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What beautiful Faith there was once in France. So lovely was it, so early in our history was the Faith embraced, that France was called the Church’s Eldest Daughter.

However, for decades now Europe – no, let’s say centuries, since the Cartesian revolution and the Enlightenment – and France in Europe, has been on a suicide mission. European identity is all but destroyed. Moreover, the practitioners of the Religion of Peace have been systematically invading Europe and eating her alive from within. Joseph Ratzinger wrote eloquently about the dissolving identity of Europe.

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Today I read at the Catholic Herald of seemingly systematic attack on French Catholic churches.

You might pay attention to this. You see, people tend to think that these sorts of things, and natural and man-made disasters, won’t happen to them. It’s always someone else, right? Until it’s our turn.


From the CH:

At least 10 incidents of vandalism and desecration of Catholic churches have been reported in France since the beginning of February, according to French news sources and watch groups.

Vandals - Catholic - Churches - Country - Statues

Vandals in Catholic churches throughout the country have smashed statues, knocked down tabernacles, scattered or destroyed the Eucharist, burnt altar cloths and torn down crosses, among other acts of desecration of religious items.

According to La Croix International, one of the earliest incidents occurred February 4 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Houilles, Yvelines, where a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary was found smashed on the ground. The church had experienced earlier incidents of vandalism just weeks prior, when the altar cross was found thrown to the ground and the celebrant’s chair was damaged.

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The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe, a Christian watchdog group, documented another attack at St. Nicholas Church on February 10, when the tabernacle was found thrown to the ground. A 35 year-old man later confessed...
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