.- In remarks opening the Guadalupan Congress at the parish of Santa Maria of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera noted âa crisis of Mariologyâ in todayâs world and said the Virgin Mary is key to resolving many problems in society and in the Church.
âThrough Mary many of todayâs problems can be addressed, especially those affecting the Church. For example, the question of priests getting married, the trivialization of sexuality, an ecology that encourages us to protect turtle eggs and whales but rationalizes the killing of human beings,â the cardinal said.
Cardinal Rivera recalled the words of former Cardinal Ratzinger, who once said that both âan exaggerated feminism that has crept into all of the conventsâ and a âfuture without a ministerial priesthood, without the consecrated lifeâ could undoubtedly be resolved by an greater understanding of Mary and âthe theological place God has given her in the history of salvation.â
He said that Mary could help to resolve many of Mexicoâs problems as well.
Among those present at the Guadalupan Congress was Father Fidel Gonzalez Fernandez, consulter of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, who has participated in more than 150 canonization causes, including that of St. Juan Diego.