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Cardinal Wuerl laments push toward ‘monolithic’ secularism

Catholic World News - January 23, 2012

Commenting on Pope Benedict’s address to US bishops on religious liberty, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washingotn lamented the push towards a “monolithic secularism” in the United States.

While Cardinal Wuerl believes that the “vast majority” of Americans still hold to the common values expressed in the Declaration of Independence, “today there is a push toward a secular society, as if somehow, secularism has a hegemony over the public order.”

“We’re talking about a pluralistic society in which all the values are present, in which everyone has a voice--and this is being challenged today, even eroded today, by the idea that there is a monolithic secular society that should be the only voice in the public order.”

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