We are privileged to live in the most remarkable times.
This year and next will see the 1700th anniversaries of some of the most important events in the whole history of Western Civilization:
Constantine's vision of the burning cross: 24th October, 312
The battle of the Milvian Bridge: 27th October, 312
The Edict of Milan: 13th June, 313
Any of these three, or all three taken together, could reasonably be seen as the origin of "Christendom" (as distinct from "Christianity") - i.e., the worldly rule, the political dominance of the Christian religion, in the West.
But now, in 2012, it's all over - even in the U.S. - arguably, the last redoubt of honest Christian belief.
Not only have Christian views on divorce, birth control, abortion, homosexuality &c - all of which were legally enforced, just a couple of generations ago - been completely overturned, both legally and culturally, but The State now seems determined to force [what little's left of] The Church to subsidize practices that are antithetical to [what it may at one time have seen as] its mission.
These are just amazing, epochal events.