It’s not living the radical Gospel Christ taught. God’s faithful people, inspired by a saint who stood up to the Soviet Union and seemed to have no fear, can turn this around. The flame in their hearts — if even but a glimmer in darkness — demands it and may yet serve as a beacon for others.
(Kathryn Lopez is the editor-at-large of National Review Online www.nationalreview.com. She can be contacted at email@example.com.)