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“There’s nothing more interesting than being a parish priest”

“In me what lives on is the parish priest, and if I had had doubts about my vocation to the diocesan clergy, I would not have had any left after being parish priest in Matanzas, but after being bishop I am even more convinced: there is nothing more important than being a parish priest.” Fragment of the interview with Cardinal Jaime Ortega published by Palabra Nueva in March 2015. Then, and as a tribute to him, we offer it entirely to readers. […]

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Living among corpses

Animal protection and the urgent need for a law regulating it is one of the issues that is most strongly and organizationally on the table of Cuban civil society. In his treatment, New Word dedicates this dossier. […]

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Passion, writing and death in jose Martí’s “Diaries”

The iron man, Gomez, doesn’t believe or want to believe Martí’s death. On the 20th he sent Ramón Garriga, the custodian of the Diaries, with a letter addressed to Colonel Ximénes de Sandoval, to find out if “he is killed or lives with serious injury, or whatever.” The colonel “understands” Gomez that, since he is a Freezer like Martí, he is being treated as a brother, not an enemy. […]