A hundred or so (men, women, teens) assembled at 1:00 PM in St. John's today to pray the rosary for our country. It is the only thing to be done because there is no salvation in politics. That needs to be said because a variety of news outlets are predicting that the Biden Disaster will lead to Republicans taking the House and Senate in November's elections. But a lot of really bad stuff will happen before a new Congress in January 2023. Besides that, such a result won't change anything much.
Mark Steyn observed in After America thatThe United States has not just a ruling class, but a ruling monoculture. Its ‘truth’ and ‘facts’ and ‘science’ permeate not just government but culture, the media, the institutions in which we educate our children, the language of public discourse, the very societal air we breathe. That’s the problem, and just pulling the lever for a guy with an R after his name every other November isn’t going to fix it.
Mr. Steyn went on to note that “changing the culture (the schools, the churches, the movies, the TV shows) is more important than changing the politics.” The late Andrew Breitbart taught Steve Bannon that “Politics is downstream from culture” and said he “wanted to change the cultural narrative.” Pat Buchanan explained that war for our culture is a religious war:
As the culture war is about irreconcilable beliefs about God and man, right and wrong, good and evil, and is at root a religious war, it will be with us so long as men are free to act on their beliefs.
The best weapon we have is prayer.
Tom is absolutely right and he is no quietist who wants God to do everything while we sit wringing our hands. He's an organizer who alerts people to get out to town meetings and sign up to speak. I've known him for about 40 years and he is a warrior who fights for faith and family on both the spiritual and secular battlefield.
We are the Church Militant! Let's act like it.