Green Diocese- Barren Implementation

On September 1st, 2018 the Archdiocese of Mumbai through Cardinal Oswald Gracias launched what is called a Green Diocese. Very noble thoughts on his part. Everything is to be conserved so that global warming and its effects are reduced.

My question is while he exhorts the laity to work towards a Green Diocese what is the Cardinal himself doing is he leading by example?

Will Cardinal Gracias  publicly declare that when he dies he will be buried in a shroud? The answer is NO.I have asked this question to him a number of times on various fora but he has never replied.

One should lead by example. A number of lay people are today being buried in shrouds not out of compulsion but voluntarily.

If Cardinal Oswald Gracias publicly claims he is willing to be buried in a shroud all other religious will also follow.

Today green fields are turning barren and into deserts.  Huge Archdioceses like Mumbai are getting hardly any vocations. Leaders should lead by example.

A.M. Sodder

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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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2 Responses to Green Diocese- Barren Implementation

  1. John Menezes says:

    Vocations are still plentiful in groups that maintain the Traditions of the Catholic Church like the Society of St. Pius X founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. Cardinal Oswald Gracias may like to interact with its District Superior in Singapore when he breaks journey there in order to know how and why.

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