The head of the Roman Catholic Church here believes local Catholics are losing their religious values.
Bishop Gabriel Malzaire is raising several questions, as Catholics observe the season of lent.
“Has the atmosphere or the environment in which we live, has it changed? Has there been a change of tempo? … The festivities that are being organized for the enjoyment of people, have those things changed?” Bishop Malzaire questioned.
He said Catholics must examine their faithfulness to the teachings of the church.
“I think more often than not people go with the flow. The entertainment things are advertised and we go with it, no matter what time. I think people are losing a sense of religion; they are losing a sense of purpose or why we are here on earth, why we are here as Christians trying to live up to what Christ has called us,” Malzaire stated.
He underscored that peoples’ consciousness of religion appears to be depleting “year after year”.
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