One of the most familiar tropes in social commentary today is the loss of Christian faith in Europe in general, and France in particular. The Wall Street Journal recently fretted about the sale of “Europe’s empty churches.”
Could it be, instead, that France is in the early stages of a Christian revival?
Yes, churches in the French countryside are desperately empty. There are no young people there. But then, there are no young people in the French countryside, period. France is a modern country with an advanced economy, and that means its countryside has emptied, and that means that churches built in an era when the country’s sociological makeup was quite different go empty. In the cities — which is where people are, and where cultural trends gain escape velocity — the story is quite different.
Los Padres de la Iglesia, entre los varios rasgos que señalan para describir al sacerdote católico, remarcan sobre todo y reiteradamente su condición de «hombre de Dios».
Lamentablemente hoy por hoy, son muy pocos quienes poseen una comprensión cabal de la grandeza del sacerdocio católico.
As I look upon the desolate landscape of sound bites, tweets and other social media, I cannot help but lament about what has happened to our culture.
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