Election Night 2012 – Words of wisdom from Fr. Richard J. Neuhaus

“For those whose primary allegiance is to the City of God, every foreign country is a homeland and every homeland a foreign country. America is our homeland, and, as the prophet Jeremiah says, in its welfare is our welfare. America is also—and history testifies that this is too easily forgotten—a foreign country. Like every political configuration of the earthly city, America, too, is Babylon. It is, for better and worse, the place of our pilgrimage through time toward home. Until the human pilgrimage reaches that destination, which I expect is no time soon, we cannot help but, through our tears, sing the songs of Zion in a foreign land.”

Fr Richard John Neuhaus (American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile; HT: Patrick Langrell, FB)

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