SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
Yoga guru Fr. Joe Pereira performs poojas, pays homage to Hindu deities Ganesha, Durga, Krishna/Vishnu
As we can see from the following files, worship of Ganesha is rampant among our “Catholic” religious across the nation, in seminaries, in religious orders and in different dioceses. Even a Cardinal is guilty of it:
MUMBAI: CARDINAL IVAN DIAS LIGHTS A LAMP FOR THE HINDU DEITY GANESHA
MUMBAI: THE ST PIUS X SEMINARY CELEBRATES HINDU DEITY GANESHA* 9 FEBRUARY 2013
TAMIL NADU CLERGY VENERATE THE HINDU DEITY GANESHA
22 FEBRUARY 2014
GOA: PILAR PRIEST FR PETER CARDOZO VENERATES THE HINDU DEITY GANESHA
INDIAN CLERGY OBSESSED WITH THE HINDU DEITY GANESHA FEBRUARY 2015
OCD PRIESTS WORSHIP OF ELEPHANT GOD GANESH IN MANGALORE
7/14 SEPTEMBER 2016
VASAI PRIEST FR THOMAS DSOUZA WORSHIPS GANESHA 15 SEPTEMBER 2016
For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils…
The Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible
For all other gods are worthless idols…
(Even the syncretistic) St. Pauls 2008 New Community Bible
St. Paul’s teaching on Christians’ being “all things to all men” does not give licence to believers to participate in idol worship and pagan rituals, no matter what some liberal or modernist interpretations might say even using a sentence or two from Nostra Aetate (#2) or other Pontifical Documents in isolation from the context.
I prefer to reflect on our ‘jealous’ God’s many warnings to His Chosen People especially in the Old Testament books of Exodus and Deuteronomy. He wanted the people of Israel to maintain not their racial purity but also their spiritual purity. He knew that any interest by the Israelites in the religious activities of the neighbouring tribes would lead to the assimilation of their rituals, practices and even adoption of their gods, and to monumental disaster to the Jewish people, and this is exactly what happened several times over.
“You will be lured into following them*.
Do not inquire regarding their gods, ‘How did these nations worship their gods? I, too, would do the same’.” Deuteronomy 12:30, New American Bible
*The New Jerusalem Bible: “Beware of being entrapped into copying them.“
Whenever that passage comes to my mind, I like to imagine that God was saying “Do not EVEN inquire regarding their gods.“
The Philippines Bishops’ Conference’s Christian Community Bible translation reads as “Do not look at their gods, saying…“
The Knox Translation, Catholic, 1955, reads “Do not hanker after their observances.“
Since God does not change and truth does not change — though the ‘father of lies’ manifests his evil designs in different disguises and through different means according to the times to deceive those people of God who are unwary — do not God’s warnings hold true even today?
Inculturation and interreligious dialogue
can be instruments
of witnessing to Jesus Christ and His Gospel (John 14:6, Matthew 28: 19, 20) and herald God’s Kingdom on earth, but sadly they are being grossly abused by the clergy who end up paying obeisance to pagan deities such as Ganesh (Ganesha) or Ganpati (Ganapati) or Vinayakar (in Tamil Nadu).
This series of articles shows how widespread this spiritual depravity is in the Indian Church and the danger posed to the souls of Catholics through the Hinduisation of the Church in India.
*The words in Hindi read: SAINT PIUS COLLEGE. The picture was taken in September 2012
The St. Pius X College, Goregaon (East), Mumbai, is the Bombay archdiocesan seminary greets the citizens of Mumbai on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. The rector of the seminary is Auxiliary Bishop Agnelo Gracias who is also Professor of Systematic Theology. As Fr. Agnelo Gracias, he was rector from 1985 to 1993.
This celebration of Ganesha should not come as a surprise considering that
1. Yoga is a regular course (part of the formation curriculum) in the Seminary and the “visiting professor” for yoga is Ms. Juliet D’Souza (her subject is YOGA.)
2. Bombay archdiocese’s certified yoga master Fr Joe Pereira of KRIPA Foundation and the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) who leads his Catholic disciples in the worship of the elephant-god Ganesha is also a “visiting professor” at the seminary (he takes “Counseling”.)
3. Of the 55 “visiting professors” on my list, five other priests and one lay person are closely associated with Fr. Joe Pereira/KRIP/WCCM who teaches “Iyengar Yoga”. The Professor of Systematic Theology, Bishop Agnelo Gracias has given Fr. Joe Pereira a certificate of approval. See the certificate on page 15 of the file WCCM-NEW AGE CHRISTIAN MEDITATION INSTITUTIONALIZED IN BOMBAY ARCHDIOCESE 02.
It is an inevitable progression from the corruptive practise of Hindu yoga to participation in Hindu festivals and the paying of homage to Hindu deities.
Since Fr. Pereira teaches yoga (http://kripafoundation.blogspot.in/2011/02/kripafoundation-iyengar-yoga-intensive.html) also at the Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth (Papal Athenaeum) in Pune at the St. Charles Seminary in Nagpur, etc., there is every possibility that it is the same situation there too as well as in the majority of Indian seminaries because they too compulsorily put their seminarians through yoga. In many seminaries, Jesus is depicted as a yogi and in one (the JDV) the crucifix behind the altar is replaced with a Nataraja-like “dancing Jesus”. Today, one cannot be ordained a Catholic priest without submitting to all of this indoctrination during one’s “formation”.
Fr. Joe Pereira at the JDV Papal Seminary where Jesus is depicted as a dancing Hindu deity
KRIPA does no Catholic evangelization. Instead, they utilize Hindu festivals to further their programmes of substance deaddiction that are based on the Hindu art of yoga.
Visarjan is the immersion of the idol of Ganesha on the last day of the Ganeshotsav festivities.
Kripa Foundation co-celebrates the Hindu festival of Ganeshotsav honoring elephant-god Ganesha
The festival of Ganapati being celebrated through awareness by Kripa Dharavi, Mumbai
September 13, 2012
11th September 2011 drew a large crowd at Dharavi, being the last day of immersion of the elephant god. The Kripa Street Children Project; staff and children included, took the opportunity to reach out to the community by putting up a water stall, where large numbers of community members could avail of this facility.
October 12, 2012
On 29th September 2012, Kripa Vasai commemorated the ‘Visarjan’,
immersions of the Elephant God by setting up at Awareness stall near the Vasai Highway. The resource team distributed pamphlets, ribbons, and slogan-printed head bands to the participants of the ‘Visarjan’.
Awareness along the route on the final day of emersion [sic] of Ganapati by Kripa Dharavi
November 8, 2012
On 29th September 2012, Kripa Dharavi set up an Awareness Stall at Dharavi on the route of Ganapati’s being taken for immersion.
Awareness Programme during the festival of Ganapati in Vasai
November 8, 2012
Fr. Joe Celebrates His Birthday Mass –Homily
September 6, 2014
Beloved brothers and sisters in our lord Jesus Christ. We are people with flesh and blood and therefore when we relate to God also, we want to feel God like flesh and blood. This among the common people in Maharashtra was recognized by none other than the famous Lokmanya Tilak. And so he encouraged and fostered this concept of a flesh and blood God in Ganesh…Ganapati. And we are having these days the celebration of this Ganapati. Lokhmanya Tilak went further and advised, that this Ganesh, a so called flesh and blood kind of statue should be ultimately immersed in the sea. It has to be put into the ocean of the absolute.
Who is Ganesha, and what is the Ganesh Chaturthi festival about?
Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday (rebirth) of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati. It is believed that Lord Ganesh bestows his presence on earth for all his devotees during this festival. It is the day Shiva declared his son Ganesha as superior to all the gods, barring Vishnu, Lakshmi, Shiva and Parvati. Ganesha is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture* or at the start of travel.
*Vathapi Ganapathim Bhajeham is a favourite choice for singing at the commencement of any Hindu religious programme to obtain the blessings of Ganapati/Ganesha.
About 125 Bishops of the Latin Rite in India, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) held their biennial meeting 6-12 January 2011 at the Sacred Heart Seminary, Poonamallee, Chennai.
“Catechetical Education” was the theme of the meeting.
The seven-day plenary began January 7. On January 9, the prelates attended a public reception by the Madras-Mylapore archdiocese at which Tamil Nadu state Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi was invited to preside. While Karunanidhi is an avowed atheist, the Bishops are the successors of St. Peter and owe sole spiritual allegiance to Jesus Christ.
But guess who welcomed the atheist and the disciples of Christ at the public reception at the Salesian St. Bede’s School grounds in Santhome?
The Hindu deity Ganapati did.
The procession of Bishops led by the Apostolic Nuncio to India, Salvatore Pennacchio to the venue from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Thomas to the unmistakable Carnatic
music of Vathapi Ganapathim Bhajeham!!!
Fr. Joe H. Pereira, priest of the Archdiocese of Bombay
Fr. Joe H. Pereira, priest of the Archdiocese of Bombay
Kripa Foundation co-celebrates the Hindu festival of Navratri honoring the deity Durga
What is Navratri?
is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshiped. The 10th day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or “Dussehra.” Navratri is a very important and major festival in the western state of Gujarat and Mumbai, during which the traditional dance of Gujarat called ‘Garba’ is widely performed.
“Every year during the months of September and October, we celebrate the descent of the Goddess to the Earth plane. Navaratri or the Nine Nights/Moons of the Goddess is an important time period wherein the Supreme Goddess
in the forms of Durga, the Warrior Goddess, Lakshmi the Goddess of Wealth and Saraswati the Goddess of Wisdom, jointly destroy the demons.”
Navratri Utsav by Vasai Region AIDS Control Society
October 5, 2009
Navratri celebrated at VRACS -Kripa Vasai
October 18, 2010
There was a
COMMENCING OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE KRIPA TRAINING AND TREATMENT CENTRE
October 9, 2011
On 5th October 2011, a Navratri pooja was celebrated at Kripa Vasai amidst staff, In-house clients and Beneficiaries of VRACS. This programme was followed by the ‘Laying of the Stone’, of the adjoining property that will be used as Kripa Training and Treatment Centre (KTTC) … Fr. Andrew Jadhav, Resident Priest blessed the land with a prayer ritual followed by the traditional breaking of the coconut by Narendra Ambedkar, Kripa Vasai.
A fine example of religious syncretism in action: idols, idols everywhere in the KRIPA blog posts about their activities, and Hindu rituals alongside Catholic.
Durga Puja celebration By Kripa Kolkata
October 22, 2012
Durga Puja festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura.
Durga Puja is widely celebrated all over in the state of West Bengal which has a majority of Bengali Hindus, it is the biggest festival of the year, and spread over a five day annual festival. Not only is it the biggest Hindu festival celebrated throughout the state, it is also the most significant socio-cultural event in Bengali society. Thus, Durga Puja festival epitomises the victory of Good over Evil.
Kripa Foundation co-celebrates the Hindu festival of Gokul Ashtami or Janmashtami honoring Krishna, the avatar of the Hindu deity Vishnu
Gokul Ashtami celebrated at Kripa Vasai
August 25, 2011
Fr. Joe felicitated at the biggest Dahi Handi Festival in Vasai Virar
August 30, 2013
Krishna Janmashtami also known as Krishnashtami or Gokulashtami, or sometimes simply as Janmashtami, is an annual celebration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
The festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Shravana (August–September) in the Hindu calendar.
Rasa lila, dramatic enactments of the life of Krishna, are a special feature in regions of Mathura and Vrindavan, and regions following Vaishnavism in Manipur. While the Rasa lila re-creates the flirtatious aspects of Krishna’s youthful days, the Dahi Handi celebrate God’s playful and mischievous side, where teams of young men form human towers to reach a high-hanging pot of curd and break it.
Fr. Pereira’s blog also brazenly cites the very same Wikipedia!
Fr. Joe Pereira co-celebrates Holi and performs Hindu pooja
THE FESTIVAL OF HOLI -CELEBRATED AT KRIPA VASAI
March 8, 2012
On 7th March, being Holi eve, a traditional pooja
was performed and the lighting of the Holi fire, amidst a gathering of In-house clients & Staff of Kripa Vasai.
Pooja is a prayer ritual performed by Hindus to host, honour and worship one or more deities, or to spiritually celebrate an event.
Fr. Joe brings color into their lives…@ Kripa on Holi – The festival of colors
March 6, 2015
MAY CATHOLICS CELEBRATE THE FESTIVAL OF HOLI?
The “OM” symbol, not the crucifix is honoured by Fr Joe Pereira (two other images on page 5)
Fr. Joe conducts a Multi-Faith prayer meeting for boat disaster victims-Assam
Monday, May 21, 2012
FR JOE PEREIRA-KRIPA FOUNDATION–WORLD COMMUNITY FOR CHRISTIAN MEDITATION
OCTOBER 2005/SEPTEMBER 2007/AUGUST 2009/JULY/OCTOBER 2012/JULY 2013
FR JOE PEREIRA-KRIPA FOUNDATION–WORLD COMMUNITY FOR CHRISTIAN MEDITATION-LETTERS TO THE BISHOPS AND THEIR RESPONSES MAY 2009
FR JOE PEREIRA-KRIPA FOUNDATION/WCCM-NEW AGE ENDORSED BY THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOMBAY AND THE CBCI 28 NOVEMBER 2013
INSTITUTIONALIZED NEW AGE IN BOMBAY ARCHDIOCESE-HOMOEOPATHY, YOGA AND KRIPA FOUNDATION
MANTRAS YOGA WCCM CHRISTIAN MEDITATION ETC-EDDIE RUSSELL FEBRUARY 2015
WORLD COMMUNITY FOR CHRISTIAN MEDITATION-A. I.
18 NOVEMBER 2015
WCCM-NEW AGE CHRISTIAN MEDITATION INSTITUTIONALIZED IN BOMBAY ARCHDIOCESE 20 SEPTEMBER 2016
WCCM-NEW AGE CHRISTIAN MEDITATION INSTITUTIONALIZED IN BOMBAY ARCHDIOCESE 02 21 SEPTEMBER 2016
FR JOE PEREIRA SUPPORTED BY HIS BISHOPS CONTINUES TO MOCK AT CATHOLICS
FR JOE PEREIRA-PLANS YOGA EVENT SPARKS DEBATE
16 JUNE/23 JULY 2015
FR JOE PEREIRA YOGA GURU CONCELEBRATES AT MOTHER TERESAS CANONIZATION MASS 8 SEPTEMBER 2016
FR JOE PEREIRA INTRODUCES MOTHER TERESAS MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY TO YOGA
8 SEPTEMBER 2016