|Jefath Gaspar Raj Crazy Like a Jesuit|
Not to be outdone in his many other adventures, this ambitious priest is featuring a musical production . The production will cost about 15,000,000 Rupees which is about $135,000US, funds of the Archdiocese and some of which they are borrowing with the Blessing of the Archbishop himself. More astounding than the cost of the production of the album will be part of the stated purpose which is to Praise the god Shiva. The website Layitudity avers that this is because the enterprising Father Gaspar needs the money and relies on the support of his Hindu fans in Sri Lanka:
The priest, with the blessings of Most Rev. Antony Devotta, Bishop of Tiruchirappalli, and the support of other Catholic priests, Fr. Vincent Chinnadurai, Fr. Lourdu Anandam, Fr. M.A. Joe Antony S.J. [Editor of the New Leader], Fr. Joe Arun S.J. [Director of the Institute of Dialogue with Cultures and Religions, Loyola College campus, Chennai], and the full knowledge of Archbishop Most Rev. Malayappan Chinnappa SDB and Auxiliary Bishop Most Rev. Lawrence Pius Dorairaj of Madras-Mylapore, uses the studios, offices, communications systems, infrastructure, personnel, time [over 3 years] and money of the Church in the pursuit of his goal, with a projected budget of Rs. 1.5 crore [Rs. 15 million] towards which he has made borrowings of at least Rs. 1 crore [Rs. 10 million], much of it at an interest rate of 20%.
|Ravi Shankar's Music Made Me Cry|
What's even more interesting than a dancing Jesuit doing Yoga, which the program also promotes, in addition to pagan worship, is the appearance of Ravi Shankar who is famed for teaching George Harrison of the Beatles to play the Sitar. He will be part of this extravaganza that promises itself as some kind of Mozart thing.
|Dance like the Wind|
Dancing Jesuit stolen from, Catholic Caveman.