Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Goes around, turns around
I couldn't help reflecting that when we were ordained Spain, Portugal, Belgium and especially Ireland were profoundly Catholic and in Eastern Europe the Church was persecuted, you could be imprisoned and have your children taken away in Albania just for making the sign of the Cross. Russia was executing and imprisoning priests and trying to eradicate the faith, the gulags had only just closed.
Today things have changed Western Europe is shrugging off the faith and the East is embracing it. In Russia especially politicians seem to see the Christianity as the answer to Russias many problems, including of course its population decrease.
Such is Divine Providence!
There is an interesting article by Marco Tosatti about the present state of the Russian Church today.
Posted by Fr Ray Blake