Mar 10, 2005 / 22:00 pm
Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia, Spain, is calling on the Spanish to avoid becoming “silent spectators” in the wake of the current changes and transformation taking place in the society of the third millennium and to not allow “history to steer us toward the absurd and to suffering.”
“Human freedom and social responsibility allow us to change what appears to be the course of history,” the archbishop said in his weekly letter, alluding to the disturbing state of affairs in areas such as scientific research, the family, public opinion and women’s issues.
In his letter, the archbishop said that genetic research that allows “selfish or economic ends to trump ethics is a grave error,” adding that “ethics violations translate into victims who we then try to forget about or silence.”
Referring to the area of public opinion, Archbishop Garcia-Gasco lamented that “some polls seem to have been carried out in order to spread preconceived ideas against religion as trendy and worthy of imitation.”