This is the first time, and your first posting that is
written properly and meaningful; also it is written
with content appropriate to the 'Topic in the Subject
However that does not mean that Selma's posting, to
which you are responding, is in anyway wrong! Selma
has written sensibly and accurately and you should
take note of that! I also have attended Catholic
Charismatic services in Goa, Bombay and in Melbourne.
I was initiated at the Retreat House in Goa in a five
day 'live in' retreat. So I know what you are talking
about. However we should remember that in all things,
we can get 'carried away'; and thereby a lot of false
support and obsession does lead to false charities and
other sly 'money making business'!
The fathers from POTA have been to Melbourne and
Sydney several times and gone back with a lot of
donations (money)for their worthy cause.
We in Australia have never questioned their use or
disbursement of this money! All in good Faith! Have
you audited or ascertained about the POTA accounts or
questioned them? Yet you are sitting in judgement over
how funds etc are used in Goa, by Priests and others.
You should know that all Church money and property are
controlled and managed by the Parish Council by
whatever name! And almost always the Communidade
Gaunkars are in control of the Parish Councils in Goa!
So it these people who should be questioned by you and
not just the priests and other clergy. I know of
Parish Priests being transferred or spoken ill of, by
these Parish Councils when they do not have it their
And YOU sat in judgement on Priests under a heading
and subject line that was the 'all important and
appropriate "Archbishop's Address".
Like Mario has told you nicely, I now like to tell you
again to write under the apropriate subject line
Heading! If you wish to talk/ comment on priests and
the clergy, fine, or on the monies and so on, fine;
but please do so under a suject line heading titled,
say: Clergy and Religion in Goa". You will have a lot
of support in such a debate, if you write 'sense' of
course! You /we must also 'learn' to stick to the
subject line Heading and not go 'off on a tangent',
for any debate to be more meaningful! OK??
Please do not respond to me as a person if you have
to; but respond to the 'issues' I have raised, OK?
Melbourne, Down Under!
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miracle. Everyday a miracle
does take place in your life.
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