This is a tad disturbing, no?
Well, some say that's also par for the course from the Rio Grande to the Antarctic Circle, and in the Caribbean, too.
This might interest you.
The Jesuits really need to be reined in. They are out of control.
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Sounds fishy to me.
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.
"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.
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.
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.