It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Post-Christian Europe

PROFILE OF FAITH: Empty seats surround parishioners during
Ash Wednesday mass at St. Gervais church in Paris.
(Sunday attendance is higher.) Worship is declining across Europe.

Across Europe,the conflicting currents of secularism, Christianity, and Islam are compelling Europeans to wrestle with their values as never before. In this first installment of a three-part series, the Christian Science Monitor examines the forces that are shaping European identity - and explores why the Continent is debating what role, if any, religion should play in public life....

read full story here

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: As the above photograph illustrates, Christianity in Europe is all but dead. Secularism has failed and the occult has left Europeans spiritually empty. What young Europeans face today is a choice. Either they can return to their Christian roots, or embrace the emerging European Islam. Based on the latest opinion polls, it could go either way.