.- The president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, Cardinal Stanyslaw Rylko, said this week, âThe time has come to free ourselves from our false hang-ups of inferiority towards the secular world and courageously be ourselves, disciples of Christ.â
During his remarks at the opening of the Councilâs plenary assembly, which this year is focused on the theme, âTwenty years after Christifideles laici: memory, development and new challenges and tasks,â the cardinal stated that âour true problem is not being a minority, but rather having voluntarily become marginal, irrelevant, because of our lack of courage, so that we will be left alone, because of our mediocrity.â
According to the LâOsservatore Romano, Cardinal Rylko denounced the âdictatorship of relativismâ that Pope Benedict XVI has correctly identified, in which universal truth does not exist.
âThe rush to create a ânew manâ completely detached from the Judeo-Christian tradition, a new âworld order,â a new âglobal ethic,â is gaining ground,â the cardinal said, and thus a ânew anti-Christianityâ is emerging that makes it politically correct to attack Christians and Catholics in particular.
âWhoever wishes to live and act according to the Gospel of Christ in the Western liberal democracies must pay a price,â he stated.