secularism

Catholic Quote of the Day — Archbishop Charles Chaput

Archbishop Charles Chaput

“Politicians who say they personally oppose abortion, but then don’t work to change the laws in order to protect unborn life, are examples of the most damaging kind of secularism.  Their faith life has virtually no effect on their public service.”  (Archbishop Charles Chaput; Living the Catholic Faith, p.69) Print this entry

The Most Effective and Radical Remedy Against Idolatry

Confronting Aggressive Secularism One of Pope Benedict’s greatest priorities has been to respond to the worsening secularism in western culture that is attempting to rebuild society on atheistic foundations. He has been confronting the efforts of those elites seeking to ban God and religion from public life, repeatedly reminded the world that when we forget God we not only lose […]

Defending Reason is Defending the Church

“Man is a rational animal,” which is to say that he is a reasoning being.  When he argues irrationally, he may come in for sharp criticism.  But he may find himself the target of even sharper criticism when he argues rationally. Being a bit irrational may be praised as creative, high-spirited, bold, and adventuresome.  Remaining within the strict confines of […]

Daily Quote from Archbishop Chaput

We live in a time when the Church is called to be a believing community of resistance. We need to call things by their true names. We need to fight the evils we see. And most importantly, we must not delude ourselves into thinking that by going along with the voices of secularism and de-Christianization we can somehow mitigate or […]

Daily Quote from Archbishop Timothy Dolan

Maybe the greatest threat to the Church is not heresy, not dissent, not secularism, not even moral relativism, but this sanitized, feel-good, boutique, therapeutic spirituality that makes no demands, calls for no sacrifice, asks for no conversion, entails no battle against sin, but only soothes and affirms.  -Archbishop Timothy Dolan Print this entry