In his Easter address at St Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney, the Head of the Family Firm told the congregation a secular society was a fast track to loneliness.
"I have emphasised human loneliness this Easter because that is what expert observers of our society are saying is a real problem," he said.
"It is what we would expect to occur given the secularist philosophy we have embraced. This philosophy emphasises the individual and individual rights, it invites us to invent our own lives and it undervalues commitment to other human beings. It is a recipe for loneliness and the path to a very lonely old age."