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Need ‘spiritual pacemaker’

IRVING, Texas: The mission of the Catholic Church will continue to be centred on Christ, and Catholics must open up their hearts, receive a “spiritual pacemaker” from the Holy Spirit and be more like the “Good Samaritan” to carry out God’s will, Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga told attendees at a ministry conference on October 25.

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga

Cardinal Rodriguez, the Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, was the keynote speaker for the seventh annual University of Dallas Ministry Council, co-sponsored by the Dallas and Fort Worth dioceses and the University of Dallas in Irving.

He is the chairman of the Council of Cardinals that is advising Pope Francis on the reform of the Roman Curia.

Cardinal Rodriguez discussed the importance of the Second Vatican Council as a guide for the future; Pope Francis’ impact not only on the Church, but on secular society as well; the Church’s hierarchy and the importance of the laity; the Church’s mission to the poor and the marginalised; and the economic inequities to global citizens because of the concentration of wealth among a few.


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