News

The Diocese of Cheyenne welcomes Director of Hispanic Ministry Deacon “Benny” Buenaventura Yupanqui

Buenaventura Yupanqui, Deacon Benny, is originally from Trujillo, Peru. His parents Francisca and Alejandro and six sisters live already in heaven, and four of his siblings live in Peru. He is married to Kelly and they have a precious boy named Emmanuel. Since 1999, Deacon Benny has lived in the Triangle area of North Carolina.

Deacon Benny was an elementary catechist when he was 15 years-old, which changed his perspective to minister in a church. Later, he worked in Peru as a Religious Education school teacher, parish and diocesan minister at the Archdiocese of Trujillo and Archdiocese of Cusco. In the past 20 years in the United States, he was a director of Hispanic Ministry and Director of Faith Formation in North Carolina. As a Clinical Chaplain, Deacon Benny worked at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, and at Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance and at McAllen Medical Center, Texas.

Deacon Benny has degrees in Philosophy and Theology from the Seminary San Carlos and San Marcelo, Trujillo, Peru. He graduated from Loyola University, New Orleans, with a degree in Pastoral Theology, and graduated from A.C.P.E. in Clinical Pastoral Care at Duke University Medical Center. He received the ordination of deacon by Bishop John Bura, Diocese of St. Josaphat, a Ukrainian Catholic rite.

Deacon Benny’s leadership is centered in Jesus Christ as his leader, his friend, and God to worship. He has a global vision of life, respecting all people and their faith, but his faith is completed within the Catholic Church. The Holy Eucharist, the sacred scriptures, the devotion to the Virgin of Guadalupe, and the daily experience of people’s life are the basic resources for his spiritual life. Welcoming, listening, leadership, friendship, fellowship, sports, and prayer are some values that complement his life.


U.S. Bishops Conference President Responds to Holy Father’s Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio “On the Use of the Roman Liturgy Prior to the Reform of 1970”

Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter, Traditionis custodes modifying the norms regulating the use of the 1962 Roman Missal issued before the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement in response:

“Today Pope Francis published Traditionis custodes, an Apostolic Letter issued motu proprio on the use of Latin liturgical texts approved prior to the reform of 1970. I welcome the Holy Father’s desire to foster unity among Catholics who celebrate the Roman Rite.

“As these new norms are implemented, I encourage my brother bishops to work with care, patience, justice, and charity as together we foster a Eucharistic renewal in our nation.”


Presidente de la Conferencia Episcopal de Estados Unidos responde a la carta apostólica Motu Proprio del Santo Padre "Sobre el uso de la liturgia romana antes de la reforma de 1970"

El Papa Francisco emitió temprano la carta apostólica, Traditionis custodes, modificando las normas que regulan el uso del Misal Romano de 1962 emitido antes de las reformas del Concilio Vaticano II. En respuesta, el arzobispo José H. Gomez, presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos, emitió la siguiente declaración:

“Hoy el Papa Francisco publicó Traditionis custodes, una carta apostólica emitida a motu proprio sobre el uso de textos litúrgicos en latín aprobados antes de la reforma de 1970. Recibo con agrado el deseo del Santo Padre de fomentar la unidad entre los católicos que celebran el Rito Romano.

A medida que se implementan estas nuevas normas, animo a mis hermanos obispos a trabajar con cuidado, paciencia, justicia y caridad mientras juntos fomentamos una renovación eucarística en nuestra nación”.


The Meaning of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church

Since the conclusion of the Spring Plenary Assembly of the U.S. bishops last week, there has been much attention on the vote taken to draft a document on the Eucharist. The question of whether or not to deny any individual or groups Holy Communion was not on the ballot. The vote by the bishops last week tasked the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine to begin the drafting of a teaching document on the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the source and summit of Christian life. The importance of nurturing an ever deeper understanding of the beauty and mystery of the Eucharist in our lives is not a new topic for the bishops. The document being drafted is not meant to be disciplinary in nature, nor is it targeted at any one individual or class of persons. It will include a section on the Church’s teaching on the responsibility of every Catholic, including bishops, to live in accordance with the truth, goodness and beauty of the Eucharist we celebrate.


El significado de la Eucaristia en la vida de la Iglesia

Desde que la semana pasada finalizó la Asamblea Plenaria de Primavera de los obispos de Estados Unidos, se ha prestado mucha atención a la votación para redactar un documento sobre la Eucaristía. El hecho de negar o no la Sagrada Comunión a alguna persona o grupo no estaba entre las decisiones a tomar. La votación de los obispos la semana pasada comisionó al Comité de Doctrina de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos para que redacte un documento educativo sobre la Eucaristía. La Eucaristía es la fuente y cumbre de la vida cristiana. La importancia de fomentar una comprensión cada vez más profunda de la belleza y el misterio de la Eucaristía en nuestras vidas no es un tema nuevo para los obispos. Este documento no tiene la intención de ser de naturaleza disciplinaria, ni está dirigido a ningún individuo o clase de personas en particular. Incluirá una sección sobre la enseñanza de la Iglesia sobre la responsabilidad de todo católico, incluidos los obispos, de vivir de acuerdo con la verdad, la bondad y la belleza de la Eucaristía que celebramos.