Friday, July 26, 2013

BIS # 3583 'NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS AND BREAKAWAY GROUPS'

by Mrs. R. Pereira 


BORIVLI-MUMBAI, JULY 26, 2013: The SCC Steering Committee of St. John Bosco Church, Borivli (West) organized a meeting with a talk on "New Religious Movements and breakaway groups" on Thursday, 4th July 2013. The speaker was Fr. Vincent Barboza, a crusader guiding people against breaking away from the Catholic Church.

Fr. Vincent was asked to share his experience, knowledge and insights that would help people stand firm against challenges from break-away groups, who are trying to get people to move away from the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Church has had to face a number of different challenges down the centuries and we need to be prepared and alert against people who motivate us to join their respective evangelization programs. Break-away groups are termed as new religious movements and under this there are numerous denominations which call themselves churches and are usually headed by one leader or pastor who is a cult figure.

The meeting concluded with a hymn and gratitude to Fr. Vincent for making all present, aware of how to handle these challenging situations that come our way.

Fr. Vincent urged the participants to read his book titled 'Why are you still a Catholic?'

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