Saturday, June 26, 2004

Cardinal Thomas S. Williams - New Zealand

In a strongly worded essay entitled "The Spiritual Bankruptcy of Liberalism", Cardinal Tom Williams yesterday attacked a string of policy changes - from the Civil Union Bill to prostitution law reform - and likened modern politicians to barbarians.

"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 said.

"The modern barbarian may be soberly suited and stylishly presented, their weapon the skilful use of spin doctors to dupe the unwary, the unsuspecting and the uninformed. The outcome is no different." . . . [READ MORE]

SOURCE: "Cardinal laments descent to 'moral wasteland'", by Eugene Bingham.
New Zealand Herald June 26, 2004.