Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hope





I saw this picture of the Catholic Knight blog and something about it stopped me and held my attention. When Sharon Stone (revolting woman, yes) said that perhaps China was reaping what it sowed in sins with its earthquake many people responded angrily. She even lost her modeling gig with Dior. I know it's unpopular to even mention that God still judges the nations but didn't our Lady say at Fatima that war was a punishment for sin? Didn't she plead time and time again for nations to repent? And isn't there an horrible amount of bad right here, right now in this country? I'm not even going to get into the abortion crime -- Americans are obsesessed with mindless sex and teenagers chat blythely about acts of fornication that would've made their grandfather's blush with shame to even mention out loud. A good chunk of our population worships animals and nature. Homosexality has become something that you dare not criticize in public. Marriage has been horribly weakend by no fault easy divorce laws and cohabitation is practiced openly. Bastardy is not considered something to be avoided anymore. It's as if most of us have lost our minds. And yet, when I look at this picture I feel hope. Some bad stuff is coming down the pike for this country and being a democracy we will have it coming to us ---good and hard too---but the church that Christ handed to Peter will go on. Love will go on. In the end Mary's Immaculate Heart will triumph.

2 comments:

Athos said...

Hi Dymphna - As I've said, as silly as dear C. S. Lewis was clinging to his Ulsterman protestantism, he had a thoroughly Catholic imagination that he fought fiercely to restrain (The Great Divorce, That Hideous Strength, for example).

He saw with great prescience what we would face..

Monasticism, the "domestic church," and great chivalry with practice of the cardinal and theological virtues are ways we hang in and hang on as we enter the new depths of these Dark Ages.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"Americans are obsesessed with mindless sex and teenagers chat blythely about acts of fornication that would've made their grandfather's blush with shame to even mention out loud."

Perhaps exactly what the pastors of FLDS were trying to avoid until feds stopped them?