Saturday, April 04, 2009

Europe and the Faith

I have never said that the Church was necessarily European. The Church will last for ever, and, on this earth, until the end of the world; and our remote descendants may find its chief membership to have passed to Africans or Asiatics in some civilisation yet unborn. What I have said is that the European thing is essentially a Catholic thing, and that European values would disappear with the disappearance of Catholicism.
- Hilaire Belloc, 1936

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That man was a prophet.