These recent trends are siginificant since the upcoming World Youth Day is set to take place in Spain on August 16 through 21. To read the article in its entirety click here. I truly believe that Spain is the first battleground between Catholicism and this new dictatorship of relativism that is quickly taking Europe by hostage.
The pope spoke eloquently and prophetically about the dangers of this new dictatorship as he said in 2005,
"How many winds of doctrine have we known in recent decades, how many ideological currents, how many ways of thinking. The small boat of the thought of many Christians has often been tossed about by these waves - flung from one extreme to another: from Marxism to liberalism, even to libertinism; from collectivism to radical individualism; from atheism to a vague religious mysticism; from agnosticism to syncretism and so forth. Every day new sects spring up, and what St Paul says about human deception and the trickery that strives to entice people into error (cf. Eph 4: 14) comes true.
Today, having a clear faith based on the Creed of the Church is often labeled as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, that is, letting oneself be "tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of doctrine", seems the only attitude that can cope with modern times. We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one's own ego and desires."
Given Spain's troubled history with anti Catholicism since the Spanish Civil War it is my prayer that the voice of Christ is able to pierce through the noisy, lifeless clamor of relativism.
To read my other post that I wrote titled, "The Rapid Decline of Spain" click here.