The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, said this week in a clear reference to the country’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the law allowing abortion in the capital that, “even though it’s what many people want, the Church cannot be silent in the face of the crimes that are being legalized.”
The cardinal made his comments during Mass on Sunday at the archdiocesan Cathedral. In his homily he explained that “a 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.”
Later, after acknowledging that “all of us have a glass ceiling, and we cannot and should not make ourselves judges of others,” Cardinal Rivera said the Church has the obligation to “avoid the sin of omission” which could be committed “by not showing our solidarity and response so that things change in our family, in our Church and in the society in which we live.”
“We cannot continue responding like Cain to the voice of God that tells us: Where is your brother? We cannot be insolent by saying, ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’ because the Lord will say the same thing to us: ‘The blood of your brother cries out to me from the earth’,” Cardinal Rivera said.