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“The secular and religious intolerance of our day needs to be confronted monkregularly and publicly. Believers need to call the bluff of what is, even in most parts of Europe, a small minority with disproportionate influence in the media. This is one of the crucial tasks for Christians in the 21st century.” (…)

He said: “I think we’ve been tempted in the past to try to make Catholicism more attractive by going quiet or softly on the so-called hard teachings, the call to faith, the call to forgiveness, the call to sexual fidelity. Cut-price Christianity doesn’t work – it’s never going to be cost-free.”

Cardinal: confront secular intolerance

By Mark Greaves -13 March 2009

Cardinal George Pell has said a crucial task for Christians today is to “regularly and publicly” confront secularists who want to push religion out of the public sphere.
The cardinal – one of the Church’s most influential voices – said Christians needed to show secularised societies that “there are better ways to live”.
He made the comments at a lecture at Oxford last week on “Varieties of Intolerance: Religious and Secular”, organised by the Oxford University Newman Society and sponsored by The Catholic Herald.
He spoke of a “dangerous” new trend across the English-speaking world to use anti-discrimination legislation to curb religious freedom. To fight this intolerance, he said, Christians needed to regain their “self-confidence and courage”. (altro…)

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