The Remains of the Day [and] The Horror of Surrogate Religions

The Remains of the Day [and] The Horror of Surrogate Religions

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The Remains of the Day

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“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!

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Camillo Langone
Il Foglio
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.

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One comment on “The Remains of the Day [and] The Horror of Surrogate Religions

  1. A crowd of dozens came out to be inspired by the Gospel of climate change and global warming. The faith for centuries, one of spiritual conversion, personal salvation, and redemption from sin through the grace of God, now replaced by the materialist calculus of carbon emissions, reduction of fossil fuels, and cutting back the use of air conditioning. Literally dozens of disoriented progressive modernists now come out to be inspired by the climatological analysis of atmospheric gasses, methane, carbon dioxide, and bovine flatulence emissions, punctuated by the Manichean dualism of South American Marxist wealth redistribution – an unexpected turn for the faith once defined by St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. John of the Cross, and St. Ignatius Loyola who still operated within the supernatural context of faith as a spiritual drama dealing with the salvation of souls. Gone are the days when the charismatic John Paul II drew crowds to St. Peter’s Square to be instructed in such old-fashioned neo-Pelagian triumphalism and small-minded rules, when the environmental imperatives of greenhouse gas concentrations require scrupulous pontifical intervention by the new Jansenists of carbon emission evangelization.

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