.- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, said this week in a clear reference to the countryâs Supreme Court ruling upholding the law allowing abortion in the capital that, âeven though itâs what many people want, the Church cannot be silent in the face of the crimes that are being legalized.â
The cardinal made his comments during Mass on Sunday at the archdiocesan Cathedral. In his homily he explained that âa silent Church is of no use to either God or man. We cannot shrug our shoulders in response to the great evils of our world, we cannot remain paralyzed, we must show our solidarity and our response, raising our voice, offering our proposals and giving our commitment to turn evil into good.â
Later, after acknowledging that âall of us have a glass ceiling, and we cannot and should not make ourselves judges of others,â Cardinal Rivera said the Church has the obligation to âavoid the sin of omissionâ which could be committed âby not showing our solidarity and response so that things change in our family, in our Church and in the society in which we live.â
âWe cannot continue responding like Cain to the voice of God that tells us: Where is your brother? We cannot be insolent by saying, âAm I my brotherâs keeper?â because the Lord will say the same thing to us: âThe blood of your brother cries out to me from the earthâ,â Cardinal Rivera said.