.- During the celebration of Charity Day, the Archbishop of Mexico, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, denounced the existence of a campaign âthat seeks to justify the killing of the innocentâ in the womb, as well as the elderly and handicapped children through euthanasia. During his homily at the archdiocesan cathedral, the cardinal explained that just as pollution gives off a foul odor, so also in todayâs society there are realities that âstink,â such as âgrowing violence, institutionalized deception, unacknowledged poverty, the using of womenâ and campaigns in favor of euthanasia and abortion that only result in the death of the innocent.
The archbishop pointed out that although manâs highest aspiration is to live, death and pain continue to be present throughout his existence, despite the advances in medicine.
He noted, however, that the Lord promises life, and therefore the account of the resurrection of Lazarus, whose death represents âhumanity dead because of sin,â is only âa symbol and a proclamation of the true resurrection of Christ, which we will celebrate during Holy Week.â
Cardinal Rivera warned that what happens on a personal level âcan also take place on a social level,â because âour society is a living organismâ called by God âto live and to give life,â but it can become sick and die when the Lord is not made present by itâs members.
He added that Christians are called to support âprojects that give life,â as well as authorities that work for the authentic development of their communities. The season of Lent that we are living culminates in the resurrection, âcelebrating life,â the cardinal noted.