Loading
Cardinal encourages family unity and respect for life this Christmas

.- This week, Cardinal Nicolas Lopez Rodriguez of Santo Domingo called on families in the Dominican Republic to celebrate Christmas in a spirit of family unity and respect for human life.

During a Mass celebrated in thanksgiving for the beatification of the Spanish Cardinal Ciriaco Sancha, Cardinal Lopez called on the people of the Dominican Republic to pray fervently for a solution to the latest wave of violence between rival gangs in the country. 

“We are seeing many acts of bloodshed, murders and conflict among adults. These are being carried out by out-of-control gangs and for this reason we believe that this Christmas we must turn our attention to respect for human life.”

Spanish Cardinal Ciriaco Sancha was beatified on October 18, 2009.  Though he was born in Spain, after becoming a priest, he was sent to the Caribbean to minister to the poor. 

Known as “the Father of the Poor,” he founded an order of nuns dedicated to the care of orphans.  He later returned to Spain where he became the Archbishop of Toledo.

He died on February 25, 1909 and on his tomb it was written, “he lived in poverty, and he died in utmost poverty.”


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

Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
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.
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
Jul
26

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:24-30

Gospel
Date
07/26/14
07/25/14
07/24/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 7: 1-11
Gospel:: Mt 13: 24-30

Saint of the Day

Blessed William Ward »

Saint
Date
07/25/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:24-30

Homily
Date
07/26/14
07/25/14
07/24/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: