Rolling Hills of Mid Devon, England, by Simon Ward.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Father Jay Scott Newman Reflects on 9-11

Upstate South Carolina and Catholics in the Greenville area in particular are very fortunate to have one of today's most brilliant and eloquent homilists in Father Jay Scott Newman.

We strongly urge all of our visitors to take time to listen to the homily he delivered yesterday, placing the events of ten years ago into proper historical perspective.  He reminds his parishioners that yesterday's anniversary also marks an earlier Islamic assault on Christian civilization - the Islamic siege of Vienna in 1683.  

We very deliberately dedicated this blog's very first post to that battle.  We predicted in that post that just as Poland saved Western civilization in 1683, Poland, the only nation in Europe still permeated with deep Christian faith, may yet again be the instrument through which God saves his people.

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