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Effective Church, Persecuted Church?

First appeared on 10/18/2013. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

The two do not always go together, of course, but as a general rule, it would seem that the more Christ's faithful represent a goodness which is a sign of contradiction to the world, the more they will be persecuted. The servant, after all, is not greater than his Master.

At the same time, the steady increase in the persecution of Christians around the world cannot be greeted with joy: Persecution of Christians has intensified in 20 nations.

I've been very busy the past few days with both fundraising and the planning of new features for CatholicCulture.org, so I'm afraid my writing has fallen off a bit, and Phil is working hard on a new book that he'll begin showcasing here soon.

Nonetheless, I do feel a need to respond to those who challenged my last commentary on Pope Francis' consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is necessary, I think, to clear away some further misconceptions: The Consecration and Fatima, Redux. ... [more content for subscribers]

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