Tony and the ChurchIt is always wonderful when we hear about those who embrace the truth of the Holy Catholic Church, and it doesn't matter if that person is great and mighty or poor and lowly, the Lord welcomes all to the Church equally.
When a notable person embraces the Faith, it is hard to avoid noticing-especially when that person is a recently-departed Prime Minister of a country whose conversion we've been collectively praying would occur for over 500 years. Today, the Holy Catholic Church welcomes into our august ranks the Right Honourable Tony Blair, PC. In reading of Blair's reception into the Church, I noticed this little statement:
The former prime minister told the BBC this year that he had
avoided talking about his religious views while in office for about 10 years for
fear of being labeled "a nutter."
The poor PM had this inner Catholic that he felt he couldn't let out because people would think he was nuts. I think that is a pitiful shame that once-Christian England has become a place where leaders apparently think the populous will think they are crazy if they say "I'm your Prime Minister, and I love the Lord."
It makes me thankful that the secularists have not managed to ruin our country in this way just yet. Our leaders can still pray, and sometimes it is even expected of them. Whether it was FDR during the Normandy invasion, or President Reagan after the Challenger disaster, God is still God in this country-whiny Leftists notwithstanding.