Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Cardinal condemns liberalism

The leader of New Zealand's 480,000 Catholics, Cardinal Thomas Williams, has published an essay titled "The Spiritual Bankruptcy of Liberalism".

In the essay, Cardinal Williams compares modern politicians to barbarians, writing that "The perennial work of the barbarian is to tear down existing standards, and to debase ideals that have come to characterise a society built on sound moral principle."

He writes also that "Relativism and permissiveness have been deliberately promoted, and morality reduced to purely subjective preference. Our failure to protect basic values and rudimentary citizenship is fast converting our country into a moral wasteland."

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