.- Moral crisis in society must be cured by the family, archbishop says
Archbishop Julian Barrio of Santiago, Spain praised the values of family, respect for life and human dignity this past Saturday as ways to overcome the âgrave consequencesâ of an âanthropological and moralâ crisis in society.
On the Feast of St. James, Archbishop Barrio urged Spaniards to ârecognize the transcendent meaning of the personâ in âtodayâs difficult situations.â He also denounced abortion and euthanasia, saying ârespect for life from conception to natural death is fundamental.â
In this sense, he continued, the âanthropological and moralâ crisis affecting society is spreading the idea that âeverything goesâ and that it is okay to âexperiment with the person in the different dimensions of his existence.â
âMan has inherent dignity and cannot be considered as an end for someone else,â he stressed.
The archbishop called for the building up of âa society in which the moral and spiritual principles that guarantee the sacred respect for the person are lived out.â