Mixing of Religion With Politics

 He taught Scripture and theology in the Seminary. He was the rector of the Seminary and now see the picture below of how religion is being mixed with politics.
It is understandable if some new priest did it but just imagine a person who has served as a priest as a moderator at the Seminary is today hobnobbing with Politicians.
Just imagine if Catholics are attacked due to this priest openly mixing about with politicians and the Congress is not elected?
Does he know the repercussions of this act? We, are making a mockery of our religion.
The Cardinal should act immediately and issue a public statement or else we will have to face the music for this act of Fr. Harold Vaz who is the parish priest of Our Lady of Egypt Church.
We, had a previous parish priest of the same Church who put up a public notice , made a public announcement in the Saturday/ Sunday mass and held a morcha in the Church and said Gordon Jacobs is the no.1 enemy of the Church when he condemned the mixing of religion with politics as was indulged by Fr.Adrian Fereirra.
Till today no action has been taken by the Cardinal.This has made more and more priests bolder.
Just imagine the quality of  priests who have trained under this rector.
Jesus save the Church in Mumbai.

Catholics divided, but vow to vote for development

Catholics divided, but vow to vote for development
Kalina Cong candidate Kripashankar Singh campaigning in a Catholic neighbourhood in Vakola
The community, generally loyal to Congress, doesn’t want to focus on parties and instead pick candidates who have done work in their areas.

The large Catholic community in the city has traditionally backed the Congress, but this time the members’ loyalties are divided, say political observers. With two major political alliances splitting, Catholics are likely to base their decision on work done by their local candidates irrespective of the party.

Their vote will be a key factor in at least six constituencies in Mumbai, including Bandra West, Kalina and Vile Parle.

In Bandra West, some Catholic groups are with BJP’s Ashish Shelar, but in neighbouring Kalina, Christians are backing Congress leader Kripashankar Singh.

For years, Bandra West has been a Congress bastion; the community helped elect Priya Dutt to Parliament and voted for sitting legislator Baba Siddique in three elections. But this time Catholics, who account account for 11 per cent of the electors, are not sure which party they will vote for.

But some prominent members have played an integral part in Shelar’s campaign. “In 2009, Catholics in Bandra had supported Shelar. He, however, lost by a narrow margin. There is a lot of anger among voters against those who were in power till recently,” said Anil Joseph, a former vice-president of the Bombay Catholic Association.

Shelar – who will face Siddique, Shiv Sena’s Vilas Chavari and Tushar Afale of the MNS – said that he was confident of winning the seat. “I served as a corporator for two terms in the constituency and completed various civic works. In the past two years, I have spent my MLC funds for the development of the area,” he said.

But the Congress leader even refused to consider Shelar as a major rival. “People voted for BJP in May (Lok Sabha elections), but inflation is still high and black money stashed abroad has not been brought back. Voters will not be fooled again, as it was evident in the by-polls. I don’t consider Shelar as my competitor, I am fighting with Chavari,” Siddique said.

He added that prominent Bandra Catholics such as Darrly D’Monte and Cornel Gonsalves were backing him.

In Kalina, Kripashankar will take on BJP’s Amarjit Singh, Sena’s Sanjay Potnis and NCP’s Kaptan Malik. “Some Catholic groups may be supporting BJP elsewhere, but in Kalina, the community is with Congress. We have been working for local residents for the past five years and ensured their problems are addressed,” said Congress corporator Brian Miranda.

Redevelopment of gaothans is a major issues for the community and it will influence members’ decision. “All minorities are with the Congress in Kalina. People from north India who have settled there are also backing me,” Singh said. “I have informed the voters about the work I have done in the area. I have not made any false promises.”

Some Catholics are also contesting from Bandra West and Kalina under the banner of Maharashtra Swaraj Party. But they have found it difficult to drum up support.



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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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3 Responses to Mixing of Religion With Politics

  1. Peter Prabhu says:

    Your Eminence, while you are in Rome, you lost on your own Vote, why are you ruining the Archdiocese of Mumbai with the 1% fake priests and 1 false Knight! Wake up, people are losing faith in Christianity now due to your mess!

  2. Hello peter, he is thick skin. he does not care for his flock, only up and down to Rome to impress The Holy father. To me ,he is a pseudo. Please continue to expose him as much as you can.I am asking other Concerned Catholics to do likewise.

  3. Peter Prabhu says:

    Your Eminence, please refer to XXXxx (Archdiocesan project) and tell me where havent you seen a Yogic Sadhu mixing Religion and Politics.

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