.- The archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal Antonio Canizares, denounced educational programs in the country that aim for âthe disappearance of man, of the truth about man,â despite the fact that manâs greatness is âfound in God.â
Without explicitly mentioning the Education for Citizenship course, the cardinal lamented that educational programs in Spain promote âa godless anthropology.â âThatâs the reason for the position of the bishops and of so many Christians who have responded to certain educational aspects [of Spainâs pro-homosexual educational program], because we are conscious that of what is at risk,â he said during a farewell Mass for three priests who are being sent to Peru.
In this sense, Cardinal Canizares criticized modern society saying that âtodayâs culture has no future because it is based on a defeated mankindâ and goes against the gospel values.
âTodayâs culture sees a humble mankind as a defeated mankind, as a mankind that has no perspective or future, because everything depends on mankind, on the decision of mankind, on mankind that only worries about himself,â he explained.
The cardinal said the âspirit of the modern ageâ is characterized but a âconstructivismâ that destroys man. The media contributes to this withdraw of God from manâs life, âand we are swallowing that in a suicidal and unconscious manner.â
âWe need to follow Godâs model and not that of the cynics. We need to follow the path of the wise, to follow the wisdom of God, because thus we will walk in the truth that makes us free,â he said.