Monday, October 11, 2010

And Persecution In France

Everyone here is going to start thinking I'm just turning into some sort of news service on the horrible. It's not the case, although there is a lot of horrible stuff happening right now. I've been out for a while and the news has piled up, so I'm trying to get it out there.

This is from the Eponymous Flower:

Since the 1st of January 2010 there have been 140 Catholic cemeteries and 183 Catholic churches and chapels desecrated.

Bruce Hortefeux (52), French Interior Minister, said this in a conference on the 22nd of September.

The reason for the Minister's explanation was the violation of almost twenty Catholic graves in teh 2,700 population community Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan in Western France.

Hotrefeux in his presentation explained, that such incidents are "insufferable".

Actually till now the French State has done almost nothing to raise the consciousness of the violence against Catholicism.

How nice that they are getting around to taking a look at this. A question raised on the blog that deserves some reflection, though, is where are the bishops in all this.

Some of the vandalism is described elsewhere in the article. It's enough to have gotten attention if the number of places involved is even close to being accurate. Hopefully, we'll be able to keep track of this to see what they really do to deal with the problem.


Tancred said...

There's a lot of good stuff happening too, as you know, but this stuff doesn't get enough attention in the Press as it is.

Throwback said...

As an aside, I've come to embrace the return to monarchy myself.

Keep hope alive.