“In silence, we enter into the presence of God in our hearts. In the silence, all the noises, the distractions, and even the most legitimate concerns are opportunely relativized, put in relation to the cross, and there the light of the Gospel appears. There, everything is offered to God, including ourselves,” he said.
“It is imperative today to discipline the mind and heart by fixing our gaze on the cross,” he pointed out.
“Modern man has started a terrible war against God and against man: a satanic war. This is why the spiritual battle with evil is part of the Christian life,” he added.
Sarah pointed out that the “man fights to protect nature but at the same time destroys man, marriage, life, and refuses to accept himself in his own identity as a man or a woman.”
“God created us male or female and today we say that everyone can choose to be male or female.”
The African cardinal said “the West has forgotten God and seeks only fleeting pleasure. This has resulted in individuals every day more isolated and with a great existential void.”
5. Inner struggle
“The struggle of today and every day takes place in the heart and is, as St. Paul says, against the spirits of evil. The demons seek my ruin and my estrangement from God at all costs,” Sarah stressed.
The cardinal affirmed that “with transhumanism we want to augment man, make man a machine, a superman, perhaps deceiving ourselves with becoming immortal, invincible, super intelligent, super powerful, making man a god.”
Transhumanism is an intellectual, cultural, and scientific movement that asserts a moral duty to improve the physical and cognitive capacities of humans and to apply new technologies to eliminate unwanted conditions such as fatigue, pain, disease, aging, and death.
Sarah was scheduled to offer a Mass at the National Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe on June 29 and July 3.
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He was also scheduled to meet with priests from the Primatial Archdiocese of Mexico at the Conciliar Seminary.
The cardinal will be the main speaker at the International Theology Course, an event for priests organized by the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, part of Opus Dei.
This story was first published by ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner. It has been translated and adapted by CNA.