Pope Benedict and the crisis of truth

In an especially moving passage from his recent speech in Vienna, Pope Benedict XVI said, "It should be everyone's concern to ensure that the day will never come when only its stones speak of Christianity." By now this has become the consistent refrain from Benedict - namely, that the secularisation of Western society stands as its greatest threat. In certain respects, I am inclined to agree with Benedict in affirming the positive role religion has played in shaping our cultural heritage. But the problem is that Benedict's concerns are misplaced betraying an almost blinding insecurity - Jeffrey Robbins