“INCULTURATION” “ACCOMODATION” “CAPITULATION”
CARDINAL IVAN DIAS
PREFECT EMERITUS, CONGREGATION FOR THE EVANGELIZATION OF PEOPLES, ROME, FORMER ARCHBISHOP OF BOMBAY
WEARS A HINDU MARK IN THE CENTER OF HIS FOREHEAD
THIS MARK, CALLED “TILAK” IS OF RELIGIOUS SIGNIFICANCE TO HINDUS.
IT IS NEVER APPLIED BY MUSLIMS OR CHRISTIANS [ESPECIALLY PROTESTANTS].
MANY CATHOLIC WOMEN HOWEVER COMMONLY FLAUNT A STYLISED “BINDI”.
NOW THERE IS AN ALARMING TREND OF THE MARK’S INCREASING USE BY NUNS
AND BY CATHOLIC MEN – NOT AMONG THE LAITY,
BUT AMONG PRIESTS, BISHOPS, CARDINALS, AND EVEN THE APOSTOLIC NUNCIO
St Thomas, Turnabout
Evangelisation isn’t always an eastward wave. It’s Indian ‘shepherds’ who’re flocking to the West.
By Seema Sirohi, Society Magazine
January 1, 2007
Jesus must have smiled … at the Christmas celebration of Indian priests and nuns in Rome.
Cardinal Ivan Dias, the Vatican’s senior most Indian, sat in the front row with a tilak* on his forehead having lit the traditional lamp to inaugurate the ceremonies. […] *Not in the picture
See CARDINAL IVAN DIAS LIGHTS A LAMP FOR THE HINDU DEITY GANESHA
I have scoured the internet and my research library seeking information, any information which says that the bindi or tilak is a purely Indian cultural phenomenon. While I didn’t find a shred of evidence that says that, I found tons of evidence to the contrary. My findings are compiled in a separate article titled, “BINDI OR TILAK MARK ON THE FOREHEAD-INDIAN OR HINDU?”
MAY 15, 2012
Categories: Hinduisation of the Catholic Church in India