The person I refer to has also recently toured America no doubt claiming more innocents.
When someone tells you it’s ok to have a good time, life is for living, lighten up about sin and God tells me this, He wants you to just be happy etc, I have tried and failed to reconcile those suggestions with Our Lords instructions and I couldn’t, simple as that.
I’ve no doubt some Catholics and other Christians might fall foul of these attacks because the message is beguiling but it’s the uninitiated I am fearful for. There are now huge swathes of people who are only interested in the answers provided by science or indeed not interested at all.
You said “Today even the Christian conscience is imaged as a beast good only for tossing into the forgotten past.”
There is this idea that Christianity is an old idea, an anachronism and not relevant to today’s hip and happening world. You and I know this isn’t so but when children are not being taught even about the happenings of two thousand years ago (which incidentally isn’t actually that long) let alone things which have happened more recently then it’s not surprising that religious beliefs have waned. Perhaps the answer is to carefully choose from the lives of the saints, especially the more modern saints inform people of those things in addition to the Gospels. To make it relevant for the young. After all the Holy Spirit is a difficult thing to believe in if you have never witnessed it or it’s effects.