Bangalore deliverance ministry leader objects to priest’s criticism of yoga-endorsing Bishop Thomas Dabre

 



AUGUST 6, 2015

 

Bangalore deliverance ministry leader objects to priest’s criticism of yoga-endorsing Bishop Thomas Dabre

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153529097413829

 

I received the link to this Facebook page (the conversations of which I have reproduced, see pages 7 to 15) from an individual in Bangalore who is engaged in part time lay ministry in the Catholic Church:

From: Name Withheld
To:
michaelprabhu@vsnl.net

Please read Christopher Correya‘s comments.

They are not God’s ministers, but populist leaders.

 


Christopher Correya

 

I. I am placing the following information on record in view of the comments of Christopher Correya of Bangalore on Facebook in response to an article written and posted by Fr. Conrad Saldanha of Mumbai.

Christopher Correya first wrote to me on May 1, 2004 seeking some information.

He is in the ministry of deliverance. We have exchanged dozens of letters in the intervening 11 years.

Together, we did the 3-month first International Catholic Programme for Evangelization school in 2000.

He is the head of the Light of Christ (India) Covenant Community in Bangalore since 2011.

In October 2014 he was appointed as secretary for Asia of the International Association for Deliverance.

 

The contents of the Facebook page commence with an article by Fr. Conrad Saldanha, a priest of the Archdiocese of Bombay who has been crusading against and exposing New Age error and other error (including the heretical, Hinduised 2008 St Pauls New Community Bible [NCB] that was ultimately pulled for revision) in the Archdiocese for at least two decades (since his days as a seminarian when I first met him at the St. Pius the X Seminary, Goregaon, Mumbai) and been inhumanely and non-Canonically victimised for that (ostracized, isolated, ordination extended by a year, etc.) by the hierarchy while promoters of New Age and other error in the Archdiocese like the official archdiocesan weekly The Examiner, yoga guru Fr. Joe Pereira of Kripa Foundation and the “Christian Meditation” of the World Community for Christian Meditation or WCCM, Fr. Prashant Olalekar of Interplay (the links to a few of this ministry’s reports are provided in this present report) and others are eulogized, felicitated and provided the premises of Catholic institutions for their anti-Catholic activities, apart from having their programmes advertised free of cost in The Examiner.

He has also exposed the women’s ordination (allied with ex-priest John Wijngaards’ womenpriests.org) advocacy group whose leaders include two Mumbai-based women “theologians” who wield an inordinate influence with certain bishops in the hierarchy and use The Examiner for their overt as well as covert promotionals, as a result of all of which non-related charges have been leveled against him by a women’s rights group, with the whole issue ending up being publicized by the secular media as well as The Examiner.

 

The Examiner is the mouthpiece of the Archdiocese of Bombay and its editor Fr. Anthony Charanghat is its spokesperson. He was appointed the editor in 1994 and has not been transferred for 21 years!!!!!

There is hardly a single issue of The Examiner that does not promote New Age or some other error.

 

 

 

Till approximately around the year 2003, The Examiner would publish the letters of conservatives, those who pointed out error in the Church or in previous issues of the magazine, and those who disagreed with articles published in it, thus conveying the message that it respected constructive dissent from the faithful as well as the right of free speech. I, myself, have been, in 2003, the contributor of an article — a summary of the Vatican Document on the New Age — as well as a number of critical letters to the editor on various issues.

But, free speech was gradually stifled (the late crusader against New Age, Errol Fernandes, Bandra, Mumbai brought it to my notice before his untimely death in June 2004) and by the time the NCB was released in July 2008, censorship of truth and Catholic orthodoxy in The Examiner was thorough and complete.

 

It was almost as if The Examiner was paid by St Pauls to promote the NCB. Gushing letters of praise for the heretical and New Age commentaries and illustrations of the NCB were published.

Not one single letter of disagreement was. I have copies of at least 20 of these letters and the reader may find them collated at NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 07-UNPUBLISHED LETTERS AGAINST ITS ERRONEOUS COMMENTARIES-THE EXAMINER, see the end of the present file for the URL. But this ministry, supported by several priests and dozens of laity in India and overseas, launched a crusade that ensured that the matter got investigated by Rome, following which the NCB was withdrawn for revision and 90% of the dozens of erroneous drawings/commentaries were pulled or excised or modified.

The NCB was not only promoted by The Examiner but also by the Archdiocese of Bombay and all its senior hierarchy, and even by Bishop Thomas Dabre, then head of the Doctrinal Commission of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India and Bishop of Vasai who gave the “Bible” the Nihil Obstat while Bombay Bishop Percival Fernandez gave the Imprimatur. The 2011 Revised Edition which is far from error free has again been accorded the Imprimatur, this time by Bishop Thomas Dabre, now Bishop of Poona.

 

Christopher Correya was not one of those lay leaders in ministry who joined our crusade against the NCB.

I reproduce below the last two of the several letters that I wrote to him from July 2008 onwards

1. From:
prabhu
To:
christopher correya
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 7:17 AM EXTRACT

Dear Chris, Though I received letters from hundreds of people including many very senior CCR leaders (Nn. Nn. etc.), (even Nn wrote), despite my many requests I did not hear from Nn., you and some others. I finally removed all those names from my mailing list of those who would not wrote and support our campaign against this obnoxious “bible”.

2. From:
prabhu
To:
christopher correya
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 7:22 AM

Subject:
THE NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE TEACHES THAT THE ANGEL GABRIEL DID NOT APPEAR TO MARY

Dear Chris, As discussed in my previous email, my NCB critique of July 2008 is attached. The URL for the more detailed follow-up 38-page report on the NCB issue is given below in my letter to the Nuncio.

Further below, my most recent discovery: the NCB on the Annunciation, the Bombay Cardinal’s response and my reply.

I do hope you will also join the call for the withdrawal of this so-called Bible, an inter-faith book that endangers our Faith!

He simply did not acknowledge these two emails or the earlier ones from me on the NCB issue.

 

Again, in August 2014, when I wrote several emails to Christopher Correya concerning the Synod on the Family, because this ministry was concerned about the liberal agenda to bring about certain changes to the Church’s 2000-year old tradition/teachings on sexual morality, he did not respond. Here is a letter I wrote to him after the closure of the Synod:

From:
Michael Prabhu
To:
Christopher Correya ; christopher correya
Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:40 PM EXTRACT

My dear Christopher,

To be honest with you, I am very disappointed that you did not give any response to my letter on the Synod as well as a follow-up nudge that I gave you. You were not alone. No other major apostolate or ministry responded though I did get supportive letters from priests and prayer group leaders. But that is not the reason for my long silence in responding to your email.

Tomorrow I will send you my communication of October 16 on the mid-way through the Synod on the Family report.

Since then the conservatives and the orthodox have emerged victorious by God’s grace.

As Fr John Zuhlsdorf prophesied in his blog before the Synod, the media will be INUNDATED with information and we will have to be careful what we assimilate. So too, I discerned to delay my wider investigation into Pope Francis’ words and actions in general as well as the Synod-related matters in particular.

To be honest, I withdrew from my ministry for almost two months completely, not even answering my mail. My investigations had about our Pope revealed so much of confusing and disheartening information that I could only weep, pray and seek the Lord.

Finally my spiritual director was in India and he contacted me and His words were from the Lord, for me to get back to the Cross that He had gifted me. So I returned to my computer… the backlog is vast. […]

Love and prayers, Michael

Once again, I had written to him in response to a request from him for information. Once again, he did not reply to my emails on the Synod issues. In fact, during all of our correspondence, he wrote when he wanted particular information but remained totally noncommittal concerning matters of my ministry to expose error.

 

 

 

In October 2007, Christopher Correya released a book on Inner Healing and Forgiveness, the Imprimatur for which was given by Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore. In February 2009, he informed me that he had received a letter of approval and recognition of his ministry from the Archbishop of Bangalore.

I used to receive from him the monthly newsletter of the Light of Christ-India Community from September 2012 but it abruptly stopped from September 2013 and has not been emailed to me despite reminders in 2014 and as recently as on July 16, 2015.

I thought that the background of Christopher Correya is very important in view of his recent comments on Facebook which the reader can find further below (pages 7 ff.).

 

II A.
Bishop Thomas Dabre did his doctoral thesis on “Saint” Tukaram, a Hindu devotee of the deity Vishnu.

This background often reflects in the bishop’s writings and teaching, and therefore in his spirituality.

In a July 13, 2013, letter to the Archbishop of Goa, Bishop Thomas Dabre appears to be responding to an enquiry from the Archbishop about the Hindu practices of Surya Namaskar and yoga.

In the first part of his letter to the Archbishop, Bishop Dabre explains the intricacies of Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation [worship] and concedes that it is intrinsically Hindu to the extent of describing it as “a sort of Yoga in its various postures“. (The Bishops words cited here by me are in “this font“.)


Says Bishop Dabre to Archbishop Filipe Neri of Goa, “People who are well versed in the Catholic faith and also in Hinduism can separate the postures from the worship of the sun god.

How many such people can the bishop summon up? The Catholics that I know of who are well-versed in the Hindu religion are the novices, seminarians, priests and nuns and graduates of our institutions of philosophy and theology, and those same, along with laity, who are processed through indoctrination courses at the CBCI’s National Biblical, Catechetical and Liturgical Centre [NBCLC], Bangalore, and I can’t guarantee that they are equally well-versed in Sacred Scripture and Tradition and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

In fact my experience has been that most of the Catholic religious and clergy are either timid to comment or confused or compromised and cannot be relied on for clarity or conservatism.

If a Catholic is learned in his own faith as well as in Hinduism, it is possible for him or her to “separate the postures from the worship of the sun god. It is possible to regard the sun just as a cosmic force of light, energy and vitalization, but not as a person, nor a god, but just a creature of God,” according to Bishop Dabre.

What he doesn’t say is why any sensible, orthodox Catholic would even want to do that in the first place.

A good and faithful Catholic, even without any study of Hinduism, is well and fully aware that “the sun [is] just [as] a cosmic force of light, energy and vitalization, [but] not [as] a person, nor a god, but just a creature of God.

 

In the same letter, Bishop Dabre cites the Vatican Document “Orationis Formas” or “Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on some aspects of Christian meditation“. In his point no. 6, he informs the Archbishop, “The text of the Vatican document does not mention yoga
nor does it out of hand reject, condemn or ban it as is claimed by some.

A half-truth may not be a lie, but it is certainly not the truth. In the final analysis, I would say that it is a lie.

Certainly, the TEXT of the Document does not mention the word “yoga”. But the entire Document is about the dangers of eastern meditations and the word ‘yoga’ is found in Endnotes 1 which reads partly as follows:

The expression “eastern methods” is used to refer to methods which are inspired by Hinduism and Buddhism, such as “Zen,” “Transcendental Meditation” or “Yoga.” Thus it indicates methods of meditation of the non-Christian Far East which today are not infrequently adopted by some Christians also in their meditation.

What the note is saying is that the whole of the document deals with the problem of “eastern methods” of meditation as opposed to genuine Christian meditation, and these “eastern methods” are Zen, Transcendental Meditation, and yoga! Did Bishop Dabre manage to befool the Archbishop? He didn’t have to try very hard.

The Document may not have explicitly condemned either Hindu yoga or T.M. or Buddhist Zen. It would have been an insensitive and politically incorrect thing to do considering that yoga is a religion to millions of Hindus. So it was put to Catholics in the context of Christian meditation and the dangers of eastern alternatives.

So, the purpose of the Document, signed by the future Pope Benedict XVI, was to warn Catholics of the spiritual dangers posed by oriental or eastern meditations such as Zen, Transcendental Meditation, and yoga! That is the raison d’etre of the Document, and its essence and thrust from the first line to the last.

It is a betrayal of the trust the people have in him for a bishop of Dabre’s stature to interpret it otherwise.

 

The Bishop tells the Archbishop “in Hinduism everything is connected with their philosophy and religion; then how in heaven’s name, I ask, can yoga be “legitimately separated from religious beliefs and philosophy” as he suggests?

 

 

 

 

I contradict his next credo too, which reads, “So to adopt these does not necessarily imply acquiescence with Hindu religion or philosophy as some opponents opine.” Many eminent Catholics disagree with that.

My long years of research into yoga have revealed beyond any shadow of doubt that those who engage in yoga eventually accept some aspect or the other of Hindu philosophy as true. They are compromised, deceived, but simply do not know it. And, it must be clearly understood that Hindu philosophy is completely at odds with Biblical Christian philosophy. They contradict each other leaving no room for dialogue.

What does the bishop mean by throwing in this caveat, “However, on the level of practice and execution there can be errors and exaggerations and so there is as a rule need of proper guidance and initiation and alertness and vigilance“?

He is talking here about yoga (an eastern meditation or spiritual system that is brought up in not one but two Vatican Documents) and he posits that since in its practice there can be “errors and exaggerations“, there is need for proper “guidance, alertness, vigilance and initiation“.

Guidance from whom and by whom? Does the bishop recommend the instituting of some sort of ecclesiastical body to govern the “safe” practice of yoga in the Church at the parish level? How ridiculous can he get? He makes a recommendation without giving a solution. For in fact, there is no solution.

The laity suffers from poor catechesis. By and large, they do not educate themselves in the faith, and the Sunday homilies leave much to be desired. Knowledge of Catholic apologetics is appallingly poor. The Catholic Charismatic Renewal has abjured its prophetic role and its spirituality is shallow with repetition.

Why on earth do Catholics, who don’t know their own faith, need to become, as Bishop Dabre suggests, well-versed in Hinduism, only so as to be able to separate yogic postures from idol worship (as if that is even possible!)? Catholics need to re-learn the “Faith of our fathers” by turning to orthodox, traditional and conservative sources and rejecting Bishops like Thomas Dabre who would seek to teach them to “inquire” about the false gods of pagan religions. We also need to pray for them, and for Holy Mother Church.

 

For complete details and my analysis of Bishop Dabre’s letter to Archbishop Filipe Neri, please read

IS BISHOP DABRE FORMER CHAIRMAN DOCTRINAL COMMISSION A PROPONENT OF YOGA?

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/IS_BISHOP_DABRE_FORMER_CHAIRMAN_DOCTRINAL_COMMISSION_A_PROPONENT_OF_YOGA.doc

 

II B. Next, please refer to my report

THE CRUCIFIX IS GRADUALLY VANISHING FROM OUR CHURCHES

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/THE_CRUCIFIX_IS_GRADUALLY_VANISHING_FROM_OUR_CHURCHES.doc

wherein I reproduce the exchange of letters between one Prakash Lasrado and Bishop Thomas Dabre concerning the St. Gonsalo Garcia church in Vasai, Maharashtra, where Most Rev. Thomas Dabre was celebrating Mass as Bishop of Vasai, in which the Bishop, I quote, “does not admit that he has violated the sanctity of the Holy Mass and of the altar with the presentation of the symbols of non-Christian religions or that he has failed to ensure the rubrical requirement of a crucifix on or beside the altar during Mass.

The two incidents referred to are found in more detail below:

 

The extract immediately below is from my report

THE RISEN CHRIST ON A CROSS

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/THE_RISEN_CHRIST_ON_A_CROSS.doc:

 



Source:
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=56705

 

 

 

Above is a picture taken on February 8, 2009, at the dedication of a new church to St. Gonsalo Garcia in Vasai when Most Rev. Thomas Dabre, Chairman of the CBCI’s Doctrinal Commission was Bishop.

There were other bishops in attendance. What the reader sees above is a liturgical aberration.

St. Gonsalo Garcia was CRUCIFIED to death, like his Lord Jesus, for his faith. But, how was he honoured at this dedication of the new church building to his memory? By relativising Christianity — the faith he died preaching — juxtapositioning the Cross between the Hindu “OM” and the Islamic crescent AT HOLY MASS.

 

There’s more.

There appears to be no crucifix on the altar at the dedication Mass.

And there’s no crucifix on the wall of the sanctuary behind the altar, either.

We have increasingly been encountering the phenomenon of the “Risen Christ” on a cross — the “Resurrecefix* — except that in this church they’ve ventured further and done away with the Cross.

 


 

According to the rubrics of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (G.I.R.M), the presence of a crucifix is mandatory for Holy Mass, and “appropriate … even outside of liturgical celebrations“. [… …]

 


 

For the Chairman of the Doctrinal Commission of the CBCI, who was also at that time the diocesan Bishop, to have celebrated Mass with a crucifix neither on the altar nor near it, visible to all, was a flagrant violation of the rubrics of the GIRM.

 

 

 

 

II C.
The daiji news report gives the following information about the Holy Mass:

The Bishop was then welcomed with the Aarthi and a Bindi.

These ritual are Hindu, not “Indian”; please see my studies on these two issues:

BINDI OR TILAK MARK ON THE FOREHEAD-INDIAN OR HINDU?

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/BINDI_OR_TILAK_MARK_ON_THE_FOREHEAD-INDIAN_OR_HINDU.doc

ARATI IN THE LITURGY-INDIAN OR HINDU

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/ARATI_IN_THE_LITURGY-INDIAN_OR_HINDU.doc

 

On November 20, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI had appointed Bishop Thomas Dabre of Vasai
as
member of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and look at what he engages in!

 

II D.
An extract from my article

INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE 01-POPE BENEDICT XVI

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/INTERRELIGIOUS_DIALOGUE_01-POPE_BENEDICT_XVI.doc

From KonkaniCatholics digest no. 1913 June 9, 2009:

8b. Re: Face Modern Changes with Faith: Bishop Thomas Dabre

Posted by: “Diana Coelho” konkanicatholics@gmail.com Tue Jun 9, 2009 1:13 am (PDT)

Does the idea of his mission “by promoting inter-faith and intercultural dialogue” mean that he can allow anyone to come up on our Altar and recite their bhajans/shlokas, etc.?
This is what was happening in our Churches in Vasai. The Hindus were allowed on Good Friday to come up on our Altar and recite shlokas – (the next he will probably allow them to bring their idols too on our Altars).
Can anyone comment if this what he allows is right for our religion?
At least I’m shocked by all this.
-Diana Coelho

MY COMMENTS

The reader can see that Bishop Thomas Dabre, member of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and former Chairman of the CBCI’s Doctrinal Commission allows erroneous practices to occur at Mass in the name of inculturation and inter-religious dialogue.

The presiding Bishop at the time of the incident in the Vasai church was Most Rev. Felix Machado who as a Monsignor was the undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and is chairman of the CBCI Desk for Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism.

He is a close friend and supporter of lay woman “theologian” Astrid Lobo Gajiwala (I have written about her in several reports on the women priests issue) who advocates the ordination of women as priests.

I sent my report (INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE 01) to both bishops, Dabre and Machado (Wednesday, January 07, 2015 1:58 PM), but they did not respond.

 

I thought that some background on Bishop Thomas Dabre is very important in view of his recent articles that Fr. Conrad Saldanha critiqued on Facebook which the reader can find further below (pages 7 ff.).

 

Since June 2015, Bishop Dabre has used the social media as well as the print media (both secular as well as that of the Church: The Examiner) to give Catholics as well as non-Catholics a totally deceitful picture of the Catholic Church’s position on yoga, and this is what has incensed Fr. Conrad Saldanha.

My own report, collating all the information from different sources, has been delayed for over 6 weeks because of injuries sustained by me in a motor accident, but it will soon be published as

BISHOP THOMAS DABRE BRAZENLY LIES IN PRINT AND INTERNET MEDIA ABOUT THE CHURCH POSITION ON YOGA

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/BISHOP_THOMAS_DABRE_BRAZENLY_LIES_IN_PRINT_AND_ON_SOCIAL_MEDIA_ABOUT_THE_CHURCH_POSITION_ON_YOGA.doc

 

III. Christopher Correya is unaware that the Archdiocese of Bombay, where Bishop Thomas Dabre was an auxiliary, is embroiled since many years in multiple building, trust, parish, land and financial scams.

They are so numerous that it would be simply impossible for me to chronicle them.

These matters are being exposed and taken up with the Church in Mumbai by a group of lawyers and lay activists under the banner of the Association of Concerned Catholics (AOCC) in Mumbai. The AOCC even conducted a fast undo death at the Archbishop’s House, when the police was summoned by the hierarchy. Instead of mending their ways, hauling up the guilty clergy, meting out justice to victims of their greed and answering the questions and addressing charges brought up by the AOCC, the Archdiocese resorted to filing a police complaint against the AOCC. The source of the complaint was revealed through an RTI application.

Because of a complete lack of response and action from the hierarchy, the AOCC uses a blog https://mumbailaity.wordpress.com/author/mumbailaity/ to publicize their information and protests.

They also keep the Church hierarchy and others informed through a series of emails on almost a daily basis.

 

 

 

IV. There were dozens of Facebook conversations that expressed unequivocal support for Fr. Conrad Saldanha’s exposé. The context of his article may not be immediately clear; but the background will be detailed in my forthcoming report on Bishop Dabre, the title of which I have given on the previous page.

 

Christopher Correya is virtually isolated in his criticism of Fr. Conrad Saldanha except for the interventions of “Adrian Mascarenhas“. Who is Adrian Mascarenhas? He is a priest of the Archdiocese of Bangalore who believes that yoga may be practised by Catholics and goes to great lengths to convey that to Catholics.

Read FR ADRIAN MASCARENHAS-YOGA AT ST PATRICK’S CHURCH BANGALORE

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/FR_ADRIAN_MASCARENHAS-YOGA_AT_ST_PATRICKS_CHURCH_BANGALORE.doc.

Christopher Correya and Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas are very well known to each other.

 

V. Now, we can read the conversations at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153529097413829:

Father Conrad Saldanha

http://frconrad.wix.com/home#!news-that-matter/c1nhm

SHOCKING NEWS: The Examiner apparently defrocks Bishop Dabre!
By inferring that Bp. Thomas Dabre of Poona Diocese of India is a mere reader contributor to The Examiner, the Archdiocesan weekly of the Bombay Church, seemed to have defrocked the one whose wrong actions they once had aided and abetted.
Thanks to the exposure by a few dedicated Christians such as Michael Prabhu, Arthur D’Mello, and Fr. Conrad Saldanha and the protests of many other members of the community.
Even as the heat is on them, the official mouthpiece seems to be finding means and ways to escape the heat on the serious assertions of Apostasy, Heresy, Perjury, irrationally argued issue of yoga, and above all of misrepresentation and concealment of an important Church document on the issue by no less a figure than the most popular Bishop, considered an expert on sound doctrine.
Earlier, Bp. Dabre had clearly stated in the article published in The Examiner of July 4-10, 2015 that; “Some of my friends have asked about the Vatican position on yoga and so I am sending you my reflections on Surya Namaskar and yoga”. This seemed clearly a rebuttal to the exposure of his earlier article by Fr. Conrad Saldanha in the social media. That article of his had similar arguments but was captioned as “Church Position on Yoga”
After the Examiner article, Fr. Conrad Saldanha along with some members of the community decided to confront the issue and wrote another article to expose the lies of the Bishops and their offense of apostasy now becoming evident, aided and abetted by the Archbishop of Bombay and his coterie.
In a statement made to the Hindustan Times of 24th July, 2015, a spokesperson of The Examiner seemed to have said; “that every article in the journal did not reflect the church’s official stand on the issue”, in a way implying that Bp. Thomas Dabre’s article did not fit in with the Church’s official stand on the issue.
Thus the Examiner now apparently seems to be dissociating with Bp. Dabre’s stand, who had graduated from stating; “Church position on yoga” (on 22nd June, 2015 on his Facebook timeline), to lay claim on: “Vatican position on yoga” in the weekly “the Examiner” (of July, 4-10).
Yet the confusion remains: Whom do the simple people believe: the mouth piece of the Bishops, “The Examiner” or the Bishops mouth that speaks, or an anonymous spokesperson of the Examiner speaking? BUT what is evidently clear now thru the spokesperson is that Bp. Dabre’s article in the Examiner does not reflect the church’s official stand on the issue.
In other words, there seems hidden somewhere, someplace, the church’s official stand on the issue and thus even Bp. Agnelo and Fr. Joe Pereira, the founder of Kripa Foundation apparently are liars, because they have stated otherwise!!!
The open secret is this: the simple people know for sure the church’s official stand which the apparent liars have kept from them.
But what is worse, The Examiner obstinately, in keeping with its tradition, further blatantly asserts: “The magazine gives space to people who have different views on a subject; we publish some of the letters what we receive. Similarly we also get articles from our readers that we sometimes print. The opinion given in the letters and articles are never our views and this is clearly mentioned in the magazine.” (HT of 24 July, 2015)
Wow! Ingenious to the core when it comes to deceptive speak!
The discredited magazine, The Examiner by taking recourse to its disclaimer here on this issue only affirms its lost credibility and even is deliberately dishing out a doctrine of ambiguity through deliberate misleading assertions.
What is most intriguing and interesting is the spokesperson keeping his or her identity as anonymous!
The question that it has avoided and needs an answer:
1. Was Bp. Dabre, formerly heading the Doctrinal Commission of the CBCI and a theologian even widely consulted by Bishops, an ex-auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Bombay whose mouthpiece is the Examiner, a mere reader, like any other reader?
2. Was what he expressed a mere opinion whereas the evidence proves otherwise?
3. Has he not also misleadingly claimed that it represented the Vatican position on yoga? Hence where is the question of it being a personal opinion of a mere reader?
4. In the light of the above questions, The Examiner proves that it has either a bunch of ignoramuses appointed by the Archbishop and his coterie or con artists who know well to mislead but can’t give people sound articles even if such articles were to represent personal opinions.
5. If one were to believe that what the Examiner says is true, then what about officials and news items which are not contribution of their readers, but by members of the staff, Bishops of the Archdiocese and clergy and also are heretical in nature? And, what about some heretics holding office, as patrons, beginning with the Cardinal Archbishop of Bombay?

 

 


It now seems that the criteria for accepting an article or a letter is never sound reasonings or arguments but the poorest of logic will also do, as long as it is an opinion! 
At the same time by issuing and reaffirming its disclaimer, The Examiner apparently seems to have defrocked Bp. Dabre by categorizing him as a mere reader and that what he has written is merely his personal opinion.
It apparently has also dissociated and condemned Bp. Agnelo and Fr. Joe Pereira, who claimed that the church had no stand on the issue! Whereas we know now there is a Church’s stand somewhere, someplace but the common laity who subscribes to the official mouth piece to know the truth of the faith is not supposed to know, they only have a right to know what is contrary to sound Church doctrine. 
A Bishop whose job is to teach and present the faith to the people faithfully, and who in the light of the major issue of misrepresentation, distortion, concealment, perjury, heresy and apostasy, their actions are now justified, as the heat is on them, by categorizing them as mere readers and opinion givers.
Are they dumping him and the others in order to save their own skin when complicity of the Archbishop Cardinal Oswald Gracias, in this transgression is clearly proved?
What could be so important for Bishop Agnelo, who chose not to comment? Even if he was out of Mumbai on assignment, and since he has also spoken the language of Heresy and Apostasy, he should not have avoided commenting to the press, as reported in the same issue of Hindustan Times, on such an urgent concern? Here we are reminded of Nero who fiddled on the roof as Rome burnt! Having done the damage and now refusing to even care to repair! Alas for the attitudes of the Bishops! 
In the end it still means that the Examiner seems to approve, aid and abet serious offenses, even that which incurs automatic excommunication in the light of the 1983 code of Canon Law, because the person is a mere reader who is contributing and because it is termed by them as opinion. Alas for their incredulity and lack of credibility!
Yet nothing will happen because the peritus of Canon Law, one of the 9 advisers to the Pope, will abuse the law again to save his thick skin from damage, even by saving the rest. They keep scratching each other’s back! 
The time is ripe to seek the sacking of the Bishops of the Archdiocese and to close down The Examiner which is subsidized by the Church’s money only for abuse.

 

Sue Kirby-Sidey Ocds Brilliantly written! Thank you Fr Conrad for your courage in portraying the Truth! Where are your clerical supporters? May Our Lord keep you under the mantle of Our Lady!

July 25 at 4:41pm

 

Irene Tauro Thanks for the tag Fr.

July 25 at 10:18pm

 

Christopher Correya I don’t think this is a forum to discuss these issues. I think it causes more damage than good. I am reminded of the scripture passage that says we need to remove the log that is in our own eyes before we remove the splinter in our brothers.

July 26 at 2:45am

 

Christopher Correya I think as Christians we need to focus on the larger picture, not get caught up in this finding fault and pointing fingers game. It is time we become subject to the authority God has placed irrespective whether they are right or wrong, lest we play into the hands of the Devil.

July 26 at 3:12am

 

Adrian Mascarenhas Hello, though I have a high regard for Bishop Thomas Dabre, I realise that this is not a proper forum to discuss his character or his teachings. Anyway, would just like to point out that the priests criticised in this article are: (a) prayerful persons (b) faithful to the Church (c) knowledgeable about Indian philosophy as well as Christian teachings (d) pastorally minded and sensitive to the needs of the people. 
I accordingly request people to hear both sides of the story before making up their mind.

July 26 at 3:20am 

 

Sumithra Y M As my mentor the greatest saint of the Reformation, St. IGNATIUS LOYOLA says “If you Gain the whole world at the loss of your own soul there’s no meaning to our lives.” Beware of being wolves among sheep. Many Catholics are going to the divisional churches for this reason only.

July 26 at 3:49am

 

Adrian Mascarenhas Thanks for the clarification Christopher Correya. Since you are associated with the Bishops in many different ways, it would be better to refrain from associating with those who consider some of India’s leading bishops to be false teachers.
The article itself points out that Cardinal Gracias is one of the top 8-9 advisers personally chosen by the Pope to give recommendations for the renewal of the Church. And Bishop Dabre has been chosen by the Vatican (in the past) to lead India’s Doctrinal Commission. By criticising them, the article clearly intends to challenge the wisdom of the Pope’s decisions.

July 26 at 3:06am

 

 

 

 

Sumithra Y M In reply to everyone who needs a clear thought and particularly with respect and regards to Rev. Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas I am happy to share that at the outset Yoga when as emulating Christ who has given us a free choice, is unchristian no more arguments as Guruji Jaggi Vasudeva himself says it’s a form of Sun worship in thanksgiving to the source of life that he is. Now you decide for yourselves. The article was published in the Deccan Herald. Further you can visit the website of ISHA Foundation. 
As for the infighting we should read James 4:1 wherein “Those Conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you?” provides an answer to it. James 4:11and 12, “Do not speak evil against one another. Whoever speaks evil against the law and judges the law… gives us a sound advice and warning. And there is a Hidden Blessing in James 5:19 and 20, “My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another, you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner’s soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. 
And counseling from the Holy Spirit comes to each of you Catholic Priest in 2 Peter1:3-11.
And above all our Salvation is entirely dependent and only Dependent ON JESUS CHRIST, the Only Son of God.

July 26 at 4:45am

 

Adrian Mascarenhas Dear Ms. Sumithra Y M I request you also to clarify as to whether you approve of this article which condemns or speaks sarcastically of a number of leaders of the Catholic Church.

July 26 at 2:27am

 

Adrian Mascarenhas So in other words you support the idea that the leaders of the Catholic Church are mostly heretics?

July 26 at 6:05am

 

Adrian Mascarenhas Don’t forget that Bishop Thomas Dabre was appointed by the Vatican to supervise the Church doctrines in India, and to make sure that wrong teachings are not spread in the name of Catholicism. Cardinal Oswald Gracias is one of the 10 most important persons in the Catholic Church today, and Pope Francis has appointed him to be one of those in charge of reforming the Church. Thirdly, Bishop Agnelo Gracias is also highly trusted by the Vatican. In fact he was one of the three-member team to study the language issue in Bangalore two years ago. He has also been involved in various other Vatican-appointed commissions.
If you want to condemn these people please go ahead, but you also better join a divisional church in that case!

July 26 at 6:20am

 

Sumithra Y M NO NEVER… I am saying that infighting for a cause other than Christ is irrelevant and we need to bring such people back to the fold. Please check the bible reference accompanying. I have used simple language

July 26 at 7:19am

 

Sharon Sarita Burkman Wow yoga was stressed reading from start to …….please read the epistle letter St. Paul’s teaching… and Lumen Gaudium… Then why is Rev. Fr. Conrad’s teaching, proclamation kept underground by the hierarchy? What are we given in Mumbai? Blessed in the seminary house in Mumbai Jesus Christ or scripture is not on the public notice board in Goregaon, Mumbai St. Pius. We parishioners are the church… St. Anthony Abbott help us on this topic.

July 26 at 5:16pm

 

Sharon Sarita Burkman Our Apostolic of Mumbai Maharashtra is in fear to write about Jesus Christ teaching Word of God.

July 26 at 5:18pm

 

Father Conrad Saldanha Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas your heretical assertions in the public domain and thus leading the flock of Christ astray is a serious trait, which needs to be corrected. I need to ask the great Indian apologist Michael Prabhu to report this to your esteemed Bishop whom I hold in high regard and who may not be aware of your heretical leanings and how you lead the flock of Christ astray. And now here, your ever ready intent to defend the serious wrongdoing of the Bishops in question reflects your own state of the heresy of modernism at work in you. I have pointed some of the limitations and shortcomings in your arguments earlier too on some of the other threads too and you have dared not replied to it. 
While Bishop Thomas Dabre freely discusses his heretical view points on Fb you are again quick to assert that “THIS IS NOT A PROPER FORUM TO DISCUSS HIS CHARACTER OR HIS TEACHINGS”. I have sent a copy of my article to the Examiner, the official mouthpiece, if that is the proper forum will you ask them to get it printed. While I have refrained from discussing the CHARACTER of the Bishop in all my article, with due respect to the person on the other hand you freely give him and other priests, who have been exposed for wrong doing, a CHARACTER certificate too which doesn’t fit in with what is there in the public domain by them. It should also be noted, since you give everyone the impression, that I am not basing my articles on hearsay or self opinions but on FACTS of statements made by these Bishops and Priests, and thus brought disrepute to the community in Public. 

 

 


On the other hand, the Bishop’s whom you hold in high esteem are quickest to defame people’s character on false allegations and unproved charges. Do I have to prove it to you? 
In an earlier forum you did give him a Nihil Obstat (i.e. No Error) too when the writing on the wall are very clear. 
Your invitation to people to hear both sides of the story is a deceptive request when both sides of the story are large on the wall. How come you comment without reading both sides of the story or give apparently wise advice without being rooted in reality? I have not made up stories here in my writings based on my imaginations but based them on FACTS and I AM READY FOR THE CONSEQUNECES IF I AM PROVED WRONG. 
Hence don’t make judgments based on empty arguments and wishful thinking, as you always have been doing. Quote from my articles and prove to me or the people whom you are trying to instigate and the Bishop whom you are trying to please, for reasons best known to you, that I am wrong in my quotes or that my arguments are based on false premise. When your basic doctrine itself is wrong and your method of argument incoherent, even contradicting yourself as proved here too, then do we require your CHARACTER CERTIFICATE? 
When I say that the Bishops, including Bishop Thomas Dabre are Apostates or Heretics, committed perjury, conning people, Concealing important Church documents, Misrepresenting facts, abusing their teaching office then I am not basing myself on the illusions of mind but on FACTS! And your Nihil Obstat to them proves where you stand. Do we need any more of your irrational arguments?

July 26 at 8:53pm

 

Father Conrad Saldanha “It is time we become subject to the AUTHORITY God has placed IRRESPECTIVE WHETHER RIGHT OR WRONG, lest we play into the hands of the Devil.” –Christopher Correya, I understand that you want to be subject to authorities in all matters, even in matters that break God’s divine law. Good for you! If you want to walk into hell with the authorities instead, then please do but don’t dish out your corrupt wares in public and lead the flock astray. The devil too is an AUTHORITY and he has been given AUTHORITY too to deceive, to misrepresent church doctrine, to abuse one’s authority, to con people in believing even a serious lie, to commit perjury, and above all to make wrong application of scripture and hence some like you think that the scripture that talks about not taking the log out from a brothers eye is ONLY (WHOLLY) meant for the other. Please note: If you are not aware of the disrepute and the betrayal brought about by the Bishops in the public sphere, then read it first before passing a judgment on what is right or wrong for others.

July 26 at 9:15pm

 

Tanya Nathalya Holy {Matthew 10:26-27} Therefore fear them not. For nothing is covered that shall not be revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known. That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops.
Liars and cheaters have been revealed! Now we know who the good Shepherds are really. Now we know the truth about yoga! How can so-called pastors willingly lead their flocks to hell and at the same time condemn their own souls to hell! A big thank you to all the True Children of God who have been denouncing the ferocious wolves in sheep’s clothing and the false prophets! It’s a shame to see that a Cardinal who is an advisor of the Pope is behaving like a cheat! I’m so sad to see that His Own Church is crucifying Jesus again today, starting with those at the higher levels of the hierarchy. Shame on you Cardinals, Bishops and Priests who are trying to destroy the Church and God’s People. Yoga is evil and people become possessed when they indulge in it. We clearly see the results of their possessions by their behaviors and when they defend yoga.

July 26 at 10:22pm

 

Kimberly Martin Yoga is Evil & it is SAD that some of the Heads of the Catholic Church are leading the faithful astray… People open your eyes & see the truth before blindly practising.

July 27 at 2:38am

 

Renata Jackson Thank you Father!

July 27 at 3:14am

 

Adrian Mascarenhas Michael Prabhu is a great person but not a great apologist! He has great zeal for the Lord but his knowledge is picked up from unreliable sources. For example, on his Ephesians site, he has sometimes posted the views of schismatic bishops from the Ukraine, including some priests who have ordained themselves bishops! These people are ultra-fanatical and they have poured poison into the Church. I pointed this out to him once before; if you need to know more I can do the research again.

July 27 at 4:06am

 

Adrian Mascarenhas Michael Prabhu has already reported me to the bishop. His report was a tissue of lies, so my only concern is that God should not hold this against him. For my part, I fear only the one who has the ability to destroy both body and soul in hell.

July 27 at 4:07am

 

 

 

Adrian Mascarenhas Sorry, the facts are not being misrepresented by Thomas Dabre or any other bishop you mentioned. The majority of priests in India – including people who have studied these subjects – are in agreement about Yoga. People who oppose yoga are entitled to their own opinions including the right to dissent from Church Authority in this minor matter. It is not as though the Gospel explicitly condemns yoga. It depends on your personal opinion as to whether yoga is a physical exercise (in which case we are free to practice it) or a false religion (in which case we are not free). Whatever course you adopt, neither of these opinions is heretical in the strict sense as per canon law.

July 27 at 4:12am

 

Adrian Mascarenhas Yes, and your position is that each and every priest has the right to judge and condemn the higher authorities, which is pure LUTHERANISM. Remind me to wish you on October 31.

July 27 at 4:13am

 

Valentino Alphonso I am glad that the heretical teachings of yoga are being exposed and while it is vitally important that everyone in the Catholic Church (including authorities) come to the knowledge of this truth and turn to God in repentance, it is also important to communicate the truth in love. Tearing each other apart with strong, intimidating words does not really serve the purpose of Christ – but only increases the animosity and strife between the brethren. We who have the truth have been made free because the truth has set us free. There are others in the body of Christ who are weak whose minds are still blinded to truth and believe something that is a lie. They are the weaker brethren and you who are in Christ are in a better position to strengthen them. Remember, the Devil has no authority because all authority was seized from him by Jesus on the cross. Jesus has given that same authority to you and I to tread over scorpions and serpents and over all the power of the enemy. It’s time we take our position and exercise the authority given to us. Blessings!

July 27 at 4:37am

 

Francis Lobo Dear Christopher Correya, I think you are a member of International Association of Deliverance and have deliverance ministry. 
I need straight answer from you. Does form of yoga in practice as well as in philosophy compatible with Christianity.
The second point about Bishop Dabre, He openly supported Yoga in public, then why not this is a right forum to discuss this issue? If people like you taken a firm stand, then these types of spiritual practices would not have creeped into Indian Church. 
What is that larger good you are talking about when you poisoning your own house with these types of new age movements?
It is crystal clear, no preacher has dared enough and speak against the church authority to stop new age activities.

July 27 at 9:03am

 

Barbara Cianci FRANCIS, you are so needed.

July 27 at 3:42pm

 

Binu VJ Blessed Mary warns us against Yoga
October 31, 2005
Our Lady’s Message to The Remnant Faithful
Blessed Mother says: “I have come to you today to strengthen the Remnant Faithful. I desire that untruths be uncovered, as these are presented to My children by those who are leaders — leaders who have been misled themselves. As Mother and Protectress of the Remnant Church, I cannot allow the true Tradition of Faith to fall prey to Satan’s lies.” 
“Certain practices are being presented to you, My children, as favorable–even Vatican approved. The time after you receive the Sacred Eucharist is the special time between you and the Lord. Remember, in Holy Love we must love God above all else. This means He must be first. After My Son comes into your heart, it is a time for union with Divine Love. The Holy Father never asked you to stand and sing and be united with each other at this special moment of grace. These are all distractions. Do not be tricked into thinking otherwise. Do not relinquish this most cherished time with My Jesus to some avant-garde practice.” 
“Furthermore, there are certain ‘New Age’ practices that some dioceses support as generally acceptable–reiki is one of them. Anything ‘New Age’ — such as reiki, yoga, tarot cards, ‘New Age’ massages and music — is occult! Do not be fooled because someone important claims otherwise.”
 
“I have promised to you the Holy Refuge of My Heart during these confusing times. I will not forsake you. I will nurture your faith with the truth–always the truth. Your faith in Me will be rewarded, dear children.”

July 27 at 10:14am

 

Binu VJ Blessed Mother says: “Praise be to Jesus.” “This is what I wish to impart to you today, and to imprint upon each heart. Never place obedience above the Truth. My Son taught you this in His Exemplary Life on earth. Do not deny the Spirit of Truth for loyalty to any man. Otherwise, you are embracing darkness and obeying untruth. Obedience, for the sake of obedience, is not what God asks. God desires you search out the Truth and follow it.”
(April 26, 2013 / Feast of Mary, Our Lady of Good Counsel)

July 27 at 12:27pm

 

 

 

Adrian Mascarenhas I think that Christopher Correya has already given his crystal clear answer: he does not intend to join the author of this article in slandering Indian Church leaders.

July 27 at 3:51pm

 

Francis Lobo Yoga? What the YOUCAT says:

Yoga: What the Catechism says

https://mumbailaity.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/yoga-what-the-catechism-says/

YOUCAT, the Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2011

#355:

“You shall not have strange Gods before me”.  What does that mean?

This commandment forbids us:

. To adore other gods and pagan deities or to worships an earthly idol or to devote oneself entirely to some earthly good (money, influence, success, beauty, youth, and so on)

. To be superstitious, which means to adhere to esoteric, magic, or occult or New Age practices or to get involved with fortune telling or spiritualism, instead of believing in God’s power, providence, and -> BLESSINGS

. To provoke God by word or deed

. To commit a -> SACRILEGE

. To acquire spiritual power through corruption and desecrate what is holy through trafficking (simony). [2110-2128, 2138-2140]

 
 

#356:

Is esotericism as found, for example in New Age belief, compatible with the Christian faith?

No. ->ESOTERICISM ignores the reality of God. God is a personal Being; he is love and the origin of life, not some cold cosmic energy. Man was willed and created by God, but man himself is not divine; rather, he is a creature that is wounded by sin, threatened by death, and in need of redemption. Whereas most proponents of esotericism assume that man can redeem himself, Christians believe that only Jesus Christ and God’s grace redeem them. Nor are nature and the cosmos God (-> PANTHEISM). Rather, the creator, even though he loves us immensely, is infinitely greater and unlike anything he has created. [2110-2128]

Many people today practice yoga for health reasons, enroll in a -> MEDITATION course so as to become more calm and collected, or attend dance workshops so as to experience their bodies in a new way. These techniques are not always harmless. Often they are vehicles for doctrines that are foreign to Christianity. No reasonable person should hold an irrational world view, in which people can tap magical powers or harness mysterious spirits and the “initiated” have a secret knowledge that is withheld from the “ignorant”. In ancient Israel, the surrounding peoples’ beliefs in gods and spirits were exposed as false. God alone is Lord; there is no god besides him. Nor is there any (magical) technique by which one can capture or charm “the divine”, force one’s wishes on the universe, or redeem oneself. Much about these esoteric beliefs and practices is -> SUPERSTITION or -> OCCULTISM

 
 

The Catechism is simply the magisterial teaching of what is embodied in the Holy Bible.

It is thus the Word of God. From reading the YOUCAT, one understands that the practising of YOGA and Eastern meditations by Christians violates the First Commandment of God.

The Church definitively categorizes them as esoteric, occult, New Age practices.

July 27 at 4:45pm

 

Thom Agshekar Again I will say so to my dear Catholics: Yoga is Not a Catholic prescription but a bad pride and karma is going on. Some of these Cardinals, Bishops and priests – they should be kneeling down and pray for the salvation of souls… They have Indianized the Catholic Church, brought Hindu Trimurty on the Tabernacle, dances and bhajans, celebrating Mass sitting on the floor. By giving us impression and false pretensions that more Hindus would join the Catholic Church…. have you seen your Hindu neighbour joined the Church? Or how many Catholics dropped attending the Sunday Mass?

Now BJP Party waiting to radicalize their party and soon or later they will lash out Catholics to renounce their faith or burn houses and churches and impose on everyone Ghar Wapsi to revert to Hinduism. Why Church leaders are getting idiots? That’s part of the prophecy that even chosen ones will denounce Christ … And these stupid theologians are part of these heresies. Let the Bishop Dabre and his supporters do his Namaskar Surya and Yoga in his own bed! For they are teaching false theology and heresies to the ordinary simple folks and faithful!

July 27 at 5:26pm

 

Father Conrad Saldanha When you Adrian Mascarenhas are so full of lies and deception, then can we expect you to understand the truth as truth and teach us the truth?

July 27 at 8:21pm

 

 

 

Father Conrad Saldanha When you Adrian Mascarenhas understand TRUTH as lies then how will you understand the truth as TRUTH and expect you to teach the TRUTH to us.

July 27 at 8:23pm

 

Father Conrad Saldanha “Yes, and your position is that each and every priest has the right to judge and condemn the higher authorities”. Most Rev. Fr. Adrian the deceiver has now started putting words in my mouth, claiming that it is my position. Let this too be a testimony to people in this forum that how he attributes the above quoted position to me … If anyone in this forum finds that this idea or position is mine and proves it … then I shall hide my face in shame and make a public apology to all whom I have exposed as children of the father of deception! But if you acknowledge with me that this man, who is supposed to be a priest of the Archdiocese of Bangalore, is a deceiver and that he may be ashamed of his pathological sickness of lying and he is not worth listening to or arguing with, you may also BOO him.

July 27 at 9:09pm 

 

Sue Kirby-Sidey Ocds Satan, be gone! For these are your perverted works! May the Blood of Jesus wash away any of your lies, for you are the father of lies! Whether Pope, cardinal, bishop, priest or lay member…. I bind your evil in the Holy and Sacred Name of Jesus Who is King above all else and you, master of nothing, are also a creature of the Mighty God Whom we adore and serve! Begone! May Our Lady, Help of all Christians, protect all the people and especially Fr Conrad whom your son died for! May her foot crush Satan’s head!

July 27 at 9:17pm

 

Father Conrad Saldanha To all in this forum: The key issue is not yoga in this particular forum but that of serious misdeeds of the Bishops, which has been clearly exposed in my earlier articles about them, with ABUNDANT PROOFS. As per Canon Law, such a wrong doing leads to AUTOMATIC EXCOMMUNICATION! Anyone defending them can only have some ulterior motives or hidden agendas! 
The MISDEEDS of the Bishops are evident from what is there in the open forum and are not a fabrication of my mind, nor are they based on any aspersions cast by any misguided or mischievous elements but SOLELY based on their OWN writings in the public forum. Thus they have also brought disrepute to the Catholic Community, exposed the Sheep to the ravenous wolves and have betrayed the trust reposed on them by the ordinary simple Catholics. Judas betrayed the One while they have betrayed the many! If anyone sees hurts or motives in this then he or she is self-conceited and acting blind, to what is freely there in the electronic media. 
These BISHOPS have betrayed the trust of the People on an important element of Church doctrine, through MISREPRESENTATION of Church documents, apostasy and yet pretending to be faithful to the Catholic Church, double speak, aiding and abetting a serious wrongdoing, Concealing an important Church document on the subject, being persistent with their deception repeatedly, Malicious Intent to Mislead, Breach of Trust reposed on them by the people and the Vatican who have appointed them, leading other Bishops of India astray too on this subject, calling people to break the First Commandment and inviting them to worship of creature rather than the Creator God, incredulity, promoting heresy, with incoherent arguments and lies and above all the most serious wrongdoing which is evident: PERJURY! If these are not serious wrong doing then what are they, in what better language do we coat them in?
IF THEY ARE MEN OF CONSCIENCE THEN THEY NEED TO STEP DOWN WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, MORE SO BECAUSE THEY STAND AUTOMATICALLY EXCOMMUNICATED AS PER CANON LAW.

July 27 at 10:11pm 

 

Adrian Mascarenhas In Canon Law, an automatic excommunication still has to be declared by the Church authorities. It can’t be declared by any priest or private individual. Even if these bishops are excommunicated Latae Sententiae, the declaration of the sentence cannot come from you, nor do you have the authority to act as though their excommunication is already certain! Since Cardinal Oswald Gracias is a member of the committee for reforming the Vatican itself, it’s pretty obvious that the Vatican doesn’t consider him to be under a latae sententiae sentence of excommunication so I would like to know who are the canonists whom you have consulted in this matter.

July 28 at 5:37am

 

Viceroy Thom Goenkar We Told You So! His Grace is stepping out of his bounds with his personal opinions and creating controversies, heresies and scandal to the Catholic Faith… And some of these faithful fellas want to defend the Bishop – for what? For introducing Yoga as part of the Catholic Theology? He should step down or the Vatican should remove him and keep him on administrative duties. Never make up stories on Catholic Doctrine until approved and published by the Vatican. Here is the chance for the Bishop for rebuttal if his statements reiterate with The Vatican! Yoga & Surya Namaskar is not on the list of official Vatican Documents… Is it???

July 28 at 8:38am

 

Father Conrad Saldanha Grow up Adrian Mascarenhas, learn some immediate historical facts. The Vatican takes its own sweet time and many a times only when there is an increased protest after an exposure. Don’t present to the people of this forum your limited peanut understanding with all boast, lies and deception.

 

 

 

Finally, if things are in the hands of the Vatican and I have to follow your principle of waiting for their verdict then you must be definitely above the Vatican and the Pope and maybe even ascended above the throne of God because you have been giving NIHIL OBSTAT (i.e. free from error) to the Bishops who know well their crime and have been silent to my personal questionings and whom I have exposed here with proofs available in the public domain.

July 28 at 3:28pm

 

Adrian Mascarenhas Well I’m not the one criticising the Church leadership! Obviously I consider that I should be loyal and obedient to the Church leaders and that definitely includes the Vatican of which I consider Cardinal Oswald Gracias to be one of the important representatives in India. I would presume that the one who condemns the cardinals and the bishops of the Church is the one who considers himself to be above the Vatican!

July 28 at 3:30pm

 

Valentino Alphonso Father Conrad Saldanha what kind of reasoning is this?? While I appreciate the stand you are taking on various social issues, statements like these are really detrimental to the purpose that you are trying to achieve. With such strong and intimidating words you are without an iota of doubt burning bridges and creating discord and disharmony in the body of Christ. Scripture tells us, that we aren’t fighting with flesh and blood, but principalities, powers and rulers in high places. It is so sad that men are being targeted to ruthlessly and let’s be sure that the Devil has an upper hand when we attack our brethren with such words. 
I appeal to the Body of Christ to seek God for a spirit of discernment – We may have a right standing on certain issues, but should we be out of the will of God, the enemy will have an open door in our lives. Let’s remember, it’s Not by Might, nor by Power, but by His Spirit. Speaking the truth in love must always be our aim. If we defend ourselves on human standards, then we haven’t left any room for God to move in and defend us. Let’s not be Spiritual crybabies or act like children … May God be with you all. 

July 28 at 5:19am

 

Tyler Lorge II VALENTINO! YE YOURSELF ATTACK GOOD FATHER CONRAD, AND YE PERSECUTE HIM FOR BEING BOLD AND NOT BACKING DOWN IN TRUTH OF THOSE EVIL BISHOPS! WHERE DONT YE GET IT WHEN MOTHER MARY EVEN SPOKE OF BISHOPS THAT WILL LEAD THERE FLOCKS ASTRAY! INSTEAD OF BEING HAPPY AND THANKFUL THAT FATHER CONRAD IS AMOUNG THOSE THAT JESUS CHRIST SAID WILL BE PERSECUTED BECAUSE THEY BOLDLY AND SPIRITUALLY BRING THE TRUTH OF WOLVES IN SHEEP CLOTHING YE ALL CONDEM HIM ! BUT REMEMBER THAT PEOPLE AS YE AND ADRIAN HAVE DONE THIS TO JESUS CHRIST TOO! IM NOT VERY EDUCATED IN BIG WORDS AND MY SPELLING IS THE WORST, AND I TYPE IN CAPS BECAUSE OF HANDICAP, AND I READ MORE WORDS IF IN LARGE LETTERS! SO IM NOT SCREAMING AT ALL! BUT SHAME ON YE BIG BOYS ATTACKING THIS GOOD HONEST PRIEST FATHER CONRAD, AS HE WILL BE REWARDED FOR GOING THROUGH THIS PERSECUTION YE TWO ARE PUTTING HIM THROUGH FOR BEING SINCERE AND TRUTHFUL! JESUS I BELIEVED IS TRULY PLEASED WITH THIS FAITHFUL MAN CONRAD!!! HES NOT AFRAID TO CALL OUT EVIL DECEIVING OF EVEN BISHOPS AS HIS HEART IS IN SPIRITUAL HARMONY WITH ALMIGHTY GOD JESUS CHRIST AND THANK ALMIGHTY GOD WE STILL HAVE FAITHFUL PRIEST AS FATHER CONRAD! WE THE TRUE FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST JESUS SUPPORT YE GOOD FATHER CONRAD! I BELIEVE YE WILL EVEN GO TO YE DEATH PROCLAIMING TRUTHS TO IGNORANT PEOPLE WHO TRULY ARE TAKEN IN BY SATANS LIES! I KNOW MANY, MANY GREAT GOOD CHRISTIANS THAT WERE HARMED AND BECAME SAD, DEPRESSED AND LOST IN SATAN’S WAYS BY ANY OF THIS EVIL YOGA. JESUS CHRIST WANTS THIS GONE! HE TELLS US SO! NOT SATAN! I THINK ADRIAN AND YE BOTH OWE THIS MAN OF HONOR, FATHER CONRAD A VERY BIG APOLOGY! FOR AS YE TREATED HIM OUT HERE YE ALSO DID TO JESUS CHRIST! IM JUST A NOBODY, JUST A HUMBLE SIMPLE LAD OF 21 YEARS OF AGE, BUT FATHER DAVID TOLD ME THAT ALMIGHTY GOD EVEN USED MOSES FOR HIS PLANS TO FULFIL AND MOSES HAD A GREAT BIG SPEECH IMPAIRMENT!!! YET GOD CAN USE EVEN THE HANDICAP! AND I FEEL BETTER AS I TOO ON THIS LETTER TOLD NOTHING BUT TRUTH FROM THE INSPIRATION OF ALMIGHTY GOD JESUS CHRIST! IT IS FROM HIM! IM JUST A WEE LIL MESSENGER! JESUS CHRIST WANTS YE TO LISTEN TO HIS GOOD TRUSTING SERVEN FATHER CONRAD! JESUS HIMSELF OUT LOUD SHAMED THE PEOPLE AT TIMES TOSSED EVIL FROM HIS FATHERS TEMPLE, CURSED SOME CALLED SOME SATAN. He could show harsh strong anger for silly ignorant people! Just because they are bishops it don’t make them honest ones! Let’s be kind and pray on this truth God has chosen to be brought to us by this loyal unafraid priest almighty God choose as Father Conrad! I do not know Father Conrad well but Jesus Christ tells my spiritual heart that I can trust and believe in him! After all, he stands for keeping true Catholic traditional Church teaching from almighty God Jesus Christ alive and meaningful! Only the devils will persecute him wrongly! I trust Father Conrad and his well intention true compassionate heart! Instead of dismissing what he says as whole truth, examine yourself and take very careful spiritual inventory of why ye are so upset by him standing firm on god’s word alone! Thank ye all for reading! I love ye all and I will pray and light candles for ye all! We must welcome the good servant priest as father Conrad that God shows his light through as he sends these good honorable ones now to warn us as God predicted in these times now! Instead of rebuking and persecuting him welcome him and learn! I prayed the blood of Christ Jesus before I read any of Father Conrad’s statements and he is as blunt and firm as Jesus Christ was to his flock, in which many mocked Jesus for it! Father Conrad will hold up as Christ Jesus is his staff and light in all he says amen and amen.

July 28 at 6:47am

 

 

 

 

Adrian Mascarenhas Hello Tyler. I am also a priest, I am here trying to defend some of our holy and noble-minded bishops and cardinals who are being unjustly and unfairly attacked by Fr. Conrad.

July 28 at 9:06am

 

Francis Lobo Fr. Adrian We know that you are also a priest.
One priest is compromising the truth and another is firm on truth. That’s the difference.
We have seen priests who worship Ganesha, Hindu deities. Even they are on good terms with the Bishops. For you these things are ok. If you are liberal, you will grow, you will get promoted. That is what the Indian Church is. “Yes Sir, Yes Boss culture”
There are well known priests who spoke against New Age and Yoga. I rather take their views than yours.
Christopher Correya is a member of International Association of Deliverance. Ask him to contact Erika Gibello. I think she has written a book on Yoga and New Age with a foreword by Pope Benedict XVI. I hope she will give some insight to you and Christopher Correya.

July 28 at 9:34am ·

 

Binu VJ 

RELIGION: Catholics Warned About Yoga

http://articles.latimes.com/1989-12-14/news/mn-601_1_roman-catholics

December 14, 1989

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican today cautioned Roman Catholics that such Eastern meditation practices as Zen and yoga can “degenerate into a cult of the body” that debases Christian prayer.

“The love of God, the sole object of Christian contemplation, is a reality which cannot be ‘mastered’ by any method or technique,” said a document issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

The document, approved by Pope John Paul II and addressed to bishops, said attempts to combine Christian meditation with Eastern techniques were fraught with danger although they can have positive uses.

The 23-page document was believed to be the first effort by the Vatican to respond to the pull of Eastern religious practices.

July 28 at 9:42am

 

Father Conrad Saldanha Thanks Tyler Lorge II, God has blessed you much to be his instrument. Please keep at it. Thanks Francis Lobo for seeing thru the lies and deception of an obstinate priest. Valentino Alphonso My issues are not “SOCIAL ISSUES” which you claim to appreciate. When one appreciates falsely or falsehood then it is no appreciation. Are you still a Catholic or a breakaway? My doors were always open to you to discuss your difficulty in understanding the Catholic faith. Let people know then the seriousness of your concern to build bridges. FYI: there seems to be a spiritual schizophrenia in what you write and the way you think

July 28 at 3:43pm

 

Sharon Sarita Burkman We are not judges … but myself feels about the truth has to be rectified for Jesus Christ. Bless u Rev. Fr. Conrad.

July 28 at 8:04pm

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MY COMMENTS ON THE FACEBOOK CONVERSATIONS

Overwhelmingly, the Catholics here on this Facebook page are in support of Fr. Conrad Saldanha, and some of the comments made by simple lay persons are scathingly critical and condemnatory of Bishop Dabre.

Both Christopher Correya and Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas did not have any takers. Frankly, what with our Church being saddled with Bishops like Thomas Dabre, priests like Adrian Mascarenhas and charismatic renewal ministry leaders like Christopher Correya, I am quite surprised; I expected it to be 50-50… or worse.

When will our spiritual “leaders” ever learn?

 

Christopher Correya is very much aware that this ministry is in the war against the errors taught by Bishop Dabre when Fr. Conrad Saldanha mentions my name in his article:

Thanks to the exposure by a few dedicated Christians such as Michael Prabhu … and the protests of many other members of the community.

I can therefore come to only one conclusion: Christopher Correya must strongly disapprove of my ministry which, using the Internet, seeks to expose unacknowledged and uncorrected public error (liturgical, doctrinal, New Age, etc.) in high places in the Church.

That will explain his having been non-committal on all the issues that I wrote to him about, his never having had one good word to write or say about my ministry, his twice dropping me for a year at a time from the mailing list of his Light of Christ Covenant Community newsletter (if it really wasn’t oversight as he says).

 

 

 

 

Christopher Correya I don’t think this is a forum to discuss these issues. I think it causes more damage than good. I am reminded of the scripture passage that says we need to remove the log that is in our own eyes before we remove the splinter in our brothers.

July 26 at 2:45am

Christopher Correya I think as Christians we need to focus on the larger picture, not get caught up in this finding fault and pointing fingers game. It is time we become subject to the authority God has placed irrespective whether they are right or wrong, lest we play into the hands of the Devil.

July 26 at 3:12am

 

To be fair, Christopher Correya did not comment, this way or that, on yoga. He was only concerned about the Bishop being critiqued. But that too goes against him, because he, being in the charismatic ministry of deliverance, is expected to make a public statement/commitment on whether or not Catholics may practise yoga. But “populist leaders”, to quote my informant (see page 1), need to be on the “good side” of the Bishops, and they can be so in at least two ways: by not condemning the errors allowed or propagated by the Bishops/priests and by not publicly discussing/getting involved in controversial issues like Catholic yoga.

Again to be fair, Christopher Correya is not alone in his choice of position; virtually every senior leader in these Covenant Communities and charismatic renewal barring a few exceptions exhibits the exact same disposition, eschewing prophetic speaking and fraternal admonishment for the reward of seminar and retreat invitations, forewords to books authored by them, and the acclaim of men.

 

Some of these leaders have evolved a clever scheme to befool their critics. They do not speak against New Age or other error at major programmes (because most often their own Bishop is fostering it) but they boldly do so when teaching small groups with no priest or bishop present to hear them; and they do so only because they have no alternative, because if they don’t, they will have embarrassing questions to answer.

People who claim to be in deliverance ministry have to make up their minds whether yoga, homoeopathy, the consuming of prasada offered to a pagan deity, OM chanting, Bharatanatyam dancing etc. are New Age and/or have occultic impact on the Catholic individual… or not.

If they cannot do that, I simply am unable to imagine what counseling they can offer and how they can correctly discern the spiritual requirements of Catholics who come to them for deliverance.

 

—I recall being at the Catholic Club on Brigade Road in Bangalore a few years ago to attend a family function in one of the halls that we had hired. I happened to run into Christopher Correya and his team at a table in the dining area and walked over to greet them. Almost right away, one of his senior-most community members, without any provocation, remarked that she or they did not accept my claim that homoeopathy is New Age. Everyone at the table, including Christopher Correya, found that amusing. My simple response was that it was not “my” claim that they were rejecting, but the guidance of the Church, and I reminded them that the 2003 Vatican Document includes homoeopathy in its list of New Age practices.

—It must have been early 2001 when I joined a group of people on the road outside the building in which many of the International Catholic Programme for Evangelisation (ICPE) community resided (I was part of the Community). Some members of Christopher Correya’s wife’s family were present. After 14 years, I am unable to recall how the conversation got around to where it did, but it ended by my insisting that there was great spiritual danger in Catholics’ adopting Hindu symbolism, rituals and practices.

A couple of days later, I was publicly berated by the wife of the director of ICPE India for hurting the sentiments of a member or members of Christopher Correya’s wife’s family. Of course, I stoutly defended my position and my having spoken out honestly, but I still recall with shock that a complaint was lodged against me by someone in the group. At that time, Christopher Correya was also a member of the ICPE community.

These two incidents put the current situation in a clearer perspective.

 

Christopher Correya describes speaking prophetically, fraternal correction, admonishing a fellow Christian, defending the truth, warning Catholics of imminent spiritual danger, and exposing lies, deceit and error as “this finding fault and pointing fingers game“.

Has he not read the New Testament where St. Paul disagrees with and rebukes Pope St. Peter?

I advise him to read the contents of this file:

DEFENDING OUR FAITH-CONSCIENCE AND OBEDIENCE-SPEAKING PROPHETICALLY OR JUDGING OTHERS?

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/DEFENDING_OUR_FAITH-CONSCIENCE_AND_OBEDIENCE-SPEAKING_PROPHETICALLY_OR_JUDGING_OTHERS.doc

It will also refute his advice: “It is time we become subject to the authority God has placed irrespective whether they are right or wrong“. I am subject to the authority of my Bishop, all Bishops, but I do not have to obey him when he misinterprets Church teaching or proposes personal or liberal interpretations of the same.

If I had followed the leader’s advice, the New Community Bible would never have been pulled for revision.

We “play into the hands of the Devil” (to quote Christopher Correya) not by fighting error but by condoning it.

“Not to oppose error is to approve it, and not to defend the truth is to suppress it” – Pope St. Felix III

 

 

 

 

Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas appeals to Christopher Correya twice; birds of a feather. He even speaks for him!

Remember (see the link given by me on page 7) that the priest is an agent of New Age error in the Archdiocese of Bangalore.

He’s all over Facebook for many years but doesn’t like to identify himself as a Catholic priest. He has laicized himself. He only revealed that he is a priest to try to win critic Tyler over to his side of the debate.

Adrian Mascarenhas Hello, though I have a high regard for Bishop Thomas Dabre, I realise that this is not a proper forum to discuss his character or his teachings. Anyway, would just like to point out that the priests criticised in this article are: (a) prayerful persons (b) faithful to the Church (c) knowledgeable about Indian philosophy as well as Christian teachings (d) pastorally minded and sensitive to the needs of the people. 
I accordingly request people to hear both sides of the story before making up their mind.

Adrian Mascarenhas Thanks for the clarification Christopher Correya. Since you are associated with the Bishops in many different ways, it would be better to refrain from associating with those who consider some of India’s leading bishops to be false teachers.
The article itself points out that Cardinal Gracias is one of the top 8-9 advisers personally chosen by the Pope to give recommendations for the renewal of the Church. And Bishop Dabre has been chosen by the Vatican (in the past) to lead India’s Doctrinal Commission. By criticising them, the article clearly intends to challenge the wisdom of the Pope’s decisions.

Adrian Mascarenhas Don’t forget that Bishop Thomas Dabre was appointed by the Vatican to supervise the Church doctrines in India, and to make sure that wrong teachings are not spread in the name of Catholicism. Cardinal Oswald Gracias is one of the 10 most important persons in the Catholic Church today, and Pope Francis has appointed him to be one of those in charge of reforming the Church. Thirdly, Bishop Agnelo Gracias is also highly trusted by the Vatican. In fact he was one of the three-member team to study the language issue in Bangalore two years ago. He has also been involved in various other Vatican-appointed commissions.
If you want to condemn these people please go ahead, but you also better join a divisional church in that case!

Adrian Mascarenhas Michael Prabhu is a great person but not a great apologist! He has great zeal for the Lord but his knowledge is picked up from unreliable sources. For example, on his Ephesians site, he has sometimes posted the views of schismatic bishops from the Ukraine, including some priests who have ordained themselves bishops! These people are ultra-fanatical and they have poured poison into the Church. I pointed this out to him once before; if you need to know more I can do the research again.

Adrian Mascarenhas Michael Prabhu has already reported me to the bishop. His report was a tissue of lies, so my only concern is that God should not hold this against him. For my part, I fear only the one who has the ability to destroy both body and soul in hell.

Adrian Mascarenhas Sorry, the facts are not being misrepresented by Thomas Dabre or any other bishop you mentioned. The majority of priests in India – including people who have studied these subjects – are in agreement about Yoga. People who oppose yoga are entitled to their own opinions including the right to dissent from Church Authority in this minor matter. It is not as though the Gospel explicitly condemns yoga. It depends on your personal opinion as to whether yoga is a physical exercise (in which case we are free to practice it) or a false religion (in which case we are not free). Whatever course you adopt, neither of these opinions is heretical in the strict sense as per canon law.

Adrian Mascarenhas I think that Christopher Correya has already given his crystal clear answer: he does not intend to join the author of this article in slandering Indian Church leaders.

Adrian Mascarenhas Hello Tyler. I am also a priest, I am here trying to defend some of our holy and noble-minded bishops and cardinals who are being unjustly and unfairly attacked by Fr. Conrad.

 

From above: Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas writes, “Cardinal Gracias is one of the top 8-9 advisers personally chosen by the Pope to give recommendations for the renewal of the Church. And Bishop Dabre has been chosen by the Vatican (in the past) to lead India’s Doctrinal Commission. By criticising them, the article clearly intends to challenge the wisdom of the Pope’s decisions … Don’t forget that Bishop Thomas Dabre was appointed by the Vatican to supervise the Church doctrines in India, and to make sure that wrong teachings are not spread in the name of Catholicism. Cardinal Oswald Gracias is one of the 10 most important persons in the Catholic Church today, and Pope Francis has appointed him to be one of those in charge of reforming the Church. Thirdly, Bishop Agnelo Gracias is also highly trusted by the Vatican.

 

i) Since when did Bishops and Cardinals given official postings, however important, by Rome become infallible? I have reported on Bishop Thomas Dabre‘s presiding over liturgical aberrations and his defense of them, on his promotion of Surya Namaskar and yoga, and his giving the Nihil Obstat and the Imprimatur for the heretical New Community Bible that had to be withdrawn and revised following our prolonged protests.

 

ii) For Bombay Archbishop Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the reader may please check out:

CARDINAL OSWALD GRACIAS ENDORSES YOGA FOR CATHOLICS
http://ephesians-511.net/docs/CARDINAL_OSWALD_GRACIAS_ENDORSES_YOGA_FOR_CATHOLICS.doc

PAPAL CANDIDATE OSWALD CARDINAL GRACIAS ENDORSES YOGA
http://ephesians-511.net/docs/PAPAL_CANDIDATE_OSWALD_CARDINAL_GRACIAS_ENDORSES_YOGA.doc

 

 

 

NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 20-HALF-TRUTHS FROM CARDINAL OSWALD GRACIAS

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/NEW_COMMUNITY_BIBLE_20-HALF-TRUTHS_FROM_CARDINAL_OSWALD_GRACIAS.doc

NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 27-CARDINAL OSWALD GRACIAS STILL IN DENIAL OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITS ERRORS

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/NEW_COMMUNITY_BIBLE_27-CARDINAL_OSWALD_GRACIAS_STILL_IN_DENIAL_OF_RESPONSIBILITY_FOR_ITS_ERRORS.doc

THE SALESIANS, OSWALD CARDINAL GRACIAS AND NEW AGE PSYCHOLOGIST CARL ROGERS

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/THE_SALESIANS_OSWALD_CARDINAL_GRACIAS_AND_NEW_AGE_PSYCHOLOGIST_CARL_ROGERS.doc

HINDU RELIGIOUS MARK ON THE FOREHEAD 16-CARDINAL OSWALD GRACIAS WEARS

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/HINDU_RELIGIOUS_MARK_ON_THE_FOREHEAD_16-CARDINAL_OSWALD_GRACIAS_WEARS.doc

SHOULD OSWALD CARDINAL GRACIAS HAVE RESIGNED AS CARDINAL OBRIEN DID

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/SHOULD_OSWALD_CARDINAL_GRACIAS_HAVE_RESIGNED_AS_CARDINAL_OBRIEN_DID.doc

 

iii) On Cardinal Ivan Dias:

CARDINAL IVAN DIAS PROMOTES CONTROVERSIAL MARIAN APPARITIONS

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/CARDINAL_IVAN_DIAS_PROMOTES_CONTROVERSIAL_MARIAN_APPARITIONS.doc

HINDU RELIGIOUS MARK ON THE FOREHEAD 11-CARDINAL
IVAN DIAS
WEARS

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/HINDU_RELIGIOUS_MARK_ON_THE_FOREHEAD_11-CARDINAL_WEARS.doc

CARDINAL IVAN DIAS LIGHTS A LAMP FOR THE HINDU DEITY GANESHA

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/CARDINAL_IVAN_DIAS_LIGHTS_A_LAMP_FOR_THE_HINDU_DEITY_GANESHA.doc

 

iv) As for Bishop Agnelo Gracias, he was the leading defender of the heretical/New Age/Hinduized St Pauls New Community Bible when Catholics protested against it following its release

NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 22-BISHOP AGNELO GRACIAS DEFENDS IT YET IT IS PULLED FOR REVISION

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/NEW_COMMUNITY_BIBLE_22-BISHOP_AGNELO_GRACIAS_DEFENDS_IT_YET_IT_IS_PULLED_FOR_REVISION.doc

HINDU RELIGIOUS MARK ON THE FOREHEAD 08-BISHOP WEARS –
AGNELO GRACIAS

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/HINDU_RELIGIOUS_MARK_ON_THE_FOREHEAD_08-BISHOP_WEARS.doc

 

v) Bombay Archdiocese is the most New Age-ridden diocese in India. I give the reader a few of my reports:

THE LABYRINTH IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOMBAY

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/THE_LABYRINTH_IN_THE_ARCHDIOCESE_OF_BOMBAY.doc

THE ST PIUS X SEMINARY CELEBRATES HINDU DEITY GANESHA

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/THE_ST_PIUS_X_SEMINARY_CELEBRATES_HINDU_DEITY_GANESH.doc

YOGA AND THE BRAHMA KUMARIS AT A CATHOLIC COLLEGE IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOMBAY

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/YOGA_AND_THE_BRAHMA_KUMARIS_AT_A_CATHOLIC_COLLEGE_IN_THE_ARCHDIOCESE_OF_BOMBAY.doc

FR JOE PEREIRA-KRIPA FOUNDATION-NEW AGE ENDORSED BY THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOMBAY

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/FR_JOE_PEREIRA-KRIPA_FOUNDATION-NEW_AGE_ENDORSED_BY_THE_ARCHDIOCESE_OF_BOMBAY_AND_THE_CBCI.doc

INSTITUTIONALIZED NEW AGE IN BOMBAY ARCHDIOCESE-HOMOEOPATHY, YOGA AND KRIPA FOUNDATION

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/INSTITUTIONALIZED_NEW_AGE_IN_BOMBAY_ARCHDIOCESE-HOMOEOPATHY_YOGA_AND_KRIPA_FOUNDATION.doc

IS THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOMBAY IN THE LIBERAL CAMP AT THE SYNOD ON THE FAMILY?

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/IS_THE_ARCHDIOCESE_OF_BOMBAY_IN_THE_LIBERAL_CAMP_AT_THE_SYNOD_ON_THE_FAMILY.doc

CHURCH MOUTHPIECE THE EXAMINER ACCUSED OF PROMOTING HERESY

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/CHURCH_MOUTHPIECE_THE EXAMINER_ACCUSED_OF_PROMOTING_HERESY.doc

NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 07-UNPUBLISHED LETTERS AGAINST ITS ERRONEOUS COMMENTARIES-THE EXAMINER

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/NEW_COMMUNITY_BIBLE_07-UNPUBLISHED_LETTERS_AGAINST_ITS_ERRONEOUS_COMMENTARIES-THE_EXAMINER.doc

FR PRASHANT OLALEKAR-INTERPLAY AND LIFE POSITIVE (ARCHDIOCESE OF BOMBAY)

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/FR_PRASHANT_OLALEKAR-INTERPLAY_AND_LIFE_POSITIVE.doc

 

vi) Bombay Archdiocese is the epicentre of the women priests movement in the Indian Church:

VIRGINIA SALDANHA-ECCLESIA OF WOMEN IN ASIA AND CATHERINE OF SIENA VIRTUAL COLLEGE-FEMINIST THEOLOGY AND THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN PRIESTS

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/VIRGINIA_SALDANHA-ECCLESIA_OF_WOMEN_IN_ASIA_AND_CATHERINE_OF_SIENA_VIRTUAL_COLLEGE-FEMINIST_THEOLOGY_AND_THE_ORDINATION_OF_WOMEN_PRIESTS.doc

 

 

 

VIRGINIA SALDANHAWOMENPRIESTS INFILTRATES THE INDIAN CHURCH-CATHERINE OF SIENA VIRTUAL COLLEGE

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/VIRGINIA_SALDANHA-WOMENPRIESTS_INFILTRATES_THE_INDIAN_CHURCH-CATHERINE_OF_SIENA_VIRTUAL_COLLEGE.doc

WHAT’S VIRGINIA SALDANHA DOING WITH “NUNS ON THE BUS”?

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/WHATS_VIRGINIA_SALDANHA_DOING_WITH_NUNS_ON_THE_BUS.doc

 

Dear reader, the above list of files related to the Archdiocese of Bombay is FAR from exhaustive.

 

vii) The Archdiocese is also morally bankrupt and financially corrupt if one reads the daily emails and blog of the Association of Concerned Catholics (AOCC), https://mumbailaity.wordpress.com/author/mumbailaity/, see pg. 6.

 

In the light of all of this, what does one make of the blind, sycophantic and subservient writings of Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas? He trolls my web site (as is evidenced below) and is familiar with its contents. Does this not mean that he endorses all the liturgical and New Age errors that are exposed on this ministry’s web site?

As I write, he has accused me of heretical statements (which means I stand accused of heresy), teaming up with one Prakash Lasrado who has labeled me a heretic. I will deal with that in a forthcoming report.

 

—Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas commented on Facebook, “Michael Prabhu is a great person but not a great apologist! He has great zeal for the Lord but his knowledge is picked up from unreliable sources. For example, on his Ephesians site, he has sometimes posted the views of schismatic bishops from the Ukraine, including some priests who have ordained themselves bishops!

 

He refers to the following three files:

1. FOCOLARE, ‘THE WORK OF MARY’-IS IT GOOD FOR CATHOLICS?
JANUARY 2010

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/FOCOLARE_THE_WORK_OF_MARY-IS_IT_GOOD_FOR_CATHOLICS.doc

2. NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 14-UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX GREEK CATHOLIC BISHOPS CALL IT A NEW AGE BIBLE, “EXCOMMUNICATE” INDIAN BISHOPS
MARCH 2010

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/NEW_COMMUNITY_BIBLE_14-UKRAINIAN_ORTHODOX_GREEK_CATHOLIC_BISHOPS_CALL_IT_A_NEW_AGE_BIBLE_EXCOMMUNICATE_INDIAN_BISHOPS.doc

3. NEW AGE-UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX GREEK-CATHOLIC CHURCH
AUGUST 2011

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/NEW_AGE-UKRAINIAN_ORTHODOX_GREEK-CATHOLIC_CHURCH.doc

 

In the second report (of March 2010) I had very clearly written, thinking that they might be Traditionalist:

QUOTE NOTE: I DO NOT KNOW IF THE UKRAINIAN GREEK-CATHOLIC CHURCH IS IN UNION WITH ROME OR NOT. IF THEIR LETTERS OF APPEAL TO THE POPE IN MY FOCOLARE REPORT ARE ANY INDICATION, THEY APPARENTLY ARE. THEIR INTEREST IN FOCOLARE APPEARS TO CONFIRM THAT. DESPITE MY DILIGENT SEARCHING OF INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CHURCH ON THE INTERNET, I COULD NOT FIND ANY INFORMATION THAT MIGHT CONFIRM THESE BISHOPS TO BE TRADITIONALISTS. I DO NOT INCLUDE TRADITIONALIST INFORMATION IN MY REPORTS WITHOUT CLEARLY INDICATING THAT IT IS SO.

I ALSO CANNOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE CANONICAL VALIDITY OF THE EXCOMMUNICATIONS / ANATHEMAS PRONOUNCED BY THESE BISHOPS ON THE INDIAN BISHOPS ON THE NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE ISSUE.

EVEN IF THESE BISHOPS DO EVENTUALLY TURN OUT TO BE TRADITIONALISTS, [INFORMATION TO THIS END WILL BE MOST WELCOME AND WILL BE INCLUDED AS AN UPDATE TO THIS REPORT], ONE MUST APPRECIATE THEIR ORTHODOXY, THEIR ZEAL FOR PROTECTING THE FAITH AGAINST ERROR, AND THEIR UNCOMPROMISING STAND AGAINST HERESY, SYNCRETISM AND NEW AGE. UNQUOTE

When FOCOLARE was written 3 months earlier (in January 2010) I had believed them to be Catholic Orthodox bishops. The NEW AGE report of August 2011 carries the same disclaimer as the 2010 report.

 

—Fr. Mascarenhas says, “Michael Prabhu has already reported me to the bishop*. His report was a tissue of lies“.

Please read FR ADRIAN MASCARENHAS-YOGA AT ST PATRICK’S CHURCH BANGALORE

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/FR_ADRIAN_MASCARENHAS-YOGA_AT_ST_PATRICKS_CHURCH_BANGALORE.doc
and decide for yourselves after studying my documentation.

*The Archbishop of Bangalore Most Rev. Bernard Moras is another Bishop who has allowed New Age to flourish in Catholic institutions in his archdiocese, doing absolutely NOTHING to curb it, for example:

ARCHBISHOP OF BANGALORE-LETTERS FROM THIS MINISTRY

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/ARCHBISHOP_OF_BANGALORE-LETTERS_FROM_THIS_MINISTRY.doc

PRANIC HEALING CONVENTION AT CHRIST COLLEGE, BANGALORE

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/PRANIC_HEALING_CONVENTION_AT_CHRIST_COLLEGE_BANGALORE.doc.

 

 

 

—Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas: “It is not as though the Gospel explicitly condemns yoga“.

Agreed. Neither does it explicitly condemn Freemasonry and the New Age Movement. But the Church, the Gospel’s teaching authority, does through Her Magisterium (Vatican Documents), the Catechism (the YouCat was cited by one individual on Facebook). Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas cannot accept that. So who’s the heretic?

 

Francis Lobo Dear Christopher Correya, I think you are a member of International Association of Deliverance and have deliverance ministry. 
I need straight answer from you. Does form of yoga in practice as well as in philosophy compatible with Christianity.
The second point about Bishop Dabre, He openly supported Yoga in public, then why not this is a right forum to discuss this issue? If people like you taken a firm stand, then these types of spiritual practices would not have creeped into Indian Church. 
What is that larger good you are talking about when you poisoning your own house with these types of new age movements?
It is crystal clear, no preacher has dared enough and speak against the church authority to stop new age activities.

Francis Lobo Yoga? What the YOUCAT says [… … …]

 

Binu VJ 

RELIGION: Catholics Warned About Yoga [… … …]

 

—Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas: “People who oppose yoga are entitled to their own opinions including the right to dissent from Church Authority in this minor matter.” Minor matter?

Theologians, Theological Commissions, Bishops’ Conferences, individual Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops, and exorcists believe that doing yoga is very major matter since it transgresses the First Commandment.

If yoga were not a spiritual danger why would the Church warn about its potential dangers in two Documents? One doesn’t see Her writing about the dangers of the noodles flavour-enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG) that was headline news recently or of riding a two-wheeler without a helmet (the Madras High Court made helmets mandatory last month to protect bikers from injuries to the head… and death).

The Church warns the faithful not to engage in Freemasonry, yoga, ZEN and the like for one simple but major reason: because they result in SPIRITUAL DEATH.

 

It is shocking that Christopher Correya who is in DELIVERANCE MINISTRY joins the Facebook conversation to oppose Fr. Conrad Saldanha and criticize him for speaking the truth about the erroneous teaching of Bishop Thomas Dabre, “lest we play into the hands of the Devil“.

It made at least one person (not just the devil) very happy: the yoga-championing Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas (who has just today teamed up with another yoga enthusiast and baiter of this ministry, Prakash Lasrado, who by now figures in at least six of this ministry’s reports).

 

LETTERS WRITTEN TO CHRISTOPHER CORREYA BEFORE RELEASING THIS REPORT:

1. From:
michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
To:
locicc@gmail.com, chriscaths@yahoo.co.in
Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 22:51:47 +0530

Subject: FACEBOOK DISCUSSION ON YOGA AND BISHOP THOMAS DABRE

Dear Christopher,
A friend of mine from Bangalore who is in part time ministry informed me last week that you commented along with others on Facebook on the matter of Pune Bishop Thomas Dabre’s support for the practising of yoga by Catholics.
As I am collating information for a report on Bishop Dabre’s pro-yoga and pro-Surya Namaskar statements in the print as well as social media, I will be most happy and grateful to you if you could please copy the page/s and send me… or at least provide me with the URL of the page so that I can access it myself.

I am not on Facebook since I do not have the time due to my heavy work load of researching and email correspondence.
Thanking you in advance,
Michael

 

2. Subject: FACEBOOK DISCUSSION ON YOGA AND BISHOP THOMAS DABRE-REMINDER PLEASE

Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:19:16 +0530

 

I received a communication from Christopher Correya, but NOT a response to my enquiries:

From: Christopher Correya



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