Loading
Greatest crisis in the world is one of faith, bishop says

.- Archbishop Carlos Osoro of Valencia, Spain said that the biggest problem the world faces today is the result of “excluding God from our lives and from history.”

During an interview on the third anniversary of his appointment to the Valencia archdiocese, he emphasized that the “great crisis of the world, but especially of Europe, is a crisis of faith.”

Archbishop Osoro addressed specific challenges that his archdiocese faces, including the country's shortage of vocations.

In response to the issue, the archbishop is spearheading a local renewal effort through 2014 to encourage priestly vocations and help young people “discover the authenticity that comes from an encounter with the Lord and to help families realize they are the place where the Christian community truly begins.”

He went on to note the urgency of Christian families discovering their importance in society as the first place “where we learn best and what is most necessary in our lives.” 

“To know how to love, to forgive, to serve, to give of one’s self, to put one’s self at the service of others, to see others as more important than one’s self is all learned in that ‘small church’ that is the family,” the archbishop said.

He also encouraged Catholics in Spain to bear greater witness to their faith in public life and to reach out in charity to others during the tough economic times the country is facing.

“I am amazed to see many families giving up a part of their finances to help other families who facing more difficult situations than their own,” he said.

Archbishop Osoro reflected on his time as leader of the archdiocese, saying the last three years have been “extraordinary ecclesial experience in every aspect.” He added that he has tried to “keep nothing” for himself during his service and to “make a total and absolute gift” of his life.


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?)
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
Apr
20

Liturgical Calendar

April 20, 2014

EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 24:13-35

Gospel
Date
04/20/14
04/19/14
04/18/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Acts 10:34a, 37-43
Second Reading:: Col 3:1-4
Gospel:: Jn 20:1-9

Homily of the Day

Lk 24:13-35

Homily
Date
04/20/14
04/19/14
04/18/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: