Loading
Mexican bishops call for rigorous and honest fiscal policy

.- In response to the debate in the Mexican congress on next year’s budget and fiscal policy, the country's  bishops have called for a more just, rigorous and honest fiscal system.

We hope that by entering into discussion, as well as “searching for the best path for the good of our country, an appropriate solution can be reached,” the bishops said in statement about the heated debate over whether or not to raise taxes.

“The tax burden must respect the principles of solidarity, rationality and equality,” said Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera Lopez of Tuxtla Gutierrez, speaking on behalf of the Mexican bishops.

He said any fiscal reform must be “just, efficient and effective” and should be focused on protecting the poor and needy families, “so that we can all have a decent life.”

The archbishop recalled that all Christians have the duty to pay taxes, as “taxes and public spending are of crucial economic importance for the civil and political community.”  He added that the objective should be “to make public financing an effective instrument of development and solidarity.”

Just and efficient fiscal policy “produces virtuous effects on the economy because it leads to growth in jobs, business and non-profit initiatives, and it contributes to the credibility of the State as the guarantor of social assistance and protection programs, which are intended particularly to protect those who are weakest,” Archbishop Cabrera said.

“In the distribution of resources, public finance policy must follow the principles of solidarity and equality,” with special emphasis on sustaining the family, 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?)
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
18

Liturgical Calendar

April 18, 2014

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Jn 18:1 - 19:42

Gospel
Date
04/18/14
04/17/14
04/16/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Is 52:13-53:12
Second Reading:: Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Gospel:: Jn 18:1-19:42

Homily of the Day

Jn 18:1 - 19:42

Homily
Date
04/18/14
04/17/14
04/16/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: