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Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Sin of the Century is the Loss of Sin


In 1946 Pope Pius XII visited the United States and addressed the United States Catechetical Congress held in Boston, 
with these words, 
 "The sin of the century is the  
loss of the sense of sin."





Ten years later a book was published by The Westminster Press entitled: "Situation Ethics: the new Morality" by Joseph Fletcher.  His theory "situational ethics" refuses to accept an absolute standard of morality...He is a  forefather of abortion, euthansia, eugenics, and cloning... in our culture today.   In other words, selfish motives are the trend of the day. (Joseph Fletcher's theory will be explained in separate article.)


Pope Pius XII's prophetic words are so true today in horrendous clarity... there is no conscience anymore--everything goes... AND if one stands up for what is morally right, we are shut down as bigots, moralists who want to 'control people'...moral decline is heralded as 'truth'... God is replaced by selfishness and the "ME".. What I want, what is good for ME...

You can't turn on television or the radio without being bombarded with sins of adultery, immoral behavior, lies, sexual perversity, disrespect...the list goes on.  Initiating our youth with their agenda of perverse lifestyles and immorality.  

When I was growing up the ideals of being sinless was in everyday life.  I was taught the 10 Commandments, how to respect others, the consequences of lying, of respecting your own body by how you present yourself to others (clothing or lack of)--not taking drugs etc..   The shows on television like "Leave it to Beaver" had moral values, maybe the actors themselves in their private life were not great examples, but shows were geared toward family values, respect for others, positive values and virtues that should truly be part of our lives.  (Now, I am ashamed with what is called 'entertainment'.)



By the 60's this all fell to complete gutter talk, actions and lifestyles... with sexual freedom coming to the forefront with the birth control pill--and then, as Pope Paul VI prophesied, the great sin of abortion.  

It was like the proverbial snowball gaining strength and momentum the further down the moral highway it goes --- leading to destruction -- hell is the outcome.  How many souls have been lost to hell?  Only God knows how many have found themselves in hell because of their loose morals and following the trend of 'anything goes.'  

Check the numbers of those contracting sexual diseases--even the seniors have gotten into the act (I guess they are the 1960 liberal reformers of anything goes)...

 A recent article on Gawker.com exposed that according to a recent New York Times  op-ed from Ezekiel J. Emanuel, studies find that STDs are rising in communities of single senior citizens.
A recent article on Gawker.com exposed that according to a recent New York Times  op-ed from Ezekiel J. Emanuel, studies find that STDs are rising in communities of single senior citizens. - See more at: http://connectingdirectors.com/articles/43441-condoms-funeral-directors-risk#sthash.6BDU0Kzs.dpuf
Chlamydia infections increased by 31 percent and syphilis infections increased by 52 percent for for Americans over the age of 65 during the years of 2007-2011. Those are basically the same statistics for Americans in their early 20s, says the report. - See more at: http://connectingdirectors.com/articles/43441-condoms-funeral-directors-risk#sthash.8PBXm6hp.dpuf
"Chlamydia infections increased by 31 percent and syphilis infections increased by 52 percent for Americans over the age of 65 during the years of 2007-2011. Those are basically the same statistics for Americans in their early 20s, says the report. - See more at: http://connectingdirectors.com/articles/43441-condoms-funeral-directors-risk#sthash.8PBXm6hp.dpuf

Chlamydia infections increased by 31 percent and syphilis infections increased by 52 percent for for Americans over the age of 65 during the years of 2007-2011. Those are basically the same statistics for Americans in their early 20s, says the report. - See more at: http://connectingdirectors.com/articles/43441-condoms-funeral-directors-risk#sthash.8PBXm6hp.dpuf
Chlamydia infections increased by 31 percent and syphilis infections increased by 52 percent for for Americans over the age of 65 during the years of 2007-2011. Those are basically the same statistics for Americans in their early 20s, says the report. - See more at: http://connectingdirectors.com/articles/43441-condoms-funeral-directors-risk#sthash.8PBXm6hp.dpuf

"The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish."


Did we know it would happen to the extent that it is today?  How many of us just said oh it will blow over... or, there is nothing we can do about it. We had been warned by many in the Church from Pope Pius XII, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and even now by Pope Francis. 

I myself am amazed and sick of heart and soul of what has been happening.. The latest -- the Miley Cyrus issue that was more than shocking, it was disgusting--and the sad thing is she is convinced that she has the right to show this filth to our youth!!!  


 
“To recommend political and economic panaceas for the world problem of dehumanized forgotten man, is like recommending face powder for jaundice, or an alcohol rub for cancer. It is not our bodies that are ill; the soul of civilization is sick. The world is in a state of moral sin and it needs absolution.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen (The Cross and the Crisis)



It seems to be a runaway train that is heading for a bridge collapse. How can we stop this?  Can we?  


I don't want my grandchildren and future generations believing that immoral behavior is 'okay'.. I guess we all must fight this through our family teachings, through church and prayer.  Can we fight this and win?

What do you think? 

Check out this blog http://fallibleblogma.com/index.php/the-sin-of-the-century/

and  http://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=1336