I heard some good news from EWTN today. Apparently, Mother Angelica has stabilized nicely after having the feeding tube put in. You can keep up with her at the EWTN Facebook Page.
It has been a decade that she has suffered – and I am sure she offers it all up for this bleeding world of ours. What a gift to the Church and the world she has been!
I see that one of the names of the shooters in San Bernardino today is Syed Farook. I imagine this means federal authorities will soon dismiss it as “workplace violence” or “disgruntled shoppers.” I don’t know if I said it here, but I told friends the day after the French shootings that Paris was the beginning of the downfall of President Obama. Our government has reached Monty Pythonesque levels of absurdity. The old “dead parrot sketch” looks like a documentary next to the absurdist statements coming from the president these days.
My first few days back home are really the first days of real decompression since early June. I have several projects I need to get finished. I said at the beginning of November we had entered a new phase when the worldly dysfunctions would speed up to a dizzying pace. Some have told me I am already right. We’re just coming out of the chute. I won’t be focusing on all the details of the dysfunction. These things must come. Rather, I have spent a lot of time contemplating how to address this new wave – how to practically take the next right step and be that sign of hope as darkness gets downright smothering. I have told you before, it is not what it seems. All those who think they are winning battle after battle are deceived: they have delivered themselves up to judgment. When all is revealed, it will come right quickly.
I have a piece I will put up tomorrow afternoon, whether I am fully satisfied with it or not, entitled, “What is Truth?” It opens the theme that will dominate for a while – that we are to live as the Family of God.