This country is crying out for leadership, on both political and religious levels. America is in desperate need of a revival. It's during these dark days when the Catholic Church should rise to meet the challenge. Yet it remains too tangled in its own web of deception and institutional cover-ups to offer any credible, moral leadership.

We stand in the midst of questionable times. Doubt creeps and lurks all around us. The great economic and political revivals of the 18th and 19th centuries contained powerful spiritual revivals such as the Second Great Awakening. We need such a revival. Our very souls cry out for such an awakening. The Catholic Church should take up that mantle, but first it must get right with its Maker.