Racism devowers America! In Zenit from Rome, JUNE 03, 2020. Addresses ‘Friends’ in United States of America.
It looks Racism is most discussed today than Coronavirus. What is its equivalent in India? It is Caste system! It has only 4 rungs, but its equivalent in Churches have hundreds more! From the last laity rung to Pope, count them!
Pope Francis is an exception par excellence! Listen to what Elton John said: “Want to see humility personified? Look at Pope Francis! Want to see vanity glorified? Look at Catholic bishops dressed up in public parades like brides on wedding day. Hence the description of Francis: “Miracle of humility in an era of Vanity!”
Medieval Equation Insult!
Today Church men’s credibility lies in tatters: Medieval equation meant: “Obedience to God equals obedience to the church equals obedience to the pope.” This only added insult to injury and made it all the more nauseating and repelling.
What needs to change? Clerical garb needs to change, clerical appellations need to change, clerical talk need to change, clerical behaviour need to change, clerical attitude need to change, clerical authority structures need to change to make them on a par with the way Jesus performed.
When all changes are made what remains? A BIG ZERO! Think of ‘Syromalabar becoming Zero! For the ‘so-called Christians’ one thing alone is left to do; to perform as JESUS did. He never became even a Christian, wrote nothing – an illiterate – built no churches or temples,
Perform as Jesus did!
“He told the Samariton woman to worship not on that mountain or this, that temple or this, but in Spirit and Truth silently in the cave of one’s heart. That is why Coronavirus is a heaven sent blessing to wipe out all ‘Bla-bla’ shouting worship or ‘OPIUM’ (Karl Marx) in their liquor shops called churches to make quick money!
So listen all to Francis and wipe out ‘Racism & Casteism’ killing more than Corona. Let not Pynarai government succumb to the religious politics of churches to open their shops and sell their opium to unthining poor to gain votes for the ruling Kerala Party. james kottoor, editor ccv.
Listen below to Francis pleading!
“Today, I join the Church in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, and in the entire United States, in praying for the repose of the soul of George Floyd and of all those others who have lost their lives as a result of the sin of racism.”
Pope Francis expressed this addressing American faithful during his General Audience, this Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in his papal library, in the midst of the pandemic of coronavirus worldwide, as he focused on prayer.
“Dear brothers and sisters in the United States,” he began, “I have witnessed with great concern the disturbing social unrest in your nation in these past days, following the tragic death of Mr George Floyd.”
“My friends,” the Pope said, “we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life. At the same time, we have to recognize that “the violence of recent nights is self-destructive and self-defeating. Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost”.
Today, the Pope said he joins the Church in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, and in the entire United States, in praying for the repose of the soul of George Floyd and of all those others who have lost their lives “as a result of the sin of racism.”
“Let us pray,” the Pontiff exhorted, “for the consolation of their grieving families and friends and let us implore the national reconciliation and peace for which we yearn.
The Argentinian Pontiff then prayed that Our Lady of Guadalupe, “Mother of America intercede for all those who work for peace and justice in your land and throughout the world.”
“May God bless all of you and your families,” he said.The Pope also sent this tweet: “We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form. At the same time, we have to recognize that violence is self-destructive and self-defeating. Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost. Let us pray for reconciliation and peace.”
Recently, Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, head of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, a top papal advisor, sent a May 30 tweet.
‘In areas of violence in the USA, I plead with, indeed, pray all pastors & religious leaders of communities to call their faithful to calm this Sunday. The death of Floyd is disgracefully inhuman & sad enough. Let us not add to it, making it & memory of Floyd ugly with violence,’ he said.
Pope Francis recently began a new series of catecheses on prayer, this week specifically on the prayer of Abraham.
“May we learn from Abraham’s example,” he said, “how to pray with faith: to listen, to journey, to converse and even argue with God, but always prepared to welcome the word and put it into practice.