Read this brilliant homily yourself.Pope Benedict XVI: “How many winds of doctrine we have known in these last decades, how many ideological currents, how many modes of thought… The little ship of thought of many Christians has been not seldom agitated by this wind â€• tossed by an extreme to the other: from Marxism to liberalism; from collectivism to radical individualism; from atheism to a vague religious mysticism; from agnosticism to syncretism and ways like that. Each day seven new are born arising as St. Paul said from the trickery of men, from cunning in the service of error (cf. Ephesians 4: 14). To have a clear faith, according to the Creed of the Church, comes frequently to be labeled as fundamentalism. While relativism, that which allows itself to bear ‘what is of every wind of doctrine’, appears as a unique position at the height of contemporary times. It is constituting itself a dictatorship of relativism that recognizes nothing as definitive and that allows as the ultimate measure only one’s own ego and one’s own desires.”
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