Here’s a hopeful sign:
Praise God a million times. I watched the Church Channel while on vacation in North Carolina and was horrified by the overt and outright anti-Catholicism on some of the programs. Like the Methodist minister who was in St. Peter’s square, blowing a ram’s horn (what was that about?), telling vile lies about the church and claiming that the “Vatican police” didn’t like the truth and so grabbed him forcefully and threw him off the grounds (but the camera somehow didn’t catch that part.)
blowing a ram’s horn (what was that about?)
Probably a reference to Joel 2:1 or maybe the shofar of, for example, Exodus 19:6. Evangelical Protestants get their histrionic theatricals almost exclusively from the Old Testament.
It’s from Revelation 11:15, it’s the Seventh Trumpet. Jewish tradition is that the shofar is the thing on earth that sounds most like God’s voice.
Shofar, sho good!