Loading
Cardinal Rivera thanks Pope for “paternal concern” over anti-life threat

.- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, has sent a letter of thanks to Pope Benedict XVI for his “paternal concern” over a new law that will legalize abortion in the Mexican capital and the passage of which is “imminent.”

The letter was read during a press conference by Auxiliary Bishop Marcelino Hernandez after Mass on Sunday at the archdiocesan cathedral.  “Thank you for uniting the Church of Mexico and so many people of good will,” the letter began.

The Cardinal said the new law sponsored by the Democratic Revolution Party (known as PRD in Mexico) in the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City “is a very grave threat to the innocent and defenseless life of the unborn.”

Mexico is “a Christian nation that values the family, and we promise you we will work ardently and with hope to implant the civilization of love in our country,” Cardinal Rivera wrote in his letter. “Holy Mary of Guadalupe, our Mother, will help us,” he said.

The Cardinal’s letter came in response to a message from Benedict XVI last week sent to the president of the Bishops’ Conference of Mexico, Bishop Carlos Aguiar Retes, through the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.

In his letter, the Pontiff recalled that “in this Easter Season, with the resurrection of Christ we are celebrating the triumph of life over death.  This great gift drives us to firmly protect and defend the right to life of every human being from the first moment of conception, in the face of any manifestation of the culture of death.”

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

Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
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"
Sep
2

Liturgical Calendar

September 2, 2014

Tuesday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 4:31-37

Gospel
Date
09/02/14
09/01/14
08/31/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: 1 Cor 2:10B-16
Gospel:: Lk 4:31-37

Saint of the Day

Martyrs of September »

Saint
Date
08/31/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 4:31-37

Homily
Date
09/02/14
09/01/14
08/31/14
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: