Archdiocese faults political party for attacks against Cardinal Rivera

.- The Archdiocese of Mexico’s weekly newspaper, Desde la Fe, published an editorial this week faulting the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) as responsible for the attacks on Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera and calling on the powerful political party to express its opinions with respect and not with violence.

The editorial points out that such attacks are part of a series of aggressions at different levels, clearly originating from the Democratic Revolution Party, which has lost is capacity for dialogue and respect.”

During the last year, the article notes, “more than ten violent attacks inside the Cathedral have taken place, an even greater number has taken place outside the church, some have taken place at the Archdiocese, one attack has been directly against the person of Cardinal Rivera Carrera, which was not successful, unproven calumnies have been spread against the Archbishop of Mexico City, as well as constant ridicule of the cardinal in meetings and in the media.”

The article emphasized that the Church respects all political choices and recognizes the right of citizens “to have their own convictions, exhorting the faithful to be consistent with their religious principles at the polling booth.”  It went on to state that the PRD should be first in respect for differing points of view.  “Insults and aggression not only belittle the one who spreads them, they also keep everyone from growing,” the article stated.

“The Church also has a point of view about social questions that does not always coincide with everyone’s proposals, but she is assisted not only by freedom of expression, but also by the duty to publicly speak out on issues that affect the fundamental questions about the person and about society,” the article said.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

A state without territory elects new government
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Syrian Christian refugees
Papal Foundation Pilgrimage

Liturgical Calendar

July 24, 2014

Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:10-17


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Jer 2: 1-3, 7-8, 12-13
Gospel:: Mt 13: 10-17

Saint of the Day

St. Charbel Makhlouf »


Homily of the Day

Mt 13:10-17


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: