Catholic Online: Pope Benedict XVI - Totalitarianism and Relativism Arise from the Failure to Respect the Natural Law
6/17/2010 Asia News
The Pope makes it clear the evils of Liberals, Leftist’s and the so called Social Justice crowd.
“When natural law and the responsibilities it implies are denied,” the Pope insists, “the path is opened wide towards ethical relativism at the individual level and state totalitarianism at the political level. The defence of man’s universal rights and the affirmation of human dignity require a foundation. Is natural law not that foundation with the non-negotiable values that it entails?”
Quoting from John Paul’s encyclical Evangelium vitae, the Pope concluded his address saying, “The future of society and the development of a healthy democracy require the rediscovery of essential and native, human and moral values, which come from man’s own truth and express and protect human dignity, which are values that no individual, majority or state can ever create, change or destroy, but can only recognise, respect and promote.”