MICHAEL PRABHU, OCTOBER 24, 2019
Superstitious Brahminical/Hindu traditions displayed on charismatic retreat preacher Fr. Franklin D’Souza’s blog: coconut offerings, tonsuring, dwajasthamba, kuthuvilakku
Annual Feast of Shrine of Our Lady of Health -2018, Harihar, Diocese of Shimoga
September 9, 2018
The Feast of Shrine of Our Lady of Health, Harihar was celebrated with grandeur and pomp on 8th September at Harihar. Around 3 lakh pilgrims flooded to participate in the Liturgical Events of the day at the Shrine from the Karnataka as well as outside states of Karnataka. The Shrine of Our Lady of health attracts lakhs of devotees throughout the year. Tradition has it that a Brahmin priest while having a bath was miraculously saved from drowning by the statue of our Lady. Later even his ailing wife and children were saved by this miraculous statue. The Brahmin and his family started to venerate the statue as “Satyamma (Mother of Truth).” The Brahmin and his family remained faithful to this Marian devotion till their very last breath. As years went by, priests from the nearing town recognized the statue as the statue of our Lady. Thus, the devotion to Mary spread among the faithful in and around Harihar. Many receive special graces such as Childless have received Children, sick have regained Health, Healing and so on after visiting and praying at the Shrine. Over the years, this shrine has become a refuge for all the distressed and dejected.
On Fr. Franklin D’Souza’s blog, I came across a photograph of devotees rolling on the ground over the remains of meals served on banana leaves. The abominable practice called made snana in Kannada, where “lower caste” people or dalits roll over the leftovers of food eaten by Brahmins, was banned by the Karnataka High Court in 2014.
I am presently unable to relocate it to use it here. However, here is a representation of it:
Flag hoisting and Retreat at Immaculate conception Church, Kolar
August 16, 2018
Two days retreat held at Jyothi High School Ajekar, Karkala
July 10 & 11, 2019
T.K. George, co-preacher of Fr. Franklin D’Souza. Now that truly is a lingam (phallus)-shaped lamp!
Apostolic Nuncio consecrates new Bishop for the Diocese of Shimoga
May 7, 2014
His Excellency Archbishop Most Rev. Salvatore Pennacchio, Apostolic Nuncio to India consecrated Bishop Elect Msgr. Francis Serrao SJ as the Bishop of Shimoga at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Shimoga. Ceremony began at 3pm. His Grace Most Rev. Bernard Moras, Archbishop of Bangalore and His Excellency Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary were the co- consecrators. 6000 faithful and 236 priests and hundreds of religious sisters witnessed the ceremony and prayed for the new shepherd of Diocese of Shimoga. After the mass a short felicitation function was organised by the Diocese of Shimoga.
With his Bishop Francis Serrao SJ* of Shimoga whose forehead is also smeared with the Hindus religious mark or tilak
SOME OF THE ABOVE ISSUES ARE DETAILED IN FILES BELOW:
FR. FRANKLIN D’SOUZA
CHARISMATIC PRIESTS OF MANGALORE BONDEL ST LAWRENCE CHURCH ENSHRINE THE ELEPHANT-GOD GANESHA – FR. FRANKLIN D’SOUZA
CHARISMATIC RETREAT PREACHER FR FRANKLIN D’SOUZA LIGHTS THE KUTHUVILAKKU
*CHARISMATIC RETREAT PREACHER FR FRANKLIN D’SOUZA NOW RUNS “INTERDENOMINATIONAL” RETREATS
CHARISMATIC RETREAT PREACHER FR FRANKLIN D’SOUZA USES THE DWAJASTHAMBA OR HINDU TEMPLE FLAGPOLE
CHARISMATIC RETREAT PREACHER FR FRANKLIN D’SOUZA HAS NO ISSUE WITH RESURREXIFIX SUBSTITUTING FOR THE CRUCIFIX
LITURGICAL ABERRATIONS IN FR FRANKLIN D’SOUZA‘S MASSES
HINDU RELIGIOUS MARK ON THE FOREHEAD 30-FR FRANKLIN D’SOUZA WEARS
WHO IS FR. FRANKLIN D’SOUZA?
*SHIMOGA JESUIT BISHOP FRANCIS SERRAO LIGHTS THE KUTHUVILAKKU
*SHIMOGA JESUIT BISHOP FRANCIS SERRAO USES POORNA KUMBHAM AT MASS
*HINDU RELIGIOUS MARK ON THE FOREHEAD 31-BISHOP FRANCIS SERRAO WEARS
Categories: Hinduisation of the Catholic Church in India