Does the Archdiocese of Bombay concur with the liberal views of Fr. Reese?

1. From: michaelprabhu@vsnl.net To: director@gmail.com Subject: “Law of graduality: living with the imperfect” by Fr. Thomas Reese SJ.

Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:05:27 +0530

Dear Fr. Cajetan Menezes, Director, Snehalaya, Mumbai,
We are informed that in the Family Link, the bulletin of the Archdiocesan Family Commission, Mumbai, Vol. 13, no. 2 of December 2014, you have published an article titled “Law of graduality: living with the imperfect” by Fr. Thomas Reese SJ.

I am certain that you must be aware that Fr. Reese is a dissenting theologian who has had a run-in with Rome on a few occasions and he is in the “progressive” camp on the issues that have been and are to be taken up at the Synods on the Family (October 2014 and October 2015).
Since you are on the national level committee of five persons that has been constituted by the CCBI to gather information, feedback and responses to the Synod-related, Questionnaire from the faithful and religious, we were wondering if you had realized the consequences of the mal-influence that Fr. Reese’s article could have on individuals especially since his arguments in favour of the “Law of graduality” are not compatible with Catholic orthodoxy?

Since Family Link is the journal of the Bombay Archdiocesan Family Commission, does the inclusion of the article in its December issue mean that the Archdiocese of Bombay concurs with the liberal views of Fr. Reese?
I would like to hear your views on the matter.
Thanking you,
Michael


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From: michaelprabhu@vsnl.net To: agnelorg@gmail.com; CC: director@gmail.com Subject: Fw: “Law of graduality: living with the imperfect” by Fr. Thomas Reese SJ. Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:11:56 +0530

Dear Bishop Agnelo,
Fr. Cajetan Menezes has not deigned to respond to the clarification sought by me in my communication of 5 days ago, see below.
From my enquiries, I understand that you are the publisher of Family Link and Fr. Menezes heads the Family Link team.
I hope that you will clarify both, Family Link’s and the Bombay Archdiocese’s stand on the matter.
Michael Prabhu

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One Response to Does the Archdiocese of Bombay concur with the liberal views of Fr. Reese?

  1. ralphcoelho says:

    I am not sure if Fr Resse is a “dissenting” or “questioning” theologian. Personally I see him as one who challenges not one who gives a “fatwa”.
    Most educated Catholics are unwilling to challenge even contemporary sociology and want someone else like Michael to tell them what to do and then do what they want to.

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