Why the belief that will, word, and image make the world? Recent events—not just recent months but the past several years—confirm that our rulers have lost touch with reality. What else can explain their sudden insistence that a man becomes a woman by saying so? As Catholics, we stand for a world ordered by something other than billionaires and bureaucrats, and that is becoming intolerable. We may be tempted to avoid trouble by compromise, but that won’t help since the demands increase without limit and the system demands victims.