Kingdom vs. Empire

Upon his five year anniversary of being Archbishop of Military Services, Timothy P. Broglio said the following:

“I had chosen the feast of the conversion of St. Paul because he was a great missionary, and I thought he would be a great inspiration for this archdiocese which is spread throughout the world, over which the sun never sets; an inspiration, and also an example of apostolic fidelity, and zeal for preaching about the Kingdom of God.”

Interesting choice of words (“over which the sun never sets”), considering it has been used throughout history to refer to empires. At least the Archbishop seems aware of the clear connection between the “glory” of his archdiocese and American imperialism. (Instead of colonies, we have about 900 military bases around the world.)

 

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