These are good questions. If history is any indication, it is far easier to take the path of least resistance as the beacon of truth dims. In the mid-sixteenth century, virtually all the bishops of England submitted to Henry VII. Only a handful of prelates, Carthusians, and Thomas More stood firm. The others, out of self love or love of country, took the easier route. Think of the Arian heresy of the 4th century. There were not many Athanasius defenders out there. If you chose to, it meant persecution and exile. How would I respond if standing for the truth meant the direct persecution of my family? I cannot make any absolute promises. I have yet to be put to the test. Lord have mercy. Give courage to leaders within the Church to be more vocal. But first, give me the grace to be both prudent and courageous in a way that conforms to my calling. Safe in the Barque of Peter!