Catholic Church outlastingI saw this picture the other day and thought: “how clever, how true.” Every form of oppression has collapsed on itself rather than bring true human freedom. Reflecting on the historical legacy of Communism, Cardinal Ratzinger writes,

“No one can any longer seriously deny that what was supposed to be a movement to bring freedom was, along with National Socialism, the greatest system of slavery in modern history: the extent of the cynical destruction of human beings and of the world is very often passed over in shame and silence, but no one can deny it any longer” (Truth and Tolerance, 233).