Álvaro Corrada del Río
Puerto Rican Catholic bishop
Álvaro Corrada del Río (May 13, 1942–) is a Puerto Rican prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Sometimes in our activist and production-oriented American society and culture we succumb to pragmatism looking at the Christian life and our sharing in the apostolic mission of the Church as a matter being able to “do” things for Christ, the Church or others. In fact, the Christian life is a gift and a call to truth and love given to us by God. It is first a matter of "being," of simply existing as a person created by God and redeemed by him in Christ. We live out this truth and love in specific ways according to our age, talents, and unique vocation. At no point are the sacraments about what we have done or promise to do for God. They are God's free gift of grace to us. At the same time, these gifts of love entail an obligation to bear witness to God's love in word and deed by our collaboration in freedom with the grace given.
- Pastoral Reflection on the Sacrament of Confirmation (October 7, 2005)