The short-lived honeymoon of Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas and Prakash Lasrado, yoga advocates


AUGUST 11/12, 2015

 

The short-lived honeymoon of Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas and Prakash Lasrado, yoga advocates

 
 

Prakash Lasrado is an anonymous person who, in order to retain his anonymity, has even declined an instruction from the Cardinal Archbishop’s house in Mumbai (Bombay) to meet with them in connection with the incessant barrage of emails that he sends every few minutes of the day either on the issue of yoga or his “rebuttals” of the reports that I release on my web site (he is apparently subscribed to a blog that reproduces most of my publications and is operated by a lay Catholic based in another city.)

I first saw Lasrado’s name in another forwarded email copied to him and I made an enquiry in return.

In response, Prakash Lasrado first wrote to me (evading an answer to my questions) on May 6, 2013, on two issues, one of which was yoga.

From:
Prakash Lasrado
To:
Michael Prabhu
Cc:
Long List Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 10:02 AM

Subject: Re: IS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN INDIA IN A CONFUSED STATE

Dear Michael, 

I have certain differences of opinion with you.

I feel that

1. Yoga -minus Hindu philosophy/theology is a good body exercise

2. Laypeople must not be allowed to preach. However they can give testimonies of healing, conversion etc. I have seen certain erroneous articles in Examiner written by laypeople.

Regards, Prakash

That day alone, without introducing himself, he sent me SIX emails within the space of a few hours.

The following day, May 7, 2013, he sent me TWELVE emails.

All of the emails were copied to a long list (maybe 60 or 70) of persons (cardinals, bishops, priests and laity).

I wrote to Prakash Lasrado just once, copy to one individual and BCC to three others:

From:
Michael Prabhu
To:
prakash_lasrado@yahoo.com

Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 7:34 PM Subject: YOUR NUMEROUS EMAILS TO ME IN RESPONSE TO MY EMAIL EXTRACT

My dear brother Prakash,

I write this to you with absolutely no offense, so please don’t take it amiss and be offended.

I take every email that I receive very seriously, and as you can see below, I have given the exact same consideration to all of yours, and taken out the relevant information copied below after spending nearly three precious hours of my ministry time on them hoping to gain something, which I really didn’t in the end.

So may I please request you to remove my name from your mailing list after reading this response from me?

In return, I can assure you that you will not hear from me again [even if you do respond, which I request you to not do]…

Towards the end, you started to send general Catholic information. I am subscribed to all Catholic news agencies and so I already have all the information that you sent. We are both wasting our time. Kindly honour my request to have my name removed, brother.

Thank you and God bless you.

Michael

Prakash Lasrado’s response was to drop the “Dear” Michael and turn hostile:

From:
Prakash Lasrado
To:
Fergus Misquitta; prabhu; Arcanjo Sodder; Zezie Sodder
Cc:
Long List EXTRACT

Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 9:12 AM

Subject: RE: Laity must not preach without permission from the bishop

Michael Prabhu has asked me to remove his name from the cc list which I will do subsequently. […]

I have kept my assurance to not write him again. But this anonymous individual did not adhere to his word and has continued to write emails, now running into thousands since he commenced in May 2013, twenty-seven months ago.

 

 

Many recipients, including Mumbai advocates Arcanjo and Zezie Sodder addressed above, got tired of his rantings and anonymity and persuaded him to remove their names from his mailing list although with immense difficulty (after finally threatening him with legal action if he persisted in writing).

 

Before that happened, they wrote to Prakash Lasrado in defense of some of the false charges that he had made against this ministry (incidentally it was Lasrado [Sunday, July 07, 2013 9:31 AM] who made me aware of their letter to him by forwarding it to me):

From: Arcanjo Sodder <arcanjosodder@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, Jul 6, 2013 11:04 AM Cc: Long List
To: Prakash Lasrado <prakash.lasrado@gmail.com> Subject: RE: More evidence of tampering on Michael Prabhu’s blog
Prakash,

I have read your mails charging Michael Prabhu with “tampering” with your emails and those of others.

As evidence, you produced a letter of yours that he reproduced in his blog along with many others of yours.

I examined the blog that you refer to as his but do not see any evidence of tampering.

Michael clearly highlighted that it was an EXTRACT and selectively copied only two of the six points of your letter giving your original numbering as they were the ones that he was addressing in his rebuttal of you in that particular section of his report.

Michael may have felt that the other four points were not directly related and since all his reports are exhaustive he may have taken an extract. With regard to them, he wrote in other places in that report that he would be rebutting you on other issues if found necessary.

Prakash, you are writing numerous letters to him that may not concern his nature of work.

Otherwise he would not be interested in what you say or do and would never have written about you in the first place.

Also, he has faithfully reproduced all your other emails in totality according to the topic he was addressing. He doesn’t mix up different topics when he writes.

Whenever he reproduces only a portion or section of a letter or email, I find that he always clarifies that it is an EXTRACT.

So your charge of tampering of mails by him is not true. He made it clear that he was not copying your entire letter.

Based on that wrong and false premise, and without the slightest shred of evidence, you extend the accusation to say that he tampers in the same way with other people’s emails and so anything that he writes must not be believed.

If he is “revising” people’s emails as you allege based on your one example which is itself an incorrect allegation, he would have been exposed a long time ago because his ministry is a high-profile one.

My study of his many reports makes me conclude that he does rigorous research and every statement is backed with printed and published evidence, including in the matter of your repeated accusation that he has falsely reported on Missionaries of Charity Sr. Nirmala Joshi. He has cited the concerned magazine/newspaper as the information is not available on the Internet. Prakash you yourself are of the opinion that if something appears in the secular press it is true.

You accuse Michael of “unethical” practices for writing about you and others. It is his ministry to do so about errors in the Church and those who promote them. He uses his web site in the same way as you have the freedom to send your emails.

The link to the blog that you provided is not his. The blog belongs to a person in Bangalore who is not under Michael’s control or authority. So you are wrong in referring to that blog as Michael’s. He only owns a web site. The blog probably copies from Michael’s web site.

Michael has also written in the said report that he has not blocked any of your emails. He has copied them all in his report. However it may happen that when a person’s mail box is full, mails do bounce back. So it is my opinion that that too is a false accusation against him.

After verification of your charges against what is recorded in his report, it appears that it is you who have sent him mails and since he had sent you an e mail stating that he would not respond to any of your emails he probably had no option but to rebut you on his web site because he disagrees with you on your liberal views on yoga etc. and it is you who have leveled accusations against Michael.

I feel that if you stop writing to him, and remove him from your list of addresses, he will have nothing new to use against you.

Prakash I once again request you to read his articles published on his website. He has really taken pains and each article will need days of research. Michael in one of the few persons who exposes errors in the Church and all his reports are backed by meticulous research. Let me assure you that all that he has written about persons in Mumbai, I know for a fact is absolutely true. Till today not a single person has filed a single case against him despite Michael openly exposing them and yes a number of persons exposed by him have tremendous financial resources.

We need to pray for Michael and his ministry and it is the need of the hour to have more Michael’s.
A.M. SODDER

 

Through an email Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 5:18 PM Prakash Lasrado informed one and all that he had launched a blog “to counter” me. This despite advocate Arcanjo Sodder’s vouching (in the email above) that I do not own or operate the ephesians511blog that Prakash Lasrado is obsessed about:

Subject: EXPOSING MICHAEL PRABHU’S DEFAMATORY TRICKS AGAINST PRAKASH LASRADO BLOG

Michael Prabhu,

Since you delete my comments on your ephesians blog, I have put a new blog to counter you.

http://lasrado.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/exposing-michael-prabhus-defamatory-tricks-against-prakash-lasrado/

Enjoy!!!! Prakash

 

Fr. Conrad Saldanha, a priest of the Archdiocese of Bombay, received his first email from Prakash Lasrado on October 29, 2013, similarly copied (like all of his to me) to the Bombay Cardinal, scores of Bishops, priests and laity:

(Once again, the issue that bothered him was yoga as he noted that Fr. Conrad Saldanha is strongly opposed to it on his blog.)

Subject: Challenge to Fr. Conrad Saldanha on yoga

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
To: frconrad@rediffmail.com
Sent: Tue, 29 Oct ’13 8:59 am

Cc: Cardinal Oswald Gracious <diocesebombay@gmail.com>, Oswald Gracias <abpossie@gmail.com>, Percival Fernandez <bp.percivalfernandez@gmail.com>, “divineretreatcentre@gmail.com” <divineretreatcentre@gmail.com>, “Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC” <augustinedivine@gmail.com>, “athazhath@hotmail.com” <athazhath@hotmail.com>, Catholic Bishops conference of India <cbcisec@gmail.com>, “agnelo78@gmail.com” <agnelo78@gmail.com>, Pronuncio <nuntius@apostolicnunciatureindia.com>, “archbishop@bangalorearchdiocese.com” <archbishop@bangalorearchdiocese.com>, Archbishop Filip Neri <archbpgoa@gmail.com>, Bishop Agnelo Gracias <agnelorg@gmail.com>, “abpstan@gmail.com” <abpstan@gmail.com>, Bishop Ferdie Fonseca <bishopferdie101@rediffmail.com>, “Aloysius Paul D’ Souza” <bp.aloysiuspaul@gmail.com>, Ronnie Prabhu <ronnieprabhu@yahoo.com>, “cardinaltoppo@gmail.com” <cardinaltoppo@gmail.com>, Fr Clement de Lima <clemlima@gmail.com>, “derozario@jesuits.net” <derozario@jesuits.net>, Editor <editor@examiner.in>, “mail@examiner.in” <mail@examiner.in>, “frwillie_menezes@sify.com” <frwillie_menezes@sify.com>, Ryan Anthony Fernandes <friar.ryan@gmail.com>, “frkammattil@yahoo.com” <frkammattil@yahoo.com>, Fr Adrian <fradrianf@yahoo.com>, Fr Tony Mendonca <frtonym@yahoo.com>, Fr Rui Comelo <rcomelo@yahoo.co.in>, “jeppuseminary@yahoo.co.in” <jeppuseminary@yahoo.co.in>, “thomas_macwan@yahoo.co.in” <thomas_macwan@yahoo.co.in>, Fr Ralph Fernandes <mercychurchpok.2008@rediffmail.com>, “telestoppo@rediffmail.com” <telestoppo@rediffmail.com>, Bishop of Vasai <vasaidiocese@gmail.com>, “jerrydms@yahoo.com” <jerrydms@yahoo.com>, “Prashanth D’Souza” <prashusj@gmail.com>, John Baptist Saldanha <jbsaldanha@yahoo.com>, Fr Warner Dsouza <warnie33@yahoo.com>, Fr Salu Rodrigues <fr.salu.rodrigues@gmail.com>, “bishopckm@yahoo.co.in” <bishopckm@yahoo.co.in>, “anthaswam@yahoo.co.in” <anthaswam@yahoo.co.in>, “faustinelobo@yahoo.in” <faustinelobo@yahoo.in>, “austinnorris@hotmail.com” <austinnorris@hotmail.com>, John Rumao <frjohnrumao@gmail.com>, Catholic Bishops conference of India <contact@cbci.in>, “cilwilvas@yahoo.com” <cilwilvas@yahoo.com>, “antonygpinto@yahoo.com” <antonygpinto@yahoo.com>, John Sequeira <jonaseq@gmail.com>, Fr Michael Goveas <mwgoveas@gmail.com>, FR Vernon <vernonaguiar@hotmail.com>, “lancy_dcruz@hotmail.com” <lancy_dcruz@hotmail.com>, “holycrosschurchcordel@gmail.com” <holycrosschurchcordel@gmail.com>, Francis Serrao <frankieserrao@jesuits.net>, walter monteiro <walsimster@gmail.com>, Terence Monteiro <terence.monteiro@gmail.com>, Robert Monteiro <bob.monteiro@gmail.com>, “pernelson@yahoo.com” <pernelson@yahoo.com>, “wecare@rediffmail.com” <wecare@rediffmail.com>, Cedric Prakash <sjprashant@gmail.com>, “Fr Eugene Lobo S.J.” <sjceugene@yahoo.com>, “meetfrsantosh@gmail.com” <meetfrsantosh@gmail.com>

Rev. Fr. Conrad Saldanha,

I am referring to your below article condemning yoga even for health benefits

http://frconradsaldanha.blogspot.in/search/label/Effects%20of%20Yoga

I have the following questions for you

1. Do you condemn Christian yoga taught at St. Pius seminary, Mumbai?

https://sites.google.com/site/stpiusxcollege/staff/visiting-staff

2. Please show me one UNEQUIVOCAL Vatican statement banning yoga in any document.

The Vatican has rightly warned of the dangers of yoga just as we all know the dangers of swimming in flooded waters or in high tide etc. Does it mean that swimming is banned altogether? Does it mean yoga is banned?

Regards, Prakash 

I became aware of the above mailing list, which has continued till date, only this week when preparing the present report. Prakash Lasrado kept my email out of that list just as he kept Fr. Conrad Saldanha out of the other list that contained my email id in the “To” column.

I am unaware if Fr. Conrad Saldanha ever acknowledged any of Lasrado’s hundreds of emails.

 

In November 2013, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, invites Prakash Lasrado over to meet with him. (Why doesn’t he ask ME to meet him when I am exposing so much of New Age and other error in his Archdiocese and in the Indian Church, I wonder?) Whatever did he invite the yoga-promoting Lasrado for? Does it mean that the Cardinal values and appreciate his nonsensical diarrhoea of pro-New Age emails every day, or his pro-yoga advocacy? Or his attacks on the articles on Fr. Conrad’s blog and my web site? Did he think that he could use Prakash Lasrado to “harass” us even more than he is presently attempting to do?

The invitation from the Cardinal to Lasrado came almost immediately after Lasrado’s opening salvo on Fr. Saldanha. Since the Archdiocese has been victimizing Fr. Saldanha for several years now and has been unsuccessful in silencing his exposes of New Age and other error among the Church hierarchy, did they hope to use Lasrado as a tool to further their ends?

If so, they tried to team up with the wrong individual as my recent reports on Lasrado have shown, e.g.:

 

 

PRAKASH LASRADO RECOMMENDS TO INDIAN BISHOPS THE NEW AGE YOGIC MEDITATION OF A FAKE BISHOP WHO GATECRASHED A VATICAN CONCLAVE AND PROMOTES SEX TOYS

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

Moreover, the Cardinal misjudged Prakash Lasrado. The only thing that he has going for him in his nefarious activities is his anonymity, and he has shown the Cardinal that that is something he’s never going to give up:

 

On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 9:08 AM, Archbishop Bombay <diocesebombay@gmail.com> wrote:

Dear Mr. Prakash,
His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias would like to meet you on 4 November 2013 at 5 pm at Archbishop’s House in connection with the issues you have been raising.
With every good wishes,
Fr Emmanuel K.T.
Secretary to the Archbishop

 

From: Prakash Lasrado <prakash.lasrado@gmail.comSun, 3 Nov ’13 9:58 am EXTRACT

To: Archbishop Bombay <diocesebombay@gmail.com>, Fr Conrad Saldanha <frconrad@rediffmail.com>

Cc: Oswald Gracious <abpossie@gmail.com>, Percival Fernandez <bp.percivalfernandez@gmail.com>, “divineretreatcentre@gmail.com” <divineretreatcentre@gmail.com>, “Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC” <augustinedivine@gmail.com>, “athazhath@hotmail.com” <athazhath@hotmail.com>, Catholic Bishops conference of India <cbcisec@gmail.com>, “agnelo78@gmail.com” <agnelo78@gmail.com>, Pronuncio <nuntius@apostolicnunciatureindia.com>, “archbishop@bangalorearchdiocese.com” <archbishop@bangalorearchdiocese.com>, Archbishop Filip Neri <archbpgoa@gmail.com>, Bishop Agnelo Gracias <agnelorg@gmail.com>, “abpstan@gmail.com” <abpstan@gmail.com>, Bishop Ferdie Fonseca <bishopferdie101@rediffmail.com>, “Aloysius Paul D’ Souza” <bp.aloysiuspaul@gmail.com>, Ronnie Prabhu <ronnieprabhu@yahoo.com>, “cardinaltoppo@gmail.com” <cardinaltoppo@gmail.com>, Fr Clement de Lima <clemlima@gmail.com>, “derozario@jesuits.net” <derozario@jesuits.net>, Editor <editor@examiner.in>, “mail@examiner.in” <mail@examiner.in>, “frwillie_menezes@sify.com” <frwillie_menezes@sify.com>, Ryan Anthony Fernandes <friar.ryan@gmail.com>, “frkammattil@yahoo.com” <frkammattil@yahoo.com>, Fr Adrian <fradrianf@yahoo.com>, Fr Tony Mendonca <frtonym@yahoo.com>, Fr Rui Comelo <rcomelo@yahoo.co.in>, “jeppuseminary@yahoo.co.in” <jeppuseminary@yahoo.co.in>, “thomas_macwan@yahoo.co.in” <thomas_macwan@yahoo.co.in>, Fr Ralph Fernandes <mercychurchpok.2008@rediffmail.com>, “telestoppo@rediffmail.com” <telestoppo@rediffmail.com>, Bishop of Vasai <vasaidiocese@gmail.com>, “jerrydms@yahoo.com” <jerrydms@yahoo.com>, “Prashanth D’Souza” <prashusj@gmail.com>, John Baptist Saldanha <jbsaldanha@yahoo.com>, Fr Warner Dsouza <warnie33@yahoo.com>, Fr Salu Rodrigues <fr.salu.rodrigues@gmail.com>, “bishopckm@yahoo.co.in” <bishopckm@yahoo.co.in>, “anthaswam@yahoo.co.in” <anthaswam@yahoo.co.in>, “faustinelobo@yahoo.in” <faustinelobo@yahoo.in>, “austinnorris@hotmail.com” <austinnorris@hotmail.com>, John Rumao <frjohnrumao@gmail.com>, Catholic Bishops conference of India <contact@cbci.in>, “cilwilvas@yahoo.com” <cilwilvas@yahoo.com>, “antonygpinto@yahoo.com” <antonygpinto@yahoo.com>, John Sequeira <jonaseq@gmail.com>, Fr Michael Goveas <mwgoveas@gmail.com>, FR Vernon <vernonaguiar@hotmail.com>, “lancy_dcruz@hotmail.com” <lancy_dcruz@hotmail.com>, “holycrosschurchcordel@gmail.com” <holycrosschurchcordel@gmail.com>, Francis Serrao <frankieserrao@jesuits.net>, walter monteiro <walsimster@gmail.com>, Terence Monteiro <terence.monteiro@gmail.com>, Robert Monteiro <bob.monteiro@gmail.com>, “pernelson@yahoo.com” <pernelson@yahoo.com>, “wecare@rediffmail.com” <wecare@rediffmail.com>, Cedric Prakash <sjprashant@gmail.com>, “Fr Eugene Lobo S.J.” <sjceugene@yahoo.com>, “meetfrsantosh@gmail.com” <meetfrsantosh@gmail.com> Subject: Re: Appointment with Cardinal Oswald Gracias

Rev. Fr. KT Emmanuel, Cardinal Gracias,

Thank you for your invitation.

I cannot and will not meet you personally.

Please do NOT take punitive action against anybody, only corrective action.

I feel Fr. Conrad Saldanha is theologically weak and must read CCC and Vatican encyclicals thoroughly before writing on blogs. […]

All issues will be raised by me via email with cc to all as and when they arise.

Regards, Prakash
(The cunning Lasrado has ensured that this correspondence was NOT COPIED TO ME!)

 

Now we come to the other subject in the title of this present report, Bangalore diocesan priest Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas. Like Prakash Lasrado, he sincerely believes that yoga is neither Hindu nor New Age, and after a report by me on his New Age leanings,

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, he exchanged a few emails with me, challenging me, but with respect and comparatively sensible objections as compared to Lasrado.

 

Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas‘ posts and conversations are to be seen on Facebook and various blogs. The time clock shows him writing in at all times of the day and at very odd hours in the night. In fact, a casual assessment shows him spending an inordinate amount of time on social media, obviously adversely affecting his prayer time and pastoral work as a parish priest.

Whenever the matter of yoga surfaces, he weighs in on the side of the Hindu meditation and opposes those Catholics who condemn the practice.

The most recent case was when he debated Fr. Conrad Saldanha on the latter’s blog. See my report:

BANGALORE DELIVERANCE MINISTRY LEADER OBJECTS TO PRIEST’S CRITICISM OF YOGA-ENDORSING BISHOP THOMAS DABRE

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/BANGALORE_DELIVERANCE_MINISTRY_LEADER_OBJECTS_TO_PRIESTS_CRITICISM_OF_YOGA-ENDORSING_BISHOP_THOMAS_DABRE.doc

In June of this year, Most Rev. Thomas Dabre, Bishop of Vasai, had advocated the practice of Surya Namaskar as well as yoga through articles written by him and published not only in the secular media but also in the official weekly mouthpiece of the Archdiocese of Bombay, The Examiner. The stuff was all over the Internet, and Fr. Saldanha wrote several fiery articles accusing the Bishop, who was formerly the Chairman of the Doctrinal Commission of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, of heresy and apostasy.

It was also on that count that Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas opposed Fr. Conrad Saldanha on the latter’s blog.

Bishop Dabre used the social media as well as the print media (both secular as well as that of the Church) 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 8 weeks because of hospitalisation due to injuries sustained by me in an 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

 

In June 2015, Prakash Lasrado for the first time combined addressing Fr. Conrad Saldanha and me in a single email (he has intermittently dropped the “Rev.” prefix from Fr. Conrad’s name):

Subject: Disagree with you and Michael Prabhu on yoga

From: Prakash Lasrado <prakash.lasrado@gmail.comSat, 27 Jun ’15 9:58 am

To: Fr Conrad Saldanha <frconrad@rediffmail.com>, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Fr. Conrad,

Regarding your recent blog article below 

http://frconradsaldanha.blogspot.in/2015/06/should-christians-dabble-with-yogic.html

I disagree with you on yoga

Here is my counter response to Michael Prabhu.

https://lasrado.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/rebuttal-to-michael-prabhu-regarding-fr-joe-pereira-and-yoga/

Let’s have a debate on this topic with cc to all.

Regards, Prakash

Since then, all of his emails were addressed to the two of us as if we were working as a team!

 

On the 4th of August, Prakash Lasrado corrals Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas into the list (obtaining his email address from my FR ADRIAN MASCARENHAS-YOGA AT ST PATRICK’S CHURCH BANGALORE report):

 

August 4, Lasrado’s first email, (numbered 1, followed by 2, 3…) to Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas:

1.
From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Tue, 4 Aug ’15 8:18 pm

To: Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net

Cc: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Long List

Subject: Re: Query for Michael Prabhu and Fr. Conrad on yoga

Rev. Fr. Conrad, Michael Prabhu,

Do you agree with the Vatican statement in red?

If not, you are not good Catholics. 

V. Questions of Method

16. The majority of the great religions which have sought union with God in prayer have also pointed out ways to achieve it. Just as “the Catholic Church rejects nothing of what is true and holy in these religions,”18 neither should these ways be rejected out of hand simply because they are not Christian. On the contrary, one can take from them what is useful so long as the Christian conception of prayer, its logic and requirements are never obscured

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_19891015_meditazione-cristiana_en.html

Regards, Prakash

 

 

2. Again on August 4, Lasrado’s second email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Tue, 4 Aug ’15 10:33 pm

To: Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net

Cc: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Long List

Subject: Michael Prabhu is a heretic

Michael Prabhu says in his blog below 

https://ephesians511blog.com/2015/07/25/bombay-church-mouthpiece-the-examiner-accused-of-promoting-heretical-views/

There are very learned theologians who reject all sixteen Council Documents and believe that there will one day be a Pope who will throw out Vatican II and link the Church back to its 2000-year old tradition, thus ridding Her of the doctrinal heresies and liturgical aberrations that have crept in even though nowhere mandated by the Council.

My rebuttal 

Beware of Michael Prabhu, a heretic who is unhappy with Vatican II documents 

Instead of following the Pope, he is rebelling against the Church and Vatican II.

Prakash

(Lasrado is referring to my report

CHURCH MOUTHPIECE THE EXAMINER ACCUSED OF PROMOTING HERESY 24 JULY 2015

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

 

3. Once again on August 4, Lasrado’s third email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Tue, 4 Aug ’15 10:52 pm

To: Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net

Cc: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Long List

Subject: Examining Michael Prabhu’s heresy

Michael Prabhu,

Do you wish that the future Pope throws out all Vatican II documents?

Do you believe that the Vatican II documents contain heresies and liturgical aberrations?

If you find heresies and aberrations let us know. 

I do not find any heresy or liturgical aberration in Vatican II documents. 
Prakash

 

That got Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas to step out and ally himself with Prakash Lasrado! His first letter to Lasrado is dated August 5, 2015. But take note that the priest very prudently dropped the long CC list to the Cardinal and Bishops when replying to Lasrado — but including the two of us (Fr. Saldanha and me):

a. From: Adrian Mascarenhas adrianfcm@hotmail.com
To: Prakash Lasrado <prakash.lasrado@gmail.com>, frconrad@rediffmail.com, Michael Prabhu michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:11:59 +0530

Subject: RE: Examining Michael Prabhu’s heresy

Dear Prakash Lasrado,
Sorry, I typed this out earlier but there was a power failure and I was unable to send my message.
First of all, greetings, and thank you for bringing up this important issue of Vatican II and its reception and recognition by certain fundamentalist groups and self-styled theologians.
In the case of Mr. Michael Prabhu, I had also pointed out some of the heretical statements on his website, a few years back – especially his quotes from self-ordained Ukrainian bishops* (by the way, Mr. Michael Prabhu himself teaches a self-appointed magisterium according to which he is the supreme authority and the bishops have to bow down to his teachings on Yoga etc.) *This issue has been addressed by me in one of the reports in the series on Fr. Adrian -Michael
I fear that it is not a case of one or two sentences of Vatican II which he is rejecting. Rather, he is rejecting the whole concept of Vatican II in toto. Let me explain.
Vatican II is above all a Council that calls for communion. The Church is described as the body of Christ, the People of God, and the Sacrament of Salvation. The Eucharistic Communion is the Source and Summit of Christian life.
The writings of Vatican II analyse the Church on the basis of a threefold communion – a common faith, common sacraments, and structural unity. This gives birth to a threefold communion – doctrinal, sacramental and fraternal / hierarchical. This is based on the threefold office of Christ, as prophet, priest and king.
About the points that Mr. Michael Prabhu keeps raising, it is true that they are moral and doctrinal issues. These are minor issues, not concerning any article of the Nicene Creed directly. However, by harping on them, and by calling for the excommunication of important church leaders including bishops (and possibly even Popes), Mr. Michael Prabhu is raising them to the level of central theological issues which is totally not in keeping with the spirit of Vatican II.
Secondly, communion in sacraments. I am not sure what is Mr. Michael Prabhu’s attitude. For example, would he receive absolution from me? Would he receive communion from hosts consecrated by me? I have my doubts. Hence, his status as regards sacramental communion with the Catholic Church is at the moment uncertain, at least in my understanding.
Third, we have fraternal communion as well as hierarchical communion. As Christians, we must all experience that we are one People of God, and that the Bishops and Priests are our leaders.

 

 

 

It is HERE ABOVE ALL that Mr. Michael Prabhu’s views are doing the highest amount of damage to the Church. He not only rejects certain priests and bishops but also openly calls for the laity to rebel against them. He judges certain church leaders and condemns them as heretics. He has organised protest movements against the Community Bible, which obviously means he has a different community of his own making. Hence it is crystal clear from the actions of Mr. Michael Prabhu, that he has no regard for fraternal or hierarchical communion.
At the same time, the Church has not broken communion with him. He may have excommunicated us, but we have never given him the appropriate penalty. This is not a sign of weakness on our part, but rather a sign of mercy and a recognition that Mr. Michael Prabhu has some useful gifts and talents which he has channelised in the wrong direction – not due to any bad intention on his part, but purely due to lack of theological knowledge and a disproportionate focus on petty issues which have never been mentioned in any creed or Church Council.
Hence I would like to assure you that if Mr. Michael Prabhu wishes to repent and return to the threefold communion, the door is always open and in fact I would willingly grant him absolution of all the damage he has caused to the Church. However, if he would like to persevere in his false teachings, he is not only going against Vatican II but is practically an outsider to the Church. I request him therefore to humbly acknowledge his lack of theological education, and come and study these issues in a fraternal spirit, following which we will be overjoyed if he decides to repent and confess his sins.
Regards Fr. Adrian

 

b. From: Adrian Mascarenhas <adrianfcm@hotmail.com> To: Prakash Lasrado <prakash.lasrado@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 1:13 PM
Subject: RE: Examining Michael Prabhu’s heresy
Dear Prakash Lasrado,
Thank you for bringing up these issues. I cannot write directly to the bishops in this regard. Hence I have sent an email to you, to Mr. Michael Prabhu and to Fr. Conrad. If you would like to copy and paste the entire thing, I have no objections, even if you send it to bishops – but I am not able to do so because of my current position within the Church. Have a nice day.
Regards Fr. Adrian

 

4. On August 5, Lasrado’s fourth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 5 Aug ’15 8:41 am

To: Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net

Cc: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Long List

Subject: Query for Michael Prabhu and Fr. Conrad on yoga

Rev. Fr. Conrad, Michael Prabhu,

Do you agree with the below Vatican statement in red?

V. Questions of Method

16. The majority of the great religions which have sought union with God in prayer have also pointed out ways to achieve it. Just as “the Catholic Church rejects nothing of what is true and holy in these religions,”18 neither should these ways be rejected out of hand simply because they are not Christian. On the contrary, one can take from them what is useful so long as the Christian conception of prayer, its logic and requirements are never obscured

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_19891015_meditazione-cristiana_en.html

How can Catholics reject what is good and true in other religions? We simply cannot.

To give you an example the Quran speaks highly of Jesus and his mother Mary. How can we reject the good that is said in the Quran about Jesus and Mary?

We can only reject the errors of other religions e.g. Quran speaks of Jesus only as a prophet, not as God become man.

The fullness of revelation is in the Catholic faithThe Catholic faith is the splendor of truth. (Veritatis Splendor) because we recognize the face of God in the person of Jesus.  We meet God face to face in a meeting with Jesus.

Other religions only get a partial glimpse of God.

Regards, Prakash

 

5. Nine minutes later, on August 5, Lasrado’s fifth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 5 Aug ’15 8:50 am

To: Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net

Cc: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Long List

Subject: If I have made wrong statements, let me know and I will withdraw them publicly with an apology

Rev. Fr. Conrad, Michael Prabhu,

If I have made wrong statements, let me know and I will withdraw them publicly with an apology

Regards, Prakash

 

6. Again on August 5, Lasrado’s sixth email… Though Fr. Mascarenhas’ letter was not copied to the Cardinal and the bishops, Lasrado gave full publicity to it as instructed by Fr. Mascarenhas:

 

 

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:29:39 +0530

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net

Cc: Long List

Rev. Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas,

Thank you for your detailed reply.

Michael Prabhu is trying to split the church by trying to act superior to the Pope when he is totally incompetent in theology.

I have exposed him on my blog below which is a counter to his blog.

https://lasrado.wordpress.com/

He is afraid to debate with me, knowing that I am more powerful than him in debates.

Michael Prabhu must submit to Vatican II in TOTO or call himself a heretic.

If he writes to you, let me know and I will support you and defeat his arguments.

I need to defend clergy who are unnecessarily harassed by the laity.

 

7. Sixteen minutes later on August 5, yet another letter, the seventh…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:46:30 +0530

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net

Cc: Long List

Rev. Fr. Adrian,

If you know of other priests being harassed by Michael Prabhu, let me know their email ids.

When I write to Michael Prabhu, all these priests will be in my cc.

 

8. Once again on August 5, Lasrado’s eighth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 5 Aug ’15 4:43 pm

To: Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net

Cc: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Long List

Subject: Re: Examining Michael Prabhu’s heresy

Michael Prabhu,

Do you agree with the CCC that non-Christians can also attain salvation?

“Outside the Church there is no salvation”

846 How are we to understand this affirmation, often repeated by the Church Fathers? 335 Re-formulated positively, it means that all salvation comes from Christ the Head through the Church which is his Body:

Basing itself on Scripture and Tradition, the Council teaches that the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation: the one Christ is the mediator and the way of salvation; he is present to us in his body which is the Church. He himself explicitly asserted the necessity of faith and Baptism, and thereby affirmed at the same time the necessity of the Church which men enter through Baptism as through a door. Hence they could not be saved who, knowing that the Catholic Church was founded as necessary by God through Christ, would refuse either to enter it or to remain in it.336

847 This affirmation is not aimed at those who, through no fault of their own, do not know Christ and his Church:

Those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the Gospel of Christ or his Church, but who nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart, and, moved by grace, try in their actions to do his will as they know it through the dictates of their conscience – those too may achieve eternal salvation.337

Prakash

 

9. On August 6, his first of the day, Lasrado’s ninth email… Observe that he has sent the exact same Vatican document citation for the third time in three consecutive days:

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Thu, 6 Aug ’15 9:33 am

To: Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net

Cc: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Long List

Subject: Michael Prabhu is unable to understand English and hence cannot analyze and interpret a Vatican document properly

Michael Prabhu,

You are unable to understand English and hence cannot analyze and interpret a Vatican document properly.

It is amply clear from the below statement that all forms of meditation including those from non-Christian religions like yoga are acceptable provided Christian concepts are not obscured.

V. Questions of Method

16. The majority of the great religions which have sought union with God in prayer have also pointed out ways to achieve it. Just as “the Catholic Church rejects nothing of what is true and holy in these religions,”18 neither should these ways be rejected out of hand simply because they are not Christian. On the contrary, one can take from them what is useful so long as the Christian conception of prayer, its logic and requirements are never obscured

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_19891015_meditazione-cristiana_en.html

When I challenge Michael Prabhu, he draws a complete blank and is dumbstruck.

Michael Prabhu lacks IQ and basic analytical and reading comprehension skills.

Prakash

 

 

10. On August 6, fourteen minutes later, Lasrado’s tenth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Thu, 6 Aug ’15 9:47 am

To: Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net

Cc: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Long List

Subject: Michael Prabhu is scared to debate with me

I have invited Michael Prabhu to a debate so many times, but he simply refuses.

All he can do is backstab me on his blog.

I pity Michael Prabhu for his poor IQ and poor analytical and reading comprehension skills.

Prakash

 

11. On August 6, ninety minutes later, Lasrado’s eleventh email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Thu, 6 Aug ’15 11:15 am

To: Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net

Cc: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Long List

Subject: Father, forgive Michael Prabhu for he does not know what he is doing

Poor IQ, poor English reading comprehension and poor analytical skills are on display by Michael Prabhu

I wonder what would be Michael Prabhu’s fate if he had to study Latin, Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew and interpret these documents.

I once read a book by a top Jewish rabbi and exegete Israele Zolli who converted to the Catholic faith.

I could not understand even 50% of the New Testament exegesis in his book “The Nazarene” because one has to understand Latin, Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew to really understand the exegesis.

http://store.hebrewcatholic.net/product/the-nazarene/

Michael Prabhu likes to act over smart but in reality he is a very dull person.

Thank God, he is not a Catholic priest/theologian.  He would be a living disaster.

Prakash

 

12. On August 6, yet another ninety minutes later, Lasrado’s twelfth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Thu, 6 Aug ’15 12:50 pm

To: Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net

Cc: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Long List

Subject: Query for Michael Prabhu – Does he agree with Pope Francis?

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/08/05/divorced-and-re-married-catholics-are-not-excommunicated-says-pope/

Prakash

 

13. Again on August 6, Lasrado’s thirteenth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Thu, 6 Aug ’15 8:30 pm

To: Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net

Cc: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Long List

Subject: Re: Father, forgive Michael Prabhu for he does not know what he is doing

https://lasrado.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/father-forgive-michael-prabhu-for-he-does-not-know-what-he-is-doing/

https://lasrado.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/michael-prabhu-is-unable-to-understand-english-and-hence-cannot-analyze-and-interpret-a-vatican-document-properly/

https://lasrado.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/michael-prabhu-is-scared-to-debate-with-me/

https://lasrado.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/examining-michael-prabhus-heresy/

Prakash

 

14. His first email of the day, August 7, Lasrado’s fourteenth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Fri, 7 Aug ’15 10:05 am

To: Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net

Cc: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Long List

Subject: Re: Father, forgive Michael Prabhu for he does not know what he is doing

Even an English medium school kid would know that yoga is not banned provided Christian elements are not obscured after reading Vatican documents, not Michael Prabhu.

https://lasrado.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/father-forgive-michael-prabhu-for-he-does-not-know-what-he-is-doing/
Prakash

 

15. Forty-three minutes later, August 7, Lasrado’s fifteenth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Fri, 7 Aug ’15 10:48 am

To: Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net

Cc: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Long List

Subject: Unconditional apology will be tendered by me if I have erred on facts in my emails or blog publicly

 

 

 

Dear All,

Unconditional apology will be tendered by me if I have erred on facts in my emails or blog publicly.

Please bring factual errors to my notice and I will tender an unconditional apology.

Regards, Prakash

 

C. Fr. Mascarenhas pitches in again, throwing his weight behind brother-in-arms Lasrado:

From: Adrian Mascarenhas <adrianfcm@hotmail.com> To: Prakash Lasrado <prakash.lasrado@gmail.com>, Michael Prabhu <michaelprabhu@vsnl.net>, <frconrad@rediffmail.com> Date: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 8:56 PM
Subject: RE: Father, forgive Michael Prabhu for he does not know what he is doing
I would like to know why Mr. Michael Prabhu does not reply to a personal message nowadays, but is quite willing to backstab and backbite by posting slanderous statements on his website. 
I think his armour is either weak or non-existent, and his only hope is that we won’t be looking when he stabs us… 🙂
Hence I recommend to him that he should follow Ephesians 6:11 just as I do:
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
Come on Mr. Michael Prabhu…Prakash is standing against your wiles. Why are you so worried about facing him?
By the way I asked you a serious question the other day: would you receive communion from hosts consecrated by me, or by any of the other thousands of priests and bishops who disagree with your views? I just want to know if you’re in full communion with the Catholic Church, that’s why.
Regards Fr. Adrian

 

I answered the query of Fr. Mascarenhas but my reply bounced:

From: michaelprabhu@vsnl.net To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com
Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2015 06:18:48 +0530

Dear Fr. Adrian,
Your question is quite pertinent and merits an answer.
I am aware that the efficacy of the Sacraments is “ex opere operato“. (I also understand what “ex opere operantis” means.)
Since I am a faithful conservative Catholic who believes in Apostolic Succession, every priest, whether he is in mortal sin or practising New Age has the power given to the Apostles by Jesus to forgive sins and to confect the host and give me the Body and Blood of Jesus.
Yes, Father, I would come to you for Confession without the least hesitation and receive Holy Communion or any other Sacrament from your hands.
The priest whom I selected to invite to celebrate our son’s nuptial Mass on June 20 encourages yoga wherever he is transferred. But I also went to his parish (which is quite distant from where I live) before my hospitalisation and surgery and he heard my Confession and gave me the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and the Apostolic Blessing/pardon on July 3 in the presence of my wife, sons and grandchildren.
It is rather difficult today to find a priest who is a St. John Vianney or a St. John Bosco, you know.

There is a story told of Francis of Assisi that sticks in my mind from one of the biographies I read as a seminarian. Once one of the brothers in the order of Friars Minor who was sensitive to scandal asked him, “Brother Francis, what would you do if you knew that a priest celebrating Mass had three concubines on the side?” Francis replied, “When it came time for Holy Communion, I would go to receive the sacred body of my Lord from the priest’s anointed hands.”
Francis was getting at a tremendous truth of the faith and a tremendous gift of the Lord: God has made the sacraments “priest-proof.” No matter how holy or wicked a priest is, provided he has the intention to do what the Church does, then Christ himself acts through the priest, just as he acted through Judas when Judas ministered as an apostle.

Source: Fr. Roger Landry http://www.catholic.com/library/A_Crisis_of_Saints.asp

God bless your priestly vocation. I pray for you when I remember others during our couple-rosary and intercessions every night.
Michael

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16. As a consequence of his THIRD communication to Lasrado, Fr. Mascarenhas is promoted from the CC to the “To”. Methinks he’s not going to like it! August 7, Lasrado’s sixteenth email…

 

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2015 22:42:57 +0530

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Good reply regarding Michael Prabhu by Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas

Rev. Fr. Adrian,

Michael Prabhu backbites and truncates emails of opponents which expose his weakness and bring the truth to light.

He is very afraid of the cc in email list because he cannot tamper with them. Many times his supporters tried to dissuade me from writing to him with cc to the rest. They were keen to note my identity, phone no. and residential address so that they perhaps could threaten me over phone or at my home.
I have kept my identity secret for security reasons.

He renounced the Catholic faith in the past for Hinduism in order to gain fame and money and I won’t be surprised if he does the same again. Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus for money in a similar fashion.

We need to know whether he is a Trojan horse or a quisling or a Judas Iscariot trying to wreck the church and he must be subject to thorough interrogation on faith matters by people like me or the clergy. 

All of us need to be on guard against his wiles. He is a hypocrite to the core. 

Regards Prakash

 

17. August 7, his fourth of the day, Lasrado’s seventeenth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Fri, 7 Aug ’15 11:07 pm

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Re: Good reply regarding Michael Prabhu by Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas

Rev. Fr. Adrian,

The other problem with Michael Prabhu is that he thinks he is super-intelligent and clergy are dull headed. All of us know where to look for authentic Vatican information. We do not need Michael Prabhu to enlighten us. 

He used to gloat “And nothing was heard from the clergy anymore” after asking them stupid questions which nobody would like to respond to. 

Michael Prabhu does not understand basic English, has poor IQ and poor analytical skills.

He cannot interpret a Vatican document correctly but just picks and chooses sentences which suit his insidious agenda and poses stupid challenges to the clergy. 

Let him ask a stupid question to me repeatedly and I will give him a fitting reply every time.

Why is he silent now and why does he never debate me?

Like a cunning fox, he is sulking knowing very well that I am more powerful when it comes to intellectual arguments.

Regards, Prakash

 

18. August 8, Lasrado’s eighteenth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2015 10:15:34 +0530

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Examining Michael Prabhu’s heresy regarding Vatican II

Michael Prabhu,

Since you feel Vatican II has problems, enumerate pointwise the “problems” with Vatican II.

State the Vatican document and list down the “aberrations”

Would like to confirm whether you are Catholic or not.

Soon your true colours will be revealed to all. 

Prakash

 

19. Again, on August 8, Lasrado’s nineteenth email… in an attempt to malign me, he cites me (from my letter in response to a query from Fr. Mascarenhas) from one of my very own web site reports!

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2015 15:29:41 +0530

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Michael Prabhu admits to slandering clergy

Reference https://ephesians511blog.com/2015/07/25/yoga-at-st-patricks-church-bangalore/:

From: michaelprabhu@vsnl.net To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: Waiting for a long time

Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:34:17 +0530
Dear Father Adrian,

Slander, Calumny, Detraction, I know the sins and have been guilty of them all in my sinful life, but most definitely not in your case.

I am not ashamed to admit that I confessed one of those sins on Ash Wednesday when I was informed by a priest from Bombay that what I thought and said about him (based on third party/hearsay) to others was not true because he was innocent (of doing yoga and chanting OM). The priest absolved me in confession and the Bombay priest — who is a relative of mine as well as email correspondent with me for many years — forgave me last week and we continue as we were before. With Jesus’ help I had the courage (and it was VERY difficult for me to do so) to confess to both priests.

My opinion

Michael Prabhu admits to slander and renouncing the faith earlier. What more can be said of such a person?

Regards,
Prakash

 

20. Seventeen minutes later, August 8, Lasrado’s twentieth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Sat, 8 Aug ’15 3:47 pm

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Michael Prabhu admits to slandering clergy

Reference https://ephesians511blog.com/2015/07/25/yoga-at-st-patricks-church-bangalore/

Prakash

 

21. August 9, Lasrado’s twenty-first email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Sun, 9 Aug ’15 9:31 pm

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Does Michael Prabhu agree with Vatican statement below on meditation?

That does not mean that genuine practices of meditation which come from the Christian East and from the great non-Christian religions, which prove attractive to the man of today who is divided and disoriented, cannot constitute a suitable means of helping the person who prays to come before God with an interior peace, even in the midst of external pressures.

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_19891015_meditazione-cristiana_en.html

Prakash

 

22. August 9, seventeen minutes later, Lasrado’s twenty-second email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2015 21:48:29 +0530

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Michael Prabhu is ignorant about yoga:

Michael Prabhu says 

“Lasrado has confused yoga with Surya Namaskar. Hindus engage in the practice of one to the exclusion of the other”.

https://ephesians511blog.com/2015/08/02/catholic-priest-plans-yoga-event-sparks-debate-3/

My rebuttal

Michael Prabhu is confused and ignorant about yoga. Surya Namaskar and other yogic physical exercises are part of Hatha Yoga. 

http://www.yogajournal.com/category/yoga-101/types-of-yoga/hatha/

Surya Namaskar is part of hatha yoga, hence yoga and surya namaskar cannot be mutually exclusive.

Prakash

 

23. August 10, Lasrado’s twenty-third email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Mon, 10 Aug ’15 7:07 am

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Educating Michael Prabhu on hatha yoga

Michael Prabhu,

It is time to educate a dull headed person like you. 

Below are some yoga postures. What is Hindu about it? 

Can Muslims and Christians practise such postures for physical and mental well-being? Yes

Do Christians and Muslims worship a Hindu god while doing these postures? No. 

http://www.yogabasics.com/practice/yoga-postures/

Prakash

 

24. Twenty-eight minutes later, August 10, Lasrado’s twenty-fourth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Mon, 10 Aug ’15 7:35 am

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Re: Educating Michael Prabhu on hatha yoga

Michael Prabhu,

Below are 13 basic hatha yoga postures. What is Hindu about it and why can’t Christians and Muslims practise it?

Do you know that Pranayama is a breathing technique in yoga? There is nothing Hindu about it. Pranayama is good for people with asthma.

You are such a dull person that tomorrow if I wear a saffron shirt you will call me a Hindu and if I wear a green shirt you will call me a Muslim just because saffron is a colour associated with Hindu flag and green is associated with the Islamic flag. Have Hindus patented the saffron colour and Muslims patented the green colour?

Prakash

The 13 Basic Hatha Yoga Postures

http://www.hathayogamysore.com/basic-hatha-yoga-class

Click on the posture to study therapeutic benefits of each asana

1. Sirasasana (The Headstand)

2. Sarvangasana (The Shoulderstand)

3. Halasana: The Plough

4. Matsyasana: The Fish

 

5. Janusirasasana

6. Paschimottanasana: The Sitting Forward Bend

7. Bhujangasana: The Cobra

8. Shalabhasana: The Locust

9. Dhanurasana: The Bow

10. Ardhamatsyendrasana: The Half Spinal Twist

11. Kakasana: The Crow    

12. Padahastasana -the standing forward bend

13. Trikonasana: the triangle     

14. Savasana: the corpse pose with final relaxation

Regards, Prakash

 

25. Fourteen minutes later, August 10, his third within an hour, Lasrado’s twenty-fifth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Mon, 10 Aug ’15 7:49 am

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Re: Educating Michael Prabhu on hatha yoga

Michael Prabhu,

If any of my observations are wrong counter me with cc to all. I need to impart some intelligence into your dull brain. 

You lack basic intelligence which can be observed when one reads your stupid reports on your blog.

Just answer 2 basic questions

If I wear a saffron shirt, do I become a Hindu?

If I wear a green shirt, do I become a Muslim?

I will be happy to be proved wrong and will withdraw my statements if you prove to be intelligent. 

So far you have proved to be extremely dull. You don’t even have a clue about various forms of yoga.

Prakash

 

26. August 10, Lasrado’s twenty-sixth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Mon, 10 Aug ’15 11:45 am

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Pinpoint the “deficiencies” of Catholic yoga

Michael Prabhu,

You need to pinpoint in which part of yoga does a Catholic priest worship a deity other than Christ.

I do not chant “OM” while doing yoga but all Catholic clerics say chanting “OM” is OK.

Does “OM” represent Hindu gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva?

If so it should be forbidden to chant “OM”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kripalu/meaning-of-om_b_4177447.html

I do not wish to enter into an argument with Catholic clerics since I am not a Sanskrit expert. I studied Sanskrit in school but I have forgotten most of it.

However I am sure of one thing. “Bhagwan” or “Ishwar” means God and there is no problem saying Jesus Bhagwan or Jesus Ishwar.

Prakash

 

27. Just fifteen minutes later, August 10, Lasrado’s twenty-seventh email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Mon, 10 Aug ’15 12:00 pm

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Re: Pinpoint the “deficiencies” of Catholic yoga

Michael Prabhu,

There is one thing bad about you. You pose as an expert when you do not have the expertise.

I am different. If I am not an expert, I honestly refuse to call myself an expert.

I would never argue with a Catholic priest on Biblical exegesis because I do not know Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek etc.

Similarly I would not argue with a Catholic priest on yoga because I do not understand Sanskrit clearly.

Leave the matter to the experts always. Self-medication is bad. You can express your difference of opinion in a humble fashion, but do not challenge the expert if you have half-baked knowledge.

Prakash

 

28. August 10, his sixth of the day, Lasrado’s twenty-eighth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Mon, 10 Aug ’15 8:58 pm

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Orthodox Jews practise yoga in Israel

Michael Prabhu,

But, Rachel says, “In our studio, we will never have practices that contradict our religion, such as mantras and chanting.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/magazine/yoga-poses-in-israel.html?_r=0

Prakash

 

 

29. August 10, his seventh of the day, Lasrado’s twenty-ninth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date: Mon, 10 Aug ’15 9:36 pm

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Re: Orthodox Jews practise yoga in Israel

Swapping Om for Shalom: Yoga gets a Jewish twist so Hasidic community can finally join the fitness craze

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2307593/Swapping-Om-Shalom-Yoga-gets-Jewish-twist-Hasidic-community-finally-join-fitness-craze.html

Prakash

 

30. Within five minutes of the above, his eighth of the day, Lasrado’s thirtieth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Mon, 10 Aug ’15 9:41 pm

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Re: Orthodox Jews practise yoga in Israel

Does Michael Prabhu have problem saying Shalom instead of Om while doing yoga?

I don’t have any problem

Prakash

 

31. Just nine minutes later, his ninth of the day, Lasrado’s thirty-first email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Mon, 10 Aug ’15 9:50 pm

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Re: Orthodox Jews practise yoga in Israel

Those Christians who have problems saying Om can say Shalom instead.

Shalom means Peace.

Prakash

 

32. Only six minutes later, his tenth of the day, Lasrado’s thirty-second email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Mon, 10 Aug ’15 9:56 pm

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Re: Orthodox Jews practise yoga in Israel

Torah Yoga: Jewish Text Study & Iyengar Yoga

http://hazon.org/calendar/torah-yoga-july/

Prakash

 

33. Now the emails are coming thick and fast: FOUR minutes later, his eleventh of the day, Lasrado’s thirty-third email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Mon, 10 Aug ’15 10:00 pm

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Re: Orthodox Jews practise yoga in Israel

Jewish rabbi is a yoga teacher

http://rabbishalva.com/yoga-meditation/

Prakash

 

34. Five minutes after that, his twelfth of the day, Lasrado’s thirty-fourth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Mon, 10 Aug ’15 10:05 pm

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Re: Orthodox Jews practise yoga in Israel

Preparing the Heart: Yoga for Jewish Spiritual Practice [CD]

http://www.jewishspirituality.org/resources/books-and-cds/preparing-the-heart-yoga-for-jewish-spiritual-practice/

Prakash

 

35. Yet again, FOUR minutes later, his thirteenth of the day, Lasrado’s thirty-fifth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Mon, 10 Aug ’15 10:09 pm

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Re: Orthodox Jews practise yoga in Israel

Melbourne – Australian Orthodox Rabbi Gives Yoga a Uniquely Jewish Twist

http://www.vosizneias.com/44419/2009/12/06/melbourne-australian-orthodox-rabbi-gives-yoga-a-uniquely-jewish-twist/

Prakash

 

36. Probably he took a break for dinner, so one last email — his FOURTEENTH OF THE DAY — and then off to bed… Lasrado’s thirty-sixth email…

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Mon, 10 Aug ’15 10:26 pm

 

 

 

To: adrianfcm@hotmail.com, Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: If Orthodox Jewish rabbis teach and practise yoga, why can’t Catholics?

Michael Prabhu,

If Orthodox Jewish rabbis practise and teach yoga, why can’t Catholics?

http://www.comsynrye.org/jewish-yoga.html

Orthodox Jews are as concerned as Catholics in avoiding idolatry, yet they practise yoga.

Prakash

 

As an aside, to further demonstrate that Lasrado does not check out what he emails (see PRAKASH LASRADO RECOMMENDS TO INDIAN BISHOPS THE NEW AGE YOGIC MEDITATION OF A FAKE BISHOP WHO GATECRASHED A VATICAN CONCLAVE AND PROMOTES SEX TOYS http://ephesians-511.net/docs/PRAKASH_LASRADO_RECOMMENDS_TO_INDIAN_BISHOPS_THE_NEW_AGE_YOGIC_MEDITATION_OF_A_FAKE_BISHOP_WHO_GATECRASHED_A_VATICAN_CONCLAVE_AND_PROMOTES_SEX_TOYS.doc), I reproduce the following two comments of readers from the page recommended to the Cardinal and bishops by Lasrado:

1. Why do I care April 6, 2013

I guess the Jews aren’t aware that by practicing Yoga they are practicing Hinduism.

2. Quickdraw April 6, 2013

Good God, what a revolting sight!

 

Lasrado’s first email of the following day, August 11:

From: Prakash Lasrado prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
Date:
Tue, 11 Aug ’15 12:56 pm

To: Fr Conrad Saldanha frconrad@rediffmail.com, michaelprabhu@vsnl.net
Cc: Long List

Subject: Namaste: Ultra Orthodox Jews practise yoga in Israel photos

Namaste: Ultra Orthodox Jews practise yoga in Israel photos

http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/05/17622234-namaste-ultra-orthodox-jews-practice-yoga-in-israel?lite

Prakash

BUT, THERE’S SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT HERE… SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE BECOME FAMILIAR WITH HAS BEEN OMITTED – FR. ADRIAN MASCARENHAS’ EMAIL ADDRESS IS NEITHER IN THE ‘TO’ NOR IN THE ‘CC’! FOR A FEW HOURS I THOUGHT THAT MAYBE FR. MASCARENHAS WAS EMBARRASSED WITH THE FREE PUBLICITY THAT HE WAS RECEIVING AND MUST HAVE REQUESTED LASRADO TO INCLUDE HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE ‘BCC’. BUT THAT WAS ONLY UNTIL LASRADO FORWARDED TO ME AND TO ALL OF HIS MAILING LIST (THAT MUST HAVE TAKEN FR. MASCARENHAS BY SURPRISE BUT THERE WAS NOTHING THAT HE COULD DO ABOUT IT) THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM. HERE IT IS (BOLD EMPHASES MINE):

 

————

From: adrianfcm@hotmail.com
To: prakash.lasrado@gmail.com

Subject: Request to Prakash Lasrado to kindly limit the number of emails

Date: Tue, Aug 11, 2015 7:43 AM

Dear Prakash,
Your mails are too frequent.
As it is, I receive around 25-30 mails a day. I am sure that some of the people on your list are receiving still more.
It is becoming a disturbance. While I appreciate your perseverance, I should request you not to send me more than 3 mails a week.
My suggestion is: it may be a disturbance for the other priests and bishops also, so please send daily mails only to Michael Prabhu and Fr. Conrad, not to the others.
Regards Fr. Adrian

 

From:
prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
To:
adrianfcm@hotmail.com
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 08:38:11 +0530
Subject: I have decided to remove your name from my list.
Rev. Fr. Adrian,

I have decided to remove your name from my list as it not possible to reduce the number of emails.

Other clergy have so far not responded negatively. If they respond negatively, I will drop their names too.

Regards, Prakash

 

From: adrianfcm@hotmail.com
To: prakash.lasrado@gmail.com

Date: Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 8:42 PM
Dear Prakash,
That’s fine, but please don’t take it negatively. I am not commenting on the quality of your emails, I am merely saying that I lack the capacity to handle so many at a time.

 

 


Out of consideration, I suggest you enquire with some of the bishops and priests as to whether they are interested in receiving so many emails from you. Otherwise it counts as unsolicited mail, though they will probably just ignore you.

I have told you for your own good, don’t make yourself look like a spammer. You have very good points against Michael Prabhu, but nobody will read your mails if they are too frequent, so try to keep a balance. I know that many priests nowadays are busy people, most of them are not sitting and checking emails continuously.
Regards, Fr. Adrian

 

From:
prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
To:
adrianfcm@hotmail.com

Date: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 8:43 AM

Rev. Fr. Adrian,

I do not believe in a quota system for emails. Some priests and some members of the laity have asked me to remove their names from the list.

If I were a bishop I would have at least had a brief overview of every email that I receive.

There is no need to ask priests and bishops about my emails.

Michael Prabhu needs to be dealt with and I presume they would be happy to receive my emails exposing him.

Regards, Prakash

 

From:
prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
To:
adrianfcm@hotmail.com

Date: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 8:52 AM

The Pope would be receiving thousands of letters every day.

The President of USA would be receiving thousands of emails every day yet they have time to respond.

Regards, Prakash

 

From:
prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
To:
adrianfcm@hotmail.com

Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:54:50 +0530
Subject: Re: I have decided to remove your name from my list.
I had asked multiple times if people want to get their names removed from the list.

A few priests and bishops have asked me to remove their names. That suffices.

This shows that other bishops and priests who are adversely affected by Michael Prabhu wish to continue on my list.

Regards, Prakash

 

From: adrianfcm@hotmail.com
To: prakash.lasrado@gmail.com

Date: Wed
August 12, 12:15 PM

Dear Prakash,
My request is: out of charity, please reduce the number of emails so that we can devote adequate time to other important emails besides the ones about Michael Prabhu. Apart from his own bishop, he is not of direct interest to all of us, except perhaps as one who opposes the hierarchy and creates disturbances in different parts of India.
Of course we are happy to receive your emails but not too many. Even today, for this simple matter between us, you have already sent three emails, which is not necessary. You could have combined everything in one email. Similarly, I request you to send not more than 2 emails a week regarding this business with Michael Prabhu.
Yes, some bishops have secretaries who supply them with an overview of their mails. Some bishops – perhaps the majority of them – check their own emails as well. At the same time, bishops cannot reply to all the mail they receive. It depends on the importance of the issue. If they don’t reply at all, you can presume that they are not too worried by this issue.
I am also not too worried by it, by the way. But if you get any letter from a bishop praising you, please forward it to me, I would be interested in reading it. According to me, most of them will be happy that you are tackling Michael Prabhu, they will also have mixed feelings about receiving so many mails on this issue.
If you are unable to understand that, then I can’t say anything more that will convince you. Except out of charity, please be patient and understanding with my request, as a sincere priest, I feel that you should not send so many emails on the same topic. Has any bishop confirmed that he is interested in continuing to receive your mails? If not, my request – it is only a request, out of charity – is, please do not spam their email accounts.
Regards Fr. Adrian

 

From:
prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
To:
adrianfcm@hotmail.com

Date: Wed
August 12, 2015 1:17 PM

Rev. Fr. Adrian,

Anybody who is not willing to receive my emails can opt out of it. Either everything or nothing

I repeat.

I do not believe in the quota system of sending 2 mails per week. I believe two way communication must be free without limit.

 

 

I have already removed your name from my list.

Other bishops and priests are not kids, they can speak for themselves just as you have spoken for yourself.

Regards, Prakash

 

From: prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
To:
adrianfcm@hotmail.com

CC: michaelprabhu@vsnl.net, frconrad@rediffmail.com, Long List

Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:19:06 +0530

Rev. Fr. Adrian,

Since you are removed from my list, you can refer my blog for any updates regarding Michael Prabhu.

Regards, Prakash

 

From: prakash.lasrado@gmail.com
To:
adrianfcm@hotmail.com

CC: michaelprabhu@vsnl.net, frconrad@rediffmail.com, Long List

Date: Wed
August 12, 2015 1:31 PM

Rev. Fr. Adrian,

I wonder what would be your fate if you were the Pope receiving 10,000 emails a day. You would feel overwhelmed, not me.

I welcome every email and any number of emails from all kinds of people unlike you.

Every query from all across the world would be answered by me if I were Pope if it needs a response.

Regards, Prakash

————

MY COMMENTS

From the night of Aug 4 until the night of August 10, Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas and the rest of Prakash Lasrado’s mailing list received a total of 36 emails. (That does not include the many emails sent during the same period to Fr Conrad Saldanha’s email id with copies to the exact same group of recipients!) That is an average of 6 emails per day, with the 10th of August alone counting for 14 emails from Lasrado to Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas.

One doesn’t have to wonder why Fr. Mascarenhas got fed up with what Allan D’Sa described as Lasrado’s “half-baked “cut n paste” diarrhoeal squirts“.

 

As one has observed, even when requested by Fr. Mascarenhas to limit his emails to him, Lasrado gave him a seven-email lecture.

(Individuals like Allen J. D’Sa, Arcanjo Sodder and Zezie Sodder of the Association of Concerned Catholics, P.B. D’Sa of Christian Reforms, John Menezes, John Dayal, Judith Monteiro, Rosario D’Souza and several others have compelled Lasrado to remove their names from his mailing list.)

 

Fr. Mascarenhas sees the necessity of keeping the line with Lasrado open, to make use of him in case of any eventuality in future… to do his dirty work/publicity for him. What better way to have your submissions reach the Bishops than to write to Lasrado and have him reproduce your letter on his mailing list. But even Father could not take the barrage of “squirts”, 14 in a single day on August 10. There are days when Lasrado has surpassed that figure. Not surprisingly, Fr. Mascarenhas virtually calls him a spammer.

 

Fr. Mascarenhas practically instigates Lasrado to ensure that he persists in bothering Fr. Conrad Saldanha and me while at the same time laying off on the others on the list.

Not in the least edifying guidance from a man of the cloth!

 

By now, the reader must have noted that most of Lasrado’s emails have no substance while the rest are generally pro-yoga. But Fr. Mascarenhas writes to him “I am not commenting on the quality of your emails“.

He also pats Lasrado on the back with “You have very good points against Michael Prabhu“.

If Lasrado had even ONE good point against me, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India would have come down on me like a ton of bricks a long, long time ago. I do not have to explain or defend myself; my web site is a testimonial to my love for the Church, my obedience to the Magisterium and my Catholic orthodoxy.

Since Fr. Mascarenhas thinks that Lasrado writes “quality” stuff, does he endorse Lasrado on this: LASRADO RECOMMENDS TO INDIAN BISHOPS THE NEW AGE YOGIC MEDITATION OF A FAKE BISHOP WHO GATECRASHED A VATICAN CONCLAVE AND PROMOTES SEX TOYS
or admit that Lasrado is once again in very serious error?

 

 

The honeymoon between Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas and Prakash Lasrado lasted less than a week.

 

Individuals like them elect to interpret Church Documents to satisfy their personal preferences and prejudices and liberal and modernist theological misinterpretations, whereas both Fr. Conrad and I (whom THEY BOTH paired together) appeal to established conservative Catholic sources to support our positions.

 

 

 

 

MORE ON FR. ADRIAN MASCARENHAS

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

PRAKASH LASRADO RECOMMENDS TO INDIAN BISHOPS THE NEW AGE YOGIC MEDITATION OF A FAKE BISHOP WHO GATECRASHED A VATICAN CONCLAVE AND PROMOTES SEX TOYS

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

 

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NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 20-HALF-TRUTHS FROM CARDINAL OSWALD GRACIAS
28 JUNE 2013

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

THE PRAKASH LASRADOS, THE JOHNSON SEQUEIRAS AND THE DOMINIC DIXONS
28 JULY 2013

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

DISTORTED CRUCIFIX LITURGICAL ABUSES AT ST MARYS DUBAI-PRAKASH LASRADOS FALSE CLAIMS EXPOSED
10/12/13 NOVEMBER 2014

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/DISTORTED_CRUCIFIX_LITURGICAL_ABUSES_AT_ST_MARYS_DUBAI-PRAKASH_LASRADOS_FALSE_CLAIMS_EXPOSED.doc

NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 27-CARDINAL OSWALD GRACIAS STILL IN DENIAL OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITS ERRORS
MARCH 2015

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

INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE 03-THE FALSE KIND
MARCH 2015

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/INTERRELIGIOUS_DIALOGUE_03-THE_FALSE_KIND.doc

FR JOE PEREIRA-PLANS YOGA EVENT SPARKS DEBATE
16 JUNE/23 JULY 2015

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/FR_JOE_PEREIRA-PLANS_YOGA_EVENT_SPARKS_DEBATE.doc

PRAKASH LASRADO RECOMMENDS TO INDIAN BISHOPS THE NEW AGE YOGIC MEDITATION OF A FAKE BISHOP WHO GATECRASHED A VATICAN CONCLAVE AND PROMOTES SEX TOYS 11 AUGUST 2015

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

 


 

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