yesterday i was in a hurry.
Reg Kaniamparampil Achan's "experiments with truth" you can ask him; I don't
think he would mind. alternatively you can ask Corepiscopa PP Joseph,
Kottayam. I do not know the exact years, Pulickaparampil Achan may remember.
Metran Kakshi, I think, was as Vicar in Trichur parish: again I can't give
exact years. These are tidbits one collects as one grows up.
I have no aversion to the Patriarch side. I am still an altarboy, my 56th
year, in our parish here. I cannot agree with the attitude of the
leadership, which, I fear, will lead to the conversion of a major church
into a minor group in , say, five years from now. If I were to develop
aversion I should have, in 1974 when they first sent complaint against
e( the first signatory is now in the Devalokam Committees!!!), or when our "
synod" waited on Achutanandan in 96 to plead that I may not be made Chief
Secretary( one of the bishops made a "confession" to me later, I had heard
even earlier), or when they prevented the Patriarch against Moran's wishes
to visit my wife in her sick bed or even seeing me although HH would have
liked me to translate the speech which I had written for him( BJP mouthpiece
compared that speech with Pope's Delhi speech and said our Bawa was
wiser!!!, Bawa wanted a photocopy and translation of that editorial which I
sent later), or when they issued a defamatory kalpana(which many achans
refused to read!): I have no aversion; I just feel sad that the church
leadership has fallen into the hands of shortsighted people.
As for Roman Catholics my position is the same as that of HH. We are in
economic communion with them the world over; that is why even in Kerala
Catholics give desakuri for the Patriarch side( the other side is close to
the declaration we made in 84, but yet to formally make it).
Hope this clarifies the position.
TOTUS TUUS MARIA
----- Original Message -----
From: <madhu george>
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [SOCM-FORUM] P C Alexander's nomination for Presidency
> dear Babu Paul,i cannot understand your aversion to the
> patriarch faction of late.it does not behove the status of a man
> who was adorned the decoration of the Holy Ghost to betray the
> church.since when did you start realising the virtues of the Roman
> Catholic church.was their persecution of all non catholic
> christians the world over all these years,the source of your
> inspiration. and when was Kaniamparampil Kurien Cor-Episcopa,a
> member of the catholic church?please clarify,for i intend to take
> this matter up with Achen....