The Transylvanians assemble in the gay lobby (just off the offices of the CDF) and watch with rapt attention as events unfold as an attractive fraulein serves Reinhard Marx's favorite Bavarian brew.
Don't dream it, be it.
That is, a loyal member of the Plain Ol' Roman Catholic Church. Who knows what abominations our generation may have to endure? We have faith that there will be a course correction for the Barque of Peter. Maybe not the next pope, or the one after, or any pope in our lifetimes.
The Adversary is at the peak of his power, feels the Bear. October is not as invigorating, the leaves are weak in their color, as if the very life is being sucked out of our world. We should be afraid, and cling to our pitiful weapons: the Mass, the Rosary, scripture, prayer, good works. They only seem pitiful. They're actually powerful.
Far more powerful than our anger. Our anger towards the Church pleases the Devil, because we are not peaceful, but prideful; not like little children, but disobedient, or on the verge of it. The Church remains the Church. If you're all in, you believe this.
Above all, we should pray for God to intervene. Don't tell Him what to do, just pray for Him to rescue us and set things right! The Jews were captured, and taken to Babylon, leaving behind a destroyed temple and a ruined Jerusalem. Seventy years later the most unlikely thing happened. Cyrus conquered Babylon and ordered the release of the Jews. What's more, Cyrus commanded that all the treasures of the temple seized by Nebuchadnezzar be returned to Jerusalem! Cyrus made funds available to assist with rebuilding the temple. Later the Jews received permission to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, too. (A big deal in the days when a walled city had the ability to resist its overlord.)
Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered;
let those who hate him flee before him!
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
as wax melts before fire,
let the wicked perish before God!
Amen! Psalm 68. That is a very powerful prayer, worth memorizing. The Bear loves to memorize scripture. He usually forgets it, but retains enough of a memory to be able to find favorite passages.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; besides all these, taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:10-17)