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thepackedstadium.Faithhelpsusseetheworldwithjoyandhopehesaidinarobustvoice.OurChurchcontinuestobeayoungChurchulloenergyanddynamismullohope.Thereismorelightthanthereareshadows.Thecrowdcheered.ArchbishopGonzalezthenre-mindedthosegatheredthatthis500thanniversarywasnotanaccident.HenotedthattherootsotheChurchintheWesternHemispherehadsprungomtheefortsodedicatedancestorswhoollowedthecommandoJesustomakedisciplesoallnations.Thesuccessorsotheapostlesacceptedandcontinuedthatcommandin1512whentheyormallyestablishedtheChurchintheAmericas.Thearchbishopalsotookamomenttothankthedo-norsoCatholicExtensionwhohelpedunderwritethecelebrationandhaveprovidedtremendoushelptotheislandoPuertoRico.SinceCatholicExtensionsoundingin1905wehavegivennearly60milliontoPuertoRicosaidBoland.CatholicExtensiondonorscaneelagreatsenseoQ.tellusyouhoughsabouheannivesaycelebaioninpueorico.A.ThecelebrationwasnotonlyabotlookingtothepastitalsowasabotacceptingthechallengesotheNewEvangelizationorthetre.Thecelebrationontheislandsholdbecomeamodelorsonthemainland.TheCatholicChrchisschanimportantpartoPertoRicancltre.Q.WhadoyouconsideobehegeaesachievemensofheChuchinhelas500yeasA.ThisisabigqestionbtIllocsonfvethings.FirsttheChrchhasbecomeaninstrmentoevange-lizationoallcltresomanydierentcltres.SecondtheChrchhasbecomeaninstrmentoedca-tionromelementaryschoolsallthewaythroghhigheredcationespeciallyintheu.S.Thirdishealth-care.TheChrchhasalwayscaredorthesickandneedy.ForthisCatholiccharitynotjstevangelizingthepoorbtbeingdedicatedtotheirneeds.FinallythemissionaryzealotheChrchisagreatachievementnotjstintheAmericasbtbeyond.TheChrchiseverywhere.Q.WhadoyouseegoingfowadA.WhilewearerediscoveringorCatholicheritagewearenotreminiscingabotthepast.Wearelookingtothetreanditschal-lengeslikemediaandpolitics.TheChrchhastopreachthevaleanddignityolieandtheamilyandthevaleothepoorandthemostneedy.TheChrchmstbepresentinnewtechnologiesandnewrontiers.ContinedonnextpagetheChuchmstbepresentinnewtechnologiesandnewrontiers.17SPrINg2013thecowdwasloudethananysportseventIveeverattended.ButinsteadoscreamingormoredeenseormorepointstheywerecheeringorJesusandMary.