October 9, 2011. (Romereports.com)
The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders is a non-profit organization
in the United States made up of Hispanic business leaders. This group, also known as CALL, sent a delegation to Rome to present a response to the pope's encyclical Caritas in Veritate.
Robert Aguirre is the president of CALL and he came to the Vatican to explain the two main components of their letter. Robert Aguirre
“One, that we hear his words as Church teaching and that we seek to implement his teaching in all aspects of our lives, that's number one and number two that we express our fidelity and support to him.”
The idea for drafting the letter originally came one year ago from Cardinal Turkson, the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. The delegation from CALL was able to present their response to the cardinal in Rome. Among them was CALL president Robert Aguirre, the new Archbishop of Los Angeles Jose Gomez, and Jose Gonzalez who serves as the head of the editorial committee for CALL. José González
“I think what the pope does in this encyclical is give us a way of living our lives and interpreting the current crisis beyond the economics, the financial, or the politics that are involved in it.”
The response by CALL toward the pope's encyclical is a form of dialogue from Catholic lay people that Cardinal Turkson has encouraged to promote better communication within the Church.