But 14 July 1789 is the day of the fall of the Bastille. Today marks the triumph of violence and vulgarity and irreligion.
That triumph is not destined to last forever; Christ will return victorious. The job of the Catholic until then is to endure, to preserve, to encourage, to defend. Tolkien captures the sense of this in the words of Galadriel to Frodo in the Fellowship of the Ring:
"Together through ages of the world we have fought the long defeat.”
Our Lady of Victories, pray for us!