Loading
Cardinal encourages faithful to allow God to fill their lives

.- During Mass on Sunday, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima called on the faithful to set aside “material values” and live according to “the values that bring us closer to God.”

During his homily at the Cathedral of Lima, the cardinal noted that one cannot serve two masters. He explained that it is up to each person to choose the Lord and all that He represents, or to follow false gods and cut off his or her relationship with the one, true God.

“Either choose God: honesty, the 10 commandments, the truth, the family, life, generosity, justice, dignity and honor; or make your own gods: the god of money, of power, of fame, of sex of drugs.  If there are many gods, there is no one true God,” he said.

He encouraged the faithful to practice the moral virtues in family life, at work and in thought and deed. The cardinal also called for the respect of the home as the primary place of education for children and for the respect of the human body.

“We cannot prioritize material values and forget the spiritual ones. We cannot forget about God, Jesus Christ, the Church, the commandments and the sacraments.  We must not forget all these obligations,” the cardinal said. 

He concluded by praying that the Blessed Virgin Mary would help the faithful to be fearless in proclaiming the faith through their daily works.


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

New book 'The Vatican unknown'
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"
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.
Aug
1

Liturgical Calendar

August 1, 2014

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:54-58

Gospel
Date
08/01/14
07/31/14
07/30/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 26: 1-9
Gospel:: Mt 13: 54-58

Saint of the Day

St. Alphonsus Liguori »

Saint
Date

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:47-53

Homily
Date
07/31/14
07/30/14
07/29/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: