From the parish priest at Mass yesterday at St. Edward the Confessor in North York.
The Jesuit theologian Karl Rainer (1904-1984) famously said “the Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist.” The priest likened this to mean that for people without a personal experience of God, Christianity will cease to exist. This seems to haves come to pass in Canada.
Some countries support the religion of the people. Pakistan supports the Muslim religion. India supports the Hindu religion. Russia supports the Russian Orthodox religion. The Philippines supports the Catholic religion. But Canada does not support the Catholic religion. It did at one time, but not anymore. The culture does not carry us. It is now up to our Christian communities to carry us.