The HHS is forcing Catholics and others to violate their consciences. Proposition 8 lost its appeal (no pun intended). My state, NJ, is pushing through a bill to redefine marriage and narrow religious exemptions. The leading Republican candidate is looking more and more like the leading Democratic candidate, leaving little hope for change (pun intended). The US military is censoring Bishops' pastoral letters to their flocks. The NDAA has overturned habeas corpus. Susan G. Komen will continue to fund Planned Parenthood. Religious organizations are barred from renting space in public school buildings in NY.
Sounds like the sky is falling. My message is this. Take heart. the sky is not falling. Relax. Take a deep breath. And pray. As St. Francis said "Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society."