She also said, "I am not surprised that many people feel lost and unable to decide what to hold onto and what to discard." She warned that thoughtless people “would have religion thrown aside, morality in personal and public life made meaningless, honesty counted as foolishness and self-interest set up in place of self-restraint.” Those words are as timely today as when they were spoken.
As I watched these videos, I thought of Pope Francis, so eager to throw aside our "ageless ideals as if they were old and outworn machinery." And I thought of Queen Elizabeth who committed herself to "her duty." If only Pope Francis had that same ideal and, like his predecessor, Pope St. Pius X, sought to "Restore all things in Christ."
Let us pray that this woman of grace, beauty and dignity is happy in heaven or will be soon. And may God help us all to always do our duty as well as she did and to embrace the goal of St. Pius X and work to restore all things in Christ.