Loading
Government-sponsored secularism is deconstructing the family, says Spanish archbishop

.- In his weekly pastoral letter, Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia has denounced State-backed efforts to secularize society and deconstruct the family by replacing traditional values with those said to be “progressive.”

“For several decades, secular ideologies have desired to take control of the concept of family.  Little by little, these same ideologies introduce variations into the essence of marriage, until they empty it even of its nature as a covenant between the complementarity of the sexes,” the archbishop wrote.

The respect and protection of the family is based on its “contribution to the common good and to the improvement of society,” he continued.  Therefore, those who claim that the family based on heterosexual marriage represents a “conservative model of the past” are “gravely mistaken,” the archbishop warned.

Under the guise of accepting “family diversity,” he went on, the promoters of secularism are deconstructing the family. “Never before in history has what we are experiencing taken place,” he said.

Archbishop Garcia-Gasco also denounced the government-sponsored “Education for Citizenship,” which he called another secularist strategy to indoctrinate young people and instill in them “so-called progressive values.”  

Likewise the archbishop criticized those who are attacking the World Meeting of Families, saying they have carried “their ideological freedom to a point beyond what is admissible.”  He noted that the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches respect for all persons and rejects “all unjust discrimination, or disrespect.  All persons of good will are accepted by the Church.”  At the same time, however, Archbishop Garcia-Gasco called on Christians not to be fooled by radical activists and to be conscious that “every person deserves to hear the saving call of the Risen Christ.”


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic
Apr
21

Liturgical Calendar

April 21, 2014

Monday within the Octave of Easter

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 28:8-15

Gospel
Date
04/21/14
04/20/14
04/19/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Acts 2:14, 22-33
Gospel:: Mt 28:8-15

Saint of the Day

Holy Thursday »

Saint
Date
04/21/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 28:8-15

Homily
Date
04/21/14
04/20/14
04/19/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: