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Monday, May 30, 2005

Is the West lost?



This is an interesting article by Brian Walden about the growing hostility between America and Europe. He gives decent consideration to the idea that the root-causes are spiritual and demographic, that liberalism is but a self destructive prelude to the triumph of Islam, but draws no conclusion. Perhaps, if the 'non' really is the end for the constitution, the Church will have more time to rally and to construct a better institutional model, one open to the Faith and to the Atlantic. This relies on American Catholics getting their act in order too, crushing liberalism and pushing up to fifty percent. Not impossible...

"The world grows old, but the Church is ever young. She can, in any time, at her Lord's will, 'inherit the Gentiles, and inhabit the desolate cities.'"