Ignatius Insight links two follow-up articles from Catholic World Report and Homiletic and Pastoral Review on Pope Benedict's visit to England and Scotland last month.
In the first, George Neumayr comments on the new Battle of Britain.
In the second, Donal Anthony Foley recalls Pope St. Gregory the Great sending St. Augustine of Canterbury to bring Christ to the Anglo-Saxons: "Non Angli, sed Angeli! The Pope's visit to Britain."
Both articles are steeped in history. Neumayr's references the more recent history of World War II, which Pope Benedict mentioned several times during his visit, reminding the people of Great Britain how they had stood up to great evil in the mid-twentieth century. Foley rehearses Warren Carroll's thesis that the English Reformation prevented the restoration of Christendom, which the Holy Roman Empire and England could have fostered.