We need faith because our world is full of death.
And so are we. Each one of us will die. So will each nation. Many individuals and nations will also kill. Our world has always been a world at war with itself, because it has been at war with God. Thomas Merton wrote: “We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves. And we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.”
Human nature does not change. Today we live in what the Vicar of Christ has called “the culture of death”, a culture that kills children before birth abd kills children after birth, kills innocence and faithfulness and families. What is the answer to this culture of death?
Faith. The Catholic faith is the answer.
-From Catholic Christianity by Peter J. Kreeft