Cardinal Mercier and WWI Admin Thursday, July 24, 2014 It would be good to think that the evils Mercier struggled against are no longer relevant in the modern world. Of course, they still are, which is why we need to celebrate his name and his example. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.