After some ladies complained the said mirror disappeared. In the meantime morchas of the people were taken to the police station which started from St. Micheals Church . Various church affiliated organisations lent their names as organisers of the morcha in support of the cameras in the ladies toilets.
Now CBCI and various other church bodies are making statements that the law should take its own course in case of Bishop Franco . What they are implying is that the laity should not take morchas .
Cardinal Oswald Gracias is the head of the Archdiocese of Mumbai as well as the head of the CBCI , can such different stands be taken depending how it suits him?
Can the mass be used to defame a person. The late Gordon Jacobs was defamed during the Saturday and Sunday masses . A morcha was held in the church premises and placards made. No announcements were then made that the law should take its course? Despite it being a grave liturgical abuse no action was taken. Cardinal Oswald Gracias reacts differently depending who is the victim.
Are these donations being used to buy victims silence?
Are these donations used to pay the best advocates fees when the religious are the accused?
How many people are aware that a 12 year old altar boy was sodomised by a catholic priest in Mumbai?
Who is paying for the legal fees of his advocate?
I think the time has come when we the laity who donate money start asking questions and getting answers other wise things will get bad to worse and we will be responsible for the same.
Ezekiel Chapter 3 verses 17 to 21 calls upon us to be watchmen and to point out such wrong acts otherwise the sin will be on us.
A. M. Sodder