Go read the piece at Crisis: Has Christianity Become a Coward’s Religion?
In such times it is right to wonder whether Christianity really has become a religion filled with cowards. Christianity is not a coward’s religion, for its truth is hard, demanding self-denial and sacrifice in the face of earthly temptations out of simple love. Our brethren in the Middle East have shown us that some people of God remain able and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their faith. But things seem different in the (formerly) more peaceful West. What, then, is to become of Christianity in the West? If only cowards are left among Christians in the West, then here at least Christianity will cease to exist. Not completely, of course, for the truth never dies. But it could well die among a given people at a given time, becoming the faith only of a remnant with no public voice.
Our Lord promised that the Church would endure to the end and that Hell would not prevail.
He didn’t promise that Hell wouldn’t prevail in these United States.
Beware, friends, the Olympian Middle. We need a hard-identity Catholicism in these challenging times.