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Please also pray
« on: May 12, 2018, 03:08:23 AM »
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  • Delhi archdiocese to launch prayer campaign for nation 
    Published on: 10:02 am, May 11, 2018 by: mattersindia.com
    Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi

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    By Jose Kavi
    New Delhi: The Archdiocese of Delhi will launch a prayer and fast campaign for India and its leaders as the country gets closer to general elections.
    “We are witnessing a turbulent political atmosphere which poses a threat to the democratic principles enshrined in our Constitution and the secular fabric of our nation,” says a letter from Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi addressed to all parish priests and religious institutions in the archdiocese.
    The letter dated May 8 is to be read during Masses throughout the archdiocese on Sunday, May 13.
    Archbishop Couto says praying for the country and it political leaders all the time has been a “hallowed practice” of the archdiocese. It is all the more necessary “when we approach the General Elections,” the prelate adds.
    The current coalition government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party will complete its five-year term in May 2019.
    “As we look forward towards 2019 when we will have a new government let us begin a prayer campaign for our country from May 13, the anniversary of the Apparition of the Blessed Mother,” the archbishop appeals to his people. He wants them to consecrate themselves and the country to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
    The campaign comprises observing a day fast and conducting an hour of adoration on every Friday for a year. The letter urges the faithful to forgo one meal on Fridays and offer penance and sacrifices for “our spiritual renewal and that of our nation.”
    The archbishop has also prepared a prayer for the nation to be recited during the adoration.
    The prayer seeks God’s grace to always uphold in highest esteem “the dreams of our founding fathers and the values of our Constitution – equality, liberty and fraternity.”
    It wants people all castes and creeds, all denominations and persuasions to live in harmony and peace steering away from hatred and violence.
    “Protect our legislatures as places of discerning minds. Raise our judiciary as the hallmark of integrity, prudence and justice. Keep our print, visual and social media as the channels of truth for edifying discourse. Protect our institutions from the infiltration of the evil forces.”
    The prayer also seeks livelihood for the poor and empowerment of dalit, tribal and marginalized communities to enter mainstream nation building.

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    Re: Please also pray
    « Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 04:42:05 AM »
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    Re: Please also pray
    « Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 10:01:02 AM »
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  • The campaign comprises observing a day fast and conducting an hour of adoration on every Friday for a year. The letter urges the faithful to forgo one meal on Fridays and offer penance and sacrifices for “our spiritual renewal and that of our nation.”
    The archbishop has also prepared a prayer for the nation to be recited during the adoration.
    The prayer seeks God’s grace to always uphold in highest esteem “the dreams of our founding fathers and the values of our Constitution – equality, liberty and fraternity.”
    It wants people all castes and creeds, all denominations and persuasions to live in harmony and peace steering away from hatred and violence.
    “Protect our legislatures as places of discerning minds. Raise our judiciary as the hallmark of integrity, prudence and justice. Keep our print, visual and social media as the channels of truth for edifying discourse. Protect our institutions from the infiltration of the evil forces.”
    The prayer also seeks livelihood for the poor and empowerment of dalit, tribal and marginalized communities to enter mainstream nation building.

    I think that the Archbishop of Delhi means well. However, given the various religious groups in India, I don't see how it's possible to live in peace and harmony, as is mentioned above. 

    Mohandas K. Gandhi found this out after he concluded his (supposedly) non-violent peace campaign for India's independence from England. Over one million Indians died due to his effort, because he wrongly thought that if people are given freedom, then they will naturally want to do the right thing (pretty much like the founding fathers of the U.S.). 

    "liberty, equality, and fraternity," as is also mentioned above, cannot really exist except in the truth of the Catholic faith being the only true faith. But unfortunately, religious liberty doesn't allow for Catholicism to be the One True Faith. All of the other faiths are given due recognition as being equal. 

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    Re: Please also pray
    « Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 11:28:07 AM »
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  • I think that the Archbishop of Delhi means well. However, given the various religious groups in India, I don't see how it's possible to live in peace and harmony, as is mentioned above.

    Mohandas K. Gandhi found this out after he concluded his (supposedly) non-violent peace campaign for India's independence from England. Over one million Indians died due to his effort, because he wrongly thought that if people are given freedom, then they will naturally want to do the right thing (pretty much like the founding fathers of the U.S.).

    "liberty, equality, and fraternity," as is also mentioned above, cannot really exist except in the truth of the Catholic faith being the only true faith. But unfortunately, religious liberty doesn't allow for Catholicism to be the One True Faith. All of the other faiths are given due recognition as being equal.
    He is walking on a tightrope. Please pray, Meg.

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    Re: Please also pray
    « Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 12:03:29 PM »
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  • The Archdiocese of Delhi will launch a prayer and fast campaign for India and its leaders as the country gets closer to general elections.
    “We are witnessing a turbulent political atmosphere which poses a threat to the democratic principles enshrined in our Constitution and the secular fabric of our nation,” says a letter from Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi

    Prayer to maintain democracy and the separation of Church and state? Ugh.


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    The archbishop has also prepared a prayer for the nation to be recited during the adoration.
    The prayer seeks God’s grace to always uphold in highest esteem “the dreams of our founding fathers and the values of our Constitution – equality, liberty and fraternity.”

    The Archdiocese of Delhi does not have the Catholic faith. What Catholic seeks to fulfill the aims of the French Revolution?



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    It wants people all castes and creeds, all denominations and persuasions to live in harmony and peace steering away from hatred and violence.

    Interesting, that the letter urges prayers for "spiritual renewal" of the nation rather than conversion.



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    “Protect our legislatures as places of discerning minds. Raise our judiciary as the hallmark of integrity, prudence and justice. Keep our print, visual and social media as the channels of truth for edifying discourse. Protect our institutions from the infiltration of the evil forces.”

    I have an inkling that the values held by India's founding fathers and transposed into the nation's constitution are themselves a force for evil.



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    The prayer also seeks livelihood for the poor and empowerment of dalit, tribal and marginalized communities to enter mainstream nation building.


    Nothing about conversion? Pamper the body, and kill the soul, what blindness.
    2 Corinthians 4:3-4

    And if our gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost, In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them.


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    Re: Please also pray
    « Reply #5 on: May 12, 2018, 12:51:04 PM »
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  • He is walking on a tightrope. Please pray, Meg.

    Okay, I'll offer prayers.

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    Re: Please also pray
    « Reply #6 on: May 12, 2018, 05:08:38 PM »
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    Re: Please also pray
    « Reply #7 on: May 22, 2018, 09:29:51 PM »
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  • The Archbishop has been attacked in various sections of his country's media for making this call for prayers. 


     

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