World of false messages needs the Gospel, Toronto cardinal says

World of false messages needs the Gospel, Toronto cardinal says

Anaheim, Calif., Aug 8, 2012 / 05:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Embracing a spirit of prayer and joy, Catholics are called to spread the truth of the Gospel in a world saturated with false messages, said Cardinal Thomas C. Collins of Toronto.

This false wisdom which has shaped modern society is “antagonistic to Christian faith, and even blind to what human reason itself reveals,” he said. Communicated effectively, these misguided ideas are attractive “to Catholics as much as to any others, who are unconsciously absorbing the false wisdom of the age.”
In response, Cardinal Collins said the Church must not only to evangelize those who have not heard the truth presented effectively, but also fight the de-evangelization of many Christians.

The line* “This false wisdom which has shaped modern society is … even blind to what human reason itself reveals”* jumped out at me. Much of what I read in newspaper editorials often goes against ‘human reason’ but is defended as wisdom/tolerance.

Here is a commentary on this story via Zenit.

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