Mangalore: Catholics Seek Ammendment to Divorce Law

Mangalore: Catholics Seek Ammendment to Divorce Law

Mangalore: Catholics Seek Ammendment to Divorce Law
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (SP)
Mangalore, Mar 15: A delegation that included advocates, Clarence Pais and Ivan D’Souza, met union law and justice minister, M Veerappa Moily, on Sunday March 13, and handed over a petition, seeking granting legal sanctity to divorces granted as per canon law, by bringing amendment to section 494 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Those who have entered wedlock as per Christian religious practices are bound to approach the tribunal set up under canon law, if they have to seek divorce for compelling reasons. However, at present, the judicial system in India does not recognize the divorce granted as per canon law, as IPC does not mention about the same.
As a result, those who get divorce as per canon law have to again approach the civil courts set up as per Indian Constitution, and apply for divorce again under the provisions of section 494 of IPC. The delegation also enclosed certain documents and the amendments that can be brought to do away with the dual procedures, to its petition.
The minister, who received the memorandum, promised that the issue raised therein will be examined. Leader of Christian community, Casmir D’Souza, and others were also part of the delegation
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Votes Polled by each candidate in the Goa Assembly election

Votes Polled by each candidate in the Goa Assembly election

H o w   t h e   v o t e   w a s   s p l i t

          These figures, giving details of votes
          cast for different candidates in the Goa
          2012 assembly election, offer a hint
          of how the BJP managed to win some
          of its seats, and results yielded
          by the strategic placing of
          certain candidates that split the vote.

Aldona---------------------------------------
TICLO GLENN BJP				11315
DAYANAND G. NARVEKAR INC 		7839
WILFRED D'SOUZA	Trinamool Congress	643
RAVINDRA VASUDEV PANJIKAR Independent	256
JULIUS PEREIRA	Goa Su-Raj Party	236

Benaulim-------------------------------------
CAETANO R. SILVA Goa Vikas Party	9695
VALANKA ALEMAO	INC			7694
HUMBERTO GOMES	Independent		1775
JOHN FERNANDES	Trinamool Congress	1277
ASHLEY FRANCIS DIAS Independent		289
P. XAVIER GEORGE Independent		245
SUBHASH SHIVNATH CHODANKAR Independent	122

Bicholim-------------------------------------
NARESH RAJARAM SAWAL Independent	8331
RAJESH T. PATNEKAR INC			6532
MANOHAR PANDURANG SHIRODKAR BJP		5411
PANDURANG DATTARAM RAUT	Trinamool	720

Calangute------------------------------------
MICHAEL VINCENT LOBO BJP		9891
AGNELO NICHOLAS FERNANDES INC		8022
JOSE PAUL MENINO SILVEIRA Independent	240
ASHLEY FRANCISCO GOMES Independent	195

Canacona-------------------------------------
RAMESH BOMBO TAWADKAR BJP		14328
ISIDORE ALEIXINHO FERNANDES INC		11624
SAPNESH DESAI Trinamool Congress	637

Cortalim-------------------------------------
MATANHY SALDANHA BJP			7427
NELLY RODRIGUES	Goa Vikas Party		5158
RAMAKANT BORKAR	UGDP			3716
CAITAN XAVIER INC			3393
TOLENTINO D'SOUZA Trinamool Congress	728

Cumbarjua------------------------------------
PANDURANG A. MADKAIKAR INC		9556
NIRMALA P. SAWANT Independent		7981
JOSE BISMARQUE DESIDORIO DIAS Ind	1996
PRAMOD NAIK Jai Maha Bharath Party	155
GAURISH M. DESSAI Independent		129

Cuncolim-------------------------------------
SUBHASH @ RAJAN K NAIK	BJP		7738
ALEMAO JOAQUIM	INC			6425
JOHN INACIO MONTEIRO Independent	4830
MILAGRES GONSALVES Independent		603
JOSE ALIAS BRANY FERNANDES UGDP		543
MARIO MORAIS Trinamool Congress		325
RONY RODRIGUES Independent		191
DERICK DIAS Janata Dal (United)		85

Curchorem------------------------------------
NILESH CABRAL BJP			14299
SHYAM GOPINATH SATARDEKAR INC		5507

Curtorim-------------------------------------
ALEIXO REGINALDO LOURENCO INC		11221
DOMNIC GAONKAR	Independent		7152
RAJU KRISHNAMURTHY IYER	Independent	603
CONCEICAO SANTANO DIAS	UGDP		515
WILLIAM D'CRUZ	Janata Dal (United)	156

Dabolim--------------------------------------
MAUVIN HELIODORO GODINHO INC		7468
PREMANAND NANOSKAR MGP			6524
PRATAP MARDOLKAR Trinamool Congress	849
SIMON D'SOUZA Independent		433

Fatorda--------------------------------------
VIJAI SARDESAI	Independent 		10375
DAMODAR (DAMU) G. NAIK BJP		8436
ARTHUR D'SILVA	Independent		1126
PIEDADE NORONHA E SILVA	Trinamool	695
M. K. SHAIKH INC			660
ASHOK TUKARAM KORGAOKER	Samajwadi Party	57
DIAS JAWAHAR Independent		47
ANWAR SAYED All India Minorities Front	45

Maem-----------------------------------------
ANANT SHET BJP				12054
PRAVIN ZANTYE Independent		6335
RUDRESH CHODANKAR Nationalist Congress	3585
KAMLAKANT GADEKAR CPI(M)		225
DEEPKUMAR MAPARI Independent		212

Mandrem--------------------------------------
LAXMIKANT PARSEKAR BJP 			11955
DAYANAND RAGHUNATH SOPTE INC		8520
SAMEER SALGAOCAR Trinamool Congress	4591
MENINO FRANCIS MONTEIRO	Goa Vikas Party	295
SANJAY PRABHU DESSAI Independent	292
SANJAY DAMU KOLE SJP (Rashtriya)	275

Mapusa---------------------------------------
FRANCIS D'SOUZA	BJP			14955
ASHISH TULSHIDAS SHIRODKAR NCP		4786
FRANCISCA DE SOUZA Independent		280
MITTU MUJAVAR Trinamool Congress 	188

Marcaim--------------------------------------
RAMKRISHNA @ SUDIN DHAVALIKAR MGP	14952
RITESH NAIK INC				7722

Margao---------------------------------------
DIGAMBAR KAMAT	INC			12041
MAHATME RUPESH	BJP			7589
COUTINHO SAVIO HUGO Trinamool Congress	1873
IVO ALMEIDA COUTINHO Independent	396
CEDRIC ISIDORIO D'COSTA Independent	250

Mormugao-------------------------------------
MILIND SAGUN NAIK BJP 			7419
SANKALP PADMANABH AMONKAR INC		6506
NAZIR KHAN Independent			1710
JERRY FERNANDES	 Trinamool Congress	346
NARAYAN RAMCHANDRA KANDU Independent 	154
GOPAL DATTARAM C Jai Maha Bharath Party	64
SHANTARAM VASUDEV PARADKAR Shivsena	37

Navelim--------------------------------------
AVERTANO FURTADO Independent		10231
CHURCHILL ALEMAO INC			8086
ILIYAS SHAIKH Independent		261
JOSE PAUL COUTINHO Janata Dal (United)	202

Nuvem----------------------------------------
FX PACHECO (MICKKY)Goa Vikas Party 	12288
ALEIXO SEQUEIRA	INC			8092
ABDUL AZIZ HASSANSHA SAYED Independent	482
MARCOS MENINO D'SOUZA Independent	279
PRABHAKAR RUPO GAUDE MGP 		250
PETER FRANCISCO DOURADO	Independent	206

Panaji---------------------------------------
MANOHAR PARRIKAR BJP 			11086
YATIN PAREKH INC			5018
CHRISTOPHER FONSECA CPI			383
DOMINIC SAVIO A. E.FERNANDES JD(U)	172
BALARAM KARISHETTY Independent		104

Pernem---------------------------------------
RAJENDRA ARLEKAR BJP			16406
MANOHAR TRIMBAK AJGAOANKAR INC		8053
SUBHASH BARKELO KERKAR	Independent	824
SAKHARAM VISHRAM KORGAONKAR Independent	192
KANTA SABAJI JADHAV Trinamool Congress	151
MANOHAR RAJARAM PEDNEKAR SJP(R)		96
RAJAN KAMBLI Independent		61
SHYAM BABLO AMONKAR RPI(A)		57
SANTOSH SHANKAR MANDREKAR UGDP		50

Ponda----------------------------------------
LAVOO MAMLEDAR MGP			12662
RAVI NAIK INC				9472
SAYAD IMTIYAZ Trinamool Congress	502
GITESH GOKULDAS NAIK UGDP		223
MOHAN GOVIND NAIK Independent		189
JOHN MASCARENHAS Independent		91
VAIBHAV P MARATHE Samajwadi Party	91

Poriem---------------------------------------
PRATAPSINGH RAOJI RANE INC		13772
VISHWAJIT KRISHNARAO RANE BJP		11225

Porvorim-------------------------------------
ROHAN KHAUNTE Independent		7972
GOVIND PARVATKAR BJP			7071
FERMEENA P. KHAUNTE NCP			1217
UMESH SUKHA NARVEKAR Independent 	232
RAJU D'SOUZA SJP(R)			139

Priol----------------------------------------
PANDURANG ALIAS DEEPAK DHAVALIKAR MGP	12264
GOVIND GAUDE Independent		10164
DHAKU A. MADKAIKAR INC			1625
SHASHI PANJIKAR Trinamool Congress	414
RAMA KRISHNA BORKAR Goa Vikas Party	201

Quepem---------------------------------------
CHANDRAKANT KAVALEKAR INC		10994
PRAKASH SHANKAR VELIP Independent	4621
PRAKASH ARJUN VELIP MGP			4536
COLACO MANUEL UGDP			4356
JOSEPH GONSALVES Goa Vikas Party	354

Saligao--------------------------------------
DILIP PARULEKAR	BJP			10084
D'SOUZA TULIO Independent		4276
SURESH V. PARULEKAR NCP			1729
FRANCISCO COLACO Independent		1192
PAUL FERNANDES Independent		1135
TRAJANO D'MELLO	Independent		625
GAJANAN RAMA NAIK CPI 			166
OSBERT MANUEL D'CUNHA Independent	74
ALEX CAMIL RODRIGUES Independent	65
MANOJ A  SANGODKAR All India Min Front	63

Sanguem -------------------------------------
SUBHASH U. PHAL DESSAI BJP		7454
ALEMAO YURI NCP				6971
PRASAD SHASHIKANT GAONKAR Independent	5737
D'COSTA MINGUELINO Goa Vikas Party	880
EDDIE DE SOUZA TAVARES Independent	227
ARUN KRISHNA RAIKAR Trinamool Congress	134
SUDESH N. GAONKAR Samajwadi Party	98

Sanquelim------------------------------------
PRAMOD SAWANT BJP			14255
PRATAP GAUNS INC			7337

Sanvordem------------------------------------
GANESH CHANDRU GAONKAR BJP		10585
ARJUN ANIL SALGAOCAR Independent	8294
RAMNATH ALIAS DEEPAK PRABHU Independent	2828
GOVIND SAWANT INC			1328
PRASHANT BUDHO GAONKAR CPI(M)		309

Siolim---------------------------------------
DAYANAND MANDREKAR  BJP			11430
UDAY DATTARAM PALIEMKAR INC		9259
RAJAN SAVLO GHATE SJP(R)		352
ABHIJIT DHARGALKAR Jai Maha Bharath	274
RATIKANT SHANKAR KORGAONKAR Independent	254
MUKESH MADHUKAR SAWANT Samajwadi Party	66

Siroda---------------------------------------
MAHADEV NARAYAN NAIK BJP		12216
SUBHASH ANKUSH SHIRODKAR INC		9954
VISHWAS PRABHUDESAI Independent		422
SHAILA SHENVI BORKAR Trinamool Congress	230
SAVIO FERNANDES Samajwadi Party		162

St. Andre------------------------------------
VISHNU SURYA NAIK WAGH BJP		8818
FRANCISCO SILVEIRA INC			7599
PRADIP KUMAR SANGODKAR Independent	440
MILTON S. MARSHAL  Trinamool Congress	352

St. Cruz-------------------------------------
ATANASIO J. MONSERRATE INC		8644
RODOLFO LOUIS FERNANDES Independent	6308
DINAR PURSHOTTAM KAMAT TARCAR MGP	5824
PEDRO CAITANO PIRES CPI			221
XAVIER CARDO Independent		189
DINESH NAIR Independent			79
JOSE LOPES Independent			74
HENEY LOBO Independent			42

Taleigao-------------------------------------
JENNIFER A. MONSERRATE INC		10682
DATTAPRASAD MADHUKAR NAIK BJP		9531
ANNABELLE MARIA PEREIRA Goa Su-Raj	333
NATTY PO SJP(R) 			226
VASUDEV NARAYAN SHARMA Independent	143
SANJAY C. KORGAONKAR Independent	81

Tivim----------------------------------------
KIRAN MOHAN KANDOLKAR BJP		10473
NILKANTH RAMNATH HALARNKAR NCP		9361
DEELIP DATTA CHODANKAR Goa Vikas Party	204
INDRAKANT DATTARAM KORGAONKAR Indep	167
DATTARAM GOVIND SAWANT Shivsena		109

Valpoi---------------------------------------
VISHWAJIT PRATAPSINGH RANE  INC		12412
SATYAVIJAY SUBRAI NAIK BJP		9473
VENKATESH ATMARAM DESSAI Independent 	805
RAVINDRA TALAULIKAR Independent		255
GAJENDRANATH RAMKRISHNA USGAONKAR Ind	184

Vasco-da-Gama--------------------------------
JOSE LUIS CARLOS ALMEIDA BJP		11468
JOSE FILEPE D'SOUZA NCP			6978
G. KARL VAZ Independent			1394
MOHAMMED IQBAL SHAIKH Goa Vikas Party	600
ADAM ABDULLA JUMMA UGDP			489
AMINDIN MULLAL Trinamool Congress	328
STANLEY C.ALMEIDA Independent		143
HAMZA ISSAK KHAN AIMF			106
GLUCK D'SOUZA Janata Dal (United)	104
PRASHANT MAHADEV VASTHA	Independent	77
JAGDISH YADU DURBHATKAR	Shivsena	64

Velim----------------------------------------
BENJAMIN SILVA	Independent		13164
FILIPE NERY RODRIGUES INC		8238
CLIFFTON DESOUZA Independent		386
MICHAEL BENY DA COSTA Trinamool Cong	340

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Thane,Mumbai,Goa,Mangalore and Now Bangalore the church land scam continues

Thane,Mumbai,Goa,Mangalore and Now Bangalore the church land scam continues

Bangalore archbishop in land row

Taken from DNA Bangalore

Published: Friday, Mar 30, 2012, 12:03 IST
By DNA Correspondent | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA

Association general secretary Raphael Raj alleged that the archbishop leased 1 acre of land that belonged to the St. Pius Church in Kammanahalli. The 2.8-acre church property was donated by an Andhra Pradesh-based donor, Joseph Reddy, for the construction of a church, school and hospital for the poor.

However, the archbishop leased the land to a realtor for 40 years. The realtor now plans to construct a mall and has even carried out a survey of the premises. The association and residents of the area have opposed the move and approached the court and managed to get a stay order. The land is meant for religious activities and being the head of the community, the archbishop tried to commercialise the area, said Raj.

Meanwhile, archdiocese spokesperson Rev Fr AS Anthonyswamy said land has not been sold, but leased to generate financial resources. He said the archbishop authorised the lease agreement as per the church norms and directives. The archbishop discussed the matter with the members concerned, before signing the deal, added Anthonyswamy.

Since the residents of Kammanahalli have approached the civil court and the matter is sub judice, the archdiocese would not like to make any further comment

Foreign mafias creating socio-economic chaos in Goa: Naik

Foreign mafias creating socio-economic chaos in Goa: Naik

Goa,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights, Fri, 27 Apr 2012IANS

Panaji, April 27 (IANS) Foreign land mafias are usurping and exploiting scarce land resources in Goa and creating “social and economic chaos”, Goa’s only representative in the Rajya Sabha told the upper house Friday.

Congress’s Shantaram Naik Friday tabled a private member’s bill in the Rajya Sabha, seeking special provisions for Goa under Article 371 of the Indian Constitution. He said “regulation” of land transactions in Goa, one of tiniest states in India, was the only way to preserve the identity of the region.

“Land is becoming a scarce commodity, more particularly in small states. Land mafias from foreign countries are landing in states like Goa with tons of money, buying huge areas and creating social and economic chaos. Some of the parties are potential enough to buy a whole village in a smaller state like Goa,” Naik said in the statement of objects and reasons of his newly introduced bill in parliament Friday.

“Rights existing under the constitution should not be so unfettered so as to change the economic scenario of a smaller state, particularly its villages, much to the disadvantage of the state and its people,” Naik said.

“Anti-social elements which become a part of such uncontrolled transactions are proving disastrous for a state like Goa,” Naik said, adding that states had to be empowered to “enact appropriate legislations to bring in restrictions on transfer of land and other immoveable properties on grounds of duration of residential requirement.”

The issue of special status has been raised by NGOs and political parties in the state, who claim that land prices are escalating due to uncontrolled purchases by real estate lobbies from outside Goa.

Apart from real estate lobbies, popular coastal beach stretches are also in the cross hairs of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) which has red-flagged several real estate deals on the coastline. These were allegedly funded by the front men for the Russian mafia.

While over 40,000 Russian tourists hit Goa’s beaches in the tourist season from October to March, the beach tourism destination also saw some 4,000 Israeli tourists hitting the surf here annually.

Church takes on Goa BJP, alleges panchayat poll interference

Church takes on Goa BJP, alleges panchayat poll interference

TUESDAY, 24 APRIL 2012 23:51 Taken from the Pioneer
MAYABHUSHAN | PANAJI
In a scathing attack on the BJP Government in the State, the Church in Goa has accused it of politically interfering in the process for elections to the local village councils or panchayats.

The attack comes after members of several village panchayats complained to the Government about gross irregularities in the distribution of voters according to wards. The members have alleged that the irregular distribution is a deliberate attempt to manipulate the process.

The Council for Social Justice and Peace (CSJP) the social arm of the church, has said the manner is completely arbitrary and seemingly favouring the BJP.

“The CSJP voices its objection to this undemocratic and unjust manner of functioning of the State Government and its various agencies involved in the conduct of the village panchayat elections. The present elections of the village panchayats scheduled for May 16 cannot be claimed to be free and fair,” executive secretary of the CSJP Fr Maverick Fernandes said in a statement issued here.

“The arbitrary manner in which the Director of Panchayats has been issuing and withdrawing corrigendums regarding the delimitation of wards proves the vulnerability of this office to political pressures and the absence of any mechanism to check abuse of power in subverting free and fair elections by this office,” the statement further says.

The State of Goa is all set to conduct elections to local self-governing bodies a process that sees even the legislators getting involved.

While several villages brought complaints before the director of panchayats, the Government has acted only in one case — the one in which BJP legislator Michael Lobo intervened. In this case, the Government moved quickly and postponed the elections.

This led to the Church cast a shadow of doubt over the office of the State Election Commission as well as on the directorate of panchayats and has questioned the neutrality of the ‘independent’ institution.

The church in Goa was held responsible for the downfall of the Congress in the State, after it this year did not specifically did not ask the populace not to vote against communal elements, rather told them to vote against corruption.

Areas even in the Catholic heartlands of the State did not vote for the Congress. Many is an influential voice in Goa’s socio-political fabric because of the nearly 26 per cent Christian population in the State.

The attack is seen as a distinct sign that the church is moving away from the incumbent Government.

EC notice to Goa govt for violating model code

EC notice to Goa govt for violating model code

Posted on May 6, 2012
Last Updated: Saturday, May 05, 2012, 19:51
Taken from Zeenews.com
Panaji: The state Election Commission has issued a notice to Manohar Parrikar-led government for violating model code of conduct, imposed due to the impending June 2 Cortalim bypoll. 

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had recently announced that the state will not go ahead with the proposed marina project in Sancoale village, which lies in Cortalim assembly constituency.

State cabinet had also announced regularisation of workers employed for eradicating malaria.

Goa’s joint chief electoral officer Narayan Navti issued a notice to the chief secretary and advised the government to refrain from making such announcements till the process of byelection to Cortalim constituency was not over.

The byelection was necessitated following the demise of tourism minister Matanhy Saldanha, who died of a massive cardiac arrest recently.

Right to Information (RTI) activist Aires Rodrigues had yesterday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against the state government for violating the model code of conduct.

Church funds equal Indian Navy’s annual budget

Church funds equal Indian Navy’s annual budget

Panaji:

Christians want state laws to govern assets of churchesChristians are a mere 2.5 per cent of the country’s population. But, the Church in India suffers from a case of plenty, says Remy Denis, All India Catholic Union President.

Church authorities control funds equivalent to the Indian Navy’s annual budget. The Church is also the second largest employer after the government, he said.

Eduardo Faleiro, a former Union minister and Goa NRI Commissioner, is among the growing number of Catholics like Prof Denis, who support a law to govern Church properties and a far greater degree of transparency in the way the Church manages its earthly assets.

“The Church is not a symbol of power but service, and democratic laws must apply to it equally. All religions must be kept on the same footing,” Faleiro said at a conference called to debate the matter of bringing Church properties under state laws.

The laws that govern Church properties in Goa were enacted during the Portuguese regime. The same laws have long since been repealed in Portugal, Faleiro said.

Almost all other religions in India have laws enacted to administer their properties, K T Thomas, former Supreme Court judge, said. Hindu temples are governed by laws specifically enacted for each trust and their accounts are subject to judicial review. The Sikhs, one of the smallest religious groups in the country, have the Sikh Gurudwara Act. Muslim trust properties comes under the Wakf Act.

“I feel the opposition from the Christians is on account of a fear that a provision for judicial scrutiny is likely to expose the expenses and magnitude of wealth of the denomination,” Thomas said. The head of the Believers Church had recently acquired a huge plantation in Kerala for Rs 123 crore. This was apart from the vast assets already held by the denomination, he said. The Church in Kerala also runs its own media network.

Thomas said there was a misplaced apprehension that the Parliament, through legislation, would grab the properties of the churches. No such law could be passed by Parliament or State legislatures, he said. All religious denominations have the right to own and acquire properties, establish and maintain religious institutions. “But, in matters of administration of your properties you have to abide by the law,” he said.

DH News Service Taken from Deccan Herald

Laity Conference date 26-1-13 inaugurated by Victims of illegal and fraudulent eviction by the Bishop of Mangalore”Release of Souvenir : Released on 26-1-13 at the laity Conference in Mangalore by Mr. Maurice Mascarenhas President of Christian Union Puttur.” “Release of Konkani Version of Church Attack ( 14-9-08-) Report prepared by Justice M.F. Saldanha Released by Fr. Joseph Mattam on 26-1-13”

Laity Conference date 26-1-13 inaugurated by Victims of illegal and fraudulent eviction by the Bishop of MangaloreRelease of Konkani Version of Church Attack ( 14-9-08-) Report  prepared by Justice M.F. Saldanha  Released by Fr. Joseph Mattam on 26-1-13Release of Souvenir  Released on 26-1-13 at the laity Conference in Mangalore by Mr. Maurice Mascarenhas  President of Christian Union Puttur.Press Note                                                                                      Date : 26-1-13

A day’s Conference of Indian Christian Laity was held in Mangalore at the Don Bosco Hall by Indian Christian Laity Forum.  Presiding over the meeting Justice M.F Saldanha said that all Church properties are existing because of Contributions and donations given by laymen . The Clergy or Priests as they are called by laymen have not Contributed anything to build crores of assets. Yet today it is 0.25 % Priests claim ownership of all properties and dictate terms , sell lands as they please and quote Canon law forgetting , Bible, Charity, Brotherhood  Humanity.

Fr. Joseph Mattam, S.J  who is founder and dean of Vidya Deep Seminary in Gujarat explained how since 3rd Century Church has deviated from the path sketched out by Jesus Christ and Created a hierarchy, which was not envisaged by Christ. Till 3rd Century nobody was called as Fr. Or Priest all were equal as brothers . Present Church is not built on Love and Brotherhood . It is built on rituals and dogmas . He suggested to the laity to arrange regular meetings of this type and keep the reformation efforts alive.

Consistency , Continuity and Perseverance will Succeed.

Fr. John Fernandes whose speech was read , in his absence reiterated the thoughts of Fr Mattam and said people or laity should organize themselves and insists on implementation of Vatican II declaration made by the Pops 50 years back , in which Pope has clearly spelt out that all temporal issues should be handled by the laity and not the clerics. False fears should be done away with Laity should not be afraid to talk the truth even if it hurts others. David D’Souza

(President Laity Forum)

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ಕ್ರೈಸ್ತ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಭಕ್ತರಿಗೂ ಮನ್ನಣೆ ಇರಲಿ: ನ್ಯಾ.ಎಂ. ಎಫ್.ಸಲ್ಡಾನಾ

ಕ್ರೈಸ್ತ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಭಕ್ತರಿಗೂ ಮನ್ನಣೆ ಇರಲಿ: ನ್ಯಾ.ಎಂ. ಎಫ್.ಸಲ್ಡಾನಾ

ಮಂಗಳೂರು: ಚರ್ಚ್‌ಗಳ ಆಸ್ತಿಪಾಸ್ತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಹಣಕಾಸು ನಿರ್ವಹಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯರ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯಕ್ಕೂ ಗೌರವ ಇರಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಹೈಕೋರ್ಟ್‌ನ ನಿವೃತ್ತ ನ್ಯಾಯಮೂರ್ತಿ ಎಂ. ಎಫ್. ಸಲ್ಡಾನಾ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದಾರೆ.


ಅವರು ಶನಿವಾರ, ನಗರದ ಡಾನ್ ಬಾಸ್ಕೊ ಹಾಲ್‌ನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ ಕ್ರೈಸ್ತ ಭಕ್ತ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯರ ಸಮಾವೇಶದ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷತೆ ವಹಿಸಿ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು.

ಕ್ಲರ್ಜಿ ಕ್ರೈಸ್ತ ಭಕ್ತ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯರ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಯಾಗಿರುತ್ತಾರೆ ಎಂಬುದು ನಿರ್ವಿವಾದ. ಆದರೆ ಅದೇ ವೇಳೆಗೆ ಕ್ರೈಸ್ತ ಭಕ್ತರ ಸಮುದಾಯದ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಗಳೂ ಇರಬೇಕು. ಟ್ರಸ್ಟೀಗಳನ್ನು ಸಣ್ಣ ಅವಧಿಗೆ ಪರ್ಯಾಯ ಮಾದರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನೇಮಿಸುತ್ತಿರಬೇಕು ಮತ್ತು ಕ್ರೈಸ್ತ ಭಕ್ತರ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯವನ್ನು ಪರಿಗಣಿಸುತ್ತಿರಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಿದ ಅವರು, ಚರ್ಚ್‌ನಲ್ಲಿ ಗುರು ಮತ್ತು ಸೇವಕನ ಮಾದರಿಯ ಸಂಬಂಧಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಎಲ್ಲರೂ ಒಟ್ಟಾಗಿ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡುವ ವಾತಾವರಣ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸುವ ಸಮಾನತೆಯ ಭಾವ ಇರಬೇಕು ಎಂದರು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಗುಜರಾತ್‌ನ ವಿದ್ಯಾದೀಪ್ ಪ್ರಾದೇಶಿಕ ಸೆಮಿನರಿಯ ಡೀನ್ ಫಾ. ಜೋಸೆಫ್ ವಟ್ಟಂ ಮಾತನಾಡಿ, ಜೀಸಸ್ ಕ್ರೈಸ್ಟ್ ಯಾರನ್ನೂ ಪ್ರೀಸ್ಟ್ ಅಥವಾ ಲೀಡರ್ ಎಂದು ಪರಿಗಣಿಸಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಆದರೆ ನಂತರದ ಶತಮಾನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯರ ಮತ್ತು ಕ್ಲರ್ಜಿಗಳ ನಡುವೆ ಅಂತರ ಬೆಳೆಯಿತು. ಜತೆಗೆ ಉಪದೇಶಗಳನ್ನು ರೂಪಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ಬಳಿಕ ಜೀಸಸ್‌ಗಿಂತ ಉಪದೇಶಗಳತ್ತಲೇ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಪ್ರಾಮುಖ್ಯ ನೀಡುವ ಪರಿಪಾಠ ಬೆಳೆಯಿತು ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಿದರು. ನಮ್ಮ ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥನೆಗಳು ದೇವರಿಗೆ ಸೂಚನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಕೊಡುವಂತಿರುತ್ತದೆಯೇ ವಿನಃ ದೇವರ ಇಚ್ಛೆಯಂತೆ ನಾನು ನಡೆಯುತ್ತೇನೆ ಎಂಬ ಆಶಯದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಇರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಅವರು ವಿವರಿಸಿದರು.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಡಾ. ಜೋ ಲೂಯಿಸ್, ಪ್ರೊ. ಜಾನ್ ಬಿ. ಕುಟಿನ್ಹೋ, ಅಲ್ಬನ್ ಮಿನೇಜಸ್, ವೌರಿಸ್ ಮಸ್ಕರೇನಸ್ ಮತ್ತಿತರರು ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು. ಡೇವಿಡ್ ಡಿಸೋಜ ಸ್ವಾಗತಿಸಿದರು