Skip to comments.[Cath Cauc] Priest shot hearing confessions in Mexico; second cleric murdered in 3 days
Posted on 04/22/2018 4:40:40 PM PDT by ebb tide
Then-Deacon Juan Miguel Contreras Garcia in vocations video. The priest was murdered on Friday outside Guadalajara.
A priest on the outskirts of Guadalajara has been murdered, the second priest in a week killed in Mexico.
Father Juan Miguel Contreras Garcia, 33, was shot dead late Friday in Tlajomulco de Zuniga by unidentified attackers in his parish office, reportedly while hearing a confession.
We make an urgent call to build a culture of peace and reconciliation. These lamentable events call all of us to a much deeper and sincere conversion. It is time to look honestly at our culture and society, and to ask ourselves why we have lost respect for life and for the sacred, said Cardinal José Francisco Robles Ortega, the Archbishop of Guadalajara.
The cardinal asked the Catholic faithful to accompany their priests with prayer and in the pastoral service to the communities entrusted to them.
We ask those who despise and take their lives for any reason to allow themselves to be seen by the loving face of God; and to get rid of not only weapons, but hatred, resentment, revenge, and all destructive emotions, Robles Ortega said in an April 20 statement.
The cardinal also called on the authorities to investigate the crime and not allow it - and other crimes in Mexico - to go unpunished.
According to the Catholic Multimedia Center, at least four priests have been slain in Mexico this year, and 23 have been murdered since 2012.
On Wednesday, Father Ruben Alcantara Diaz was stabbed to death in his church on the outskirts of Mexico City.
Not funny, not at all.
That is the only way to cure the lawlessness. Because then they will be able to police themselves.
If a priest is not safe no one else is.
I guess the confessor did not want to leave any witnesses.
What do you mean by that?
Not funny. I’ll pray for you.
Mexico is demonic
Drug cartels, Muslims, government corruption, etc. Mexico has a lot of problems to fix, and importing them here isn’t a solution we want.
Why are the 50 Million Cowardly Mexican Nationals living Illegally in this Country allowing their Homeland to become a War Zone?? Oh tats right, they are COWARDS and Ran Away.
Murdering priests is sinking to another level. No country should have to be subject to that evil. The drug cartels need tobe exterminated.
I had it deleted...
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