In 1867, Matthew Arnold wrote "Dover Beach", a haunting poem evoking the "melancholy, long, withdrawing roar" of the Sea of Faith. As a boomer who finished Catholic elementary school in 1964 and then watched my Church falter, I've found the roar all too audible. So here I wait, listening for the whispers of that Sea's invincible return.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Five hundred sixty
Today is the 560th anniversary of the capture and sack of the great Christian city that was once known as Constantinople, by the noble representatives of the Religion of Peace.