Approval and affirmation from the world should be “undesirable” to Christians, Fr. Edward Meeks of Towson, Maryland, posited in a recent homily.
According to Meeks, the failure to be countercultural on the part of “so many Catholics, including, sadly, some priests and bishops,” has contributed significantly to the “precipitous moral decline of our culture.”
“In an effort to be accepted, far too many Catholics have remained silent and passive while the society that we live in has become more and more debased,” he said.
“For too long we have sacrificed decency and righteousness and truth on the altar of so-called relevance and tolerance and diversity. Far too many Catholics have been polite and accepting and non-confrontational, to a fault. And for our efforts, we are now witnessing a culture that is in the throes of societal suicide, a culture that is rapidly self-destructing before our very eyes,” Meeks added.