Archbishop Paul Cremona speaks to Kurt Sansone about the Holy Communion controversy, divorce, and Church leadership.
The Church is perturbed by secularisation. Why?
We have to distinguish between secularisation, which is the process of dividing state from Church, and secularism, which is a way of saying that any mention of God or religion is alien to society. The Church is not happy with secularism especially because in some countries it has become a kind of ideology that does not permit, among other things, the manifestation of any religious symbols.
On the other hand, secularisation is a good thing and the Church has benefitted from it because now it is a moral power. Secularisation should lead to a pluralistic society, and while the Church cannot dictate things it has the duty…