“INCULTURATION” “ACCOMODATION” “CAPITULATION”
SR. DR. HERMAN JOSEPH
RELIGIOUS SISTER OF BHOPAL ARCHDIOCESE, MADHYA PRADESH
WEARS A HINDU MARK IN THE CENTER OF HER 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
She Witnessed Jesus and He Healed Them
Subject: She Witnessed Jesus and He Healed Them
Fr Anand Muttungal, PRO and Spokesperson, Bhopal archdiocese
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