In this last week, Russia illegally annexed more of Ukraine and Putin threatened to use limited nuclear weapons in these regions. This could, of course, escalate into full-blown, world-wide nuclear war. What’s more, North Korea just launched a missile over Japan, as, not only Japan, but South Korea, are now on “high-alert,” and the U.S. has moved an aircraft carrier into the region. And all sides are responding to this high-stakes, geo-political chess match in conventional ways. Akin to, in essence, “…re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic.” In 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to some children at Fatima and told them that if mankind did not stop “offending God,” there would be a 2nd World War as a “punishment” for man’s sins. Why would that formula be any different today? What’s more, mankind’s sins are tremendously more egregious today (abortion, gender fluidity, media entertainment that’s off the charts sinful, trashing God’s environment… to name just a few). No, if we want the specter of war to stop, we have to stop doing the stuff that “offends God.” And it wouldn’t take a moral theology rocket scientist to figure out the things I’ve listed, and much more, is what is offending God. And as president, I’d say the exact same thing from the White House.