Bangalore priest Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas flays my Open Letter on the Amazon Synod to Cardinal Oswald Gracias





Bangalore priest Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas flays my Open Letter on the Amazon Synod to Cardinal Oswald Gracias


The following file is available at my site as well as at a friend’s blog


It was sent by me to hundreds of Catholics including every single Indian bishop and to dozens of Vatican addresses. You will find a few selected responses, including that of the Cardinal himself, on pages 3 and 4. And this one here (what else would one expect from an unabashed proponent of yoga?) from a Bangalore priest who recently went to Rome for further studies, Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas:


From: Adrian Mascarenhas
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:04:34 +0000 (15:34)

Why don’t you simply join some other church or sect that meets your approval? That will solve all your problems and ours as well. Obviously the Church founded by Jesus Christ is insufficient for you. You don’t seem to have sufficient theological formation or knowledge to be discussing issues like this. Pray to the Holy Spirit for guidance as to whether you need to do some theology course or something like that.

And yes, you can feel free to publish my reply. Thank you.


We already have a couple of files on him in the “Reports” section of our site:

19/20/21/22/24/29 pages

11/12 AUGUST 2015 18 pages


I emailed his October 11 letter to a dozen contacts. My letter and some of their responses follow.



Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:22:55 +0530/Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:34:01 +0530
Dear friends, Thank you for your encouraging responses.

Cardinal Oswald Gracias replied to my Open Letter just before he was to board the flight to Rome. He said that he would keep in mind the contents of my Letter while at the Synod.

Now, what do you think of this priest who wrote this to me (unedited): […]

Angela skips breakfast daily for the Synod, and we pray. Love, Michael


Date: Sun,
13 Oct 2019 10:22:55 -0000

Whoever is that priest who wrote that, all I can do is to pray for him. Today compromise is the subtle way Satan is trapping many in the church. Compromise is another way of denying Jesus and all his teaching. Either you are a friend of the world or of Jesus, Christ. When many left Jesus as they found His teaching on Eucharist difficult He did not compromise or water down the teaching to satisfy them but rather He asked them, “do you also want to go away?”

Let us pray for all those who are blinded in their thinking and keep on hurting Jesus. 

Fr. C. J. Sebastian SDB, Darjeeling



Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:46:43 +0530

Dear Michael,

Very presumptuous.  Typical of the type of non-response of PF to any criticism.  I don’t believe that you need much theological formation to understand what is happening in the Church.  And if the rest of us have insufficient theological knowledge or formation then why don’t you (who presumably has) explain and clarify instead of simply dismissing and judging us.  He doesn’t even seem to understand the issue himself.  Why does he think that what PF is doing is preserving the Church that Jesus left us?  Quite the opposite – he is bent on destroying, denying and changing the perennial truths of the Faith.

God save us from priests like these!

Vally and Anna Coelho, Goa (Couple in an international prolife and family ministry)


Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:49:24 +0000 (UTC)

Dear Michael,

I am so very glad you had a response from the Cardinal.

This priest’s response shows how poorly educated they all are.

Peace, Dr. Clare McGrath-Merkle, USA


Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 05:17:20 +0000

Hi Bro. Michael,

As regards the priest who has responded below, since he has asked you to be free to post his comments, why don’t you also publish his name, parish, contact number also?  He has challenged you to do it, so please do and tell not just to us but to all in your mailing list including the church hierarchy.

Such words can only come from a pervert-minded arrogant person, not a priest celebrating the priesthood of Christ. It’s sad that priests speak this language.

Richard Mascarenhas, Mumbai/Oman


Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:54:06 +0530

Dear Michael,

This priest is a papist and indulges in papolatry. Nothing new in what he says as he’s a Modernist, Progressive, Liberal Leftist and woos the world and does not seek God. He chooses to follow the de facto church which Fr Thomas Weinandy OFM Cap calls “internal papal schismatic church”. For priests like these the pope can do no wrong! His theology is so weak he cannot see heresy in what the pope is saying. He cannot see the apostasy looming large over the Church with the pagan ritual performed in the hallowed grounds of the Vatican Gardens, a place where Pope St Leo XIII would pray the rosary and invoke the protection of St Michael. 

Do not let such “infantile” priests upset you. He’s afraid of being called out for his beliefs. Call him out. Such ‘immature’ priests will not come to any debate or dialogue, but like Pope Francis & those around him they can only call the Conservative & Traditional-minded names and say all sorts of derogatory things. 

This Synod is a sham and a cover for the UN Agenda 2030 and Climate Change. Those who have been following closely the papal moves will know he’s dove-tailing with the UN. 

All said and done Michael, we need to fast and pray for the Holy Father, the Church and ourselves. The Church needs to be cleansed of the evil that entered through the “Windows” opened by Pope John XXIII, and which Pope Paul VI saw in his time. We have a sure hope in the one who said I’ll never leave you or forsake you. One who said that the gates of Hell shall not prevail against His Church. The One who warned that the “abominable desolation” would be seen the “hallowed place”. He exhorted us to hold fast to what we accepted from the very beginning and endure till the end.

You are doing the right thing, stay on track. Do not let such priests, Bishops, or people who are “papists” derail you.

God bless, WR, Bangalore


Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:38:14 +1100

Thanks again for a wonderful email. I spent the whole week in prayer and fasting over the Amazon issue, even getting my younger sister to help me. She understands the issues now, and is helping me with the spiritual warfare happening all around us. Know I am always praying for you and your family.

Your Australian friend in Christ,

KD, Australia


Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:00:32 +0530
Nothing new. What has happened now has happened in the past, as Solomon would say. Most of the clergy’s minds are not renewed. They live like the Pharisees and Sadducees of yesteryears. Today if Jesus came back (as He came 2000 years ago), He would have been crucified by these guys. Thank God, He is coming in His glory. Just take it lightly and move on to do what you have to do. Let’s not throw pearls to swine. They cannot and will not see the difference. They can’t. Because their minds are closed. Father forgive them for they know not what they do. God bless you and always keep you smiling. Yours in Christ,

Melville Almeida, Mumbai



Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:48:43 +0530
Bro. Michael, I’m there with you, don’t worry, All will be accomplished in God’s time according to His Will. Let us wait on our Almighty God for awesome things to unfold. Praise God! What’s  happening to The Church has to happen and come to pass, Jesus is standing on the Threshold, let us prepare ourselves for His Justice and look forward to Heavenly Peace to reign on earth! All glory to our victorious, all -powerful God!

Elma Barreto, Goa


Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:48:32 +0000 (UTC)

I’m happy that you got a response from Cardinal Oswald.

Regarding the other comment you received, it is precisely because our Church is not a cult that every Catholic faithful has the right to express his opinion, especially if it is something that touches his faith and life in the Church, and preoccupies him. Moreover, many of the things you point out have been pointed out by members of the clergy, including bishops. It is better to express openly one’s opinions and discuss everything in the open. The Pope himself has encouraged this. Even St Paul had an open discussion with St Peter regarding the new converts.

We have to trust in the Holy Spirit, who uses many ways to guide the Church.

Warmly in Christ,

Maria Laura Pio, Switzerland


Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:58:00 +0530

His statement sounds superficial, simplistic and self-contradictory.

If you were looking for a better church, you wouldn’t strive tooth and nail to defend the faith. 

Theology is good, I myself have benefited from it. It broadens one’s thinking and enlightens one from different points of view. However, it needs to be directed properly and everything is subject to the magisterium. Knowing more Theology will not change the faith. And even the branches of Theology, e.g., Christology, are quite precise.

The priest needs to know that the laity are more interested and equipped in defending the faith than most of the clergy, who take the faith for granted and try to dilute it for convenience.  I don’t know what he means by ‘something like that’. Best to ignore such a statement. 

Name withheld, Bangalore




These are some of the responses to my September 28 Open Letter to the Cardinal, including that of the Cardinal.

Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2019 18:36:08 +0100

Thanks Michael 

Thorough and excellent 


Sarat Fernandes, Mumbai


Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2019 03:04:45 -0400

Hello, Michael, I posted the link on my twitter feed. Hope you are well.

Peace in Carmel,

Dr. Clare McGrath-Merkle, USA


Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2019 21:32:00 +0000 (UTC)

Hi Michael,

Blessings in the Holy Name of Jesus!

As for the upcoming Synod, we are praying on our prayer chats the 40 day fast/ praying a decade of the rosary for the same as called by the bishops. 
I have also been following up closely matters concerning the Synod and in pain of having a heresy result, we focused our night vigil last night on praying for the Synod. We have also been praying on our prayer chats for the same. The Lord Who is faithful, will bring to completion what He started in and through His Son, Jesus, a church for His bride, spotless and holy. Blessed be God forever!

God bless.

Dawson and Joan Gomes, International intercession ministry, Mumbai


Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:33:11 +0530

Yes! So scary to read about this – no other work for them or what?!! Instead of concentrating on uniting and consolidating ourselves towards the Church of our “early Church Fathers”… Cooking up some nonsense! Satan’s work and minions indeed! Definitely praying and offering sacrifices. Passing on this to all on my list.




Praise n thanks be to God for the wonderful work you have undertaken, to you too for being so dedicated to God’s Kingdom work and so hard-hitting on these unholy creatures!! 

May our wonderful Lord bless you and family too. May He grant you the strength and good health you need to carry on.

We will co-operate with you in any way required. 

Yours in the Lord, Patricia Emmanuel Raja, Chennai


Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:25:50 +0530

Dear Michael,

Thank you for the timely response to the situation.

I have forwarded your link to the letter embedded in an email from Anna and me.


Vally and Anna


Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 19:59:28 +0530

Very good effort from a greatest warrior in church-related issues.  

Well done!!! Keep up the good work. Posted in as many contacts as I can.  

God Bless You, 

Shaji Alappat, Children of the Immaculate Heart ministry, Kerala


Subject: From Oswald Cardinal Gracias Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2019 09:49:11 +0530

Dear Mr. Prabhu,  

I have just seen your email of September 30, 2019.  I thought I would respond.  I will certainly keep what you have said in mind. 

Since I leave for Rome in a couple of hours I do not have the time to respond at length.  I will do so when I return.  I know that Archbishop Antonyswamy is your Spiritual Director. Please consult him frequently.

Do pray that the Synod does what God wants.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely in Christ,

Oswald Cardinal Gracias

Archbishop of Bombay & President, CBCI


Today, this file, (number 661 in our site’s AMAZON SYNOD section), is being emailed to Fr. Adrian Mascarenhas.






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