“According to religious statistics, old Europe is still a part of the earth that is almost completely Christian. But there is hardly another case in which everyone knows as well as they do here that the statistic is false: This so-called Christian Europe for almost four hundred years has become the birthplace of a […] Joseph Ratzinger: “a Church of pagans” — Dover Beach
Seemingly shocking but true, this article published in 1958 by the future Pope Benedict XVI is profoundly prescient and speaks prophetically into our days. (Published when I was but 11 years-old.)
I’m re-blogging this in connection with our focus upon breaking out of old wineskins and becoming new wineskins for the Holy Spirit and carrying the Blood of the Lamb .