Global Culture of Indifference

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With all the sophisticated new technology we now have, it is possible to surmise that that there would be a greater awareness and desire to help those in need. Unfortunately, the opposite seems to be true, and we are developing a culture of indifference. During the Pope’s recent visit to the refugees on the Island of Lampedusa, he spoke of such indifference: “Today no one in the world feels responsible for this; we have lost the sense of fraternal responsibility; we have fallen into the hypocritical attitude of the priest and of the servant of the altar that Jesus speaks about in the parable of the Good Samaritan: We look upon the brother half dead by the roadside, perhaps we think “poor guy,” and we continue on our way, it’s none of our business; and we feel fine with this. We feel at peace with this, we feel fine! The culture of well-being, that makes us think of ourselves, that makes us insensitive to the cries of others, that makes us live in soap bubbles, that are beautiful but are nothing, are illusions of futility, of the transient, that brings indifference to others, that brings even the globalization of indifference. Read full Homily – Blog Post of July 8, 2013 at Whispers in the Loggia, entitled:

“Welcome Among the Least” – On Europe’s “Island of Tears,” Pope Asks Church: “Where Is Your Brother?”

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