Americans are losing the ability to connect to God due to secular ideologies, according to Cardinal Robert Sarah.
In a keynote address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Cardinal Sarah said that in the United States, "God is being eroded, eclipsed, liquidated," Catholic News Agency reports.The Cardinal speaks truth. And it's truth that we should be hearing from every parish priest, every bishop, and every Cardinal.
Cardinal Sarah pointed out specific events "in the name of 'tolerance'" that have contributed to this erosion, including "the legalization of same sex marriage, the obligation to accept contraception within health care programs, and even 'bathroom bills' that allow men to use the women’s restrooms and locker rooms."
"Should not a biological man use the men’s restroom?" he said in his prepared remarks. "How simpler can that concept be?"
He further warned that subversions of the church's teachings – including a "demonic 'gender ideology'" – could lead to the family unit becoming "a place where human beings can be humanly and spiritually wounded."
To combat these subversions, Cardinal Sarah encouraged the audience to "be prophetic, be faithful, and above all, pray."
"The Holy Father [Pope Francis] openly and vigorously defends Church teaching on contraception, abortion, homosexuality, reproductive technologies, the education of children and much more," he noted.
"In the end, it is God or nothing."