“St. José Marello exhorted his spiritual sons to prioritize love and obedience to the teachings and directives of the Holy Pontiff. Those were times of a rationalism that was intolerant to any spiritual dogma. Our age, on the other hand, is one of a sprawling relativism, which undermines the very foundation of our faith and strips our idea of Christian fidelity out of any meaning”
Speech to the participants in the General Chapter of the Oblates of Saint Joseph
Pedro Gabriel, MD, is a Catholic layman and physician, born and residing in Portugal. He is a medical oncologist, currently employed in a Portuguese public hospital. A published writer of Catholic novels with a Tolkienite flavor, he is also a parish reader and a former catechist. He seeks to better understand the relationship of God and Man by putting the lens on the frailty of the human condition, be it physical and spiritual. He also wishes to provide a fresh perspective of current Church and World affairs from the point of view of a small western European country, highly secularized but also highly Catholic by tradition.