No historian should be taken seriously unless he is also a theologian and philosopher.
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“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold … Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world”
There are two ways to look at history. One way is to see it as a series of random occurrences. The other way is to view history through the lens of Kairos.
Many public monuments have been the focus of vandalism or have been toppled in recent weeks.
Fr. Schumacher, whose priestly ordination was in May 2019, addressed a shouting mob, attempting to inform them about St. Louis’ life, saying, “St. Louis was a man who willed to use his kingship to do good for his people.”
The bishops said that they “vigorously and wholeheartedly support” efforts to identify, and repair historical instances of racism against members of the African-American and Native American communities, but that on the specific question of removing statues and other public images, the actual history of the individuals must be considered.
During the eighteenth century, the saint founded nine Catholic missions in the area that would later become California, many of those missions would go on to become the centers of major California cities.
Pope Francis went on to say that Christianity is also more than an exclusionary vision of an “‘elite’ of people chosen for the truth.”