I have been experiencing, perhaps coincidentally for a little more than three years now, feelings of spiritual desolation and a state of generalized sadness. Who knows why? Certainly, things in the Church and the world at large have never been better.
And also coincidentally, I have recently discovered the wonderfully distracting power of Kentucky straight bourbon.
As though he looked right through me, His Holiness gave a homily the other day that proves that the charism of the office operates regardless of the occupant, as Caiphas proved in his prophecy that it was better for one man to be sacrificed than the whole nation. Even the hint of the number of doses of distraction is simply uncanny. From CNA: