The autumn weather in
To Pete and Marina I dedicate this song from the Joan Crawford film of the same name. (Letting out a little secret….I had my first date with ML at Taiping’s Lido Cinema to watch Autumn Leaves. Of course nothing happened. You don’t want to get a girl pregnant by holding her hands, would you?)
Last night, TV Smith took time off to knock down a few beers with me and ex-Star sub-editor Vanitha at the Wharf. He had been on this rescue mission for the past three week. I featured this rescue operations earlier HERE,
What TV related to me is featured in today’s Star. HERE.
SHOULD I HANTAM THE BISHOP OF
The NutGraph reported this recently:
Eighteen families who have lived for nearly 100 years on the land inside the Saint Francis Xavier church grounds in
"We have lived here for more than four generations. The church sent us a notice via its lawyers ordering us to vacate the premises by 30 May," said Anthony Muthu, the spokesperson for the families, who number around 100 people.
The people are not angry with the church for sending them eviction notices. They are just saddened that despite repeated requests for a meeting with Catholic Bishop Anthony Selvanayagam to discuss this problem, the bishop has refused. "This is why we had to go public by inviting the press to highlight our problem," said Anthony Muthu.
The families expressed hope that the church would let them live in their houses permanently.
Over the years I have heard numerous incidents involving this recalcitrant man of the cloth. I happened to be in
Demolishing temples is bad enough! Isn’t eviction just as bad?
And before some bishop-loving Catholics accuse me of lack of respect for a man of God let me put it simply and bluntly: More so a man of God should EARN respect. Clerical stature means nothing if one puts oneself before one’s disadvantaged flock.
Is this the case of the Shepherd (a bishop’s crosier symbolizes that he is a shepherd of his flock) determined to arbitrary evict some of his elderly sheep?
Before I HANTAM him, I need him to meet those involved.
You are nowhere near God, so I am not asking you to have mercy on those elderly.
Be humble Monsignor!