The Five Wounds of Secularization

As a first step in better understanding the New Evangelization, it is helpful to have practical examples of how a person is in need of conversion. In an effort to “put a face” on the ways that people concretely encounter the lure of secularization, the Catholic Diocese of Salina has constructed an outline of “The Five Wounds of Secularization.” The “Five Wounds” relate to five different messages transmitted by “the world” that assault the life of faith and the hope offered by the revelation of God in Jesus Christ. These Five Wounds are:

  1.  Busyness
  2.  Consumerism/Materialism
  3.  Violence/Revenge
  4.  Individualism/Relativism
  5.  Entitlement