PopeWatch: Apostasy

Father John Hunwicke reminds us of these prophetic words of Pope Paul VI three decades ago:


In 1977, Blessed Paul VI, on the sixtieth anniversary of the last Fatima Apparition, said this: “The tail of the Devil is functioning in the disintegration of the Catholic world. The darkness of Satan has entered and spread throughout the Catholic Church, even to its summit. Apostasy, the loss of the Faith, is spreading throughout the world and into the highest levels within the Church”.

I know some of you chaps out there sometimes feel a bit dubious about Blessed Papa Montini, but, really, faced with words of such prophetic discernment, how can you maintain your reservations? Come on!

By the way: have you yet read Cardinal Burke‘s very fine Buckfast Address on …  Apostasy? If not, you jolly well ought to get on with it …

Apostasy is a word we ought to be more willing to do business with. The beginning of the Catholic Revival in the Church of England is commonly dated to 1833, when  blessed John Keble preached a sermon on “National Apostasy“! Very Patrimonial! Immensely Prophetic!


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  1. “Papa Montini” knew what he was talking about when he wrote HUMANAE VITAE. Unless human sexuality is viewed through the virtue of chastity, the marital act is nothing more than an exercise in futility, if not worse.
    Apostasy: the denigration of all that is holy. “You are men sacred to me, for I, the Lord am sacred.”

  2. Before the end, we pray.
    We fast. We prepare.
    Our lives might be asked of us as they were from martyrs past.
    Viva Cristo Rey!

  3. Yes, the Lord wins. But how many souls will be lost due the Apostasy at all levels of the Church including at the highest levels.

  4. There are those who know and speak the truth but do not have the courage of their convictions, e.g., Pope Paul VI.
    Then there are those who speak lies and confusion with vigor, e.g., Pope Francis.

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