FRENCH CATHOLICISM WORRIED INTO PRAYER
Somehow I suspect a connection and that something is wrong…. In France the Catholic Church is going to revive a reasonable enough tradition for Christians – specific, centuries old prayer(s) for France. France is a secular country that lacks Christianity and with it spirituality generally,. It’s an unhealthy situation one can often almost feel in the air for the dreariness, bitterness and morbid pessimism around death that pervades the nation. (I speak as someone who once lived and worked there and any idea the place is “romantic” is simply one-sided). Prayer for France was a tradition begun in 1638 by Louis X111 but got dropped in modern times. But what is the pretext for this call for revived prayer and what is the day for it?
Sure enough the trigger for new concern is recent secular legislation existing or proposed with gay marriage (which two…
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