Over the last several years there has been an increasing number of articles appearing in the news on the drying up and gradual disappearance of the world’s great rivers and reservoirs. If water doesn’t soon come from the heavens, this drought will monumentally dwarf other issues we face combined.
New World Order
History has rhythms of ebbs and flows, and is the natural course of all prior civilizations. America at this point in time is no different from previous empires, from those that have risen and fallen. There are times of tranquility, peace, and prosperity that often transition to times of confusion and war.
Over the last year several years and more so just recently, Ukraine is again in the international crosshairs causing great consternation and grief. Several key questions must be asked? Why is it so important to the United States? And what can the U.S really do about it if Putin decides to invade Ukraine? What would the war look like and who would be involved? How far will it go into Europe with its repercussions?
Let me unravel the muddled thinking of Francis Xavier Maier who in a piece today that he wrote for “The Catholic Thing” declared it would be obscene “if Ukrainians ignored the memory of Russian criminality in their country for the sake of a dubious peace.” Maier infers but does not declare that the U.S. should provide Ukraine military aid; and he chides various conservative voices on the American right who caution restraint in this regard.
We are embarking upon a new year. Far from being downcast, I feel a great sense of optimism. I have personally seen what a little holy water, the sight of a crucifix, and mere mention of the holy name of Jesus does to Satan and his minions. They are dust compared to the Word made flesh. Despite all the demonic threats, the mantle of Our Lady protects us and St. Michael and the holy angels surround us.