The Fading Cross: Christianity in European Cinema #CriterionBlogathon

(This is my entry for the Criterion Blogathon, which looks at films in the Criterion Collection.)

There’s no question that the 20th century, particularly the second half, was when Christianity saw a major decline as a political, social and cultural force in Europe.

It’s not hard to understand why: with two generations largely […]

Missing Christians

Whatever your views of the brouhaha over Syrian refugees (and many of them are refugees — which colors the debate over, but does not resolve the issues involved with whether or not to take them in) there is no doubt that the group is mostly Muslim even though Syria’s total population was 10% Christian […]

The Problem of Islam

Reposted and updated from this past January

We have been well informed and well warned about the true nature of Islam since its very beginning:

“When the candidatus was killed by the Saracens, I was at Caesarea and I set off by boat to Sykamina. People were saying “the candidatus has been killed,” and […]