December 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – I’m the same age as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and I have a question: has he forgotten what Soviet totalitarianism was?
I don’t know who turned up in his elementary school, but children who had recently slipped out from behind the Iron Curtain appeared in my elementary school in the 1980s. They were quiet, and a little secretive, as if their parents had pressed upon them their whole lives the importance of not telling anyone their business.
By high school they had relaxed. They opened up more. Yugoslavs (as they still were then) discussed inter-ethnic rivalries. Hungarian girls mentioned a priest-refugee at their church who had been imprisoned by the Communist regime. Come to think of it, there was a Polish priest-refugee in my own parish church. The grown-ups said that “Father Andrew” had been sent to Canada for safety after another priest, Father Jerzy Popiełuszko, was beaten to death by the so-called Security Services.