The Burning Problems Of Delhi !
"Is the Church's defence of human rights authentic and credible if it fails to recognize human rights in its own organizational life?"- Baum, "Catholic Foundation of Human Rights,"
The entire economy of the SyroMalabar Church was contributed by both the laity and the religious communities from the beginning of its establishment in Kerala.
The members of this catholic community who shared the wealth of the church have been active, talented and creative individuals. Unfortunately today they live as an oppressed lot in fear with no rights in the church.They have been treated as captives in a "show case spirituality" by the high priests who do not unfold the vision of Jesus or his teachings even as they pursue a princely style of life. This is the present condition of the laity and the religious communities in the Syro Malabar Church. The recent incidents such as the cases of the Njarakkal Nuns, Thalore Parish, and the rite issue of Delhi have proved that hierarchical and structural oppression of the laity and religious communities can develop into ticking bombs.