Yes. What is up with Germany? To be honest I can't even read articles like this anymore. I know it is happening and each new outrage deepens the bruise on my heart and worst of all the Heart of the Church. I am trying to fall back on St Paul's advice to think on all things good and true and beautiful ("whatever be true brothers--whatever be good..."). This isn't the same as putting our heads in the sand. It means focusing our gaze upon Christ and things above. There are so many layers to this suffering. The blows raining down on Jesus Himself and the agony He endures for our salvation in the Eternal Now-- for surely this time of judas like betrayal was clear to Him in the Garden of Gethsemane. I can't besr to add even one crumb to that betrayal but like Peter I want to draw my sword and cut off their ears. Stop up their mouths! But I musnt. So I am going to walk with Jesus through this terrible Golgotha as best I can. So sinfully and so weakly it makes me sick--I wish I could be St John or St magdalen or Veronica but the darker it gets the harder I struggle. Just clinging to the hem of Mother Mary's garment. That's me. So now I am off to my Holy Hour weather permitting and the I HOPE if ice doesn't scupper me I will get to Confession. It has been two weeks and believe me in my spiritual life that us too long. Sigh.