Saturday, April 25, 2009
The Great Influenza
Having not been up to much blogging for a while, I'm re-starting with a really gloomy one (got to keep the folks at home happy!). Some truly extraordinary things have happened in the last few weeks: the scandalous (in the Scriptural sense of the word) story of Georgetown covering the Holy Name and other Catholic 'symbols,' at the express request of the White House for the speech by Felsenburgh. Then Secretary of State Clinton's terrifying remarks about Margaret Sanger and the Felsenburgh Administration's policy of reversing pro-life laws all over the world. It has always surprised me that people who believe in a God of justice do not believe for one minute that we will ever be punished for the genocide of abortion. Health officials have been predicting for many years that it is only a matter of time before there is another world flu pandemic, on the scale of the 1918 pandemic, or even worse. That pandemic began in Kansas, and was incubated in pigs. John Barry's magisterial history of that period, 'The Great Influenza,' estimates that the 1918 pandemic killed between 50 - 100 million people in the world. God does not send evil - but He may allow this evil for a greater good. Watch your news tonight.