Pope Speaks of Relativism and Totalitarianism, as Consequent to Abandonment of the Natural Law

In his Wednesday audience the Holy Father expounded upon the compatibility of Faith and reason, distinct but not divided in their divine Source, the Logos.  His words were profound in their sublime eloquence as he drew upon the perennial principles delivered to the Church and to all men in the wisdom of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

Here’s a clip from the CatholicOnline report: When natural law and the responsibilities it implies are denied,” the Pope insists, “the path is opened wide towards ethical relativism at the individual level and state totalitarianism at the political level. The defence of man’s universal rights and the affirmation of human dignity require a foundation. Is natural law not that foundation with the non-negotiable values that it entails?” Full report is here.