"But the men and women in our technical age risk becoming victims of their own intellectual and technical achievements, ending up in spiritual barrenness and emptiness of heart," he said.
To combat such a void, he urged the faithful to open their minds and hearts to the birth of Christ.
"The modern age is often seen as an awakening of reason from its slumbers, humanity's enlightenment after an age of darkness," he said. "Yet without the light of Christ, the light of reason is not sufficient to enlighten humanity and the world."
A little humanity is good except, of course, for our brothers and sisters practicing sodomy, and even those who would, if not for their vows. They just need to be fixed.