Regulars here know I don't follow the standard of most blogs by posting my own thoughts. Eventually that might change, but as for now there are too many more interesting posts from much more knowledgeable people than I to spend your time reading.
There are however, exceptions to every rule.
Yesterday Michael Voris was in Toronto for a conference on the New Evangelization. He gave three talks on the subject, three musical groups entertained, we had a nice lunch, there were various groups with presentation tables and a good deal of networking was done. The event was organized by Catholic Chapter House. I didn't think to do a head count, but it was somewhere between the original twelve at Pentecost and the current 1.2 billion baptized Catholics - most of whom weren't at Mass today.
I heard a university student describe his high school religion class as like a vaccine: a vaccine is a small amount of a disease, watered down and injected into a person who then becomes immune to it. The same thing is happening in our schools today. That's one reason why Mass attendance is approximately 25% or lower while many of them don't know why they're there. While I don't condone it, I sometimes understand their absence.
No inconvenience or expense we can endure comes close to the Sacrifice on the Cross. You may even have to take a principled stand and leave your current employer. As Voris said, what's the worse thing anyone can do to you? Kill you. Big deal. We're all going to die anyway. What happens after that is what's really important.
Thought #11 Perspective. The Church is in another crisis; this one more subversive and sinister. There is no figure head like Arius or Luther; destruction is done behind the scenes. During times of struggle there are more opportunities for sainthood. We are called to be saints. The Church Militant wasn't a paradise prior to Vatican II, if it was our Lady wouldn't have kept appearing to poor children. No one knows the faith as well as they could. Make the time, strive for sainthood, defend the faith. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Do or do not - there is no 'try' (Yoda).