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


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic

Liturgical Calendar

April 23, 2014

Wednesday within the Octa ve of Easter

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 28:8-15


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Acts 3:1-10
Gospel:: Lk 24:13-35

Saint of the Day

St. Adalbert of Prague »


Homily of the Day

Mt 28:8-15


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: