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Bangalore: Kannada Activists Target Konkani Catholics Again at Sadbhavana


Bangalore: Kannada Activists Target Konkani Catholics Again at Sadbhavana

From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network - Bangalore

Bangalore, Dec 2:  For the second time in less than a month, the so called ``Kannada Catholics” made a futile bid to target Konkani Catholics of Bangalore and sought to frighten them to abandon their worship in their mother-tongue.  However, the Konkani Catholics peacefully and with great enthusiasm participated in the Holy Mass.

 If a group of about 20 to 25 so called ``Kannada Catholics” tried in vain to protest against the Sunday mass at the Saccidananda Provincialate of Capuchin Priests on November 18, about 25 to 30 activists, who included a few women and children, turned up at the neighbouring Sadbhavana Provincialate of Carmelite Priests this morning long after the Sunday Konkani Mass was over and shouted slogans, vulgar invectives and abuses from the roadside.

 Though the Kannada activists had threatened to come and protest in front of Sadbhavana at 10.30 am, they turned up only after 11.30 am obviously getting wind of the presence of large numbers of Konkani Catholics. Having come with banners against the Archbishop of Bangalore Most Rev Dr Bernard Moras and also a loud-speaker and sound system, the leaders of the activists shouted slogans and used vulgar language to abuse the Archbishop by standing on the footpath even as the general public and vehicle owners driving on the busy Dr Raj Kumar Road watched the ``tamasha.”

 The Kannada activists displayed banners against the Archbishop, who was termed anti-Kannada in one banner, while another said the Archbishop was ruling by ``eating the food of Kannadigas, living on their soil and drinking their water and causing injustice to Kannadigas” unmindful of the fact that the Archbishop has risen to his position by virtue of his priestly service, caliber, intelligence and abilities and hailing from coastal Dakshina Kannada, was very much a Kannadiga and is even quite proficient in the State language having studied the language from primary to secondary and even in his collegiate education.

 The Kannada activists shouted their slogans in front of the media and then dispersed quietly.

 With Raphael Raj of Akhila Karnataka Catholic Christara Kannada Sangha (AKCCKS) sending SMS messages asking people to assemble in ``big numbers” in front of Sadbhavana OCD chapel at 10.30 am ostensibly ``to stop the high handedness of OCD Clergy for offering mass in Konkani,” Konkani Catholics of Rajajinagar as well as from other parts of Bangalore had turned up for the mass, which normally begins every Sunday at 8 am and stayed on even after the mass was over in an hour awaiting the arrival of the Kannada activities.

 The message of Raphael Raj read: `` Dear Brethren, Kindly assemble by 10.30 am on this Sunday, the 2nd December 2012, in front Sadbhavana (OCD) Chapel, next St Theresa’s Hospital on Dr Raj Kumar Road, Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore, to stop the High Handedness of OCD Clergy offering mass in Konkani, for which the Archdiocese has not permitted. Kindly come in big Numbers. From Mr Raphael Raj, AKCCS (sic).”

 The Konkani Catholics, who got the text messages through their contacts, circulated the same among themselves and even used the same to inform Subramanyanagar Police Station, which is less than half a kilometer away, who had come at both Saccidanada and Sadbhavana since morning to provide necessary police protection.

 Both Saccidananda and Sadbhavana Provincialates are situated on the busy Dr Raj Kumar Road, next to St Theresa’s Hospital.

While majority of the Konkani Catholics dispersed around 10.45 am, a few Konkani Catholics stayed on just as a matter of precaution and were able to take pictures and even record the entire episode.
Incidentally, Aida D’Cunha, Chairperson of Federation of Konkani Catholic Associations of Karnataka, the umbrella organization of all Konkani Catholic Associations in and around Bangalore and other parts of Karnataka as well as associations of Konkani Catholics from foreign countries too, along with former FKCA Chairmen Valerian R Fernandes and Charles Gomes and office-bearers of other Konkani Catholic Associations had assembled at Sadbhavana.

``We are Kannadigas. We love Karnataka’s official language, Kannada. We use Kannada in our official business dealings and conversations with our friends and associates. But we wish and prefer to offer our prayers and worship in our mother-tongue,” said Aida D’Cunha. ``Nobody can dictate as to which language we should use for prayers and worship,” remarked Fernandes.

``Latin was used in religious service and prayers until the Vatican Second Council, which permitted the use of the vernacular. Consequently, the Catholic Church started its liturgical services in the regional languages of the people,” explained Charles Gomes pointing out Konkani is very much part of Karnataka as Kannada.

``In fact, the Karnataka Government has constituted separate academies for Konkani, Tulu, Kodava and Beary languages and is providing budgetary grants for these academies for the development of these languages, their literature and culture. Nobody has any right to prevent the Konkani Catholic faithful from offering prayers and worship in their mother-tongue,” said Valerian Fernandes.

Rajajinagar Konkani Welfare Association President Francis Lewis and former Presidents Edwin D’Souza and Valerian Baretto made it clear that the people want to worship in their mother-tongue. ``Just because we speak Konkani, we can’t be asked to go to Goa. Karnataka is our home State and we have been born and brought up in this State. We are very much part of Karnataka. We also love Kannada.”

Subramanyanagar Police Inspector Somegowda personally met and assured the Provincial of Carmelites Fr Archibald Gonsalves that the police would provide full protection to both the chapels and ensure that the peace was not disturbed during mass and prayer services on Sundays or during the Christmas season. ``We don’t want to interfere in the language issue. But maintaining peace and law and order is our priority,” he added.

One wonders, why the ``so called Kannada activists” are targeting Konkani speaking people when they dare not touch or speak against people belonging to other communities. In any case, what matters in religion surely is not the language but the relationship and even communication between man and God.

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  • Tony, USA

    Mon, Dec 23 2013

    I'm not from Konkani or Kannada cultures, but I can tell for sure that Kannada Catholics need leadership. They have very little representation in the clergy. Christianity should be all about welcoming. Konkani and Kerala Catholics have the representation and resources....Kerala Catholics are walking out to set up their own Syrian Catholic Churches, which doesn't help either.

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  • AN frank, Tulu Nadu State/ Bangalore

    Thu, Jul 4 2013

    I strongly urge the archbishop of bangalore to excommunicate these wrong christians. Remeber, there is no language problem in Bangalore. its being created by a few priests and a few kannada talibans. I urge the Bishop of Bangalore to excommunicate such christians from our denomination, to keep our Roman Catholisism clean

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  • Chris Lopez, Dubai

    Thu, Mar 21 2013

    This is the dumbest cause i have ever come accross. The Holy Spirit caused the apostles to speak in tongues and they were praising God in different languages. Why should a whole community come against each other on such trivial issues when they should be focussing their energies on proclaiming the faith externally and praising God internally united together as one community. God sees us as ONE. He has no preference for Kannada speaking or Konkani speaking people. May God unite them all.

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  • George Mascarenhas, Mangalore / Bangalore

    Fri, Dec 28 2012

    Mr Steves,
    Your are mistaken completely. No Mangalorean have taken initiative to break the language oriented catholics. We always try to mediate and bring cool atmosphere between Kannadigas and Konkani speaking people. You being Mangalorean please try to understand the problems faced by us. We need konkani mass no doubt but ask it peacefully and with softer voice not come on the streets and create chaos. Konkani people are great and peace loving always. Admire your own blood first before commenting on others. I love my mother tongue first. Pl. remember that. Born Konkani and die Konkani. Jai Konkani jai Mangaloreans.

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  • Anita Rego, Hyderabad

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    We are a rainbow catholic community. Lets not let divisive forces that are trying to break the larger catholic community to shred us into pieces especially when there is a larger agenda of dividing the large oneness that happens through religion. Elections are round the corner and such issues are likely to be brought more frequently. Konkani Catholics, we need to have greater dialogues and discussions and sort out issues calmly.

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  • frank, tulu nadu/ bangalore

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    in karnataka, tuluvas, konkanas maratis, byaris, tamils and tlugu speaking people must unite and fight against kannada dominace. karnataka is konkani nadu, tulu nadu, marati nadu, tamil nadu kodava nadu and not merely kannada nadu. karnatka belongs to all of us as much as it is to kannadigas

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  • Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Shamefull.. Such instances only leave us with our heads hanging in shame. First we fight over religion, then break the religion into various smaller sects, then we talk about the language??

    Where were these so called protectors of Kannada when the chruches started Mass service in other state languages (not that i am against them). You cowards!! you had your tails between your legs then, but now when a community from your own state and a state recognised language is asking for a Mass you show your ba!!$...
    Shameless creatures.. you will pay for this dearly as you are breaking the religious harmony amongst us.. Remember what happened at Kammanahalli Church, learn from the example there.

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  • frank, tulunadu/ bangalore

    Wed, Dec 5 2012

    karnataka itself is made up of many languages such as kannada, konkani , tulu , marati and tamil. Why should kannadigas claim that karnataka belogns to kannadigas. what do they mean by kannada air, kannada land. who gave them theauthority. they have not right to impose their langauage on others and the pope must expel such kannada christians who create problems in the name of langage. they have problems with tamil christians and now konkani christians . karnataka is the only place in india where peoplebelonging to linguistic groups of other languages are discriminated against

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  • D Bhat, USA/Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 5 2012

    I agree with Louis D'Souza. Definitely they don't look like real Christians = some lousy goondas who care less for religion. All of them look more like failures in school and in life ....

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  • DOLFY D'CUNHA, BONDEL/BANGALORE

    Tue, Dec 4 2012

    Konkani is our mother-tongue..
    we cannot let go of it,nor can we let our language go extinct!! Everybody has their right to pray in any language.Nobody can force someone or dominate or rule over them. We will fight for our language,and will surely succeed!

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  • Gabriel, Sagar

    Tue, Dec 4 2012

    The Konkanni Speaking Priests must unite under the banner of Karnatak Konkanni Yajakancho Ektar to support the cause of our Mother tongue and opportunity to celebrate Mass in Konkanni whenever there is a feast or community re-union without going against the policy of a diocese.

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  • Rajakumar, Mysore

    Tue, Dec 4 2012

    Pope John Paul II did not come to Bangalore Archdiocese because of language problem. The Karnataka Catholic Church is not represented properly because of language problem. Because of language problem, we have to bow our head in shame. Therefore all should come together to achieve this UNITY among ourselves. In Karnataka there are Kannadigas, Tamils, Telugus, Malayalees, Anglo Indians, Konkanis, Tulus, etc,. etc,. etc,. If not through KANNADA LANGUAGE, how can we be UNITED?

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  • rony, Qatar

    Tue, Dec 4 2012

    Very sad to hear the news! it happens only in Catholics! i noticed if anybody asks are you a Christian? they reply 'No' v are 'Catholics' most of Catholics are not true Christians and they dont know meaning of 'Christian' and Christianity.

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  • prescilla jyothi, mangalore/bangalore

    Tue, Dec 4 2012

    Mr.Raphel Raj! Its such a shame. Being christains, We have to give an example to others and not fight amongst ourselves. Do u know the values of Christianity? You raise slogans aginst the Bishops,priests?Are you perfect to point out at others? Please keep in mind they are the chosen ones by God. Dont ever touch them nor speak against them. God will not spare you. I humbly request you not to take the wrath of god.Let every christian be allowed to take part in their own language mass. May the almighty god enlighten each one of you. God bless you!

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  • f.l.fernandis, Bangalore.

    Tue, Dec 4 2012

    Bangalore is capital of karnataka or kannada state.It is called Rome of india.Here many seminaries,no.of christians educational institutions,Hospitals,medical college,leprosy institution are run by christian organisations.We kannadigas missed the opportunity of visit of Pope in bangalore when He visited first time in India.Why?Because we had not proper unity among christians. English and Tamil were the only official languages used for the mass in bangalore diosese.Kannada mass was introduced by by His most Rev Fr.Mathius Bishop of bangalore.Kannada mass in bangalore survived because of konkani people.They were in good number and they know fluently.
    Mother tongue of konkani people is konkani.At home they pray in konkani.Konkani is recognised by Indian Govt.though ithas no script of its own.They use kannada script in karnataka.In order to retain their langauge and culture they pray at home in konkani.Otherwise their children will deprive their culture.As they are more than others it is their birth right hear the mass in konkani.

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  • Aloka Nath, Bengaluru

    Tue, Dec 4 2012

    It is very foul language and gestures used by Kannada Catholicks used against the Arch Bishop of Bangalore. If their grievance is that they should hava a Kannada Bishop, they should encourage their children into becoming priests and become examplary to be ed as Bishops. It is sad to note that there is only one Kannada Catholic bishop in Karnataka. Where as there are more than 30 Konkani Catholic bishops all over India. The Konkani people have contributed to Kannada language more than any body else. There is no point in attacking the konkani, instead make use of konkani catholics for betterment of Kannada.

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  • alex, bangalore

    Tue, Dec 4 2012

    Without cutting down on 1 langauge another additional mass is said in whatever langague,why there should be a issue .Mass is such a beautiful thing which pacifies the soul and glorifies Jesus . To satisfy all communities why not have mass in all languges whereein the no of that particular langague want the mass and the number are above 100 or so.The activist seem misguided and with hidden agenda. To all Christian ( catholic /non catholic) whatever our langauge let us be 1 .

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  • Lawrence, Belur, Chimagalur Diocese

    Tue, Dec 4 2012

    Shree. David Arulappa, Anthonappa, Chinnppa etc etc. Bangalore
    Namaskara swami.. where did you learn so good english. i guess yo are English medium student. Sorry mine is not good. have u made enough money for your Childrens?? my dad nothing had kept for me. i have to earn myself to take care of my family. is it possible only speaking in Kannada? at least let me pray in my mother tongue man. i am not asking to make konkani as state language. "Devaru kotru poojari kodanatne" have your read Indian constitution? you know wht vatican II says? ok I will agree with you if u ask our Musluim brothers to Namaz in Kannada. protest in front of Maszid if u have guts. not one week will give you full 365 days. "1 varsha maraya" i have a doubt which is second language of Karnataka? I am seeing this issue very closer and i have seen the Big heads involved in this and we are calling them they are servants of God.

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  • Manohar Veigas, UDUPI

    Tue, Dec 4 2012

    It is very clear that a few vested interest 'Kannada Catholic' leaders and their family members perhaps having difference of opinion with the Archbishop have fumed this agitation. But the response to their call itself is evident that there are hardly any takers among the Kannada Catholic community itself because Jesus Christ do not divide us in the name of language but unites all human race in His name.

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  • Naveen DSouza, Mangalore/Sakleshpur/Bangalore

    Tue, Dec 4 2012

    I feel some Kannada fanatics are misleading them. Very sad to see so called our own community leaders not follwoing "Jesus christ's words...they devide our community in the name of "Konkani catholics" and "kannada catholics". Instead of speaking against language & faith, which is a constitutional right, they better increase their scriptural knowledge and serve the deprived sections of the society, needy and sick so that they, their family and the land they belong to will be blessed. We were born and brought up in Karnataka, we studied kannada, we speak kannada fluently. But we would like to profess konkani in our homes and in the churches while praying which we feel is very comfortable. God understands all languages and the so called kannada activists action is without any reason and is un-called for. No doubt we are kannadigas first. We use kannada lipi for Konkani language. We are konkani speaking people and we have our own culture.Kannada is our State Language and Konkani is our Mother tongue. And naturally we have a right and have a responisibilty to save and promote our language. This is the main reason for using Konkani Languae in all our religious ceremonies. Konkani is survived mainly because of use of Church rituals which are held in Konkani language. Otherwise our rich culture and Konkani language would have been perished long back. We have respect for Kannada and will continue to do so. There is no second thought.

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 4 2012

    In my right to express opinion without intending to hurt anyone:
    1. So many languages do not benefit us anyway instead deprive us from precious time and knowledge our children have to learn many languages, otherwise they would have learned other useful subjects.
    2. Two Indians in a foreign country can't speak common Indian language how there will be unity?
    3. Knowing Many languages in fact reduce our fluency in one or 2 languages.
    4. Over the period of time, regional languages will gradually fade away, sadly that is including my mother tongue and only 2 languages will grow and will be in wider use in India viz. ENGLISH & HINDI. It is hard fact, whether we like it or not but is going to happen. Several languages in the world are vanishing!

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  • vivian Mendonce, Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Stop the blame game, instead fight to get back the Latin masses.Else we Christian will stay divided ln the name of language

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Dear Mr. David Arulappa, Bangalore,

    You should love the people of your state as well as other states irrespective caste, creed, color and language. Jesus loves you, so do I. Hence love every human as Jesus loved all of us. Don't allow you to overtake the evil by loving exclusively Kannada only. Know every language and if possible teach your children to learn as much as languages they can. This will benefit for your and your children's future. Love your enemy so that there will be Peace and harmony around you. Let all the children of God praise and worship in their mother tongue.For God’s sake nobody should obstruct or destruct mass service or prayer meetings. May God Bless you and keep you close under his love and care.

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  • Sunil Fernandez, Blore,Rajajinagar/Bahrain

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Shame on the protesters. What precedence are setting for your children? Please note that this is not a parish, for you to dictate terms. Please go to your parishes to attend to the mass in the language of your choice. This is a private chapel of the Capuchin's and they are rendering a service only to the one's who desire.

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  • NEIL SEQUEIRA, MANGALORE

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Why all this drama by kannada activists?why dont the bufoons just sit in a corner minding their own business. In Bangalore masses are held in Tamil also . these bunch of buffons are scared of Tamilians and fight with Konkani speaking people because they have soft corner.

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  • David Arulappa, Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    We(the CHURCH) should give good example to all.Ever since, I was born this problem is going on in Bangalore. No where(other states) this problem except in karnataka. How long should we have this problem. So...once and for all a permanent solution should take place. Therefore, the Church authorities should take the necessary measures/precautions to promote peace.We need to learn from other states. Tamil in Tamilnadu, Telugu in Andhra, Malayalam in Kerala etc,.Therefore, KANNADA IS THE ONLY MEDIUM & MEANS TO PROMOTE PEACE IN KARNATAKA especially in Bangalore Archdiocese.

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  • Rolphy Almeida, Udupi/Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Shame on you Raphael Raj, I lived and worked in a Muslim country for 25 years. Ruler of that country allotted free land to build churches for various denominations but never restricted us to say mass only in Arabic. There we have masses in all Indian languages thank God no catholic lives there with your kind of mean mentality. Why Arabs, either our Hindu brothers or the GoI/GoK put any kind of language barriers on any religion. Then with what authority you dictate terms on others. All Konkani speaking people are Kannadigas. Please be informed that there are millions of Konkani speaking Hindus live in costal Karnataka and please record Karnataka costal length is called Konkan cost.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore / Kwt

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Mr. Hesaru, Ooru,
    You need not teach us history to know from where the Konkani people have come? All those who have studied Indian history are well aware that the Konkani speaking people in the South Western part of Karnataka, i.e. Mangalore, Udupi, Kundapura, etc. and in Kerala have migrated from Goa. They migrated to Karnataka and Kerala in the 16th and 17th centuries in order to escape atrocities and injustices committed by the Portuguese. But please note that the Konkanis of North Western Karnataka viz. Karwar, Haliyal, Ankola, Kumta, etc. are not migrants. They are the original natives of the soil. Likewise the Konkani speaking people of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg Districts in Maharashtra are also the natives of the soil. So Konkani people had been living in Karnataka and Maharashtra even before half of the present state was under the Vijayanagara Empire, when Karnataka or Mysore State did not exist. Goa as it is today does not represent the entire Konkani population of the country. The present borders of Goa are a creation of the Portuguese. The borders of Goa were not demarcated under the States Reorganisation Act of 1956. So the Pre-Portuguese Goa, which was then called Gomantak, extended far beyond the present borders, which included parts of present Karnataka and Maharashtra. Therefore, as of today Konkani is one of the languages of not only Karnataka, but of Maharashtra as well.

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  • alwin lobo, Ranipura/gavipuram

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Very sad to note that why these goondas target archbishop. May be these goondas are supported by kannada priests. Don't target us, better target tamil/malayalm if you have real guts Mr. raphel

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  • Ramesh, mangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Mr Sharad shetty its a mess , created by the kannada speaking catholics.. when did we konkanni speaking create mess ..? especially for u ? are u able to read n write or someone helped u frame those sentences?

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  • HERI, MANGALORE/UK

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    The Christianity that I have known and practiced since my birth, has only taught me love, forgiveness and brotherhood. I do not understand which Christianity has taught division based on language to our Kannada speaking brothers. This is embarrassing, ridiculous and shameful. Here in UK the local priests whole heartedly encourage us to organize prayer services in konkani. And in my motherland konkani is Prohibited.. !!

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  • D. F. Lobo, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Kannada is God`s language, what about Konkanni and other languages people use to talk with same God?

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  • Francis Lewis, Sastan / Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Mr. Raiphel Raj must read the constitution of India first and he should behave properly how to talk. Using dirty language and abusing to Bishop will not serve any Purpose. We Konkani speaking people born and bought up from Mangalore, Karnataka State only and studied everything in Kannada Medium Only. As we are talking Konkani that does not mean we have to go to GOA. Konkani language has been recognized by Govt. of Karnataka.

    Mr. Raiphel Raj, Kindly stop this type of activities immediately in this Christmas Season and lead Good life in this world.

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  • Peter Pereira, Pune

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Mr. Raphael Raj, a rotten apple, do not try to play with faithful christians. If you do not like Konkani, pack your things and get lost to your state from where you migrated to spoil our beautiful Karnataka. Compare your standard with Archbishop of Bangalore Most Rev Dr Bernard Moras & then dare to open your dirty mouth against him. There is no difference between you and a third grade goonda of Bangalore.

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  • Anita , Mangalore/Rajajinagar

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Is India truly a "land of unity in diversity??" It is known to be a land of harmony where people of different religious can live peacefully and harmoneously. however its a real tragedy that, people are forgetting their true culture and are allowing themselves to be exploited by selfish, uncultured people who seek to disrupt and destroy rather than build and consolidate.

    Please keep this tradition.Wake up kannadigas.....We have every right to pray in our mother tongues.

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  • Maurice Quadras, Pernal/Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    What is wrong if we have masses in Konkani, our mother tongue. It is the faith that counts not the language. How many of these so called Kannada Activists are real Catholics. Being born and brought up in the then Mysore State (the present Karnataka State), I studied in Kannada medium schools until my 10th. How many of these so called Kannada Activists can speak in clear Kannada. How many of the Kannada Activitsts send their children to Kannada medium schools? They send them to English medium schools, why? The Bishop has not done anything wrong, it is just because his mother tongue is Konkani he has been dragged into this and targetted. The real intention and issue is not the mass in Konkani or some other language, there is more than that. At home we speak in Konkani and say our prayers also in Konkani but we do attend masses in Kannada and other languages. The real Catholic will not bother about the language. Someone in this forum also suggested about adopting the language of the State after migrating from some other place, well I come from the present Udupi District where the religious services are offered in Konkani and Udupi District is in Karnataka. Where is the question of adopting the language here then. I stongly condemn these incidents and demand that these activists, if they are real catholics, follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and behave themselves and if they are not Catholics then they have no right to protest about the language in our churches.

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  • John Louis Cunha, Bondel / Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Bangalore Arch-diocese today has got 5 Lakh Catholics (Tamil - 1.5 Lakh, Konkani - 1.5 Lakh, Malayalam - 1.0 Lakh, Telugu - 0.5 Lakh, Kannada & others - 0.5 Lakh ). You have Masses in Kannada, English, Tamil & Malayalam. Not a single Parish in the Arch-diocese celebrates Mass in Konkani. This is very very unfair.

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  • Arun, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Let's pray for these so called Kannada Activist co's they might by unemployed people and in need of our prayers or they are under the delusion that god only understand kannada if you pray in karnataka.

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  • R.Bhandarkar., M

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    If the same time and energy was used for something 'constructive and meaningful' it would have been appreciated...One thing to be noticed here'Shawls of all 'colours' and divisions of all 'hues'are the order of the day! A dangerous trend indeed- For you do not know which one may attack and under what pretext!

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  • Akil Vijay DSouza, Moodubelle/Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    First of all I seriously doubt on whether these so called Kannada Activists are really the followers of Jesus Christ??? If so, How can they come with bad slogans/words for our Arch-Bishop Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras!!! Disgusting!!! Shame on these so called Activists!!!

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  • J Dal, BVR

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    As the placard shows hatredness towrads bishop Bernad Moras It is better IF he can celebrate this times christmas in kannada in his cathedral. Hope the kannada activist will be happy and there will no differences...between the two group.

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  • Naveen Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Looks like the people engaged in protest are motivated by something more which is ousting the Bishop rather than just protesting against the Konkani mass.

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    This is like washing dirty linen in public. If any group is forbidden to pray in their language, it is an issue. If a particular community prays in its mother tongue in a private place, how can so called kannadigas shout slogans? Are there given the charge to impose those language on other believers? this is dirty politics.

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  • Stany D'sa, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    We don't need any moral policing in Karnataka towards Konkani Language and saying mass in konkani is our birth right. These kannada activists should be booked by police and take severe action for creating disharmony in the society.

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  • SAHIL, DUBAI

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Kannada is the official language of Karnataka and is spoken as a native language by approximately 70% of the population. The major linguistic minority groups in the State comprise the speakers of Urdu (9.72%), Telugu (8.34%), Marathi (3.95%), Tamil (3.82%), Malayalam (1.69%), Tulu (3.38%) and Hindi (1 %).,Konkani (.87%)
    what about other language
    Kannada activists should answer

    is it possible to stop ?
    I think you guys really creating problems in society.

    Foolish act

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  • Dolfus I S Crasta, Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    I don't think the so called Kannada Catholic activists are real Catholics and if so they would not have bothered about languages and allow all people to pray and offer mass in their mother tongue. If they don't want to participate mass in Konkani and other languages let them not, but they can attend the mass offered in Kannada. It is known fact that the mass in kannada is offered almost in all churcheson daily basis. If someone is really fear and adore the God Almighty will righteously hear his/her inner conscious and refrain from such foolish acts. What a shame and you call yourselves Catholics??????

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  • christine, mangalore/kuwait

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    It Was Good News, In Manglore Bishops And The Pastors Of Various Christian Communities Gathered Together Getting To Know One Another And Learning To Work Together With Unity,
    And Now Banglore Its Start Devil Work Putting Language Issues, Everyone Like Mother Tongues, Easy to understand,So What Happen In Any Language? God Understand Any Language,He Not Bothered About Language,Color,Position,… He Only Want Clean Heart,With Unity And Love.So Foolish Thing About This Crazy Issues Fighting About It.
    Old Testament Who Had Sins To Wait Outside The Tent Not To Enter In The Tent Or Temple,And Everyone Will Know That Person Is Sinner,When Ark Carried With Unholy People Death Arrived So King David Was So Scared…
    Redeemer Came To The World To Save The Sinner And Unite With God, Now How Much Big Sinner We Are Under The Grace Of God, Through Christ Called Righteous, We Are Nothing but Ash Front of God.Had Gap between God And Us And Christ Has Broken That Gap,We Can Enter the Holy place,Through Jesus We Are Become Children Of God,
    Christ Was United Us Not Divided.
    And Being A Children Of God We Fight Each Other Instead Of Rejoice In Unity,Like This Is Our Prayers Thanks Will Please God?
    (1 Corinthians 1 13 Is Christ Divided? 18 For The Message Of The Cross Is Foolishness To Those Who Are Perishing, But To Us Who Are Being Saved It Is The Power Of God. 19 For It Is Written:
    “I Will Destroy The Wisdom Of The Wise
    The Intelligence Of The Intelligent I Will Frustrate.”)

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  • sharad shetty, udupi

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    what a joke & what a mess, all these times the catholic community was giving big lectures to others about their religion,how civilised & educated they are, look now what they are fighting among themselves.

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  • Oliver, Udupi

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Looks like these guys have a lot of free time.

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  • Arun Fernandes, Bantwal/Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    We Mangalorean Konkani Catholics are by default Kannadigas since we belong to the soil of Karnantaka.....However we are being branded as Goan by some IGNORANT fanatic anti social elements like AKCCKS and others....It is our moral duty to fight for our rights....Let us not sit back and watch this humiliation from the comfort of our homes.....Let us join together and show these people that we are as much from Karnataka than they are....Konkani is our mother tongue....We write, read and speak Kannada much much better than any of these fanatic claimants of the language.....The script we use is Kannada and nobody can separate us from our state and mother tongue.....Let us send a strong message to these fanatics......Half these protesters claiming that they are the owners of the Kannada language are actually having their roots from Telugu.....they even speak telugu to this very day in their homes. Infact they should be shunted away to Andhra instead of telling us what to do.....We are from Karnataka, we belong to the soil of Kannada are we are Catholics for more than 500 years unlike these fanatic elements who have got into the folds of Christianity less than 100 years back...... Jai Karnataka, Jai Konkani.....

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  • Vivek, Udupi

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    ""leaders of the activists shouted slogans and used vulgar language to abuse""

    These are sour, intolerant activists and not the faithful. Just the bad apples, better ignore them

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  • Royal, Mangalore / Dubai

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Raphael Raj first check your origin after speak about Kannada o.k, if you want publicity do some other stunt, we love Konkani and we are from Mangalore, if you have problem take your 25 people and get lost from Karnataka.

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  • Ajay Lobo, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    These so called Kannada activists should visit UAE and see how the mass es are held at various churches here. Here we have masses in several languages including Konkani and people actively participate in prayer services. This is a muslim country but we are allowed to practice our religion. We have churches and temples as well but we never fight in the name of religion. In India we fight for everything. Fights for religion, caste and now fight for language. Indians need to grow up.

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  • Ajith, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    What is wrong? let them conduct prayer in kannada. I am hindu But i have attended the church prayer in kannada.It sounds good. why not in kannada. why to go by individual choices? this will not happen in other states why at Karnataka? If god can understand all laungauge at karnataka lets pray by kannada by respecting the kannadambha

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  • dsouza, udupi

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    if Konkani mass has to be to stopped, then let them have guts to stop other langauage masses also.. more than kannada masses there are tamil masses in most of the churches in Banglore...also there are malayalam, English masses... why problem only with konkani??????

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  • Somashekar, Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    Mr Raphael Raj I think you are gone Mad Why shut your mouth About Tamil Mass. Allover BangaloreChurches Offering as a main masses that too 3 or 4 times a day.and theire own lipi but konkani people uses kannada lipi and uses kannada day today life why u are against konkani i think you are playing politics. please dont act as a poolish.and sell your religion in front of othrs if you are real Christ Follower pls let all to praise lord their own language.

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  • Alston, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    This is a baseless and senseless allegation. Damn - Let them get their facts right first.Majority of Konkani catholics in Bangalore are from Mangalore - very much from Karnataka.When mass is celebrated in languages of other state they do not have a problem
    (I dont say that they need to have either).What do they know of Konakani?. I'm sure there will be a atleast one konkani catholic who has taught them to read and write kannada.Originally Catholics from karntaka are konkanis. These people are senseless.Their number is also very less compared to Konkani catholics.In Bangalore there mass i celebrated in Tamil, telugu, malayam(non state languages)- they do not have problem with this. When mass is celebrated in Konkani they have a prob-That too at a private chapel.(NONE OF THE PARISHES HAVE KONKANI MASS DESPITE THE NUMBER OF KONKANI CATHOLICS ARE GREATER THAN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN SOME OF THE OTHER LANGUAGES IN WHICH MASS IS CELEBRATED IN BLORE - Despite the Archbishop being a Konkani Catholic.The actual situation is such that the protest should be for exact opposite reason.These people are crazy.

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  • Doddanna, damaskatte - abudhabhi

    Mon, Dec 3 2012

    ACCORDING TO KANNADIGAS, WORSHIP CAN BE PERFORMED ONLY IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE: IN BANAGALORE - KANNADA IN US: ENGLISH IN ITALY - ITALIAN IN SPAIN - SPANISH IN UK - ENGLISH IN GULF COUNTRIES - ARABIC. WHAT A SHAME OF THESE PEOPLE. I AM CERTAIN ALL OVER THE WORLD WHEREVER THERE ARE KANNADIGAS THEY MUST BE USING KANNADA IN THEIR WORSHIP???? ALL THESE KANNADIGAS WHO BOAST OF THEIR KANNADA LANGUAGE MUST GO TO MANGALORE WHERE MAGALOREANS SPEAK BETTER KANNADA THAN KANNADIGAS AND THERE IS NO PROBLEM AT ALL WITH REGARD TO USING OTHER LANGUAGES. THIS IS AN ABUSURD ATTEMPT, MUST BE A POLITICAL ONE... WHO KNOWS.. MUST BE PROVOKED BY AN INSIDER FROM SADBHAVANA.....? WHO COULD BE A KANNADIGA... OTHERWISE WHO KNOWS FOR SURE WHERE AND WHEN IN WORSHIP OTHER LANGUAGES ARE USED????? DODDANNA - DAMASKATTE ABUDHABI

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  • Astrid Steves, MLR/BLR

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    Hello everybody, i am one of the people who attends mass at this place regularly. Firstly it is not a parish, its a private service, meant only for the brothers at that place, that has recently been opened to Konkani speaking people, only because of Konkani. Secondly, the people who are protesting are not Kannadigas... these are the same the same shameless, power hunger MANGALOREANs, who were instrumental in causing the Tamil Kannada fight in Christ the King Church in the early 90's leading to Fr.Gerome Lobo being acid attacked. Its a shame to the MANGLOREAN community that some selfish and power hunger Mangloreans including Mr.Mascarenhas from Christ the King parish are leading this divisive politics. In as far as Kannada is concerned, its on the decline, Kannada has not kept this fragmented state together anyways... its only a constitutional handicap that Marathi speaking , Telegu Speaking Tamil speaking regions of the "Forced Karnataka" state have remained under the siege of the Mysore and Mandya goons.... in any case, Mangalore was under the Madras presidency before the linguistic creation of states, we speak Tulu & Konkani in Mangalore, if Kannadigas have an issue with it... allow for secession of Mangalore back to the Madras presidency, at least then we will have some peace.... humbugs... you loosers from Christ the King parish.... you burnt down the community with your hateful politics and now want to go around spreading the same hatred else where... shame...

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  • Sohan, Udupi/Bangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    This is ridiculous act by so called Kannada catholic activists. There is no reason for them to protest. We can use whatever language we want. If they have guts, let them stop Malyalam, Tamil and Telugu masses which have been celebrated in all the churches in Bengaluru. We have to fight for the justice. All konkani Catholics residing in bengaluru kindly support.

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  • konkani,kannadiga, uae

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    Dear Activists inthe name of the language.
    Its so shameful to see such things in our motherland. You come to the foreign land and see the goodness of other religion people. God bless the arab nations for providing us the churches. And god bless our priests and bishop for allowing us to worship our lord in our own mothertongue that too in open air during the special occasions.we are in foreign land and they never force us to speak arabic.Lord whoever is behind this bless them. Long live His Highness Fr. Bernard Moras.

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  • Rolphy Almeida, Udupi/Bangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    I remember Catholic fishermen from Kerala had come to Mangalore, Udupi and other places of costal Karnataka during 70s to explore their fishing business. Some churches in the costal Karnataka arranged Malayalam mass for them, and no one objected their worshipping in their own language. I feel this issue has nothing to do with language but some one is playing behind the screen.


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  • vincent w miranda, bangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    It is sad to note that the position of 'BISHOP'targeted with such venom and disrespect.No other community/castes treat their religeous heads this way.The banners tell their own story.It is rumoured that bishop was 'locked'for more than a hour recently by these groups.Request right thinking Kannadiga brothers to intervene and the protestors to see reason. There are two people in this world to whom I would talk in KONKANI, whether I am in USA, China,or Karnataka. One my God and then my mother.May God bless u all...

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  • Praveen Dsouza, Bangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    Konkani catholics in Karnataka have contributed more to state & state language than Kannada catholics. How a person born in Karnataka & studied in Kannada medium not a Kannadiga?????? what is the definition of KANNADIGA?

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  • Clement Lobo, Chikmagalur / Bahrain

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    EVARUGALU CHRISTHA SAMUDHAYAKKE SERIDHAVRE ELLA RAJAKIYA PUDARIGALHE? NIJAVADHA CHRISTHANA HIMBHALAKARU EE REETHI VARTHISUVUDHILLA,CHRISTHA NINDHA ABYANGISALPATTA ORVA GURUVIGE AVAMANA MADALU EVARUGALU YARU? RAJAKIYA LAABHA UPAYOGISI SHANTHIYUTHA CHRISTHARANNU NIDHISA BEDI, NIMAGE ONDHU KIVI MATHU NENAPIRALI, MANGALURINALLI "CHURCH ATTACK" MADIDHAVARU ENTHAHA NARAKA YATHANE ANUBHAVI SUTTHIDDHARE EMBHUDHANNU NENAPIGE THANDHU KOLLI. BASHE, DHARMADHA HESARINALLI CHRISTHANA ANUYAHIGALANNU HIMSHISA BEDI. "THANDHEYE EVARU ENU MADUVARENDHU EVARU ARIYARU, EVARANNU KSHAMISU"

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  • Rolphy Almeida, Udupi/Bangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    Raphael Raj must have forgotten that when disciples of Jesus filled with holy spirit they began to talk in different languages as spirit enabled them to speak. Now here is a group stopping people from worshiping in their own language. How does it matter to Raphael Raj and his group if someone is worshiping in his own language?

    This is nothing but ego. I, therefore request my Konkani speaking brothers and sisters to discontinue Konkani mass for time being rather than creating an unpleasant situation in Bangalore. God knows how to solve this problem.

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  • Calvin, Surathkal/USA

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    Pathetic these people are ignorant that Konkani people in Karnataka are KANNADIGAS. All Kannada, Tulu, Beary, Konkani, Kodava and Sankethi speaking people are Kannadigas. I wish these people turn their ire towards Tamil and Malayalam languages being used in our state.

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  • Niral Vaz, Bondel/Hyderabad

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    When people in Bangalore are allowed to celebrate Holy Eucharistic mass in other vernacular languages like Tamil, Malayalam, English and Kannada, why these people find it wrong when Konkani speaking people come together and celebrate mass in Konkani???
    Had anyone who opposed the Eucharistic mass in Konkani had a thought about this matter? If not have a thought!!!
    1)What is wrong in celebrating mass in Konkani and mass in other languages?
    Preaching will be the same irrespective of in which language it has been celebrated.
    2)It’s an opportunity to all Konkani speaking people to come together and interact with each other.
    3)We have Lakhs of Konkani speaking people in Bangalore let them have their Democratic right to celebrate the mass in their own languages (Eg, Konkani in this case). Moreover no one has opposed celebrating mass in Kannada???
    Let them understand this fact.

    Let us all pray so that God will enlighten their minds!!

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  • John Tauro, M'lore / Kwt

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    Disgusting! If these goons dare to disrupt prayers in the church, what is the guarantee they will allow the Konkani people in the city to organise any cultural or social function in future? Such silly incidents must be stopped immediately before the situation goes out of hand.

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  • Andrew L D Cunha, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    ಭಾಸ್ ಆಸ್‍ಲ್ಲ್ಯಾ ಆನಿಂ
    ಭಾಸ್ ನಾತ್‍ಲ್ಲ್ಯಾಂ ಮಧೆಂ
    ಫರಕ್ ಇತ್ಲೊಚ್
    “ಭಾಸ್”

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  • MARCEL DSOUZA, MANGALORE

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    No doubt we are kannadigas first. We use kannada lipi for Konkani language. We are konkani speaking people and we have our own culture.
    Kannada is our State Language and Konkani is our Mother tongue. And naturally we have a right and have a responisibilty to save and promote our language. This is the main reason for using Konkani Languae in all our religious ceremonies. Konkani is survived mainly because of use of Church rituals which are held in Konkani language. Otherwise our rich culture and Konkani language would have been perished long back. We have respect for Kannada and will continue to do so. There is no second thought. Please understand the situation.- Gen Secretary, Konkani Writers' Forum, Karnataka (R) Mangalore.

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  • mukesh, mangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    Dear Kannada activities,instead of targeting innocent people,please use your energy in removing excess garbage which will helpful to keep Bangalore city clean.

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  • hesaru, ooru

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    konkani people living in karnataka should first read history and understand that they migrated to karnataka and given shelter by kannadiga rulers...all over the world when people migrate, future generations adopt language and culture of the migrated place...

    here this is not the case..this is sad

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  • V.Baretto, Bantwal-Bangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    We were born and brought up in Karnataka, we studied kannada, we speak kannada fluently. But we would like to profess konkani in our homes and in the churches while praying which we feel is very comfortable. God understands all languages and the so called kannada activists action is without any reason and is un-called for. Bangalore is a cosmopolitan city and Indian constitution guarantees right to profess in the language one likes.Sadbhavana and Sachidananda are private chaples and they are free to offer prayers in the language the majority of the participants desire.

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  • Roshan Mendonce, Bangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    About 30 years ago,most of the masses in Bangalore were in Tamil.Kannada masses were offered rarely, sometimes once a month.It was the Mangalorean Konkani's,who asked the Archbishop Rev Fr Arockiaswamy to give Kannada Mass its due share,and they succeeded.But ,todays scenario is different.

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  • Nelson, Bangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    Dubai St.Mary's church is an example for all those who raise language barriers. We have masses in different langauges and unity in diversity is an another example. learn from us. Don't politicize issues in the name of langauges

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  • Steven, Kuwait/Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    Today these culprits are fighting against Konkani, and tomorrow they will go against Muslims who pray and may say all religions to pray in kannada Useless people fighting like dogs

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  • christin, udupi

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    start mass both langauges in konkani and kannada. this is shame to catholic people pls avoid fighting and piecefully decide wht to do . oh god forgive them . and save them

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  • precilla, mumbai / kandivli

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    IF THE LANGUAGES ARE DIFFERENT NEVER MIND BUT THE PRAYER AND THE MASS WHICH WE DO AND SAY ARE IN THE SAME WORD'S .PEOPLE SEEM'S TO BE DIFFERENT BUT THEIR GOD AND OUR GOD IS THE ONLY ONE. WE SHOULD NOT FIGHT WE SHOULD STAY TOGETHER IN PEACE AN LOVING ..............

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  • Alwy, canada

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    I don't beleive any christian will do this. If it is then done by the hands of some fanatics support who is always wanted to see issues with Christians. Devil is very powerfull and only Jesus Christ has the power to put him in burning fire. You will see a result of that devil in few days. Jesus is very very devine, powefull and blood of christ is still around us which heals us. Don't do anything to these so called Kannada lovers it will be resolved within themselves with the power of christ that is why we are the believer of Jesus thogut us to forgive, love, peace, happiness around us and figth for justice. Let all pray a minutes silence prayers for those who hurts us for no reasons. If you made this prayers will see a great result.Amen

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  • BSB, MUMBAI

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    In Mumbai, in almost all regional languages, masses held. Right thinking people will not support this incident.

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  • clara helen, Mangalore, Oman

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    My heart pains and head hungs in shame, what example these brotheren r giving to other faith people We are in Oman, in d same church there r masses in diff. languages (malayalam, tamil, konkani, philiphans, tagalague etc) Thanks to the His Majesty what co-operation we have frm them, thank u Lord for the leaders like Him! Kannadigas please wake up!

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  • JK, Udupi/Dubai

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    According to their speech, they are thinking that Konkani speaking people have come from Goa.

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  • Malet Crasto, Trasi, Kundapur / Abu Dhabi

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    Sad to see such things happening in my home country. Everyone has the right to pray in his mother tongue. All across the world (including India) mass/prayers are being offered in so many languages. Even in gulf countries we have masses in Arabic, English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Konkani, Urdu, Tagalog, Sinhalese etc. to cater people who speak different languages.

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  • hazelrebello, bangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    very sad to see this during the begining of advent. lord give them good heart to listen to your word

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  • prescilla fernandes, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    Catholics are peace loving people. Someone who does not want unity among catholics is behind this act of dividing among Kannada and Konkani catholics. Kannada brothers, please understand this tactic. Do not fall prey for their bait. Let us be united. Catholics all over the country should be united whether their mother tongue is Konkani,Kannada,Malayalam
    Tamil, Marati etc.Christmas is just approaching. Hope Infant Jesus will enlighten you all.

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  • Peter Pereira, Pune

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    Are they seriously fighting for Kannada ? I doubt very much. By their name it seems they are not real Kannadigas but migrated from neighboring states. I doubt very much whether they are Christians at all. If at all they are Christians, it it absolutely their foolishness to dictate language to communicate to God. Certainly there is a conspiracy to break unity of Christians. Check Bank account and recent transactions of Mr. Raphael Raj and his family members, everything will be unearthed.

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  • Nelson, KSA

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    If the Activists are "Really Catholics", they would not have taken this step. I suspect some game behind this.
    Hope God will enlighten their minds!!!

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  • Isaak hameed , Udupi / Al kobar

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    I think there is some miss communication between konkani catholic and Kannada catholic community. That's y they object to this . Discussion is the best way to solve this matter before it goes out of control.

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  • Naveen , Sastan / KSA

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    O Lord, forgive them..They don't know what they are doing...
    I agree with Louis D'souza,Kuwait & kannadiga, bahrain

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    So called 'Kannada Activists' under the banner of 'Kannada Catholics' which is very doubtful, if they are protesting against mass in Konkani, definitely they are more influenced and attracted by fundamental, radical and divisive forces than the WORD OF GOD, the basis of their faith.
    Abusive language is unmaking of Christian spirit for the scriptures speak highly against slander.
    Jesus said whoever is preaching in my name is mine, don't stop him/ them.
    Instead of speaking against language & faith, which is a constitutional right, they better increase their scriptural knowledge and serve the deprived sections of the society, needy and sick so that they, their family and the land they belong to will be blessed. Obstacles to Gods work will invite wrath of God on them and their family, this is for sure!

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  • Francis Almeida, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    GOD forgive them.They know not what they do.

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  • KANNADIGA, BAHRAIN

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    Very sad to see so called our own community leaders not follwoing "Jesus christ's words...they devide our community in the name of "Konkani catholics" and "kannada catholics"....."JESUS FORGIVE THEM".....
    KANNADIGA
    BAHRAIN

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  • Lewis, india

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    Its ok for them if the mass is in other state language like Tamil and Malayalam but they dont like their own state language..1st have a good heart in you before you pray to god..

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  • Louis D'Souza, Kuwait

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    Nice to see foolish people among Catholics. Kannada, Konkani, English or Tamil God knows all languages. I feel some Kannada fanatics are misleading these guys. In photos they don't look like Christians.

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  • vincy, bangkok

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    These people need prayers.What about mass in English,Telugu,Tamil,Malayalam?. Do we need permissions?.book them and jail them for one week,they will forget everything.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    This is Kachchata and Uchchata....ego problems.

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  • Preetham, mumbai

    Sun, Dec 2 2012

    INDIANS ARE SHINING.......

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