Everything depends on the unforseeable ways of God and his secret graces, together with human liberty, comprised as it is in his eternal plan. What is certain is that the Church will emerge from this crises wonderfully purified; error will not have got the better of her. —Jacques Maritain, The Peasant of the Garrone, 1966
True then, and true now. For as the Psalmist reminds us,
For the LORD will not forsake his people,
nor abandon his inheritance.
Judgment shall again be just,