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Being Ordained Without Training Unacceptable: Bishops' Council on 'Rev Mallya'

Being Ordained Without Training Unacceptable: Bishops' Council on 'Rev Mallya'

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Bangalore, Jun 26: On behalf of the Karnataka Region Catholic Bishops' Council, Fr Ronnie Prabhu has issued a media release in the wake of the announcement by Sidhartha Mallya, son of liquor baron Vijay Mallya, that he has been certified an ordained priest by the Universal Life Church.

The release states:

"The announcement by Sidhartha Vijay Mallya that he is now Rev Mallya has caught the attention of the worldwide media.

This implies that according to the media he has become a member of the Universal Life Church and has been ordained a minister in that organization.

The Catholic Church rejoices when anyone from the depths of his heart accepts Jesus Christ in faith and is committed to live by the values that Jesus taught. If becoming a member of the Universal Life Church implies this we are happy about it.

For the Catholic Church, ‘being ordained a minister’ without any meaningful formal training, without a deep study of the Scriptures and traditions of Christianity is unacceptable since an ordained minister is expected to live an exemplary life worthy of his calling, as the community seeks from him guidance and invocation of prayerful blessings from God on them.

The Church was founded by Jesus Christ two thousand years ago and has a history and its tradition. New groups originating in our times calling themselves by the same title “Church’ can be very misleading.

 

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  • Roy Alex, Nagpur

    Mon, Sep 24 2012

    Jesus came to this world and given His life to save all sinners.If anyone admits that he\she is a sinner and ask for forgiveness.They should commit to live by the values that Jesus taught.

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  • ganesh , Bangalore

    Tue, Jul 24 2012

    sorry we are using panchanga :-)

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  • Ashok prabhu, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 20 2012

    Priest and pastor are two different terms used by 2 different divisions of Christianity.the Catholics refer to their spiritual guides as priests who are ordained after 9-14 years of study. A pastor is self proclaimed and only few attend bible colleges and are ordained.today pastors are a dime a dozen with anyone with a bible under his/ her arm claiming to be a pastor not even truly knowing WHO wrote the 1 st gospel....Ashok

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  • Kenny, Mangalore/Canada

    Thu, Jun 28 2012

    It costs only $ 10 to get the certificate that Mr Mallya got.

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  • peter, navi mumbai / Dubai

    Thu, Jun 28 2012

    Fools Paradise is not far off, It is nearby....!

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  • Rev. B.Good, USA

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Rev. Mallya was ordained by the original Universal Life Church in California USA. He is an ordained Minister not a priest. Most "churches" such as the Catholic Church require that priests study to learn their churches doctrine while we at the Universal Life Church believe you are free to choose your own doctrine and method of worship. You are free to believe and worship like a Catholic, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh or none of the above. We ordain all those that ask free of any monetary cost. See our website at http://ulcihq.org

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  • Societal Web, Bejai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    The information on the website has nothing in common, it has nothing that makes sense or convincing, not even a remote resemblance to anything that is of the Catholic church I have known as a Catholic since I was born - in its likeness - in material or substance.

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  • Neville Fernandez, Mangalore/Antigua

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    I do not understand why the catholic church has to issue a statement regarding an "ordination" by another church.

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  • A. S. Mathew, U.S.A.

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    While Peter and his associates tried very hard that night to catch the fishes, they caught nothing. JESUS came to that location and asked Peter to make use of the boat as a podium for a few hours Peter was greatly delighted to loan the boat while going through a mental disappointment of "wasted night".
    After the teaching season was over with, JESUS told Peter to cast the net to one specific location, and they got the biggest catch of their lifetime. JESUS told Peter and the rest to follow HIM and and totally changed them as "fishermen of men".

    Who made all these traditions down through the centuries? They are added in each century by the human beings. What kind of
    certificate of training those fishermen and tax collectors had,
    who did turn the world upside down? JESUS CHRIST is living today, HE can transform human beings-HE can give peace and joy that the world and the material things can't offer. HE LOVES THE WHOLE HUMANITY AND DIED FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD.

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  • Raj Shetty, Jed / Mlore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Hi Cynthia
    Please do your homework, properly!!! It was copied one.

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  • R.Bhandarkar., M

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Jesus Christ, the enlightened soul, did not preach 'Christianity'or any relegion, he preached 'humanity' which is difficult even now for most to swallow. The 'Church' followed Christ, that's about it. To limit enlightened souls like Christ, Krishna,the learned Prophet to founders of 'religions' is the worst possible crime ever, repeated time and again by mankind.Do not try to 'decipher'their sayings to suit your needs, there are very simple .It's not their fault if we find it 'difficult' to understand!

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Dear Vivek Pais, I recommend your comment since it is proved 100% right now a day. Dear Jossey Saldanha, first time you made very sensible comment. Best business now a day and you can file case against whomever you want like Swami Nithyanand. Any how we enjoyed few days in the name of Nithyanand or Mallya. God only knows how many will come up that also in Karnataka only

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Dinesh Poojary,Kundapura/Bengaluru.
    I don't want to become a catholic priest because they take 11 years of teachings plus screening and in your community any joker cannot come a priest. I want to become like Siddharth Mallya / Swamy Nityanand and enjoy .... ..........

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  • kiran, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    jessy seldhana ..by showing nityanada as example ..you aksed any harry dicky can become swami?
    now you may be realised any dicky harry can be church fahter...

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  • alban lewis, Kallianpur/bangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Oh what a debate all have created here un-necessarily - actually all of you are giving undue importance to Siddharth . One could have talked about him if he had done some public social service. Why you are falling for this. He wanted publicity and you all gave that him more than required.

    Just forget and let it go.  We need not tell what this church or that church is all about. Now it is so easy to browse here and find out for themselves if they want to find out anything. RIGHT?

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  • gilbert, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    i pray god that one day Sidhartha became good follower of Christ, because all thinks are possible for God.. and the good News JESUS L o v e s Siners

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  • Arjun Neil Menezes, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    when i went to become a priest, they chased me off saying i needed to learn kindness......now wat is tis?? ???

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  • Olga B Noronha, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Fr Ronnie Prabhu you have clearly spelled out the sanctity of the ordination to the priesthood in the Catholic Church. It comes as a shock to read that Sidhartha Vjay Mallya has been ordained a minister of the Universal Life Church. We Catholics do not wish that a mockery be made of the priesthood.

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  • VIVEK PAIS, Kadri

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Sachidanand Shetty there is a lot of difference between converting to Christianity and becoming a priest.
    A person needs to practice Christianity almost 10-14 years to become a priest. There is only one GOD now a days and 99% of the persons on this planet worship it ie MONEY. Going to church, temples and Mosque and offering prayers is all Lip Service and nothing else.

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  • Aadil Khan, Kasaragod, Saudi Arabia

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Strange to know Siddarth Mallya has been certified an ordained priest by the Universal Life Church.

    As far as my knowledge goes, one should be first of all knowledgeable of the religion for which he/she should read and understand bible. He should then, most importantly, bring faith in the Christianity and paractise the faith. Without all these religious rituals, how can he be a priest?

    Further, the few reasons for the downfall of UB group and KF airlines could be the flamboyant lifestyle of both father and son, like 18 cr worth apartment gift for Deepika (according to media)by Siddarth and urge of Sr. Mallya for the pretty and young models under the guise of KF calendars. He remembers God only when he wants to win IPL or surge from the KF debts. Anyway, I wish good luck to the airline company because thousands of people have their shares in it out their hard earned money.

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  • anoop, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    BTW, where's Ram sena, Bajrang dal now? Why don't you stop him? Not your cup of tea? You can only to harass the powerless poor people???

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  • Fredrick Castelino, Udyavara

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    It is well and good if junior Mallya has accepted the christianity from the bottom of the heart by understanding the contents of the Holy Bible and leading a life according to the Bible. But if he is converted to christianity for his selfish reasons, it is not good.

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  • Ramesh, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    The president UCL and others Jesus created the one and only Catholic church rest are all denominations by different laity or preist so no significance. And the Ucl guidelines say their members can believe in any religion so where does church have any meaning? kindly refer to it as Ureligion.and we dont need to be priests to proclaim Christ, yes we need to be priest for handling the Tabernacle. in olden days lay men used to do baptism , i had a grand uncle who used to do this.

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  • nirmal, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Br, Micheal or Fr. Micheal has no sense in explanation. If is real ordained priest and undergone is real training he would not express his feeling. This man must be frustrated with his community and joined this new group and trying to mislead the flock. There were many groups have risen and perished. because there were proper training and firm foundation.

    There may be now new institutions created by this groups to obtain the diploma and graduation certificated issued for the ordinations, which is baseless. Mr./REv.Sidarth Mally has no back groud of the basic needs of the priesthood. He is the liquor barron. Probably he will do his publicity of liquor brands. Whoever baptised by his liquor his surname will be the liquor brand.Over the church in the early days there were many stormes were hit and tried to collapse, but it is stands still with It's faith. And still the various types of winds will blow from various directions. God bless the flock and lead to proper direction.

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  • Don, Dubai/Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Dear those who follow jesus, each and every one know what is the meaning of priest and how many years does it take to be a priest so just be cool and calm. praise the lord.

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  • Vinaya John, Mangalore/Bahrain

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Jesus will never ask whether a person is pastor or a layman. What is most important is his relationship with Jesus. WIth the knowledge of Bible, by now, he must b knowing that he cant make joke out of it. If he does he has to pay heavy price for it from generation to generation..

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  • Societal Web, Bejai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    So - between the two, who will tell us which Universal Life Church ordained this guy - the real ULC? or the fake ULC?

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  • Cynthia, Moodbidri, Canada

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Rakesh shetty, mangalore
    FYI Christianity rules the world. the small example is the calender, which ur following now worldwide, is prepared by catholic pope, my dear...

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  • Dolphy D'Souza, Roasrio, Cathedral, Pandesswar.

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Dear, Rev.Fr. Ronnie Prabhu, I highly appreciate your timely clarification on the issue of priesthood with regard to Catholic Church's official stand.You have given a clear and authentic message to public at large.

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  • Shaleen, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    vincy, bangkok

    Inturn even we have paid them so much wealth, so that they and their many generations can enjoy. The looters...



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  • cynthia, Moodbidri, Canada

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    @dinesh,
    people like u cannot change christianity..it has seen so many up & downs in the past, christianity build on strong grounds.... so we dont worry with child like you, still it's a largest religion in the WORLD. keep commenting though... we like to laugh ..

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  • Tony Pinto, Mumbai - Dubai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    “The Church or certificates are not a symbol of power but service, and democratic laws must be apply to it equally…Their should be a conference to debate the matter of bringing Church properties under each state laws.Church properties in Goa are governed by laws enacted during Portuguese regime but the same laws have long since been repealed in Portugal.Hindu temples are governed by laws specifically enacted for each trust and their accounts are subject to judicial review. The Sikhs, one of the smallest religious groups in the country, have the Sikh Gurudwara Act. Muslim trust properties comes under the Wakf Act.Almost all other religions in India have laws enacted to administer their properties they why not us to stop this type of self governing in church's should be stopped.

    If their would be law Jr. Mallya would not have succeeded in getting this certificate from CHRUCH.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    I don't think Sidharth Mallya should be taken seriously.

    I feel that the father has showered his son with so much money that the lad does know the value of it nor does he know how difficult it is to earn a rupee.

    Any son would have stayed with the business of his father and nurtured it / found out solution to problems its having. Not jumped ship !

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  • Dr S kamath , Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Dear Oliver, Bangalore I am sorry If I have heart you by my Comments .I Respect and Pray Jesus Christ same as Shri Krishna God .I always feel Jesus Christ is with me and Protects me and I try to practise His preachings in my day to day Life .But I totally deny that Jesus Christ is only for you and only for a small section of Christians .He is a Saviour of Mankind .He is God for everybody even for those who dont Pray him .A fathers ( Jesus Christ I meant here) is not any less for those kids who call him Pa or some Kids who Call him Papa or some Kids who call him Daddy .Father is a Father his Love flows uniformly for everybody .There is nothing wrong in calling somebody as Rev .It simply means Respected

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  • jerome, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Dear Nithin, Udyavar/Muscat

    You have said it almost truthfully... however, the bible also speaks of IMPOSTERS coming into the world...

    We do not know... what exactly this is...!!!

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Prabhu, the surname itself is questionable, whether he is a Christian by birth or converted and born again? If Prabhu can become Fr then why not Mallya. After all both are from same community in origin. Its’ also shows how biased Christian Priests are. They welcome people from any community to get converted to Christianity but not as Priest. Same thing happened during British Raaj too they converted many Indians to Christianity but not as Catholics

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  • Jenna, Bithul/USA

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    This is to Mr.Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bangalore: If human beings like you worship animals like cows, then it's not a big issue becoming a priest to human beings.

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  • Jayesh Raval, Damaskatte-Baiitha Mane/Rajkot

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Let Junior Mallya introduce one more sub-division within christanity. Already in Kerala exists more than hundred sub-divisions amongst christanity. No body knows who whom's belong. If Father belong to Roman - Wife follows - Penta Coast - Elder son - following syrian orthodax - daughter following - maronite.

    Nigala Onjee Vichitra Kutamba.

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  • Oliver, Bangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    N. Frank, India/Ksa, This is kind of statement from Catholic board is need of an hour. Even in Catholic there are innocent and uneducated people. They should be aware the different groups within community. And even Hindus and Muslims should know this. For the best example just read comments from Mahendra Shetty and Dinesh Poojari, Dr. S.Kamath in the list. There are more than 50% population in K'taka.

    Now again, I am denying or supporting Universal Church or Mr. Junior Mallya here. Its none of my business. But ONE CAN NOT CONVERT TO CATHOLIC or PRIEST in our community. And THERE IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CATHOLICS and OTHER GROUPS. These 2 messages are very important to spread.

    Calvin, Surathkal/USA, I feel we need not increase counts just because we have threat from few groups. Jesus Christ is with us. that's enough.

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  • SHETTY, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Junior Mallya how much money you got for this....I think now there will be no problem for kingfisher Airlines........

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  • Ramesh, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Mr Dinesh, Mr Joseey is a Christian , so he is also a preist in the senses each one of us are preaches Jesus has given us the right. But u never know u may end up like Jn mallya.so dont make fun. u always say when u point fingers at others many also point at u.

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  • Dr S kamath , Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    I Totally agree with N. Frank, India/Ksa.Universal Life Church is a Legally accepted Church in California USA .They dont take any money to appoint anybody as Minister .

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  • vincy, bangkok

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Mahendra shetty, mumbai,Mangalore Wednesday,, you comment so many things in one line. Time only reveal the meaning of the so called ordained priest Mallya.Do not compare this Malya to Nithyandanda or jailed shankaracharya for the murder of his accountant.This world has millions of Christians and they never comment on the other religion. The Christians from outside the country contributed so much to the development of this country and because they made schools and colleges today you and me read and write comments on this website.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    No surprise if Jossey becomes priest tomorrow.. ROTFL :-)

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  • MASTER, BELMAN

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    MAY BE ANY ONE OUR UNIVERSITY LIKE......... ISSUE THIS CERTIFICATE. PAISA FEKHO ......... HAHAHAHAHA

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  • John DSouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    No one is the visa holders to heaven. Only our good deeds and acceptable life to God, is eligible.
    Our Lord has ordered us to be the salt of the earth and light of the world and not to judge others.
    He only knows the hearts of his creatures and he is very glad to find the lost sheep.
    All are invited for the dinner but attendees will be the strangers.

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  • praveen D Silva, Mangalore/ Kuwait

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Dear readers, I guess these days faith of many people has become vanity, people misleading others in the name of one God,I too read the Bible and Love Jesus.His teachings are mind opener.Bible never talks about any religion as a link to God.As history is divided in the name of Jesus like B.C AND A.D. i think Jesus and his Power and Love shown to the mankind still rules our hearts. Sure indeed Jesus is the only son of God who came for love and Died on the cross to take our punishment.And in him is salvation of Mankind and there is no one beside him who can give us peace and Heaven after we die if we simply believe in Jesus.

    As per Mallya. I guess he is fooling around with spirit of God andMay be in coming days we will know his Destiny for Blaspheme.Sometime people learn sad and heavy lessons by looking at others mistakes. So just wait and watch.Let God do his work

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  • Rakesh shetty, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012


    @ RAVE PARTY MALLYA, YOU WILL GET EASY CHANCE IN CONGI TEAM.

    YOUR ELIGIBILITY SUITES FOR THEIR REQUIREMENTS. JAI HO.

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  • joe D' silva, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    One should not be surprised if our dear Nagesh Mam, dinesh poojary, and shetty say that this is the act of Italian led.... or hands of congress is behind this.

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  • Haridev, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Have a heart. Sid is called to do Lord's work. Lets support him. I for one admire his courage, commitment, and mission. May God love and bless him to do HIS work with all his might. Congratulations Sid!

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  • Blaan Mendonca, USA

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Sidhartha Mallya, son of liquor baron Vijay Mallya, I would suggest you to continue the work of Saint Mother Teresa. Let us eliminate the poverty of love in India and make a comfortable place for each and every one to live. Human touch is greater and important than anything in this world. Declaring and Publishing does not help in following Jesus Christ. Jesus is a Servant Leader,a healer who sacrificed for all of us. Nobody in this world has the strength and ability to say "Forgive them,They Know not What they do".

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Now a day money is ruling everyone. no matter which religion you are. It hurts to its strongly followers Hindus or christians. In some of the western countries churches running out of money for maintanance. One good example is Australia They use church only for marriage and other ceremonies. They will be very happy if some one sponsoring them or renting their place. There is a Saibaba temple in melbourne which use to be a church and prayer hall for so called christians. They sold it because they couldn't maintain it. It was bought by hindus and made it has temple. Aussies don't care about religion. Only Indians do that and fight among themselves. It's big shame to our cour country. No wonder why people like nithyananda become saints.

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  • mmdmello, toronto

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Sidhartha Mallya, son of liquor baron Vijay Mallya, that he has been certified an ordained priest by the Universal Life Church.
    So what is with you, the other denominations of Chirstianity? Siddarth did not say he is a Catholic Priest. Something is better than nothing.

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  • Jossie Mascarenhas, Bajpe / Dubai

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Dear Fr. Ronnie Prabhu, are you using diplomacy here ? Your statement has created a bit of unnecessary confusion. I wish you had put it in simple words clarifying to the laymen like me that Mr. Mallya does not belong to Catholic faith. Why did you have to rejoice about this news since we do not know that Universal Life Church follows Jesus’ teachings 100%. And we also do not know if he (Mr. Mallya) has accepted Jesus Christ in faith from the depths of his heart. The statement should have been worded like this:

    “The Karnataka Region Catholic Bishops' Council wishes to make it clear to the whole world that Mr. Sidhartha Mallya has not been ordained as minister by the Catholic Church. His announcement of becoming a certified priest has nothing to do with the Catholic Church.

    Further, for the Catholic Church, ‘being ordained a minister’ without any meaningful formal training, without a deep study of the Scriptures and traditions of Christianity is unacceptable which Mr. Mallya has not gone through.

    We understand there are many organization names with the ‘Church’ attached to them. But none of them is Catholic except the Catholic Church headed by The Karnataka Region Catholic Bishops' Council regionally and by the Pope Benedict globally”

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  • Ashok Fernandes, Mangalore / Kuwait

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Moral of the story is 'what goes up has to come down' Just wait and watch for the Holy Spirit's plans.

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mangalore/USA

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Mr.Mallya, looks like you are just got out from mother's milk,you are still BABE..so, it is obious that you do "Baby Talks".

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  • N. Frank, India/Ksa

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Why the catholic church and the catholic's are so upset, and give public statements against Rev Mallya, if the Universal church has ordained him as a minister.

    In fact we should be happy about it, and help him to become a good minister.

    Instead of making nonsensicle public statements against Rev. Mallya, the concerned catholic leadership should have taken up the matter directly with Universal Life Church, and asked them to nullify the appoint of Rev Mallya as a ordained priest, if according to the catholics his ordination was unacceptable, or unlawful.

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  • Alfred D'Costa, Mangalore, Dubai UAE

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    What does he mean is he a Priest?

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  • Calvin, Surathkal/USA

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Ok. I checked out this church on wikipedia. It is not a "church" let alone a Christian one. It is about a universal organization that anyone can join and obtain the rights to be ministers to conduct marriages. It has nothing to do with Christianity. So we can all relax.

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  • mahendra shetty, mumbai,Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    THIS IS THE SLAP ON THE FACE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO IS SITTING OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY AND COMMENTING OTHER RELIGION.....THEY MADE LOT OF FUN OF HINDU COMMUNITY, NOW IN THE CHURCH SIDDARTH WILL PREACH THE EFFECT OF UB....ESPECIALL MC SIGNATURE RC STAG ETC.......PRIESTJI IS THERE ANY CHANCE OF BEER PRICE COMING DOWN?

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  • Ruben H, Australia

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    Dear Fr Ronnie,
    your statement was to the point and without any prejudice. it has been your hallmark for a long time right from Fathima retreat house days. may you live long in the grace of god and be around to spiritually guide us. Mallaya junior is still very much a junior and I am sure will mature with age, as he needs gods grace badly to salvage his sinking ship.

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  • Nithin, Udyawar/Muscat

    Wed, Jun 27 2012

    I don't know why are all people creating a scene about this. It looks like the people who have commented here have never read the bible. In every part of the bible God chose the most unexpected and unusual people for his work. Peter was a fisherman, Paul was a soldier, Luke was a doctor, Mary of Magdalene was a prostitute. What Jesus wants to show us is that he can choose anyone for his work who so ever is willing to work for him. It doesn't matter about our past or background... God can choose any to serve him. We have to be happy that one man is saved than to make ridiculous comments here. We have to pray that more of youngsters give their life to Christ and serve him.

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  • Ismail Shaikh, Moodbidri/Dubai

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    How come a hindu become a priest of a church unless have deep knowledge in christianity Let him convert into Christian and read & understand bible thoroughly then go for training to fulfil his dreams

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    Joker!! I do think Deepika has abandoned him already!! Fathers money!!

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  • Tony Francis, Udupi

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    If all these "Lallu/Panju become priests without studying the christianity, what will be the fate of our original Priests?! Why our highly-educated religious leaders dont comment on this issue?

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  • vnayak, mangalore/switzerland

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    Why this fuss? As I understand,this sect has nothing to do with Christianity or any other religion.Their goal is to attract a lot of rich people and make a lot of money just as the "church" of scientology does. Every country has crooks which exploit rich people who are easy targets, in the name of some religion of their own.

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  • vickymangalore/israel,

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    Oh! big drama....?

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    @Geoffray,Hat hill
    No,his blood is full of SPIRITuality!!!ha..haa..

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  • Kiran, Mangalore/ Bangalore

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    Rightly Said, Fr. Prabhu. I think people need to be educated about the difference between Roman Catholic Church and the other (thousands of them) churches. The roman chatholics being the most visible christians in Karnataka, bear the brunt because of the misdeeds of the other (so called) churches.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    Blame it all on Deepika Padukone. First Yuvraj got Cancer. Next you became bankrupt and now you want to become a self appointed priest like Swamy Nityanand..........

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    No srprise, SPIRITuality runs in his blood.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    It is really a heavy kick..Even I never had so much kick when I consumed Mallya's Beer.Hope Jr.Mallya knows the meaning of Priest which requires lot of courage,patience,sacrifice.I support Bishop Council's verdict on Rev Mallya...

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    Siddharth Mallya's new venture and there by becoming 'Rev' may be an attempt to lift the UB groups King Fisher Airlines(KFAfrom red and make it viable.

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  • JDS, Mangalore / Kuwait

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    ...... two thousand TWELVE years ago ???

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  • Albert D'Souza , Udupi

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    We all know the saying - Stars don't stumble down because dogs bark at them. Dear Rev. Mallya your father remembered God only when his liquor empire collapsed on him and only at that time he remebered God and came begging to Kollur temple for heavenly intervention. What a pity, his son has become a self ordained priest. Atleast now can we expect a miracle from so called Rev. Mallya to save his dad and his most famous Kingfisher from..........? God save the Rev. and Sr. Mallya.

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  • Praveen, udupi

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    MORE AND MORE PEOPLE WILL ACCEPT CHRISTIANITY FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF MR MALLYA.NAGESH WHAT YOU SAID IS RIGHT HINDUTVA IS UNDER REAL THREAT.

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  • Elias, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    Becoming a priest of ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH is not easy as buying an aircraft or acquiring a commercial business license.

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    I don't think, the title Rev. or RT. Rev. make any person Holy or make any difference unless the person is committed to lead a selfless life for the society he is living in.

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  • Calvin, Surathkal/USA

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    My question is why we are creating divisions within ourselves when Christians have enough opponents already.

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  • Universal Life Church World Headquarters, USA

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    My name is Brother Michael, I am the President of The Universal Life Church World Headquarters http://www.ulcnetwork.com , I am an ordained Catholic Priest and have been appointed to the position of Bishop within the Catholic Church. It is at my discretion to ordain either as a Non-Denominational Minister or as a Catholic Priest. I assure you ordinations by us are every bit as valid and are faith based, no different than Pope Benedict 16th himself. It is not your place or any Bishop Council to look to pass judgment on the ordinations and/or validity thereof by any other other faith based Religious Organization. While there may be imposter Universal Life Churches, let us not forget who the Catholic Church derived its name from. Catholic comes from Universal, a Greek Adjective meaning katholikos. It is the first name of the Roman Church. Before sounding off and knocking others education, I suggest you do a little research.

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  • Flavia , Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    It may not be a surprise if Mr. Vijay Mallya may also very soon be consecrated as Rt.Rev. Dr. Vijay Mally from universal life church.

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  • tresa , Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 26 2012

    This is well said by Fr. Ronnie Prabhu. In Catholic Church there are certain procedures to become a priest, which should be strictly followed. Now a days there are many these kind of so-called Universal Churches around the world which are misleading the people about the catholic faith and the whole community gets effected. With these kind of statements,the non catholics who are unaware about the religion and how it works will have a wrong notion about Catholic Churches/religion.

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