VM:004/2013 LAITY SPEAKS: WITH HEAVY HEART, FOR MARGINALISED PRIESTS.

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    VM:004/2013                       17th, January, 2013
 
 
 
Hello Friends,
We all have mourned, with heavy Hearts, the sad Demise of one of the best priest, the Archdiocese of Bombay had. It is sad that he is not amongst us, today. May his Soul Rest In Peace.
His Demise has been a shock to many, from our Archdiocese, as well as from outside it. Dr.(Sr.) Mudita Sodder, who is based in Patna, Bihar, and is in touch with SILENT VOICE, inquired about his demise.
The following comments have been received, from a Reader, in response to VOICEMAIL VM: 003/2013 LATE FR. LARRY PEREIRA: MAN OF PRINCIPLES. It has been posted as comments, but looking at the contents and his views, it was thought that Main Page is where it should be. Hence, it is attached below.
Many of you amongst Laity, would like to express your views, both Positive as well as Negative; but do not know with whom and where. SILENT VOICE is providing you with a space. Beginning with this post, SILENT VOICE is opening a new Category; LAITY SPEAKS. Do send your views, opinions, suggestions related to your Parish in Particular or Archdiocese of Bombay, in General. We shall publish it in this new category.
Mail your articles to silentvoice58@gmail.com . Do not forget to put your name down, which will not be revealed, if you do not wish to.
GREG
CATHOLICS FOR TRUTH TRANSPARENCY AND WEEDING OF
 CORRUPT PRACTICES AT PARISH LEVEL.
 
 
Reader’s Tribute to Fr. Larry Pereira
 
Fr Larry is a legend and will remain in our hearts forever. We feel sad that such priests are left to fend themselves. Fr Hugh Fonseca was another example who was quite forthright in expressing his views. I also remember Fr Juze who built Infant Jesus in Ghatkopar & Jogeshwari where the hierarchy refused to help/intervene/contribute anything as the church land did not possess a clear title therefore had to seek help from Ex-DMC, Khairnar.
This is precisely why new Bishops are not nominated/appointed as the forthright/intelligent priests become intolerable as they always talk their minds. Whenever such things happen, the feelings & expressions travel downwards into the community which causes friction. We all know that so many things are happening at diffrent places in the community and no action is initiated to sort out in many cases which is quite sad. The correspondence addressed to Arch diocese (AD) on issues affecting the community remain un-answered for an indefinite period which require urgent attention. Even Pope will have time to sort out the issues but not at the AD level. They prefer to keep quiet instead of taking any kind of action assuming it will take care of its own.
So many issues are coming up here & there, but everyone is left to fend themselves even on legal issues. People are running here & there without knowing which path to tread. Sorry to say but true, we are a gutless & sleeping community.
Alex D’mello
Parishioner,
St John Bosco Church, Borivali.
98211 39523
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2 Comments

  1. Silent Voice said,

    January 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Leo Rebello Via E Mail
    PRIESTS AND MARGINALISED? THESE MUST BE THE PRIESTS WHO ARE HONEST.
    WHO DO NOT SELL CHURCH PROPERTIES. WHO SPEAK THE WORD OF GOD.
    WHO DO NOT GET SOZZLED. THOSE WHO MAY BE OLD AND SICK. TELL ME IF
    WE CAN HELP THESE MARGINALISED PRIESTS.

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