Our Demands from the Archdiocese of Bombay

Our Demands from the Archdiocese of Bombay

  1. Sole Trustee ship shall be abolished within 3 months from today in keeping with the Bombay High Court Judgement.We demand all priests attached to any parish be made co- trustees.Minimum 5 persons who are priests. If not available then neighbourhood priests to be made trustees.
  2. A white paper shall be brought out of all the propeties owned by the Church since the year 1947 till date parish wise and an account be given of all the money received from such sales.
  3. All properties owned by the Church to be developed for the benefit of practising Roman Catholics. Agreements should be drafted in such a way that subsequent flat sales should also be to practising Roman Catholics and the Church should approve all such sales and subsequent sales by charging a maximum premium of upto Rs.10,000/-.Properties can only be sold after advertisements are put in the Examiner, Archdoiocese/Church Website, ,Local Church notice board, Local Church monthly newspaper/handout/bulletin.
  4. Fetes/ Soveniurs be released to pay wages of  ABE Teachers who may have not been paid wages/arrears and all co-operation given to them to raise such funds and they should be treated with respect.

5.All letters which have a contrary view shall also be published in the Examiner .

  1. Properties which are willed by individuals , be willed only to the Archdiocese of Bombay and not in the name of any individual priest. Prominent advertisements shall be carried out regularly in the Examiner/ all church-archdiocese websites/ handouts/ bulletins  with regard to these wills and that there is no impediment in willing property to the Archdiocese of Bombay.

7.Accounts be given of the two Sunday collections sent to Archbishops House.

  1. The Archdiocese Finance Committee to be fully revamped.

Association of Concerned Catholics

CROSS – Bandra

Maharshtra Christian Youth Forum

Wake Up Bandra

Mr. Anil Joseph

Mr. Neil Pereira and other like minded groups/persons.







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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5 Responses to Our Demands from the Archdiocese of Bombay

  1. Please come in large numbers tomorrow at 1000 AM at the Archbishop’s house Colaba, Mumbai, just along side sarkhari Bhavan road.

  2. John Menezes says:

    Who is a practicing Roman Catholic? When Paul VI signed the Dogmatic Constitution of the Church (21/11/1964), through chapter one, section 8, paragraph 2, he instituted a New Church and a New Religion for which the entire Catholic Church has been refigured to turn its adherents from Roman Catholics into Roman Protestants, to embrace a new “ecumenism of reconciled diversity” and to breach the Encyclical “Mortalium Animos” (6/1/1928) of Pope Pius XI which had warned that such devices would amount to the abandonment of the religion given by God.
    The Holy Name Cathedral was built with public money to offer, inter alia, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass but, after Vatican II, what is performed thereat is the New Order of Mass which is a Reformist Communion Service and a pallid parody of the True Mass, a breach of Divine Law in that it has replaced the Christ-given Catholic Mass coming from Apostolic times with a man-made ritual, a Work of Human Hands. Even the ordination rites have not been spared as every prayer in the traditional rite which stated specifically the essential role of a priest as a man ordained to offer propitiatory sacrifice for the living and the dead has been removed. In most cases these were the precise prayers removed by the Protestant Reformers or, if not precisely the same, there are clear parallels.
    For a short and convincing critique of Paul VI’s New Order of Mass, Google “The Ottaviani Intervention” which was written by a Group of Roman Theologians headed by late Rev. Dr. Michel Louis Guerard des Lauriers OP, Professor at the Lateran University and confessor of Pope Pius XII and which shows that it is not a Catholic Mass at all.
    If Catholic properties are only for practicing Catholics so also the sole Trustees must be abiding Catholics who transmit the True Faith and not another religion in disguise. Experience, since Vatican II, has shown otherwise. When the Sole Trustee of Mumbai ramps up the aisle to his Episcopal Chair escorted by an indispensable gang of concelebrants, he breaches Part II of “Mediator Dei” (20/11/1047) of Pope Pius XII which repudiates concelebration as it denies the sacrificial intent of a Catholic Mass. Therefore the Sole Trustee must himself be a practicing Roman Catholic in the first place and renounce the New Religion of Paul VI.

  3. lehommeducommun says:

    The efforts put up by the lay Catholic organisations such as Association of Concerned Catholics and CROSS in highlighting the illegal sale of Church land as also highlighting the plight of teachers in schools run by the Archdiocesan Board of Education is indeed commendable. I wish the Catholics of Bombay do not behave like mere cattle to the activities in their respective parishes instead should ask questions about the running of each parish from their respective parish council members. Lay Catholic organisations like Bombay Catholic Sabha could have done more but appear to be spineless and seem to simply toe the official ;line of the Catholic hierarchy without least bit thought whether the same is correct or otherwise.
    As regards the fate of teachers in schools run by the Archdiocesan Board of Education, it is indeed shocking that the Catholic church of Bombay which talks endlessly about social justice has failed to ameliorate the plight of teachers in its own schools. Teachers are not paid the pay scales as per recommendations of the pay commissions and are not even paid their DA and other benefits. Father George Athaide, Secretary, Archdiocesan Board of Education, uses the lame excuse that school fees are not increased so the teachers are not paid their dues. Why should the poor teachers suffer for this reason. Does the Board want the teachers to subsidize the students fees by paying them less . In most cases the teachers in ABE run schools are mostly Catholics and perhaps the only visible symbol of Roman Catholicism in the schools, some of which do not have even a single Catholic student in a class. Surely the ABE has a duty towards these teachers and should have ensured that their rightful dues are paid even if that means increasing the school fees. If the ABE cannot stand by its own teachers then can it expect the teachers to be loyal to ABE?

    Phil Dsouza

  4. How SAD !!!! do we really want to see ” POOR ” priests and nuns ???? without fancy cars — fat bank balances — fancy clothes — AND lots of money in the pocket to have a good time on wine and women ?????

  5. Its the end of Good times.Yes Fergus what you say is so very true.I have seen some who join the clergy representing the seven years of famine .Come 12 to 18 months they represent the seven years of full and plenty. So much to eat and drink, some develop bellies like beer barrels. Good profession to be in, lots to eat drink, no responsibility no accountability, plenty of authority.

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