.- Bishop Jesus Garcia Burillo of Avila lamented the desire of some in Spain to impose âa secular gospel where the values of the Kingdom of God are substituted with âprogressive valuesâ and the âreign of secularism,â whose signs are abortion, euthanasia and secularism.
In his latest pastoral letter, the bishop pointed out that recently leaders have been speaking of a âtransformation of Spanish societyâ that will âchange the mentality and lifestyle of todayâs society, which is now passÃ©, into a future of progressâ with âsignsâ such as âabortion, euthanasia and secularism.â
He called on the faithful to reflect on this issue and to realize that the expectations of the ruling party are âin reality signs of death and not of life.â
Bishop Garcia Burillo warned that euthanasia is being proposed as âa personal right to death with dignity,â when âthe practices that we know of, which are used to widen this right to die, consist in the sedation of a person in order to make him or her disappear.â
He also referred to the school course Education for Citizenship, âwhich aims to teach our children and teenagers according to the dominant cultural trends, a culture of death, a culture of equality of gendersâ that âaspires to be the educational basis of a truly secularist society, according to the anthropological model proposed by the State.â
Parentsâ right to conscientiously object to the course must be respected, he added.
Bishop Garicia Burillo said Catholics should take a break from the media, which encourages people to selfishly fulfill their own needs without limits and sows âa reign of confusion.â