As you all know, CCRI’ntl, an association of Church Reformers based in Nevada, USA, had been continuously trying to establish practical dialogue between the Bishops and the lay citizens in the Church, as the Pope himself has suggested. It is the only way to start melting the growing ice bergs in between the parties. During the special Synod held recently in Rome, they could successfully interact with many of them and their suggestions were also discussed.
It is a sad thing to note that India is not appropriately represented in CCRI’ntl as a country and CCRI’ntl is not able to effectively bring our long neglected or covered up problems to the surface. As far as we know, we have the following as members from India - Dr. James Kottor and Joseph Mattappally, from Kerala, Chotebhai, from Kanpur, John Deyal, Delhi, Girija Valla, a theologian, and Dr. Ivan Fernandes. What CCRI’ntl is looking out for is a common platform of reformists which is capable of representing India and cares to summarize our demands. We request all earnest Church citizens in India to think on that and come up with practical suggestions. Your ideas are welcome and we hope that somebody will come forward to help establish a consortium of authorized Church Reform Groups in India.
CCR I’ntl has informed us that Cardinal Gracious has responded to their call and has expressed his willingness for a vertical dialogue. Individual attempts in India also could make some results. Almayasabdam invites Catholic Church Citizens in India to write on the points we need to discuss in upcoming dialogues. We will be publishing them and hope that CCRI’ntl representatives from India will care to brief it to CCRI’ntl accordingly. Please publish your comments in almayasabdam comments boxes or write to firstname.lastname@example.org