Saturday, November 22, 2008

Last Things

While I have generally resisted the tide of growing pessimism that has been reflected in various corners of blog-world regarding the state of our society, I think it's safe to say that, when the normally-sanguine Richard John Neuhaus starts openly discussing Kulturkampf, then things are very bad indeed.

For myself, I think Cardinal Stafford's recent remarks at CUA are a comprehensive summary of why we as a society have lost our way, and why there very well may be no return. I recommend reading the entirety of his remarks, and reflecting on them in conjunction with the close of the liturgical year.