Undoubtedly it’s clear from the picture that the bishops are garlanded with Indian Rupees and not with dollars.
That’s a regular cultural practice very intimate to the ordinary folk in a few of the North Indian States.
Surely it’s loaded with a lot many symbolisms. Usually, this garlanding was done during their recent trip to North India. You see, refusing to accept this garland must be tantamount to insult to the hosts. Then again, the currencies of Rs. Notice, whenever beginning with the ‘Syro Malabar’ Church, the richest Church globally, is the crying need of the hour, a spiritual regeneration of the Church. Essentially, cultural sensitivity is fundamental to mature religiosity.
Constructive criticism should emerge out of the love for the Church.
So there’re gentler ways for the faithful to keep the leadership in focus, while the priorities and Value system of the Church and Church leaders need to be reoriented in a couple of respects.
Any practice going to be understood and appropriated within a context. Your aggressive tactic seem to have stretched out the meaning and blown up the big issue out of almost any constructive proportions. Bring the cursor to the date on the calendar below and see the posts on that date in the pop up window that appears there. A well-known fact that is. Thank You. 1st comment box directly links the article to your account in the Social Media while LEAVE A REPLY comment box is intended for discussions/debates. Only once per commentator, comments are subject to moderation. Garlands of Dollars or Rupees worn by our Cardinal and Bishops show how deep this moral cancer has spread into the soul of the Church.
I was deeply pained when I saw our Cardinal Alencherr y wearing this particular Garland. I thought he was a great follower of Pope Francis.
I’ve been nurturing great appreciation for him. Surely it’s nt clear that the bills are fake or original. Undoubtedly it’s not clear if this parade happened in Delhi or Kerala or Chicago. Very recently he was part of an imperial coronation at Preston. Unlike his predecessors, Mar Alenchery has no reservationinreceiving any volume of luxury he is showered upon. In Ahmedabada collection of 17 lakhs Rs were spent to arrange a reception for him. Let me tell you something. So this photograph is widely circulated among social media the world over, followed by very hitting comments. So it’s this controversy that the general public basically questions.