Loading
Build a society based on Christian principals, says Dominican Republic bishop

.- Auxiliary Bishop Amancio Escapa of the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo is encouraging the faithful to work to build a country in which the Christian principles of freedom, justice and human solidarity prevail. During a Mass marking the 192nd anniversary of the birth of Juan Pablo Duarte, who was a leading figure in the country’s fight to gain independence, Bishop Escapa said only by maintaining of faith and working together can society’s ills be overcome.

As he reminded Dominicans that they should be the protagonists of their own development, he pointed out that many people demand rights, but they do not fulfill their duties.  He added that before demanding something from the country, one should think first of what one can do for the country.

Bishop Escapa maintained the Dominican Republic could be better if there were more dialogue in seeking out the common good, rather than fighting to impose on everyone else one’s particular interests through political quarrels, corruption and other human weaknesses that prevent development.

He added that the country’s progress depends on everyone, and that government cannot be depended on to solve every problem in society.

The Mass in honor of Juan Pablo Duarte was celebrated at the Church of St. Barbara, where he was baptized in 1813.  Bishop Escapa said Dominicans today should follow Duarte’s example of “noble ideals based on Christianity and the defense of the rights of Dominicans.”


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

Synod on the Family October 2014
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
Exorcism or prayer of liberation?
First meeting of Commission for Protection of Minors
Paintings of Saint John Paul II and Saint John XXIII
Jul
22

Liturgical Calendar

July 22, 2014

Saint Mary Magdalene

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:24-43

Gospel
Date
07/20/14
07/19/14
07/18/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Mic 7: 14-15, 18-20

Saint of the Day

St. Mary Magdalene »

Saint
Date

Homily of the Day

Mt 12:38-42

Homily
Date
07/21/14
07/20/14
07/19/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: