Loading
Cardinal Rivera reiterates call to act responsibly amidst epidemic

.- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, said in his Sunday homily that the solution to the flu epidemic that has hit the country “is not only in the actions of our leaders but requires also the collaboration of all of society, and therefore we call on you for prevention more than for worry; action more than fear, and above all, responsibility.”

According to the Archdiocese of Mexico City’s news service, the cardinal said that amidst the “harsh and painful” current situation, we must “open ourselves more than ever to listening and meditating on the Word of God which, in these days, shows us Jesus fostering encouragement and strength in his community.”
 
“Although we are now receiving news that this health crisis that has shaken us is stabilizing, I don’t think we should let our guard down. Let this message be a new call to society in general, who we remind of its moral duty to follow and obey the constant recommendations that health officials are making.”
 
The cardinal went on to note that “Christians, in particular, have an enormous obligation at this time, since the Risen Lord continues working through his Church, and he demands that we go out to meet those in need. For this reason, we should assume the role of being spreaders of preventative and sanitary habits and to watch over those who have been infected by this virus, as these persons urgently need attention and love.”
 
“Only thus will they be able to experience the diligence and divine mercy that consoles, forgives and loves.  But our commitment to God goes beyond just those who are close to us, and it is imperative we lend a hand to those who are alone and defenseless,” he added.


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

#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
#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.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Jul
29

Liturgical Calendar

July 29, 2014

Saint Martha

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Jn 11:19-27

Gospel
Date
07/29/14
07/28/14
07/27/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 14: 17-22
Gospel:: Jn 11: 19-27

Saint of the Day

St. Martha »

Saint
Date
07/29/14
07/27/14

Homily of the Day

Jn 11:19-27

Homily
Date
07/29/14
07/28/14
07/27/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: