An anonymous reader left a long quote from Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich on my post about the Synod. These two visions reminded me that, although we are war with the world, we have a general leading us in whom we can place all our confidence. So fear not. The worst that the world can do is kill us, and if we die for the faith, we have a direct, non-stop ticket to heaven. Follow the advice of Padre Pio: "Pray, hope, and don't worry."
The victory is the Lord's. We have nothing to fear. Keep the faith and defend it and all will be well! Our Lady of Victory, pray for us.