Please Lord, help us in our ignorance as a society, to overcome the moral sloth that post-war liberalism of the 60’s and 70’s has brought us to, our slide, our moral decay; bring us back to values of decency and purity, and to overcome the lethargy that encloses, turn back the tide, O Lord, in America today, and in other countries that look to us for an example. Please Lord, of all things, correct the folly of politicians in this state-ist system of ours whose life-training is to please, remembering that (quoting my father quoting a famous French(") commentator on American society, de Toqueville) “if you give every many a vote he will ultimately vote himself more dollars” and, re the “dumming down” of society (also quoting my father), "democracy caters to the lowest common denominator (which is sexual profligacy?) In light of the life and light of Jesus, Lord, who also catered to the least of us, let democracy in America, contrary to my father’s words, find salvation in the simplicity of the common people, especially the simplest and most beautiful thing of all, a woman pregnant, preferably in wedlock, the “best thing” of the OT as shown again and again, the gift of a child to a woman being among the most precious miracle He bestowed, and He chose to show himself to us in this very same fashion, through the gift of a Child, the most precious life ever known, to a poor, humble, and pure woman, different from all of us…
I only have to think of my pet mouse, who was so glum as we, my son an I, sat with her talking; I knew it was babies she wanted…
Have we all gone mad?
Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art Thou amongst women,
and blessed is the Fruit of Thy womb,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Also, for my father’s soul, as he is a Catholic who became the toy of fools and thinks he lost his faith when it is still very much there, he only runs from it, thinking himself wise, fooled by intellectuals. And even at 81, and with brain damage from a stroke, he remains an influential intellectual whose letters are frequently published in a local newspaper. For his reconversion to the faith. He is pro-abortion.
Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.