I like posts that talk about the end of the world. Use the word "apocalypse" in a link and I will click.
That being said, we are certainly at the end of the world, in some sense at least. Possibly, of course, the actual end of the actual world (Do you go to confession regularly?).
But certainly we are near the end of the world we know, as Americans and/or Catholics who were brought up thinking we were in a certain paradigm. That paradigm, if it really even existed as we thought, is definitively crumbling. What takes its place, we can't know, but it sure doesn't look good.
Communism, while not acknowledged as the driving force of policy by governmental policy makers, is the driving force of policy. And the Church is mostly silent, though there are many Churchmen who cheer it on and actively assist it. Among the latter is the Pope. Can you believe it?
The country that had historically taught its citizens (rightly or wrongly) that it was the best hope for freedom and justice on this guilty earth, has become a bureaucratic tyranny. To wit: Government-enforced medical "care" that requires funding of abortion, sterilization, and contraception-- and that gives government panels the right to decide if you live or die. Government-enforced lunacy that requires citizens to call formalized, serial sodomy "marriage", and gives sodomites power to brainwash children, through allowing adoption and also through a Stalinist propaganda-style "education" regime.
As Isaias prophesied, "The effeminate shall rule over them." People, this is undeniably true, and the scriptures speak of it as a punishment. Rainbow flag that.
As an aside, the unbridled hubris and hatred of that crowd, adopting the rainbow-- the sign of God's covenant with man to spare him destruction by water-- as their banner just makes me spit. But, as God always wins, and even His enemies unwittingly proclaim His Glory, note this: Sodom was destroyed by fire from the sky. The rainbow is a sign of the covenant that God will never again destroy man by flood. Do the math. I like to look at the rainbow flag as a sign of just how the destruction of the reign of sodomy does come about.
Don't get me wrong. It won't be pleasant for anyone, good or bad, to stand under that rain. Didn't Our Lady warn us about this at Akita? We know this-- and suspect there may be something about it in the messages we have been prevented from hearing at Fatima.
Our bishops are outraged at Donald Trump
These topics, you know, are vehicles that the government can use against us to take our money and property. Forced health insurance is a tax, said Chief Justice John Roberts. Global warming requires a global tax, implies the Pope.
"The power to tax is the power to destroy," said Chief Justice John Marshall.
Print money. Go into unrepayable debt. Fight stupid and expensive wars everywhere. End free speech. Encourage immorality. Emasculate the Church. Ignore God.
This is the policy of every Western nation, the community of nations, and unfortunately, the Church's leaders.
This is unsustainable.
Wait, no, I'm sure it will all end well.
Rereading this, it sure sounds gloomy. I was just trying to be realistic. But I would like to end on a "bright", as they say in the local news business. So remember this, too: