St. Augustine wrote about the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ:
The Devil exulted when Christ died, and by that very death of Christ the Devil was overcome: he took food, as it were, from a trap. He gloated over the death as if he were appointed a deputy of death; that in which he rejoiced became a prison for him. The cross of the Lord became a trap for the Devil; the death of the Lord was the food by which he was ensnared. And behold, our Lord Jesus Christ rose again. Where is the death which hung upon the cross? Where is the reviling of the Jews? Where is the pride and haughtiness of those who shook their heads before the cross saying: “If he is the Son of God let him come down from the cross.’” But He did more than they demanded in their revilings, for it is greater to rise from the tomb than to come down from the cross.—Sermons on the Liturgical Seasons 1
Whatever religion most of the hierarchy is teaching is not traditional Catholicism, meaning it’s not Catholicism. How could there be a greater Church crisis than Catholic clergy not teaching Catholicism? I wish with all of my heart none of this were happening, but God is allowing it for more than just reasons of punishment, I believe. For example, many of my readers know of the Catholic mystics who have prophesied “The Great Monarch” and “The Great Pope.” But, did you know that they are prophesied to rule over “The Great Council”? Some medieval saints said that this “Great Council” (as seen in this book) would define more doctrines and hammer-out more heresies than any previous dogmatic council.
We are clearly ripe for that now in Church history. That ancient prophesy coordinates perfectly to the fact that Pope St. Pius X once warned over one hundred years ago that we would soon be facing “the synthesis of all heresies.” Even a few of the clergy in his time were becoming enthralled with liberalism. But now, of course, the international clergy have almost fully-espoused this “synthesis of all heresies.”
Of course, I hope Jesus will return before soon. With nuclear war looming, we must be ready for what Our Lady of Akita warned in 1973 would be “fire falling from the sky.” But even nuclear war may not be the signal of the end of the world. If only a few million Catholics survived a nuclear holocaust (or all heretics were wiped out by the vaccine they so-loved) then we would be primed for a “great reset” in the Catholic Church. (Not that I want anyone dying what Sarda asserted was the mortal sin of “liberalism.”) But we would be primed for “the Great Pope” to definitively end the heresy of modernism with his prophesied “the Great Council” if liberals self-destruct, as it seems they’re trying to do in both Church and State. (This is not a tough-guy exaggeration of mine when you consider that “Catholic President” Biden recently declared he will not negotiate with Putin.)
Nuclear war aside and “the Great Council” aside, we see that already many unlikely Catholics have entered traditional Catholicism, despite not having been raised a traditional Catholic. I’m one example of that: A good chunk of my research was due precisely to the madness in the hierarchy that I barely started to see even in seminary. Now, it is full-blown of course. If you can’t see what’s happening in the Catholic Church by now, you have either apathy or laziness or ignorance or willful-blindness or worst yet—complicity in what Pope Pius XII said could become the “suicide of altering the faith.”
Look again at the words of St. Augustine: The Devil exulted when Christ died, and by that very death of Christ the Devil was overcome: he took food, as it were, from a trap. He gloated over the death as if he were appointed a deputy of death; that in which he rejoiced became a prison for him. The cross of the Lord became a trap for the Devil; the death of the Lord was the food by which he was ensnared. And behold, our Lord Jesus Christ rose again.
Instead of applying the above words to the death of Christ, what if you applied them to the apparent-death of the Catholic Church? Of course I am not doubting the indefectibility of the Catholic Church. I am simply pointing out what many mystics have already said, namely, that the Bride must follow her Divine bridegroom to death (and presumably a resurrection.) Already, a resurgence of tradition may actually indicate that God has sprung Satan’s mousetrap of modernism on himself. Even people at the top must be shocked how the Traditional Latin Mass is growing despite every one of their infernal attempts to squash it out. But I don’t think they see that what AB. Viganò calls “the parallel Church” is only separating itself from the true Catholic Church. As I’ve said before, the current Vatican regime thinks they are destroying traditional Catholicism, but they are actually only destroying the hermeneutic of continuity. Not gonna shed any tears.
What seemed like Satan’s greatest triumph over the Church in the past one hundred years has already been met with more people searching on the internet doctrinal questions and liturgical questions than if the hierarchy had stayed status quo from the 1950s onwards. Don’t get me wrong, I wish we were not watching before our eyes what the Third Secret of Fatima probably declared was “the apostasy from the top down.” But in this apparent-death of traditional Catholicism, the devil is already overcome as in his own trap. We might be witnessing in this very set of dark events the evil in the sacraments prophesied by Our Lady of Good Success over five hundred years ago.
But she also said this would be followed by “the complete restoration” of the Catholic Church.