Secular 'ethics' drive belittles religious faith: Cardinal Pell
Catholic World News - May 21, 2010
A campaign to promote ethics instruction in schools reflects a growing hostility toward formal religion, remarked Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia.
Cardinal Pell pointed out that a solid majority of Australians identify themselves as Christians. Since the Christian faith provides moral instruction, he reasoned, the emphasis on a secular study of ethics "proceeds as though nearly everybody was irreligious." He added that many opinion-makers seem to take it for granted that "religious considerations are inappropriate in public life."
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