Is Paris Turning?
Some Unexpected Signs of Christian Vitality in Post-Christian Europe
by Matthew W. Maguire
The faithful surround the altar—students, parents, the elderly, and children fill the chairs in the nave, the transept, and the apse. The priest has just welcomed a new catechumen. Now, in his homily, he urges the congregation to remember that in baptism, God is at work: “Baptism is not simply something we choose . . . it is God who calls us. We must be ready to listen to his call and serve him!” The congregation listens intently, and sings its hymns enthusiastically.
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Matthew W. Maguire is Assistant Professor of History and Humanities at Kenyon College. His book The Conversion of Imagination has just been published by Harvard University Press.
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