Priest with a wife and Daughter.

“Akira” the Movie, which has been recently release, has once again successfully distorted the image and facts of our religious and Priest,  managed to show them and their  characters in disrepute,  degrade and disgrace.

The Director A.R.Murugadoss who has studied in Bishop Herber College, a Christian Education Institute, in Trichirapalli, Tamilnadu. The college supported by The society for the Promotion of Christian knowledge. Is very well verse about the differences about the Christian and Catholics Priest and Pastor’s.

The movie it has been shown that the principal who is  referred and Called as “Father” who is also shown as married having a wife and Daughter in the movie.

He further shows the Character of the priest’s Daughter as a Robber and the Priest covers up the deeds of the daughter.

I think this is the most disgraceful act shown by the director A.R.Murugadoss, of displaying Priest as a supporting robberies as well as the relations of the Priest.  it is an act of hurting the sentiments of the Roman Catholics in India and to tarnish the image of the  Priest all over India.

All over India, over past several decades  the Roman Catholics institutions  have been contributing to the education of our Indian society and have educated numerous individuals who have studied in convent school and has excelled exorbitantly in all the fields but nor anyone who has come out from a convent school could have such disgraceful taste of creativity.

He has forgotten that the Pastors do not wear Cassock’s the way it has been shown in the movie. Moreover, the motive behind such thinking is nothing but criminal mindset of the director wanting to harm the reputation of our religious and clergy,  which as on today and are always seen as most respected and honorable.

Again as usual the Bombay Archdiocese remain mum and silent and not interested in any off such disgraceful  acts , forget about protesting they would not even register a complain. Because our leaders are all immune to all such acts and have no sentiments to the catholic religion.

They would always preach but not practice and with cotton in the ears and Black shades on their eyes  play the Handicap role which is more suited to them.  Moreover, busy selling properties of the church, collecting, and counting the wealth generating from the parishes and donation all over.

They do not have time to waste for the protest or even to complain of such acts that  why the Directors like A.R.Murugadoss  find easy to display Mary as Bartender and Rosy as a Cabaret dancer all the time.

But if only  the  Cardinal would be free from his foreign tours and extravagant junkets, and all his ill fated policies thereafter  he would devote someof his time for the welfare and sentiments of the Parishionsers all over Mumbai and Catholics.

 

 

Noel Corriea.

9867543574.

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St. Augustine: “He who sings prays twice”.

St. Augustine: “He who sings prays twice”.

We in Bhayander, at Our Lady of Nazareth Church do not have this privilege of praying Twice, Cause may be unaffordable to our Parishioners.  On the other hand, maybe the Parishioners do not deserve the same.  I am not sure which of the one is true.

The church has four rows of benches approx 20 to 22 benches in a row, which are around 85 benches.  However, you will be lucky if u find a Hymnal in the bench pocket.  Cause in the whole church there would be hardly 100-150 hymnals are available.  Which servers as 1 – 2 hymnals per bench of eight devotees.

On Sundays, we are reduced to spectators in the church and the issue is not new, it is long pending and the Parish priest is informed of the same. But that does not seem to be his problem.

Again, the hymnals are become old and outdated.  It time for technology,  now a day’s church’s though small but have projectors installed for displays of  Hymns , Readings , and for prays of the faithful.

But in Bhayander these seems to be luxuries and unaffordable  cause the church only makes the turnover of 2 Crores every year which is quite low,  and can’t provide these luxuries.  

The Parish council also discussed the need of projectors and kneeling pads on the benches but the parish priest does not have the requisite funds, though the church has apprx 2.60 cr in Fixed Deposits and appox 96 lacs in the account balance. (The figures, which are quote, are not bogus but from the church Audit report for the year 2014-2015).

 Hence, the required budget for projector and kneeling pads may require another 5 years. For which we can still wait because we are just a small parish of approx 15,000 – 18,000 parishioners only.

 Where development of the church is at a snail pace. Moreover, those who give suggestion are troublemakers. In addition, parish council members are just suggesting body and  need not be taken seriously.

I remember one of the Parishioner offered to donate the projectors for the church some 2 years ago but the the feasibility for installion is yet to be checked.  Cause everything in bhayander is under minimum 5 year plans policy. And same was the reply given to the PPC last month

God Bless the Parishioners of Our lady of Nazareth parishioners for their patient and tolerance and May the Priest and his team take a leaf out of it and do some constructive job.

 

Noel Corriea

9867543574.

 

 

 

 

Misappropriation and Fabricated Land Sales.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

To,
His Eminence Cardinal Oswald Gracias,

Sub: Misappropriation and Fabricated Land Sales.

Greetings to His Eminence, The undersigned has sent several letters and requested with regards to the Land misappropriation and blind and fabricated sales in the Parish of Our Lady of Nazareth Church, by the Previous and the Present Parish Priest which was supported with various documents of evidence and the calculated the loss endured by the church thru such sales.

But the fact remains the same that no eye browse were raised at the Bishop house nor at the parish level. nor took any effort to look or peep into the wrong doings of the various sales.

Every Parish Priest who comes, manage to sell one or two plots without any proper justification or with reasons of encroachment and the church has to bear the loss. The same was done by Rev Fr Allwyn D’silva and now by the Rev Fr Anselmn Gonsalves.

Old Survey No New Survey No Area Village
334/3 26/3 0-14-9 Godhev
335/13 25/13 0-02-5 Godhev
335/14 25/14 0-27-3 Godhev
382/7 65/7 0-56-1 Godhev

With the reference to the letter dated 8th April,2011, Sent to the Praish Priest, against the Paper noticed issued by the church authorities for the sale of the above-mentioned plots. Where in I had registered my objections then. After laps of 4 years the Parish Priest has again initiated sale of the plots where in the church is going to incur a loss of more than 3.5 to 4 cores rupees as per the present negotiations occurred in the Property committee.

These losses are really unjustified and unacceptable and the same was done in the past. It has become a modus operandi of the Parish priest to let the encroachment take place and then sell the plots for peanuts because the onus of protecting the plots is not on the Parish Priest.

I once again humbly request you to stall all the Land sales and put a blanket ban on the sale or else I would left with no options and would be force to file an Writ Petition against Your Eminence and the Trustee of the Church in the Interest of the Parishioners of the Our Lady of Nazareth Church. In addition, demand and inquiry for the sale which has been done in past 10 to 15 year.

These blunders are done because of the sole trustee pattern of working which would be challenged and the parishioners would sought the authority to take the necessary charge and decision with regards to the plots in the Parish if needed.

I hope and wish to co-operate in best of my ability until the interest of the Parishioners are not compromised. Hence, I earnestly request you to take adequate steps to ban the entire land sale and ensure no plot is encroached in future.

Truly Yours in Christ.
Thanking you and Regards

Noel Corriea.
Parishioner OL. Nazareth Church Bhayander