I wonder if Michael Brown has been lurking on the forums again? The headline on SpiritDaily yesterday asked, “With God Removed from So Much in U.S., is American Dream Turning into a Nightmare?” http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/why-are-so-many-horrible-things-happening-to-america-all-of-a-sudden Padraig, I love your description of the Army of Mary – prayerful, Eucharistic, faithful to the teaching of the Church, devotional. I would add one other thing Blessed Mother asks of us, as in this message from Our Lady in Medjugorje, May 25, 2009: Dear children, In this time, I call you all to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit upon every baptized creature, so that the Holy Spirit may renew you all and lead you on the way of witnessing your faith – you and all those who are far from God and his love. I am with you and intercede for you before the Most High. Thank you for having responded to my call. She asks us to witness our faith. I don’t want to hijack your thread, so I’ll continue with this thought in the “Healthy Perspective” thread.