SEPTEMBER 3, 2019
THE INDIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH MOVEMENT (ICYM) – FR. FRANKLIN D’SOUZA – LIGHTS THE HINDU OIL LAMP (KUTHU VIALAKKU OR NILAVILAKKU)
Shivamogga: Fr. Pius D’Souza appointed new director of the Diocesan ICYM, YCS/YSM
Shivamogga, June 6, 2018
The oath taking ceremony of newly appointed youth Director of Diocese of Shivamogga, Fr. Pius D’Souza was held on June 3 at Yuvamithra office Shivamogga at 4pm.
He took charge in the presence of Diocesan bishop and also the chairman of ‘Yuvamithra’ youth commission of Shivamogga Most. Rev. Dr. Francis Serrao SJ. Former youth Director Fr. Franklin D’Souza, Outgoing Director Fr. Ronald Veigas, Diocesan Procurator Fr. Venas Praveen Colaco, Parish Priest of Nagar Parish Fr. Santhosh Pereira witnessed the ceremony.
Diocesan ICYM president Gagan Raj, Diocesan YCS president Johnson, Regional YCS president Sonia Nazareth and NEXCO member Clasious Rodriguez were present. Shimoga Bishop Francis Serrao SJ appreciated the services of Fr. Ronald Veigas and welcomed new Director. Both of them were felicitated by the youth council.
Fr. Pius D’Souza hails from Hosanagar. He served for two years as assistant at St. Joseph’s Church Sagar. Then he was appointed Parish Priest of Our Lady of Victories Church, Nagar together with Commission of SCC. He is also a well-known preacher who brought many people to the love of Christ.
Nearly 70 youth and parishioners witnessed the ceremony.
St. Joseph’s Church, Mira Road, Mumbai, 2018
Diocesan Youth Convention, Allahabad, 2018.
Inauguration of 23rd Chaplains’ and Animators’ Training Program, Bengaluru on 31-May-2015
ICYM lighting of the Hindu oil lamp, this time around mounted with a cross instead of Hindu imagery
July 24, 2016
Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM), Shirva Deanery, organized “Yuva Samagam 2016” “One Day with the Lord” for all the youths of Shirva deanery, in Shirva Church Hall on Sunday July 24, 2016.
The program was inaugurated by Rev Fr. Stany Tauro, vicar Shirva deanery by lighting the lamp along with all the dignitaries present on the dais which was followed by the presidential speech.
Also present on the stage were Fr Paul Rego the director of ICYM Shirva deanery, Fr. Wilfred Frank the resource person of the day, Mr. Wilson Dsouza the vice president of Shirva parish pastoral council, Joyson D’Sa the president of ICYM Shirva deanery, Avil Saldanha the secretary of ICYM Shirva deanery.
WHO IS FR. FRANKLIN D’SOUZA?
Rev. Fr. Franklin Philip D’Souza has preached more than 700 retreats around Karnataka, at Mumbai, Israel and also in Gulf Countries. One can see a special touch of God in his life. He shares his experience that Lord Jesus has touched his life in the first year of his priesthood. Ever since, he started proclaiming the “Word of God”
He preaches at “Divine Retreat Centre”, Chalakudy, Kerala, “Renewal Retreat Centre (RRC)”, Bangalore, “Logos Retreat Centre”, Bangalore and Tabor Retreat Centre, Kalyan – Mumbai.
Many say that he is a “Power Filled Evangelist” in the Catholic Church.
He is the founder and director of “Jesus Touch” (YESU SPARSHA) team, where he and Brother T. K. George work together.
In August 2008, he was appointed as regional director of ICYM, Youth Commission.
From 1999 to 2005, he served the diocese in various capacities. At the same time, he was a staff member of St Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore. In 2005, he was appointed the youth director for Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) and also for Young Christian Students (YCS), and Young Student Movement (YSM) as well as charismatic retreat director of Shimoga diocese.
In the same year, Bangalore Archbishop Bernard Moras appointed Fr Franklin a joint secretary of the Youth Commission of Karnataka Region. From 2008, he has been serving as a Karnataka regional youth director of ICYM and the Youth Commission.
In August 2011, he took charge as the new secretary for the CBCI (Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India) Commission for Youth and the new national director of Indian National Youth Commission (ICYM).
Fr Franklin is known for his retreats in Konkani, English, and Kannada.
Fr Franklin has preached at more than 750 retreats in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Nagaland, New Delhi, Israel, Cyprus, Sri Lanka, and most of the Gulf countries.
Fr Franklin has brought out several devotional audio and video albums in Konkani, Kannada, and English. He is also an author of several books.
Francis Serrao SJ, Bishop of Shimoga has appointed Fr Franklin D’Souza as the Parish Priest of Shrine of Our Lady of Health Church, Harihar also as the Rector of the Shrine. He will take Charge on May 21st 2016 from the outgoing Parish Priest Fr Stany D’Souza who completed his term.
Secretary, CBCI Office for Youth & ICYM National Youth Director
Secretary for Youth Activ8 Foundation
I know Fr. Franklin D’Souza from the time that he was in St. Peter’s Seminary, Bangalore till 2005. At that time, he was isolated by his confreres in the very seminary where he was on the staff. He put it down to their lack of openness to his charismatic ministry.
I visited him a couple of times and had lunch with him, and was gifted some very Protestant CDs of “miracle healings”. I still have them.
Soon recognition of his “charismatic” preaching in association with T.K. George came his way. You know the rest from the news stories above. But popularity and elevation apparently changed him greatly. His email responses to me became one-liners and auto-responses with scripture verses. He was also non-committal on the various problems in the Indian Church that I brought to his notice.
But the greatest shock to me came when Fr. Franklin D’Souza wrote me a very curt, unfriendly refusal email against my request in March 2019 for a Letter of Recommendation from him against my forthcoming 800-page book on New Age Medications and Meditations.
I had made the same request to around 20 priests. His was the only refusal. That will be the subject of a separate report from me.
Apparently, Fr. D’Souza did not want to be publicly associated with this ministry.
While basking in the limelight, Fr. D’Souza preached eloquently, but not in the least prophetically.
Beholden to his Archbishop, Bernard Moras, he never spoke against the institutionalized New Age that ravages the Archdiocese. That is the common denominator for every charismatic ministry that I know off.
The other major problem with most charismatic preachers (barring a few lay persons) is their blindness to the Hinduisation of the Indian Church. Thus we see Fr. D’Souza lighting the Hindu oil lamp at several functions – and these are only the pictures that we located…
One more problem with charismatic priests is the liturgical aberrations that accompany their Masses. See FR JOSE VETTIYANKAL-WRONG TEACHINGS AND DUBIOUS PROPHECIES
We will post a separate report with pictures of Fr. D’Souza’s Masses.
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