Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Is it true that Bishop Soegija is determined to fight the invaders?




JAKARTA -Soegija film became propaganda as if only Bishop Soegijopranoto was steadfast in his struggle against Japan.
"Soegija film contains a mission and vision that in this country there are bishops who have expelled Japanese soldiers. In fact, in the minds of the public there may be no bishop who really struggles, "said Director of the Institute for Islamic Sharia Studies (LKSI), Fauzan Al Anshari as the site releasediToday,Thursday (06/07/2012).
"This Soegija film shows the fighters of the past. But in terms of the validity of the actual events it still needs to be questioned. There is no true story of a valid film. The Indonesian nation must also recognize the figure of Imam Bonjol or Pengon Diponegoro," Fauzan said
According to Fauzan, the Soegija film must be a whip for all parties to make a more authentic film, so that Muslims are proud of their persistent ancestors fighting against the Dutch. "This film must trigger Muslim directors to take the film history of Islamic figures," Fauzan said.
Fauzan stressed that the films of Islamic leaders who fought against invaders would be a counterweight to non-Islamic figures. "RA Kartini never fought with the Dutch. But RA Kartini actually became an Indonesian female idol. This is not fair. Cut Nyak Dien who sacrificed body and soul to drive the Dutch away, why not become an idol for Indonesian women," said Fauzan.
Who is Bishop Soegija really?
Based on the notes atWikipedia, Soegija or his full name Mgr. Albertus Soegijapranata, SJ is a bishop born in Surakarta, Central Java, November 25, 1896. His first name is Soegija. Soegija was born in a family of Kejawen who were servants in the palace of the Surakarta Kasunanan palace.
Sugiyopranoto was the Apostolic Vicar of Semarang, who later became Archbishop of Semarang. He was also the first indigenous Indonesian bishop. SJ behind his name signifies he is a member of the Society of Jesus(Society of Jesus).
He died in Steyl, Venlo, Netherlands, July 22, 1963 at the age of 66 years. Because he was named the National Hero based on Presidential Decree No. 152 of 1963 dated July 26, 1963, his body was later buried in the Giritunggal Heroes Cemetery, Semarang.
Study at the Xavier College which was founded by Father Franciscus Georgius Josephus van Lith, SJ. This school was moved from a school from Lampersari from Semarang. When attending school, Soegijapranata was baptized in Muntilan by Pastor Meltens, SJ by taking the name of Albertus Magnus. From the training he got here he then desires to become a 'priest', then he is sent to the Netherlands to study at the Gymnasium, which is cared for by the Order of the Holy Cross / Order of Sanctae Crucis (OSC) in Uden, Noord-Brabant province there he studied Latin and Greek. Travel routes to the Netherlands start from Tanjung Priok - Muntok - Belawan - Sabang - Singapore - Colombo - Suez Canal and continue to Amsterdam.
Then entered the SJ Novitiate in Mariendaal, Grave. Here he met Father Willekens, SJ, who would later become the Apostolic Vicar of Batavia. On September 22, 1922 Soegija made his first prasetia vows. The time span from 1923-1926 he studied Philosophy at Berchman College, Oudenbosch. Around 1926-1928 he returned to Muntilan to teach at Xaverius Muntilan College. In August 1928 Soegija returned to the Netherlands to study Theology in Maastricht.
On August 15, 1931 received the Sacrament of the Priesthood, ordained by Mgr. Schrijnen, Bishop Roermond in the city of Maastricht. The name is added by Pranata so it becomes Soegijapranata. In 1933 Soegijapranata returned to Indonesia and began working at the Kidulloji Parish, Yogyakarta, for one year as assistant priest. In 1934 he was transferred to the Bintaran parish until 1940.
On August 1, 1940, Mgr. Willekens, SJ, Apostolic Vicar of Batavia, received a telegram from Rome that read:"from propaganda fide Semarang erected Vicaris stop, Albert Soegijapranata, SJ appointed Vicar Apostolic titular Bishop danaba stop you may concecrete without bulls"and signed by Mgr. Montini, who later became Pope Paul VI. After receiving the telegram from Rome through Mgr. Willekens, SJ, Vicar Apostolic of Batavia, then Soegijapranata replied:"Thanks to his holiness begs benediction".
On November 6, 1940 he was ordained as the first Indonesian native bishop for the Apostolic Vicar of Semarang by Mgr. Willekens, SJ (Apostolic Vicar of Batavia), Mgr. AJE Albers, O.Carm (Apostolic Vicar of Malang) and Mgr. HM Mekkelholt, SCJ (Apostolic Vicar of Palembang).
In 1943, along with Mgr. Willekens, SJ faced the occupying authorities of the Japanese government and managed to get St. Carolus can go on.
So, where is Soegija's resistance to invaders, both Dutch and Japanese? While recordedWikipediaonly the sentence, "In 1943, along with Mgr Willekens, SJ faced the occupying authorities of the Japanese government and managed to get the St. Carolus Hospital to continue."
Compare that with Islamic heroes, Prince Diponegoro, Imam Bonjol, Teuku Umar, Cut Nyak Dien, KH Hasyim Asy'ari, KH Ahmad Dahlan, KH Agus Salim, General Sudirman, Muhammad Natsir, and so on who were 'bloody' in struggling, both physically and diplomatically against the invaders.


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