Europe's ongoing rejection of the Church is manifested by the EU Constitution's Christophobic amnesia, and by the calculated disregard of the old Catholic community -- a community bound together by Latin, pilgrimages, Councils and Christian culture. Now look. Hyper and post-modern structures like cubes have eclipsed cathedrals (those messy, gothic, unbalanced and fecund-looking things -- so very outre for the pomo savant).
Here's an arresting thought: Though it would take decades for such a situation to develop, a Europe potentially defined -- from its leadership down -- by a broadly anti-Western Muslim majority would pose striking civilizational challenges to the U.S.
Has any of Chesterton's fans out there noticed how wonderfully precogniscent is his book, The Flying Inn? Especially the last chapter. And this was written when the most threatening Muslim power was Turkey.
Not to mention any link between the rejection of the Church, and the current drought and locust barrage.