Even in places where freedom of religion is enshrined in the highest law of the land and where the Church is the largest religious body, pressure is increasing for the Church to condone or even facilitate immorality and outright evil.
And from within the Church, there are many voices perverting the truth.
Thus the words of Saint Paul in today’s first reading (Acts 20:28-38) resonate especially strongly.
I know that after my departure
savage wolves will come among you,
and they will not spare the flock.
And from your own group,
men will come forward perverting the truth
to draw the disciples away after them.
So be vigilant...