VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):教皇能留住西班牙裔教徒吗
日期:2015-09-25 17:48

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Can the Pope Keep Hispanics in the Catholic Church?
The Spanish-language service at the Roman Catholic Saint Elizabeth church in New York City attracts a crowd, even midweek.
Many of the church's members are new immigrants from majority Catholic countries in Latin America.
A recent study found that almost 90 percent of Hispanic Americans have a favorable opinion of Pope Francis. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church will visit the city this week.
Sister Celia Cid says Pope Francis, a son of immigrants, understands the needs of Hispanic Americans.
"He identifies with the struggles on many different nationalities, different countries and what they are going through," she said. "It's a great hope for me to have him come because this city is a melting pot. It is a city built on immigrants."
But almost 25 percent of Hispanic Americans are now former Catholics. Some leave for evangelical and Pentecostal churches. Others just slowly withdraw from the Catholic Church.
Father Ambiorix Rodriguez is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic. He was raised in Manhattan where he is now a priest. Father Rodriguez told VOA that Pope Francis has an answer. He said the Pope advises Catholic spiritual leaders to go out and connect with people outside of the church building.
"He is telling the church we can no longer stay inside, self-enclosed, worrying about who we have, who is here, but no, the church needs to go out," Father Rodriguez said.
Young adults make up the largest group of Hispanics leaving Catholicism. Today, many people under the age of 30 describe themselves as religiously unaffiliated.
Alias is a young Catholic Church member who is invigorated by the Pope's openness.
He said, "If the Catholics who have drifted are based on ‘Oh, you don't understand me,' or 'It's too complicated,' or 'I'm tired of traditional habits,' the Pope is actually saying, ‘You know what? I am moving forward.'"
Alias also said the pope's use of social media to connect with the next generation is one way he is keeping young people invested and interested. Pope Francis is the most-followed world leader on Twitter, a popular social-media site. His user name is @Pontifex.
"The youth are the future people of tomorrow. They are ones who are going to keep this church alive," Alias said. "If the youth are not being influenced or moved by it, you're going to lose a lot of members because it starts there," he said.
The Pew Research Center study says that almost 33 percent of American Catholics are Hispanic. The study also found that Hispanics are leaving the religion at a high rate. In 2010, 67 percent of Hispanic Americans identified themselves as Catholic. By 2013 that percentage had dropped to 55 percent.
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词汇解析

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1.Hispanics 西班牙裔的;拉美裔的

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It comes a week before the government releases first-ever economic data that will show more Hispanics, elderly and working-age poor have fallen into poverty.
将于一周后首次发布的经济数据显示,有更多的西班牙裔人口、老人和劳动年龄贫困人口已陷入赤贫gbm*dVwRxt0Qi

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2.withdraw 撤退;取消

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The general consequently promised to withdraw his troops speedily from Mexico.
将军最终答应将军队快速撤离墨西哥xMW|(hSfhpsrmyAN7j

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3.self-enclosed 自我封闭的;闭塞的

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They live in tight little self-enclosed worlds.
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4.invigorated 受鼓舞的,为之一振的;精力充沛的

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As cold as it was, I suddenly was invigorated thinking about how wonderful this extreme cold really was.
天气很冷,当我突然想到寒冷有多么美妙后,不由精神为之一振688edJCJ,~GU68mlpZn

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内容解析

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1."He identifies with the struggles on many different nationalities, different countries and what they are going through," she said. "It's a great hope for me to have him come because this city is a melting pot. It is a city built on immigrants."
going through 经历;承受;通过

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With someone I love I can go through all the hardships of life together.
和我爱的人在一起,我可以和他一起渡过生活中的一切难关aLgA;li=0NOkDThkMIs

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Do you know which channel to go through?
你可以告诉我该走哪条通道吗?
2.Young adults make up the largest group of Hispanics leaving Catholicism. Today, many people under the age of 30 describe themselves as religiously unaffiliated.

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make up 弥补;化妆
They'll do all they can to make up the economic losses.
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If you do not use make up, now is the time to begin.
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参考译文

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教皇能留住西班牙裔教徒吗?
在纽约,罗马天主教圣伊丽莎白教堂所提供的西班牙语服务吸引着大批人群,该情形一直持续到周三]3w9^ZxMLF
教会的许多成员是新移民,他们来自于拉丁美洲天主教徒众多的国家DrNQDgS[Fb3
最近一项研究发现,几乎90%的拉美裔美国人赞同教皇弗朗西斯的观点&o=l%vB1-0lKvlX。罗马天主教会的领袖将于本周访问这座城市Sl8IL3fg7=TPlG
修女西莉亚熙说,教皇弗朗西斯也是移民中的一员,因此很了解拉美裔美国人的需求S8(E[6t&ku
“他很理解那些在不同国籍、不同国家挣扎的人们以及他们正在经历的事情QG^~%agmD34.%4Skx。”她表示Ky=2!ITWui。“对我而言,他的到来将是一个伟大的希望,因为这座城市是一个大熔炉,是由移民组建而成的城市C&ryRxSjb+WWYS08。”
但是,目前几乎25%的拉美裔美国人已经成为前天主教徒x*[poG-,X;#0[S~。一些人离开天主教后到福音派和五旬节派教会d^y^);p*&@tg2_W。其他人也逐渐地退出天主教会!QT]70r-0,T&N5Q|zb;
神父Ambiorix Rodriguez,是来自多明尼加共和国的移民~ppJj]FxBLtt。他在曼哈顿长大,现在他是那儿的一名牧师U[!sgBcsFT5jwxL。神父罗德里格斯接受美国之音电视台采访时称,教皇弗朗西斯对此已给出答复w-Nx,MFTK!。他说教皇建议天主教的精神领袖到教堂外面与人们进行沟通0=Y;JecopxT%cUVrs

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“他告诉教会,我们不能再待在教堂里、自我封闭、不断担心我们还有多少教徒?还有谁愿意留在这儿?而是到外面传播福音n(L]X+);H^2Fq。”神父罗德里格斯说道+GPWmDPh|1u.F#cThmKj
青少年填补上了那些离开天主教的拉美裔人的位置6lR6(HJwL(。如今,很多30岁以下的人称自己为无教派人士KB#Ej93S4|;
Alias是一个年轻的天主教会成员,因受到教皇开明思想的影响而变得精神饱满Vl.A-0H5SF2TP=2Qi
他说:“如果天主教徒以‘哦,你不理解我’,或‘这太复杂了’,或者‘我已经厌倦了传统教派’等理由想要离开,教皇会这样答复‘你知道吗?我正在努力L8GK78oYLka*_%mTWA。’”
Alias还表示,使用社交媒体与下一代人进行沟通、联系是教皇吸引青年人加入天主教的一种方式IHJ];;k1bB+fmj。教皇弗朗西斯在Twitter这一社交网站上成为关注人数最多的世界领袖6pqiLg2+I-Sb6!q)h。他的用户名是@Pontifex__HuS5z4temvaoi^vFH
Alias 说“青少年就是未来R6xb!yfBvs*=7dQ。他们将会为教堂带来新的生机bd][j5XN6@&)gz^XpB。如果青少年没有受其影响或不被感化,我们将会失去很多教徒,因为未来就是从他们这里开启的3~j4#;(GDCoKu.7e。”
皮尤研究中心的报告显示,几乎33%的美国天主教徒是西班牙裔美国人Sb9JutE]WzCjqp%&。研究还发现,拉美裔美国人离开天主教的人数逐年增加bp.T&gVGf-Lr。2010年,拉美裔美国人中有67%认为自己是天主教徒*Qi]g2|QL.)*WBNgD。然而到2013年这一比例已经下降至55%YH|yS9TIYOP_^o
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