2001 October/Editorial

Dear Friends and Benefactors,

With the recent events in the United States we will be aware that the stability of any nation is at best a very temporal thing. Indeed it is the duly of any nation to provide as best it can for the temporal welfare of its citizens- just as it is the duty of the Catholic Church to provide for the eternal welfare of its citizens. Now as stability goes, have we not witnessed in the Church these past nearly 40 years the upheaval of the most necessary society on earth, the Catholic Church. Yet through this very upheaval many great goods have come to pass, such as the rediscovery on the part of many Catholics the very preciousness of our Catholic Faith and culture. Yet as the enemies of nations do not give up easily, so the enemies of the Church continue to press us. We must not lose heart however because we have God on our side. If God is with us who can be against us. Besides we have recourse to the Most Pure Hearts of Jesus and Mary. In particular we have the best examples in the power of Our Lady to defend nations as well as individuals. If today there are no nations who would ask her protection there are nevertheless the basic foundations of every nation who do ask her protection and that is the family. If you are praying the family Rosary daily, one cannot but have the greatest confidence m her Holy and Immaculate Heart. Pray then with love and perseverance.

In Jesus and Mary,

Fr. L. Gerspacher