|"Morality is always dreadfully complicated to a man who has lost all his principles."|
-G. K. Chesterton
Try to debate or just converse with many college students and you will soon realize the extent of a modern epidemic called moral relativism. The cause of this disorder can be explained quite simply; without God there is no basis for reality and everything becomes radically subjective. The natural order is thrown into chaos.
There was a time when hospitals were run by nuns and starving children were given food and shelter by charitable families. There was a time when the Law of God ruled and society was supported by the many institutions of Christian civilization.
Now moral relativism threatens to destroy this natural order by giving anyone the right to question anything.
Absolute freedom is not possible. There must be positive laws to restrain us from the concupiscence of our own fallen nature. I wonder how something so simple could have ever become so complicated? A Christian perspective is after all just a reasonable perspective since everyone is born with the natural moral law engraved on our hearts. Traditional marriage, two sexes, children born in wedlock, large and vibrant families, modesty and elegance in dress, private property... Children don't question these things unless they are prompted to. The right way is actually just the way that makes sense to an innocent mind!
Because of the direct assault against God's Law- and increasingly against the natural law itself- by radicals, friends, governments, and even from inside the Church, the Catholic Lady needs to rise to the occasion. It is her duty not only to understand, but to defend and explain right from wrong to her children, family and in turn to society at large. Have (God's) principles and follow them! There is nothing so important to maintaining order and upholding civilization! Neglecting this will literally undermine order itself.
To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood. When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its womanhood."
-Archbishop Fulton Sheen