“The evil that man does lives after him.”
In no way, am I proposing to condemn Jan Hus; his writings and heretical theology judge him. When you are present in church or at some type of discussion on the faith and the teachings of the Magisterium, you may think, “Well that’s a heresy, but why make waves! This novelty of disobedience will soon pass away.”
Heresies have attacked the Church before, and she is still standing. Jesus made a promise that hell would not prevail against his Church, and he has kept his promise for over 2000 years. That’s all well and true, but how many dead bodies were left behind by the disobedience of a few possibly (or not) well-intentioned dissidents!
The story of the Infant of Prague cannot be truly told without the background of a nation whose spirituality was buried under an avalanche of radical humanism that would turn into open and blatant revolution. As always, the enemy of God and His Church go after the young and intelligent. Our youth, for centuries on end, have sought answers, often at the cost of faith.