People are coping with this pandemic in ways hard to believe, despite all kinds of frustrations.  I saw my home parish transmit a Mass on Youtube, and the sound was all but inaudible.  Yet when I went to the St. Edward Confessor parking lot, it was almost full for a Mass with proper spacing and masks.  It means humankind is still feisty.

Nevertheless predictions for what this pandemic will bring are not cheerful, and it warrants a good deal of supernatural help.  That kind of help is always unostentatious, and some people don’t even notice it.  But it is there for the discerning.

If we’re not now in the hands of God, what are we?  A hopeless lot, to be sure.  But history has proved otherwise for Western Civilization, and I believe we’ll come through again.  Say Amen.

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