“The Treachery of Change”

“Alongside our ignoble life – there is another: ceremonial, incorruptible, immutable: the life of the church. The same words, the same movements – everything as it was centuries ago. Outside time, that is, outside the treachery of change.” – Marina Tsvetaeva

I was reading Marina Tsvetaeva’s Earthly Signs: Moscow Diaries, 1917-1922 just at the time that Wikileaks revealed the scandalous efforts on the part of the Clinton crowd to infiltrate and subvert the Catholic Church.

So many others have spoken on this outrage that there’s no need for me to add anything, but I have to say that it gives Tsvetaeva’s “treachery of change” a whole new meaning…


Tsvetaeva is speaking here about the Orthodox church in Moscow in 1919 or 1920, just as it was about to be suppressed by the Bolsheviks.  While the fate of our Church will doubtlessly be less dramatic, I don’t know that our rulers’ plans for it are fundamentally different – only less open,

For more on the Fifth Column within the Catholic Church, see Is there a deeper network behind the ‘Catholic Spring’?.

For more on Earthly Signs, see Charles Simic’s Tsvetaeva, The Tragic Life.


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