First, here's the video from today's Vortex. Click here if you cannot see embedded video.
The report from the Cardinal Newman Society that Voris mentioned can be read here - and please do read it in its entirety. Voris also addresses the bizarre statements of Archbishop Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster in England in his support of gay "civil unions". One can read more from Father Malloy's blog and from Catholic News Agency. Lest anyone forget, I call to the remembrance of all that five years ago, during an interview on Wolf Blitzer's "Situation Room", Cardinal McCarrick, then the archbisop of Washington, also voiced his support of gay "civil unions". Here is the transcript of the interview.
On another note, there are hopeful signs. I don't believe the Church in the West is on its way out - at least not yet. Here is a post on Bishop Sample of Marquette MI who laments the lousy catechesis that many of us received in the wake of Vatican II and his priority on remedying the situation. This is the same bishop who informed dissident Bishop Gumbleton that he did not have pemission to come into his (Sample's) diocese to give a talk. Here's another of Father Michael Taylor of Corpus Christi TX who is restoring the boys-only tradition for altar servers. These are only two examples of some bright lights starting to shine. Let us pray for more and support them.