Pope Benedict Warns of “Secularism”, Words Clearly Relevant to American Politics – Page 2

The Pope is chiming in on the secularist problem in America. Thank you nebraskaenergyobserver for the great post.

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From the Technorati blog. We don’t have to be Catholic to understand and appreciate his concern.

Pope Benedict XVI raises his voice against the “dominant culture of secularism in America” and, between the lines, he attacks Obama’s policy in favor of contraception, gay marriage and abortion, preventing a true freedom of conscience to American Catholics. Pope Ratzinger received some American bishops, in the periodical “ad limina” pilgrimage, led by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, head of the church in Washington, and other bishops of the area that was the cradle of American Catholicism, to ask with force “committed lay Catholics”, “well formed” and “having a strong sense critical of the dominant culture” because “secularism” threatens the core values of American culture.

In this important meeting Pope called on the church in America, including politicians and other laypeople, to render “public moral witness” on crucial social issues and to “counter…

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