Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Venezuelan bishops: Nation moving away from God

Catholic World News - January 27, 2010

In a recent statement, the bishops of Venezuela lamented the growing secularism, corruption, and undermining of democracy in the South American nation. “Our country is experiencing a social, political, and economic situation that suggests a moving away from God,” they write. “We are very concerned about the actions and statements of government representatives which undermine the democratic spirit.”

“To our people we say: we must maintain the civic spirit of patriotism which is also shown in denouncing injustices,” they continue. “We remind all of the due respect for human dignity and the promotion of rights and duties.”

The Church in Venezuela has suffered persecution under the regime of Hugo Chávez, who has served as president since 1999. 87.5% of the nation’s 27.5 million people are Catholic.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($33,239 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,761.25
95% 5%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Pilate - Jan. 27, 2010 10:20 PM ET USA

    Ifwe have problems, the first place to look is in the mirror

  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Jan. 27, 2010 8:42 AM ET USA

    I hope a Venezuelan form of Solidarity rises up to throw off the Chavez tyranny.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Liberal visions of Catholicism: Kickstarter and the world's largest NGO 23 hours ago
The Blessed Book of Beasts August 30
Weekend reading August 29
Frustrating the Moral Law August 29
Weep for slaughtered Christians, not for dialogue with Islam August 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8