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Vatican City: "I think that bicycles are necessary because there's a lot of work to do and you have to move around but get a humbler one!' Pope Francis told seminarians and novices July 7 in the Vatican’ s Paul VI Hall. "And, if you like that beautiful car, think about how many children are dying of hunger, just (think of) that!" he told the approximately 6,000 young adults. Pope Francis met with the young seminarians and novices to mark the end of their four-day pilgrimage to Rome sponsored by the Vatican as part of the Year of Faith. "I'm telling you, truly, it hurts me when I see a priest or a sister with a brand new car. But you can't (do that), you can't!" he July commented. 22, 2013 "Now, you're thinking, ‘but then, fa-

ther, must we go by bike?'" the Pope asked. "Bikes are nice," he replied, noting, "Monsignor Alfred goes by bike, he does it." The pontiff also advised them to always be coherent in living out their vocation so that their testimony will be credible. "True joy doesn't come from things. No, it is born of an encounter, of the relationship with the other," he said. "It's born of feeling ourselves accepted, understood, loved and of accepting, understanding and loving," the Pope said. "And this is not for interests of the moment but because others are people." He underscored that joy is born from the freedom of an encounter and of "feeling yourself saying, 'you are impor-

tant for me' and not necessarily with words." "This is wonderful and it's precisely God who helps us understand this," he said. Previously, during a morning Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica, he told the seminarians and novices they are in a "beautiful season" that represents "the moment of betrothal; the spring of vocation; the season of discovery, assessment, formation." He also stressed on the importance of joy, the cross and prayer as the mission of Christians. A novice from the Congregation of Sisters of Nazareth in London told CNA July 4 that the first day of the pilgrimage was a "very good and1 lovely experience." (Contd.. on p. 11)

Kerala Church Trying To Cleanse Image Of Controversial Priest

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Honoured

Kottayam: The St Mary’s Church in Athirampuzha, Kerala, is making a list of those who have gained by the intercession of Fr. Benedict On?amkul?am, the controversial priest acquitted by a court in a murder case. The move is seen as paving the way for conferring an exalted status on the priest. “The many ways in which devotees, many of whom are from Malabar, have benefited after praying at the tomb of Fr. Benedict have been periodically published in the bulletin of the parish church," admitted Fr. Joshy Muppathinchira, assistant vicar of St Mary’s Church. But some in the church say it has not taken any decision up till now to propose his name for higher recognition in the Church although there is a demand for it in some sections. Among stories of miracles circulating is that of class X student, who apparently recovered after being on the verge of death all because his grandfather prayed at the tomb of the priest. Fr. Benedict, a priest with the Changanacherry archdiocese, died on January 11, 2001. According to church sources at least two proven miracles of people being freed of diseases not curable by medical science need to be attributed to the dead for canonization. A special team from Rome has to also explore the sanctity of the miracles through an inquiry and confirm them, they explain. Fr. Benedict Onamkulam was accused of murdering a widow who was found dead on June 16, 1966. The police claimed the priest had murdered the woman after a liaison and fathering a son. The priest was sentenced to death by Justice Kunjiraman Vaidhyan of the Kollam sessions court but was acquitted by the division bench of high court, which gave him the benefit of the doubt. But the case created a sensation all over the state. Crucially, a doctor’s family later confessed that the woman had died of complications during abortion and that she had been in a relationship with a planter.

Mira road: July 14th is a memorable day for St. Joseph Church, Mira Road. On this day Secular members of the Order of Discalced Carmelites took a bold step forward to commit themselves in the Order through the Evangelical Counsels of Chastity, Poverty, Obedience and the Beatitudes. Thus to collaborate in the mission of Carmel by means of contemplative prayer and apostolic activity. The Solemn Eucharistic Celebration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was presided over by Fr. Michael M. Shenoy together with 4 Asst. Priests. Fr. Roshan D'souza preached an inspiring homily on the theme “Importance and the significance of Scapular”. During the days of novena, as a preparation for the feast, the Brothers reflected on the various aspects of Devotions. On this occasion 6 OCDS candidates were inducted into novitiate and 5 OCDS renewed their profession and 4 of them made their final promise. They were accompanied in their formation by Fr. Ivan D’souza. Scapulars, the sign of the motherly protection of Mary were distributed to the faithful for all the masses. In the evening Carmel Family get-together was held at Anubhav. It was a nice opportunity where secular members shared their joys and happiness. The newly professed members were felicitated and the brothers conducted few creative games. The fellowship concluded with the monastic dinner. —Fr. Ivan D’souza


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Contents pg. 3 - Latin Church Hits Out At Kerala Government pg. 4 - A Letter to CM pg. 5 - Franciscus’ First Encyclical pg. 7 - Reader's Views pg 8 - A Tribute To The Generous People Of Orlem pg 9 - Girl’s Road Accident... pg 10 - Francis: Look For Pastors Not Princes For Episcopacy pg 15 - The Apostolic Letter Of Pope pg 16 - The Hush Puppy Syndrome pg 17 - Prudent Inculturation, always expectable to the church pg 18 - Sts. Anne and Joachim pg 19 - Inspiration pg 20 - Matrimonials

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Latin Church Hits Out At Kerala Government Kottayam: The Catholic Church in Kerala is a communion of three individual Churches; Latin, Syro- Malabar, Syro–Malankara. The Latin Church has eleven ecclesiastical units out of 29 dioceses in Kerala. The Latin Catholic Church in Kerala has come out strongly against the state government, saying that it was always kept in the queue even if they asked for what they rightly deserve. The general assembly of the Kerala Regional Latin Catholic Council on the last day of its three-day general council held in Kottayam, issued a political resolution stating that it was the mighty that was ruling the state. “In the appointment of members to board and corporations of the government, formation of minority commission etc, the Latin Church was overlooked by the government,” the resolution stated. At the same time, some other communities are reaping profits by influencing the government. The present government in the state is not at all bothered about the day-to-day issues of the common man, it added. The resolutions said that the government is more interested in group politics and issues related to it. “No proper care has been given to those who are suffering due to natural calamities at present and the government is not in any way bothered about the growing inflation. Real issues are not discussed in the state assembly; both the Opposition and ruling parties are equally responsible for this,” the resolution said.


A letter to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra

To Sri Prithviraj Chavan Hon’ble Chief Minister Maharashtra (via email)

9th July 2013

Hon’ble Sir, Sub: Proposed Anti-Conversion Legislation in Maharashtra From various newspaper reports and reliable sources we have come to know that there is a proposal pending before your State Govt for introducing a Bill to enact an Anti-Conversion Law; which includes a provision to seek prior permission from the Govt before changing one’s religion. May I draw your kind attention to the following: 1. In 2008, just before the Assembly elections in Himanchal Pradesh, the then Congress Govt enacted a similar legislation in a desperate attempt to woo voters in a State that is almost entirely Hindu. The move backfired, and the Congress lost the election. Subsequently, certain provisions of the Act were also struck down by the judiciary, for being ultra vires of one’s constitutional rights. 2. The first State to enact an Anti-Conversion law in India, sometime in the 1950s, was Madhya Pradesh, then again ruled by the Congress. This was in response to the infamous and highly prejudiced Niyogi Commission Report. The target was Christian missionaries. But where does the Congress stand today in Madhya Pradesh? Besides, your Govt would also do well to enquire from neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, how many persons have been convicted for forcible conversion from the time the law was enacted about 60 years ago? 3. Is the present proposed legislation just another poll stunt to woo Hindu votes? It won’t work, and will only serve to further alienate the Minorities from your party, which faces general elections very shortly. 4. Maharashtra is the cradle of Ambedkarism and lakhs of Dalits have converted to Buddhism. Has your Govt got the guts to stop them from converting? Will your Govt dare to prevent somebody from converting to Islam or Sikhism, or even becoming a Hindu, for that matter? 5. Is this just one more election stunt by attacking a soft target like the Christian community, which believes in serving the nation, and not resorting to violent means of protest? Shame on the Maharashtra Govt led by you, if it proceeds with such legislation. 6. It is also appropriate to inform you that the official teaching of the Catholic Church expressly forbids any form of forced conversion. We don’t need your Govt to tell us what to do. PRAYER In view of the above you are humbly requested to withdraw any such proposal immediately, and to issue a public statement to that effect. Since you are known to be a good and honest person we trust that better sense will prevail on your Govt. Yours in the service of the nation, chhotebhai PRESIDENT, KANPUR CATHOLIC ASSOCIATION FORMER NATIONAL PRESIDENT. ALL INDIA CATHOLIC UNION


July 22, 2013

Franciscus’ First Encyclical (Portents for the Future)

From the time of his election about 4 months ago, I have been an unabashed fan of Pope Francis. He has just published his first encyclical “Lumen Fidei” (The Light of Faith) on 29th June, the feast of Sts Peter & Paul. Through the good offices of a friend I was privileged to get a soft copy within a week of its release. Reading a soft copy on a computer screen is far more difficult than reading a printed text; especially for one who intends to study the text and make notes.

of the modern world (cf GS No 1). I also see this statement as an affirmation of his commitment to Vat II ecclesiology, something that was missing in his predecessor. It is also not a coincidence that his encyclical begins with the word Lumen, the same Latin word with which the most important document of Vat II, “Lumen Gentium”, begins.

After dwelling on the faith of Abraham and the encounter of Moses with Yahweh, the personal God (8 – 12) he refers to idolatry as being That being so, my first imthe opposite of faith (13). pression after reading the If this is in the context of 80 pages, was one of disapthe golden calf and the pointment. It seemed a typiliving God, it is fine. But cal theological treatise, dethere is some ambiguity void of any pastoral content. here, with which I am not It came across as a tradicomfortable. He states tional journey of faith from that idols exist “as a preAbraham to Mary, the - Chhotebhai text for setting ourselves apostles, saints and martyrs. at the centre of reality and To do justice to the encycliworshipping the work of cal, I read it again, more carefully. I now our hands” (13). Is he referring to selfshare some of the insights or trends centeredness, aggrandizement, treathat I picked up. sure or pleasure? If so I would subscribe to his views that such things are Lumen Fidei is divided into 4 chapters, not an end in themselves, but only a with 60 clauses. An important thread means to an end, with higher aspirarunning through the encyclical is the tions. constant references to scripture. Franciscus goes further to give the However, Franciscus’ next statement etymological meaning of certain words really disturbs me. He says that idolatry rooted in the Hebrew language. He “is always polytheism, an aimless passcomes across as a scholar, not just the ing from one lord to another” (13). It simpleton. He also uses copious quotes “does not offer a journey but rather a from modern writers and even poets plethora of paths leading nowhere and like T.S. Elliot. forming a vast labyrinth” (ibid). Notice the choice of words – polytheism and Franciscus (that is how he has signed lord; and not words like ideology, Marxthe encyclical, devoid of any titles) be- ism or existentialism. He does not seem gins by saying that faith is not some- to be targeting futile existence al la thing illusory (2). Soon enough he re- Jean Paul Sartre, or new age gurus fers to Vatican II “as a council of faith … with pseudo spiritual fundas and soluwhich clearly showed how faith en- tions. Who then does he have in mind? riches life in all its dimensions” (6). I see Had he been acquainted with India his this as echoing the opening lines of remarks would have been construed Gaudium et Spes (GS) which says that as a jibe against Hinduism, with its the church shares the joys and sorrows pantheon of deities and the endless

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cycle of rebirth. As far as we know Franciscus has not been exposed to Hindu philosophy. So who is he targeting? The answer seems to elude us for now. At another level Franciscus does try to portray divine truths in a very human way. Talking of faith he says that “in many areas in our times we trust others who know more than we do” (18), like architects, pharmacists and lawyers. Jesus spoke in parables, and then gave the explanation. Likewise Franciscus explains that “We also need someone trustworthy and knowledgeable where God is concerned. Jesus, the Son of God, is the one who makes God known to us” (18). This is like our guru-shishya relationship. The Pope then talks of the evangelical aspect of faith. I really like that. He says that “faith is not a private matter, a completely individualistic notion or a personal opinion: it comes from hearing, and it is meant to find expression in words and to be proclaimed” (22). This is a timely reminder that proclamation is integral to our faith. Like love, it must be shared, lest it grow stale and redundant. He then tells us that faith is not an achievement or accomplishment, but an ongoing process. He advocates adding knowledge to our faith (an enlightened faith, not a blind one). He says, “Faith without truth does not save, it does not provide a sure footing” (24). From objective truth he switches to subjective experience, saying that “Believing can be compared to the experience of falling in love; it is something subjective” (27). Can anybody give a reason for falling in love? Franciscus comes across as very human here. He strikes a fine balance by stating “If love needs truth, truth also needs love. Love and truth are inseparable … without


love truth becomes cold, impersonal and oppressive” (Ibid). Strong words. Would that our Sunday preachers and catechism teachers hear what Franciscus has to say! He now balances his strong words against idolatry with very accommodating ones about “non-believers”. Of them he says, “To the extent that they are sincerely open to love and set out with whatever light they can find, they are already, even without knowing it, on the path leading to faith” (35). Here again the encyclical is wholly compatible with Vat II ecclesiology, as expressed in Lumen Gentium. St Francis of Assisi, in the 13th century, is better remembered for his asceticism. It is only recently that Assisi was recognized as the fountainhead of inter-religious dialogue. While the popes and the rest of Christendom were leading crusades to liberate the Holy Land from the Muslims, Francis had entered into dialogue with the Saracens (Mus-

lims). Franciscus reflects this dialoging spirit with reconciliation and conflict resolution. He says, “Unity is superior to conflict; rather than avoiding conflict we need to confront it in an effort to resolve and move beyond it” (55). Can we then expect this pope to not shy away from conflict situations, be they moral or social? Will he bite the bullet? This encyclical points in that direction. The pope also does not see faith as a mere set of beliefs. He sees faith expressed in love and concern for others. It invites one to involvement. He says that it does not “make us forget the sufferings of the world … so it was with St Francis of Assisi and the leper, or with Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and her poor … To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every suffering and opens up a ray of light” (57). So do we expect to see an action oriented leader, rather than one

engaged in theological hair-splitting? Towards the end of his encyclical Franciscus touches on another Franciscan virtue – joy. He refers to the annunciation and resultant incarnation as not just an act of faith (magnificat), but also one of joy (58). Catholics would do well to rush back to their libraries and knock the dust of their books on St Francis of Assisi, whether written by G.K. Chesterton or anybody else; for Franciscus’ papacy is going to have a distinctive Franciscan flavour. When Franciscus, a Jesuit, with the gift of Ignatian discernment, is welded to the primary gospel values of Franciscan living, it makes for a combination more powerful than the total of its individual parts. As one who has experienced both, this writer continues to be very excited about Pope Franciscus. He will be for Catholics, and for the entire world a “Lumen Fidei”, for he has a firm grip on the “sensus fidei”, the pulse of the people.


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Destruction Of Religious Places

The recent bomb blasts that rocked the Buddhist site at Bodh Gaya in Bihar through a series of 9 blasts, is not only atrocious and condemnable , but also defies explanation as to why holy places have now become the target of man’s ire and vengeance. It is not only the Buddhist sites, but also churches, mosques and temples the world over that have come under such senseless acts, because of sectarian violence, religious fundamentalism and terrorist attacks. It is sad that man who, centuries ago preferred to live in the vicinity of consecrated places so as to be in touch with his creator, has now chosen to destroy the very places he built to house the divine. In India we have hundreds of such religious shrines and pilgrimage centres in every state, some which have attained heritage status. Past experience has also shown that it doesn’t require more than a single misguided and brainwashed suicide bomber to blow himself up along with thousands, at religious sites. It is therefore debatable whether we should spend crores of rupees on hiring the services of security personnel and hitech security gadgets to protect our places of worship without guarantee of they being foolproof. The only solution therefore to this vexing problem is for man to tame himself and to learn to respect his creator and fellow beings. —A. F. Nazareth, Alto Porvorim

Pran, A Good Actor

Although Pran was not my favourite actor, I really liked his roles in Zanjeer, Majboor and Bobby. He and Premnath made a very good pair. They were very good actors. That is why most filmmakers cast both of them together in their films. Just as we miss Dev Anand and Rajesh Khanna, we will miss Pran also. May his films be remembered not only among the older generations, but among the younger generations too. May his soul rest in

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peace, and not in pieces. —Jubel D’Cruz, Dombivili

Why Force The Cable Digitisation That Nobody Wants?

I don’t think I’ve ever been bulldozed into doing anything in my life. Except this one time when I came back home after a couple of months in college to be told that our regular satellite provider had to be swapped for the one now prescribed by the government. What compulsion is this, I asked my parents. Nobody has a choice here, they said. A half-hearted technology transfer cannot do a country good. In sharp contrast to the passionate zeal displayed in pushing through cable digitisation, is the situation regarding the digital switch over to terrestrial TV. Both in the US and in several European countries digital terrestrial now has the majority subscriber base. Two strong reasons for that: The most powerful broadcasting system today available is digital terrestrial. It has a single point of failure, not multiple, as in the case of cable and satellite. And it frees up spectrum for telephony. The conversion obviously costs money, we needed to replace a network of analogue transmitters (1450 in India) with digital ones (630 needed). And here’s how we decided to make a mess of the transition. First we took a policy decision to retain terrestrial as a monopoly for DD and AIR. Then we

took the decision to convert but not to provide the money for the conversion. So that in a situation where a total of 630 transmitters were needed, we sanctioned the money for 60 in the 11th plan, and another 60 in the 12th plan. At the rate we’re going, we’ll be operating in another technological era altogether by the time we provide enough for all 630. In trying to ape whom we consider the successful and glorious, we’ve forgotten our own roots. For years, we’ve fought against the dominant paradigm of development. Against the fact that we need not look towards the West for inspiration. For the simple reason that their histories, needs and circumstances are not the same as ours. We can, therefore, not adopt the same solutions as them. It’s just not going to work. We, as a television viewing nation, cannot afford such technology. Not as of now. That is as blunt as it can get. And there is no point in depriving masses of the right to watch television itself just because we can’t seem to get some skewed policies out of our heads and ways. That is just unfair. Maybe, we should consider getting our act together before we set out to conquer the world. —Lata Jha

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July 22, 2013

Girl’s Road Accident Death Stirs Residents Into Action

Residents of Andheri Kurla Road, along with citizen movement group Agni and Holy Family Church, will assist traffic cops in managing traffic at the busy Holy Family Chowk Death of a 28-year-old girl in February, an accident every now and then, and several incidents of people narrowly escaping the oncoming traffic in the last couple of months. It seems the residents of Andheri Kurla Road finally have had enough, and are now leaving no stone unturned to make the Holy Family Church junction safe for pedestrians. Locals, with the support of the citizen movement group Agni and Holy Family Church, have decided to take steps to prevent fatal mishaps at the killer junction. As part of the movement, locals, mostly youngsters, will stand at the junction to assist traffic police in managing the heavy vehicular movement, and help pedestrians cross safely during peak hours. The initiative will be kicked off by the end of this month. The traffic police will organise a short training session in basic traffic management for the volunteers. James John, a member of Agni, said they sent several letters to various authorities after the death of Preethi Kamble, who was hit by a speeding bus, but to no avail. So they, along with Church parish priest Father Gerard Rodricks, decided to take the matters in their own hands. “We changed our approach and decided to involve locals to put pres-

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sure on the authorities. Meetings with citizens started from April, in which various solutions to improve the situation came up. Soon, we also invited the local traffic police, MMRDA officials and the Mumbai One Metro Private Ltd(MMOPL),and gave presentations on infrastructure such as traffic signals,

zebra crossings and traffic islands,” said James. Father Adolf Muclar from Holy Family Church said, “Every life is important. We are trying our best, along with local residents, to ensure that the junction is safer for people. Many senior citizens have told me about how

they fear being hit by a speeding vehicle while coming to church.” At present, Metro rail work is going on at the stretch and it would be long before signals and zebra crossings are properly installed and other changes are made. The busy junction leads the traffic coming from Western Express Highway. Keeping this in mind, the group has decided to concentrate on traffic rules’ enforcement for now. “We know that the traffic department cannot deploy 20 cops at just one junction. That is why, we are inviting volunteers who can devote half-an-hour a day to help traffic cops manage the traffic and facilitate pedestrian movement. We already have 40 volunteers, who will work from 9-11 am and 6-8.30 pm, Monday to Saturday,” said James. Evelyn Miranda, who was hit by a speeding vehicle at the same spot a couple of years ago, has also registered as a volunteer. “Luckily, I survived, but I ended up with several stitches on my forehead and inside my mouth. That is why I decided to be a part of this initiative.” Courtesy: BC Sabha, Kalina


Francis: Look For Pastors Not Princes For Episcopacy Vatican City, 21 June 2013 (VIS) – This morning in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, as part of the Year of Faith, the Holy Father received the pontifical representatives. After an introduction by Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, S.D.B., the Holy Father addressed the nuncios with "simple thoughts" and informal words "close to his heart" regarding what he called some "existential" aspects of the labour they carry out. "Your lives," the Pope said, "are nomadic. Every three or four years … you change your place, move from one continent to another, one country to another, one reality of Church to another, often very different one. You

- Austine J. Crasta always have your suitcase in hand. ... This entails ... mortification, the sacrifice of stripping yourselves of things, friends, ties, and always beginning anew. This isn't easy." Francis recalled the words that, then-substitute of the Secretariat of State, Msgr. Montini, used on 25 April 1951 to describe the figure of the pontifical representative: "one who is truly aware of bearing Christ with him". With this, the Pope clarified that "the goods and perspectives of this world end up disappointing, they push and are never satisfied. The Lord is the good that does not disappoint." The Pope didn't forget to mention that this "nomadic" life holds the danger, even for men of the Church, to give in to what he called—using an expression from the theologian Henri de Lubac—"spiritual worldliness". "Giving in to the spirit of the world, which leads one to act for personal realization and not for the glory of God in that kind of 'bourgeoisie of spirit and life' that urges one to get comfortable, to seek a calm and easy life." "We are shepherds and we must never forget this! Dear pontifical


representatives, you are Christ's presence, you are a priestly presence, as pastors. ... Always do everything with profound love! Even in dealing with the civil authorities and colleagues: always seek the good, the good in everyone, the good of the Church, and of every person." The Holy Father wanted to conclude his address by highlighting one of the principal and most delicate tasks of the representatives, to look for episcopal appointments: "be attentive," he told them, "that the candidates are Pastors who are close to the people, fathers and brothers; that they are gentle, patient, and merciful; that they love poverty, interior poverty as freedom for the Lord and exterior poverty as simplicity and austerity of life; that they don't have a 'principles' psychology. Be attentive that they aren't ambitious, that they don't seek the episcopate— 'volentes nolumus'—and that they are spouses of a Church without constantly seeking another. That they are capable of 'keeping an eye on' the flock that will be entrusted to them, that is, of caring for everything that keeps it united; of being 'vigilant' over it; of being attentive to dangers that threaten it; but above all that they are capable of 'keeping an eye over' the flock; of keeping watch; of tending hope, that there is sun and light in their hearts; of sustaining with love and patience the plans that God has for his people."

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Religion, Mother Tongue Must On School Certificate The Maharashtrian east Indian Christian federation is happy to announce that due to our efforts, the Government of Maharashtra early this week has sent a notification informing the school education department to incorporate the details of a student’s religion and mother tongue in the school leaving certificate. “This is to make it easy for a student to prove his/her identity as a minority while seeking admission to a minority run institution,” said a minority department official. “However, unlike caste which is because of birth, religion is a matter of belief The Government feels it cannot issue a minority certificate on the lines of a caste certificate,” said the official. Parents are requested to see that while filling the school admission forms of their wards, they fill in their religion as well as the caste. Even while seeking admissions in colleges the should do the same. This will Help your ward in future. The undersigned along with the committee members had apprised about the caste to be incorporated in the school leaving certificates ,first to Mr.Manikrao Thakare,President of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee on 21st April 2013 in his office at Tilak Bhavan ,Dadar and then to Mr.Munaf Hakim ,Chairman of Maharashtra State Minorities Commission at a State minority commission meeting at Sahyadri State Guest House, Malabar Hill, Mumbai held on 15th July 2013. —Herbert D. Barretto, President Maharashtrian East Indian Fedration

July 22, 2013

Pope Francis Inspires Colombian Priest To Sell His Mercedes

Colombia: It may be back to a bicycle for a Colombian priest who's heeding Pope Francis' call for austerity. The Rev. Hernando Fayid said he's going to sell his white Mercedes Benz E200 convertible with a black top following the pope's recent statement that it wounds his heart to see a priest in a luxurious car. Fayid told RCN television Tuesday evening that he got the car as a gift from his four brothers last year, but will still give it up and it won't bother him. He said he's ridden a burro, a horse, a bicycle and a bus, to say nothing of walking on foot around his town of Santa Marta. In his words, "I have no problem with that." The 47-year-old priest said he hopes to get about $63,000 for the car. Fayid's announcement was applauded in Colombia, which is predominantly Catholic. Priests "should provide an example of humility," said 24-year-old accounting assistant Leydi Vega, adding that "no one is asking them to live in extreme poverty ... or to die from hunger." The president of Colombia's Bishops Conference, Cardinal Ruben Salazar, said that the Catholic church in Latin America has always embraced austerity. He said the estimated 10,000 Colombian priests in the country each receive the equivalent of about $620 a month. "We priests undoubtedly have to be very conscious that we have to live with our people," said the prelate, "in the conditions in which our people live."

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Ivan Prashant D’Silva Of Brahmaver Elected First President Of ICYM, Udupi Diocese

UDUPI/KALLIANPUR : Ivan Prashant D’Silva of Holy Family Church Brahmaver was elected as first President of ICYM of Udupi Diocese for the 2013/14 on Sunday, 14th July, 2013 during the election held at Milagres Cathedral Tri-centenery Hall, Kallianpur.Meanwhile other office bearers for the year also elected. Sheethal Fernandes of Thottam was elected as Secretary, Shawn Ashley Tauro of Pius Nagar, Kundapur and Renal Lavita D’souza of Udupi elected as Vice Presidents, Bonita Alphonse of Mukamar, Shirva Varado was elected as Joint Secretary, Lionel Menezes of Kanajar, Karkal Varado elected as Treasurer and Alywn Fernandes of Kalmady as media representative while Lesli Aroza of Thottam as Animator and Rev Fr. Edwin D’Souza as Youth Director for the Udupi Diocese. Lester Pais, president of Kallianpur Deanery, Shawn Ashley Tauro, President of Kundapur Deanery, Loyal D’Souza of Shirva Deanery, Franklin Danthi, President of Karkala Deanery, and Roshan D’Souza, President of Udupi deanery will be the members of the newly-formed council for the year 2013/14. (Contd.. from p. 1)

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"It’s beautiful, I don’t even have words to explain how beautiful," said Sister Siponda Mary Agnes, who is originally from the island of Samoa. "We're very lucky and very privileged to be here, because this is the new Pope and everything is just beautiful," she added. Deacon Felipe de Jesus Varela Lopez from the Diocese of Guadalajara, Mexico said that vocation is the call that God gives to each of us "to be happy and to love." "It's through the priesthood that I can fully love God and help people get to know him, so they can live life to the fullest," he explained. "This pilgrimage is a renewal and a confirmation of my vocation," he added as he stood outside Castel Sant'Angelo. "I think everyone is in love with the Pope because we see God himself in him, who loves us so much," he said.



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The Apostolic Letter Of Pope John Paul II On The Eucharist


t this moment of time when Pope significance.” The importance of the Francis has cleared Pope John letter was “to emphasize the EucharisPaul II for sainthood , approving tic dimension which is a part of the the second miracle attributed to his whole Christian life.” Ten years earlier intercession ; with special interest we , 1994 ,the late pontiff had suggested look back to the letter of John Paul on plans for the Great Jubilee of the year the Eucharist . The Apostolic letter, 2000. Mane Nobiscum Domine (Stay with us In his apostolic message on the Lord) was written for the Year of the Eucharist the pope wrote : “A scenario Eucharist (October 2004 – October emerged which despite certain posi2005). tive elements, is marred by acts of This missive is a guide for the violence and bloodshed which cause Church living out the mystery of the continued concern. “ Pope John Paul Holy Eucharist. It came in the wake of went on to say : “I was convinced … the Council and the Great Jubilee and I still am , more than ever that this (2000).In the letter’s introduction the celebration would be of benefit to hupontiff tells us of the two disciples on manity in the long term.” the road to Emmaus in the The Eucharist is a evening of the day of the mystery of light ! The late Resurrection. They meet a Holy Father went on to exstranger, not knowing till plain how Jesus described later that he was the Master. himself as the “light of the And as it was soon to turn world” (Jn.8:12). In the dark ,they requested Jesus Eucharist the “glory of to stay with them. Jesus - Melvyn Brown Christ remains veiled.” The obliged to remain with them. three basic concepts of the Later the Lord would vanepistle are centered ish, but ‘His face’ explained the Pope in around :”The Eucharist as a Mystery of his epistle ‘would remain in the ‘break- Light ; The Eucharist, Source and Maniing of the bread’. “It was Jesus’ prom- festation of Communion, and The Euise to be with us always” (Mat.28:20). charist, Principle and Plan of Mission.” The Eucharist in the early years “Abide in me and I in you was called, “breaking of bread”. It was “(Jn.15:4). This message was given to the centre of the Church’s life. the disciples on their way to Emmaus The Bishop of Rome wanted to and when they asked Jesus to remain “reaffirm this pastoral continuity and to with them. Christ gave them a greater help everyone to grasp the spiritual “gift” – the Sacrament of the Eucharist in which he would always “stay in them”. It is amazing to read how ‘God placed a hunger for his word , in the human heart.” A hunger satisfied in having the Eucharistic communion. John Paul goes on to write about Holy Mass. “ It is the Church gathered around the Gloria Church Bldg., Apostles, called by the word of God. Sunday, in a special way is the 263, Dr. Ambedkar Rd., day of the Lord and the day of the Byculla, Mumbai - 400027 Church.” The pontiff declared. “ChrisTel.: 23725963, 23749358 tians relive the same emotions as the Apostles did on the evening of the Resurrection. According to the Gospel Estd: 1951 Prop. B. D'Souza of John 20:19), they were all together.

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John Paul informs us in his epistle that Sunday Mass is the celebration in bringing together the People of God, ‘groups, movements and associations’. In the next part of his apostolic missive we are told about the Eucharist, and the ‘Mission plan’. The meeting with Jesus on the road to Emmaus and after knowing who He was, the apostles “set out immediately”(Lk.24:33). In this passage of the Letter was planted the mission of evangelization and to testimony. At the end of each Mass, the Holy Father expressed the fact that, “a charge is given to Christians, inviting them to work for the spread of the Gospel and the imbuing of society with Christian values. “ Furthermore, we are instructed with the information that the word “Eucharist” means thanksgiving: to Jesus for his sacrifice, for his ‘yes’ to the will of God, and a special thank you and ‘amen’ for all humankind. This is a great truth which the Church reminds men and women.” Although the year of the Eucharist ended seven years ago, it is a thanksgiving celebration for all eternity: The Eucharist is …a project of solidarity for all of humanity” The Apostolic letter of Pope John Paul II on the Eucharist will shine as a beacon to guide Holy Mother the Church in her evangelization of the word of God.

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T he Hush P uppy Syndrome RAMBO NAMO has done it again, and succeeded in grabbing the headlines. At a rally at Ferguson College, Pune, on 14th July, he accused the Congress of hiding behind a burqa. I have no problem with Narendra Modi attacking the Congress party, its policies or performance. However, he stoops too low to attack persons. His latest diatribe is to call arthashastri (economist) Manmohan an anarthashastri (meaningless person). Why is “nationalist” Namo using a partisan metaphor like burqa? Is he not degrading both women and Muslims? Ironically, the podium from which this invective was hurled had the name of Ramzani Sound! The message should not be lost on us; that we are a composite culture with a high degree of interdependence between religious communities. So why is nationalist Namo using such obnoxious and insensitive idiom? Is he a rampaging bull in a china shop? Or is he a shrewd and calculating person, who knows that the media is desperate for sound bites, and therefore obliges them with colourful metaphor? Having won several elections, and having a suave managerial style, is he also unfolding a media strategy, based on sound managerial technique, sociological and psychological analysis? Has Modi’s tongue gone out of control, or is it all under the control of his spin-doctors? Let us analyse another recent Namo utterance. Referring to the Gujarat riots of 2002, where over 1000 Muslims were butchered, he used the analogy of a person sitting in the back seat when a puppy gets crushed under its wheels. There was a hue and cry in the political establishment, so Namo had to retract by saying that in India we worshipped all forms of life. Actually this was the second time that Namo put his foot in his mouth, after his Rambo “evacua-


tion” of 15,000 Gujaratis from ravaged Uttarakhand. Some of Namo’s diehard yuppie fans may have liked his puppy analogy. I found it an expression of his utter ruthlessness, of a dictator’s boot stomping on the voiceless. Namo claimed to be in the backseat, and therefore blissfully unaware of what the driver was doing upfront. This is the first deception. Namo is a hands-on type, who leads from the front. He is positioning himself as a decisive leader, as against an indecisive and moribund UPA leadership. Would such a leader have been on the backseat during the 2002 pogrom? The answer lies in the question itself. If Namo was the driver then he is guilty of culpable homicide. His analogy of Muslims as puppies again reveals the utter scorn and disdain with which he looks down upon the “other”.

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Another occasion when Namo showed how disIt is reported that Namo has pensable others are in his an excellent team of mardispensation is after two keting, media and manageof his colleagues Bajrangi ment professionals. I am and Koshangi were sen- Chhotebhai sure that they are aware of tenced to life imprisonsuccess stories like that of ment for their role in the the Hush Puppies; which is why they 2002 pogrom. Namo was quick to diswere quick to underplay Namo’s rare tance himself from his erstwhile confislip up about the Crushed Puppy. But dantes, going to the extent of demandin true Rambo style, over ambitious ing the death penalty for them. This is Namo may leave some of his technothing but cold-blooded ruthlessness, savvy team gasping as he rushes ahead his willingness to make a sacrificial in his desperate attempt to become the lamb of his own people, so that he Prime Minister of India. comes through unscathed. The international best seller “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell has impressed me. It is a book that many marketing gurus would swear by – the factors that tip the scales of an ordinary product or idea, and convert it into a runaway success. Marketing and advertising agencies analyse human behaviour, people’s aspirations or frustrations, and capitalize on them. They

Whether or not the Congress led UPA is able to scramble together a majority in the next Lok Sabha elections is not of much consequence. The real fear is of a puppy crusher going from CM to PM. We can no longer talk of this in hushed tones. Namo is sure to tip the scales. In which direction, remains to be seen. * The writer is the former National President of the All India Catholic Union.

July 22, 2013

Prudent Inculturation, always expectable to the church This is with reference to the letter "Dangers of Inculturation" by A F Nazareth in the resent issue.

police station to register a complain. The police interrogating put a blunt question "what are you do in LADY"S home. The names given to Mother Mary in English has very little significance to people when they read, like "Our lady" of..

Catholicism, so powerful in its values and rich with its mysteries, has not taken roots in India in spite of its presence for last 2000 years, the only reason is failure to inculturate. As Christians, specially the Mumbai and Goan community are viewed as foreigners in our own country due to the culture one has excepted and inherited with the faith. The language, the names and above all the life style has nothing to do with the faith one professes. Pope John Paul II clearly states "the Church comes to bring Christ, she does not come to bring the culture of another race. Most churches in India are colonially planted and wear a foreign face and sad part is that it still continues, especially in the mission areas. The church structures, the liturgies, the vestments are all western A F Nazerath in his letters has brought to light a historic fact of Statue of mother Mary dressed in sari at the 1954 Marian Congress which I think is perfectly right in the spirit of gospel, tradition and churches teaching. We all agree mother Mary is a Jewish woman. The feast of Assumption teaches that Mary is assumed into heaven breaking all barriers of culture, time and space. Today she is a Heavenly Mother for me not imprisoned in any particular dress and patent, but in the person where I meet her, be it at Valakani Chennai or be it at Jharkhand. No one should have objection if mother Mary statue is grabbed in a tribal attire in red bordered SARI. Besides the look the names can also have an Indian face for Mother Mary. A priest administrator of Orphanage named OUR LADY'S HOME situated at Dadar was at the

Inculturation is not for appeasing the non-Christians but it is the way to true evangelization which is the mandate given by the Lord. True and prudent Inculturation can never be dangerous but fruitful, bearing fruits of the Spirit, for while preaching, discovers goodness hidden in different cultures to spread and explain the messages of Christ. Let Christians not forget that the mysteries of the church which one professes are already grabbed with

July 22, 2013

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Greek and western philosophy. In February, 1981, in an important message to the people of Asia broadcast from the Philippines, the Pope said: "Wherever she is, the Church must sink her roots deeply into the spiritual and cultural soil of the country, assimilate all genuine values, enriching them also with the insights that she has received from Jesus Christ". As Christian I am proud to be called an Indian catholic, not Roman catholic since there is nothing Roman in my belief and action. As Indian my Faith is foreign but why should my customs and traditions be foreign. My Jesus who is a good shepherd, is for me "Govinda" or "Krishna" since they are names similar to Shepherd. Will it be wrong if I call my Jesus "Hari" since Hari means redeemer. Let's not be threatened by Inculturation and make it feel dangerous. It is high time that the church

leaders have to come out of the clutches from the Roman empire. Bishop with his miter, staff and vestment at the blessing of the foundation stone in remote area of the Archdiocese was viewed by a school boy as Joker. How meaningful it would be if the vestments of the bishops and , priests are Indianzed. It is years ago in 1969 that the 12 point adaptation in the Indian liturgy was passed by the CBCI, pointing rightful inculturation ,this has remained in cold storage after the tragic death of the founding father, Fr Amoladas of the NBCLC Bangalore which has been spear heading in the line of Inculturation. Prudent Inculturation is always upheld by the church. The church in India has never given enough time for 'Indianness" to take roots in the church liturgies. Today in the liturgy Indian Instruments like Harmonium, Tablas and above all Flute which is associated to Lord Krishna is so well excepted. This acceptance was not at the initial stages. When initially introduced in Mumbai seminary in the late seventies these instruments where considered as Hindu Instruments and even thrown and damaged. Indian Bhajan are so soothing to the heart if sung well yet, one would always like to go back to Gregorian thinking it is ' the' music of the church. Inculturation is not wearing a dhoti or using bulk cart, it is more than that. Just because 'Arthi" is done by the Hindus to their God that doesn't stop me in doing ARTHI at the time of Dolxology. Squatting for prayer is the right form for prayer ,removing sandals as one enters the holy place speaks volume but all these has become difficult with the western life style, No Prudent Inculturation is "dangerous". Will A F Nazerath object to the dress of Mother of Perpetual succor since it is not a Jewish dress if not, then why object to an Indian dress to Mother Mary which is beautiful and more human..


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The Proto - Gospel of James Dating back to the middle of the second century, Names the parents of Our Lady, As Anna or Hannah which means 'grace'And Joachim, denoting 'Yahweh saves' Their daughter Mary was born in answer to fervent prayer, After a long childless marriage. Sts. Anne and Joachim came from among a people Who rose from the faith of Abraham, Of a people formed by Moses, Which Exodus describes as Thirsting to know God's face. Anne is glorious among the saints Because it was in her, That the Immaculate Conception per se took place, Whereby she became The mother of the Mother of God, And in effect the grandmother of the Messiah. In bringing Mary to the temple at the age of three And dedicating her to the service of God, In fulfillment of Anne's promise, Anne and Joachim come through as perfect role models, For Christian parents of every age and time They are our models of fidelity and diligence, Piety and modesty. The strong character of Mary As evidenced in her decision making, Her steadiness in the face of crisis, Her practice of continuous prayer, Her devotion to the laws of her Jewish faith, Her dedication to her relatives, Are all indicative of the close knit, Loving and God-fearing family upbringing, She had had. The feasts of St. Anne and St. Joachim, Came to the observed universally, In the 15th or 16th century. In fact, 26 July was initially observed As St. Anne's feast day only, Until observed as Parents' Day In recent times. This feast reminds parents of their responsibility, Of keeping up the practice, Of traditional human values. It reminds the young, That the wisdom and experience of the old, Should not be ignored or taken for granted.


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Meaningful Life And Poisoned Honey What it takes to live life? Earning money, finding shelter, fulfilling lust? Yes. This is life for human beings. To some extent, nothings is wrong in it. But this could not make any difference in human growth. I mean growth of human consciousness. Human mind is resistible to growth of consciousness and obliged to find new pleasures. This is by default quality and nature of human product. Nevertheless, humans have other best qualities by default and that is consciousness and intellect. Nature expects from humans to use those tools and follow the path that leads to growth of consciousness and secrets of life. And that requires courage. Finding pleasures, trying hard for happiness and devoting to enjoyment are the things that do not require any determination. There is trap that takes advantage of this human nature. These are such systems based on lust and pleasures, and make others believe that 'this is the path of truth'. But because only handful people know the true path of growth and truth, other fall in trap. Even if they have examples in front of their naked eyes, they do not learn any lesson, their ego makes them choosing the poisoned honey. It tastes good, but results bad.

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July 22, 2013

Court Modifies Order On St. MaryÂ’s School

Pune: The Bombay high court has modified its earlier order which stated that the St Mary's School in Pune Camp "shall reserve" 25 per cent seats for children belonging to weaker sections and disadvantaged groups of society as provided under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009. The high court division bench of justices V M Kanade and K R Shriram stated in its modified order on July

11 that the word "reserve" is substituted by the words "keep vacant". The modification came after the the petitioner made an application submitting that it did not mention that the said seats should be kept vacant until further orders. The bench has since ruled, "In our view, it is obvious that there is a typographical mistake in the said order and it is clarified that the petitioner shall keep 25 per cent seats vacant. In the order, the word 'reserve' therefore is substituted by the word 'keep vacant'. The order is accordingly modified." The matter is now expected to be heard on August 8, considering that the court has extended the returnable date for the notices issued to the respondents, including the Pune zilla parishad (ZP) education officer, by four weeks. Representatives of non-aided minority schools here have expressed their satisfaction over the modified order as the high court - in another petition filed by the Bishop's education society regarding its schools at Pune Camp, Kalyaninagar and Undri - is dealing with the question as to what constitutes "aid".

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