A lovely article by Peter Hitchens, which is a must read.
Hitchens is wrong about the Ukraine and Crimea, and his disdain for Putin is, ironically, in contradiction to what he writes about the resurgence of Christian Russia. He characterizes him as a tyrant. We should be so lucky to have such a "tyrant" in America.
When Hitchens describes the rebirth of this land which began after Communism was swept away and the essence of Christianity started to creep back into the lives of the people, it awakened in me some new hope for Catholics who now live in this surreal world of disorientation and the almost total absence of the essence of Catholicism in their lives. When the horrible "regime" of Modernism from Rome on down to the tiniest country church is at last swept away like the Bolsheviks were swept away perhaps Catholics will again experience a rebirth like the one occurring in Russia. The Russians had to see just how bad life was without Christ when under the Communists. Perhaps this is why God is allowing the decimation of the Church by its own leaders, so that we, too, will see how life is without Christ.
Then afterwards, hopefully, rebirth. May God hasten the day.
Read the whole article here.