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1 posted on 11/01/2005 7:24:54 PM PST by murphE
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This is a tad disturbing, no?


2 posted on 11/01/2005 7:25:45 PM PST by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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the Catholic Church in India ... faces a swelling tide of pagan behaviour at the hands of its own priests.

Well, some say that's also par for the course from the Rio Grande to the Antarctic Circle, and in the Caribbean, too.

3 posted on 11/01/2005 7:43:52 PM PST by newgeezer
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This might interest you.


8 posted on 11/01/2005 8:23:18 PM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: murphE

The Jesuits really need to be reined in. They are out of control.


10 posted on 11/02/2005 6:58:06 AM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: murphE
sir
i believe there is some sort of misunderstanding.Catholics in India especially in south India are devoted and loyal than any other catholic.Being converted by none other than st Thomas himself Christian principles are rooted into our hearts.Jesuits are the most respected and educated congregation i cannot and will not believe that they are destroying the catholic church.There are no reports on worshiping any Hindu gods.India is a secular country and i dont see how mere reading of koran or bagavad gita is going to challenge our faith.the real challenge to us is the reports of sexual abuse on children in USA by catholic priests.SO PLEASE DONT WORRY ABOUT THE FATE OF CHATHOLIC CHURCH IN INDIA IT IS IN SAFE HANDS.
13 posted on 12/14/2005 7:26:45 PM PST by voice of india
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14 posted on 12/14/2005 8:08:15 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Sounds fishy to me.


16 posted on 12/14/2005 8:11:12 PM PST by pissant
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This will be very disturbing to my wife who, as I have mentioned before, was brought up in a wonderful convent in Mumbai. Some of the older nuns are still there and as traditional as ever. The things described in the article would have been inconceivable. Everywhere I look, all countries including the U.S., I see evil in different forms, some more subtle than others, all requiring prayer. Goa is still a very Catholic-friendly place and I would like to visit someday.


17 posted on 12/14/2005 9:23:41 PM PST by steve86 (@Note to FR dictionary maintainer -- Mumbai should be added.)
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"Finally, let me tell you that a number of priests from this Seminary have been excommunicated by Cardinal Ratzinger in the 1990's."

Pray for our Holy Father. Because of world-wide communications and his previous position, he is probably the first Pope in the history of the Church to know exactly what is going on in within the Church in every part of the world. Now he is in a position to do something about all of it. As NYer said on another thread "the enemies list is growing."

Holy Michael Archangel, defend and protect our dear Holy Father Benedict XVI.


24 posted on 12/15/2005 7:13:34 AM PST by nanetteclaret (Our Lady's Hat Society)
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To: murphE

It's true about the Pentecostal and independent Protestant churches making inroads in many Third World cultures. I've heard Pentecostals brag that many Catholic churches in the small villages are empty shells, just beautiful buildings where few worship, whereas the Pentecostals come to town and set up a tent and attract hundreds, esp. when they bring in medil missionaries to treat the peoples' diseases.


28 posted on 12/15/2005 10:37:10 AM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: murphE

India currently produces more vocations to the priesthood, both on a per capita basis and an absolute basis, than any other country in the world. The Church is alive and well in India, some of whose Christians (in the Indian state of Kerala) can trace their faith to apostolic times.


34 posted on 12/15/2005 2:00:41 PM PST by Thorin ("I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.")
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