What is God doing in the Church Crisis?
When the sex abuse scandals first came to light two decades ago and the bishops met and made some policies to protect minors, I predicted that God was not finished purging the Church of abusive clergy. The bishops did too little. There are other kinds of abuses and all are terribly sinful. In this episode, I share how I’ve dealt with abusive priests. While this exposes more about the crisis of sin, it also shows the power of prayer for stopping abuses. By asking, “What is God doing in the Church Crisis?” we find the divine purpose that each of us are called to embrace.
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Jesus vs. Demons in the Vatican
God’s plan to deal with evil in the Church is revealed in
The Decree in the Apostolate of the Laity
It was a prophetic message, given in the 1960s — more true today than when it was originally written. “The Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity” from Vatican Council II, says, “Since in our own times new problems are arising and very serious errors are circulating which undermine the foundations of religion” (so obvious now in the Church), “the moral order” (increasing the immorality of so many priests), and human society itself…” the lay faithful have a very important apostolate of renewing the Church from within.
God wants us to rely on him for guidance, not on our priests, not even on our pope. We are in an evil age, but we are also in the the Age of the Holy Spirit, which began when Jesus sent the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. The Holy Spirit makes very clear what the truth is – through Scripture and through the Church documents that have accumulated since the first Apostles. But we have not been learning the Church documents. So now we need to do some catching up. God is using the papacy of Pope Francis to get us all fired up so that he can set us loose upon the world — a world that the devil has infected so thoroughly that our mission has become extremely important.
You can read the entire decree on the Vatican website.
Part 4: Introducing the Rosary Walkathon
Part 5: The Apostolate of the Rosary Walkathon
In this final episode in the series on the Apostolate of the Laity, Terry Modica invites you to the Apostolate of the Rosary Walkathon, which is based on her personal experience helping a parish that was suffering from an abusive priest. It was very effective.
All forms of abuses are evil and inspired by demons. The Blessed Mother has said many, many times in apparitions around the world that we must pray the Rosary for the defeat of evil. She’s warned us again and again that if we don’t live holy lives and pray for the defeat of evil, terrible things will happen, very terrible.
To learn more about the Apostolate of the Rosary Walkathon and to download the packet mentioned in this episode, go to https://wordbytes.org/church-crisis/rosary-walkathon/.