I saw the photo, but not sure if the priest are "actually" worshipping
Ganesh or just standing before the idol.
I must add that I know of at least one family where the wife is a Goan and
the husband a Hindu and the children worship both Hindu and Christian gods,
going to both the Church and the Hindu Temple.
They were young then and now I don't know if they do the same thing. I read
a book, Chris as Common Ground -- A Study of Christianity and Hinduism, by
Kathleen Healy, with a foreword by Bede Griffiths.
Sister Healy examines the issue of both religions in the context of Vatican
II, and that "indigenous churches" are now important part of the evolving
new Christianity. However, it is mostly understood how Hindus have accepted
Christ, though many Hindus do not go to Churches. There was a movement, I
don't know what stage ii's now, to have the inculturation of both Hindu and
Christian religions into a unique Indian Church system, like the
Syro-Malabar stream of Christianity or the Greek or Russian orthodoxy.
The great Indian-Christian philosopher, Raimondo Panikkar, called such a
unision "mutual fecundation."
On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 9:29 PM, Albert Peres <afpe...@3129.ca> wrote:
> Its not the changing face of Catholicism, its simply not Catholic. And its
> simply not Religion, as in 'a particular system' of faith and worship.
> This is type of thing the RC Church has had to deal with for centuries...
> Aspects of evolution are up for discussion, but heresy in the first degree
> is usually quite obvious..
> These stories should be uses as an opportunity to reflect, study and
> deepen faith, trigger an exit, or even start a new religion...
> Some reading here: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07256b.htm
> Pick door 1, 2, or 3 ...
> Albert Peres
> 416.660.0847 cell
> --- Bernado Colaco ole_xac at yahoo.co.uk wrote ---
> Fri Sep 16 04:57:49 PDT 2016
> Changing face of Catholicism
> An interesting picture of priests worshipping Lord Ganesh was sent to me
> by a persona non grata. I guess it is the changing face of Catholicism in
> Goa. In concani one would say - soglem attam boltechz zalam.
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