No doubt about it, these are very difficult times. There have been a number of Catholic prophecies that have mentioned that the present age is a very challenging one. For instance, our Lady of Fatima appeared in 1917 to tell us that God was very much offended by how we were living, and that the fashions we were wearing were not to His likinig. Things since then have only gotten worse.
I realize that not everyone who reads this blog is Catholic. However, what happened at Fatima was a public miracle witnessed by about 70,000, and reported in newspapers throughout the world. On October 13, 1917, a crowd of people had gathered in Portugal because three children had been receiving visits from Mary, the Mother of God. She had promised that something spectacular would happen, which is why so many people had gathered in a particular field. Much to their horror, the sun seemed to break away from it's regular orbit, and appeared to move in a zig-zag motion in the sky. They could see a trail of rainbows left by the "dancing" sun. (If you want to read more about it, just Google "Fatima Miracle of the Sun.")
Anyway, we are living in times in which all social order has broken down. There is no peace anywhere in the world, and we don't always find it at church either. Given the crisis in the Church and in the world as well, this isn't too surprising.
One thing to remember is that God created us to live in these times. We have to stay faithful, no matter what.