The religion of the rights of man

“The viiolent destruction of the monarchy itself, which was nothing but a visible reminder of the relationship between God and man, is itself a clue to wider intentions”

Vexillum Immaculatae

May 25, 2016                                                                                                                                             The Memorial of Pope Saint Gregory VII

It is hard to underestimate the change that occurred in the outlook of the human race at the end of the eighteenth century.  Prior to that moment, for all of recorded history, the divine had been at the center of human existence.  Even if cultures or peoples of bygone eras had ignorant or mistaken notions of who God is never in their wildest dreams would they have ever even thought…

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