Paulinus expressed a little shock and horror at a doctor who took an oath of loyalty to the Crown and publicly broke it.
Father Roy Bourgeois promised obedience to the authority of the Church and yet took part in a non-Catholic female ordination, at which he preached.
Fr Peter Dresser in Australia preaches and writes the that Jesus is not God, yet says the creed every Sunday.
The Financial Crisis is based on people making contracts to pay back loans and then defaulting on the debt.
One (or in fact several) of my parishioner's husbands has been having an affair despite the promise he made of lifelong commitment.
I know it is simplistic to expect people to keep their oaths and promises, and their word but at the root of the great crisis in both the Church and the world is simply a failure to keep one's word, to be truthful.
The disillusionment with politics, and with so much else in the UK is based on a breakdown of truth and therefore trust, it is this which is at the root of moral relativism. Where there is no Truth and honesty, there is no trust and ultimately no communication, and therefore society itself breaksdown.
He who is the Truth comes to rescue us from untruth.