Everything went splendidly. The whole occasion was a wonderful sermon in the best possible sense, clearly composed by the couple with deep faith, hope and love. And the great Richard Chartres, who has been closely involved in William and Harry's upbringing and spiritual formation, gave a tremendous sermon. He was speaking to the two of them, very directly and clearly, but also to the probably more than two billion people worldwide who were watching: the largest live audience of any sermon in history. For comparison the total human population at the time of Christ is estimated at about 200M, and the world population didn't reach 2bn until about 1870.
I imagine it was a happy accident that it is St Catherine's day, but the
This wedding offers faith, hope and love - as all Christian weddings do. By contrast Dawkins and his miserable shrill atheists can offer none of these, and only discern that it is about sex, procreation and power. As Blake says:
Mock on, mock on Voltaire, Rousseau
Mock on, mock on, 'tis all in vain
You throw the sand against the wind
and the wind blows it back again.
* I cannot find a source for this and I think it is a paraphrase. My friend Gloriana has found something close in Catherine's Letter 368 (to Stefano di Corrado Maconi - "a Sienese noble distinguished by a character full of charm and purity" who who joined the Carthusians and ultimately became prior-general) and JPII closed World Youth Day 2000 by saying "the Pope follows you with affection and, paraphrasing Saint Catherine of Siena's words, reminds you: "If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!"(cf. Letter 368)."