The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers.
We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand,
we are obliged to act accordingly.
Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard
The world in which we live is the battleground of the Church.
I believe that we are now living at the end of Christendom.
It is the end of Christendom, but not the end of Christianity.
What is Christendom?
Christendom is the political, economic, moral, social, legal life of a nation as
inspired by the gospel ethic. That is finished.
Abortion, the breakdown of family life, dishonesty,
even the natural virtues upon which the supernatural virtues were based,
are being discredited.
Christianity is not at the end.
But we are at the end of Christendom.
And I believe that the sooner we wake up to this fact,
the sooner we will be able to solve many of our problems.
Venerable Fulton J. Sheen
from Through the Year with Fulton Sheen