The Remains of the Day [and] The Horror of Surrogate Religions
Posted by New Catholic and Adfero on 12/21/2015 at Rorate-Caeli.blogspot.com
The Remains of the Day
Posted by New Catholic
“For a day can bring all mortal greatness low…” – Sophocles, Ajax
The day is March 13, 2013 — its remains could be seen in this striking picture of St. Peter’s Square in the General Audience of December 2, 2015, now a recurring sight, as mentioned by Camillo Langone in his article for Il Foglio just published by us below. How fickle are the multitudes, how untrustworthy are the crowds!… Even when one does everything to please them! Ungrateful plebs!
The Horror of Surrogate Religions: cats are a substitute for children and skyscrapers for bell towers
Posted by Adfero.
December 17, 2015
It doesn’t surprise me if St. Peter’s Square is half-empty, or not as full as expected, I would be surprised at the opposite. And I don’t believe that it’s all due to the fear of running into a Muslim with a passion for explosives. It’s true that in recent years, Catholic movements ( apart from the Neocatechemunals) capable of bringing youth to the Square have eclipsed, being now reduced to their laughable summer rites (yes, I’m thinking mainly about Communion and Liberation ) Further, it’s true that Catholicism at the parish level is aged and consequently trembling (the old fear death infinitely more than the young, for them death is a concrete reality, not an idea). Still, it’s not only this. But principally this: as in nature, the heart of man abhors a vacuum.