In confusing times like the present, we should remember that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth, in the words of Christ Himself…The spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, nor knoweth him: but you shall know him; because he shall abide with you, and shall be in you.But when the Paraclete cometh, whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceedeth from the Father, he shall give testimony of me. But when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will teach you all truth. For he shall not speak of himself; but what things soever he shall hear, he shall speak; and the things that are to come, he shall shew you. But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you. In his First Letter Saint John identifies the Spirit with truth: It is the Spirit which testifieth, because the Spirit is truth.
According to Jesus Christ, Satan is a liar, and the father thereof and the Prince of this world. And since his reign and his influence have never been felt as strongly as they are now in both the world and the Church (General Apostasy of the Hierarchy and the faithful), it is not surprising that the Lie has finally prevailed in both.
Lying is a corruption that destroys the very nature of language, as well as being an attack on one’s neighbor and a direct assault on the virtue of charity. And because every sin is always accompanied by its own punishment, and since humanity has turned away from God and has freely chosen the Lie, the resulting consequence has been none other than the corruption of human nature. So man has turned his life into a repulsive muddy swamp in which he lives as if it were his own habitat, where concepts and words have given way, as a normal thing, to the topic which, because of its lack of content, is also a devious lie and a distortion of language. But the real tragedy of humanity is not so much that it has made lies its normal way of living but the fact that nobody thinks there is a need to consider this phenomenon as a problem.