Photo taken yesterday evening in front of Rome's Jesuit Univeristy.
Belloc, Dawson and Chesterton saw this implosion coming years ago.
"Protestant culture decayed from within from a number of causes, all probably connected, although it is difficult to trace the connection; all probably proceeding from what physicists call the 'auto-toxic' conditions of the Protestant culture. We say that an organism has become 'auto-toxic' when it is beginning to poison itself, when it loses vigor in its vital processes and accumulates secretions which continually lessen its energies. Something of this kind was happening to the Protestant culture towards the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth..."
-The Great Heresies by Hilaire Belloc, p. 138.