This is an interesting piece from Peter Mirus at Catholic Culture. There is reason for optimism, not only because we've read the end of the book, as Fr. Neuhaus said yesterday on C-SPAN, but because (as I have long said, too) the culture war is one of attrition:
[I]f you are relatively young right now, your children will be living in a more conservative America than you do, and your grandchildren will really start to see the rewards in increased common sense, decency, and family values.
Today, legislation isn’t the answer. But it turns out that you can fight pornographic SPAM, and other social ills, simply by being a faithful, fertile Catholic.