAS, ARCHBISHOP OF BOMBAY

Cardinal Oswald Gracias is the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India [CBCI], serving since March 2010, and re-elected for a second consecutive two-year term in February 2012!

On February 9, 2013, he was elected president of the Latin-rite Conference of Catholic Bishops of India [CCBI]!!

He is also the Secretary General of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences and member, Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts!!!

On April 13, 2013, he was appointed by Pope Francis, along with seven other Cardinals to advise the Pope on Church governance and the reform of the Roman Curia!!!!

 

WEARS A HINDU MARK IN THE CENTER OF HIS FOREHEAD

 

THIS MARK, CALLED “TILAK” IS OF RELIGIOUS SIGNIFICANCE TO HINDUS.

IT IS NEVER APPLIED BY MUSLIMS OR CHRISTIANS [ESPECIALLY PROTESTANTS].

MANY CATHOLIC WOMEN HOWEVER COMMONLY FLAUNT A STYLISED “BINDI”.

NOW THERE IS AN ALARMING TREND OF THE MARK’S INCREASING USE BY NUNS

AND BY CATHOLIC MEN – NOT AMONG THE LAITY,

BUT AMONG PRIESTS, BISHOPS, CARDINALS, AND EVEN THE APOSTOLIC NUNCIO

I have scoured the internet and my research library seeking information, any information which says that the bindi or tilak is a purely Indian cultural phenomenon. While I didn’t find a shred of evidence that says that, I found tons of evidence to the contrary. My findings are compiled in a separate article titled, “BINDI OR TILAK MARK ON THE FOREHEAD-INDIAN OR HINDU?

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/BINDI_OR_TILAK_MARK_ON_THE_FOREHEAD-INDIAN_OR_HINDU.doc

APRIL 2013

About The Voice Of Bombay's Catholic Laity

Bombay Laity Ezekiel’s Chapter 3 Task as Watchman 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
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6 Responses to “INCULTURATION” ð ð ð “ACCOMODATION” ð ð ð “CAPITULATION”

  1. Francis Lobo says:

    Hindu religious symbol on Cardinal’s forehead. Is he not aware of the meaning and spirituality behind this?
    http://ephesians-511.net/docs/HINDU_RELIGIOUS_MARK_ON_THE_FOREHEAD_16-CARDINAL_OSWALD_GRACIAS_WEARS.doc

  2. Ralph Coelho Yahoo says:

    While Cardinal Oswald Gracious accepts, (I presume without seeking) a variety of high profile and demanding posts one wonders when he finds time to get the word done for any one of them.

    It is more than a little surprising that he sports a tilak. The mark on the forehead has many meanings, not least is one of beatification of the fair sex. But when it is used in connection with any religious ceremony or by a “religious” man, it signifies fidelity to a belief in a “god”.

    As such, Indians should be aware how the whole issue of inculturation was stopped by Vatican in 1980 or thereabouts. Those could only be because it was not being correctly applied. I am myself confused how some places have Arati when this is not part of the GIRM.

    Ralph

  3. Sad that a pic of Gracias sporting the tilak was not published. One more reason, (besides him being deaf and blind) to kick him out from the group of advisers to Pope Francis. How many know how the tilak originated ( according to stories/myth/legend). The first to sport it is said to be the goddess Parvati wife of the god Shiva. All this AARTI and dancing in the sanctuary must be stopped. It does not make Christians better Indians.

  4. JESUS MY LORD AND MY GOD where is your church, the CHURCH you died and founded GOING ????? HELP US LORD !!!!!

  5. What response does Our Dear cardinal have to the issue of a tilak on his forehead.
    Or will he again do his usual stunt to sweep under the carpet.

  6. Gracias is blind so he cannot see the carpet; he is also deaf so he cannot, and does not want to, hear all the comments/protests; carry on dear Gracias, your day of reckoning will surely come, JESUS is not blind and deaf; enjoy your fun till it lasts !!!!!

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