By Dr. Kelly Bowring
“In this supreme moment of the need of the Church,
those who should speak
will fall silent.”
― Prophecy of Our Lady of Good Success
to Venerable Mother Mariana in 1611,
speaking about the “reign of Satan”
that Our Lady said would occur around the end of the 20th Century,
culminating finally with “a dark night” that the Church will suffer
when it will “lack a Prelate and Father to guide it”.
(Two Hearts Press LLC – February 3, 2016) As a Catholic theologian, again I am compelled to point out that it is apparent to many faithful Catholics today, and more and more so as the past 3 years have progressed, that some of Pope Francis’ actions and teachings have raised legitimate and serious concerns. It is becoming apparent that a war is brewing between Truth and lies, as the past two synods have shown us that many in the highest echelons of the Church (Kasper, Marx, Cupich) are deserting the Faith by following false doctrines and trying to lead others into spiritual darkness. Today we have indeed arrived at “the supreme moment of the greatest need of the Church”. And so to the Catholic world who can hear me today, I say to you, this is the moment not to fall silent. This is the moment for you to speak up!
“Before Christ’s second coming
the Church must pass through a final trial
that will shake the faith of many believers…
in the form of a religious deception
which will be one of apostasy.”
― Catechism of the Catholic Church #675
Is speaking up concerns about the Pope a form of detraction? Really!? No, in fact, this could not be farther from the truth. Instead, silence is the enemy here. The Pope is a public religious leader engaging in almost 3 years of leadership that many believe has led to confusion, error, and division. The Pope seems to be on an unhindered course to change the Church forever, one that may (intended or not) destroy her. And so no matter what his agenda is, we must continue to swear allegiance to the one true Word of God and now speak up for Christ and His divine truths.