Loading
'No to abortion, Yes to marriage,' Peruvian cardinal tells congress attendees
Cardinal Cipriani processes with the Blessed Sacrament during last Sunday's Mass.
Cardinal Cipriani processes with the Blessed Sacrament during last Sunday's Mass.

.- During the closing Mass of the First Eucharistic and Marian Congress in Lima, Peru on Sunday, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne called on the thousands of participants to defend life and say “yes to life-long marriage between one man and one woman.”

According to the Archdiocese of Lima, the Mass was concelebrated by Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles Jose Gomez, Bishop Miguel Irizar Campos of Callao, Auxiliary Bishop Adriano Tomasi Travaglia of Lima and others.

In his homily, Cardinal Cipriani encouraged the faithful to be “defenders of life.” 

“Let us say no to abortion! Yes to life-long marriage between one man and one woman. We should defend marriage, life and the family,” Cardinal Cipriani urged.

“We love our Peru so much.  Lord, bless the Peruvian people, that we may understand each other, that there be no hatred, lies or vengeance, that violence may end.  Let us make Peru a country of greatness, solidarity and justice. 

“All of this springs from the Eucharist,” he added.

Cardinal Cipriani encouraged participants to pray the Rosary, spend time in Eucharistic adoration and attend Mass every Sunday.  “May those who feel the call of the Lord to the priestly life, to religious life, say yes to the Lord, ‘Here I am, for you have called me’.”

“Let us respond with generosity to the call of the Lord.  Parents, support your children,” he said.

During a meeting with young people on June 5, Cardinal Cipriani called on the youth to embrace love that is “beautiful and pure: the love of a young man for his girlfriend, a husband for his wife—the wonderful love that makes life so joyful.”

“May you always promote truth, freedom and friendship, and in order to do so make use of the sacrament of Confession.  The good Lord has left us this marvelous way of asking for forgiveness.  Let us receive the Body of Christ with pure souls,” he said.


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

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
24

Liturgical Calendar

April 24, 2014

Thursday within the Octave of Easter

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 24:35-48

Gospel
Date
04/24/14
04/23/14
04/22/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Acts 3:11-26
Gospel:: Lk 24:35-48

Saint of the Day

Easter Sunday »

Saint
Date
04/24/14
04/22/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 24:35-48

Homily
Date
04/24/14
04/23/14
04/22/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: