Originally Posted by Darryl1958
The liberal world is a very sequested, closed and narrow one indeed.
[quote="Rich_Olszewski, post:6, topic:202440"]
If so, why does it control nearly everything? :confused:
God is the very "glue" that holds all things together, that is, the whole order of the cosmos. When man begins to toy with God's order, and furthermore reject the very One who is the Glue of that order, creation itself begins to come apart. As we take God out of society, chaos takes His place. The value of life *is being replaced by the *value of death. Hence, in our times we see the grave threat of war, terrorism, and regional conflicts; an increase in suicide, genocide, euthanasia, and infanticide; an increase in violence in our homes, schools, and streets. How odd it is that we tend to think of this as a normal part of our culture-something which would have shocked even the most lukewarm soul fifty years ago. It is said that if you throw a frog into boiling water, it will jump out. But if you slowly heat the water, it will remain in the pot and boil to death. We are beginning to boil, and many within the Church seem unaware...
...At World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado in 1993, the Holy Father further defined this fog:
Vast sectors of society are confused about what is right and what is wrong, and are at the mercy of those with the power to "create" opinion and impost it on others. The family especially is under attack. -POPE JOHN PAUL II, Homily, n.4, Cherry Creek State Park, World Youth Day, Denver, Colorado.
Our rejection of God and his moral laws has a direct effect on nature. Our oceans are dying, various land and sea animals are beginning to inexplicably disappear, bee and bird populations are diminishing, weather patterns are becoming more erratic, and sexually transmitted diseases, famine, heat waves, droughts, flooding, and wind, ice, and hail storms are ravaging countrysides and peoples, fron one extreme to the other, as well as more frequently. What we see in nature is a reflection and response to what is occurring in society, and more explicitly, in the hearts of men.
From: The Final Confrontation
The Present and Coming Trial and Triumph of the Church
+Jesus, I Trust In You!