Just trying to think of other things for a bit.
I read Anthony Esolen's latest over at Crisis before I noticed it was circulating around the 'net a lot. It is typical Esolen- well written, strongly worded and all that. In it he categorizes Catholics who are looking forward to the institutionalized persecution of the Church into four: Persecutor, Quisling, Avenger and Soldier. I thought some of these groups could be subdivided, or perhaps a few more added, but what of it? Those were his categories, and as I read I found myself mentally ticking off some people I know and tossing them into his boxes. I imagine many would be offended at where I tossed them. Everyone thinks themself to be a soldier. Not everyone is.
Professor Esolen ends his article with a typically strident call to action: "May God grant us the grace to be Soldiers—all of us, now. The war is here." And it is on the final words that I wish to comment: My dear professor, this is nothing new. The war has always been here, and it shall always be here.