As Catholics celebrate Easter, I couldn’t help but regard the burning of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral—on the Monday of Holy Week, no less—as an ugly metaphor for the tribulations that our faith is suffering throughout the European continent and the whole of Western civilization.
We live in a nation where Christianity’s historic and longstanding influence continues to wither on the vine. Much of it is a self-inflicted pruning of grand proportions that continues to be well-documented and very accommodating to the prevailing zeitgeist.
A bad beginning makes for a bad ending.” ~Chinese Proverb
Before the ink was dry on the September 22, 2018 Vatican-China secret agreement, t The first targets for destruction by the authorities were two Catholic Marian . Government goons stripped crucifixes from church facades, and began to Leave it to the Chinese to monetize their terror campaign: .
Some detente, Pope Francis! No wonder the details of the deal are still secret.