Monday, January 27, 2014

Covering letter of the memoranda by KCRM to Pope Francis

Reg. No 152/10, Tharakunnel Bldg. Pala Kottayam, Kerala, India - 686575
K. George Joseph (Chairman)                                        K.K. Jose Kandathil (Secretary)
POPE FRANCIS,                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dear Pope Francis, our elder brother in Jesus Christ,
            First of all, please accept our hearty greetings to you for having been elected as the Supreme spiritual head of the Catholic Church.
           May we introduce ourselves:  We are office bearers of an organization called ‘Kerala Catholic Church Reformation Movement’ (KCRM), and we function among the Catholics in Kerala, since 1990. Our main objective is to be a forum of creative and constructive criticism based on the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ and to pave way for the necessary reformative changes in the Catholic Church. With this in view, we conduct workshops, public meetings, monthly seminars, etc. for the conscientization of Catholic faithful in Kerala. For this purpose, we also utilize a blog named ‘Almayasabdam’ (voice of the laity) ( and publish a monthly named ‘Sathyajwala’ (The Flame of Truth).
          We admire you as a person of love and simplicity. Your assumption to the seat of Peter has given rise to a wave of profound hope all over the world.           Your humane ways in relating with common man, your pronouncements and actions -all these have thrown a new light of hope in the midst of darkness that prevails in the Church and the whole world.
          We too share this divine hope of establishing Christian values in the Church and hence we take courage to place before you the attached memoranda which point to certain changes that we feel as urgently needed in our Church. These memoranda had been discussed and passed in the General Body meetings of KCRM held on 25th May and 27th Jul. 2013, at Toms Chamber Hall in Pala, Kerala, India.
        With the hope that you would look into the matters we have raised in the attached memoranda and act upon them.
We remain,
In the Union of Jesus’ Love
K. George Joseph (Chairman, KCRM)         K.K. Jose Kandathil (Secretary, KCRM)
Ph. No: 9496313963                                                                    Ph. No. 8547573730
There are 6 attachments:   
1. Memorandum on Redeeming the Apostolic Tradition of the Church
2. Memorandum on Redeeming the Apostolic Traditions of the Kerala Church
3. Memorandum on the Rehabilitation Policy for Priests/Nuns who would like to leave their present vocation
4. Memorandum on the Age limit of Recruitment to Priesthood and Nunhood
5. Memorandum on Regarding the Rule of Celibacy for Priests/Nuns 
The memoranda will be published in this blog one by one in the coming days.

1 comment:

  1. For your consideration:

    Ordination of Women in the Sacramental Churches


    A sacrament is an outward and visible sign of an inward and invisible grace. In the sacramental churches, the main obstacle to the ordination of women is the idea that the masculinity of Jesus requires the priest to resemble him as a male. But this is a fallacy which is rooted in the patriarchal norm of the father as head of the family and not on divine revelation. "This is my body." What matters for the sacramental economy, and for the priest to be a visible sign of the acting presence of Christ, is not that Jesus is male but that in him the eternal Word assumed human nature in a human body, and "became flesh." Therefore, the necessary and sufficient condition for outward resemblance is the human body, whether male or female. The advent of women priests and bishops is also required to make the church hierarchy a complete image of Jesus Christ as a divine person who abides in the Trinity. All the sacraments are nuptial, and none was instituted by Christ to be gender-exclusive.