Here’s how I see it …
In my lifetime, we have witnessed the most aggressive campaign to overthrow God that has been seen in all of civilization. Sure, not all sides are perfect, but one side is totally dedicated to continue this anti-God campaign, while the other side has all “those who are serious about their faith” rooting for God, and getting in the battle to save our country. The choice is crystal clear, when one sees it in this context. Did Christians squirm at Constantine’s morals? Yes. But, were they grateful how he opened the way for Christianity to thrive? Yes.
I am convinced we are in the throes of the greatest spiritual war of all times. While much of it is played out in the political theatre, it goes to the heart of everything we Christians hold near and dear to us, because it is a battle fought for Deus Vult (The will of God).
The enemy, just as it was in the Crusades, is seeking to seize ground by force and unjust tactics, while we are trying to protect this ground or even reclaim surrendered ground.
Here is my assessment …
  • More Christians have died for their faith in this past century than all other centuries of church history combined.
  • Since 1973, 1,720,000,000 babies have been sacrificed on the altar of sexual hedonism.
  • Sex outside of marriage has become the norm. Humans are copulating as they were the beasts (hook-up culture).
  • Birth control is a way of life.
  • Marriage has been redefined for the first time in civilization.
  • Illegitimacy rates have soared.
  • The divorce rate is at epidemic proportions.
  • Sodomy and homosexuality are celebrated openly.
  • Grown men must be allowed to share bathrooms with little girls.
  • With the advent of high speed internet, scores of men, in particular, are now addicted to pornography and masturbation which, in their spiritual death, makes them incapable and disqualified (no grace) to serve in this spiritual warfare.
  • Drug use and addiction has exploded.
  • Islamic terrorism has erupted worldwide.
  • Christian values and morals are disparaged as a “problem,” not a remedy in our culture, as religious freedom is under constant assault.
  • Every major institution of influence has been captured by the radical secular left … The media, Hollywood, TV, universities, public schools, theater, the arts, literature — they relentlessly promote the false gods of sexual hedonism and radical individualism.
  • In this Information Age (television, internet, etc.), the anti-God indoctrination is, as never before, in hyperdrive.

And then read:

Lloyd Marcus:  Defining the Enemy in These Final Days before the Midterms

Francis Porretto:   Claw-Back

Clarice Feldman:  Tuesday Will Tell: Blue Wave or Red Tsunami?

Gospel for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost
Extraordinary Form of the Mass

Matthew 8:23-27 

Jesus Calms the Storm

23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.

27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”