.- In an eloquent message to the faithful of his Archdiocese, Archbishop Domingo Castagna of Corrientes, Argentina, warned that in some traditionally Catholic countriesâsuch as Spain or Mexicoââan open and merciless campaign of de-christianizationâ exists.
The Archbishop expressed his hope that the same thing will not occur in Argentina, where âthe deep Catholic faith of innumerable Argentinean citizensâ still prevails, but he warned that âthe relativism and lack of faith of just a few people in powerâ would be enough âfor laws and judicial norms to be passed that would go against the beliefs of 80-90% of the population.â
Archbishop Castagna added, âPeople speak with great eloquence about respect for pluralism but they do not speak in the same way about respect for the faith of the majority. In the name of non-discrimination the majority is discriminated against and obliged to accept a system that goes against its faith and morals.â
The Archbishop likewise denounced the ideologues who âwould strip religious truth all of its rights and give them instead to ideas about man that deny it.â
In this sense, he reminded authorities that âit is their job to preserve unity while being respectful of diversityâ and to ensure that ânobody in a properly ordered society feels like a stranger.â
Archbishop Castagna argued that certain legislation that appears to be âprogressiveâ is in reality âa true erosion of constitutionality,â and that the confusion of those ideologues who are currently in power is due to a âlack of knowledge of the nationâs fundamental values.â