.- During the inauguration of a summer course on modernization in Spain, Cardinal Antonio CaÃ±izares of Toledo denounced the existence in Spain and the Western world of a social revolution aimed directly at undermining the Christian roots of the West.
During his remarks, Cardinal CaÃ±izares denounced the existence in Spain of a plan presented as a âmodernizationâ movement, but that âin reality seeks to modify the social and cultural reality of Spain, transforming its identity.â
âThis social and cultural project aims to construct a secular society without any moral or religious reference, attempting to impose nihilist thought and deliberately eliminating everything Catholic from public life,â the cardinal said.
While such a plan is present in the West in general, âit is especially intense in Spain,â he added, where it is supported by âpowerful and sometimes dark forces, present everywhere from the media to schools.â
The promoters of this plan âhave made the Catholic Church their target,â as they see her and the family as the main obstacles to their plans. âThus the Church is presented as the enemy of democracy and modernization, opposed to science and progress, against freedom, the enemy of happiness or the promoter of division, confrontation and violenceâ¦in an effort to isolate religion to private life,â the cardinal stated.
âThe silencing of God is the fundamental event of our times,â he continued. âThere is nothing else that compares in terms of its radicalism and serious consequences.â
In the designing of this new society, Cardinal CaÃ±izares explained, relativism plays an important role, since ânothing can be said to be definitive, it is at the center of a society that constantly doubts itself. There is no law, only rights that are restricted or broadened according to the will of whoever is in power. In all of this is the concept of man as a being autonomous of the will of God, who counts for nothing.â