Culture resisting faith, says Nichols6 September 2012
Public culture in Britain is resistant to religious faith, the Archbishop of Westminster has said.
In his homily at the Preston Guild Mass, last Saturday, Archbishop Vincent Nichols said "we live in a culture which is in thrall to all that can be achieved through our mastery of so much potential".
However, he said: "many aspects of the public culture of our age seem intent on rejecting every influence or claim that comes from beyond the horizons of this visible world - everything that appears not to gain legitimation from scientific and technological discovery." He added: "Such perspectives, as in religious belief and in every horizon of eternity, are not readily given their place in our public culture, whether in the form of prayer or religious symbolism."
He also encouraged the faithful to be "confidently Catholic" during the Mass held at St Walburge's Church in Preston.
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