Pope Benedict, in a letter issued yesterday about the criticism he has received over lifting the excommunications of 4 SSPX bishops, made a statement which defines everything I've been saying lately about the state of the world:
"In our days," he wrote, "when in vast areas of the world the faith is in danger of dying out like a flame which no longer has fuel, the overriding priority is to make God present in this world and to show men and women the way to God.
"The real problem at this moment of our history is that God is disappearing from the human horizon, and, with the dimming of the light which comes from God, humanity is losing its bearings, with increasingly evident destructive effects."
God bless our Pope. Please pray for him.