Mr Coulombe's thoughts on the future of existing states. 'The zombie governments of this world shall continue to bounce off each other until they rot completely.'
By Charles Coulombe, BA, KtSS
While the soul—like the Church—is indeed immortal, neither the body nor the State are. The zombie governments of this world shall continue to bounce off each other until they rot completely.
The First Sunday in Lent is, in the Byzantine Calendar used by both Catholics and Orthodox of that Rite, the Sunday of Orthodoxy. It is an observance that honours the triumph by the orthodox Catholics of East and West over the Iconoclasts at the Second Ecumenical Council of Nicaea in 787 AD, at a time when Rome and Constantinople stood firmly united. Although a Latin Christian of the Anglican Ordinariate myself (though a cradle Catholic), this year I found myself carrying an icon of Bl. Emperor-King Karl of Austria-Hungary in the traditional procession with icons which is a feature of the day’s observances. It was with that in mind that—after the equally traditional denunciation of various heresies which follows—I listened to the commemorations of various degrees of believers, including: