“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the Church has done so often in human history.” — Francis Cardinal George

I had been looking forward to penning a reflection on directions Catholics should take in light of a Trump victory. As it turns out, I was hoping in vain, and now, it is not an exaggeration to suggest that we may not know the real results for months, due to massive voter fraud across the board, although Biden has (duiously) been declared the winner.

How, you ask, can this happen in the cradle of modern democracy? John Paul II referred to this phenomenon as the mysterium iniquitatis—the “mystery of iniquity.” Our Lord Himself observed that “the sons of this world are wiser in their own generation than the sons of light.” How else does one explain that someone can go to sleep on Tuesday night with all the battleground states in the Trump corner, only to wake up on Wednesday morning to find they had all miraculously switched columns?

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