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Boston cardinal addresses World Meeting of Families

Catholic World News - June 04, 2012

Among the talks delivered at the Seventh World Meeting of Families during the days preceding Pope Benedict’s Sunday homily, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston spoke on the importance of Sunday Mass.

“I’m afraid that we often think of Christian charity just in terms of feeding the hungry, of the care for the sick and the elderly, or assisting the homeless and the poor,” said Cardinal O’Malley. “But if we truly love our neighbor we should worry about all those people who are spiritually homeless, spiritually hungry, spiritually sick and spiritually imprisoned.”

“The Church exists to evangelize, to proclaim the Good News of the love of God as well as His desire that we follow him as part of His people,” he added. “Being a follower is not a ‘solo flight’ but rather an adventure to live together. At the heart of this adventure there is the Eucharistic banquet where the Calvary and the Last Supper become part of our lives and our history.”

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