Surviving in a Secularized Society

“There is another form of poverty! It is the spiritual poverty of our time, which afflicts the so-called richer countries particularly seriously. It is what my much-loved predecessor, Benedict XVI, called the ‘tyranny of relativism,’ which allows everyone to create his own criterion and endangers the coexistence of peoples. But there is no true peace without truth.” With greater strength, we have to present to the World the saving truth that was incarnated in Jesus Christ. As the ethical values inherited from Christianity that once upheld our societies come to their final destruction, we should understand that there is no common good without reference to the principles taught in a constant way by Catholic doctrine…

Devotion to the Immaculate Heart

On June 13th, 1917, on the feast of St. Anthony, in Fatima, Our Lady showed to the three children her thorn-wreathed heart, and said, “God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.” Here we have to remember that the sufferings of Our Lady were prophesied by Simeon who foretold that a sword of sorrow would pierce Our Lady’s heart, at the presentation of Christ in the Temple. In the first place, this devotion entails acts of reparation. The thorns that surround the Heart of Mary represent our sins and our rejection of the love of Our Mother, and even the graces that we do not dare to ask because we are afraid of taking new and difficult responsibilities.