The world is confused and floundering. Nations are in anguish, self-deceived and deceiving. Morality fails. The last lights on the black west dim. We are on the brink of utter destruction.
And so, what is the solution?
Should we argue from natural law? Tempting. We could try to establish “common ground” by our own efforts.
I don’t reject such efforts. However, the global strategy must be Christ and Christ Crucified. Natural law will not save you if you can do it all. But you cannot do it all even if you know it all. And you cannot know it all unless you know Christ and his One True Church. Every other church and every other religion gets something about Natural Law wrong. I don’t think there is a single exception to this contention. And it is not an accident of history. Original sin has darkened the mind. What we are obliged to know we will not come to know adequately unless we come to Christ. Yet Christ has adequately born witness to himself and bestowed on his Only Church the adequate signs of her divine constitution. Hence, we must build on Christ or perish.
Incidentally, we hereby also avoid Pelagianism.