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No more death or violence – Mexican bishops say 'enough is enough'

Cuernavaca, Mexico, Nov 14, 2014 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News) - In the wake of the September disappearance of 43 students in Mexico, the country’s bishops pled on Wednesday for an end to the incessant violence entrenching the nation, and called on citizens to help build a society rooted in justice.

“The bishops of Mexico say: enough is enough! We don't want any more blood. We don't want any more death. We don't want any more disappearances. We don't want any more pain or anymore shame,” a Nov. 12 statement released by the Mexican bishops' conference read.

On Sept. 26, the students disappeared in the town of Iguala, in Guerrero state. They had been protesting in the town, and city police say they intercepted the students on the orders of the mayor, who wanted to prvent them from disrupting a speech being given by his wife. The police reportedly handed the students over to a local drug gang.

It is believed the gang killed the students, and burned their bodies. Violent protests have arisen across the country over the disappearances.

The bishops' statement addressed the long-standing and deeply-rooted thread of violence that has gripped the nation due to the ongoing drug war, and political corruption.

They joined their voices to “the widespread cry for a Mexico in which truth and justice provoke a profound transformation of the institutional, judicial and political order, to ensure that events like this never happen again.”

Violence, they said, only serves to damage human relationships, breed mistrust, wound people by poisoning them with resentment, fear and a desire for revenge. It also affects the economy, the bishops noted, as well as the quality of democracy and the establishment of peace.

The bishops recognized that the state of the country “has deteriorated, triggering a true national crisis” in which many live in a constant state of fear and mistrust due to the activity of criminal groups and corrupt political leaders.

“In our vision of faith, these events make it clear that we have turned away from God,” the statement read, explaining that this is clearly seen in the society’s disregard for truth and human dignity, as well as a growing sense of inequality and disrespect for life.

However, the Mexican bishops acknowledged that in spite of the dire situation of the country, many citizens seem to have awoken and taken a stand against the corruption and “complicity” of certain authorities.

They called for the current protests surrounding the disappearance of the students to turn into concrete proposals of creating road to peace which “favors dialogue and transparent agreements, without vested interests.”

A true democracy that guarantees respect for the law, work and the security of future generations is at stake, they said, explaining that it is up to each citizen to find solutions according to a “new mentality and heart” that seeks a sincere and harmonious coexistence.

In order to overcome the current crisis, “an institutional order, laws and justice that generates trust are needed,” as well as the participation of everyone seeking the common good, the bishops said. Otherwise, “power remains in the hands of the few.”

The bishops expressed their closeness and solidarity to those suffering due to violence, and reminded citizens that peace comes from Christ, present in the Eucharist and in scripture.

“With this certainty, we re-double our promise to form, animate and motivate our diocesan communities to accompany jointly and spiritually the victims of violence across the country.”

Collaborative efforts in generating peace and reconciliation, the said, ought to include the establishment of a genuine rule of law in Mexico, as well as preaching the Gospel to families, and accompanying them so as to ensure the stay away from violence.

The Mexican bishops also offered their gratitude to Pope Francis for his “proximity and concern” regarding the situation, as he has spoken of the tragic disappearance of the students on two public occasions, one being in yesterday’s general audience.

On Dec. 12, which marks the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the bishops of Mexico will hold a day of prayer asking for peace, and for the conversion of all Mexicans, specifically those who commit violent acts.

“May Holy Mary of Guadalupe, Mother of the true God for whom we live, who claims her missing children and who prays for peace in Mexico, intercede for us so that a flood of love enable us to reconstruct the damaged society.”

 

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KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

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KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

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KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
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May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
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April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
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Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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