Catholic in Brooklyn provides a basic overview of why this probably will not be a happy new year. The outlook appears to be bleak, indeed, for Christendom. There is much to be hopeful for, though, in that this is the Year of Faith – a call to participate in the New Evangelization.
“…They called the church together and reported what God had done with them and how he had opened the door of faith…”(Acts 14:27).
The Church began as a tiny mustard seed, but has grown to 1.6 billion members. It is not so bleak for us, perhaps, as it was for the early Church facing the whole world. For many, it will not be a happy new year…but there is redemption in suffering.