With regard to her book of poems, she said that "after repeatedly asking for permission, since 2016, they refused to consider my request."
She also stated: "I have always wholeheartedly offered my salary to the Congregation. However, when I requested the Superior for some money to buy a car to travel for my social works, they denied it. When I was completely denied my benefits, I was determined to take a loan and buy the car. I do not consider it as a violation. In fact, the congregation has violated my rights."
Sr. Kalapura told The Indian Express: "I don't think my acts, as mentioned by the Catholic Church in its notice, are wrong. If I'd known they were wrong, I would have never committed them. I did them knowing fully well that they are right. I have no clarification to give regarding that matter. We will see what happens."
Fr. Augustine Vattoly, another protester against Bishop Mulakkal, has also been warned over his participation.
He was prohibited in November from organizing and attending a dharna, or non-violent sit-in, by Bishop Jacob Manathodath, in his capacity as Apostolic Administrator of the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly.
"I am told that such actions by a priest will seriously injure the good of the church in public and will cause scandal among the faithful," Bishop Manathodath wrote, according to Indian magazine The Week.
"It is reported that you celebrate Holy Qurbana (Mass) only rarely and your public expression of priestly prayer life and faith is in question. Daily celebration of Divine office and Qurbana is strongly encouraged by ecclesiastical norms... It is reported that you are not commemorating the name of the Major Archbishop in the Divine Liturgy and in the Divine praises. Its violation is punishable in accordance with the Canon Law," the letter continued.
Cardinal George Alencherry, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly, has been accused of receiving the nun's complaint against Bishop Mulakkal in March 2018, and failing to report it to the police.
On Oct. 22, Fr. Kuriakose Kattuthara, who testified in support of the nun's claims, was found dead under mysterious circumstances. Foul play has been alleged by members of the priest's family, but a final autopsy report has not yet been reported.