Loading
Argentine bishop: preaching of the Good News should lead to conversion

.- Bishop Luis T. Stöckler of Quilmes, Argentina, said this week the proclamation of the Good News should lead people to a conversion of heart and a change of habits. The bishop warned that unfortunately fraternal correction has come to be seen as something uncomfortable and a source of tension, adding that both parties are tempted if the one who corrects remains quiet and the one being corrected refuses to listen.  “This happens not only in the public sphere, but in homes, friendships, the workplace and in diverse civil organizations.  Thus in order to avoid conflicts we try to justify being indifferent by appealing to the phrase: ‘It’s none of your business’.”

Bishop Stöckler noted it was unfortunate that people complain about others without having spoken with them first or having considered the teachings of Jesus regarding fraternal correction.

“First you must take this step, and only after should you go to the community.  We should always defend the good reputation of another and give him the opportunity to amend his life without his faults being revealed,” the bishop said.

Lastly, he encouraged Argentineans to not remain silent when someone commits serious sin, “because the Lord Jesus assures us that what we do here always has repercussions for eternal life.”


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

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Aug
30

Liturgical Calendar

August 30, 2014

Saturday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 25:14-30

Gospel
Date
08/30/14
08/29/14
08/28/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: 1 Cor 1: 26-31
Gospel:: Mt 25: 14-30

Saint of the Day

St. Jeanne Jugan »

Saint
Date
08/30/14
08/28/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 25:14-30

Homily
Date
08/30/14
08/29/14
08/28/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: