By John Zmirak, a Senior Editor, The Stream - Bastille Day, France’s national celebration held every July 14, is the perfect moment to reflect on such melancholy questions. It was the birthday of radical secularism and idolatrous ultra-nationalism. To this day, those are the forces fighting for control of the failing body of France. Neither one can save it.
By Stephen Beale, Catholic Exchange - First, in colloquial terms, we don’t usually think of God as being active when considered in Himself. Even in relation to creation, God’s power is such that He merely says the word and it is so. After all, God created the whole world merely by speaking and it was so, as Genesis tells us.