Loading
Reaction in Venezuela
Venezuelan cardinal defends criticism of Chavez reforms

.- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino defended the bishops’ recent criticism of proposed constitutional reforms by President Hugo Chavez, saying the bishops’ opinions are consistent with their mission to “serve the people” and not an attempt to seek power.

“We are Venezuelan citizens with full rights to intervene in the life of the country, but when we do so we do it not as a political party, not under a political banner, but simply as bishops of the Church, as builders of peace, as fathers and brothers of all.  We intervene not like someone seeking power but rather like someone who desires to serve the people,” the cardinal said.

He called on all Venezuelans to seek out unity through Jesus Christ, “overcoming the differences in the distinct ways of thinking and in our political sympathies.” The bishops of the country are united, he said, “in service to all Venezuelans and without political loyalties.  That is a gift of God for Venezuela,” the cardinal said.

In their recent document on Chavez’s proposed reforms, the bishops said the proposed reforms “harm the fundamental rights of the democratic system and of the human person, endangering freedom and social coexistence. We consider them morally unacceptable in light of the Church’s Social Doctrine.”


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"
Aug
30

Liturgical Calendar

August 30, 2014

Saturday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 25:14-30

Gospel
Date
08/30/14
08/29/14
08/28/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: 1 Cor 1: 26-31
Gospel:: Mt 25: 14-30

Saint of the Day

St. Jeanne Jugan »

Saint
Date
08/30/14
08/28/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 25:14-30

Homily
Date
08/30/14
08/29/14
08/28/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: