FROM THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER (EWTN)
...Meanwhile, it emerged today via the blog
of the president of the Polish bishops’ conference, Archbishop
Stanislaw Gadecki, that Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for
Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, outlined two main,
immediate global threats against humanity in his intervention.
Echoing Pope Benedict XVI, he spoke
of a dictatorship of moral relativism, which is especially reflected in
gender ideology and Islamic fanaticism, such as in the various jihadi
movements, especially the Islamic State group (ISIS). The cardinal
compared these two ideologies to the totalitarian expressions of the
20th century — communism and fascism. Moral relativism, according to the
cardinal, breaks down the family and leads to the loss of true
From gender ideology flows euthanasia, abortion and homosexuality,
leading to ruthless practices depriving man of his human dignity.
Contrasting with gender ideology that flows from moral relativism,
Islamic fanaticism leads to the terrible abuse of the human person.
Archbishop Gadecki said his fellow synod father, Archbishop Henry
Hoser of Warsaw-Praga, was “deeply impressed” with the theological and
intellectual depth of Cardinal Sarah’s intervention.
“His was not the voice of a prophet of doom, but a voice that flowed
from the deep need of the awareness that we know how to react to such
events,” Archbishop Hoser said...