Amidst all of the craziness in the world and especially in our country’s political landscape, I was recently reminded of a simple truth: our Catholic beliefs will never be mainstream. It will never be popular to be Catholic. Christ Himself tells us: “You will be hated by all because of my name.” 

It seems silly that we would expect anything less than the current hostile climate Catholics find themselves in. In any other situation, this might cause us to despair. But, as we know, that’s not the end of the story. Christ continues: “but whoever endures to the end will be saved.” Mt 10:22

And, that is the task that we are faced with: Enduring. Fighting for our Lord. Winning souls to His side, including our own. 

Christ has already won. The only way we lose is by forfeiting. 

“Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground.” Eph 6:13

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