On this Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, an earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand — causing significant casualities and damage, including to the Catholic and Anglican Cathedrals there.

Upheaval is spreading to capitals throughout the Middle East, and State capitals in the United States.

As always, it’s important for Catholics to be steady, living truthful lives — avoiding sin and serving others, keeping in mind that while some things are in “flux,” others are unchanging.

“The man who holds out to the end, however, is the one who will see salvation.” Mt 24:13