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Sunday, 5 December 2010

Dictatorship of Relativism in action

Threats of violence from aggressive secularists have forced Cardinal Rouco Varela, Archbishop of Madrid, to cancel an address at the Autonomous University of Madrid. His Eminence was going to speak about "The God who is unknown to 21st century Spaniards." Fr Z, who reports on this, rightly draws a parallel with the cancellation of the Holy Father's proposed visit to La Sapienza University in Rome.

I found it sinister that the Spanish government said that it could not guarantee the cardinal’s security. It may well be a prudent decision, as in the case of the Holy Father, to cancel an event which is likely to be accompanied by TV footage of riot police restraining violent demonstrators. Nevertheless it is one of the most basic functions of a democracy to ensure the safety of people who are going about their lawful business. To say that "we cannot guarantee your personal safety" has long been a tactic of totalitarian governments in the suppression of free speech. This is the "Dictatorship of Relativism" in action.

Original report at EWTN
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