Buenos Aires, Argentina, Feb 7, 2005 / 22:00 pm America/Denver (CNA).In his weekly Sunday message, Archbishop Domingo Castagna of Corrientes, Argentina, expressed regret at the political and ideological spin that is being attributed to his statements, and he stated that a campaign to discredit the Church in Argentina is taking place.
The archbishop denounced the efforts to discredit the Church by calling her a cruel supporter of out-dated theories that are contrary to man’s progress. “The truth does not attack,” he said.
“I regret, for example, that people want to exclusively interpret my statements in a political and ideological way. I trust that the common sense and good will of many of my fellow countrymen will be the basis for a correct reading of them,” the archbishop added.
“As a shepherd,” he continued, “I want to remain neutral on political questions, as long as they are morally legitimate, and respect the decisions agreed to through the democratic process we have adopted.”
Likewise the archbishop maintained that “history reminds us that the Gospel must also be preached to the people that make up the Church, in a healthy questioning of their own errors and sins.”