We are in a fire-fight.

As we look at the destruction and the decay that the post-modern culture is falling into, it should be clear to any thinking person of goodwill that Satan’s fire is being cast about the Earth; abortion, the abuse of women, voluntary sterilization through contraceptives (literally, against life), pornography, sleazy celebrities, Machiavellian politicians, a legal system of powerful ideological tyrants, the breakdown of the family through divorce and willful single parenthood, the prolonged adolescence of men, the loss of the dignity of work, mainstream gluttony, homosexual expansionism…and the beheading of human beings by Islamic monsters, both in country and in the Middle East.  There is Hell on Earth.

There are clearly sides being taken.  Some are on the side of Jesus Christ and some are on the side of the Devil.  Many are like frightened or dozing sheep, stuck in the middle.

In the end there will be no middle, only life and death.

Surprised?  We shouldn’t be.

Here is a quote from St. John Paul II, then Cardinal Wojtyla, from 1976:

“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. I do not think that the wide circle of the American Society, or the whole wide circle of the Christian Community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, between the gospel and the anti-gospel, between Christ and the antichrist. The confrontation lies within the plans of Divine Providence. It is, therefore, in God’s Plan, and it must be a trial which the Church must take up, and face courageously…”

Brothers in Christ.  We must realize that we are in a serious battle; the lives of our wives, children and family and friends hang in the balance.  Each of must choose to fight against the force of darkness.

We’re in a firefight with the Devil; Catholic men need to rise to battle in Christ.